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post #1186 of 1796
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

BTW, I should point out that the new stock Apple earphones, the Earpods, are pretty good-sounding phones—better than several much more expensive IEMs I've had—and have excellent build quality. I bought a pair for £24.99 nearly 10 months ago and have used them quite a bit all this time. They're the only phones I have that I allow myself to abuse and they practically look as good as new; they even have a remote which works beautifully with my 4G Touch & MBP, and, on top of that, they're extraordinarily comfortable. (seriously)

 

 

Well, now then, I'm just going to dig out my iphone 5 box and extract the buds, instead of ordering the 3003's.

post #1187 of 1796
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Well, now then, I'm just going to dig out my iphone 5 box and extract the buds, instead of ordering the 3003's.

 

 

Oh dear... You don't get it, woodcans, do you? Of course the Earpods are better-sounding than the K3003s, but the former aren't as sexy & stylish-looking as the latter; and the Earpods packaging will never match that of the K3003s!

post #1188 of 1796
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^  Perhaps I should have been a little more specific: With the K3003s one can meet plenty of awfully attractive young ladies of the non-marrying / non-nagging / guaranteed-fun type.

 

Hate to be argumentative, once again, but I'm pretty certain the above selected categories are without question mutually exclusive.

post #1189 of 1796

^  That may well be the case in the USA, but not in Britain. We could substitute "awfully" for "terribly", but I suspect that may still be interpreted the same way by Mr woodcans. So, how about substituting "awfully" with "very, very"?

post #1190 of 1796
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^  That may well be the case in the USA, but not in Britain. We could substitute "awfully" for "terribly", but I suspect that may still be interpreted the same way by Mr woodcans. So, how about substituting "awfully" with "very, very"?

That settles it. Woodcans is moving. James, my change of address is forthcoming.
post #1191 of 1796
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That settles it. Woodcans is moving. James, my change of address is forthcoming.

 

Never mind a change of address, order your K3003s NOW! And get ready to be a real ladies' man! Just dial 0800 3003 3003 and place your order. NOW!!

post #1192 of 1796
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Never mind a change of address, order your K3003s NOW! And get ready to be a real ladies' man! Just dial 0800 3003 3003 and place your order. NOW!!

You are the best. Dialing as I type.
post #1193 of 1796
Awfully attractive you say?

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Fresh from the streets of Sussex they are!

Also, the earpods are indeed, quite nice
post #1194 of 1796

^   Well, not exactly the awfully attractive & terribly sophisticated sort of lady you'd expect to meet if you had the K3003s, but I guess that would do for woodcans, a huge fan of Van Halen, while he impatiently waits for his AKGs.

post #1195 of 1796
didn't know the ladies found turds so attractive. guess they aren't audiophiles either.
post #1196 of 1796
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post  How can something be described as TOTL and at the same time be described as beset by serious flaws? In my world I’m afraid that is just too much of a contradiction.

 

I don't see how that that's a contradiction. Everything has its flaws.

 

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Obviously you are now more positive to the AKG K3003 than you used to be. For example you write that the coherence is less of an issue now. What would you say is the major reason for this?

 

I wrote my reasoning in the post. I suggest you read it again.

 

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What exactly do you refer to when you speak about clones of the AKG K3003? The Oxford Dictionary of English reads: “a person or thing regarded as an exact copy of another …”

 

Not "clones", then. "Imitations"

 

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post  Would you be willing to go as far as to say that the isolation of the stock tips is “fully approved” rather than “not great, not horrible”?

 

I don't know. How would you go and change them to be "fully approved" by you?

 

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post  What do you mean by”official listen”? That you were instructed or paid to listen to the K3003 by a client? (Not an important question, just curios)

 

No, I wasn't instructed or paid to listen to the K3003. I didn't mean anything by "official listen".

 

You are reading way too much into my words. I wrote that thing literally in as fast as I could type. I did not think nearly as much as you have, trying to poke every single logic hole in my statement.

 

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post it’s not intended to be offensive.

 

I beg to differ. I think you intentionally crafted these "questions" to be sarcastic and trolling.

If by “flaws” you mean that every headphone has at least some imperfections, you are absolutely right! However, if you mean that every headphone is “characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection”, the true meaning of the word "flawed" according to the "Oxford Dictionary of English", I most certainly do not agree. In general I believe choice of words is of paramount importance, especially when it comes to describing critical features of a product, and particularly on a public forum like this where we don't know each other personally.


So the difference is that this time around you had a more suitable source, the FiiO X3? As I read your post I felt that explained why you perceived the bass in a more favourable way, but not why you felt the coherence was less of an issue. So, the answer is the FiiO X3 thoroughly, is it?


So, which K3003 imitations can we buy for a fraction of the price? If you could be specific I would appreciate it (brand/model). For a fraction of the price I would possibly want to buy a few for my friends.


You state that the stock tips of the K3003 aren’t great and that they aren’t horrible. I was merely trying to figure out if you think they are good / decent and if the improvement you seem to be calling for refers to their isolation or something else? I’m curious about this because I find the stock tips of the K3003 to be exceptionally good and I’ve tried plenty of tips of all sorts.


I didn’t think “official listen” meant anything in particular, but just wanted to make sure!


I suspected my post might come across as “sarcastic and trolling” (as you put it) and that’s why I stated it wasn’t meant to be offensive, and I still stand for what I said.

post #1197 of 1796
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I think in this particular instance both Messrs Aero Dynamik & tomscy2000 are misunderstanding each other a little. (or some sort of miscommunication going on here)

Possibly, we'll see where it goes...

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To Aero Dynamik: Honestly, I don't care about what you think, whether it's your opinion of how people should carry out online conversations, your need to adhere strictly to the Oxford Dictionary of English, or your critique of my word choice. Perhaps my command of the English language has regressed, as, for the past five years, I've been living in a country that does not use English as a primary/secondary language, or lingua franca. Your words are unnecessarily probing and provocative, intentional or otherwise, so I will no longer respond to you.

 

To music_4321: My original post was mostly for you, as I remembered that you had requested that I give the AKG K3003 another listen. I do not wish to explain my post any further in this thread or in any other threads, so if you'd like to discuss matters related to the K3003, you know how to get in touch with me privately.

post #1199 of 1796
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

 

To music_4321: My original post was mostly for you, as I remembered that you had requested that I give the AKG K3003 another listen. I do not wish to explain my post any further in this thread or in any other threads, so if you'd like to discuss matters related to the K3003, you know how to get in touch with me privately.

 

Thanks for that, Tom. Just one thing, though: I honestly don't remember ever "requesting" you give the AKGs another listen; I might have said I hoped you gave them another audition if you could at some point (or words to that effect), but that's it. I really thought you yourself were curious enough to try them again, specially seeing all the unwarranted bashing has come from the same group of buddies which include the on-going efforts by one person who, for about a year, has seemed pretty desperate to be part of that gang while simultaneously touting expensive IEMs from other manufacturers.
 
Like james444, I found your latest K3003 impressions quite balanced, and even though I may not share everything you said in your post, I certainly appreciate your having posted what you did.

Edited by music_4321 - 8/8/13 at 12:06am
post #1200 of 1796
ol' aero likes to hold people to account for their posts. we've disagreed but hey it's a forum so it's gonna happen. as long as it doesn't get personal then it's all good. so don't let that put you off from saying what you think tomscy about the k3003. i got no problem with people doing that as long as they're sincere and not pushing some personal agenda or trolling.
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