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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Awesome headphone, sorry about the lying sack of **** that sold it to you.

 

And I believe that's an old Pioneer Equalizer in the background, isn't it? :3

Nah, it's a Fisher biggrin.gif

I think if it were Pioneer I'd have to pay a lot more for 12 bands of EQ.

post #542 of 1354
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Awesome headphone, sorry about the lying sack of **** that sold it to you.

 

And I believe that's an old Pioneer Equalizer in the background, isn't it? :3

Nah, it's a Fisher biggrin.gif

I think if it were Pioneer I'd have to pay a lot more for 12 bands of EQ.

lol.

 

Awesome either way. 

post #543 of 1354

Might have a K260 Pro soon.

post #544 of 1354

I wouldn't bother with the K 260, unless for realllllly cheap. Some people like them - but my pair sounded terrible. I'd get the DF instead, the K 260 kinda reminded me of those but far worse.


Edited by vid - 10/30/12 at 11:27am
post #545 of 1354
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I wouldn't bother with the K 260, unless for realllllly cheap. Some people like them - but my pair sounded terrible. I'd get the DF instead, the K 260 kinda reminded me of those but far worse.

 

People have always told me that the K260 is basically a slightly better K240 Monitor, which is a very renowned headphone on these forums.

 

They ARE 600 ohms however, and need a good amp to get to their maximum potential. Perhaps this is why yours sounded bad?

 

Additionally, there are two versions, and the K260 Pro is supposedly significantly better than the standard.


Edited by takato14 - 10/30/12 at 2:28pm
post #546 of 1354

They sounded worse than the 600-ohm 240 DF, 241, 250, and I dare say, the 141. They also sounded worse than the 340. Whether your potential K 260 would sound good, I don't know - only that mine would've been a waste of $5.

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The only AKG I've heard from that era that I really didn't like was the k280 parabolic... how does the 260 compare to those (and others)? I ask because I'm sort of interested in acquiring a set.

 

Just for comparison perspective I think my 141 sounds better than my 240M and 241 and an EP Sextett I had for a while. I even prefered the 140 over the 280. 

post #548 of 1354
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

The only AKG I've heard from that era that I really didn't like was the k280 parabolic... how does the 260 compare to those (and others)? I ask because I'm sort of interested in acquiring a set.

 

Just for comparison perspective I think my 141 sounds better than my 240M and 241 and an EP Sextett I had for a while. I even prefered the 140 over the 280. 

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They sounded worse than the 600-ohm 240 DF, 241, 250, and I dare say, the 141. They also sounded worse than the 340. Whether your potential K 260 would sound good, I don't know - only that mine would've been a waste of $5.

Usually the order of greatness of the different K240 models goes as follows:

 

Best: K240 Sextett

Mid: K240 Monitor

Worst: K240 Studio


That's what most say at least. Dunno about the DF as I've never heard of that model. I've also never heard of the 241 and 250, and I haven't had a chance to listen to the other two.

 

Either way most people place the K260 Professional somewhere between the Sextett and the Monitor. We'll see how I like them when I get them. For the $40 they'll cost me I'm willing to take a chance with them.

post #549 of 1354

The DF was an exclusive version of the Monitor. The 241 was in lineage between the Sextett and the Monitor/DF. The 250 was a 241 in a different cup design. Technically, the later versions of the DF (and maybe Monitor) seem to have an improved driver over the '80s models like the 250 and 260, which seem more linked to the drivers from the '70s, meaning they have issues of driver ringing.

post #550 of 1354
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The DF was an exclusive version of the Monitor. The 241 was in lineage between the Sextett and the Monitor/DF. The 250 was a 241 in a different cup design. Technically, the later versions of the DF (and maybe Monitor) seem to have an improved driver over the '80s models like the 250 and 260, which seem more linked to the drivers from the '70s, meaning they have issues of driver ringing.

interesting.

 

AKG is infamous for making 'revisions' of drivers without telling consumers. The K340 was a major offender in this sense. There's even an entire thread here devoted to the differences in the K340's drivers. (Can't find it though; a little help?)

 

 Let's wait and see what my K260s sound like, AKG might have done the same thing for the K260s.


Edited by takato14 - 10/30/12 at 4:18pm
post #551 of 1354

Found this in the closet.  I have the packaging somewhere in the house.  Anyone know between what years this was made?

 

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post #552 of 1354

Nearly 1988 - 1994, I suppose.

post #553 of 1354
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Originally Posted by DkossZoSo View Post

Nearly 1988 - 1994, I suppose.

 

That was my guess as well.  Thank you.

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post #554 of 1354
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

Found this in the closet.  I have the packaging somewhere in the house.  Anyone know between what years this was made?

 

Nice find! They're in great shape.

post #555 of 1354
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Nice find! They're in great shape.

 

Thank you.  I just unboxed it recently.  It has been sitting in the garage for a long time.

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