Today we are taking a different direction when it comes to reviews. We are going to review a set of high end stereo headphones that are geared towards the audiophile connoisseurs out there. Normally we concentrate on computer based hardware or software but a few of the staff here also have extensive audio backgrounds. David Mack has over 30 years of guitar experience and personally I have served time on the road and in the studio as an audio tech. The headphones we are looking at today are from the German based company Ultrasone. Letís take a quick look at the Ultrasone cooperate profile to get things underway.
Founded in 1991, ULTRASONE began to build up the brand image as a high-class and innovative company for sophisticated customers. Due to continual research ULTRASONE invented numerous developments and has applied for several patents. In 1997 ULTRASONE developed the first ULE shielded pair of headphones. In 2000 ULTRASONE was reorganized, created a new corporate design, designed new headphones and The Natural Surround System S-Logicô was presented as the successor of the former FPS-System.
ULTRASONE is located in Tutzing, close to the Alps in South Germany. The headquarter team efficiently coordinates the sales and marketing activities for more than 50 countries. The technical and financial department is located in Tutzing as well. The production is separated at several locations in Germany, USA, Austria and Taiwan.
At this point we also wish to take a second to thank both Ultrasone and Brian Metcalf of the Max Borges Agency for providing the review sample.
Packaging and contents
Ok letís get going and see what the Ultrasone HFI-2400 headphones bring to the table. The packaging is pretty much standard being made up of high glossed cardboard that contains information about the product and its features. The graphics on the front of the package incorporate the use of a clear plastic display window to help entice the shopperís desire to see what they are purchasing.
The side of the packaging talks about S-LOGIC technology that we will look at a little bit further along. Once we break out the contents have the headset, the detachable audio cable, a product catalogue with a CD of audio samples and last but not least, there is a nice little Ultrasone carrying bag to transport our new headphones in.
After looking over the goods we get an initial impression of quality. The next thing we do before going on is to get some technical information, and the easiest way is to go right to the source and see what kind of specs they provide on the websites product page. We have included those specs below so letís move along and get familiar with the Ultrasone technologies that make the headphones what they are.