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Ultrasone ICans

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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Ultrasone iCans

Macworld
14 April 2006
  • Conclusion: On the other hand, even if you’re not a huge fan of Ultrasone’s S-Logic sound, the technology has other benefits. Ultrasone claims that because the S-Logic approach better approximates the natural experiencing of listening out loud—and doesn’t send audio directly into your ear canal—the iCans are better for long-term listening. I indeed found that I could listen to the iCans for hours without much listening fatigue. (Physical comfort was another issue; see below.
  • Pros: Good bass response, Non-fatiguing for long-term use, Possibly safer for your ears than traditional headphones, S-Logic technology provides more “outside your head” audio than traditional headphones, Lightweight
  • Cons: Bulky compared to other portable headphones, Uncomfortable headband, Midrange sounds recessed/muffled, Apparent risk of breaking headphones if you don't follow folding instructions, Expensive compared to headphones offering similar (or better) sound quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Ultrasone iCans

Macworld
5 April 2006
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Ultrasone's iCans are a unique entry in the portable headphone market both in terms of their iPod-inspired design and, especially, their S-Logic technology. Although I didn't find the S-Logic sound to be compelling, I can understand its appeal. And the other advantages of S-Logic -- less listening fatigue and lower volumes than other headphones for similar listening levels -- make the iCans worth considering even if you prefer the sound quality of those other...
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
29 June 2006
  • Summary: The iCans are not a bad set of headphones by any means and the portability factor is important to consider, but for this price, we’d steer clear of the iCans.
  • Pros: Foldable and portable, silver chrome finish is a nice touch, included metal carry case
  • Cons: Expensive for what they are, some comfort issues
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