Appearance and usability

Material - mostly plastic, very high quality. No gloss, only the metal lining on the ear cups shines. The assembly is monumental, there are no squeaks, backlash is minimal. In my opinion, the headphones are reliable, the weak point is the fastening of the cups, but if you do not throw the PRO 550 as hard as you can on the floor or against the walls, they will live long enough.

The fit is comfortable as the earphones have little to no pressure on the head and ears. The merit of this is soft ear pads and a small pillow on the headband. A banal example - I connected the headphones to the sound card, and calmly spent several hours at the computer, there were no impulses to remove the headphones from my head. For ergonomics - a solid "five". The only thing that could be put a minus is that it is not very comfortable to sit in headphones and glasses, but you get used to it quickly.

The same with such a simple moment as the differences between the left and right earphones. There are embossed letters on the cups, as well as on the attachments of the cups to the headband. Plus, the cable comes off the left cup. In short, it's hard to get confused.

The two bundled cables look as solid as the headphones themselves. There is nothing more to say about them.

The only fly in the ointment is soundproofing. Although a closed acoustic design is declared, I would not recommend using the PRO 550 in noisy places.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The Ultrasone PRO 550 plays brightly and easily, and in places too easily. The low-frequency range is spelled out with high quality, there can be no complaints here, but there is one problem: it is hard to hear. I am not a supporter of bass, I have written about it more than once, but the 550s still fall short of a certain personal level of comfort. There are no complaints about the midrange and treble - the headphones confidently balance on the verge between brightness and darkness, they can be called detailed without any discounts. The stereo panorama is not very wide, there is a small depth - Bmw for closed headphones, an excellent result. The same with the attack - no complaints. Hence there are no special genre preferences - PRO 550 will digest almost anything, but if the music is focused on bass, then it will seem incorporeal.

Compatibility

Testing with the Apple iPhone 4 showed that the headphones are a little heavy for a portable device - both in terms of volume buildup (the margin is minimal) and detail (the sound is a bit unclear). You can listen, but it is not clear why pay such money for a very conditional "portable".

Competitors

If you want to get more bass in a closed performance, pay attention to the Beyerdynamic DT770 (if you need a lot of bass) or DT880 (this model, in my opinion, is optimal). But the sound of the PRO 550, which is light and not annoying with excessive detail, will surely find its consumer.

Output

Let's summarize.

Pros:

  • Great build quality
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Balanced sound in the mid and high ranges
  • Rich equipment

Cons:

  • Lack of bass when playing it well
  • Demanding on the source

The price of 7-8 thousand rubles is quite justified, good headphones for home (and work), just to listen to music. But I would not recommend professionally dealing with sound with such a clamped low-frequency segment.

Ultrasone PRO 550 headphones review

Ultrasone headphones are quite frequent guests on our website. The German company does not try to take quantity, but tries to take quality, but it does not always “hit” with the price of the product. Although, I will not hide, there is also the merit of the Russian market - abroad, some models can be found much cheaper than here.

The model that will be discussed today is the PRO 550, in Russia it costs from 7 to 8 thousand rubles. This is the youngest model in the PRO-series, soon we will consider the older model - PRO 900. And you could already read the review of the PRO 2900, the older model, on the website.

Packaging and accessories

The big box is the standard for Ultrasone "monitor" headphones, be it HFI or PRO-series. Inside there is a huge case made of hard material, there is a carrying handle. It contains the headphones themselves, interchangeable wires, interchangeable ear pads, a test disk with music.

Wires are designed for different use cases. There is a shorter wire, with a 3.5 mm jack - it is more convenient to connect headphones to portable equipment. But it is obvious that it is better to use them with something stationary - hence the second cable, with a 6.3 mm connector, twisted (and therefore longer).

Appearance and usability

Material - mostly plastic, very high quality. No gloss, only the metal lining on the ear cups shines. The assembly is monumental, there are no squeaks, backlash is minimal. In my opinion, the headphones are reliable, the weak point is the fastening of the cups, but if you do not throw the PRO 550 as hard as you can on the floor or against the walls, they will live long enough.

The fit is comfortable as the earphones have little to no pressure on the head and ears. The merit of this is soft ear pads and a small pillow on the headband. A banal example - I connected the headphones to the sound card, and calmly spent several hours at the computer, there were no impulses to remove the headphones from my head. For ergonomics - a solid "five". The only thing that could be put a minus is that it is not very comfortable to sit in headphones and glasses, but you get used to it quickly.

The same with such a simple moment as the differences between the left and right earphones. There are embossed letters on the cups, as well as on the attachments of the cups to the headband. Plus, the cable comes off the left cup. In short, it's hard to get confused.

The two bundled cables look as solid as the headphones themselves. There is nothing more to say about them.

The only fly in the ointment is soundproofing. Although a closed acoustic design is declared, I would not recommend using the PRO 550 in noisy places.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The Ultrasone PRO 550 plays brightly and easily, and in places too easily. The low-frequency range is spelled out with high quality, there can be no complaints here, but there is one problem: it is hard to hear. I am not a supporter of bass, I have written about it more than once, but the 550s still fall short of a certain personal level of comfort. There are no complaints about the midrange and treble - the headphones confidently balance on the verge between brightness and darkness, they can be called detailed without any discounts. The stereo panorama is not very wide, there is a small depth - Bmw for closed headphones, an excellent result. The same with the attack - no complaints. Hence there are no special genre preferences - PRO 550 will digest almost anything, but if the music is focused on bass, then it will seem incorporeal.

Compatibility

Testing with the Apple iPhone 4 showed that the headphones are a little heavy for a portable device - both in terms of volume buildup (the margin is minimal) and detail (the sound is a bit unclear). You can listen, but it is not clear why pay such money for a very conditional "portable".

Competitors

If you want to get more bass in a closed performance, pay attention to the Beyerdynamic DT770 (if you need a lot of bass) or DT880 (this model, in my opinion, is optimal). But the sound of the PRO 550, which is light and not annoying with excessive detail, will surely find its consumer.

Output

Let's summarize.

Pros:

  • Great build quality
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Balanced sound in the mid and high ranges
  • Rich equipment

Cons:

  • Lack of bass when playing it well
  • Demanding on the source

The price of 7-8 thousand rubles is quite justified, good headphones for home (and work), just to listen to music. But I would not recommend professionally dealing with sound with such a clamped low-frequency segment.

Ultrasone PRO 550 headphones review

Ultrasone headphones are quite frequent guests on our website. The German company does not try to take quantity, but tries to take quality, but it does not always “hit” with the price of the product. Although, I will not hide, there is also the merit of the Russian market - abroad, some models can be found much cheaper than here.

The model that will be discussed today is the PRO 550, in Russia it costs from 7 to 8 thousand rubles. This is the youngest model in the PRO-series, soon we will consider the older model - PRO 900. And you could already read the review of the PRO 2900, the older model, on the website.

Packaging and accessories

The big box is the standard for Ultrasone "monitor" headphones, be it HFI or PRO-series. Inside there is a huge case made of hard material, there is a carrying handle. It contains the headphones themselves, interchangeable wires, interchangeable ear pads, a test disk with music.

Wires are designed for different use cases. There is a shorter wire, with a 3.5 mm jack - it is more convenient to connect headphones to portable equipment. But it is obvious that it is better to use them with something stationary - hence the second cable, with a 6.3 mm connector, twisted (and therefore longer).

Appearance and usability

Material - mostly plastic, very high quality. No gloss, only the metal lining on the ear cups shines. The assembly is monumental, there are no squeaks, backlash is minimal. In my opinion, the headphones are reliable, the weak point is the fastening of the cups, but if you do not throw the PRO 550 as hard as you can on the floor or against the walls, they will live long enough.

The fit is comfortable as the earphones have little to no pressure on the head and ears. The merit of this is soft ear pads and a small pillow on the headband. A banal example - I connected the headphones to the sound card, and calmly spent several hours at the computer, there were no impulses to remove the headphones from my head. For ergonomics - a solid "five". The only thing that could be put a minus is that it is not very comfortable to sit in headphones and glasses, but you get used to it quickly.

The same with such a simple moment as the differences between the left and right earphones. There are embossed letters on the cups, as well as on the attachments of the cups to the headband. Plus, the cable comes off the left cup. In short, it's hard to get confused.

The two bundled cables look as solid as the headphones themselves. There is nothing more to say about them.

The only fly in the ointment is soundproofing. Although a closed acoustic design is declared, I would not recommend using the PRO 550 in noisy places.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The Ultrasone PRO 550 plays brightly and easily, and in places too easily. The low-frequency range is spelled out with high quality, there can be no complaints here, but there is one problem: it is hard to hear. I am not a supporter of bass, I have written about it more than once, but the 550s still fall short of a certain personal level of comfort. There are no complaints about the midrange and treble - the headphones confidently balance on the verge between brightness and darkness, they can be called detailed without any discounts. The stereo panorama is not very wide, there is a small depth - Bmw for closed headphones, an excellent result. The same with the attack - no complaints. Hence there are no special genre preferences - PRO 550 will digest almost anything, but if the music is focused on bass, then it will seem incorporeal.

Compatibility

Testing with the Apple iPhone 4 showed that the headphones are a little heavy for a portable device - both in terms of volume buildup (the margin is minimal) and detail (the sound is a bit unclear). You can listen, but it is not clear why pay such money for a very conditional "portable".

Competitors

If you want to get more bass in a closed performance, pay attention to the Beyerdynamic DT770 (if you need a lot of bass) or DT880 (this model, in my opinion, is optimal). But the sound of the PRO 550, which is light and not annoying with excessive detail, will surely find its consumer.

Output

Let's summarize.

Pros:

  • Great build quality
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Balanced sound in the mid and high ranges
  • Rich equipment

Cons:

  • Lack of bass when playing it well
  • Demanding on the source

The price of 7-8 thousand rubles is quite justified, good headphones for home (and work), just to listen to music. But I would not recommend professionally dealing with sound with such a clamped low-frequency segment.

Ultrasone PRO 550 headphones review

Ultrasone headphones are quite frequent guests on our website. The German company does not try to take quantity, but tries to take quality, but it does not always “hit” with the price of the product. Although, I will not hide, there is also the merit of the Russian market - abroad, some models can be found much cheaper than here.

The model that will be discussed today is the PRO 550, in Russia it costs from 7 to 8 thousand rubles. This is the youngest model in the PRO-series, soon we will consider the older model - PRO 900. And you could already read the review of the PRO 2900, the older model, on the website.

Packaging and accessories

The big box is the standard for Ultrasone "monitor" headphones, be it HFI or PRO-series. Inside there is a huge case made of hard material, there is a carrying handle. It contains the headphones themselves, interchangeable wires, interchangeable ear pads, a test disk with music.

Wires are designed for different use cases. There is a shorter wire, with a 3.5 mm jack - it is more convenient to connect headphones to portable equipment. But it is obvious that it is better to use them with something stationary - hence the second cable, with a 6.3 mm connector, twisted (and therefore longer).

Appearance and usability

Material - mostly plastic, very high quality. No gloss, only the metal lining on the ear cups shine. The assembly is monumental, there are no creaks, backlashes are minimal. In my opinion, the headphones are reliable, the weak point is the fastening of the cups, but if you do not throw the PRO 550 as hard as you can on the floor or against the walls, they will live long enough.

The fit is comfortable as the earphones have little to no pressure on the head and ears. The merit of this is soft ear cushions and a small pillow on the headband. A banal example - I connected the headphones to the sound card, and calmly spent several hours at the computer, there were no impulses to remove the headphones from my head. For ergonomics - a solid "five". The only thing that could be put a minus is that it is not very comfortable to sit in headphones and glasses, but you get used to it quickly.

The same with such a simple moment as the differences between the left and right earphones. There are embossed letters on the cups, as well as on the attachments of the cups to the headband. Plus, the cable comes off the left cup. In short, it's hard to get confused.

The two bundled cables look as solid as the headphones themselves. There is nothing more to say about them.

The only fly in the ointment is soundproofing. Although a closed acoustic design is declared, I would not recommend using the PRO 550 in noisy places.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The Ultrasone PRO 550 plays brightly and easily, and in places too easily. The low-frequency range is spelled out with high quality, there can be no complaints here, but there is one problem: it is hard to hear. I am not a supporter of bass, I have written about it more than once, but the 550s still fall short of a certain personal level of comfort. There are no complaints about the midrange and treble - the headphones confidently balance on the verge between brightness and darkness, they can be called detailed without any discounts. The stereo panorama is not very wide, there is a small depth - Bmw for closed headphones is an excellent result. The same with the attack - no complaints. Hence there are no special genre preferences - PRO 550 will digest almost anything, but if the music is focused on bass, then it will seem incorporeal.

The Ultrasone PRO 550 play brightly and easily, and in places it is too easy. The low-frequency range is spelled out with high quality, there can be no complaints here, but there is one problem: it is hard to hear. I am not a supporter of bass, I have written about it more than once, but the 550s still fall short of a certain personal level of comfort. There are no complaints about the midrange and treble - the headphones confidently balance on the verge between brightness and darkness, they can be called detailed without any discounts. The stereo panorama is not very wide, there is a small depth - Bmw bmw for closed headphones excellent result. The same with the attack - no complaints. Hence there are no special genre preferences - PRO 550 will digest almost anything, but if the music is focused on bass, then it will seem incorporeal.

Compatibility

Testing with the Apple iPhone 4 showed that the headphones are a little heavy for a portable device - both in terms of volume buildup (the margin is minimal) and detail (the sound is a bit unclear). You can listen, but it is not clear why pay such money for a very conditional "portable".

Competitors

If you want to get more bass in a closed performance, pay attention to the Beyerdynamic DT770 (if you need a lot of bass) or DT880 (this model, in my opinion, is optimal). But the sound of the PRO 550, which is light and not annoying with excessive detail, will surely find its consumer.

Output

Let's summarize.

Pros:

  • Great build quality
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Balanced sound in the mid and high ranges
  • Rich equipment

Cons:

  • Lack of bass when playing it well
  • Demanding on the source

The price of 7-8 thousand rubles is quite justified, good headphones for home (and work), just to listen to music. But I would not recommend professionally dealing with sound with such a clamped low-frequency segment.