Headphones and Earphones
- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 26 August 2009
The Ultrasone Pro 900’s worked very well in my office arrangement. They offered clear, tight bass and were considerably easier to drive than my AKG’s, which makes them better for systems that don’t have a dedicated headphone amplifier (the headphone jacks on mass market receivers don't have a lot of output volume). They also did a superb job of rejecting ambient noise. The only area that they fell far short of the AKG’s was in the size of the soundstage, but given the open ear design of the AKG’s and the closed ear design of the Pro 900’s, that was to be expected.
For consumers who have musical tastes that include a lot of bass-heavy music, they should definitely audition the Ultrasone Pro 900’s. Sometimes I really missed that strong bass when I changed to a different set of headphones, but then I would hear other details in the music that I thought the Ultrasone’s might be obscuring compared to the AKG’s. It just goes to show you that no single set of headphones has everything.