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Controversal Ultrasone HFI-780

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Pros: Bright, detailed sound, powerful bass, wide soundstage

Cons: Uncomfortable, too aggressive sounding

Ultrasone headphones are getting a lot of attention all over the internet due to probably very good marketing efforts. Before buying it for some reason I thought that I will be getting one of the best headphones on the planet in the price range.   After having it for a month or so and having at least 175 hours of burn in on them I still can't decide if I like them or not. If I had to describe sound signature of this headphone I would use one word: aggressive. It seems to attack your ears with very powerful bass and extremely bright high frequencies at the same time. Some will say that its not a bad thing and generally I would agree because usually I like such sound signature....
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Best portable probably

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Pros: Light, great looking, super comfortable, very realistic bass, balanced, good for all types of music

Cons: None really, may be sound isolation but to me comfort is more important

First of all I'd like to say that I listened to many headphones before getting this one and I own quite a few as you can see in my profile. I was looking for an ideal portable headphone and everytime I was unhappy about something. Here is what I went through: iGrado: good sound, but not comfortable, cheap looks, Beyerdynamic T50p: too expensive and still below DENON performance on my opinion, Grado SR 225: harsh, tiring, not very comfortable, virtually no isolation due to open nature with great sound though. Ultrasone HFI 780, not comfortable, too heavy, need amlification, not really portable. Etymotic HF5: can't complain about this one, but I just wanted bigger sound option....
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Philips SHP5400/5401

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Pros: Very light, super comfortable, very well defined and balanced bass

Cons: Cable is thin, all plastic build, slight distortion across frequency range

This is very cheap headphone so I didn't expect much from it and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The design is great, its extremely light, super comfortable on the ears, you literally don't feel it.For $40 dollars Philips couldn't afford to spent a lot on the material, so the headphone is all plastic with thin cable which is obviously a weak spot. The cable is 2 meters long and comes with adapter (not gold plated)   Sound:   Bass: even compared to very expensive headphones I would rank it very high, the bass is soft, very well balanced, very well defined and doesn't seem to distort mids and highs. Exceptional bass handling. Big surprise. Philips claims...
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