Ultrasone Edition 8 Limited

General Information

Edition 8 Limited is hand-made in Germany and the number of headphones is limited. Only 888 pieces of this premium headphones can be purchased. Therefore each Edition 8 Limited headphone holds its own serial number to assure a distinctive identification of the limited production.

The outer ear cups of these exclusive and luxurious Edition 8 Limited headphones are made of matt finished Ruthenium. This noble metal is known for its high quality and durable properties. Each earcup is emblazoned with a clasp of manually manufactured American nutwood. Each piece has its inimitable grain. The inimitable grain of each American nutwood inlay with seven layers of lacquer represents limited exclusiveness of each pair of headphones. Each of these inlays is extensively produced by a German master joiner. The Edition 8 Limited shows high-class coating combined with manual precision.

The interior ear cups of Edition 8 Limited headphones are covered in very soft genuine dark brown Ethiopian sheepskin leather. This is the finest leather available and provides the finest isolation of any leather.

The metal headband of the Edition 8 Limited typifies latest scientific knowledge in headband design and development. This unique progression of headband design made by Ultrasone is highly developed and technical precision work; specifically engineered for the Edition 8 series. The headband is also covered with the very soft genuine dark brown Ethiopian sheepskin leather.

Finally, these headphones come with a luxurious in Germany manufactured and lockable stylish brown case. This specifically created case with an embossed Edition 8 Limited Logo is optimal for storage and transportation.

In addition to a titanium plated tri-bass-tube driver, Edition 8 Limited headphones follow Ultrasone´s S-Logic Plus Technology which results in a most neutral sound impression with more vivid perception of voices and instruments. It goes without saying, that Edition 8 Limited headphones use the ULE technology as the exclusiveness of these headphones call for the reduction of magnetic field emissions.

Latest reviews

Pros: Perfect full size portable cans; replace earmuffs, and do so with some style.
Cons: Too darn expensive; cannot wear a hat; too warm in summer
They remain my favorites for around a year, and I have no urge to get anything else. Premium over other versions was minuscule at the time (price in USD is converted from what I paid in EUR (1140 incl Value Added Tax)), no sonic differences they say, and I had no chance to find out; the brown leather, walnut sliver and different finish were really appealing.
Good isolation, I mainly use them in public transportation (no worries - nobody recognises these).
Should you get a pair? - are there any left??
It is only about how obsessed one is about hi-fi and portable cans in particular.
I do believe there are better cans for home use for less money, IE may be better, too, but for somebody who does not listen to cans at home and cannot stand things in his/her ear canal, IMHO Edition 8s are the way to go (still check out T5Ps, you may prefer those). 
Not much use for the box though -- I lug them around in the felt case of my T5Ps.
- Anybody willing to swap the Madras goatskin bag included with other versions for my virtually unused "Ltd" box?


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