The exact opposite of typical mass-produced consumer headphones, the Edition 8 Palladium are exclusively hand-made in Germany and are individually serial-numbered. The Ultrasone Edition 8 Palladium are manufactured in small, stringently quality-controlled production runs meaning these incredibly beautiful headphones can occassionally become very hard to find--so get yours now! (The previous Ultrasone Edition 9 and Edition 7 models quickly sold-out and are now collector's items).
The German hand-built quality of these extremely exclusive headphones is just stunningly lovely with definitive attention to detail like no other headphone on the market. Perfectly machined, rare-mined Palladium plated hard parts with grey glove-soft leather headband and earpad covers made from Ethiopian sheepskin provide what may be one of the most distinctive looks and wearing experiences available in the headphone industry. The Ultrasone Edition 8 Palladium headband fit is secure, but perhaps a tad tight and the earcups cozy for big-noggin owners. Those with a very large head or big ears may want to shy away unless you're okay with a secure fit. The big advantage of the Edition 8 Palladium slim-profile fit and deep-well earcups remains its truly excellent isolation ability, perfect for supreme listening privacy without worrying about dreaded headphone 'leakage' disturbing your cubicle neighbor or airline seat mate. The Edition 8 Palladium headphone cord extends roughly 3.5 feet [1.2 meters] and is somewhat shorter than we'd ideally like, but the cans do come with a perfectly adequate 4-meter Ultrasone headphone extension cord that will give you some room to roam if needed. The non-detachable Edition 8 Palladium headphone cable terminates to a mini-plug 3.5mm (1/8") jack and a 1/4" full-size snap-on adapter is provided by Ultrasone. A fine-grained Madras goatskin travel/storage bag is included with the Edition 8, which contains room for the headphones along with a separate pocket for the extension cord.