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post #2146 of 2155
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

Can anyone here compare the sig DJ to the B&W P7? I'm considering an upgrade for work cans. Source right now is a Fiio X1, but I'll probably upgrade to an X5 and or a portable amp at some point. 

Man, you're really looking at all kinds of options, aren't you? :P Practically every thread I've subscribed to!

Haven't heard the P7, unfortunately... nor, technically, the SDJ. Wider soundstage and more v-shaped than my Sig Pros, but perhaps not as intense up top or in general detail, and lacking the uncanny scaling. SDJ owners, does that sound about right? (Confused bystanders: manbear has heard Sig Pros before, hence the comparison.)

I know that wasn't your question, but hopefully it's not entirely useless. ;)

post #2147 of 2155
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Originally Posted by Levaix View Post
 

Man, you're really looking at all kinds of options, aren't you? :P Practically every thread I've subscribed to!

Haven't heard the P7, unfortunately... nor, technically, the SDJ. Wider soundstage and more v-shaped than my Sig Pros, but perhaps not as intense up top or in general detail, and lacking the uncanny scaling. SDJ owners, does that sound about right? (Confused bystanders: manbear has heard Sig Pros before, hence the comparison.)

I know that wasn't your question, but hopefully it's not entirely useless. ;)


Hahah, it's true. I've even been making spreadsheets comparing the cost of future setups on the basis of what I would buy and sell to get there. There are so many options. I was strongly considering the TH900 but I've backed away from it because it would be impractical to transport to work every day and I'd probably have to replace my Ember if I were to use it only at home.

The Sig DJ is just as transportable as the P7, so it makes more sense for a work headphone. I like the P7 fine but a general upgrade in staging, detail, etc. would be nice considering I use my work headphones more than my home headphones. Also looking for something less hot in the treble than the Sig Pros. The P7's treble doesn't bother me though it's close to my upper limit. I've read some comments that the Sig DJ has a tamer treble than most of the other Ultrasones, but I'm wondering how it compares to the P7. 

post #2148 of 2155
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

@chailee80 Dude, do you think that the underdog of signature dj, dj one pro could be considered to have a lot of bass? or i should expect the dj one pro to be anemic compared to signature dj? when going from what i had to dj one pro, i considered that dj one pro had a lot less bass, and now i wonder how much will signature dj have in comparation..


I found the dj one pro to have a strong bass response, maybe not quite as strong as the sig djs but definitely not lacking. Both have similar sound signatures with emphasized top and bottom ends, i think the biggest difference is probably in the mids. I found that vocals can sound quite artificial and distant with the dj one pro where as the sig djs sound much better, much more smooth and refined overall.

post #2149 of 2155

Hi All! So, I've been listening to my SDJ's for about two weeks now and I absolutely love these cans! For my ears and the types of music I listen to, they can do it all. It's a pleasure and easy to switch between hip hop, post hardcore, acoustic, indie rock, pop, electronica, and the like. The SDJ's are fluid across all of those genres and are easy to listen to.

 

I've never heard a set of cans that were able to handle the drop in Jay-Z's Holy Grail track and still make it sound good and classy. On that track, my Pro 900's were full of bloat and had little texture. Then, with the next track, I can jump over to Del Rey's Dark Paradise and be entirely engrossed in her vocals. Yes, on the same cans that just hit with Z's Holy Grail track! Next up is GlassJaw's Pretty Lush jam (one of my favorites) and the vocals, guitars, double bass impact, and soundstage are fantastic. Keeping with the Palumbo theme, I head over to Please Please Please by Head Automatica and can do nothing but nod my head, feel the beat, and enjoy the poppy electronica that I'm hearing.

 

I'm truly impressed and happy with my purchase. The SDJ's are certainly a bass oriented can, but I don't feel they do so in a sacrificial sort of a way. The mids are nicely present given the bass emphasis and only somewhat recessed to my ears (I do like a U shaped signature). I tend to notice the recessed mids more on male centered vocals and 90's tracks for some reason. Still, not that big of a deal to me. I don't find the highs sibilant or piercing. These are Ultrasone cans, so one should expect some emphasis on the highs. That being said, to my ears, the highs are more tame than those found on the Pro 550's and 900's (<---- especially these) that I've previously owned. And, that bass... completely different from my Pro 900's. At first, I missed the mid bass hump offered up by the 900's, but I quickly adjusted and began appreciating the fuller bass spectrum emanating from the SDJ's. Deep, controlled, and quality. 

 

The SDJ's are a classy and lively bass emphasized can that can perform well as an all rounder (at least for my needs). I highly recommend! I'm now reconfiguring my setup around these cans and looking forward to many hours of musical bliss. Now, off to rock out to some (International) Noise Conspiracy! 

post #2150 of 2155

the ultrasone sig dj is so under-rated.

 

they are not just good, they beat up hd800 and every other headphone i tested this day. they do not have larger soundstage than hd800, but the timbre is much better, bass is better, also i started asking myself if there is a chance that editions ultrasones are even better.

post #2151 of 2155
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

the ultrasone sig dj is so under-rated.

 

they are not just good, they beat up hd800 and every other headphone i tested this day. they do not have larger soundstage than hd800, but the timbre is much better, bass is better, also i started asking myself if there is a chance that editions ultrasones are even better.


Sig DJ's are my favorite 'phone.

 

      Don't sleep!

post #2152 of 2155
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

the ultrasone sig dj is so under-rated.

 

they are not just good, they beat up hd800 and every other headphone i tested this day. they do not have larger soundstage than hd800, but the timbre is much better, bass is better, also i started asking myself if there is a chance that editions ultrasones are even better.


Thats debatable... while I like the Sig DJ and enjoy its bass presentation (which is far from neutral and therefore by definition not more correct than a rather neutral headphone) I think its treble is quite disappointing... missing the shimmer and sparkle I'm used to from my Beyerdynamic headphones.

 

Overall I like the Sig DJ best of all Ultrasone offerings I've heard so far.

post #2153 of 2155
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

the ultrasone sig dj is so under-rated.

 

they are not just good, they beat up hd800 and every other headphone i tested this day. they do not have larger soundstage than hd800, but the timbre is much better, bass is better, also i started asking myself if there is a chance that editions ultrasones are even better.


I had the edition 12 for some month. Had the Sig Dj before and sold it to finance the Ed 12. Selling them was more like gettig rid of them, even at a loss of 150 € in three month. If you like the Sig Dj, don't move, you cannot like the Editions. Only other can that you might like is the Sig Pro, but the Sig Dj is the better one for you I feel.

post #2154 of 2155
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

the ultrasone sig dj is so under-rated.

 

they are not just good, they beat up hd800 and every other headphone i tested this day. they do not have larger soundstage than hd800, but the timbre is much better, bass is better, also i started asking myself if there is a chance that editions ultrasones are even better.

I hear ya on this! People are always surprised when they hear my Sig Pros, and personally I would pick them over anything I've heard from Sennheiser and Audeze. Still haven't had the pleasure of hearing the DJs, but I imagine I would like them.

post #2155 of 2155
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 


I had the edition 12 for some month. Had the Sig Dj before and sold it to finance the Ed 12. Selling them was more like gettig rid of them, even at a loss of 150 € in three month. If you like the Sig Dj, don't move, you cannot like the Editions. Only other can that you might like is the Sig Pro, but the Sig Dj is the better one for you I feel.

thanks... i am going to go back at the store again soon, and test in depth signature dj, signature pro and edition 8 and edition 5 unlimited... who knows?... i loved the bass and soundstage, and separation and timbre of signature dj in general...

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