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post #3091 of 4545
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

I don't like the hd 280 either, but it's still not a BAD headphone. Even though I feel like my skull is going to crack into pieces when I put them on and the lower mids sound extremely hollow, I still feel that they're not a bad value for $100.

Bad enough to give them away. :)

post #3092 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

New ranking of the headphones I've owned.

1. Sony MDR-CD900ST

2. AKG K601

3. AKG K271

4. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

5. Sony MDR-7509

6. Ultrasone Pro 750
My current headphone. I think I'm liking these, and finding them more well-rounded than the last time I owned them. The mid range isn't a total barren wasteland like I remember.

7. AKG K501
The more time I put on these, the less I liked them. Aside from the Sony MDR-ZX700s, these had the most forward and aggressive mids in a headphone I've owned. I bet they'd make even Grado fans flinch.

8. Koss Pro DJ 100

9. Sony MDR-V6

10.Sony MDR-XB700

11. Sony MDR-ZX700

12. AKG K81DJ

13. Koss KSC-75

You are probably the only person on earth thinking k501 has agressive mids.
post #3093 of 4545
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post


You are probably the only person on earth thinking k501 has agressive mids.

 

Hah, no doubt, but to me, they are so harsh I can't see how a person wouldn't find them harsh. As far as open AKG headphones I've heard, I think the K601, K702, and K500's all have much, much smoother mids.

post #3094 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Hah, no doubt, but to me, they are so harsh I can't see how a person wouldn't find them harsh. As far as open AKG headphones I've heard, I think the K601, K702, and K500's all have much, much smoother mids.
I believe something was wrong with the pair you had.
post #3095 of 4545
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I believe something was wrong with the pair you had.

 

They generally fit the description most people described them as, it's just the mids that were vastly different. I thought it might be my amp, since it's slightly forward, and not totally up to the task of powering them, but having tried them on my friend's Lyr, it still didn't help.

post #3096 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

 

They generally fit the description most people described them as, it's just the mids that were vastly different. I thought it might be my amp, since it's slightly forward, and not totally up to the task of powering them, but having tried them on my friend's Lyr, it still didn't help.

Strange. In my experience k501 has the most crisp and delicate mids of all of the headphones that I own. Agressive and harsh are not the epithets I would ever use to describe their midrange. Not only that, the overall balance of the headphone is really good, especially when using k701 pads. I own HD650, k701, DT660 and ATH-M50. I have compared k501 to many, many other headphones too, HD600, HD800, k702 Annies, DT880, DT990, a couple of Grados and Ultrasones and there is no aggressiveness in the mids (or anywhere else) to talk about.   

post #3097 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

KSC35 and PortaPro and SportaPro have the same driver. KSC75 and KTXPro1 have that same driver but it has been titanium coated. 

UR40 uses the same drivers as the KSC75 as well.

post #3098 of 4545
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

Strange. In my experience k501 has the most crisp and delicate mids of all of the headphones that I own. Agressive and harsh are not the epithets I would ever use to describe their midrange. Not only that, the overall balance of the headphone is really good, especially when using k701 pads. I own HD650, k701, DT660 and ATH-M50. I have compared k501 to many, many other headphones too, HD600, HD800, k702 Annies, DT880, DT990, a couple of Grados and Ultrasones and there is no aggressiveness in the mids (or anywhere else) to talk about.   

Besides the K1000 which I haven't heard, the K501 is imvho the best modern day AKG headphone in a long time by a long shot. Followed by the K601, the 70X series is a mess. 

post #3099 of 4545

Update (I'm getting that feeling we all get after each headphone purchase -- the one that tells you that you're done buying headphones):

 

1. HE-400 - clarity, detail, speed, need I say Drum & Bass?

2. X1 - comfy bass cannons

3. MS1000 - punchy soundstage master

4. T50RP - the cans with the most potential to move up/down the list with incremental modding

5. M100 - holy portability, Batman!

6. HD580 - reference/movies

post #3100 of 4545
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Besides the K1000 which I haven't heard

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post #3101 of 4545

These ones get regular listening, and I tend to rotate through them for different genres/refreshing take with a different sound sig

1) HE-500

2) DT880

3) HE-400

4) HD-600

5) Westone 4

 

Should probably not have anymore, and tend to collect dust. Could use them as birthday presents for friends and family.

6) AD900x

7) MS2i

8) DBA MKII

9) V Moda M100

post #3102 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post

These ones get regular listening, and I tend to rotate through them for different genres/refreshing take with a different sound sig

1) HE-500

2) DT880

3) HE-400

4) HD-600

5) Westone 4

 

Should probably not have anymore, and tend to collect dust. Could use them as birthday presents for friends and family.

6) AD900x

7) MS2i

8) DBA MKII

9) V Moda M100


U know, my birthday is coming up lol

post #3103 of 4545
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post


U know, my birthday is coming up lol
I second that notion.
post #3104 of 4545

partial to the more substantial ortho sound....the LCD-3 also still be broken in so this might change.....

 

HE-6

LCD-3

HD-800

T1

post #3105 of 4545

The Lyr is quite good with the K701, it actually makes them sound musical.

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