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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
They're really nice pads. They're more comfortable than the stock pads and don't change the sound signature much at all. I don't think they sell these any more though since all the ones I see now on Ultrasone's online store are black.
You're right. They now sell the new 750 black pads. I think I like them even more!



This store still sells the gray pads but I don't know how legit they are and it's non-US.

You say the bass is a bit tamer and slightly more refined? Perhaps they now sound like the 650s?

Anyway, thanks. I think I'm gonna pick me up a pair...and maybe a long Ultrasone headphone cable.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 11/8/11 at 2:58pm
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I've added links to the first post for the common accessories. +REP to Deverica Wolf for linking to the Ultrasone online store. Links also found below.

Links to Accessories:
Ultrasone PRO750 pads (black)
Aurum 6' extension cable (3.5 mm jack)
Ultrasone Long Straight Cable (3 m, 6.3 mm jack) - Direct replacement for short cable

The direct replacement long cable is looking quite tempting...
Edited by RallyMaster - 11/18/11 at 7:57pm
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OK. They finally came in. My order said "Pending" and that was it. Exactly a week later, UPS gives it to me out of the blue. No tracking number. My order still says pending. rolleyes.gif

I also ordered this Velvet Bag for the headphones. It's nice.
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I've had it a couple of days and been switching the pads on and off, which is really annoying. RallyMaster hit it on it's head when he said the bass is a bit tamer and more refined. That is what I am hearing also.

At first I didn't see what the big fuss was about. I mean they are comfy but so are the fake leather pads too. As soon as I put them on, I heard the sound lower, and with less bass. MY BASS WAS GONE! mad.gif

I kind of was disappointed. Also, they hurt my head a bit because they are tighter. But after several hours of use I fell in love with them. They feel much nicer than the stock pads. The stocks are loose and COLD on the ears. You don't know how loose they are until you buy the velvet pads. The 750 pads are nice and full on your ears and don't move. And they are WARM! biggrin.gif They make the thing look and feel more expensive.

I was listening to .FLAC files. Everything sounds a bit more neutral. Your ears can play tricks on you but everything sounds a bit better to me.

I believe the different sound comes from the fact that the 750 pads are fuller and blocking or half-covering five of the six large speaker holes.

At first, I did not believe the sound was as loud but now it sounds the same to me. The highs and mids also about the same to me. I notice on some songs, like Ace of Base's Beautiful Life or A-Ha's Take On Me, everything sounds a bit clearer. Hardly noticeable. Maybe it's my ears? It did take a bit to get used to this new sound.

The bass is not as heavy and more refined. For songs with little bass you will notice it bad. For songs that are bass heavy, you will hear it slightly less bang and more detail. I think I am a bass head sometimes so I miss the bass when listening to The Beatles in Mono...the only way listen to them heavy. There are EQs like Electri-Q, though, that can make the bass sound the same as it did before though. Also, the drums have a little less of a bang as well, like the beginning of Please Mister Postman.

Two songs I really noticed it on were Taxman and Something. The bass is much more refined on Taxman and on Something, the bass is not so overpowering.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrNKxmmb_9A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ63HUiPyL4

Anyway, here are some pictures comparing them. Yes, they suck. thumb.gif

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Grado Adapter and Ultrasone 9 ft Cable. RallyMaster, the cable is amazing with the Grado. Best it's gonna sound. No crosstalk.
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Anyway, I highly recommended these pads. They are almost a must buy. Once you feel them, you'll never want the stock ones again. Just remember that the bass will be slightly less heavy but more detailed and you'll be set. Everything else sounds pretty much the same and I really like what I'm hearing. It's as if I now own two pairs of headphones: A normal pair and a fun pair. Well, almost normal...I remember someone who reviewed the PRO series said the bass could be overpowering on the 550 and the 650's bass was more balanced and better. I bet these solve that problem. Plus, these are cheaper than the 650s and aren't stupid blue.
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The velvet pads seem a lot thicker than the fake leather pads. I agree that they're worth the extra money smile.gif
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A lot of you guys took my advice to get the Aurum cable extension to use with the short straight cable. My Aurum cable has gotten pretty beaten up and now has a bent plug and I realized that ever since my Titanium HD died (leaving only my STX), I've been having to use a 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter. Effectively, I was making a ton of contact points: screw on portion to the short cable -> short cable to the Aurum 3.5 mm -> Aurum to 6.3 mm adapter and then finally into the STX. I decided last Saturday to purchase this cable from Ultrasone, which would effectively reduce the number of connections made to just be screw-on -> 6.3 mm termination to STX. This is what I ended up getting:

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That is clearly...not the $27.80 cable I paid for. As it turns out, Ultrasone sent me this one. Wait, $75.60?!

I'm not sure how much success you guys are going to get but this is awesome!
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Hey guys I've been debating between these headphones or the DT 770 Pro 80.
What I've read so far is that these headphones are boss, also adding the extra earpads makes them perfect. It may take away less bass but it is more refined. Is the extra cable worth it as I don't really want it to be seen when in public with these. Also are these good straight out of my ipod and stuff as I'm not really interested in purchasing an amp. I like the fact that these come with extra goodies like the carrying case and how the cable is detachable and you get 2 types, and apparently they are mildly comfortable with the original ear pads.
But...
The DT 770 Pro 80 has the more appealing sound to me as it is more bassy. I listen to many genres but mainly pop dubstep and rock. Apparently these are extremely comfortable right away without any additional accessories. It doesnt have a detachable cord but I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It doesn't come with as much extras as the Pro 550s and is more expensive by about $50. But if I get the Pro 550 then I get the extra ear pads then that'll be about the same price.

What do you guys reckon I should get?
If you know where to get any of these cheap then please let me know also I live in New Zealand so check if they are willing to ship here

Thanks Heaps
This will be my first big purchase on headphones. I currently own the Philips SHP2000 for $15 NZD
Leaning towards the Pro550 more as from what you've said but any people who've has the chance to own both?
Thanks again:)
post #68 of 68
Just Checked on the website for Ultrasone.
The Ear pads are an extra $42!!!!
Also they don't ship to New Zealand frown.gif
Does anyone know where I can get these if I am to buy the Pro550s?
For cheaper perhaps and also if they ship to New Zealand?
Thanks thumb.gifthumb.gif
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