Pros: isolation, highs
Cons: everything else
Coming from Senn PX200, I expected better highs and better bass. I was drawn towards this AKG due to recommendations on this forum.
Well, my experiences are less enthousiatic than those of most others.
Audio quality is 'not bad' at best, but in general there's always a honky bass covering up the rest of the music. A lot of people here praised the bass qualities, but to me, it's not real bass, it's somewhat higher up the frequency scale. It's where it's starting to honk.
Treble is not bad, but a little tinny, even scratchy sometimes.
Midrange is somewhat covered up by the bass, but may be the best part,
Comfort is just bad. Too much clamping force, no soft covering for the headband.
Cord is too long.for home use.
As soon as my wallet approves, I'm going for the new Senn PX200-II. I auditioned them recently alongside K518DJ and the only step back will be isolation. Comfort and sound quality is better than the previous version of PX200 and certainly better than these AKG's.