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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Have you looked into brands beyond Ultrasone? Ultrasone sort of fits a niche since their headphones are very bright, even the supposedly dark hfi-2200 which I owned was quite bright in the upper range and somewhat fatiguing. I've been told they are somewhat intended for acoustic music and this is where they seriously shine. However, you might not like them for metal or hip-hop since those genres typically have more treble energy.

 

Actually, metal is one of the genres where Ultrasones, especially the Pro 900, shine. Bass emphasized genres favor Ultrasones as well, and let's not forget that EQing does wonders.

 

About Ultrasones being bright, that's a generalization that shouldn't be done, considering models like HFI-780 and HFI-2400 aren't exactly bright. However, the Pro 900 is curiously bright, yet with a very emphasized bass.

post #17 of 21
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Actually, metal is one of the genres where Ultrasones, especially the Pro 900, shine. Bass emphasized genres favor Ultrasones as well, and let's not forget that EQing does wonders.

 

About Ultrasones being bright, that's a generalization that shouldn't be done, considering models like HFI-780 and HFI-2400 aren't exactly bright. However, the Pro 900 is curiously bright, yet with a very emphasized bass.

Perhaps my ears are just sensitive to their treble, but the hfi-580/2200 and pro750 had excessive treble energy that even overshadowed the bass, just imo.

post #18 of 21
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Perhaps my ears are just sensitive to their treble, but the hfi-580/2200 and pro750 had excessive treble energy that even overshadowed the bass, just imo.

 

The HFI-580 does have its fair share of treble, but personally I don't find it prominent enough to overshadow the bass. The Pro 750 and Pro 900 have more pronounced treble, IMO, and while I'm rather sensitive to treble, toning it down through EQing fixes it completely. Even when running them through bitperfect, I don't find the treble to be overly harsh.

 

Perhaps you prefer darker sounding headphones?

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

 

The HFI-580 does have its fair share of treble, but personally I don't find it prominent enough to overshadow the bass. The Pro 750 and Pro 900 have more pronounced treble, IMO, and while I'm rather sensitive to treble, toning it down through EQing fixes it completely. Even when running them through bitperfect, I don't find the treble to be overly harsh.

 

Perhaps you prefer darker sounding headphones?

I'd say I prefer neutral headphones. Something in me hates eq'ing to compensate for equipment's weaknesses. Not saying the Ultrasones are bad, they're just a niche product imo.

post #20 of 21
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I'd say I prefer neutral headphones. Something in me hates eq'ing to compensate for equipment's weaknesses. Not saying the Ultrasones are bad, they're just a niche product imo.

 

All headphones and speakers require EQing in order to correct gear flaws, something every single piece of audio hardware has.

 

Some Ultrasones are niche products, others aren't.

post #21 of 21

when i had my pro 900, i didnt think they where bright, at normal listening levels.

 

however, i liked to blast them because they're bass heavy and its fun to listen to electronic/rap really loudly (like in a car).  however, at that point, the 900s became very bright, sharp, metallic, and unlistenable. which led to me selling them. 

 

of course, some eq might be able to fix that.

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