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You can compare quantity and quality of a bass E5 and DJ Sig? (I owned these headphones)

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You can compare quantity and quality of a bass E5 and DJ Sig? (I owned these headphones)

 

I tend to be a very cautious reviewer. I may be able to compare the SigDJ (which I have) to the Ed5 the next time I visit the showroom but right now I wouldn't even dare write what I think about comparing the two. The last time I heard the Ed5 was back in early November at a speaker show. Although I listened for 20-30 mins it was way too long for me to remember any details.

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Thank you very much, AnakChan!

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LOL, I woke up this morning and I had a nightmare about buying the ED5's. I've heard from multiple people this is a midrange headphone and my favorite source said it would work well with a tube amp. So I'm at a lost of why the nightmare occured, I thought I had moved on from this debacle.

No idea what it means but time will tell once they are released. Hopefully all of you that order them will have them by the end of this month so you can let the rest of us know how they feel and fit and sound.
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Funny you gave this topic a boost again. Coincidentally I saw a 2nd hand one for sale in Fujiya Avic (for something like $4600 or thereabouts). Decided to give it another listen off the AK240 :-

 

 

The Edition 5, to me sounds quite U-shaped to my ears and the trebles are quite typically the Ultrasone house sound trebles. I think for those who do like Ultrasones would probably continue to like with this model as (to me at least) it sounds like a refined Ed8. On the other hand if you're not an Ultrasone fan, well this model isn't going to change your mind.

 

I would say though it's a really comfortable and reasonably isolating headphone. Not as much as the Alpha Dogs but still quite reasonably isolating.

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Good for you for giving it another listen. A little shocked someone is already selling a used one that is basically the same as the purchase price. The ED5 in Europe is going for about $4,700, in the US it's going for $5K. Interesting about the isolation, the ED8 is the best isolating headphone I've ever has the pleasure of listening to. 

 

After my order was cancelled I jumped on the HD800 and a nice amp instead, it took my ears a while to get used to open headphones, Wow, I'm at a lost for words when it comes to Open VS. Closed. I will find a way to listen to the ED5 and thank you for this information. 

 

I am curious what does U-shaped mean? I understand what V-shaped means, but never heard the term U-Shaped. 

post #187 of 188
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Good for you for giving it another listen. A little shocked someone is already selling a used one that is basically the same as the purchase price. The ED5 in Europe is going for about $4,700, in the US it's going for $5K. Interesting about the isolation, the ED8 is the best isolating headphone I've ever has the pleasure of listening to. 

 

After my order was cancelled I jumped on the HD800 and a nice amp instead, it took my ears a while to get used to open headphones, Wow, I'm at a lost for words when it comes to Open VS. Closed. I will find a way to listen to the ED5 and thank you for this information. 

 

I am curious what does U-shaped mean? I understand what V-shaped means, but never heard the term U-Shaped. 

 

To -me-, U shaped the mids are recessed but not as much as V-shaped. The limited edition Ultrasones are kind of a hit 'n miss. The Ed8LEs fell too but the Ed9's shot up like crazy.

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Thank you for the description, were you able to use the EQ on the AK240 to improve the sound? Do you like the AK240? 


Edited by Trey36 - 4/6/14 at 11:40am
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