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I bought these Ultrasone HFI-780 headphones a few weeks ago and this is my review on these headphones.



These headphones have been burned in about +200 hours and so far I really like them. I use these headphones for:

-Gaming
-Music (trance, techno, electronica etc.)
-Movies

Gaming- They are amazing. I mostly play Bad Company 2 and the bass is just the way I like it. It is more deep. I guess you can say its a little "exaggerated" but that is how I like it. I also play CSS and the sounds are better, specifically the AWP shot.

Music- These headphones make a difference when I am listening to trance music. I love the bass and I can hear things that I never heard before with my last pair of headphones.

-Comfort - Very tight, but you can stretch the top band and make it more loose. Has comfortable padding. [7]
-Size: Full size headphones, thus a little heavier.
-Build Quality: Very well constructed [9]
-Noise Isolating? Cancels noise very well [8]
-Signature Sound: Trance, techno, dance, electronica etc.
-No amp needed, but having an amp wouldn't hurt.
-Closed back.

Final thoughts: The price range on these headphones are $150-175. You can definitely get these for $150 if you look around. These are my first full size headphones and I enjoy them everyday. It is worth it if you play games with deep sound, and listen to some trance. The price isn't too bad either. Hopefully this review helps someone in the future in their purchase on some Ultrasone's.



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Thank you. I'm gonna review the PRO 550 as soon as they burn-in, which should be soon. So far, they've burnt in for an hour...lol.
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How's the soundstage on them?
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How's the soundstage on them?
The soundstage is pretty good. It came with a demo CD which was impressive. In rock music you hear the drums nice and crisp, lows come out pretty good too. The headphones are meant for electronica music, which is the reason I bought these.

The headphones just get better after hours of burning in.
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I'm thinking about picking up a set of closed headphones down the road to balance out my open air AD700's. It's just a bit jarring, since the extra bass presence kind of annoys me now that I've used them so much, lol.
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Ultrasones take a good amount of time to burn-in, from what I've read. Of course, my own Ultrasone sounded good out of the box and that hasn't really changed all that much. Overall, I'd say Ultrasone is probably going to be my new audio path.
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I've got a pair of these as well. I mostly listen to dubstep, electro, trance, house, so these are perfect for that. I'm thinking of getting a Digizoid Z0 amp for them, they market it as a personal subwoofer and has gotten good reviews at head-fi. I'm a basshead so that amp and these headphones will be perfect.
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The soundstage is pretty good. It came with a demo CD which was impressive. In rock music you hear the drums nice and crisp, lows come out pretty good too. The headphones are meant for electronica music, which is the reason I bought these.

The headphones just get better after hours of burning in.
I have the HFI-680's and like them, my only complaint is that sometimes they are a bit too crisp for their own good and as such, don't feel warm. I found this can be alleviated with an amp, my LD MKIII tube amp did a fine job of sorting that out.

I listen mainly to electronic music and that is why I bought this HFI-680's!
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Anybody got the HFI-580's? It would be very nice if someone can tell me the difference between them and the 780's
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I have the HFI-680's and like them, my only complaint is that sometimes they are a bit too crisp for their own good and as such, don't feel warm. I found this can be alleviated with an amp, my LD MKIII tube amp did a fine job of sorting that out.

I listen mainly to electronic music and that is why I bought this HFI-680's!
They are too crisp, but the bass is simply amazing. Any bad quality music will sound worse with these headphones. But my FLAC trance sounds amazing! So its a win in my book.
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