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post #2086 of 2097

Have the Soloist SL as well! :)

Surprisingly, I have NEVER used the Signature DJs with it! LOL

Might as well try it sometime...

post #2087 of 2097

I will probably set mine up for sale sometimes next weekend. While it wasn't quite the right headphone for me, it has been a good and learnful experience. :) Although I have to say my fears I had also turned out true, further strengthening my vision that you can if you are exceptionally dwelved into knowing your personal preferences and knowledable in the hobby (know how this and that affects the sound we experience) and back this up with multiple user reviews as well as scientific measurement to form a picture of how the headphone may sound like, it's a pretty solid ground to base on.

I had this feeling I already knew how it would sound like and it was pretty much what I expected, I had hoped that it wasn't quite true I guess regarding the mids/highs balance and how this effect my listening experiences and soundstaging etc. I felt that I pushed up the volume a little higher with these headphones to get the mids up to the level which I wanted them to be, the foam mod helped a lot in this regard as it tamed down the highs so it wouldn't result in painful highs at the point the mids were in-my-face too but I felt I still didn't win anything over Q40, possibly tiny bit improvement in terms of soundstage but it's not enough to warrant the discomfort issues I had though.

I keep wondering if there ever will be any true "upgrades" for Q40 for me, gonna see how the bassy new Ultrasone 840 or whatever it was will be like as it's said to be very bass driven without emphasized highs lacking the clarity of Sig DJs (which I read as less emphasized highs which I take as a good thing for my taste).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/13/14 at 8:02am
post #2088 of 2097

Just bumping up this thread to tell my pair is still up for sale if anyone's interested. :)

post #2089 of 2097

Haha I might have even grabbed them, but won't mainly for the discomfort issues... I think I might have to get all three Performance-series from Thomann like I did with Senn DJ's... *sigh*.... maybe someday I will have to get HD8 again for fun cans if I don't find anything else suitable. Also waiting for Sony Z7's to arrive (499€ from our favourite local retailer, surprising price since it's 599€ everywhere..). Yeah A5pro's sounded really good, but returned them since the large pads weren't available yet. And they slightly lack the subbass.. and weren't THAT bassy anyway..


Edited by hekeli - 10/26/14 at 8:25am
post #2090 of 2097
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Haha I might have even grabbed them, but won't mainly for the discomfort issues... I think I might have to get all three Performance-series from Thomann like I did with Senn DJ's... *sigh*.... maybe someday I will have to get HD8 again for fun cans if I don't find anything else suitable. Also waiting for Sony Z7's to arrive (499€ from our favourite local retailer, surprising price since it's 599€ everywhere..). Yeah A5pro's sounded really good, but returned them since the large pads weren't available yet. And they slightly lack the subbass.. and weren't THAT bassy anyway..


I'm also interested in the Ultrasone Performance series a lot, it's so tempting and I'm sure a lot of people are too. I'm particularly interested in 840 since I expect 860 and 880 not being bassy enough for my needs (and probably for you too if A5 Pro didn't quite cut it bass-wise which measures up to a ~7dB peak in bass which isn't not how bassy I expect 860 and 880 to be like). 

Sounds like you should give the M-Audio Q40 a try if you haven't as long as you can still get them, you might be surprised. Think of a more balanced Sennheiser HD8 (not quite as veiled highs) frequency response wise with very slightly bit less bass but great impact/punch nonetheless.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/26/14 at 10:08am
post #2091 of 2097
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Sounds like you should give the M-Audio Q40 a try if you haven't as long as you can still get them, you might be surprised. Think of a more balanced Sennheiser HD8 (not quite as veiled highs) frequency response wise with slightly bit less bass but great impact/punch nonetheless.

 

Well I DID have them, but in the end they were a bit too cheap in few ways.. I do remember the bass massacre with some pad swapping haha. I think they were quite clampy too. It would be fun to try them after long time.

 

840 sounds good yes, but of course I have to try/measure them all... :tongue_smile:

post #2092 of 2097
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Well I DID have them, but in the end they were a bit too cheap in few ways.. I do remember the bass massacre with some pad swapping haha. I think they were quite clampy too. It would be fun to try them after long time.

 

840 sounds good yes, but of course I have to try/measure them all... :tongue_smile:

 

Do ittt!! ;)

It seems amazon has the new Performance series in Stock!!!! But, too bad amazon doesn't accept Paypal! :(

post #2093 of 2097
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840 sounds good yes, but of course I have to try/measure them all... :tongue_smile:

 

You don't know how much I appriciate your measurements! I'm the guy who thinks you can get a good sense out of a headphone based on measurements for YOUR needs/taste if you're experienced in knowing what truly matters to you (which isn't a natural thing for everyone and many keep testing various headphones for "fun" but I'm not like that, I just want the most suitable headphone for me). In fact I don't know if I could buy a headphone with pricetag above +300 EUR/USD anymore without at least seeing a FR measurement. :P I just don't like the return/selling part, if I buy it I highly hope it will be to my taste, the tricky part is that the price and model number is no indicator of this. 

Most of the time in this forums for example if we take Ultrasone Performance series as an example, most people will be like interested in the expensiest model without knowing any more about them just because it's the flagship it has to be the best right? Best as in giving you the best enjoyment Right?! For me NOPE. I might as well roll a dice between the 840, 860 and 880 if it wasn't for a user review and manufacturers at least providing some description at which in both case it emphasizes 840 being the bass-heavy while 860/860 are flatter so therefore knowing myself I like bassheavy sound signature it would be the most fitting for me but it's still interesting to see how people before getting any details are so all over the flagship model only.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/26/14 at 5:39pm
post #2094 of 2097

When you guys go w/ the Signature Pro, is there a test center, or some local dealership that you try out the headphone?  Or you guys just buy them?

 

Also, does Ultrason sell parts?  I am thinking if I can buy the headphone jack from them and use it on my sony MDRv-900

post #2095 of 2097

I've always enjoyed ultrasones sound signature and after working my way up the line from the hfi-580s to the pro900/2900 i knew the signature series would be amazing so i bought them without a demo and i wasnt disappointed. If you like the lower end models you will love the higher end models. I know they sell spare earpads so i'm sure they'd sell spare cables. You'd have to be sure the plug size was the same, i've seen a few cables that look similar to the 2.5mm plug ultrasone uses but the plastic part of the plug was a different width.


Edited by chailee80 - Today at 8:15 am
post #2096 of 2097
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Originally Posted by happy hopping View Post
 

When you guys go w/ the Signature Pro, is there a test center, or some local dealership that you try out the headphone?  Or you guys just buy them?

 

Also, does Ultrason sell parts?  I am thinking if I can buy the headphone jack from them and use it on my sony MDRv-900

 

Most headphones I have I buy including both Signature series... that's the worst thing of living outside the US or not near any HiFi stores... :(

post #2097 of 2097

There are hi fi store here.  But I seriously doubt they have ultrason

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