Originally Posted by bmichels
Very interesting review, expecialy happy to read " I actually prefer Ultrasone Signature DJs/Pros over them... ;-)"
Indeed, I am still searching for my " totaly NON LEAKING" headphone to complément my TH900 when I need to not disturb my sleeping wife ( and when i'm not in à mood to use my JH ROXANE cIEM)
- does the SIG Pro leak a lot less than the Alpha ? ( or the nex Audeze XC ? )
- How to choose between Sig. PRO & DJ ? What are the différence of sound or usage ?
The Alpha Dogs are non-leaking as well as both Ultrasones (Sig DJs and Pros). But they feel more bulky, more heavy, so it depends on which one you'd prefer out and about or in an office setting or at home. The Sig DJs leak a bit but at really LOUD levels... at least that's the feedback from my co-workers (I work in a cubicle setting/environment).
Main differences from the Sig Pro and the Sig DJs, the Sig DJs have bigger bass and their soundstage is improved by a LOT (to my ears). The Sig Pros sound more laid back than the DJs, more neutral-ish, less U-shaped. Both provide good clarity and defined sound overall. It depends if you want the more "fun" sound of the DJs against the bit more neutral Sig Pros.
Originally Posted by AnakChan
That comment got my interest too since I have both the SigDJ & the ADs now. At a high level, they're apples to oranges to me 'cos the SigDJ is quite U shaped. Will need more time with the ADs still.
About leak & isolation, I think the ADs takes the crown in both over the SigDJ, M100, & definitely over the TH-900. I could say anything to (or about) my wife when she was trying out the ADs earlier in the evening and would get away with it. She didn't even hear her phone ring next to her. I couldn't hear what she was listening until she lifted the headphones off her head - we're 5 feet apart and the only sound is the reverse cycle wall airconditioner/heater.
You may wanna ask the SigPro/DJ on the Ultrasone thread or have a read of my review of it.
Yeah, my preference is due to the "fun" experience and overall good sound from the Sig DJs, not which ones are more neutral, more natural sounding, etc. Though I feel that the Sig DJs are not bad at detail extraction, mids presence (yes, they are more recessed but not so much that I don't enjoy my Fiona Apple, Esperanza Spalding or my metalcore ;-)) and overall sound reproduction.
Again it will all depend on preference. Sound-wise I enjoy the more fun signature if I was to have just one headphone. But like I said, the Alpha's can also tackle most genres without problems and they are MORE COMFORTABLE than either Ultrasone but, I guess I like to have even a bit more slam on the low-end! ;-)