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The DF is probably my favorite K240 and quite possibly my favorite of the AKGs I've had period.
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

The DF is probably my favorite K240 and quite possibly my favorite of the AKGs I've had period.
you took the sextett radiators and slapped them into another can I'm guessing from reading your headphones list?!? That's cool.
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Oh, no it was made like that. AKG OEM'ed a headphone for Realistic/Radio Shack a few decades ago. Come to think of it, I never use it anymore. I should probably sell it...
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Oh, no it was made like that. AKG OEM'ed a headphone for Realistic/Radio Shack a few decades ago. Come to think of it, I never use it anymore. I should probably sell it...
post a picture of it!
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They sound nothing like Sextetts strangely enough.

If anyone wants nicer pictures (for any of my headphones actually) just ask! I'll be setting up for taking pictures for my V-MODA XS review anyway.
Edited by Ishcabible - 5/26/14 at 5:06pm
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They sound nothing like Sextetts strangely enough.

If anyone wants nicer pictures (for any of my headphones actually) just ask! I'll be setting up for taking pictures for my V-MODA XS review anyway.
lol! Is that pumba? Hehehe. beerchug.gif how does it sound?
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Q701, K550, K267

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
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K702
K81
K518le
Keep em koming........
post #1209 of 1264
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post
 

 

Sounds like the AKG "house sound" never really included deep bass. This was even true on my Dad's old original K140 but if I'm not mistaken it isn't using the Sextett drivers.

 

The K240 Studio isn't that different from what you're describing but the treble is a bit hot to be called neutral, the sub-bass is quite lacking, and the upper bass/lower mids are just a double dB above neutral. I'm essentially comparing to what I heard with an HD600 and Shure SRH440, the latter of which I own.

 

I think some say the K240M has more treble roll-off than modern 240s and I've also heard the K240DF is the most neutral of the whole classic AKG line. I'm still very curious about the DF myself.


A lot of AKGs do lack sub-bass, especially the classics. I didn't notice good sub-bass in AKGs until the K6xx line and K7xx line. One thing I love about my K712s and the K612(which goes a little lower in the bass) is how deep the bass goes, few open dynamic headphones have the capability to go as low and deep as the K7xx and the K6xx line.


Edited by kman1211 - 5/26/14 at 9:01pm
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A lot of AKGs do lack sub-bass, especially the classics. I didn't notice good sub-bass in AKGs until the K6xx line and K7xx line. One thing I love about my K712s and the K612(which goes a little lower in the bass) is how deep the bass goes, few open dynamic headphones have the capability to go as low and deep as the K7xx and the K6xx line.
wonder if the k812 has good extension...
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how does it sound?

I've also got one (you may have noticed from my last photo) (actually selling it right now).

Sound is quite treble forward, and surprisingly bass light (for a vintage AKG!)

 

If you have a speaker amp, cranking up the bass with these is really nice, the passive diaphragms respond really well to it, even if to just make it neutral.


Edited by GREQ - 5/27/14 at 12:39am
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

 

I've also heard the K240DF is the most neutral of the whole classic AKG line. I'm still very curious about the DF myself.

 

The K 250 that I have and the K 240 DF that I have have almost identical frequency responses, except the K 250 is more neutral in the mids, has more emphasis at 3 kHz and, on my system, the bass extends a bit further. Neither of these are neutral in the treble nor low bass. I found that planting the DF drivers from their original cup with small sound ports (the six holes around the driver) from maybe the 1990s to the K 241 cups with large sound ports from the late 1970s improved neutrality.


Edited by vid - 5/27/14 at 4:51am
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

I've also got one (you may have noticed from my last photo) (actually selling it right now).

Sound is quite treble forward, and surprisingly bass light (for a vintage AKG!)

 

If you have a speaker amp, cranking up the bass with these is really nice, the passive diaphragms respond really well to it, even if to just make it neutral.

 

Basically this. They're really quite bright, brighter than Grados but with less energy. The main reason I got them was because wualta (I think) said they have some of the best mids on any dynamic headphone, but apparently there's a lot of variation on these.

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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

 

Basically this. They're really quite bright, brighter than Grados but with less energy. The main reason I got them was because wualta (I think) said they have some of the best mids on any dynamic headphone, but apparently there's a lot of variation on these.

Then I guess my copy is similar/identical to yours.

My silver k141 has very lush mids by comparison. 

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Yeah, the mids on mine are a bit on the thin side actually. I tried to rectify it by putting some thick felt in front of the driver to act as a low pass filter, but it's still pretty bright.

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