Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
That's cool, Mike. There is definitely something odd about the K1000 orientation in terms of the speakers hanging off of your ears. Almost every time I wear them, it takes 5-10 minutes to get myself oriented. Not so much in terms of how the music sounds, nor that they're particularly akward to wear, but just something doesn't seem natural. So I guess I know what you're talking about. The nice thing is that you've passed them on the someone who will get more use from them.
that lucky person was me , can you tell I love them?
While only having heard the HE90s and R10s in meet conditions, I prefer the R10, that might change over time listening in a home environment.
So far the K1000s have been extremely amp dependent and have shined through two amps that I have the Moth 2a3 and a Fisher kx100 el84 intergrated.
Great write up in this thread about the relative strenghts of both phones.
PS I am suprised that AKG, Sony and Senn does not do limited runs of either these classics or new statement cans. Produce a batch release wait then batch another... or release new statement cans that might lead to inovation in lower cans. Many inovations in cars come about through statement or racing production then they trickle down in modified cost efficient ways.