• Ultrasone


      Industry Audio electronicsConsumer electronics
      Founded 1991
      Key people
      Michael Willberg, CEO
      Michael M. Zirkel, COO
      Products Headphones

      Ultrasone AG is a German company specializing in headphones for studio, DJ, and consumer uses. Ultrasone's headquarters are located in Tutzing, Germany. The company has manufacturing facilities in Germany and Taiwan.

      Ultrasone AG was founded in 1991 with the stated objective to manufacture advanced headphones with an emphasis on the professional audio sector. A feature of many Ultrasone headphones is a proprietary surround-sound simulacrum technology called S-Logic. The process uses decentralized transducer positioning to spread sound over the outer ear in an attempt to mimic sound heard over speakers. Traditional headphones shoot the sound directly into the ear.

      Since 1999, Ultrasone AG has been producing headphones that they claim reduce the risk of hearing damage, through the use of more efficient transducers and earcups shielded to reduce electromagnetic radiation, designated as LE/ULE (Low/UltraLow Emission). Ultrasone claims that magnetic fields so close to the head could contribute to "listener fatigue" and might be "a potential health hazard". According to Ultrasone, their headphones reduce magnetic emissions by up to 98 percent compared to other headphones.

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