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post #31 of 108
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Originally Posted by jigster View Post
Well, I had both the Lambda Pro and K340 once. Now? Lambda Prox2, 404, O2. Nuff said?
Enough said...
post #32 of 108
I prefer any Lambda over the K340.
Tonaly the K340 is fine, a good amount of bass and clear trebble like it should be. The problem that annoys me is that the upper mids and trebble have a good amount of soundstage, but the lower mids and bass play in the center of your head. If you listen only to simple pop / rock then the K340 is one of the finest headphones you could get, but if you listen to music with spartial effects (classical / ambient / trance / folk) then you probably will want to throw it at the wall, as it will drive you nuts soon...
post #33 of 108
Thread Starter 
You just formulated what I did not like about my K340 very well, I think that is due to the strange reverberation in the low mids and bass.

Off topic:

I think you are the only one with Sennheiser Unipolar 2000 here, how does that sound compared to Lambda and K340?
post #34 of 108
That's crazy talk... I love spatial effects is what they do best. Oh well, to each his own.
post #35 of 108
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Originally Posted by philodox View Post
That's crazy talk... I love spatial effects is what they do best. Oh well, to each his own.
Blasphemy! They obviously don't belong to our church! Just ignore them and maybe they'll go away.

post #36 of 108
Thread Starter 
now this is scary.....

The cult of K340 vs Stax Mafia
post #37 of 108
So are there any kneecaps here that need breaking...??

I need to hear a K340 one of these days but an open backed SR-Lambda is not to be underestimated.
post #38 of 108
I can't vote not having experience with the Stax, but I can photoshop.


A can with some reverb will play nice with music that is acoustically
dead but may be overkill with recordings that feature ambience.
It would be interesting to know what listeners musical preferences are.
post #39 of 108
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Originally Posted by JadeEast View Post
It would be interesting to know what listeners musical preferences are.
nahhh.. that would ruin the subjectivity of this poll!
post #40 of 108
Well, I've got a bunch of genre's listed in my profile for a broader view of what I listen to.

Current favourites:
Massive Attack
Ulrich Schnauss
Jeff Buckley
Tori Amos
Four Tet
Iron & Wine
Zero 7
Thievery Corporation
Nightmares on Wax
A Tribe Called Quest
The Be Good Tanyas
etc.
post #41 of 108
I haven't heard a k340 but seeing as fitz voted against the akg...
post #42 of 108
That's because Fitz was driving them with his weirdo tin can amp.
post #43 of 108
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by luvdunhill View Post
nahhh.. that would ruin the subjectivity of this poll!
very true, who cares what music they listen to, we are talking about headphones here, not music

I am sorry you don't like my poll
post #44 of 108
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Originally Posted by philodox View Post
That's because Fitz was driving them with his weirdo tin can amp.
How dare you call Steve's dual mono Darkvoices a "tin can amp"! You will hurt his feelings.

(p.s. I really like the K1000 directly from my weirdo tin can amp, more than my speaker amp, so how's them apples? )

I have heard several different K340s, but on all of them the upper midrange / lower treble response is generally not to my liking. Sometimes they sound very good to me when the factors are just right, but I like the sound of the Lambda more often. Neither is one I would really consider my favourites of what I currently have, though.
post #45 of 108
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Originally Posted by JadeEast View Post
It would be interesting to know what listeners musical preferences are.

Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Tiny Tim's - Greatest Hits

Tiny Tim - Ukulele, But You Gotta Kiss Me First
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