I may not be able to say that a majority doesn't prefer them, but I think that's mostly because a majority of people like the majority of headphones they buy, but I can bring this up:
As far as a brand on Head-Fi goes, they are one of the less successful in terms of reviewing.
An averaging of the star rating of the all reviewed Ultrasone headphones with a rating at Head-Fi is 3.90 stars out of 5. For comparison of other headphones companies, Grado Labs came in at 4.25 average rating, Audio-Technica at 4.17, AKG at 4.28, Sennheiser at 4.22, Beyerdynamic at 3.96, Denon at 4.15, Sony at 3.84 (it was 4.04, but someone left a 1.5 star review for a Bluetooth set), HifiMan at 4.30. Now, don't take this as an end-all metric or anything, I'm just showing a metric which was quick and dirty to calculate and has a ton of flaws. It's far, far, far more complicated to figure out the satisfaction people get out of a brand of headphone.
I think Ultrasone is, in reality, is one of the least liked major brands at Head-Fi, but a brand that still satisfies a majority of the people who buy it, still a brand that makes quality headphones, and still a brand that has people who believe that they are the best. It's not that they're necessarily bad, just worse than the field on average, in large part because of their odd typical Ultrasone high energy treble. It's like how the Grados have a signature sound signature, except I feel it is liked less than the Grado house sound. I'm not invalidating anything that people say about their Ultrasones, nor should they take this as an attack on their opinion, I'm just saying that I feel that Ultrasone is the major headphone brand I think is most likely to leave someone unsatisfied, even if it satisfies a majority of people.
Originally Posted by bowei006
Ultrasones aren't for everyone, that's why the reviews are all over the place. not to mention they need a lot lot of burn in for perfection :/
But still, the majority does prefer them, look up reviews you will see. and when they do enjoy them. it's all smooth sailing from their