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Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones

B&H # ULHFI450 Mfr # HFI 450
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Product Highlights
  • Folding Design
  • Mylar Drivers
  • S-Logic Natural Surround Sound
  • Adjustable Padded Headband
  • Around-Ear Cushions
  • Single-Sided Cable

The HFI-450 hi-fi headphones from Ultrasone provide detailed, lifelike sound in a lightweight and comfortable package, ideal for use in project studios. The padded, adjustable headband and cushioned around-ear earcups provide a stable and comfortable fit. The earcups help to block out ambient noise so you can focus on your music. Ideal for use at home or in a studio, the HFI-450 can fold down into itself for compact portability.

The headphones feature large Mylar drivers to produce a wide frequency response. Ultrasone's S-Logic Natural Surround Sound System adds distance and direction to your audio without the aid of extra equipment. This creates more of a "live" feeling during your listening experience, making it seem as though the audio is surrounding you, rather than being piped directly to the sides of your head.

In addition to this "surround" experience, the S-Logic technology allows an up to 40% lower dB output (3-4dB) for the same loudness sensation, which may help reduce hearing damage and fatigue; a must for those who spend long periods of time wearing headphones.

40mm Mylar drivers for high-quality sound, ideal for use in project studios
S-Logic Natural Surround Sound System for a more "live" sound and safer volume levels
Lightweight foldable design
Around-ear earcups for comfort and noise isolation
Long-term availability of spare parts
Type Circumaural, Closed-Back, Dynamic
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 96dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 9.8' (3m)
Weight 9.3 oz. (265g) (Without Cord)
Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    UltrasoneHFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (9)
      • Home audio (6)
      • With my computer (6)
      • Portable devices (5)
      • Relaxing (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Gear head (6), Audiophile (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      One of the Best Under $100

      Okay, let's start with the build quality. It's very superb. The plastic on the top headband is rugged and very tough and it feels like the cups can stand some abuse for the...Read complete review

      Okay, let's start with the build quality. It's very superb. The plastic on the top headband is rugged and very tough and it feels like the cups can stand some abuse for the long run. The cable is very thick, but not as thick as the Beyerdynamic DTX 910, which is a very good thing. As for the sound quality. I'm not gonna lie. When I first got my Ultrasone HFI-450, I thought that it was broken due to limited bass, but after 24 hours, the bass really started to dig deeper. The bass is capable of digging down to 80 Hz while maintaining great clarity throughout the entire frequency. The bass is energetic, but sounds rounded, so it's best to keep the Bass EQ at low to moderate because if it goes too deep (High) then the bass will eventually distort, but there is really no need to EQ the bass too high because there's plenty of bass after 24 Hours of burn-in. The Midrange is really forward and times seems like placed very close to your ears. The detail of the instruments and vocals is one of the best I've heard Under $100. It's smooth, yet pretty aggressive, although not aggressive enough to become sibilant. The treble is pretty prominent. It is somewhat bright and analytical in nature and tends to sound cold without proper EQ or amping. The best thing to do is to use the Fiio E6 or any amps related to it to warm up the treble, but not to the point that it'll become dark and slightly muddy. The S-Logic function of the HFI-450 is actually pretty impressive. The instrument separation is actually very good for it's price range, but as for accuracy, there are better headphones out there that do the job at its' own price range, but not many. The Beyerdynamic DTX 910 I own is better in accuracy and imaging, but isn't ahead by much. The Soundstage/Headstage isn't so bad for a Closed Headphone. It's sounds open and at times becomes a bit reverberant (probably due to the S-Logic/Closed-Back Combination). Overall, the Ultrasone HFI-450 is a very good Headphone due to the sonic qualities and build quality. If you can find this set for under $100, then you got yourself a HUGE bargain. This Headphone set is great for Multiple genres. I have tested them on Trance, Techno, Dubstep, Hard Dance, Hardcore, Hardstyle, Metal, Hard Trance, Rock, Ambient and even Hip Hop and it has proven itself worthy to stay in my collection of Headphones and IEMs for a long time. The only problems are the cable length and the clamping force, but shouldn't be too much of an issue if you have a cable wrap and the clamping force eventually loosens up a bit. So therefore those Cons are temporary.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Headphones work great

      Headphones work great and have a good long cord. The faults I have is that for the price [$] they are the basic phones. For this price you would expect individual knobs at...Read complete review

      Headphones work great and have a good long cord. The faults I have is that for the price [$] they are the basic phones. For this price you would expect individual knobs at each ear to regulate the sound and even a level knob or something.

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      5.0

      sound better than $ phones

      By Dave

      from Alhambra, CA

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music

        Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

        recording, comfortable and sound is fantastic, love these

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        i just like these things!

        By headphone 101

        from Palatine, IL

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling

          Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

          comfort, sound, construction...and did I say sound? Sound is like, or better, than my other $399 phones

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          very happy

          By Lucas drums

          from San Antonio, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music

            Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

            sound is very good

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            A Quality build

            By Motion graphics dude

            from Seattle, Wa

            About Me Audiophile, College Student, Gear Head

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • With My Computer
              • Working

              Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

              I've had these headphones for about 6 years now and they are one of the best electronic purchases I've ever made. The build quality is outstanding. I don't know how many times I rolled over the cord (in my office chair) or dropped these on a hard surface and they don't show any signs of wear. They represent sound in a very natural/real way. I purchased them for audio recording/mastering, but I use them daily for music, tv, and video games because I know they will provide a good sound quality and will stand up to my abuse. A very very good purchase.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One of the Best Under $100

              By Beyerdynamicus

              from Bronx, NY

              About Me Audiophile, College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Clamp Force
              • Cord too long

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

              Okay, let's start with the build quality. It's very superb. The plastic on the top headband is rugged and very tough and it feels like the cups can stand some abuse for the long run. The cable is very thick, but not as thick as the Beyerdynamic DTX 910, which is a very good thing. As for the sound quality. I'm not gonna lie. When I first got my Ultrasone HFI-450, I thought that it was broken due to limited bass, but after 24 hours, the bass really started to dig deeper. The bass is capable of digging down to 80 Hz while maintaining great clarity throughout the entire frequency. The bass is energetic, but sounds rounded, so it's best to keep the Bass EQ at low to moderate because if it goes too deep (High) then the bass will eventually distort, but there is really no need to EQ the bass too high because there's plenty of bass after 24 Hours of burn-in. The Midrange is really forward and times seems like placed very close to your ears. The detail of the instruments and vocals is one of the best I've heard Under $100. It's smooth, yet pretty aggressive, although not aggressive enough to become sibilant. The treble is pretty prominent. It is somewhat bright and analytical in nature and tends to sound cold without proper EQ or amping. The best thing to do is to use the Fiio E6 or any amps related to it to warm up the treble, but not to the point that it'll become dark and slightly muddy. The S-Logic function of the HFI-450 is actually pretty impressive. The instrument separation is actually very good for it's price range, but as for accuracy, there are better headphones out there that do the job at its' own price range, but not many. The Beyerdynamic DTX 910 I own is better in accuracy and imaging, but isn't ahead by much. The Soundstage/Headstage isn't so bad for a Closed Headphone. It's sounds open and at times becomes a bit reverberant (probably due to the S-Logic/Closed-Back Combination). Overall, the Ultrasone HFI-450 is a very good Headphone due to the sonic qualities and build quality. If you can find this set for under $100, then you got yourself a HUGE bargain. This Headphone set is great for Multiple genres. I have tested them on Trance, Techno, Dubstep, Hard Dance, Hardcore, Hardstyle, Metal, Hard Trance, Rock, Ambient and even Hip Hop and it has proven itself worthy to stay in my collection of Headphones and IEMs for a long time. The only problems are the cable length and the clamping force, but shouldn't be too much of an issue if you have a cable wrap and the clamping force eventually loosens up a bit. So therefore those Cons are temporary.

              • Primary Use:
              • Traveling
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best under $100!!

              By charlie

              from Houston, tx

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Relaxing
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

              A nice entry level headphone to ultrasone models. Im definitely buying higher end ones next time..tons of detail, mids and punchy bass.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect balance

              By Carmichael

              from CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Bass

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

                Although they are completely different headphones, the 450s remind me of the Sennheiser PX100 - they manage to make every kind of recording/file sound good, even the poorly ripped ones. That and they are just plain "fun" to listen to. But the 450s are in a higher league when it comes to clarity in highs and mids, obviously. Bass is well controlled yet still has good impact. You'd think these cans would retail at a higher price, but it's just right at [$]. Excellent value.

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                (0 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Headphones work great

                By Dave

                from Adelanto, Ca

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

                  Headphones work great and have a good long cord. The faults I have is that for the price [$] they are the basic phones. For this price you would expect individual knobs at each ear to regulate the sound and even a level knob or something.

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

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sound.

                  By The Mose

                  from Emerson, NJ

                  About Me Musician, Recording Engineer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices

                    Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

                    These headphones have a crystal clear sound and great image and allow you to hear the mix acurately and with less ear fatigue. I use them for recording. I would probably go for the more expensive model next time to get the removable wire feature but this model is an excellent value for the price.

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

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic

                    By dbate

                    from New Orleans, LA

                    About Me Gear Head, Teenager

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Good Bass
                    • Great Sound
                    • Includes carrying case

                    Cons

                    • Cord too long
                    • Unattractive Design

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Ultrasone HFI-450 Closed-Back Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones:

                    I recently got these headphones to replace my last pair of Scosche earbuds that broke. I use them when I listen to my music library on my computer at home or on my iPhone while I'm away. The sound quality is astounding. Every aspect of the music could be heard. The bass is rich and natural, but not overdone. The music seems to surround and embrace you instead of having an "in-ear" feel. The headset tones down surrounding noise nicely. The set also folds nicely and fits easily in the given case. The fit is not tight, but it is awkward at first and takes some getting used to. Also, the set certainly is not the most appealing in looks. The cord is also quite long (around 9ft.) and this is annoying early on. However, a rubber band or twist tie can fix the problem. Overall, this is a great headset.

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

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