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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ultrasone’s Edition 10 headphones make for a luxuriantly opulent set of cans


Generally speaking, when people ask me for a recommendation for headphones, I endorse Koss’ PortaPro line, which offers excellent sound quality in a timeless design for a very affordable ($30) price. Why spend more for something that’s likely to break anyway?

Well, today, I’m eating my words, with the Ultrasone Edition 10 Special Edition, Ultrasone’s very first open back headphones. For can enthusiasts, these are undeniably sexy beasts, featuring Zebrano wood ear cup inlays as well as leather ear cup pads made of Ethiopian sheepskin leather. Additionally, the Edition 10 Special Edition contains titanium-plated drives, and Kevlar coated bullet proof cables.

Sounding expensive yet? Don’t guess the price just now: let’s throw some more specs at you. Each set of headphones contains titanium-plated 40mm drivers, specially designed so as to have a 10% more powerful magnet. Other features include S-Logic technology, MU Metal Bufferboard, and an impedance of 32 Ohm.

In addition, the Edition 10 Special Edition headphones are available in extremely limited numbers: only two thousand will be made, and each will have a serial number embossed on the set.

The price? A stagger $2,749. But my god… just look at these babies. Have you ever seen a more gorgeous set of cans?

Press Release

Uniquely designed open back earcups with Zebrano wood inlays and titanium-plated drivers

Only 2010 will be produced and each pair comes with a Zebrano wood headphone stand, wood storage case & is balanced input ready

Murrieta, Calif. – (October 4, 2010) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, proudly announces the release of its first open back special edition headphone – Edition 10. The long awaited open back Edition 10 headphone boasts the most luxurious feature set of any special edition headphone to date. With Zebrano wood ear cup inlays, Ethiopian sheepskin leather ear cup pads, Titanium plated drivers, Kevlar coated cables and a limited number of 2010 units available, Ultrasone’s Edition 10 represent the companies most lavishly appointed and highly coveted speciality headphones ever created.

The Edition 10 is a result of years of painstaking R&D to ensure the first open backed special edition headphone met the rigorous standards set by its predecessors. The ear cups alone are a triumph in both form and function, resulting in a design never before created by Ultrasone’s engineers. Drawing inspiration from natural forms, the Edition 10’s ear cups feature high levels of air permeability through the grills, high specific torsion strength and extremely low resonance, all in a lightweight design.

The outer ear cup is finished with galvanic Ruthenium plating and with a Zebrano wood inlay, which is coated with eight layers of clear lacquer for protection. The Edition 10’s inner ear cup, as well as the head-pad, is adorned with reddish brown Ethiopian sheepskin. This type of leather is known for being the most supple leather available, achieving the maximum level of comfort and sound isolation.

The drivers selected for the Edition 10 have been specially tuned for open back headphones. The Titanium-plated 40mm drivers have been designed with a 10% more powerful magnet for enhanced sound pressure levels. Each set of drivers have been individually paired with a tolerance of +/- 0.4.

Attention to detail can be seen at every level with the Edition 10s and the cable is no exception. Ultrasone has incorporated silver-plated OFC 99.99% pure copper wires and utilized Kevlar as the casing, achieving increased current flow, improved flexibility and lower overall weight. In addition, the Edition 10 is designed to be balanced input ready, so audiophiles who wish to implement a balanced cable configuration do not have to change the entire wire, rather connect XLR connectors instead of the 6.3mm connector.

Ultrasone’s latest headphones employ S-Logic™ Plus technology, resulting in an impartial acoustic feeling that affords the listener the utmost spacious tonal perception. This gives users the advantage of wearing Ultrasone headphones for many hours without their ears hurting. Ultrasone’s newest headphones also contain MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduce the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones.

Each Edition 10 headphone comes with a hand crafted Zebrano wood headphone stand and is housed in its own wooden box for safe storage and transportation. Only 2010 Edition 10 headphones will be produced, each one will be embossed with its own serial number.

Edition 10 Technical Specifications

Open-back deluxe headphones with reduced emissions using the ULE standard (Ultra Low Emission) and S-Logic Plus technology
S-LogicTM Plus technology
Dynamic principle, open
Frequency range: 5 – 45000 Hz
Impedance 32 Ohm
Sound pressure level 99 dB
MU Metal bufferboard,
Reduced field emissions in accordance with ULE standard
40 mm titanium-plated driver
Magnet NdFeB
Weight 282g (excl. cord)
Cord length: 3m
Aramid fiber enhanced
Silver plated high-flex cable
(OFC 99.99 % pure copper)
6.3 mm gold plated plug

32 comments:

Home Alone Stoned said...

damn nice headphones!

Freshman said...

cool

Allen said...

wow, those look really really intensely sick. i feel you bro.

Ishu said...

WOW, looks so cool, and bet the quality is at it's BEST with these!

thecatzpajamas said...

these headphones are looking sweet

gypsycore said...

If only I was a rich man :D

troykan said...

wow, thoose are amazing :)

Randy Weezner said...

for over 2k that bass better pound

pixel said...

eh, they are too over the top for me - i don't know why anyone would spend that much on headphones

Mesty said...

Oh wow they look so good and will go with my Gucci handbag!
Mesty =)

lovebloggin said...

wow those look beautiful

ConnorJS said...

I'd buy them... if only I had the money :(

OC-STEVEN said...

man those do look amazing! i wish i had that much money to blow on some headphones

MMAwillgrow said...

sup /brah, that's some interesting sh**... wud read again

Acou said...

i've GOT to try these, as i am in need of new headphones currently. hope they have good sound quality :D

Fuuuuuuuu said...

I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

Slumph said...

beautiful =D

Slumph said...

bemp

Jackie said...

This is some great stuff, keep it up !

Slumph said...

fit ass headphones =D

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Dan Smelter said...

Wow. I can't even begin to consider spending that much money on headphones.

NeedlessToSay said...

They look like they're good headphones, but damn. $2,749?

la comédie said...

nice post

Swift Love said...

you've got some good insight in this post :)

Slumph said...

they look epic =D

KnT said...

Those are nice headphones. Do they cancel out any clicking noises?

Nailgun said...

Those are some fancy damn headphones

DjSavage said...

Time to sell my car so I can get new headphones =D

Author said...

LOL I think I'll just stick with the $0.50 piece of crap that I found at a flea market. I always break mine after a month or so anyway.

Fuuuuuuuu said...

Thanks for commenting on my last post! Your input will help me with my next one.

Nikola Begedin said...

Regular "in-ear" headphones for me, thank you. This is way too big.

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