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Recently posted a review of the Ultrasone PRO 2900 here, if anyone is interested :smile: http://www.headphoneer.com/ultrasone-pro-2900-review/

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This is my current setup
Fiio X5 128GB +32 GB+ 64 GB USB
Ultra Sone 2900 Pro

Power bank Sailing 3

I am wondering since in some reviews there are some "downsides" to the  2900 pro .

 like too much low deep ends or too much highs or whatever.. or too aggressive on this or that.. I don't understand any of this language.
But what I was wondering, would anyone have a recommendation as to an amp?

Would or could it actually "perfect" the blind spots of the ultrasone?

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This is my current setup
Fiio X5 128GB +32 GB+ 64 GB USB
Ultra Sone 2900 Pro

Power bank Sailing 3

I am wondering since in some reviews there are some "downsides" to the  2900 pro .

 like too much low deep ends or too much highs or whatever.. or too aggressive on this or that.. I don't understand any of this language.
But what I was wondering, would anyone have a recommendation as to an amp?

Would or could it actually "perfect" the blind spots of the ultrasone?

Haha - the "language audiophilia" is quite a tricky one - since everybody seem to put different meaning into the same words. 

 

How a headphone is percieved depends in the listener, the music played and the amp and source used - so reaching consensus is hard. But yes - it seems like many agree that the 2900 has a pronounced low and top end, and hence it is preferlable to match it with equipement that do not further pronunced these traits.  But since every amp behaves a bit different with each headphone, you are never sure until you have tride it. I found the V200 to be the best match for me so fa, the G103 being a less pricey alternative. 

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Haha - the "language audiophilia" is quite a tricky one - since everybody seem to put different meaning into the same words. 

 

How a headphone is percieved depends in the listener, the music played and the amp and source used - so reaching consensus is hard. But yes - it seems like many agree that the 2900 has a pronounced low and top end, and hence it is preferlable to match it with equipement that do not further pronunced these traits.  But since every amp behaves a bit different with each headphone, you are never sure until you have tride it. I found the V200 to be the best match for me so fa, the G103 being a less pricey alternative. 


I see, thank you for your reply. Yeah indeed, I don't even know what low or top ends mean, I mean to recognize it in music..
I noticed that some parts of the music and also voices, are more in the background, less volume, pronounced or noticeable?
I had to get used to that, since I am coming from Hippo VB's.  But I don't listen much to vocals anyway mostly instrumental soundtracks, classical.

Well I use it mostly when I am outside, so i'd want a portable amp that would fit pocket?
Also since from what I have read the Fiio X5 is actually a little powerhouse and doesn't need further amping..?
Would a dac in this case, do more benefit? I have also heard of dac's with them glass bulbs or whatever there called.
Also heard sometimes the cable that is used can matter to the headphone itself. Is the one coming with ultrasone default crap? Or is it average ok or good?


Edited by chrisssj2 - 3/13/15 at 6:25am
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I see, thank you for your reply. Yeah indeed, I don't even know what low or top ends mean, I mean to recognize it in music..
I noticed that some parts of the music and also voices, are more in the background, less volume, pronounced or noticeable?
I had to get used to that, since I am coming from Hippo VB's.  But I don't listen much to vocals anyway mostly instrumental soundtracks, classical.

Well I use it mostly when I am outside, so i'd want a portable amp that would fit pocket?
Also since from what I have read the Fiio X5 is actually a little powerhouse and doesn't need further amping..?
Would a dac in this case, do more benefit? I have also heard of dac's with them glass bulbs or whatever there called.
Also heard sometimes the cable that is used can matter to the headphone itself. Is the one coming with ultrasone default crap? Or is it average ok or good?

 

Low end is bass, top end is treble, mids is midrange. Treble makes things airy. A human voice is mostly midrange, but the treble makes it sound airy and breathe. Think about a 3-way speaker - it has a filter that seperate the various frequencies to a bass woofer, a midrange woofer and a treble tweeter. A headphone (excpet in very rare cases) are all one way - so we discuss how that one membrane is coherent across frequencies. 

 

I am not the guy to ask about portable stuff really - but it seems the Fiio stuff is well regarded and good value. The POR2900 needs some power to shine. What matters is the sensitivity/sound pressure level (SPL) measured in dB/w and impedance. (PRO 2900 is Impedance 40 Ohm, Sound pressure level 96 dB) Anything below a 100 dB should need an amp to sound its best (a smartphone isn't optimal). Low impedance ( below 80-100) is basically good for portable - very roughly speaking. 

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Recently posted a review of the Ultrasone PRO 2900 here, if anyone is interested :smile: http://www.headphoneer.com/ultrasone-pro-2900-review/

Nice review.Thanks. :beerchug:
But why do they always compare the headphones in their own price-range?
I've been using Pro 2900 for two years now and I'm so used to the sound signature, everything else feels too claustrophobic. I've never liked Sennheiser (where are the trebles?)

But they say HD800 is a different animal. I'd love to read a comparison of Pro 2900 vs HD 800. 

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Nice review.Thanks. :beerchug:
But why do they always compare the headphones in their own price-range?
I've been using Pro 2900 for two years now and I'm so used to the sound signature, everything else feels too claustrophobic. I've never liked Sennheiser (where are the trebles?)

But they say HD800 is a different animal. I'd love to read a comparison of Pro 2900 vs HD 800. 

 

Thanks :) HD800 and HD700 are totally different from HD6650/600. 

 

I have often thought about the PRO2900 as a T1 with more bass. And the HD800 is like a more open soundint T1. I am gonna do a HD800 and T1 review in not too long a time I hope - maybe I am gonna take you up on that :) I'll at least give them a comparative listen and come back to you ,)

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