there are both fans and detractors...
think it's been around enough and people have heard it enough to know that it can scale very well given the proper equipment.
There have been tons of impressions and reviews...mostly very positive.
now...people may still not like that sound or people may not have heard it with the right amp or source.
But still, I don't think it's hype.
I understand if you don't like the sound...that's your preference.
But saying "over-hype" indicates you think people shouldn't like it as much as they say right?
Then it's not about your preference anymore and would strongly disagree.
But I don't think it's overhyped because my impression is that people really love them when they can listen to them properly.
I've never thought of the k1ks as being overhyped...actually the opposite.
Think if you most people could hear the k1000s with a proper amp, it makes them beautiful instruments for hearing music...of any kind.
Among many who have or listened to lots of high-ends rigs, I would imagine the k1000s to up as being among the best.
And why you would state such an opinion on a thread from a fan who just wants to share some k1k love....