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post #31 of 43
yes, same except colour.
post #32 of 43

Yes, LE = Limited Edition. Same driver, same enclosure, but colored.

 

What the foam does is stop certain frequencies from reaching your ears. Imagine the foam like a net, and the sound is like rocks. The high frequency are big rocks, the mid frequencies are medium rocks and the low frequencies are small rocks. The foam captures better frequencies the higher they are, i.e. a net capturing big rocks very easily, capturing some medium rocks, but letting the small rocks slip by. It usually makes the sound darker instead of just bassier, and I got that impression when I heard the K518. try taking the foam off and see if you like it.

post #33 of 43

So the K518 are better than the K81 DJ?

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

So the K518 are better than the K81 DJ?

 

Bump.

post #35 of 43
They are the same pair of headphones sound-wise, but with colors. Not better unless you value design.
post #36 of 43

Oh, ok. Thanks LizardKing1 ; )
 

post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post

They are the same pair of headphones sound-wise, but with colors. Not better unless you value design.

 

I thought the consensus in this thread was that they are not the same heaphones?

 

 

 

Edit: Nevermind guess they are the same...

http://www.akg.com/forum/index.php?topic=2078.0


Edited by MiniXP - 12/17/12 at 11:29am
post #38 of 43

Great site, you guys have helped me with a few purchases.

 

Just an FYI concerning these sets of headphones. I had a pair of K518 LE's for about year and then audio started coming in and out on the right side.

I then noticed the copper wiring was exposed near the base of the jack. I called AKG and they replaced them with a set of K81 DJ's. It's a pity because I liked the red

color of the K518 LE. Replacing them under warranty was hassle free. I too was told they are the same except for the color, and from what I remember of the K518 LE's they do sound the same.

post #39 of 43
Just FYI, they are currently $31.75 for the green ones on amazon.
post #40 of 43
It's now 28.58
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post #42 of 43
Price has gone back up to ~$50 frown.gif
post #43 of 43
But then there are differences between the akg518dj and akg518le? Soon I'll have to buy one of the 2 headphones and I'm really undecided.
thanks
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