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Ultrasone HFI-780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Ultrasone HFI-780. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the mids quality. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Ultrasone HFI-780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Ultrasone HFI-780 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the sound and usability are overall positive. The bass quality and price also get good reviews. There are some critical views about the size.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Ultrasone - HFI 780 Headphones

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Ultrasone HFI-780


alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Ultrasone HFI-780 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the usability and price. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, usability


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ultrasone HFI-780 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional HeadphonesULTRASONE HFI 700 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)ULTRASONE HFI 700 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

Ultrasone HFI review: Ultrasone HFI


Ultrasone has carved out a notable niche in the high-end headphone market since its founding in 1991. One of its latest models is the HFI-680, a full-size pair of headphones that retails for around $220. The HFI-680 is a handsome design, and its build...

Ultrasone's nicely built, full-size, closed-back headphones hush outside noise; includes 10-foot-long cable, soft carry bag; sounds swell on iPod.

Overly bassy sound.

The Ultrasone HFI-680 headphones' abundant bass power, forgiving treble, and isolation from external noise should make these an attractive choice for some buyers.

Oct, 2010

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: jerdei (

Ultrasone HFI-700 Sealed Headphones


Sealed design that is very well balanced. Good punchy bass for a sealed can. A lot of detail. Easy to fold up and place in a computer bag. Mucho comfortable. Great 2-year warranty

Not quite as transparent as the more expensive AKG and Sennheiser models. Bass doesn't have the punch of the Sennheiser HD650s. Don't come cheap

The Ultrasone HFI-700 really impressed with their overall sound quality, level of comfort, and portability. Well constructed, healthy technology that will save your ears, and priced reasonably. We're buying them.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Martin Sägmüller (

Ultrasone HFI-780 Review


Ultrasone is one of the lesser known, yet quite respected, German headphone manufacturers. They just released the newest member of their mid-ranged product line of closed headphones, the HFI-780. Sporting low impedance, decent sensitivity, foldable...

The Ultrasone HFI-780 are very good sounding closed headphones for the money. They do almost everything right if you're looking for forward sounding and precise phones that work great across the whole audible frequency range, no matter what music...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Rory Buszka (

Ultrasone HFI-700 Headphones


A relative newcomer to the high-end headphone market, German manufacturer Ultrasone is making waves in the industry with their competitively-priced offerings that deliver excellent sound quality and value. We take their HFI-700 headphones for a spin,...

Balanced, clear sound ; Clean, articulate bass ; S-Logic design provides lifelike reproduction ; Comfortable to wear for long periods ; Collapsible design for portability

Somewhat 'forward' sound can be ear-fatiguing ; Lofty price tag isn't for everyone

Until I was asked to review these headphones by our Editor-in-Chief Rob, I had never heard of Ultrasone. However, the company is working actively to make waves in the American head-fi market with their attractive, competitively-priced offerings. While...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by:  Ryan MacDicken (

Ultrasone HFI-700 Stereo Headphones

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Ultrasone HFI-780


Built to last, comfortable fit, enthusiastic, detailed sound

Each extreme of the frequency range is quite easily provoked

Big and bold, the HFI-780s offer excitement in spades

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: ilia7777 (

Controversal Ultrasone HFI-780


Ultrasone headphones are getting a lot of attention all over the internet due to probably very good marketing efforts. Before buying it for some reason I thought that I will be getting one of the best headphones on the planet in the price range. After...

Bright, detailed sound, powerful bass, wide soundstage

Uncomfortable, too aggressive sounding

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: cmdr (

A Different World Of Sound!


Most nights I watch a movie or a recording of a TV sci-fi or action show. I'm fortunate to have assembled an impressive 5.1 surround sound system which completely dominates our living space but unfortunate to have a partner who is early to bed, early...

Stellar sound and better than average build quality

Price may put some people off. Not real 5.1 surround

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: excaliburn (

Perhaps the best closed headphones available.


I have friends who would never consider buying a set of headphones which cost more than $200, but the HFI 700s are actually quite a bargain at less than $250 (as priced at many on-line dealers.) My purchase was made more out of desperation than on the...

Very comfortable, great sound isolation, excellent tonal balance and dynamics

Coiled cord, trim is a bit delicate

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Iron_Dreamer (

Ultrasone HFI-700 Headphone Reviews


The HFI700 have an exaggerated and extremely deep bass, which is pretty punchy, with only a little bloat, but does not kick quite as hard as the Beyer DT770. The midrange of the Ultrasone is no better, if not slightly worse (though less veiled by the...

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Through the S-Logic Natural Surround Sound the usual headphone sound will be moved out of the head in the room around you. The sound is no longer locked in, but appears broad and detached. Directions and distances can be heard and perceived - it's just like being in a live concert. For this new technology additional equipment is not required. A pair of Ultrasone headphones plus your sound device and you will be ready for the 3-dimensional music enjoyment! In addition, the HFI-700 is easy on the ears: The S-Logic Natural Surround Sound System allows an up to 40% lower dB output (3-4 dB) for the same loudness sensation, thereby the risk of hearing defects may be reduced enormously. Like all the Ultrasone headphones, the HFI-700 has a strongly reduced radiation. The standard version LE (= Low Emission) offers a reduction of up to 60% in comparison with ordinary headphones. It is certified and recommended by Technical Surveillance Organizations and Consumer Advice Centers with certified low magnetic field emissions. These superior headphones are developed from the studio sector and are distinguished by a frequency response especially tuned for DVD. Sophisticated home cineasts and music enthusiasts are overwhelmed by the extraordinary sound that appears as though you are listening to speakers meters away from your head. Also demanding PC gamers appreciate the HFI-700 because of the impressing three-dimensional sound effects. The low frequency ranges are being risen in order to reach the highest possible synergies towards DSP-Systems like Dolby Headphone and Yamaha Silent Cinema. Due to customer enquiries Ultrasone implemented an additional function which enables you to fold back and up the individual earpiece without removing the headphones from your head. Due to this folding mechanism, these headphones can be compactly stored and easily transported in a suitcase. Thanks to its closed construction, external noise is suppressed.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 25000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ultrasone

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