"Audiophile Quality"5.0 starson by slick1ru2009
Pros: Clarity, Sound Stage, Bass, Accurate Reproduction, Well Made, Can be used without an amp
Cons: Comfort, but fixable
Summary: I caught the headphone bug a couple of years back. These Ultrasones are my best. They are INTENSE, especially after about 25 hours and the highs mellow out. Its hard to find where anyone that knows headphones says something negative about the sound. The have a rich bass and incredible detail, things I haven't heard on songs with my Grados, Panasonic or Audio-Technica. The one complaint is they fit very tight and have pleather ear cushions. That can be fixed pretty easy though. I found out through Twitter that there is a bendable metal strip inside the headband. This is bendable per Ultrasone. The other upgrade is to use Beyerdynamic EDT 200 Velour Padded Earcushions instead of the originals. I have heard this described as the best headphones under $300. I believe it!