A WORK OF ART
As a premium product, the Edition 8 EX represents the current technical stage of development of ULTRASONE’S headphones. The Edition 8 EX stands for an acoustic, unique sound experience. The outstanding sound performance of this magnificent piece is reflected in its elegant build quality and unique design. The Edition 8 EX combines seeing, touching and wearing to captivate all the senses and create a luxurious work of art.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
The Edition 8 EX design uses the design principle “form follows function” as an elegant embodiment of the functionality of high-end headphones, from excellent wear comfort to the visual reflection of superior acoustic quality through independent design.
STATE OF THE ART
At ULTRASONE, innovation has driven product development from the very beginning. Each set of Edition 8 EX headphones embodies the newest patented findings for spatial sound production: the S-LOGIC® surround sound technology has been used exclusively by ULTRASONE for many years and, with the addition of further exclusive, sound-shaping ULTRASONE expertise, can be found again in the Edition 8 EX as S-LOGIC® EX.
The elegant design, as well as the high quality feel of the Edition 8 EX is thanks to the exquisitely processed material.
The ear cups are high gloss, chrome plated and coated with wear-resistant PVD (physical deposition of a thin, hard coating in the vapour phase). The elegantly designed connection mounts on the ear cups bear polished ceramic inlays engraved with the ULTRASONE logo. The ear cushions are secured to the ear cups by magnetic force and can be reliably and easily detached. The ear cushions are made of soft, dark grey, incredibly elegant leather from the Ethiopian long-haired sheep. The same leather also covers the cushioning on the headband, which is crafted from solid aluminium.
A professional LEMO connector provides a long-lasting, secure connection between the ear cup and the audio source via a 3m, high-quality connection cable with a gold-plated 3.5mm stereo jack. A 6.3mm adaptor can be screwed on to the 3.5mm stereo jack. Thanks to the LEMO-connector’s four-pin design, the Edition 8 EX is also ideal for providing balanced input when used with a suitably pre-assembled connection cable.
A high-quality aluminium case guarantees that the Edition 8 EX is always securely stored when not in use.
THE S-LOGIC EX SOUNDSCAPE
Our ear is an extraordinarily versatile organ that not only interprets the tones and dynamics of sounds, but also determines the direction and distance and therefore the three-dimensionality of the sound thanks to the structure of the ear muscle. Three-dimensional sound perception falls by the wayside with conventional headphones, as the sound runs directly into the ear canal. S-LOGIC® uses specially decentralised sound transducers to involve the ear muscle in sound perception and guarantee three-dimensional listening with the headphones.
The Edition 8 EX’s S-LOGIC EX® technology represents the latest stage of development in ULTRASONE’S pioneering S-LOGIC® technology. The EX version from S-LOGIC® projects the sound produced by the decentralised sound transducer by means of an elaborate funnel structure and targets this towards the unique structure of the ear muscle that is responsible for spatial sound. The result is the perception of a perfect, three-dimensional sound that transports the listener directly to the concert hall, jazz club or arena.
S-LOGIC® EX is a revolutionary refinement of ULTRASONE’s patented S-Logic® technology.
This innovation is based on a funnel-shaped arrangement for the sound transducer, oriented downwards to the front. This specific funnel-shaped structure allows the transducer to be further away from the ear and therefore results in a much more spatial forward positioning effect. The main purpose of S-LOGIC® EX technology was to further optimise the already impressive S-LOGIC® effect. Intensive research and many years of testing have directed in this funnel-shaped composition for the titanium-coated sound transducers, downwards to the front. These new titanium-coated sound transducers are an innovation specially adapted to this acoustic task.
How does S-LOGIC® Natural Surround Sound work?
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.