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post #1831 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

Seriously , This headphone is the one I'll never sell. it's not the perfect headphone but it does many things soooo good and it mixes opposite virtues. A perfect compliment for my HD800.
What I find impressive is you get all this quality performance and it still folds down to a neat size for carrying
post #1832 of 2064
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 


Thanks guys. :beerchug: I will post my impressions once I have them. Maybe photos too. I've had quite a number of closedbacks over the past year or two. I've actually audtioned the Sig Pros a couple of times. Can't wait to have them finally home so I can really enjoy them and figure them out. They sounded amazing when I heard them at Audio Shops. They're to arrive on Friday along with the K812.


Congrats M-13. Hope you enjoy them both.

 

Keep us posted.

post #1833 of 2064

So got these on Monday and I've been enjoying them at work, but not as much at home because of the K812. My initial reaction was kind of "meh". The very bottom octave sounded a bit rolled off, and the mid-bass hump sounded a bit muddy compared to something totally flat like the Spirit Pro. The highs sort of sounded borderline sibillant too, although not quite. So I started burning them in and they sound better today, better extension in the bass and tamer highs but still not quite neutral (close though?).

 

I'm wondering what everyone's experience with burn-in with these are?

 

I do have to say though they sound "refined" and the resolution is pretty nice and up there. Right now they sound like they're worth about $600 to me. I hope that improves a bit. The build and comfort is very nice though and the leather is very nice indeed as well. I have trouble understand why not all headphone manufacters can't build a headphone this comfortable / portable. Is it really that hard?

 

*Also my serial number seems kind of low for a 2 year old headphone. It's in the 1600s. Does this sound about right or did I get really old stock?

 


Edited by M-13 - 2/12/14 at 1:53pm
post #1834 of 2064
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

So got these on Monday and I've been enjoying them at work, but not as much at home because of the K812. My initial reaction was kind of "meh". The very bottom octave sounded a bit rolled off, and the mid-bass hump sounded a bit muddy compared to something totally flat like the Spirit Pro. The highs sort of sounded borderline sibillant too, although not quite. So I started burning them in and they sound better today, better extension in the bass and tamer highs but still not quite neutral (close though?).



 



I'm wondering what everyone's experience with burn-in with these are?



 



I do have to say though they sound "refined" and the resolution is pretty nice and up there. Right now they sound like they're worth about $600 to me. I hope that improves a bit. The build and comfort is very nice though and the leather is very nice indeed as well. I have trouble understand why not all headphone manufacters can't build a headphone this comfortable / portable. Is it really that hard?



 



*Also my serial number seems kind of low for a 2 year old headphone. It's in the 1600s. Does this sound about right or did I get really old stock?



 




 



Ultrasones are notorious for taking taking time to break in.
post #1835 of 2064

Give them some time to burn in.  Agreed that they may look like a $600 headphone but sound like one?....give it some time.  The K812 sounds like a promising hp but don't let the Sig Pro's utilitarian, portable look fool you they can easily hold there own against your other new toy :beerchug:  The Sig Pro offers a real intimate presentation overall, not a dark headphone but on the neutral / warm side of things.  Compared to probably the countless hours you've been using the K812 lately they may not sound as airy or share the same soundstage presentation.

 

As far as serial #s go yours sound about right.  I grabbed mine on first release and they are #241 approx 2 years ago.

 

Enjoy them.


Edited by Mortalcoil - 2/12/14 at 10:15pm
post #1836 of 2064
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Give them some time to burn in.  Agreed that they may look like a $600 headphone but sound like one?....give it some time.  The K812 sounds like a promising hp but don't let the Sig Pro's utilitarian, portable look fool you they can easily hold there own against your other new toy :beerchug:  The Sig Pro offers a real intimate presentation overall, not a dark headphone but on the neutral / warm side of things.  Compared to probably the countless hours you've been using the K812 lately they may not sound as airy or share the same soundstage presentation.

 

As far as serial #s go yours sound about right.  I grabbed mine on first release and they are #241 approx 2 years ago.

 

Enjoy them.


Thanks Mortalcoil. I will give them the patience and LOVE they deserve. :beerchug: I don't expect them to sound as open or airy as the K812 since they're closed. They certainly sound very promising and I can't wait to get them fully burned in and also have my mind acclimated to their sound.

 

I will report back in a week or two if my opinion changes. BTW, I think S-logic Plus does work for me, which is cool.

post #1837 of 2064

Good stuff M-13 look forward to hearing about it.

 

We may make a believer out of you yet ....lol.

 

Cheers.

post #1838 of 2064

@M-13 : I think it's hard to live two honeymoon simultaneously . Enjoy your K812 but don't judge your Ultrasone too quickly. Moreover there's less crowd here to congratulate your for your purchase than in the K812 thread. :D

 

I bought mine used so I can't tell you anything about SP burn in but I noticed burn in effect for my previous HFI-2400 and I remember I needed a few days to be used to my SP . 

 

For the sound signature. SP is overally balanced but keeps Ultrasone home sound . A bit bassy , with a bit recessed mids and a bit forward treble. SP is the most moderate representative of the family but still keeps the genes. SP don't offer imo the most refined experience (despite its Hig level of resolution) but its strong point is the way the Signature pro immerses us in the music. When I listen to music , it seems i sit besides the sound engineer  ou directly in the studio with musicians. I'm really fan of this feeling.  I never met this with any other headphone I owned or tried.

 

 

That said, I loaned my SP many times and some people felt in love with it and some other people hated it. 

 

I bought the Signature pro more than a year ago and it is still at home although I purchased and sold many well considered competitors and I really could live with this only headphone without a doubt.  Surely the HD800 is better but my Sig pro is sometimes better for some tracks or genre and much more easy to use on the go. For example, this Album :

 

 

sounds far better with my SP than with my HD800.

 

I'm very surprised that headphone is so underknown. From what I read here or there, it's the one of the better measured Ultrasone too. Not much distorsion, extended bass and highs , overally balanced tone . See Innerfidelity measurements . That's quite good.


Edited by Sorrodje - 2/12/14 at 11:47pm
post #1839 of 2064

I feel your passion guys. :atsmile: Haha. So tonight I'm listened to the Sig Pro nonstop. The K812 is pissed because I've neglected her for a few hours now.

 

I'm listening to World's Greatest by R Kelly (FLAC) right now and it sounds amazing. Great resolution and balanced sound.

 

I will give these babies plenty of time and love to prove themselves to me. It's already quite impressive.

post #1840 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

I'm very surprised that headphone is so underknown. From what I read here or there, it's the one of the better measured Ultrasone too. Not much distorsion, extended bass and highs , overally balanced tone . See Innerfidelity measurements . That's quite good.

I like my SigPro very much too despite its occasional comfort issue. Does the Ultrasone Ed. 8 compare well with the SigPro sonically?

post #1841 of 2064
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Originally Posted by eron View Post
 

I like my SigPro very much too despite its occasional comfort issue. Does the Ultrasone Ed. 8 compare well with the SigPro sonically?

 

Ed8 is a bit more refined (overally less thick and meaty ) but more V-shaped with more mid bass hump, more recessed mids and harsher trebles. I preferred my Sig pro. Isolation is on par ans comfort is maybe a bit better with ed8 but I've not any problem with Sig pro comfort ;)  . I'm more fan of the raw and utilitarian look of the  sig pro than the luxurious and shiny appearence of ed8 . Matter of preference ;). 

 

SP is the only headphone I tried that mixes Thick sound and high level of Resolution and energy and overally balanced signature. Very exciting for people who like headbanging headphones but who are not bassheads.  For example the TH900 I tried offer definitely a better SQ . No doubt. but TH900 leaks like an open can , don't isolate much and offer too much bass & too much treble for my tastes . 

 

The Ultrasone Signature pro is the best for nothing but it does a wonderful compromise of opposites virtues : Thick but detailed, energetic but balanced , isolating but with acceptable soundstage ...

 

It's an hi-end utilitarian Headphone . That's what i appreciate a lot.

post #1842 of 2064
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

So got these on Monday and I've been enjoying them at work, but not as much at home because of the K812. My initial reaction was kind of "meh". The very bottom octave sounded a bit rolled off, and the mid-bass hump sounded a bit muddy compared to something totally flat like the Spirit Pro. The highs sort of sounded borderline sibillant too, although not quite. So I started burning them in and they sound better today, better extension in the bass and tamer highs but still not quite neutral (close though?).

 

I'm wondering what everyone's experience with burn-in with these are?

 

I do have to say though they sound "refined" and the resolution is pretty nice and up there. Right now they sound like they're worth about $600 to me. I hope that improves a bit. The build and comfort is very nice though and the leather is very nice indeed as well. I have trouble understand why not all headphone manufacters can't build a headphone this comfortable / portable. Is it really that hard?

 

*Also my serial number seems kind of low for a 2 year old headphone. It's in the 1600s. Does this sound about right or did I get really old stock?

 

mine continued to improve for the first month with daily listening of about two hours...

 

never looked at the serial number, but you've made me curious...

post #1843 of 2064

My S/N is #00594.  Bought new by the first owner about two years ago.  

post #1844 of 2064
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My S/N is #00594.  Bought new by the first owner about two years ago.  

My S/N is #01539, bought new October 2013.

post #1845 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

My S/N is #00594.  Bought new by the first owner about two years ago.  

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My S/N is #01539, bought new October 2013.


Ah, thanks guys. So mine being in the 1600s is perfectly in line with the chronology I guess.

Wow... I feel like I'm in a very elite/small club of brothers. Haha :beerchug:

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