Headphones Ultrasone Edition 8

The new Ultrasone Edition 8 striking by its reflecting surface. But mostly he brilliant sound.

  1. Headphones Ultrasone Edition 8
  2. Data sheet

That developers of their creations are entirely convinced, is probably absolutely normal. The Chief manufacturer Ultrasone Florian König can also certify a strong sense of mission. So can he is downright enthusiastic about it auslasssen, what distinguishes Ultrasone headphones.

There was a godfather-tentierte S-logic equalization. After long examinations King came to the conclusion that a smooth frequency response determined via measuring microphone to avoid the unwanted In the localization in headphones is inexpedient, but a special, which includes the properties of the ear. In addition the converter King positioned not as usual in the middle of the ear, but locally slightly deeper. So he wants to create an impression which should appear rather as if sitting front of speakers with headphones.

Another feature the Ultrasone headphones is the shielding with Mu metal. Because King is convinced that the electromagnetic radiation reduced this to one tenth compared to unshielded listeners leads to reduced fatigue and uncomfortable symptoms.

Only on such arrangements not to Ultrasone but left, but had built a good 40 mm drivers. A coil made of high-purity copper drives a low-resonance Mylar diaphragm with a strong neodymium magnet, which received evaporated on a titanium coating for increased rigidity.

You will not deviated Edition 9 (1/07) the new listener assembled in Tutzing on Lake Starnberg from the sealed design of its predecessor. She appeals to so all who not with want to get background music for their environment and from this want to insulate something themselves. It fits in the picture, that the comfort of the fairly lightweight handset is very high and the converter because of the low impedance also perfectly fits to all mobile devices with low output voltage.

What is including in the listening test with an Apple iPod showed. So not quite the bass abundance of Edition 9, the Edition 8 was causing him such as “Saints” by Gravenhurst (“, the Western lands”, warp/RTD warp 157) minimal Foundation was missing, it sounded the guitar strings vehement and Nick Talbot’s voice still more articulated.

Similar occurred with the headphone amplifier Grado RA 1 (3/02): here of the pressure fuller Edition 9, where the more subtle and more detailed Edition 8. Also the comparison with the open Sennheiser HD 800 (4/08) showed a tie: he gave up not quite up to the somewhat broader playback of HD 800, but offsetting this with more immediately and more accentuated speech. Thus, the new co reference for closed headphones is now the Edition 8.

Ultrasone Edition 8

Manufacturer Ultrasone
Price €1200.00
Rating 53.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Weight 269,0
Function principle dynamic
Accessories 4 m extension cable, 3.5 to 6.3 mm adapter, leather carrying case
Measured values
Impedance 30.2 ohm
Efficiency 97.0 dB
Short conclusion With the Edition 8, Ultrasone has created a very high-quality and suitable also for mobile devices closed headphones. Sonically he inspired by his excessive detail and its direct address.
Sound Top-class
Sound points
Max 70
Measured values
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Max 15 points)
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Overall maximum 120 points) very good 80
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 7 / 09


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