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post #106 of 325

Off center, angled driver, yeah, it's all the same thing... Super logical this understanding of s-logic ;)

post #107 of 325

Below is a photo of the physical driver mount on your Edition 8's.

All other models have a similar offset-from-center, parallel-to-the-ear (not angled) mount:

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Below is an example of an angled driver mount from Audio-Technica:

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And another sample from Sony:

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post #108 of 325

Moon Audio now taking pre-orders for $ 1699.

post #109 of 325

Preordered one...

post #110 of 325

I had ED8s for a while and was really annoyed at how the space for my ears was so small. 

They seemed be designed to fit a 2-year-old.

They sounded OK but were so annoying I couldn't do any critical listening.

post #111 of 325
First world problems
post #112 of 325
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This is only a brief impression but the Ed12 is actually not too bad. It sounds more balanced than the Ed10 & I feel Ultrasone is actually heading more in the right direction with this model.

I had just taken off the SR-007Mk1 so my first 30 sec was the Ed12 sounded very closed but after awhile, it actually sounded reasonably balanced & overall, decent. Then swapping back 'n forth with a re-cabled Ed10, it's balanced really showed where to me the Ed10 was very mid/treble focused. The re-cabled version actually helped with the harshness of the standard Ed10 from memory.

From what I remember of my Ed8LE & this Ed12, I may actually prefer the Ed12.
post #113 of 325
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This is only a brief impression but the Ed12 is actually not too bad. It sounds more balanced than the Ed10 & I feel Ultrasone is actually heading more in the right direction with this model.

I had just taken off the SR-007Mk1 so my first 30 sec was the Ed12 sounded very closed but after awhile, it actually sounded reasonably balanced & overall, decent. Then swapping back 'n forth with a re-cabled Ed10, it's balanced really showed where to me the Ed10 was very mid/treble focused. The re-cabled version actually helped with the harshness of the standard Ed10 from memory.

From what I remember of my Ed8LE & this Ed12, I may actually prefer the Ed12.

Is the comfort good? Is there enough room for your ears (around the ear and enough depth too -- not a shallow opening?).

Thank you.

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Is the comfort good? Is there enough room for your ears (around the ear and enough depth too -- not a shallow opening?).

Thank you.

 

Comfort-wise, they seemed good for me. slightly less deep as my SR-009 or SR-007Mk1 but then again my ears don't stick out so don't really touch the fabric inside. They're comfortable to me. I'm trying to organise another listen at the distributor's showroom instead of the Fujiya store which can be a little noisy. However I was a little surprised that they sounded more like semi-closed (or semi-open?) rather than just open headphones. As mentioned these were very brief impressions - maybe 10 mins?

post #115 of 325

I kind of liked the sound of my Ed8s but eventually sold them because I liked my HD800s, Hifimans, and Audezes better.

Hopefully the 12s are a step up in sonics from the 8s. Thanks again AnakChan.

post #116 of 325

I think the 12 has my favorite headphone design award, it looks absolutely beautiful.

post #117 of 325

Heard the 12 out of an AURALiC Taurus/Vega stack today. Very first initial impression is that it's a huge improvement on the 10 but the SCZSZZSSZZCZCCZSibilance was gratingly harsh and horrifying (by a head-fier's standards). basshead.gif

I'll take my HD 800 any day. 

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Heard the 12 out of an AURALiC Taurus/Vega stack today. Very first initial impression is that it's a huge improvement on the 10 but the SCZSZZSSZZCZCCZSibilance was gratingly harsh and horrifying (by a head-fier's standards). basshead.gif


I'll take my HD 800 any day. 


Sigh...
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Sigh...


Hahaha, what's the sigh for?

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Hahaha, what's the sigh for?

I'm just hoping one day Ultrasone will bring us something that will directly compete with the current top-of-the-line offerings. A great sounding headphone that merits its price tag. Of course that is only a dream it seems... rolleyes.gif
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