3/27/15 at 12:45pm
Posts by project86
3/27/15 at 11:34am
I think it has more to do with the shape, not just the depth. The Sony has a smallish cup which really crowds my ears. So even though it may be deep it still causes trouble for me. The angle doesn't help either. Oddly, my M100 with XL pads has less touching of the ears. Maybe I'm an anomaly in this respect.
3/27/15 at 11:27am
Nope, it's not so low where it causes problems. Don't be afraid to turn your volume knob higher if needed. Technically speaking a volume potentiometer opened wide is more transparent than at low volumes.
3/27/15 at 11:26am
It seems slightly thicker to me. But who know..... I've even heard of K550s having different pads in the later runs - not sure if that was ever confirmed or not. ALG seems to revise things and never really tells us. My ears do come close to touching the baffle. Same as they do with many other headphones. I'm just used to it I guess. K553 is not as bad as Sony MDR-1R in this regard. If you are really sensitive to highs or peaks, you might stick with on of those planars...
3/27/15 at 6:06am
Could be. It's hard to know for sure in these situations, and I'm certain AKG will never clarify. Hefty bass? Interesting that people hear it that way. Again, I think the bass has more impact than K550, without necessarily having a big increase in quantity.
3/26/15 at 9:48pm
Jude probably has one as well, but I've been enjoying it all week long. Right now I'm using to play some ArtPepper, unwinding after a long day. Sounds pretty damn good from the Calyx M.
3/26/15 at 2:28pm
Just doing a little math on the Violectric sale which is happening now.... G109S comes down to about $522. That's all the amp many people would ever need, and sounds fantastic even with tougher loads like Alpha Dogs. V281 is now $1955 in standard form (without remote). Still not cheap by any means, but at least it comes in below the $2k barrier which can be a mental block some times. G103S is $340 - an excellent choice in that price range, where there aren't a...
3/26/15 at 2:09pm
Good question and a tough one to answer. It's been a while since I had a K550 here. I remember having a hell of a time getting a proper seal at first. Eventually I figured out what worked for me. Now, when opening the K553 for the first time, I got a great fit right off the bat. Is this due to pads being different, or just me being more well-versed in what works and what doesn't? It's impossible to recreate that initial experience a second time around. I honestly don't...
3/26/15 at 2:06pm
Cool, I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Probably more valuable than mine considering you'll have both models together. I would think so but I've not tried it yet. My DA8 is over at a friend's house right now but I should be able to bring the K553 over there one of these days. DA8 typically works well as far as noise except with super sensitive headphones/IEMs. I wouldn't call the K553 Pro super sensitive.
3/26/15 at 1:57pm