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Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones

B&H # ULHFI680 Mfr # HFI 680
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You Pay: $219.95
Product Highlights
  • Folding Design
  • Gold-Plated Drivers
  • S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Plus
  • ULE Technology
  • MU Metal Bufferboard
  • Gold-Plated 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter
  • Carrying Bag Included

The HFI-680 headphones from Ultrasone provide crystal clear audio with a wide frequency in a compact and comfortable package. Ideal for monitoring vocals, tracking, mixing, and for portable or home entertainment devices, the HFI-680 can bring out the detail in your favorite tunes thanks to gold-plated 40mm drivers.

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-680 offers reduced electromagnetic emissions. The ULE technology uses an MU metal bufferboard to reduce radiation by up to 98% compared to standard headphones. For users 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, ideal for monitoring vocals, tracking, mixing, and for portable or home entertainment devices
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, Dynamic
Frequency Range 15Hz - 25kHz
Impedance 75 Ohms
Sensitivity 99dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length 9.8' (3 m)
Weight 10 oz (285g) (Without Cable)
Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Transportation Bag
  • Demo CD
  • Instruction Manual
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    UltrasoneHFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones
     
    4.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (12)
    • Comfortable (10)
    • Good bass (9)
    • Good value (8)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home audio (10)
      • Music (9)
      • Portable devices (7)
      • Relaxing (7)
      • With my computer (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (6), Gear head (6), Traveler (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

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      5.0

      Very Nice

      By Dave

      from Chantilly, VA

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

        I was looking for a pair of headphones to replace my worn-out in-ears I use for mixing live sound at FOH. They had to block out as much as possible (typically around 100dB), and be about as accurate as possible. Dave Rat reviewed a bunch of cans a few years ago and this made it to #2 on his list. (#1 wasn't being sold anymore and cost $600) Overall, these are extremely comfortable. No ear fatigue after about three hours of constant use. The sound quality is probably the best I've ever heard in the price range. They block out about 95% of the ambient noise in the environment. (Enough to make them usable in the aforementioned environment.)

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

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        4.0

        Great Headphones, strong highs

        By Spiderman

        from Bloomfield, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          I bought these based on Dave Rat's review. They sound excellent, however I do notice that there is a definite emphasis on part of the high frequency range that creates a shrill sound sometimes (depending on what you are listening to). I read that this might go away after you "break in" the headphones after many hours of use, but I don't know about that- do the headphones change, your eardrums, or your brain's perception? I wonder if Dave Rat has any hearing loss from working in the music industry for such a long time, that maybe he doesn't notice it as much. Maybe its just me, or I got a pair of headphones that have a small imperfection. If they didn't have this emphasis in the high range, I would have given them 5 stars.

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          • No

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          5.0

          LOVE LOVE LOVE

          By Char the manager

          from New York, NY

          About Me Frequent Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Great Sound
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

            So comfortable, such good sound quality, sounds like surround sound not too concentrated.

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

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            5.0

            An Excellent Purchase

            By Martin

            from New York

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Pros

            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

              I use these headphones to listen to music on my PC and on my MP3 player.
              I think these have the great sound for a reasonably affordable headphone. The base is solid, well balanced with all those low frequencies equally well represented. The mids and highs are smooth and clear without any shrillness or excess bite. I am able to listen to music for several hours at a time without my ears screaming at me to stop.
              Also very good for listening to movies as well.
              They come with a long straight cable which I prefer over coiled cable.
              On the negative side, I have a big head and they press in on my head and ears a bit. This is a issue with everything I have tried. Over time, they seem to be getting a bit more comfortable to wear, so I am happy with that.
              My ears are not so good that I can discern sonic improvement after listening to them for many hours, so I can not speak for that.
              Go and buy these, I don't think anyone would be disappointed, expeically considering the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I'm so glad I bought it.

              By La Belle

              from Québec,Canada

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Working

                Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                I listen a lot of brainwave or hemi-sync CD's and those headphone are just perfect for that.AS I'm very sensitive to radiation, those headphone has ULE technologie and that's a plus for me.
                It took only 3 days to receive it ( I'm from Québec, Canada).Really, what do you want more?

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

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                5.0

                Great buy!

                By Sledhead

                from Idaho

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Teenager

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Relaxing
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                  These headphones are a truly great buy! Sure their not as good as a $400+ pair, but for the price they are a great pair of headphones! I mostly use these headphones at home or running sound in my church. I'm a pretty picky guy when it comes to how my headphones sound. I previously owned a pair of Sennheiser's, and these beat them hands down. The only con I see is the cable isn't coiled and you can't disconnect the cable from the headphones. Otherwise a great pair!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  UltraSone 680 HiFi

                  By Dealbreaker

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                    I read many reviews of headphones before I settled on these. My budget was $200, but I found myself drawn to others in the $300-400 range as well.I listened locally to Beats, Bose, Sennheiser, AT, and Sony versions. I had a set of Sony MDR-V6s for years so they were familiar to me.The UltraSone 680 HiFi set has more efficient drivers than their more expensive sets, and this was a plus since lower impedence loads tend to bog down smaller devices like the iPod and computer I do most of my listening from. And while not noise cancelling, the do a good job of isolating airplane noise.As far as performance, they are everything I could have hoped for. The bass is unbelievably potent. Not at all "boomy" or over bearing, just a powerful weapon that is always there. If your music has bass, you'll hear it like you never have before. If it doesn't, ther is no artificial boosting of something that isn't there.The reviews say the mids and highs could be a little over enhanced, but mellow with time. I can say they do mellow with some "burn-in." But they were never shrill or harsh. Just really there. I found they sound the best if you turn off any "sound enhancement" (iTunes, etc) your source might add. These are really great headsets, and adding artifical enhancement just muddies it up. If your music was good sonically to begin with, it will shine with these. Check out Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown" as an example. The song just expolodes into your head.On long flights they are comfortable. The over the ear style will block sound even when no music is playing. They are durable too. And looking at their products, replacement ear pads are readily available. But again, everything is built really well,so unless someone drives over them, normal wear and tear should see them last a long time.I would recommend these to anyone considering the other models listed above. A serious bang for the buck.

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

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                    5.0

                    HFI Stereo Headphone

                    By Jayps

                    from MA

                    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

                      Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                      Outstanding equipment

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Sounding

                      By Pedz

                      from Texas

                      About Me Gear Head

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Pro Audio

                        Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                        Great headphones. Sounds great with a very even response. Strong lows. Comfortable to wear, fold up and come with a carrying bag. Design feels strong, not flimsy.

                        Also they came 2nd place in Dave Rat's Mighty Headphone Quest. Google it.

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

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                        5.0

                        new listening

                        By cbsf

                        from willi

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                            i had multiple haedphones before i bought this one but when i bought this one i kept sticking on it, its worth the price, i realized arrangements what didn't hear b4 anyone who i gave it to listen to it was surprized

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

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                            5.0

                            Excellent sound, even at low volume

                            By Sramxo

                            from SF,CA

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

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                            • Unveils recording-quality

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                            I use this headphones everywhere, they block out allot of the sounding sounds. But not entirely.
                            They fits very well on my head. In the beginning they were a little worm though, but only the two first times i used them. I have caught my self several times believing that i heard a sound form another side of the room, and later found out that the sound came form my headphones. This headphones are so good and deliver perfect sound. If you have time to look trough a very deep review on YouTube of this headphones you should search for "Dave Rat - The Mighty Headphone Quest Part" where he goes trough a lot of different tests and these comes out as nr2. after "Denon AH-D2000". The Reason I chose this ones anyway is because they can fold and that Ultrasone climes to have reduced the amount of electromagnetic radiation with 99%. I believe that any kind of radiation is not good to have so close to my brain for the long time I use my headphones. The Bass (low sounds) are perfect, however bass in headphones is totally different form the sound you get form real speakers, simply because the sound not hit your body, but only our eardrum.
                            They are easy driven so no problem using with a mp3player.

                            The only downside of this Headphones is that they are so sharp they unveil the quality of the soundtrack. So you need good recordings, or Else all the recording mistakes will see the daylight.

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

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                            5.0

                            Very good headphones

                            By Frank the RV'er

                            from Up and Down East Coast

                            About Me Senior with condo and RV

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish
                            • Very good sound

                            Cons

                            • Fit a little to firm

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Audio
                            • With tv in a apt or condo

                            Comments about Ultrasone HFI-680 Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                            I am very pleased with my new Ultrasone surround sound headphones. They are absolutly great for a surround sound effect. The demo CD will demonstrate that, I just wish it was a DVD, video and audio. These are better than BOSE which are expensive and only in stero. Go to the Ulrasone web-site for a demo.

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

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