Originally Posted by mckickflip
i've heard both, but at a meet so it wasn't optimal listening conditions for the k1000 (one of my big problems with it, you need absolute silence to be able to listen to the music). the k1000 seemed to lack bass for me, and i don't know if it was my headphone/amp combo or just because i wasn't in a very good setting for them, but they seemed kind of mediocre to me. at least i didn't hear anything special.
on the other hand, i heard HE90's through a Single Power ES1. perfection.
That was the loudest meet I've been to. Not a great place to judge the qualities of the K1000. I attempted to listen to them at the Boston meet and I really couldn't even get a feel for what they were remotely capable of.
Paired with my Pass Labs amp it has an incredible amount of bass. So much that I'm now using them toed out even more than I used to. But then again it depends to what sort of music you listen to. I listen to mostly rock, jazz and classical and the bass is plenty for all genres, and the midrange/high frequency extension is probably the best I've heard in my home. For hip hop or tracks that require extremely low bass extension (Sunn O))), Boris, Khanate, Earth, etc) I prefer the HD650.
And whats with the stars in First**** F1?