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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by Jahn
i was going to laugh too, until i saw my own sig, and shut myself up.
But Jahn at least you have the sense to use a rather small font in your signature.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by thrice
That's because the shadow from his post count covers most of it.
Dang it..either I am in a good mood, or there is all kinds of funny today in the posts!!
Nice do thrice..
post #33 of 49
No, it's Bush. He vetoes a bill that will save lives, then won't bother to support legislation to revive endangered headphones.
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by spinali
No, it's Bush. He vetoes a bill that will save lives, then won't bother to support legislation to revive endangered headphones.

Yes, blame Bush, like I said!


At long last I have found one other person in the universe who agrees with something I said.


Need to correct my expressed ideas in the future - I only know I am right when no one agrees with me.
post #35 of 49
That's brilliant - kill baby headphones to save lives! I'd veto that one too

You could blame Kerry or Gore..... but wait... oh yeah, they both LOST the election.

BTW, Who cares that the K1000s are discontinued, you can still buy them for less than they retailed for.
post #36 of 49
maybe they'll come up with something new that addresses some of the issues brought up in this thread??
post #37 of 49
What's the demand for a headphone that requires a speaker amp to drive and which offers absolutely no isolation and huge leakage?

At that point I think many people would opt for speakers instead.
post #38 of 49
My guess is:
1. Long-term reason: low demand and low profit
2. Short-term reason: they proably made a big batch and now it is depleted, would not make sense to make another batch
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by thrice
I heard it was because of global warming
I thought it was because Al Gore invented the INTERNET!
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by K2Grey
What's the demand for a headphone that requires a speaker amp to drive and which offers absolutely no isolation and huge leakage?

At that point I think many people would opt for speakers instead.
Umm, it's a lot cheaper? It wont disturb others (compared to speakers). They are a lot smaller than speakers. And, they sound better.
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by K2Grey
What's the demand for a headphone that requires a speaker amp to drive and which offers absolutely no isolation and huge leakage?

At that point I think many people would opt for speakers instead.
I bet my neighbors opt for the K1000s.

AKG was taken over by the evil forces of Harman/Kardon, and now marketing is more important than engineering.
From the point of view of a money driven company the market for extraordinary cans beyond $250 is tiny, irrelevant and risky
Stax went bankrupt and had to be relaunched by a management buyout.
Senn has discontinued the expensive electrostats, and Sony the R10s and the Qualias.
I think the community here suffers from reality blindness.
Maybe less than 50000 listeners worldwide are into expensive headphone systems.
That's not much of a market.
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by bperboy
I thought it was because Al Gore invented the INTERNET!
No his only 'invention', was the theory that he actually has a brain.
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by robm321
That's brilliant - kill baby headphones to save lives! I'd veto that one too

You could blame Kerry or Gore..... but wait... oh yeah, they both LOST the election.

BTW, Who cares that the K1000s are discontinued, you can still buy them for less than they retailed for.
You can also buy them for $1200 on eBay, apparently. I really want to know who paid that. I mean, of course they're worth it, but driving up prices like that is just insane. And yeah, I think the fact he won twice is WHY liberals blame him for everything. :/
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by 003
Umm, it's a lot cheaper? It wont disturb others (compared to speakers). They are a lot smaller than speakers. And, they sound better.
Well, it will disturb others. Perhaps not next door neighbors but it'll sure disturb others in the same room and so on.

The AKG K1000 was like $400?... I think one could get pretty good speakers for that price.

Edit: By those I mean small ones of course and not floorstanding ones.
post #45 of 49
Somehow I really doubt you could get a $400 set of speakers with the same detail and resolution as the K1000. Sure, they would have a bigger soundstage and "bigger" bass (not necessarily better), but that's about it.
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