btw does AKG sell the k518 earpads alone?
post #2566 of 2659
12/22/08 at 2:35am
....and I love them so far! I've read tons of comments that say the're very dark and rolled off in the treble, but I'm hearing more than adequate detail in the upper end. Also, I've got the Denon 1001K's on hand at the same time and I much prefer the sound of the K81's. I hear the same amount of treble detail, and the bass reaches so much lower on the AKG's. Also the mids are more prominent and better placed with the AKG's- in comparison the Denons seem to have very recessed, distant mids. I attribute this positive reaction to my DAP possibly, the Sony NWZ-A829. I think there's some real magic happening between the two. The Mustang amp doesn't hurt either. Anyway, I look forward to more time with them as they burn in. These are wonderful for the price.
The headband is pretty tight, so I think they'd be good for running and exercising. In fact, I think I've read comments in this thread back a way where a user did those very things and said they were good. The tightness can be problematic for some in comfort though, however it doesn't bother me.
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