Germany has the high-end headphone market covered, as Beyer Dynamic, Sennheiser, and Ultrasone are all headquartered there.
Ultrasone is the newcomer of the group, but it's hardly new. It was founded in 1991 in Tutzing, close to the Alps in southern Germany. The headphones are manufactured in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Taiwan.
Ultrasone has just announced a new flagship model, the HFI-2400 ($329). It features Ultrasone's S-Logic technology that promises to create "natural surround sound" by reducing pressure on the eardrum up to 40 percent. The new headphone also features ULE-technology that reduces electro-magnetic radiation by 98 percent compared with conventional headphones.
The HFI-2400 is a foldable, open-backed design that delivers a wide soundstage to the listener. The headphone comes with a removable 10-foot cable, a velvet carrying bag, and an Ultrasone demonstration CD. The HFI-2400 will be available in late October or early November.