Ultrasone Unveils Its Latest Masterpiece: The Edition 8 EX

Ultrasone's Edition 8 EX uses S-Logic® EX technology to make a big impression at home and on the go.

With the Edition 8, Ultrasone has created a piece of headphone history: No other handmade headphones have sold as well as the masterpiece manufactured in Bavaria.... Now, in 2016, some 8 years after the launch of the Edition 8, it is time for a successor that will once again inspire the segment it has created for itself: the Edition 8 EX. 

A new masterpiece is created through innovation and precision.

The mission of headphone developers is to continuously delight music lovers. But how do you improve upon a masterpiece? With innovation and precision. With the Edition 8 EX, Ultrasone introduces the first mid-size headphones with S-Logic® EX and balanced input. For hi-fidelity audio enjoyment at home and on the go. The centrepiece of the closed-ear headphones is a titanium-coated 40-millimeter Mylar sound transducer that reveals the unique audiophile properties through this exquisite material combination. All the fine details that facilitate balanced input are reproduced precisely. With a frequency range from 5 to 46000 Hz, the driver covers more than the range of human hearing. When fine-tuning the headphones, Ultrasone drew inspiration from its legendary predecessor and made musical enjoyment the priority.

S-Logic® EX redefines spatial listening with headphones.

The latest and most elaborate development in the history of S-Logic® was, up until now, Ultrasone’s flagship Edition 5 headphones. For the first time the Edition 8 EX offers impressive three-dimensional listening for closed mid-size headphones. S-Logic® EX is based on a peripherally positioned, funnel-shaped arrangement for the sound transducer, oriented downwards to the front, which results in a much more three-dimensional effect due to more frequent sound wave reflections. The resulting sound experience is now virtually indistinguishable from high-end speakers. The S-Logic® EX creates a broad stereo platform and a vivid tonal depth gradation that turn both classical and modern music into a unique experience.

Masculine design for a powerful sound statement.

Just for listening? No way! With its masculine lines, the Edition 8 EX is an elegant eye-catcher – whether it’s in use or not. The dark ceramic inlay with the fine laser engraved Ultrasone logo is impressively accentuated together with the high-gloss chrome-plated ear cups and the pale silver aluminium headband. A classic interplay of dark colors and matte silver that represents technique and passion. The dark grey leather of the ear cushions and on the top of the headband emphasizes the powerful design. And even the high-end cable has its part to play: it echoes the silver of the headband and thus continues the silver line from the headband to the exquisite high-end audio components.


Exquisite materials for excellent wear comfort.

High-gloss chrome-plated ear cups, Ethiopian long-haired sheep leather and an aluminium headband with ceramic inlays: the Edition 8 EX, made of fine, perfectly matched materials, stands for unique music-listening pleasure. All the materials also have something in common: they are extremely lightweight. The Edition 8 EX’s excellent wear comfort is largely due to the fact that it weighs only 330 grams. While the velvety leather caresses the skin, the new Edition rests almost imperceptibly on the wearer’s head. And there is one more thing that the materials used have in common: they all stand for a sustainable production philosophy and lasting enjoyment with the product.

Fine details: balanced input and magnetic ear cushions.

Perfection down to the very last detail: The Edition 8 EX impresses with its extremely precise build quality. One special detail: the ear cushions are connected to the cups by four strong magnets and can be removed easily by applying slight pressure. They are therefore easy to detach when necessary. The cable, designed for balanced operation, can be connected in no time and trouble-free with the professional four-pole LEMO connectors. The signal can thus reach the headphones optimally.

Hand-crafted in Bavaria

Every individual Ultrasone Edition 8 EX set of headphones is handmade at Ultrasone’s factory in Bavaria. Here, on the Raucherberg Estate, great care is taken to assemble each individual component to create an audiophile masterpiece. After manufacturing, every model is put through painstaking testing procedures in order to ensure that every music lover enjoys satisfaction with the Edition 8 EX. At the end of the meticulous manufacturing process the Edition 8 EX is given the final touch: every model is given an individual serial number, making it unique.

They will be available in stores from the beginning of November 2016.

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