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Just a warning! I've owned 3 pairs of K 240s so far and while I didn't want to jump to conclusions initially, I've realized there are some counterfeits out there. The first pair I bought was during the transition from Austria to China. The second pair I purchased (and reviewed) were quite horrible, with very cheap toy-like earpads, a loose headband and "sloshy" sounding bass/treble. I recently bought a third pair and love them.   It's become clear the second pair (which...
Agreed -- I was indirectly responding to zunehdrocks. The K 240s are definitely better for the type of classic/80s metal I listen to.   They're also fun for practicing guitar if you have an axefx or amplitube etc. But I've become a mid frequency junkie and I'm the same way with guitar amps (Marshall)... So again I can't vouch whether they handle modern bass-heavy tones.
It may depend. They sound very alive and natural to me with '70s/'80s electric guitar tones. Thinking Savatage, Malmsteen, even ZZ top type stuff. Not nearly as good as the K 702s, but great for the price.   For a more modern ultra saturated Peavey 5150 metalcore/screamo/br00tal chugguh chugguh burpy vocals stuff maybe not. Not exactly my favorite genres so I never tried, but I did try them with hard EDM/EBM and they did not pass that test -- they lose control with busy...
1. AKG K 702 2. Shure SRH840 3. Fostex TX-1 4. AKG K 240 5. Beyerdynamic DT 770 6. Beyerdynamic DT 880 7. Sony MDR-V6 8. M-Audio Q-40 9. Beyerdynamic DT 990 10. KRK KNS8400 11. Koss PRO DJ100 12. NVX XPT100 13. Koss Sportapro 14. Koss KSC75 15. Ultrasone HFI-580 16. Sony MDR-V500DJ 17. Grado SR60 18. Some earbuds that came with my Sansa Clip?   I've re-purchased a lot of the models I sold or returned, so obviously my opinions/rankings aren't very...
Been away from HF for a while... Just ordered some of the 612s. I'm crazy about the 702s.
These have a lower mid ranger/upper bass emphasis with mild treble and not much of any clear sub-bass extension.     I liked them for viola, cello, vocalists, etc. but they sounded easily overwhelmed/crowded by large orchestral pieces. I don't know what your budget is but the higher end K 702 keeps the energetic midrange and adds a sense of "space" with far superior extension and clarity.
    I was in the same situation. The left ear is easy but blunt force, water, etc., nothing worked on the right ear. Ultimately I just disassembled them and destroyed the individual components.
Burn in definitely exists. The big myth is that it always sounds better. Some headphones actually sound worse with excessive use. Some sound better. Some don't change at all.   There's a lot of silly mysticism surrounding what is effectively just the same material wear we see in anything else we buy.   So far the most noticeable case of positive burnin for me has been the two different SRH840s I've owned, both of which had their treble turn from crowded and...
I've always loved the look of them. Truly hi-fi/pro-audio look, not a shiny kids toy or Apple store doo-dad. So tempting to order a pair.
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