As an aside there is plenty to be made selling spare parts.
$40au for each little pad must be a nice money spinner.
Well given their "new" phones (K70* with a different colour scheme) it does seem AKG have run out of ideas and that would lend credibility to the idea that they would re-launch this.
For me, that's very interesting, as unlike the new flagships HD800 and T1, this is actually a unique concept rather than an improved version of the same old idea. It might actually be worth shelling out flagship money for. Am yet to hear a pair but would be keen to.
Subcribing to this thread...
There was someone on this forum that had his redone in black,maybe someone remembers and jumps in with a link to the pics.
Edit:: Here but no pics have survived.http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/203854/blacked-out-k1000-finally-a-good-looking-mod-56k-warning
Catscratch says "As an older head-fi'er, I've seen more high-end products discontinued than introduced."
Umm..... is that even possible? Let me think about this.....If 10 products are introduced, can 11 be discontinued? Maybe math was different back then LOL
Yes, since the perspective is from a finite time window. A net gain OR a net loss - both perfectly feasible in a closed system. I read it as "more noteworthy high-end products discontinued than introduced". A subjective, but reasonable assertion.
Not considered high-end when introduced, but gain that respect with time until discontinued?
Looks highly possible to me...
Stevekelby (and probably some others) have found the solution to the slight roll off of the low bass extension to be plugging them into the passthrough outputs of a nice subwoofer " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//wink.gif" title="" width="" /> if they bring these back, they are almost literally the only other headphone I have really wanted to add. having heard them fairly extensively at meets and afterwards in more private and revealing surroundings, I found them to be totally unique. needs good source or the large soundstage tends to wander/becomes a bit indeterminate, but fed with a great source and with a nice amp with enough power, these cans more than make up for the shame of wearing them by how they sound. for a retro piece of modern art/pop culture, they are fantastic and look really cool, but on your head they = fail and make anyone who wears them look like a crazy person
OT, but I have to ask somewhere. Has anyone semi-critically compared a K1000 with and without the PCB boards on the drivers? Is there some one daring enough to bypass the circuitry and check for me to see if there are any sonic benefits of the PCB's? I seem to get distortion when playing relatively bass heavy passages at high volume on my K1k drivers. Normal? Under-amplification? No PCB's? " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//tongue.gif" title="" width="" /> I sent a few PM's to people, but either got no response, or they just didn't know.
Thanks for any and all help, guys.
i have a vague recollection of seeing a thread a few yrs back where someone bypassed them, but perhaps i'm misremembering....
Miguel, that car in your avatar looks like yours, but i bet the butt does not. who does it belong to?
Did anyone see AKG's comment about the K1000's on Facebook?