Home office, for many people this also means communication with colleagues and business partners via video conferencing and chats, so high-quality headphones are an indispensable tool. Ultrasone AG equips the models Ultrasone PRO 480i as well as Ultrasone 580i with removable Antlion Audio ModMic Uni, Antlion Audio ModMic USB microphones or Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless.
It is an environment in which, in many cases, little attention is paid to the quality of the necessary tools, namely the area of video conferencing or chats, as is becoming increasingly common in business life with the trend towards home offices, but also the avoidance of business trips. Often quite simple and cheap solutions are used here, probably with the idea that such products are somehow sufficient. However, those who have to stay in constant contact with colleagues and business partners in the home office, and therefore sometimes spend many hours a day video conferencing and chatting, will quickly realise that good sound quality, optimum speech intelligibility and, last but not least, a high level of wearing comfort would be desirable, and that high-quality tools in the form of good headphones and high-quality microphones are therefore ultimately the better choice.
The German company Ultrasone AG has always been considered a proven specialist in the field of headphones, with a clear focus on high-quality solutions in the hi-fi environment. Now, with the increasing importance of home office, the company also wants to serve this area and has designed its own product packages for this purpose, which consist not only of headphones, but also a matching, high-quality microphone. Ultrasone AG offers two models, the Ultrasone PRO 480i and the Ultrasone 580i, which can easily be equipped with an Antlion Audio ModMic Uni, Antlion Audio ModMic USB, or even an Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless.
The two headphones from Ultrasone AG are very high quality models which, and this is essential, are designed as closed headphones. On the one hand, this guarantees that you won’t be able to hear anything from your surroundings due to the very good passive shielding; on the other hand, your flatmates will hardly hear anything. In addition, both the Ultrasone PRO 480i and the Ultrasone 580i are very comfortable to wear, so that you can use them for hours without any problems. The fact that these headphone models have been designed for high-quality music enjoyment and are equipped with impeccable drivers and unique technologies such as the Ultrasone S-Logic Technology, contributes to the excellent speech intelligibility.
Both headphone models are also equipped with Ultra Low Emission, or ULE for short, an MU metal shield that provides the best possible protection against low-frequency fields.
With an impedance of only 32 ohms, the Ultrasone PRO 480i and Ultrasone 580i headphones can be used with a wide variety of sources, including a notebook.
As already described, there are three models of microphones to choose from. The simplest solution is the Antlion Audio ModMic Uni, which is simply connected to a notebook via a jack plug. The second option is the Antlion Audio ModMic USB, which has a 16-bit 44.1 kHz A/D converter and preamplifier and can therefore be connected directly to a USB port. For the sake of completeness, it should be noted that this solution is also perfect for those looking for a high quality headset for gaming. The last option is the Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless, which dispenses with cables, at least for the microphone. Of course, Bluetooth is used here, based on a module from the specialist Qualcomm with the support of aptX for signal transmission. A corresponding receiver in the form of a USB dongle is included in the scope of delivery, as are cables for charging. The battery should last for up to twelve hours.
Incidentally, in the latter models, the user can select the directional characteristic between omnidirectional and cardioid, depending on personal use.
All models can be plugged directly into Ultrasone AG’s headphones, and according to the manufacturer’s specifications, this is particularly quick and easy. A clip ensures that any cables do not interfere, and of course the microphones can be tilted in several grids.
If you already own a suitable headphone from Ultrasone AG, you can purchase the mentioned microphones separately. The Antlion Audio ModMic Uni has a recommended retail price of € 59,-, the Antlion Audio ModMic USB € 89,-. For the Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless you have to budget € 134,90.
If you decide on headphones plus microphone, the Ultrasone PRO 480i is available in a bundle with the Antlion Audio ModMic USB for € 139,-, or the Ultrasone PRO 580i plus Antlion Audio ModMic USB for € 179,-.
Getting to the point
The German company Ultrasone AG has always been considered a proven specialist in headphones, with a clear focus on high-quality solutions in the hi-fi environment. Now, with the increasing importance of home office, the company also wants to serve this area and has designed its own product packages for this purpose, which consist not only of headphones, but also a matching, high-quality microphone. Ultrasone AG offers two models, the Ultrasone PRO 480i and the Ultrasone 580i, which can easily be equipped with an Antlion Audio ModMic Uni, Antlion Audio ModMic USB, or even an Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless.
|Price:||Ultrasone PRO 480i € 119,-|
Ultrasone PRO 580i € 159,-
Ultrasone PRO 480i plus Antlion Audio ModMic USB € 139,-
Ultrasone PRO 580i plus Antlion Audio ModMic USB € 179,-
Antlion Audio ModMic Uni € 59,-
Antlion Audio ModMic USB € 139,-
Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless € 132,90