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Ultrasone PRO 550 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #3 in Headphones

Posted

Pros: lightweight, comfortable around the ears (instead of on the ears), extra pair of pads, I don't even want to wear my old headphones

Cons: Coiled cable!

I just got these the other day, just tried em on today and can tell you that I noticed an IMMEDIATE difference from everything I'd ever heard until now. It's as if I wasn't even living before?

This isn't a full review as I've just got these. Also- I am by no means an audiophile. You can take my word this is how I honestly feel about them.

Initial Impressions:

  • First thing's first- I was immediately impressed with the packaging. It comes in an awesome case.
  • I was afraid the circumference of the pads wouldn't be enough for my huge dome. Fortunately, it fits perfectly! thumb.gif
  • I was amazed to find there was an extra pair of pads. I honestly wasn't expecting this much. I'm not used to spending this much and getting extra... I feel spoiled now.
  • Now, I saw different colors all over the internet. I was hoping I got the white ones- and thank god I did. Thanks Amazon. Looks slightly better in person.


Moving on..

Listening to them I can tell you that there was an immediate difference from any other headphones I've ever owned. I'm not going to lie, I haven't owned much- but these certainly do sound better than those 200 dollar pair of bose misfits I had previously- and much more comfortable as well. These brought out a bunch of things I never caught before when listening to them on 'other' headphones.

Comfort wise these are pretty much exactly what I was expecting. Comfort was high up my list so I didn't mind paying a little extra for some added peace of mind. Take it from me, I have a big head, on top of that my ears are big too. I tried a crap load of headphones within the 50-200 dollar range and haven't found ones as comfortable as these yet (with the exception of some random sony ones I tried on- in hindsight however I think those would have made my ears really hot over time).

Bang for buck- My first choice was HD555's or A700's, unfortunately the price no longer justified the purchase. Took the plunge and here I am now, and let me tell you there is absolutely no regret in my wallet right now. These were pretty much $10 cheaper than 555's and $25 more than A700's.

Will write more on this later. These are just my initial impressions for now.

Posted

Pros: nice punctual bass without drowning out the midtones, visually look appealing, decent blocking of ambient sound

Cons: no 1/4" to 3.5mm adaptor (needed for coiled cord)

I am extremely happy with these headphones. While I don't consider myself an audiophile I definitely know and appreciate the difference between good and bad sound. My previous pair of headphones for music were some Sony MDR's and Sennheiser 202. If you are looking for one hell of a nice pair of headphones then you might want to look into these.

ALSO: They are no longer producing the blue-ish color that is pictured. It is instead silver, black, and a brushed metal look.

Specs:
  • Type: Closed
  • Frequency Range: 10Hz - 22kHz
  • Impedance: 64 Ohm
  • Sound Pressure Level: 102 dB
  • Driver Size: 50mm Mylar

Pro's:
  • Solid construction (don't feel cheep by any means
  • Comes in a very nice hard case
  • Detachable cord is very nice for storage



IMPORTANT: If you buy these headphones you must burn them in to get the full frequency range (which is normal). Just leave them on for 25-50 hours and that should do it.

11/20/11:
Alright guys so since my last post the cables I ordered came in and I had the chance to use them on an airplane. Here are, what I assume will be, my final assesments. I ****ing love these headphones!!!! SInce I have had a chance to burn them in the bass has really become all I had hoped it to be and more (but not too much as to drown other instruments out when it is inappropriate). Now that's out of the way I might add they are very comfortable over extended periods of use. On the airplane (while they don't cancel noise like some headphones) they do block out a good majority of the noise without having to murder your ears in process. All in all I could not be happier with my purchase and would highly recommend these to anyone that enjoys having the ability to bump bass but also listen to acoustic and such without it being drowned out.

Thats it. PM or comment if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to help out. biggrin.gif
Ultrasone PRO 550 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones
Description:

The PRO 550 (formerly the PROline 550) builds on the immensely popular HFI-580 (formerly the HFI-550) to create a professional headphone that is both durable and versatile. Tight and powerful bass plus precise and detailed instrument placement is given. Featuring the same 50mm Mylar driver able to crank out lots of volume and punch, the PRO 550 also includes detachable cables and ear pads. Updated for 2008, the PRO 550 now features thicker ear pads and headband pad, brushed aluminum nameplate on the ear cups and a nylon hard case to protect your headphones on the go.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandUltrasone
EAN4043941071100
FeatureZippered hard case, extra ear pads and cables and demo CD included
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height9 inches
Length11.25 inches
Weight0.65 pounds
Width4 inches
LabelUltrasone
List Price$269.00
ManufacturerUltrasone
ModelPRO 550
MPNPRO 550
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherUltrasone
SKUULTPRO550
StudioUltrasone
TitleUltrasone PRO 550 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones
Warranty2 Years
Models:
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