Review: Ultrasone Edition 5

An In-Depth Look Into The Features And Performance Of The Ultrasone Edition 5

Ultrasone Edition 5 headphones are among the best that Ultrasone firm which is based in Bavaria has come up with. Even though for some years after the stiff planar magnetic headphone competition, Ultrasone somewhat disappeared, it came back with a bang. It proudly announced the introduction of the magnificent Ultrasone Edition 5 headphones which started off at a retail price of $5,000. Though the price was rather extreme for most audiophiles, the attention to detail and the crispness of the music this equipment gave was nothing but spectacular.

Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5 Limited Headphones

Ten years after the legendary Ultrasone Edition series was born, starting with Edition 7 in 2003, Ultrasone is celebrating this anniversary with the release of Edition 5, a strictly limited edition of only 555 items worldwide. These closed-back headphones lead the field with their exclusive premium materials and the incorporation of new S-Logic EX technology.

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What to find in the package

Ultrasone Edition 5 Review

It is obvious that Ultrasone has invested both capital and research in coming up with the Edition 5 headphones. When you receive your package which is made of high-grade stainless steel, you will definitely be awed by the presence of immaculately designed and made headphones which have dark chrome PVD plated ear cup rings. The ear pads alongside the headband are coated with Ethiopian sheep long haired leather.

You will also find two black and silver OFC cables which are braided for enhanced strength in the box. Both cables are detachable and measure 4m and 1.8m respectively. Both cables are also fixed with Neutrik connectors. The ear cups which are made of Bog moor oak are cleverly designed to give you that incredible firm grip which at the same time is made extremely luxurious by the well-padded ear pads.  The ear cups are further protected using a 7 layer of strong varnish which makes them extra beautiful.

The features of the Ultrasone Edition 5

The one that stands out about these headphones is that they have been painstakingly made hence guaranteeing even the discerning music lover a reason to smile when they wear them. The use of the ancient Bog oak timber to make the ear cups of these headphones guarantees that each and every pair sold exudes a striking characteristic different from the rest. The process used to pick the wood arduous and this eventually guarantees exceptional ear cups.

The main concepts that the maker of the headphones concentrates on include comfort, sound, and overall design. When it comes to the detachable cables which come with gold plated Neutrik connectors, 6.3mm thickness has been employed. The cables come in handy if you have an amplifier at home or if you just want to connect to the preamp.

The Ultrasone Edition 5 headphones have been designed so as to deliver the exclusive spatial listening. The manufacturer has the S-Logic EX® technology registered under its name. This technology is based on the ideal positioning of the funnel-shaped transducers which tend to point downwards to the front and which help at delivering the ultimate spatial effect. This S-Logic technology has definitely enhanced the performance of the Ultrasone Edition 5 speakers which make transform your music from a mere acclimatization of sounds and beats to an opera-like performance.

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Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5 Limited Headphones

Ten years after the legendary Ultrasone Edition series was born, starting with Edition 7 in 2003, Ultrasone is celebrating this anniversary with the release of Edition 5, a strictly limited edition of only 555 items worldwide. These closed-back headphones lead the field with their exclusive premium materials and the incorporation of new S-Logic EX technology.

$5,236.53 & FREE Shipping
Comfort and practicability

The manufacturer has invested in the very best of materials which guarantee comfortable wearing experience of the audiophile. While the ear cups are designed to exude class on the outside, they are also of the ideal size such that they don’t overshadow everything else.

The ear pads are covered with materials that will make you instantly fall in love with these headphones. The finest leather which is sourced from the Ethiopian long hair sheep is used not only for the Edition 5 but also for the other editions. The overall design of the headphones is such that external noise is highly eliminated. At the same time, such materials are used to ensure that the headphones maintain their classy look as well as performance for many years to come.

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The performance of the headphones

Many people have indeed, tried to pass judgment on the overall performance of these headphones. Truth be told, you are the only person who can truly tell whether the price tag which these headphones command is worth. Some people will say that after so many of listening to this equipment, you will notice some sudden change in the delivery of the music. Still, with an impedance of 32Ω, you will surely love the crispy beats that emanate from the speakers. Moreover, the 96 dB SPL and a frequency range of 5 – 46,000 Hz are simply incredible.

Highs

  • High delivery of music, but at high range and low range
  • The frequency range is simply breathtaking
  • Ergonomically beautiful
  • Everything is high quality
  • Not as heavy as competition

Lows

  • Unexplained changes after using the headphones for tens of hours
  • The price is a bit too high

Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5 Limited Headphones

Ten years after the legendary Ultrasone Edition series was born, starting with Edition 7 in 2003, Ultrasone is celebrating this anniversary with the release of Edition 5, a strictly limited edition of only 555 items worldwide. These closed-back headphones lead the field with their exclusive premium materials and the incorporation of new S-Logic EX technology.

$5,236.53 & FREE Shipping
Bottom Line
Ultrasone is definitely proud for having delivered some of the best headphones in the market. Little wonder they back them with a 5-year warranty.

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