Pro9001

Let me say this right now.  Your music is not good enough for these headphones.  Remember that $4 milkshake from Pulp Fiction?  That only scratches the surface of how utterly awesome the UltraSone Pro 900 headphones are.  From listening to MP3′s to working in Pro Tools, I was honestly blown away by the sheer magnitude of quality that the Pro 900′s achieve.

The Pro 900′s come with a really nice hard shell case, two styles or cord, and two styles of velvet ear padding.  They even come with a demo CD that contains various genres of music and sound effects. They are constructed of a thick plastic and plush velvet foam and feel very solid and comfortable even after hours of extended use.

These headphones are basically a thesaurus for every positive descriptive term there is, they’re that incredible.  Rich and balanced bass response is complimented by refined treble and mid range frequencies.  Discerning ears will definitely hear differences in bit rates and levels of production quality of their MP3′s.  That’s the thing, the Pro 900′s are so accurate and true that they’ll literally pick apart your music.  You’ll notice flaws in recording techniques and appreciate subtle nuances that you’ve never heard before.

As I’ve mentioned in past headphone and earbud reviews, an important variable in gauging the quality of a headphone is going to be the source material you’re listening to.  With today’s music listener using primarily MP3′s that have fluctuating compressions, it makes it more difficult to accurately judge what’s really going on.

I was able to clearly tell when recordings and mixes were all over the place as well as when everything was tight and compact.  For whatever it’s worth, it definitely made me more critical towards my judgement of recorded music.  But a rare treat in that.  Makes me wish I had had these twenty years ago!

The only thing I didn’t like about the Pro 900′s was the input jack.  You need to attach the 3.5mm adapter to use it with any MP3 player and it ends up sticking out really far and can be slightly obtrusive.  Other than that, these are the best headphones I have ever heard point blank, period.  If they’re in your budget or you have to save up for a couple months to buy them, they will be one of the best things you can buy for yourself as a music lover.  Even from an audio engineering standpoint, mixing and recording with the Pro 900′s was a sheer blast.  I absolutely recommend the UltraSone Pro 900′s to everyone who has the cash to drop on some immensely amazing headphones.

Pros:

  • Unbelievable sound reproduction
  • Extremely competent across multiple scenarios
  • Comfortable and durable

Cons:

  • Mad pricey!
  • Length of input jack when coupled with 3.5mm adapter is cumbersome
  • That’s it!

Buy them here for $469!



Jeff B