High End for a Good Cause: Ultrasone Auctions Off Tribute 7 Headphones

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As part of its 25-year anniversary celebrations, Ultrasone recently revived a
classic. The Tribute 7s are an homage to the legendary Edition 7s from 2004, some
of the world’s most exclusive headphones: only 777 units were produced – each with
its own serial number. However, number 777, perhaps the most sought-after set of
headphones from this strictly limited edition, is not available through regular sales
channels. Instead, from 7 July 2016 the Bavarian headphones manufacturer will be
auctioning this set of high-end headphones online at www.ultrasone.com. For 77 days,
audiophiles will have the one-time opportunity to get their hands on this unique item –
and simultaneously support a good cause: the entire proceeds from the auction will
go to the Peter Maffay Foundation. The starting price is $3,315.

The Peter Maffay Foundation was founded in 2000 by the famous musician of the
same name. Since then, the organization has been offering children and young
people in need relaxation and education, in various facilities in Germany, Romania,
and Spain. The Peter Maffay Foundation’s facilities, which offer a protective
environment embedded into nature (e.g. Finca Ca’n Llompart), give children and their
families space to talk. This makes it possible to process their own particular difficult
situation and overcome isolation.

The reincarnation of a classic.

Exactly twelve years ago, in 2004, Ultrasone began its handcrafted production on
Lake Starnberg with the Edition 7. These high-end audiophile headphones, strictly
limited to 999 pieces, were an ambitious venture back then: a new quality of
headphones for a target group that was not yet as clearly defined as it is today. But
the Ultrasone manufacturing facility’s first work was a hit and was sold all over the
world within a few weeks – after which the first handcrafted masterpiece sold out.
Even today, music lovers rave about the “first major Ultrasone product”, and in Asia,
the headphones reach dream prices in auctions. Time for the reincarnation of a
classic – curtains up for the Tribute 7, now in an even more limited edition with only
777 units.

Tribute 7: an homage to the legend.

In order to pay proper respect to the legendary original, the Tribute 7s’ acoustics are
configured in just the same way as the original Edition 7s. This is confirmed by the
individual measuring reports provided with each set of Tribute 7s. And the
appearance of the headphones is also based on the predecessor: highly polished,
metal-coated brass logo plaques adorn the aluminium ear cups, which are precisely
milled from a single block of extremely lightweight aircraft aluminium and then
carefully anodised in the colour “mystic blue."

Excellent sound and unrivaled comfort.

The Tribute 7s have a retro look, yet from an acoustic and audiophile point of view
they represent the very latest in technology advancement. Patented S-Logic® Plus
technology ensures a unique spatial sound. The integrated ULE technology (MU
metal shielding) in these high-class headphones ensures that exposure to
electromagnetic radiation is reduced in accordance with the ULE standard.
The Tribute 7 combines excellent sound and maximum wear comfort in its own
unique way. The ear cushions, covered with Ethiopian sheep leather, gently adjust
themselves to the ear and provide excellent insulation. Thanks to the highly stable
yet extremely lightweight aircraft aluminum used, the Tribute 7 weighs just 396
grams.

Please click this link to place your bid: http://www.ultrasone-tribute7.com/en/