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Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones

B&H # ULHFI780 Mfr # HFI 780
You Pay: $249.95
Product Highlights
  • Folding Design
  • S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Plus
  • ULE Technology
  • MU Metal Bufferboard

The HFI-780 headphones from Ultrasone provide crystal clear audio in a compact and comfortable package. Developed from the studio sector, the HFI-780 has a frequency response that's specially tuned for DVD and gaming, making these the perfect headphones for the home theater or video game enthusiast. Highly-efficient gold-plated 40mm drivers put you right into the middle of your movie or video game experience.

The headphones feature S-Logic Plus, an advancement to Ultrasone's S-Logic Natural Surround Sound technology that provides the same realistic, spacial audio soundstage in a more streamlined earcup. This technology also creates a reduction of sound pressure levels, giving you the same perceived loudness at lower volumes, which may help to reduce the risk of hearing damage.

In addition to being able to listen at safer volume levels, the HFI-780 offers reduced electromagnetic emissions. The ULE technology uses an MU metal bufferboard to reduce radiation by up to 98% compared to standard headphones. For professionals who spend a lot of time wearing headphones, this is a fantastic feature.

Foldable, Comfortable Design
The headphones conveniently fold up for storage in the included bag. The adjustable headband and cushioned earcups provide long-lasting comfort.
Fantastic Sound Quality
The gold-plated 40mm drivers provide clear sound with a wide frequency response that's ideal for playing movies or video games.
Realistic Soundscape
S-Logic Plus is an advancement of the S-Logic Natural Surround Sound technology, and provides the same realistic, three-dimensional soundscape in a slimmer earcup.
Safer Listening
The S-Logic technology produces the same perceived loudness at reduced sound pressure levels, allowing you to set the volume on your music player at a lower level, possibly reducing the risk of hearing damage.
Reduced Radiation
The ultra-low emission (ULE) technology uses an MU metal bufferboard to reduce electromagnetic emissions by up to 98% compared to standard headphones.
Wide Compatibility
The gold-plated 3.5mm stereo plug and 1/4" adapter allow you to use the headphones with virtually any audio source.
Type Closed-Back, Around-Ear
Frequency Range 10Hz - 26kHz
Impedance 35 Ohms
Sensitivity 96dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length 9.8' (3m)
Weight 10 oz (285g)
Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Transportation Bag
  • Demo CD
  • Instruction Manual
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    UltrasoneHFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (10)
    • Good bass (8)
    • Comfortable (7)
    • Good value (7)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (7)
      • Portable devices (7)
      • Home audio (6)
      • With my computer (6)
      • Relaxing (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Gear head (4), Audiophile (3), School (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

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      5.0

      Amazing!!

      By iLL Jill

      from New York, NY

      About Me College Student, Disc jockey

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cord Too Short

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Working

      Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

      The clarity on these headphones are absolutely AMAZING!! -- Very comfortable and light-weight. Get for long-term use!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      A Good Buy

      By Retired in Northern Michigan

      from Harbor Springs, Michigan

      About Me Retired

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

        I was looking for a good pair of headphones that would not break the piggy bank. In buying the HFI-780 by Ultrasone, I got just that. The headphones have a great sound, especially for the money. I also like that it has a short cord that makes it easy to store and it also came with an extension cord if I want something longer. I use these with my computer to listen to music along with my tablet. They are comfortable and I like them.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        U can't go wrong with this pair of cans.

        By Nel

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Ear Pads

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

        Sounds is great from out of the box. Soundstage is really natural. Gets even better as you keep on burning it. Great for movies too, sounds like my surround sound home theater. Best headphone I ever owned. The only thing is, there's a little discomfort on the ear pad when using it for a long period of time. Maybe I need to change the pleather pad to a more comfortable one. Not a big deal though.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome sound!

        By Bobmull

        from Cary, NC

        About Me Audiophile, College Student, Teenager

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          My son listened to all the headphones on the wall before choosing these. They have a great range of sound and are very comfortable.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          "best sound ever"

          By kth

          from West lafayette, IN

          About Me Graduate School Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

          • Could be more comfortable

          Best Uses

          • Portable Devices

          Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          I returned bose ae2 and bought HFI-780.
          Very satisfied

          Sound: 5 stars
          Comfort: 3 stars,(not bad, can be more comfortable!)

          Total: 4 stars

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great headphones for the price.

          By Alex

          from Montreal, Quebec

          About Me Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          I bought this to replace the venerable Audio Technica ATH-M50. It is a great all-around headphone. It plays well with most genres. Responds nicely to EQ if need be and doesn't need an amp. The bass has nice impact and the highs are forward, but in no way fatiguing. The mids are there, though slightly recessed. The build quality is solid even if it's mostly plastic. The earcups and headband are a nice pleather material. It does get warm but that's to be expected from pleather. It is foldable and isolates from outside noise very well, making it an excellent portable headphone. Noise leakage is almost non-existent. It looks a bit bulky when worn so if you're concerned with looks, you might look at other alternatives. Unfortunately, the cable is non removable and it is slightly too short, which is annoying. On the flip side, the cable is pretty thick, with nice strain reliefs so I don't see it breaking anytime. There's also a very long extension cable. Overall a very solid choice.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great sound - not good for travel

          By aran

          from italy

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music

            Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

            very nice sound, very comfortable, you can use these for long periods of time and still feel comfortable.

            There's no hard case and they're not that sturdy, so I wouldn't get them for extensive travel

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            best headphones I have owned by far.

            By sceptre68

            from Calgary Alberta , Canada.

            About Me Audiophile, College Student, Gear Head, Teenager

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer
              • Working

              Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

              Sound is amazing.Build is very sturdy.Heavy and realistic bass.Mid and highs are sharp.Great quality for an awsome price. B@H video is also awsome. I purchase on [@] all the time. B@H kicks [@]. Ultra fast shipping, and the best prices I have seen on the web. I have shopped around....Thanks for the service B@H!

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great set of headphones for the money

              By John

              from NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                  Great set of headphones for the price. I bought them to replace an aging set of Sennheiser HD280Pro that I use almost every day. At first the Ultrasone's highs were almost too harsh to listen to. After about 120 hours of break in using various types of music, the highs are much more natural.

                  My only complaints are the ear cups could be a bit larger to fit a bit more comfortably and the foam surrounds are a bit stiff, but those should become a bit more pliable after some more use.

                  Also note that these come with a very short cable (like 2.5') and a very long (5') extension. I would have rathered a single 3.5' or 4' cable but for my setup it really didnt cause an issue.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A Hidden Gem

                  By Danny G

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • Traveling
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working

                    Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                    Professional sound for travel an in the studio!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Top Notch Cans for the Price

                    By Shaggy-FOO

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about Ultrasone HFI-780 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                      Great headphones for the price. I've researched, listened and bought my headphones to look for the pair that I like. I'm not an audiophile, but I would say that these headphones are definitely up there in terms of performance in this price range. It's better than the shure srh840 in bass performance and the clarity of both the high/mids are great...tho the shure are slightly crisper and more neutral sounding. Initially the bass might be strong, but as you burn them in it should settle down (the detail and tonality of bass are top-notch though). These are way better than audiotechnica ath-m50. In terms of the overall balance, I would say these are slightly bass heavy and warmer sounding than monitor headphones like ultrasone pro-750 or 650. That's not a bad thing though...these headphones work without an amp and works fine on mp3 players. It's still crisp and detailed with all the frequencies. Some people don't like the comfortablity, but I don't find any issues with it. If you find the pads too hard, you can buy beyerdynamic dt250/280 ear pads to make it softer and fit better. I think these are better balanced than the ultrasone hfi-580 too. Been a great purchase but not 5/5 because bass could be better, and it's also slightly heavy.

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