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post #46 of 116
K-1000
K-501
K-240DF

Then again, I own these and haven't heard the others. I think they're keepers.
post #47 of 116
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Originally Posted by GuyMe View Post
I just noticed the K400 is the only member of the Kx00/x01 family absent, did you have a particular issue with them Fitz?

How do the K85 compare to your K601?
Well its kinda weird because I wasn't expecting much of them, but I use them now just as much as I use the K601. They have a really kind of weird openess to them, that sometimes you swear you are just wearing the headphones and somebody turned the speakers on. It has good detail, but not as pronounced as the K601, but if you pay attention, it really does have it. Its more fun sounding than my K601. The K601 I now mostly use for Classical, watching music etc. The K85 is the headphone I pick up for pop/rock etc. The Bose AE I will probably sell now, because the K85 is way way better. It will be even more interesting when my 325i finally arrives Thank you Fitz!
post #48 of 116
K85 vs 325i is a comparison I'd love to hear since I used to own the latter. Wonder if they can hang with the Sextett...
post #49 of 116
euhm I didn't really meant it that way, since I think they are eachothers opposites. I meant which I preferred with what kind of music
post #50 of 116
I think I get what you're saying. Throw a Sextett in there and you'll have one very happy headphone family
post #51 of 116
I'm still looking for a sextett looking for a EP or MP for max 75euro's
post #52 of 116
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Have you been spying on me again Erik? Maybe I should change the locks.
Spotted: Fitz guiltily putting on his K290 again, letting the Sextett stay on its hook.

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So Kx00/x01 frame is boring? I was actually thinking that one of these (K500 maybe) would be a good compliment to my Stats and Floats, I guess not
Well, I was mainly just trying to stir up some trouble with that crack. But if you have three headphones to keep, then you can exceed all their virtues in different ways with one or another of the three pairs. If you can only have one or two headphones, a K400 or K401 wouldn't be a bad choice.
post #53 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by facelvega View Post
Spotted: Fitz guiltily putting on his K290 again, letting the Sextett stay on its hook.
Ok now I'm really scared, because that's what I did the last time I listened to some headphones.
post #54 of 116
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K85 vs 325i is a comparison I'd love to hear since I used to own the latter. Wonder if they can hang with the Sextett...
Sextetts are slightly more detailed than the 325i, and I haven't even been able to repair my Sextetts yet, nor do I have proper amping for them. They seem to pick up a little more detail.

I still reach for the 325is though, probably mostly due to the fact that my sextetts are in terrible condition and don't have the amping. Summer project maybe?
post #55 of 116
Think you have to ask yourself which ones you listen to the most. I'd vote but it would be purely based on what I've read as I've only heard the sextetts
post #56 of 116
Thread Starter 
Ok, a minor update for those speculating on which I was going to keep for myself. Since I am allowed 3 headphones to stay, these are the ones I am keeping and the reasons why:

K240 Sextett (Middle Production)
: Hardly requires explanation. My favorite headphones EVER by a gap that makes the Grand Canyon look like just a crack in the ground. I was tempted by the early production for it's extra deep bass response, but the grilles on it hurt my ears on long listening sessions (or if I have them on when I fall asleep), so that ruled them out. It is still difficult for me to express with words just how perfect this phone is for me. People find their "perfect" headphone all the time, only to change to something else a few months later, but that is absolutely not the case here. I've been using this for well over a year now, and I'm still amazed by them as much as I was the first time I listened to them. I'm just so happy to have been able to share this headphone with so many other people, and to be able to wrap things up like this having already found my ideal headphone.

K1000: Again, not much explanation required for most people, but for those who do not hold the K1000 as the Holy Grail (which I don't either), I will elaborate. I am more of a speaker guy than a headphone guy, but necessity dicates I must use headphones most of the time. The K1000 is the closest headphone I have to my main speaker rig in tonality, balance and overall presentation (except the bass, but oh well ), so it is a good choice for me to use as an alternative when I must keep the volume down. Due to their value I can only use this phone for serious listening, and not while lying down or otherwise in a position to likely sling them across the room when finished listening, so that brings me to the last phone.

K401: It was a toss-up between this and the K290 for the third spot. As much as I love the K290, it was too similar to the K240 to merit keeping it instead of the K401. The K401 provides a nice contrast to the K240, and also gives a more "airy" sounding phone I can use in times when using the K1000 isn't an option. I ruled out the K400/K500 because I felt it would be better to let those go to other people due to their relative obscurity, and I've grown apart from the K501 a bit due to it's slightly sharp sounding upper midrange.


So there you have it.
post #57 of 116
Nice decision. I might pick myself up one of the AKG's that you choose to sell... I have yet to experience the aural ice-cream parlor that is AKG
post #58 of 116
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K1000The K1000 is the closest headphone I have to my main speaker rig in tonality, balance and overall presentation (except the bass, but oh well ), so it is a good choice for me to use as an alternative when I must keep the volume down.
Interesting observation, I feel this way about SR-Sigma now
post #59 of 116
Good decisions Fitz. I have (essentially) 2/3rds of those and no intentions of ever buying a K1000, maybe I should wind things down too... but probably not.

What's your speaker setup?
post #60 of 116
just curious, how different do the k401 and k400 sound from each other?
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