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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
K1000 swivel-fiers

The other day I received my first K1000 headphones. After 2 days, I learned about swiveling. My favorite position is wide open. I like it because of the sound stage, WOW.

So, how much do you swivel?
What is the best position for you?
Why?
post #2 of 18
I swivel out to about 3.5cm frame to frame (just over an inch.)
post #3 of 18
I have them in a position where they don't touch my ears, but very close to them. Not the biggest soundstage, but plenty of bass volume.
post #4 of 18
I tend to like widest open, partly because it's very easy to make sure that both sides are open the same ammount.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
I tend to like widest open, partly because it's very easy to make sure that both sides are open the same ammount.
Ditto for me.
post #6 of 18
I have mine in fairly close to my ears for most listening as it's very intense and more bassy but when I want a relaxing easy listen I open them out and enjoy the wash.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by digitalmind View Post
I have them in a position where they don't touch my ears, but very close to them. Not the biggest soundstage, but plenty of bass volume.
X 2 I find the best frequency response to be between 1/4" open to 1/2". Wide open sounds thin and hollow - lacking in bass to me.
post #8 of 18
Totally depends. Often completely wide open, often completely closed.

Gotta love the K 1000. What other headphone gives you this choice?

Best,

-Jason
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Isn't that the truth. Got my second pair today. Now i don't have to endure physical labor, changing positions. That doesn't make any sense at all.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by ken36 View Post
Isn't that the truth. Got my second pair today. Now i don't have to endure physical labor, changing positions. That doesn't make any sense at all.
Heh, makes perfect sense to me. You sir, I salute you.



Best,

-Jason
post #11 of 18
Out just far enough to not touch my ears. I'm not crazy about the way they sound fully extended. Granted you get a great soundstage, but then they sound a bit too thin for my tastes - you lose too much bass when they are fully extended IMHO. I suppose cranking the volume can help a bit, but I try to avoid listening to music louder than 75dbs through headphones.
post #12 of 18
In setting the K-1000, I tend to start fully closed, listening to something well-recorded. As the headphones are swiveled outward, the soundstage expands...up to a point. Too wide, and the imaging starts breaking up. Once I find that point, I bring them back in a touch and lock them down. I'm aiming for the biggest stage I can get without loss of focus.
post #13 of 18
Closer to my ears, thats how I like and use. But maybe when I have got a better amplification for it, I will swivel as well
post #14 of 18
about 1/2 of an inch out on each side (or an index finger length on each side).
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Hirsch View Post
In setting the K-1000, I tend to start fully closed, listening to something well-recorded. As the headphones are swiveled outward, the soundstage expands...up to a point. Too wide, and the imaging starts breaking up. Once I find that point, I bring them back in a touch and lock them down. I'm aiming for the biggest stage I can get without loss of focus.
Once I had an amplifier with sufficient oomph, I discovered that the K1000's low end response was no longer an issue so I could toe-out the wings all the way. I then experimented with sliding the headphones forward on my head and had an experience similar to Hirsch's except in the fore-aft dimension. Sliding them forward improves imaging up to a point. Past that point, the sound image becomes less compelling. It's pretty easy to find a sweet spot for imaging that affords a very speaker-like experience and still maintains a reasonable balance on your noggin. YHMV (Your Head May Vary.)
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