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post #16 of 159
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Hmmm...

Any chance these have decent bass?
LOL and furthermore: Any chance they're really headphones instead of ear-speakers or whatever they're now?

The K1000 are nice sounding devices, but IMO not headphones
post #17 of 159
Thread Starter 
Agree, they are not headphones. They were never marketed as such - hence being called ear-speakers. Regarding bass - to each his own I guess...a lot depends on one's taste, what they want from the music, and most importantly, ancilary equipment. Having heard the K1000 with some proper amplification, I have found its bass superior to any dynamic (and stat for that matter) headphone (or earspeaker ).
post #18 of 159
In the case the re-launch becomes reality, I guess AKG will rename it as well? K1001? K2000?
post #19 of 159
I'm gonna keep watch of this thread

before I say anything drastic
post #20 of 159
It's about time! I guess I should de-wax my ears in anticipation. I just hope that all this effort on my part will not turn out for naught.
post #21 of 159
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Originally Posted by Cool_Torpedo View Post
LOL and furthermore: Any chance they're really headphones instead of ear-speakers or whatever they're now?

The K1000 are nice sounding devices, but IMO not headphones
If they were not to be ear speakers anymore, then why bother re-releasing them, since they'd no longer be the same product?

-Ed
post #22 of 159
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Originally Posted by xenithon View Post
Having heard the K1000 with some proper amplification, I have found its bass superior to any dynamic (and stat for that matter) headphone (or earspeaker ).
Is that with the Almarro A318B

OT I know but just quickly, have you measured? Have you heard 20Hz? 30Hz? Have you compared them to D5000 or DX1000?

Back on topic, that would be cool but I won't start holding my breath yet. I think it's unlikely. I have been wrong before though.
post #23 of 159
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In the case the re-launch becomes reality, I guess AKG will rename it as well? K1001? K2000?
Guess we can only wait and see...
post #24 of 159
It would be cool, but an unverified rumor of an email with an AKG rep as proof... sorry, no offense to the OP, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I think there's even less of a market for esoteric, ultra-high-end headphones than there ever was, especially ones with the bling and flashy appeal of a dead dog. The K701 is certainly showing AKG what works in the business world (as far as I know), and if AKG's alleged reasons for discontinuing the K1k are true (manufacturing costs too high and sales too low), then the K1000 also showed them what not to do as well. Though they should have learned that lesson with the K240 Sextett, K340, and heck knows what else besides, which were all highly complex designs that were very expensive to produce. The fact that they didn't may give us hope for more good products from AKG in the future.

I'd count on more limited edition products from Grado and Audio-Technica, but I wouldn't bet on this. But please AKG, prove me wrong.
post #25 of 159
K1000s ... ahhh I want one or two! Nothing would be better than to restart the production.
post #26 of 159
Thread Starter 
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but an unverified rumor of an email with an AKG rep as proof... sorry, no offense to the OP, but I'm not going to hold my breath
None taken, but as you may have read I did say this was only a brief email from the guys locally who had been in touch with AKG HQ, so it may not hold much weight. so we are pretty much on the same page
post #27 of 159
Very interesting...... hmmmm......
post #28 of 159
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Originally Posted by xenithon View Post

our representative at AKG (name removed) indicated that there is a strong push to have the product re-launched.
I push for a re-launch, preferably of an enhanced version, at least with a better quality cable.
post #29 of 159
I wouldn't know about enhanced versions. We know how these manufactures consider "enhancements". Take the new Stax 007 for example.
post #30 of 159
So, what should I do with my spare K1000s that I have stocked up - for the rest of my life ... ;-)

F. Lo
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