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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

I would like to know what people think are the top five best sound AKG cans ranked in order from top to bottom.  I would assume most would place the K1000 as #1 but maybe not everyone?  Lets see what you think.

post #2 of 33

K701/2 

K601

K400

K501

K500

 

Have never heard the K1000 so I can't comment on how they sounds but the ear speaker design kinda puts me off. 

post #3 of 33

Limited to the ones I've actually owned:

 

(1)   K501 (re-cabled)

(2a) K340 (screen-modded)

(2b) K240/sextetts/MP

(3)  K701 (re-cabled--twice, with silver wire).


Edited by pataburd - 7/7/10 at 10:05pm
post #4 of 33

personal preference, all things considered (aside from price):  best to worst

 

K340

K240 Sextett

K141 (w/sextett drivers)

K400

K500

K1000

K271

K501

K290

K280

K701

K81dj

 

In terms of technical ability:  best to worst

 

K340

K400

K1000

K500

K240 Sextett

K141 w sex drivers

501

K271

K701

K290

K280

K81dj

 

edit:  forgot the K280/K290!


Edited by rhythmdevils - 7/7/10 at 10:48pm
post #5 of 33

K1000

K240 Sextett

K340

K701

K601

 

The five AKG models I have ever heard, as far as I can remember.

post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 

In order of those I have owned:

 

1 - K400

2 - K240 M

3 - K702

4 - K601

5 - K271

 

- Now that I have a K340 I think this list might change.


Edited by tdogzthmn - 7/22/10 at 12:31am
post #7 of 33

 

 

 

Have only tried the K1000,not bothered trying any others,would be very hard to better it.

post #8 of 33

Of the ones I have owned:

 

K340

K701

K240

K601

K271

K81DJ

 

Of these, only the K340 were good enough to keep

post #9 of 33
1. K-1000
2. K-501
3. K-240DF
4. K-340




5. K-701

I sold the K-501 and K-701. The K-501 went because it was tonally close to the K-1000, which I prefer. I do miss it, though. The K-701 was sold because I found it artificial and plasticky. The K-1000, K-240DF and K-340 make me plenty happy.
post #10 of 33

Well I haven't owned five, but of those I have:

 

1 - K601

2 - K240 Sextett LP

3 - K518DJ / K81DJ

 

Sorry Sextett lovers, but I still prefer the K601 due to a more prominent deep bass and a less metallic treble. And I have to say, although the Sextett perhaps had a cleaner mid range, it found it did weird things to positioning.

post #11 of 33

Of the ones I know -

 

K701

K44

K140 (1970s vintage)

post #12 of 33

k1000

k501

k240 sextett

k601

k701

 

I might have owned more pairs but they escape me at the moment....down to just 2x k1000 now

post #13 of 33

Among the ones I've heard and/or owned:

1. K1000 (only heard it on an RSA Apache, looking forward to trying one on a proper amp)

2. Tie between K701 and K240 Sextett

3. K240 Studio

4. K271 Studio

post #14 of 33

k240DF for neutrality and balanced mids.

k702 for amazing detail, separation and sound stage...mids a disappointment

k240S...bloated upper bass overpowering the mids

 

Still want to hear the 240M and the 50X


Edited by lejaz - 7/7/10 at 7:12am
post #15 of 33

how I remember:

 

K701

K240 Sextett MP
K240M
K240 Sextett LP

K141M
K141

K500

K250
K260Pro
K240S

K66

K1

Basix

K55

K10

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