Ultrasone Performance 880
Closed-back Studio Headphones
Wide Sound Clarity
The Performance 880 headphones, with their titanium-coated sound transducer, captivate all the senses entirely with their tonal range and clarity of sound. The ear cups on the headphones come in an elegant colour combination of black and gunmetal.
The Performance 880 comes supplied with a straight, detachable 3m cable (3.5mm jack) and a gold-plated 6.3mm screw-on adapter as standard. You will also receive a 1.2m cable with microphone and remote control, with a gold-plated 3.5mm angled jack for mobile use. In addition, you will get an extremely comfortable velour and memory foam ear-pad set.
A Statement of Sound & Design
The Performance 880 will appeal to professionals and hi-fi aficionados who have highest demands in the studio, at home and on the road.
With regard to professional sound, high-quality design elements and high-end technology, Ultrasone has cut no corners when making the Performance 880. Ultrasone's patented S-Logic Plus technology and ULE shielding system are part of the basic configuration of this model. The gunmetal and black combination of soft-touch lacquer and gloss give these Performance ear cups a smart and elegant appearance. Crafted features convey the precise workmanship at first glance. Whether for small ears or large ones, Ultrasone never fails to deliver when it comes to wear-comfort. The comfort aspect was a priority when the spacious inner cups of the Performance series were being constructed. After all, professionals and music aficionados alike do not want to be irritated by the fit of the headphones, but want to forget that they are on their head altogether. The specially developed metal headbands of the Performance 880 were designed to snugly fit each and every individual head shape. The extremely comfortable velour ear pads contain memory foam and will adjust themselves to fit your head shape perfectly. This means they are pleasant to wear while offering best possible insulation against external noise.
S-Logic Plus is the cutting-edge advancement in the S-Logic Natural Surround System, squeezing the BIG S-Logic soundstage found in our PRO, Performance, Edition, HiFi and DJ headphone models.
S-Logic Plus profits directly from innovations developed for our flagship Edition range, the ultimate headphones for critical listening. This sophisticated new technology combines precision dampening with micro-acoustic reinforcement, allowing driver, buffer-board, and spatial parameters to complement one another in an optimal manner. So the acoustically redesigned ear-cups of these new models and their tonal fine-tuning result in a most neutral sound impression with more vivid perception of voices and instruments.
How does S-Logic Natural Surround Sound work?
S-Logic sends music around your head not just into it, because this technology uses decentralised driver positioning. Did you know that you use and need the outer ear for your three-dimensional understanding to define the direction and distance where a sound comes from? Instead of hitting the inner ear directly, with S-Logic the signals are reflected off the surface of the outer ear in different directions before entering the auditory canal to create a natural three-dimensional Sound. S-Logic is the only headphone system which includes your entire sense of hearing. S-Logic does not change your personal hearing, it intensifies it for your individual needs and listening pleasure. S-Logic does neither need artificial echo nor digital sound processing or cross over run time delay. You can hear the sound just the way the sound engineer has mastered it.
S-Logic does not only create a Natural Surround Sound sensation. S-Logic allows at the same time a reduction of sound pressure levels at the eardrum by up to 40% (3 - 4 dB). This may reduce the risk of hearing damage while ensuring hours of fatigue-free listening.
ULE-technology - (Ultra Low Emission) - MU Metal shielding
Most headphone drivers produce low-frequency magnetic fields as they convert an electrical signal into the acoustical signal that we hear as music. Ultrasone has developed a special MU Metal shielding that we call ULE (for Ultra Low Emissions) to reduce this radiation by up to 98%, compared to conventional headphones. This technology has withstood the test of international review and is recommended by technical surveillance organisations. Ultrasone originally developed ULE-technology for Professionals, since they spend half of their lives in headphones. But due to overwhelming consumer demand, we are pleased to offer ULE in the other Ultrasone lines.
- Principle: dynamic, closed
- S-Logic PLUS technology
- ULE technology
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Driver/Driver size: PET/Titan, 40mm
- Magnet: NdFeB
- Frequency range: 7 - 35000 Hz
- SPL: 94 dB
- Weight (excl. cable): 274g
- 2 detachable cables: 3m with gold-plated 3.5mm jack and gold-plated 6.3mm screw-on adapter, 1.2m long with microphone, remote control and gold-plated 3.5mm angled jack
- 2nd pair velour ear pads
- Neoprene Transport Case
- Instruction manual