$888.00 RRP $2,585.00
Ultrasone combines exclusive design and musical enjoyment for audiophiles with the Edition 12 open-back reference headphones. This addition to the Edition series is an exclusively-crafted model handmade in Germany and brings the highly acclaimed sound quality of the Edition 8 to the world of high fidelity sound for the home.
The Edition 12 – the luxurious open-back all-rounder. The open sound transports you straight to an airy, 3-dimensional soundscape.
These headphones are equipped with hand-selected, gold-plated transducers. The transducers are selected with care and are responsible for the imposing spatial quality of the sound with velvety trebles, balanced midranges and precise basses. The tonally accurate harmonization, combined with the special capsule design, offers a holistic professional sound experience.
The lines of the ear cups are based on the graceful elegance of butterflies. This creation was used very specifically to implement the desired openness and exactness in sound reproduction. The extensive presence of trebles, mid-notes and basses exposes you to an impressive range of audio experiences. These exquisite headphones weighting only 282 g caress the ears and head with silky textile and soft leather for superb wearer comfort.
Sophisticated materials unfold their full elegance when combined to present an artistic appearance. The head pad of the aluminium headband specially designed by Ultrasone for Editions is covered with the expensive dark grey leather of the Ethiopian long-haired sheep. This high-quality leather provides the softest, smoothest wearer quality. The ear pads are covered with specially selected, very fine microvelour. This ultra-soft material blends sleekly into the airy sound reproduction. The ear cups of the Edition 12 have a matte chrome finish and are decorated with specially produced aluminium inlays. The overall selection of materials emphasises the openness of these headphones and flatters the eye on first sight.
Your senses. Our passion. These high-end headphones are our response to the worldwide requests of our fans for the development of a luxurious open-back all-rounder. The creation of the Edition 12 is our thank you for years of loyalty and love for our products.
Unique? Yes! Revolutionary? Definitely! The patented S-Logic™ technology is described as Natural Surround Sound System. No other digital surround system can compare with this standard. As the sound of normal headphones will sound direct and even on both sides, the S-Logic™ system pushes the sound around your head! It appears as though you are listening to speakers meters away. Even at very low levels, this spacious sound allows you to hear and listen to each and every individual sound. And on top of that, the S-Logic™ technology does not require additional equipment!
S-Logic™ is the only headphone system which includes your entire sense of hearing. S-Logic™ does not change your personal hearing, it intensifies it for your individual needs and listening pleasure. S-Logic™ does neither need artificial echo nor digital sound processing or cross over run time delay.You can hear the sound just the way the sound engineer has mastered it.
HOW DOES S-LOGIC™ WORK?
S-Logic™ sends music around your head not just into it, because this technology uses decentralised driver positioning. Did you know that you use and need the outer ear for your 3-dimensional understanding to define the direction and distance where a sound comes from? Instead of hitting the inner ear directly, with S-Logic™ the signals are reflected off the surface of the outer ear in different directions before entering the auditory canal to create a natural 3-dimensional sound. S-Logic™ is the only headphone system which addresses your entire sense of hearing. S-Logic™ does not change your personal hearing, it intensifies it for your individual needs and listening pleasure. S-Logic™ does neither need artificial echo nor digital sound processing or cross over run time delay. You can hear the sound just the way the sound engineer has mastered it.
HOW DOES S-LOGIC™ PLUS WORK?
S-Logic™ Plus is the newest advancement in the S-Logic™ Natural Surround System. S-Logic™ Plus profits directly from innovations developed for our flagship Edition range, the ultimate headphones for critical listening.
This sophisticated technology combines precision dampening with micro-acoustic reinforcement, allowing driver, bufferboard, and spatial parameters to complement one another in an optimal manner. So the acoustically redesigned ear-cups of these new models and their tonal fine-tuning result in a most neutral sound impression with more vivid perception of voices and instruments.
To understand what ULE-technology does, you need to know that drivers in normal headphones produce low-frequency magnetic fields as they convert electrical signals into the acoustic signals you hear as music. Although the scientific jury´s still out as to damage this magnetic radiation could do to people who wear headphones for long periods of time, Ultrasone headphones employ the ULE-technology.
ULE stands for Ultra Low Emission. Originally Ultrasone developed this technology mainly for professionals as they do spend half of their lives in headphones. The average magnetic field emission of many headphones is more than four times the maximum of recommended levels. The MU Metal shielding reduces magnetic radiation by up to 98% compared to current headphones. Due to overwhelming consumer demand, we are pleased to offer ULE in all other Ultrasone lines as standard.
This patented technology has stood the test of international review and is recommended by technical surveillance organisations.
S-Logic™ does not only create a Natural Surround Sound sensation. S-Logic™ allows at the same time a reduction of sound pressure levels at the eardrum by up to 40% (3 - 4 dB). This may reduce the risk of hearing damage while ensuring hours of fatigue-free listening. However, Ultrasone generally advises not to listen to music at high volumes to prevent hearing damage.