What is the next step down from the ultrasone 8?
Oct 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

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After listening to the Ultrasone 8 for a bit (in the store) they are starting to grow on me but I'm still not at the point where I want to spend that much on the Edition 8. What is the next step down from there in the Ultrasone family? The one thing I really sorta of liked was that while the bass/lows was strong, wasn't muddle and it was very clear. 
 
Oct 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM Post #2 of 9

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Tyll relate the sound of Ultrastone Edition 8 in his UE600/900 review. You may wanna check them out. People giving it a lot of attention recently.
 
Oct 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM Post #3 of 9

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How much are you talking? You can pick up the Signature Pro for $850 and many strongly prefer it to the Edition 8 anyway. I did and sold my Edition 8. 
 
Oct 23, 2012 at 4:06 PM Post #4 of 9

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The signature pros are showing up as $1200 on amazon. They're more expensive than the edition 8. Edition 8 are on sale for $1099 brand new. A used pair may be a risk if I don't like them I can't return them.

I'll take a look at the uE600/900

While the bass was strong on the edition 8 they weren't overpowering. I tried the pro 900 and found the bass was to much for my liking. I
 
Oct 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM Post #7 of 9

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How much of a step down are we talking? There's not a lot of good closed headphones in the $400-$900 range (there's not a lot of closed headphones in that range in general (I can name about six, and if you remove "weird" stuff (like the Koss Striva) that number gets smaller)).

Look at the Kenwood KH-K1000 as a very solid performing closed-back headphone. Somewhat mid-forward, competent bass response, smoothed treble. Very good all-around headphone, bit over $400 with shipping from AudioCubes. If they don't have to be closed-back, try the PRO2900 or HFI2400 from Ultrasone.
 
Oct 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM Post #8 of 9

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After listening to the Ultrasone 8 for a bit (in the store) they are starting to grow on me but I'm still not at the point where I want to spend that much on the Edition 8. What is the next step down from there in the Ultrasone family? The one thing I really sorta of liked was that while the bass/lows was strong, wasn't muddle and it was very clear. 

 
 
Closed Headphones:
Pro 900
Denon D7000 / D5000
 
 
Open Headphones:
LCD-2.2
HE-500 / HE-5LE
 
Oct 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM Post #9 of 9

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for your own sake, just buy the edition 8, it is better that way than upgrade by upgrade
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