Ultrasone Edition 8 PalladiumDale Davies ▼ | Thursday May 6, 2010 6:01PM ET
The Edition 8 Palladium is a luxurious black and silver closed-back headphone that employs Ultrasone’s latest S-Logic Plus technology, resulting in an impartial acoustic feeling that affords the listener the utmost spacious tonal perception. Catering to the growing need of audiophiles, who not only demand impeccable sounding, but also aesthetically pleasing headphones, Ultrasone has adorned the outer ear cups with palladium, a rare material that increases durability and limits tarnishing.
The ear cups are also embossed with a high-tech ceramic inlay, completing the first-class appearance of the headphones. Each Edition 8 headphone is individually stamped with its own serial number & comes in a sleek leather bag for storage and transportation.
The interior ear cups of Edition 8 headphones and the headband are covered in very soft genuine dark grey Ethiopian sheepskin leather. This is the finest leather available and provides the finest isolation of any leather. In addition to a new titanium plated tri-bass-tube driver, this is the first Edition series headphone that follows Ultrasone´s newest S-Logic Plus technology. Edition 8 headphones also contain MU-Metal shielding that reduces magnetic field emissions. Finally, these headphones come with an exclusively manufactured bag made from smooth, fine grain Madras goatskin produced in France.
The patented S-Logic technology is described as Natural Surround Sound. No digital surround system can compare with this new standard. Normal headphones sound direct and even on both sides, but the S-Logic system pushes the sound around your head! It appears as though you are listening to speakers at the other side of the room. Even at very low levels, this spacious sound allows you to hear more accurately. The Edition 8 uses new titanium-plated tri-bass-tube drivers which offer the most accurate and finest sound reproduction.
The Ultrasone ULE technology was systematically developed for professionals who spend most of their professional lives in headphones. Most headphone drivers convert an electric signal into an acoustical signal, producing low-frequency magnetic fields. In response, Ultrasone developed a special MU Metal shielding (ULE technology) to reduce this radiation up to 98% compared to other current headphone technologies.
All professional Ultrasone headphones are equipped with this technology. Naturally, the Edition 8 headphones incorporate the ULE technology. The exclusiveness of these headphones call for the ULE standard. This patented technology has stood the test of international review and is recommended by technical surveillance organizations worldwide. ■