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post #166 of 310
Skylab, have you the final impressions/comparisons for the post #159?
Thank you very much
post #167 of 310
hey Skylab, how do they compare to the DX1000 or D5000 (or Markl mod if you ever got a chance to listen to one)?
post #168 of 310
I will have some Markl Mods in here to listen to soon. The K1000's are different from the stock D5000, but competitive. But the DX1000 are in a class by themselves.

@ Wilashort - I am very sorry that at the moment I just don't have time to write the very in depth answers that I know you prefer.
post #169 of 310
Are the Kenwood headphones made in China or Japan?
post #170 of 310
Ok, i hope that you have soon the comparisons (Yes, i known that it require a 'little' of time and effort). It not only help me, but to others too ; To take/make a/the right decision/choice.
Thank you and cheers.

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@ Wilashort - I am very sorry that at the moment I just don't have time to write the very in depth answers that I know you prefer.
post #171 of 310
Could you say the Kenwood K1000 is a closed Sextett EP/MP with even more bass?
post #172 of 310
Thread Starter 
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Could you say the Kenwood K1000 is a closed Sextett EP/MP with even more bass?
The sextett are fun phones, but the Kenwood are in a completely different league.
post #173 of 310
Thread Starter 
Etta James.
Power blues.
Sounds like it should:
HEAVY.
post #174 of 310
Just snagged a pair for $360 AU shipped from price Japan, which is around $308 US shipped... pretty sweet deal.

I've been waiting for a closed can like this for a while, hopefully it delivers.
post #175 of 310
They are made in Japan. I am liking mine actually. They are a bit heavy but well balanced physically. They are from the Sound "Meister" (German for Master) series. And have voicing on par with some German phones. They are made by AT? Are they not? A nice alternative at a good price I think!
post #176 of 310
Can anyone post some high-res goodness of these cans?
post #177 of 310
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Originally Posted by wilashort View Post
Well, for you which hits hard in the bass (not midbass but (well you known that i already refer)), your Denon D5000 or DT990 vs them?. For you which is faster sounding (excluding bass) in the mids and highs and with better separation (instruments/vocals, etc)?
Ah, in what they sound worse (less good) than your D5000 and DX1000 (you can include the DT990 please)?
Which of your headphones has the bigger soundstage/headstage depth (excluding your DX1000) and in which order?
An which have better image, your DT990 or Them. The same about your D5000 vs them, and the same about your DX1000 vs them?
Thank you very much in advance for your kindness for answer my questions.... And sorry if i bother you with all my questions, but i don't want to put a lot of money in so expensive headphones, to be dissapointed in the end (is for that, that i ask for the opinion of an expert and experienced owner)....
P.S: if you want, you can use as reference the music that i put in the DX1000 owners unite thread, please.
Wilashort, here is a slight expansion of my original answer to your questions, which should fully answer them.


MOST bass: K1000 > DX1000 > DT990 > D5000 (but all have a healthy amount of bass)

The K1000 do not have an unnatural amount of bass, but the bass is definitely very full. I would say, though, that in terms of "hitting hardest", as you asked, the ranking would be DX1000>DT990>K1000>D5000.

BEST bass: DX1000 > DT990 > D5000 > K1000 (but all are good)

Soundstage: DX1000 > DT990 > K1000 > D5000

Here the DX1000 is the supreme king. The soundstage is the best by far. The DT990 is also very good though. The K1000 and D5000 are good at soundstaging, but not great. Image separation is far and away best on the DX1000, and the DT990 again is excellent, with the D5000 and K1000 being just "good".

Best overall sound: DX1000 > D5000 > DT990 > K1000

And so it is, HOWEVER, the D5000, DT990, and K1000 are all very good and all very close in terms of how I would rank them, although the DT990 sounds the most "different" from the other two. The JVC is significantly above them both.

The "fastest" in the mids and highs as you asked - no doubt the rank here is DX1000>DT990>D5000>K1000, but this is not to say the K1000 is bad, and the K1000 and D5000 are very close in this regard.

The K1000 lacks a little refinement and nuance compared to the DX1000 and DT990, but it is still very good. I would say that it is basically on par with the D5000 overall. There are some subtle ways in which I actually may prefer the K1000 - the mids seem a little fuller. But the D5000 has a little better detail. It is also more comfortable, although all of these headphones are very comfy.

I hope that helps.
post #178 of 310

Double

Ok, very good your awaited impressions ()..... Very honest impressions..., you really knowns what is a good bass and hard hitting.... It has helped me very much now (and hope that help others too) to do a final choice for an closed headphone in the near future....
Ah, it should be good to include the MD5000 here....
Thank you very much again .
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Wilashort, here is a slight expansion of my original answer to your questions, which should fully answer them.


MOST bass: K1000 > DX1000 > DT990 > D5000 (but all have a healthy amount of bass)

The K1000 do not have an unnatural amount of bass, but the bass is definitely very full. I would say, though, that in terms of "hitting hardest", as you asked, the ranking would be DX1000>DT990>K1000>D5000.

BEST bass: DX1000 > DT990 > D5000 > K1000 (but all are good)

Soundstage: DX1000 > DT990 > K1000 > D5000

Here the DX1000 is the supreme king. The soundstage is the best by far. The DT990 is also very good though. The K1000 and D5000 are good at soundstaging, but not great. Image separation is far and away best on the DX1000, and the DT990 again is excellent, with the D5000 and K1000 being just "good".

Best overall sound: DX1000 > D5000 > DT990 > K1000

And so it is, HOWEVER, the D5000, DT990, and K1000 are all very good and all very close in terms of how I would rank them, although the DT990 sounds the most "different" from the other two. The JVC is significantly above them both.

The "fastest" in the mids and highs as you asked - no doubt the rank here is DX1000>DT990>D5000>K1000, but this is not to say the K1000 is bad, and the K1000 and D5000 are very close in this regard.

The K1000 lacks a little refinement and nuance compared to the DX1000 and DT990, but it is still very good. I would say that it is basically on par with the D5000 overall. There are some subtle ways in which I actually may prefer the K1000 - the mids seem a little fuller. But the D5000 has a little better detail. It is also more comfortable, although all of these headphones are very comfy.

I hope that helps.
post #179 of 310
I would love to read more opinions on these headphone.
Anyone else bought them and want to share their thoughts?
post #180 of 310
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I used to have one of these, and I can asure you that they are of exceptionally high quality. In the same league as the much sought after Marantz vintage gear.
I'm presently using a KR-9400, like the ones you've shown except 100w/ch. I'd opine that it's very superior to Marantz gear of similar vintage.
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