Ultrasone Edition 8 Ruthenium

General Information

The Ultratone Edition 8 is a stunningly elegant, black and silver closed-back headphone employing Ultrasone's latest S-Logic Plus technology that results in an impartial acoustic feeling that allows the listener even more spacious tonal perception.Designed with the audio connoisseur in mind, the interior ear cups are covered in fine Ethiopian sheepskin, which provides the most isolation of any leather, while the outer ear cups are covered in Ruthenium, known for its brilliant metallic sheen and durable properties. These special edition headphones contain MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduce the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones. Each Edition 8 headphone is individually stamped with its own serial number & comes in a leather bag for storage and transportation.

Latest reviews

Pros: Excellent bass, airy for being a closed variant, build quality, warranty
Cons: Soundstage not on par compared to open headphones
If you listen to dance/club/dubstep/etc you will love these headphones. The bass is fantastic and there is clarity and detail in all spectrums. Soundstage is good for being a closed variant. However, when listening to acoustic recordings, they sometimes seem rather boring/analytical if comparing with headphones with an open design.
The build quality is really top-notch. The manufacturer offers a free 5 year warranty extension.
Comfort is good and they look classy. No specific amp is required, just connect them directly to your mobile device. The isolation is a plus whenever needed.
I use these primarily when listening to studio productions and prefer my modded Grado PS500 or Sony MPR-F1 when listening to acoustic recordings.
Pros: Soundstage
Cons: High highs can be a little sharp
Here is the deal. I really don't care how they look. I don't care how they are built (they are headphones for god-sakes). I don't care if they smudge or whatever else. So you won't see me wasting your time reading about that stuff. 
I will tell you that on their own, these headphones are good. That is until I made two very big improvements that made these lift off to the moon!
I started listening exclusively to MOG with is at 320 kbps but more importantly than that, it allows me to find really, really good recordings. 
Secondly, I bought the bel canto 1.5 DAC/headphone amp. Sweet baby jesus, I could not believe what I was hearing. Frankly, I never heard music sound this way. I have a 10K non-headphone system at home that cannot hold a candle to the sound I am getting out of this headphone combo. 
These two improvements made these headphones absolutely extraordinary. I even plugged in my Grado S60 beaters and they made them sound incredible (but without any bass). 
These headphones stay on my head for six hours a day and are never fatiguing and no one can hear my music (I listen at my office). I am so stoked on the sound that I am waiting on the asynchronous USB adapter from bel canto called the RefLink. If the sound gets even better, I think I will have a heart attack. 
Obviously, you can sense my enthusiasm for this setup. Lana Del Rey sounds like she is right next to me. Black eyed peas same damn thing. 
The tight bass on these headphones is really, really nice and the main thing I really like about them. I will trial the Audeze very shortly and if they are a clear improvement, I will get them. 
Pros: Design,Sound,Isolation
Cons: Price,Ear Pad
This headphone has outstanding Design and Perfomance. Very balanced and natural sound

one thing i have to talk about is its ear pad.

this earpad is just attatched with double side tape...............

I can't believe that they just used tape to hold them...and it is over $1000 headphone.....

but it sounds the best out of my portable system.
I don't find it that natural sounding at all =/
Anyway, as long as you like them =)


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