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Ultrasone Caters To High-End Listeners With $329 HFI-2400 Headphones

Ultrasone Caters To High-End Listeners With $329 HFI-2400 Headphones

Ultrasone may not be a household name in the headphone arena, but for those with lots of dough and a thing for pristine sound quality, we're sure they know the label well. The company's latest high-end effort is the open-backed HFI-2400, a member of the HFI series that is doused in black and silver and equipped with an "airy tone."

Within, you'll find 40mm gold-plated drivers, the firm's own S-Logic technology, MU Metal shielding (which reduces the amount of magnetic radiation emitted from standard headphones up to 98%) and a removable three-meter long, straight cable with 6.3 millimeter gold-plated stereo plug. As with most luxury headphones, these also come with a velvet carrying bar and a demo CD. Ultrasone plans to ship these starting later this month for $329, which actually isn't half bad considering some of the company's other offerings.



Ultrasone Debuts its Flagship HFI Series Headphone with the Open-backed HFI-2400

Wildomar, Calif. - (October 6, 2009) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is proud to announce the release of its flagship HFI Series headphone – the HFI-2400. With the debut of the HFI-2400, Ultrasone has designed an eye-catching black and silver, open-backed headphone that satisfies the highest of listening demands.

The HFI-2400s are the flagship headphones in Ultrasone’s famed HFI Series. Distinguished by its airy tone and its modern and elegant design, the HFI-2200s 40mm gold-plated driver provides the finest of three-dimensional sound thanks to Ultrasone’s patented S-Logic™ technology. The HFI-2400 comes outfitted with MU Metal shielding, similar to all other Ultrasone headphones, which reduces the amount of magnetic radiation emitted from standard headphones, up to 98%.

Each HFI-2400 comes with a removable three-meter long, straight cable with 6.3 millimeter gold-plated stereo plug, a velvet carrying bag and the Ultrasone demo CD.

HFI Series
Classical enjoyment at home, listen to your favorite music while on the go, or capitalizing on all of the acoustical facilities of a computer game – just a few examples of the many uses of the HFI Series from Ultrasone. All of the headphones are aligned with the individual needs of the listening community. From the ultra-light and small HFI-15G, designed for mobile applications, to the headphones exclusively designed for home and studio use, to the new open HFI-2400, at Ultrasone, everyone finds their favorite headphone.


Headphone Technology from Ultrasone
Ultrasone incorporates its own developed and patented S-Logic™ technology in all of its headphones. It presents an acutely precise sound that listeners feel as if they are in a live concert. At the same time, the sound pressure is reduced by approximately 3-4 dB providing 40% less burden and strain on the eardrum. The technology is at the heart of every Ultrasone headphone and makes sure that that the music is phonetically and spatially at the highest levels. The headphones integrate the entire pinna, or outer ear, into the hearing process the way nature meant us to hear, so that the sound is considerably more natural than normal headphones or in-ear phones.

Availability and Price
The new HFI-2400 from Ultrasone has a MSRP of $329 and will be available beginning October/November 2009 from all Ultrasone retailers and distributors, in addition to
www.ultrasone.com

For additional information on Ultrasone’s HFI-2400 headphones, please contact PR Representative Brian Metcalf at (305) 576-1171 x11 or by e-mail at
brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com. To learn more about Ultrasone, go to www.ultrasone.com


About Ultrasone
Based near Munich, Germany, Ultrasone AG has been manufacturing headphones for the audio market for over 17 years, during which time the company has developed and applied for more than 60 patents for its innovative technology. The company's unique, patented S-Logic™ technology creates natural surround sound without the use of additional electronic devices. Ultrasone headphones represent a safer listening experience by reducing sound pressure on the ear drum by up to 40% and also by offering shielding from EMF radiation up to 98% through the use of patented ULE (ultra low emission) technology. For more information about Ultrasone headphones, go to
www.ultrasone.com.
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For $329, they better let me hear other peoples thoughts.

I'll stick with my inexpensive but ultra-comfortable Fatal1ty phones (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158082). What's everyone else using?

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Sennheisers are usually great. I have an old Sennheiser 212 Pro. Cheap and great bass.

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How does this $329 compare to Sennheisers ones at the same price line?

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Sennheiser HD650 Open Dynamic Stereo Headphone are absolutely amazing and priced similarly.

If you can afford, why not?

What's really odd, and Rob over at techgage.com mentioned this, is that people who claim to love music (self-proclaimed Audiophiles) and use the stock earbuds they get with their mp3 players. Even a $30 upgrade will give you a much, much better experience.

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Ditto on the Sennheisers. Got the 555 at the egg for a bill... not exactly cheap, but not really expensive either IMHO.

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Yeah, agreed, $329 is a bit much for a set of cans.

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I am actually in the process of searching for a new home-use headphones...but that price is an equivalent of purchasing a core i7 860...so I think I'll look somewhere else :P

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I would compare them to Bose for the same price.

I have some Quiet Comfort-3 headphones that I got for my birthday and they're as close to perfect as I've heard so far.

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The Sony MDR V-900 are about the same price range as these Ultrasone too and sound pretty awesome IMHO! I don't own them, but got the chance to try some at Guitar Center when buying a pair of V-700 that were much cheaper, but pretty good bang for the buck.

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Bose is overpriced for what they offer.  You can get a lot of better headphones for the same/less money they are asking. 

These headphones aren't really that expensive.  I mean, most people already pay 200-300 dollars for their iPods, so why skimp out on the last part of the chain?

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Bost Quiet Comfort-3?

Too expensive for my blood. I'll keep using my cheap-o Sennheisers for now.

I have heard that Bose some great customer service.

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