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Ultrasone Edition 8 S-Logic Plus Natural Surround Sound Professional Headphone


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  • S-Logic™ Plus Natural Surround Sound
  • Safer hearing
  • Portable, closed headphone
  • Frequency range 6-42,000 Hz
  • Impedance 30 Ohm
3 new from $1,599.95 1 used from $1,099.95

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Technical Details

  • Noise-Isolating

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches ; 9.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0026P4670
  • Item model number: Edition 8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

The Edition 8 is a stunningly elegant, black and silver closed-back headphone employing Ultrasone’s latest S-Logic™ Plus technology that results in an impartial acoustic feeling that allows the listener even more spacious tonal perception. Designed with the audio connoisseur in mind, the interior ear cups are covered in fine Ethiopian sheepskin, which provides the most isolation of any leather, while the outer ear cups are covered in Ruthenium, known for its brilliant metallic sheen and durable properties. These special edition headphones 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 8 headphone is individually stamped with its own serial number & comes in a leather bag for storage and transportation.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound is really very nice.
L. Topper
The closed back design gives the headphones a compactness to the design and allows for better sound isolation and prevents sound leakage.
Dustin
That being said, these are the best portable headphones you can get.
tdudnyk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 30 people found the following review helpful By L. Topper on October 10, 2009
These headphones have not been broken in, but right out of the box, they sound wonderful. They seem to have a very balanced clear sound that is fine on the top end. I live the bass response. They are comfortable and classy looking.

However, at $1,499.00, they qualify for people that feel they have to have the "best" of everything. I have many top end headphones from many manufacturors. These headphones "sound wise" hold up very well, but it is very difficult to justify the expense.

I have been listening to them on a very reasonably priced hybrid solid state power sourced, tube powered headphone ampplifier. The sound is really very nice.

The packaging is really quite skimpy. The headphones come with a very pedestrian cable in a white cardboard box with a glossy looking cardboard sleeve over it. At this expense, they could have put it in a nice case.

Style wise, they are much cooler looking than the edition 9. They sound is a little less bass centered. It is more balanced sounding that the Edition 9 which is also a very nice headphone.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dustin on February 8, 2011
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These are excellent headphones that sound pretty good out of the box. The sound beautifully depicts the highs and mids. The bass is very punchy but never overwhelming. The edition 8 will play your music in a way that is every bit as true and accurate as the top reference headphones but does so in a unique way that is less technical and isolated but more intimate and (for a lack of a better term) fun. I found myself more compelled to moving my head to the music, if that makes sense. It is sonically on par with the top open-back headphones, which is incredible given that it is a closed back design. The closed back design gives the headphones a compactness to the design and allows for better sound isolation and prevents sound leakage. This is great for the user and people around them. It is one of the top "portable" headphones on the market that sounds great even without a top end amp. They cost a lot and that is about the only thing I am grading down on. Gorgeous headphones whose looks are surpassed by their sound.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N@qOyQ@tSi on August 28, 2011
I recently purchased the Ed 8 as an upgrade from my previous audiophile Grado RS2.
My initial impression when I took them out of the box was how light they felt.
I used an iPod classic with uncompressed ALAC files, with a CLAS algorithum solo dac and amp (both are portable) the sound is amazing for the size and weight of these little 'phones. Blew the Grados out the water for detail and comfort and bass. They are a closed headphone so there is very little sound leakage. If you want the best closed/portable headphone for commuting and home listening you should audition these.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P N on November 30, 2012
Let me start off by saying I'm your normal "budget" audiophile. I want to know the best equipment I can buy at a certain price. I can appreciate good equipment.

I will also say I think part of being an audiophile is the buying experience / longing for something. Most people can't just go out there and buy whatever they want. I happen to be blessed with a great father in law who gave me these as he accidently bought two on Amazon. It's one thing to want and long to buy something you've always wanted and another to just receive something out of the blue. At first I have never heard of Ultrasone, I really only knew grado's (as I always wanted some sr80i). After doing a bit of research I realized how expensive these really were. That means I can objectively take out the whole "I just paid xxxx amount for these headphones so they have to be great".

I have some older Sony MDR-v700 dj's and Shure SE215s and that's the extent to my headphone/in ear purchases. Those both are decent. I'm going to go over some quick pros/cons (as this is what I like to look for in an amazon review) and then go over everything in detail.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A R on March 24, 2012
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I've had my eye on some ultra high quality cans, mainly Ultrasone, for some time now. I finally pulled the trigger on the Edition 8's, and man I am glad I did. The sound out of these far surpasses anything I had anticipated, super clean sound top to bottom the Bass is done right, not boom boom boom like so many other cheaper 'phones, just nice smooth detailed bass, the highs are clear and not overly bright, as are the mids, male voices sound accurate For those of you into two channel music, these remind me of my Wilson W/P 8's.

The pictures dont do just for the look of these. The Ruthenium is very shiny, but not in a "hey look at me" kind of way. Over all the fit finish and feel is straight out of the German Teutonic tradition, no extraneous glitz, well thought out, and great ergonomics. One thing people don't mention is the included satchel, this is a nice touch, as my carry on bag is full and the soft bag is a better fit than a hard case.

In the end if your musical tastes lie in the Dr Dre style of booming bass and over blown top ends, buy something at a 1/10th of the price, if you enjoy music presented as the artist intended with little coloration from your gear look no further.

UPDATE: A few months in and I am still in love with these headphones. I listen to them most nights before bed, while traveling, and at random points during the day. On average I use them about 3-4 hours a day. One complaint I have is the noise isolation is not quite as good as I had hoped, on an airplane they do block some noise but way less than a active noise cancelling headphone (this, in my mind, is to be expected).
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