$199 (HFI-580); $249 (HFI-780)
Ultrasone USA | 615-599-4719 | www.ultrasoneusa.comWhen some people don headphones they want to tune out the world. Others, meanwhile, want to enter a whole new world. And with these new closed back models from Ultrasone you can do both, with top-notch isolation and evocative sonic separation. The HFI-580 (50 mm Mylar driver, 10 Hz – 22 kHz) and HFI-780 (40 mm gold-plated driver, 10 Hz – 26 kHz, pictured) feature the new S-Logic Plus, benefiting from acoustically designed earcups and dampening/driver/bufferboard synergy first implemented in Ultrasone’s $1,500 flagship Edition 9 ‘phones. The new models pull double duty, working for session tracking (the 580 best for drummers/bassists, the 780 for keyboardists/guitarists/vocalists), while also proving adapt at later monitoring what consumers will get out of the mix (club/pop tracks for 580, film and game scores for the 780).