Audiophile. That'd be a nice distinction to have. But what makes an audiophile, really? An obsession with high fidelity audio, for one thing. But also the ownership of incredible sounding, incredibly expensive gear, like these $US1700 Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones.
If you were an audiophile, you could appreciate the finer points of the Edition 8s' specifications:
• Principle: Dynamic / Closed • Impedance: 30 Ohm • Driver size: 40mm Titanium plated • Magnet: NdFeB • Frequency range: 6 – 42.000 Hz • SPL: 96 dB • Weight (excl. cord): 260g • USC Cord length: 1,2m (OFC Cable) • USC Extension cable 4m (OFC Cable) • 3,5mm gold plated plugs • Adapter 3,5/6,3mm gold plated • ULE technology
But I'll break it down for the laypeople: The Ultrasone Edition 8s, of which only 888 pairs are being made, cost a hell of a lot of money, yes, but they'll also make you feel like you're listening to music for the very first time, on the best drugs you've ever taken, naked, laying on a beach of pure white sand as soft as your mother's bosom. Or so I hear.
If you want to be part of the elite, 888-person club, the Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones will be available next month for $US1700 at fine audio retailers or Ultrasone's site.