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K1000 Myth? or Not

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I have heard from a few sources that claim that the early production (pre 2000 sn) K1000s have better bass response and are thus better. If anyone has had experience with both or know whether this is true please share. Thank you.
post #2 of 7
K1000 is lower level? or are you referring to the early/late production of K1000?
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Thread Starter 
yes
post #4 of 7
yes. the K1000 is a myth. =P
post #5 of 7
The earlier K1000s used the version 100 drivers, which had more bass and slightly less high end. The newer 101 drivers were supposed to be an upgrade but people have claimed they have less bass and more high end. The differences are small at best.

What's more, due to the extremley intricate nature of the K1000 drivers, the sound can vary slightly from K1000 to K1000, leading people to hear an early one and a late one that sound different, and perceive one as better, and then proclaim that the newer/older K1000s are better. When in reality, similar differences can be observed in two early ones or two late ones.
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The earlier K1000s used the version 100 drivers, which had more bass and slightly less high end. The newer 101 drivers were supposed to be an upgrade but people have claimed they have less bass and more high end. The differences are small at best.

What's more, due to the extremley intricate nature of the K1000 drivers, the sound can vary slightly from K1000 to K1000, leading people to hear an early one and a late one that sound different, and perceive one as better, and then proclaim that the newer/older K1000s are better. When in reality, similar differences can be observed in two early ones or two late ones.
Yes.

The angle of the drivers has a noticeable effect on the sound, so they're difficult to compare unless you have the earspeakers at exactly the same angle and head position on both pairs. They change depending on your amp, as well, so an accurate A/B test can be tough.
post #7 of 7
I have two early models and one is slightly more bassy than the other and the less bassy one is the oldest. So no, I don't think it's just age related.
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