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Ultrasone Pro 550.

I totally forgot about this model. tongue.gif
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So how do the ath a700 and the Ultrasone Pro 550 compare? How and where are they different from each other?
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post #13 of 24
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So how do the ath a700 and the Ultrasone Pro 550 compare? How and where are they different from each other?

Much more bass on the Pro 550s. A LOT more. A700s will have a better sound stage. They're kinda' way different.
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Audio Technica ATH-M50

Their soundstage for gaming is dreadful. mad.gif
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post #16 of 24
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I got the Ultrasone Pro 550 today. Honestly, I'm very dissapointed. I expected it to be MUCH better. My A700 is sadly better, even though it's 30$ dollars cheaper. Sometimes sound like you're in a telephone call. It's great for jazz but horrible for metal. I might be a little confused, or haven't tried them enough to judge them fairly, this is my first listen through. Anybody knows anyway to make them sound better? Like, what should I adjust to make it better for metal? Or is there anything that I'm missing here?
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post #17 of 24
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I got the Ultrasone Pro 550 today. Honestly, I'm very dissapointed. I expected it to be MUCH better. My A700 is sadly better, even though it's 30$ dollars cheaper. Sometimes sound like you're in a telephone call. It's great for jazz but horrible for metal. I might be a little confused, or haven't tried them enough to judge them fairly, this is my first listen through. Anybody knows anyway to make them sound better? Like, what should I adjust to make it better for metal? Or is there anything that I'm missing here?

First, all Ultrasones are very picky on where you place them on your head. The PRO550 follows that rule and most definitely needs proper placement. Second, the PRO550 does seem to get subtly better once you burn them in. Next, make sure your seal is good. The pads take a bit to break in and form around your head. It took about a week for mine to do that.
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I got the Ultrasone Pro 550 today. Honestly, I'm very dissapointed. I expected it to be MUCH better. My A700 is sadly better, even though it's 30$ dollars cheaper. Sometimes sound like you're in a telephone call. It's great for jazz but horrible for metal. I might be a little confused, or haven't tried them enough to judge them fairly, this is my first listen through. Anybody knows anyway to make them sound better? Like, what should I adjust to make it better for metal? Or is there anything that I'm missing here?

First, all Ultrasones are very picky on where you place them on your head. The PRO550 follows that rule and most definitely needs proper placement. Second, the PRO550 does seem to get subtly better once you burn them in. Next, make sure your seal is good. The pads take a bit to break in and form around your head. It took about a week for mine to do that.

I'd also argue that the Pro 550s were never meant for Metal. I would never recommend them to anyone for metal. I would never recommend most bassy headphones below 200 dollars for metal music (Above that, headphones begin to get better and you can have basscake and eat it too).

If you want headphones for metal, buy Grados. Even just an SR60i would be enough.
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post #19 of 24
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I'd also argue that the Pro 550s were never meant for Metal. I would never recommend them to anyone for metal. I would never recommend most bassy headphones below 200 dollars for metal music (Above that, headphones begin to get better and you can have basscake and eat it too).
If you want headphones for metal, buy Grados. Even just an SR60i would be enough.
Well, I guess we both agreed that the PRO550 would suit his other genres fine but the metal genre is a weird one. For metal and rock, I'd definitely point a finger at Grado but Grados aren't gaming headphones. In fact, I would never use Grados for gaming.

Nebster, you also might want to consider a sound card. The Ultrasone opens up a LOT given a proper source. It's awful on onboard. Just...awful. Actually, I think that might be your biggest issue here honestly...
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I have a soundcard( Creative X-Fi Titanium HD). I also expected things to sound massively different with a sound card. I like that everything sounds louder, because everything felt a little too low on onboard. But the sound itself isn't all that different like I expected it to be. I feel like I'm doing something wrong here, considering all the praise soundcards get. Is there something wrong with my ears?
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