These akg k240's can be distorted by my e11 I found. I hooked them up to my old 80's stereo system with the 6.5mm jack, turned the thing all the way up leading into my e11, and found that the k240's distort at 6.5/8 volume... Granted that's loud as ****. Its almost as if I have two e11's hooked into each other. That stereo system is one loud mother. And then i dragged the eq sliders on the old stereo system to full bass boost, and i distorted the k240's at 5/8 volume... And even that's loud as ****. With just my regular portable player, i turn it all the way up, then turn the e11 all the way up and don't get any distortion from the k240's... I think I'll try and take a shot at the 55's tomorrow when my friend gives em back. I haven't distorted those to the point of crackly crap yet, so i think that the stereo might just do it. My computer, music player, etc haven't been able to. The 55's get a lot louder than my k240's, but I'm ok with that anyways. The k240's just sound way too good. Really addictive bass texture, and sound signature. I found the pads uncomfortable as i have extremely large ears that stick out quite far, so i had to double the space for my ears not to be in pain. I just stuffed cloth wrappings in between headphones and pads. Did really nothing to sound. Made them a little quieter due to my ears being further away from the drivers, but I'm okay with it. Just turn it up to compensate. I think i just rambled... Plus, since there is 3 classes of bassheads, i think that the k240's fit class one. The ones who want bass texture and detail. Fits the description nicely. 5 decibel bass boost? Yep. Slightly louder than mids and treble? Yep. Good enough for type two?... **** no. They tickle a little bit according to my sister, but all that time spent with the 55's has deafened my ability to feel those vibrations. I think the brain is wired to ignore the vibrations after it gets used to them... Kind of sad really... Oh, looking at graphs though, the k240's have 2-3 less decibels of bass than the ath-m50x. That still fits into the type one description of 4-8 db boost quite nicely.
Lol, i love people using my type of basshead description. I guess my description goes hand in hand with hbb's forum though. Maybe he should put my anaylasis into each group of headphones. Only if he wants to, of course :3