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post #61 of 2064

It's kind of surrealistic, but there's actually an informal Head-Fi posse actively engaged in a Monty-Pythonesque holy war against Ultrasone. With connivance from moderators, they go about their business like mojo-less Austin Powers clones, a mini army of Mini-Me(s), obsessively spamming every thread they can find with doomsday lunacies against Dr. Evil's secret identical twin half-brother, their true arch-nemesis, Herr Doktor Ultrasone.

 

Even more importantly, traveling back and forth in either H. G. Wells' or Dr. Evil's time-machine (I have yet to ascertain the facts on this issue), they have the unique ability to pass judgement on headphones that no one else has had a chance to audition yet. Soon they're going to come up with the local Fat-Bastard's own set of freshly-squeezed measurements, proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Signature PRO is not really truly flat above 48 kHz!

In the meantime, I hope this post will be spared the moderators' selectively sharp set of Samurai kitchen knives. And if so, I'll be eagerly looking forward to real impressions of the Signature PRO...
 

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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

Ultrasone is more full of audiophoolery babble than any "high end" headphone brand. [...] They represent everything reprehensible in the hi-fi audio industry and it behooves those of us with a conscience to let that be known to potential buyers so they can make informed purchases.  

 

[...] Ultrasone has made uniformly bad headphones, albeit ones that may cater to certain people's listening tastes.

 

Head-fi is like a general religion forum.  As a Protestant, you try to persuade them towards your brand of Christianity and away from the others because that's how you find salvation or waldo or whatever.  It would have been apt if all the Ultrasone haters spammed the appreciation threads [...]

 

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Originally Posted by audiogamma View Post

 

This is essentially a "fanboy" thread along the same vein as an appreciation thread. "All of the Ultrasone haters..." I don't get the quantitative distinction. All? I am sure some have been left out, are busy burning ED9s in effigy, or are sleeping with their HD650s.

 

I feel it needs to be repeated -- if you don't like Ultrasone, what are you doing in this thread? [...]

 

 


Edited by Arnaldo - 11/2/11 at 4:47am
post #62 of 2064

Yes, everyone is conspiring against you. Sure did expose the vicious moderators there.

 

Dr. Evil had a time machine? I thought he just froze himself down…

post #63 of 2064

I have nothing against Ultrasone, I really want to try a pair. These are just ugly though. 1980s design here, in a bad way.

post #64 of 2064

Ultrasones are fine. At least they measure better, feel better, and are built better than competitively priced Grados. I don't really understand Radio_head's criticisms about the PRO-900's value. I bought them and while I returned them after a few days, I still thought they were a good deal at $350. They are definitely not half as bad as Denon D7000s for being half the price. They probably were at about 80% of the D7000's performance.

 

Also, I've always liked the cheaper Ultrasones, ie HFI-580 and PRO-550. They're excellent performers for the price. I also fully welcome more closed headphone options. Open headphones are ridiculously impractical in most situations. Half the time you might as well use speakers which is why my Stax are only worn probably once weekly while my Audio Techs get almost daily use.

post #65 of 2064

Wow, finally another Pro 550 fan! Seems like these are the bastard sons of Ultrasone.  

 


 

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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

Ultrasones are fine. At least they measure better, feel better, and are built better than competitively priced Grados. I don't really understand Radio_head's criticisms about the PRO-900's value. I bought them and while I returned them after a few days, I still thought they were a good deal at $350. They are definitely not half as bad as Denon D7000s for being half the price. They probably were at about 80% of the D7000's performance.

 

Also, I've always liked the cheaper Ultrasones, ie HFI-580 and PRO-550. They're excellent performers for the price. I also fully welcome more closed headphone options. Open headphones are ridiculously impractical in most situations. Half the time you might as well use speakers which is why my Stax are only worn probably once weekly while my Audio Techs get almost daily use.



 

post #66 of 2064
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Originally Posted by limpidglitch View Post

Yes, everyone is conspiring against you. Sure did expose the vicious moderators there.

 

Dr. Evil had a time machine? I thought he just froze himself down…



people tend to follow the opinion's of moderators like the word of god with out question. I see what he's saying, but I feel he could have represented him self better.

post #67 of 2064

So did anybody listen to these anywhere? Would really like some impressions...

post #68 of 2064

Yeah, whatever to you guys' petty bickering.  It's just stupid.
 

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Originally Posted by TehJam View Post

So did anybody listen to these anywhere? Would really like some impressions...


This is what I'm talking about.  Or do we have a release date, or semi-official pricing rumors yet?

 

Also, these things look comfortable as HELL.

 

edit: WHOAH@#!%*()#!  C'mon, Ultrasone, 1,499?!  Seriously?!

 

 


Edited by benzoylmethyl - 11/8/11 at 9:51pm
post #69 of 2064

 

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Originally Posted by benzoylmethyl View Post

Yeah, whatever to you guys' petty bickering.  It's just stupid.
 


This is what I'm talking about.  Or do we have a release date, or semi-official pricing rumors yet?

 

Also, these things look comfortable as HELL.

 

edit: WHOAH@#!%*()#!  C'mon, Ultrasone, 1,499?!  Seriously?!

 

 


I thought the idea with the Signature series was to make a headphone that had close to Edition sound but for a much lower price. I guess not...

 

post #70 of 2064
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

 


I thought the idea with the Signature series was to make a headphone that had close to Edition sound but for a much lower price. I guess not...

 

 

Apparently not.  Color me hugely disappointed.  I found the link to their marketing page for it--my wife has been asking me what I want for Christmas. I checked to see if it was up in the store just for giggles, and BAM.  Like a punch to the nuts.

 

I just spent $650 on a set of customs...I think I have to put this one off for next year.

post #71 of 2064

wow looks cool, and to think i just bought the pro 900.

 

meh i like the bass on these <3

post #72 of 2064

I like the ultrasone look...but those are some damn unforgivably ugly headphones.

post #73 of 2064
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

 


I thought the idea with the Signature series was to make a headphone that had close to Edition sound but for a much lower price. I guess not...

 



That...kinda ruins the purpose of making something "like" the Edition series with a price tag that's only $300 less than the Edition 9 was. 

post #74 of 2064

Everyone complains about the price of ultrasone headphones, but their street prices are usually reasonable (relatively speaking).  For example edition 8 can be easily had for less than 1k new.

 

post #75 of 2064

That was only with the advent of RMC audio.  To my knowledge no one else was willing to go lower than $1300 on new ruthenium.  Look for them to be $3-400 cheaper than anyone else on the signature pro.

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