Excerpt: I bought this headphones almost two years ago. These are the best headphones I've ever had. They are closed, and I could easily commute or listen to the music at home without bothering anyone, and still enjoy the HQ sound.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Great Sound, Stylish
Excerpt: sometimes we ask our friends and family to listen to our audio products, most of the time responses are good or something like that, but when i asked three different people to test the sound of edition 8, they continued listening and i had to stop them to ask the same question again and their smiles told all. So if your sound source is good, it will perform like a true rock star.
Summary: They remain my favorites for around a year, and I have no urge to get anything else. Premium over other versions was minuscule at the time (price in USD is converted from what I paid in EUR (1140 incl Value Added Tax)), no sonic differences they say, and I had no chance to find out; the brown leather, walnut sliver and different finish were really appealing.
Good isolation, I mainly use them in public transportation (no worries - nobody recognises these).
Pros: Perfect full size portable cans; replace earmuffs, and do so with some style.
Cons: Too darn expensive; cannot wear a hat; too warm in summer
Summary: This headphone has outstanding Design and Perfomance. Very balanced and natural sound
one thing i have to talk about is its ear pad.
this earpad is just attatched with double side tape...............
I can't believe that they just used tape to hold them...and it is over $1000 headphone.....
but it sounds the best out of my portable system.
Summary: For some years now I've been pondering a good transportable headphone rig, including a good pair of closed cans. I tried the ED9s twice and was disappointed that I didn't feel they were any improvement over the Denon D5000s I had at the time, especially with the S-Logic making the sound more as if it were in my head than other headphones. With reports that the ED8s were more neutral, I decided to give them a go.
Pros: Easy to drive, lots of bass if you like that and very comfortable
Cons: Not very resolving for headphones at their price point.
Summary: Hey guys, it's me Triple8Fidelity. This is my first review and also venture into head-fi.
First of all, i'm a music student at Monash University specializing in 'cello. I listen to a lot of classical music works, many which I have played in e.g. Beethoven's 9th, Carmina Burana, Elgar cello concerto as a soloist and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite to name a few.
Pros: Wide sound stage with strong all round performance in bass, treble and midrange underpinned by only 30 ohms of impedance.
Cons: Short cable with minute quality loss with extension cable. Metal plating leads to substantial fingerprint marks and no hard carry case provided.
Summary: Here is the deal. I really don't care how they look. I don't care how they are built (they are headphones for god-sakes). I don't care if they smudge or whatever else. So you won't see me wasting your time reading about that stuff.
I will tell you that on their own, these headphones are good. That is until I made two very big improvements that made these lift off to the moon!
Summary: If you listen to dance/club/dubstep/etc you will love these headphones. The bass is fantastic and there is clarity and detail in all spectrums. Soundstage is good for being a closed variant. However, when listening to acoustic recordings, they sometimes seem rather boring/analytical if comparing with headphones with an open design.
The build quality is really top-notch. The manufacturer offers a free 5 year warranty extension.
Comfort is good and they look classy.
Pros: Excellent bass, airy for being a closed variant, build quality, warranty
Cons: Soundstage not on par compared to open headphones