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Poll Results: Would you buy a new version of the K1000? On a scale of 1-10: 1 being definitely would not, 10 being definitely would.

  • 39% (26)
  • 6% (4)
  • 6% (4)
  • 9% (6)
  • 7% (5)
  • 3% (2)
  • 3% (2)
  • 4% (3)
  • 3% (2)
  • 18% (12)
66 Total Votes  
post #16 of 19
Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post

My K 1000 sit right on my temples, which gives me a headache after extended listening.. So I would buy a new K 1000 if they make them more comfortable...

I couldnt try extended listening with them; after say 1/2 an hour to 1 hour my head really hurt and I couldnt stand them any further. 

post #17 of 19

K1000 is the best headphone I've heard, it is so different from others. Will definitely get one if akg will sell them again.

post #18 of 19

If it doesn't come, and people still want to experience "earspeakers", maybe they may be interested in the sony pfr-v1 earspeakers. It was inspired by the K1000. One engineer compares the pfr-v1 and k1000 design on pages 1 and 3 here:




Imo the shortcomings (other than ugliness) are 1. very thin litz wire can't do bass properly 2. very spatially localized bass due to low frequencies coming out of narrow duct holes and 3. discomfort of ducts at entrance of ear canals. Recabling is moderately difficult and limited to 26 awg or smaller but solves problem 1, alleviates 2, and padding the balls to rest on your cheekbones solves discomfort of wearing the headphones by 80-90%. But given the going price of less than $200 on amazon right now, maybe people wanting to try the K1000 may want to give the pfr-v1 a try to hold them over until the release of the K2000 :).

post #19 of 19

The K1000 getting nothing but praise is a recent phenomenon, and has only happened since they went out of production.  I was around here while they were in production and they were considered kind of an odd duck.  Something you would either love or hate.  People were much more vocal about the lack of bass, and how unpractical they are.  I myself, have never liked them much, and I've heard them on very nice systems in quiet rooms. 


So no, I think if they were back in production, then they wouldn't have the out of production allure that makes people see past their flaws, or not speak up at least. 


Same thing with the HP1000.  They have always been considered one of the most neutral headphones ever made (more so a few years ago, before head-fi's idea of neutral drifted more bass light and treble heavy).  But people used to be much more critical of them, saying that they didn't like neutral, that it was boring, and they wanted some coloration to their music, thus preferring the John Grado RS1 type sound, or the warmth of HD650. 

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