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Ultrasone HFI-580 Pros and Cons?

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What are the ups and downs of a Ultrasone HFI-580?

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The downs are that non-bassheads almost certainly will not like it.

 

The ups are that bassheads on a budget like it.

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Pros:
- Very tight and punchy bass which retains a lot of detail
- Energetic treble which suits genres like rock and electronic well
- S-Logic appears to enlarge soundstage a little (at least in my case)
- Top contender as a budget basshead's headphone

Cons:
- Though bass is of extremely high quality, the quantity may not be enough for hardcore bassheads desensitized to bass
- Only comes in an annoyingly long cord (unless you purchase the DJ-1, same thing but with different designs and a coiled cord)
- Mids are subdued and laid back
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Thanks for the info. Is the cord detachable and able to be replaced? Or do I have to buy a new one if it breaks? Also, do you recommend this over the Audio Technica M50?

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Thanks for the info. Is the cord detachable and able to be replaced? Or do I have to buy a new one if it breaks? Also, do you recommend this over the Audio Technica M50?

Vastly, VASTLY prefer the M50s over the HFI-580. The HFI-580 has a more imbalanced tonality, less comfort, less clarity, more sibilance, worse sub-bass extension, weird treble expression, weirdly shaped soundstage (probably due to their S-Logic). 

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