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Joker, my only headphone is the HD681 Evo, that I guess sound similar to the HD668B.

There`s a AKG K518 on sale in one trusty store in Brazil for R$130 (something near US$60 and keep in mind that the HD202 and HD201 from Senn. cost the same, headphones prices are crazy here...) I bet they sound really different from each other and since I`m new in this hobby I`m interested in trying diferent things...

Do you think they`re still worth for this price?
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Originally Posted by altrunox View Post

Joker, my only headphone is the HD681 Evo, that I guess sound similar to the HD668B.

There`s a AKG K518 on sale in one trusty store in Brazil for R$130 (something near US$60 and keep in mind that the HD202 and HD201 from Senn. cost the same, headphones prices are crazy here...) I bet they sound really different from each other and since I`m new in this hobby I`m interested in trying diferent things...

Do you think they`re still worth for this price?

 

Sure, if you like bass heavy cans. I like the AKGs quite a bit but I have to add a word of caution - if you're one of the many people who don't find on-ear cans very comfortable, try these before you buy because they clamp pretty hard.

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Sure, if you like bass heavy cans. I like the AKGs quite a bit but I have to add a word of caution - if you're one of the many people who don't find on-ear cans very comfortable, try these before you buy because they clamp pretty hard.

 

Ok, the truth is that I don`t know bass heavy for real, I`ve only used horrible and super cheap headphones and I guess my Superlux is sort of bass light, I guess the best way to find out if I like bass heavy cans is to try them :atsmile:

 

And I can`t try them, it`s a online store, anyway it will be nice because if I find them comfortable I may be able to use some Grado if not...Grado out of the "to buy" list.

 

thx.

post #4399 of 4402
K518 and 681 evo have around the same level of bass. Like joker said they clamp VERY hard and the headband is pretty small. I dont use mine at all because i literally can't wear them for more than a couple minutes before my ears start to hurt.

That being said i think the 681 evo is a really good headphone (especially when you remove the inner felt). It has the clarity of the 668b without the bass rolloff. Plus you get more in the box (extra velours) Absolutely adore the headphone and it would make a great review *wink wink*
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Ok, the truth is that I don`t know bass heavy for real, I`ve only used horrible and super cheap headphones and I guess my Superlux is sort of bass light, I guess the best way to find out if I like bass heavy cans is to try them :atsmile:

 

 

Keep in mind that I've only tried the HD668B which, as threi said, has less bass than the K518. If the 681 differs significantly from the HD668B at the low end, maybe it's not as drastic a difference from the K518 as you're expecting. 

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Keep in mind that I've only tried the HD668B which, as threi said, has less bass than the K518. If the 681 differs significantly from the HD668B at the low end, maybe it's not as drastic a difference from the K518 as you're expecting. 

 

So maybe the K518 sounds pretty similar and has less soundstage, I'm not that interested anymore :rolleyes:

But I'm still willing to get them, my Superlux is too big and leak too much to be used during my work, and my IEMs isolate too much, maybe the K518 would be a good balance between them.

I just would need to buy the HD25 velvet earpads to make them more comfortable

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Not exactly portable, but posted a review of the HiFiMan HE-560 headphones here: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone-review/hifiman-560-review-new-benchmark/ 

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