Looking for a set of headphones for a discriminating audiophile who likes nothing but the best? Ultrasone on Thursday introduced its Edition 9 headphones, which cost a staggering $1,500.
The headphones utilize titanium-plated mylar drivers and feature black chrome in the ear cups and nameplates. Made of the headphone pads and headband are wrapped in Ethiopian sheep leather, and the headphones come in a metal attaché case.
Ultrasone’s claim to fame is S-Logic, technology that produces a natural surround sound effect by decentralizing driver positioning, aiming the sound at the outer part of your ear, which helps give you the perception of distance, depth and instrument placement.
What’s more, Ultrasone’s headphones reduce electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation by up to 98 percent — some studies have linked long-term EMF radiation exposure to potential mental and physical health problems.
The closed-back headphones feature a frequency range from 8Hz to 35kHz, with 30 ohm impedance and sound-pressure level of 96dB. The headphones come on a 3-meter cable end in a 1/4-inch gold-plated plug (a 3.5mm adapter is included).