Funny you mention this. I looked up an old K160 thread, and found this:
"got them today. very hard to drive and very much a vintage monitor type. sound is very detailed, lighter on the bass end. very merciless. much like an akg 240df or a vintage beyer monitor"
Indeed, just like the DT100.
I didn't get that guy back then either, as the K 160 sounded quite meager to me overall. (Note that he was later selling his K 160 on HF.) Certainly something to own for the cool oldschool AKG logo rather than sound quality. They were apparently made for talkie radio work, hence a huge freq response hump in the mids like on the DT 100.
You'll find me in that thread comparing the K 160 to the vintage DT 990 - the K 160 got absolutely handed.
Edited by vid - 10/4/13 at 10:48am