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New headphones (Ultrasone) or invest in a hefty amplifier?

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So I have the Ultrasone Proline 750 and its been almost 7-8years i have them, they are really great! but I feel like it is missing some grunt and tightness, could be more comfy too....

 

Thinking of getting the Ultrasone Signature DJ and eventually a simple ifi micro ican  amplifier.

 

or should I get a better amplifier and stick with the Proline 750?

 

 

Ive been reading and i understand that the Ultrasone are current hungry rather than voltage hungry...

 

Would say a Woo Audio WA7 have enough current to feed the ultrasone?

 

suggestions?

 

anyone jumped from the Ultrasone Pro to signature?


Edited by 18inch - 5/26/14 at 5:41pm
post #2 of 6
I am looking at exactly same option and moon-audio has Signature DJ on sale. Would be nice to have a bass boost with Micro Ican. My Edition8 sounds same with any good output and Signature DJ is probably similar.
post #3 of 6
I actually didn't hear that huge of a difference using a PRO750 between a Fiio X5 and my EHHA. In fact, any differences I heard probably chalk up more to the sound of the amp than anything.
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Originally Posted by Markj View Post

I am looking at exactly same option and moon-audio has Signature DJ on sale. Would be nice to have a bass boost with Micro Ican. My Edition8 sounds same with any good output and Signature DJ is probably similar.

Ya was tempted with moon-audio's sale, wonder how long that will last!

 

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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

I actually didn't hear that huge of a difference using a PRO750 between a Fiio X5 and my EHHA. In fact, any differences I heard probably chalk up more to the sound of the amp than anything.

 

So basically a decent headphone amp should suffice, no need to go crazy on that? for ultrasone that is..

 

new headphones > amplifier ?

post #5 of 6
Yes. I feel any amp that costs more than about $150 (or even less) is overkill for them because they didn't seem to scale much. But I can only speak for the PRO750 because it's the only one I've heard in the past three months.
Edited by Ishcabible - 5/26/14 at 6:49pm
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The biggest difference in sound is at the headphone level.  Amps and DACs do have very subtle differences, but they don't drastically change the sound of headphones.  If you're unhappy with the 750s, your money is best spend on getting some cans that give you the sonic details you desire.

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