Published On: May 28, 2010

Ultrasone's Edition 8 Limited Headphone for Audiophiles

Published On: May 28, 2010

Ultrasone's Edition 8 Limited Headphone for Audiophiles

Ultrasone, a German manufacturer of headphones, is releasing a new pair of headphones simply called the Edition 8 Limited, which would seem to be an impressive set of headphones by any audiophile's standards.

Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, announces the release of the Edition 8 Limited. Based off the design of the original Edition 8 headphone, these new special edition headphones will be limited to only 888 units worldwide and feature details that classify it as Ultrasone's most extravagant headphones ever.

The Edition 8 Limited is a regal dark brown and silver closed-back headphone that employs Ultrasone's latest S-Logic Plus technology, resulting in an impartial acoustic feeling that affords the listener spacious tonal perception. 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, according to the company.

Ultrasone has crafted the outer ear cups with Ruthenium in a matte finish, reducing smudges and finger prints. The outer ear cups are also embossed with a walnut inlay, which received seven layers of clear coating to safeguard against scratches. To complete the aesthetic, each inner ear cup is adorned with dark brown Ethiopian sheepskin to improve isolation.

Each Edition 8 Limited headphone is housed in a wooden box for safe storage and transportation. As there will only be 888 Edition 8 headphones produced, Ultrasone has individually stamped each headphone with its own serial number.

Edition 8 Limited Technical Specifications

• Principle: Dynamic / Closed
• Impedance: 30 Ohm
• Driver size: 40mm Titanium plated
• Magnet: NdFeB
• Frequency range: 6 - 42.000 Hz
• SPL: 96 dB
• Weight (excl. cord): 260g
• USC Cord length: 1,2m (OFC Cable)
• USC Extension cable 4m (OFC Cable)
• 3,5mm gold plated plugs
• Adapter 3,5/6,3mm gold plated
• ULE technology

The Edition 8 Limited headphones have a MSRP of $1699 and will be available in June at and high-end audio retailers worldwide.

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