We think this is one of the best portable headphones your money can buy. Closed back and efficient enough to be driven from most portables, this is one to audition.
Edition 8 Ruthenium is hand-made in Germany. Each Edition 8 Ruthenium headphone holds its own serial number to assure a distinctive identification.
Edition 8 Ruthenium incorporates stunning attention to detail in every aspect of headphone design. The outer ear cups are covered in Ruthenium. This precious metal is known for its brilliant metallic sheen and durable properties. The outer ear cups are emblazoned with a decorative clasp of noble metal.
The interior ear cups of Edition 8 Ruthenium headphones and the headband are covered in very soft genuine black Ethiopian sheepskin leather. This is the finest leather available and provides the finest isolation of any leather.
The metal headband of Edition 8 typifies latest scientific knowledge in headband design and development. This unique progression of headband design made by Ultrasone is highly developed and technical precision work; specifically engineered for the Edition 8 series. The headband is also covered with the very soft genuine black Ethiopian sheepskin leather.
Edition 8 Ruthenium comes with an exclusively manufactured bag made from smooth, fine grain Madras goatskin produced in France for storage and transportation.
In addition to a titanium plated tri-bass-tube driver, this Edition series headphone follows Ultrasone´s S-Logic Plus Technology which results in a most neutral sound impression with more vivid perception of voices and instruments. The Edition 8 Ruthenium also contains MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduces magnetic field emissions. Naturally, the Edition 8 Ruthenium headphones require the ULE technology as the exclusiveness of these headphones call for the ULE standard.
Ultrasone´s technologies are unique. Ultrasone invented the inimitableS-Logic™ Natural Surround Sound and Ultra Low Emission technologies. Ultrasone integrates safer hearing aspects without neglecting latest technologies. The consideration of all these aspects is fundamental for modern headphones.
S-Logic™ sends music around your head not just into it, because this technology uses decentralized driver positioning. Did you know that you use and need the outer ear for your three-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 three-dimensional Sound. 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.
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.
Impedance: 30 Ohm
Frequency range: 6 - 42.000 Hz
Driver: 40 mm tri-bass-tube titanium-plated Mylar drivers
Sound pressure level: 96 dB
Weight: (excl. cord)260 g
USC Cord with 3,5mm gold plated plug, cable length: 1,2 m (OFC Cable)
USC Extension cable with 3,5mm gold plated plugs, cable length: 4 m (OFC Cable)
Adapter: 3,5/6,3mm gold plated
3 year warranty
Hand-made in Germany