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Ultrasone New performance Series: 840, 860 & 880 (First post last update : 2014/12/07)

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Performance 880

 

 

 

 


 

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S-Logic™ PLUS technology

Natural Surround Sound

ULE technology

MU metal shielding

Reduced radiation according

to ULE specifications

Dynamic principle, closed back

Frequency range 7–35,000 Hz

Impedance 32 ohms

Sound pressure (SPL) 94 dB

Sound transducer 40mm

PET membrane, titanium-plated

Magnet NdFeB

Weight 274g (excluding cable)

 

2 detachable cables:

3m long with gold-plated 3.5mm jack

and gold-plated 6.3mm screw-on adapter

1.2m long with microphone and remote control,

with gold-plated 3.5mm angled jack

Additional velour ear pads

Incl. neoprene storage and transport case

 

 

Performance 860

 

 

 

 

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S-Logic™ PLUS technology

Natural Surround Sound

ULE technology

MU metal shielding

Reduced radiation according

to ULE specifications

Dynamic principle, closed back

Frequency range 10–28,000 Hz

Impedance 32 ohms

Sound pressure (SPL) 94 dB

Sound transducer 40mm

PET membrane, gold-plated

Magnet NdFeB

Weight 274g (excluding cable)

 

Detachable cable:

3m long with gold-plated 3.5mm jack

and gold-plated 6.3mm screw-on adapter

Incl. neoprene storage and transport case

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance 840

 

 

 

 

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S-Logic™ PLUS technology

Natural Surround Sound

ULE technology

MU metal shielding

Reduced radiation according

to ULE specifications

Dynamic principle, closed back

Frequency range 10–25,000 Hz

Impedance 32 ohms

Sound pressure (SPL) 96 dB

Sound transducer 40mm

PET membrane

Magnet NdFeB

Weight 274g (excluding cable)

 

Detachable cable:

3m long with gold-plated

3.5mm jack and gold-plated

6.3mm screw-on adapter

Incl. neoprene storage

and transport case

 

 

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Official Ultrasone Annoucement: 

 

PERFORMANCE

Statement of Sound & Design

 

Sound specialists Ultrasone have combined highest-quality sound, unique technology and state-of-the-art design in these newly developed headphones. The description “Statement of Sound & Design” is intended to underline their appeal for professionals and hi-fi enthusiasts who have highest demands in the studio, at home and on the road. With regard to professional sound, high-quality design elements and high-end technology, Ultrasone has cut no corners when making this product. Ultrasone’s patented S-Logic Plus technology and ULE shielding system are part of the basic configuration of this series.

 

The material combination of soft-touch lacquer and glossy accents gives the Performance earcups a casual elegance and is immediate proof of the precise workmanship.

The Performance 840 impresses with agile bass and comes with a completely black earcup composition.

With its gold-plated sound transducer, the Performance 860 offers impressive linearity and appears in a clear combination of black and iced-silver.

The third member of the family, the Performance 880 with its titanium-coated sound transducer, captivates all the senses entirely with its tonal range and clarity of sound.

The earcups on these headphones come in an elegant colour combination of black and gunmetal.

 

Whether for small ears or large ones, Ultrasone never fails to deliver when it comes to wear-comfort. The comfort aspect was a priority when the spacious inner cups of the Performance series were being constructed. After all, professionals and music enthusiasts alike do not want to be irritated by the fit of the headphones, but want to forget that they are there altogether. The high-quality protein-leather ear pads contain memory-foam and will adjust themselves to fit your head shape snugly. This means they are comfortable and offer best possible insulation against external noise.

A perfectly fitting, comfortable headband completes the excellent wear characteristics. During the development phase of the Performance series, the metal headband was designed to snugly fit each and every individual head shape.

 

All Performance models come with detachable cables. The bayonet connector means you can quickly change to the cable of your choice.

The P840 and P860 come supplied with a straight, detachable 3m cable, 3.5mm jack and gold-plated 6.3mm screw-on adapter. The P880 includes as standard an additional 1.2m cable with microphone and remote control, gold-plated and angled 3.5mm jack for mobile use, and an additional velour and memory-foam ear-pad set. The short cable and the velour and memory-foam ear pads can be bought as an optional extra for the P840 and P860 at dealers or in the Ultrasone shop.

 

 

Official News given by official Ultrasone Reseller in France : JukeboxLTD. they have the three headphones for commercial shows. First feddbacks seem very very positive and thoses headphones could maybe compete with Focal Spirit Series. The three headphones have different sound sigs to fit different tastes and music preferences .

 

I hope to have the three headphones for review very soon.  This new line of Headphones will be released in october here in France. 249€ for the 840, 299€ for the 860 and 399€ for the 880.

 

I'll update the post when some more information will be added. :beerchug: . it seems this new line don't replace the HFI one. Some other new headphones could appear in next month. Stay Tuned

 

 

 

Head-fier impressions (LAST UPDATE: 2014/10/26)

 

- Kookaboo First impressions : http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-serie-840-860-880/15#post_10938027 and following.

- TopTogs First impressions : http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-serie-840-860-880/75#post_10984966

- Dopaminer First impressions : http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-serie-840-860-880/75#post_10992285

- Rode Impressions : http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-series-840-860-880-first-post-last-update-2014-11-19/240#post_11098211

- Greggo Impressions & pics : http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-series-840-860-880-first-post-last-update-2014-12-07/300#post_11180718

 

 

Some measurements:

 

- Performance 840 (Hekeli) : http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-series-840-860-880/135#post_11019231

 

More Pics :

 

- http://www.head-fi.org/t/735024/ultrasone-new-performance-series-840-860-880/165#post_11058793


Edited by Sorrodje - 1/2/15 at 1:51pm
post #2 of 504
I was told by ultrasones uk representative that the 840 would be an ideal replacement for the HFi-580s.

I have some additional pics from the pre release samples but i can't upload them frown.gif

Looking forward to these.

Togsy
post #3 of 504

Very interesting, going to keep an eye on these.

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Here are some pics from Japan:

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The baffle board resebles a little to the ED 5 one, but not angled.


Edited by pietcux - 9/17/14 at 2:54pm
post #5 of 504
Great pics....thanks for sharing. They look really big....slightly concerning for the 'commuter' in me haha. I wonder how much the 840s will be in pounds sterling.

Togsy
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The aesthetics of the cans are ok, not a total homerun like a lot of Ultrasone's exotic cans look. The ED8 and ED10 are elegant and very classy. I am a bit sad to see that all of the drivers ultrasone is using are 40mm. In the age of 50mm drivers as standards and Sony coming out with a 70mm flagship, I think Ultrasone should rethink their diaphragm size. I'm pretty sure though that the reason they keep it really small compared to other top line cans is due to that the S-Logic needs a smaller driver to work best. The sound needs to come from a specific corner of the headphone and radiate through the top holes through the inside vents of the cups and hit the outer ear at a correct angle. If the driver was large enough to send sound waves at the entire ear at a uniform angle in a straight path, I don't think it would have the desired effect. 

post #7 of 504
Thread Starter 

 @goldenSHK : Signature DJ and DJ1 pro have both a 50mm driver  ;) . Focal Spirit pro and classic have 40mm drivers and sound extremely well . Size matters but not so much.  I'd would be really pleased that those new headphones could keep something of the Ultrasone Home sound while reaching the same level of sound quality than the Focal Spirit pro. 

 

BTW, the cups looks large and comfortable. The weight is low so I think we can expect a great comfort .

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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 @goldenSHK : Signature DJ and DJ1 pro have both a 50mm driver  ;) . Focal Spirit pro and classic have 40mm drivers and sound extremely well . Size matters but not so much.  I'd would be really pleased that those new headphones could keep something of the Ultrasone Home sound while reaching the same level of sound quality than the Focal Spirit pro. 

 

BTW, the cups looks large and comfortable. The weight is low so I think we can expect a great comfort .

I know size doesn't matter too much except in the bass department. The main reason I care a bit about size is that as the extreme bass thread has shown, if you want a bassy headphone to the max, you need a large enough set of drivers to push the air - no way around it. 

post #9 of 504
Thread Starter 

I get the point. From what I heard from the french Ultrasone importer , the three cans have different sound signatures. Don't expect all three would be basshead cans.

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I own the "Best Bass Can" from that thread. It has that bass, but that's all. They get zero head time and I will sell them asap. I have two Ultrasones that have 50 mm mylar driver and both have a rather large soundstage. It is the PRO 550 and the Sig Dj. The latter has an even larger stage as the Sig Pro that I also own.
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Interesting, specially considering they don't cost 10000€ or more. Are all 3 models closed?

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Originally Posted by xaval View Post
 

Interesting, specially considering they don't cost 10000€ or more. Are all 3 models closed?

 

Yep. I think so.

post #13 of 504
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post

I know size doesn't matter too much except in the bass department. The main reason I care a bit about size is that as the extreme bass thread has shown, if you want a bassy headphone to the max, you need a large enough set of drivers to push the air - no way around it. 

For max bass size matters but for reasonable bass even a 40mm is more than adequate. A Q40 puts out plenty of bass with 40mm drivers.

Remember that is the extreme bass thread. Emphasis on extreme.

These cans have me mildly interested. Not as much as the new Sony but I loved the Edition 8 and these may be pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


For max bass size matters but for reasonable bass even a 40mm is more than adequate. A Q40 puts out plenty of bass with 40mm drivers.

Remember that is the extreme bass thread. Emphasis on extreme.

These cans have me mildly interested. Not as much as the new Sony but I loved the Edition 8 and these may be pretty good.

Ya, I totally understand. I'm still quite happy and content with my Pro 900s for all my hard hitting bass needs. I was just saying that if they simply were 10mm larger in diameter, even 'extreme' bassheads wouldn't be able to complain because then the drivers could push as much air as any normal ear should be able to handle. I am sure the 40mm drivers in these cans are sufficient for all listening needs unless you are going to try to crank them to ear shattering levels through an amp. Still, even the 40mm titanium plated drivers Ultrasone makes are quite stiff and resistant to distortion when compared to normal 40mm drivers. 

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Guys, we're talking about Ultrasone here... Bass isn't going to be an issue. :wink_face:

Although I am a bit curious if these are going to replace the current HFI lineup. There are quite a few parallels. Looks like the 580 does have 50mm drivers, though.

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