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Which version of the AKG K1000 is the prefered one?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I know there are at least two deviations in sound signature for the K1000. The earlier models were apparently bassier. Is there a general opinion from people that have heard both that could say which is their prefered version? For people who claim that the K1000 is amongst the best they've ever heard/owned could you share your serial number?

Thanks
post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 
anyone?
post #3 of 13
Is it really bass heavy version vs bass light version? Shouldn't it be bass light version vs bass lighter version?
post #4 of 13
Go listen to one on a good amp and see if you still think they are bass light lol.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Pyriel0 View Post
Go listen to one on a good amp and see if you still think they are bass light lol.
I have and I do edit: in a silent room, but still under meet conditions, never owned. just to be fair...
post #6 of 13
I have one of each (3370 and 11510) and highly prefer the low serial one.
The difference is not major though, but highly noticeable. A bit more bass bloom/extension.
post #7 of 13
I apologize if the answer to my question has already been previously addressed elsewhere, but does someone happen to know approximately which serial # range would be considered "bass-heavy" vs "bass-light"? Specifically....the cutoff point # for the bass-heavy version?
post #8 of 13
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I have one of each (3370 and 11510) and highly prefer the low serial one.
The difference is not major though, but highly noticeable. A bit more bass bloom/extension.

Do you feel it accomplishes this without sacrificing clarity in the lower midrange? Or does it in fact add a bit of richness/body in that area that makes for a more complete listening experience vs the later model?

Just trying to ascertain whether or not one gets a more meaty low end but at the cost of muddying things a bit in the critical midrange band.
post #9 of 13
I prefer the K-1000 to all other headphones whether it be old or new serial number. I have a later serial number, and I have no issues with it top to bottom.

I've heard the bass heavy K-1000s. They do sound noticeably different, but they still sound like K-1000s. Both have advantages. I like the highs and clarity on the newer ones a bit more, some might like the bass on the older ones.

All K-1000s have weight and impact at the 80Hz region where it counts, and all K-1000s roll off the low bass, so it's almost splitting hairs.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by cAsE sEnSiTiVe View Post
Do you feel it accomplishes this without sacrificing clarity in the lower midrange? Or does it in fact add a bit of richness/body in that area that makes for a more complete listening experience vs the later model?

Just trying to ascertain whether or not one gets a more meaty low end but at the cost of muddying things a bit in the critical midrange band.
Well, can not say I have heard all that much difference in the midrange. But the low serial one lack some of the high range clarity/sparkle of the higher serial one. So both have their pros and cons, and it is more down to personal preference.

In the end I am sure one would be pleased with either one.
post #11 of 13
My bass heavy's are coming in this week!! I cannot wait!
post #12 of 13
A fellow headfier has kindly lent me a pair of bass heavy and a pair of bass light k1000s. The bass lights are nice but I find the bass heavies are noticeably better.
post #13 of 13
I feel it's not appropriate to use the words "bass-heavy" for the lower series K1000s. It is not bass heavy (in the way a Beyer DT770PRO is). Maybe "with more bass" would be a better wording.

I prefer my lower series numbered K1000 because the sound is richer without sacrifying anything in the highs, to my ears, that is.
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