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Sennheiser HD280 Pro or AKG 240 Studio

post #1 of 25
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Basically, I want the headphone with the deepest bass and that extends low. I can take a little bit of bloat and boominess, but not a whole lot. Of course I will burn them in. So which one?
post #2 of 25
the hd280's are a no go. They have very neutral bass. Also, the freq curve of the 240 is very similar to a dt770. You might also look for a early or mid-production AKG sextet.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
anymore suggestions?
post #4 of 25
The Equation Audio RP-21 has a great low-range presence. I'd definitely check it out, it's generally seen to be much better than the HD280.
post #5 of 25
HD280 has great bass extension, but no punchiness or authority. I'd recommend going for something else.
post #6 of 25
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I have a question for K240 Studio owners. I have read quite a few reviews of the AKG's failing on one side. Could you please enlighten me on this. Also, I can't find anything about how long they are warranted either.
post #7 of 25
The K240 Sextett is a great phone to listen to.
post #8 of 25
DT-250 80

I haven't heard the 240, so won't comment on that phone, but IMHO the dt-250 corrects the bass lean and harsh upper mid issues with the senn HD-280. More comfy, too.
post #9 of 25
The only thing I can say about my 240s is they sound good to me. They're better than the 485s I used to have. And coming from an AV710 and a cmoy with a BB 2132 it doesn't sound bad at all. I don't think it's bass heavy either. It's slightly more detailed than the 485 and the high end has more sparkle to it.
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
Mmmmm so iPod Nano Red 8GB 3G for X-mas and a pair of AKG K240S's it is.
post #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by pez View Post
I have a question for K240 Studio owners. Also, I can't find anything about how long they are warranted either.
Two years.

Deep bass is partly a function of how well they fit and seal around your ears.
post #12 of 25
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Mmmm thanks....what about the problem I've heard about one side going out?
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
Mmmm thanks....what about the problem I've heard about one side going out?
Never heard of that problem. I would take a guess at loose solder connection on the problematic end (which should then be easily repaired). My 20-30 year-old Sextett is still going strong (going to recable it with something nicer-looking soon though).

Cheers!
post #14 of 25
You probably already know this, but just in case you didn't realize, the 240s are not closed headphones.

jess
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I saw that they are "Semi-Open". What exactly does this mean? I don't mind them being open at all, because I will be using them at home, but I'm just curious what exactly is the difference between Semi-Open and Closed.
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