|Originally posted by gerG
I have the K1000,the HD600, and the HD650. The K1000 is a very different experience. They have incredible detail and dynamics.
Talk about detail of the K1000's! Last night I played The Pretenders "Tequila" from Last of the Independents. The sound of the liquor being poured at the very beginning of the song made me thirsty
Seriously, the K1000's are so detailed it is kind of scary.
On the same album, I forget which song, there is a small electronic background sound that runs from the right to left, and then again left to right (headphones have made me a big fan of background sounds). On the K1000's this sound just does not just appear in the right and then left. In my mind's eye it actually seems to travel in front of me or behind me as it localizes in either the left or right channel. It is very subtle and it sent a shiver up my spine. No, I was not drinking Tequila and singing along with Chrissie Hynde when this interesting event happened. I guess I have to chalk that musical treat to the natural crosstalk that the K1000's have. I'm also not saying that the K1000's are some kind of stealth surround sound headphones.
It would be interesting to see how this same effect from the same song plays on my ProAc Studio 150's. This ProAc throws a great soundstage.
I don't have my Senn. 600's or my Perreaux headphone amp. on my modest "big rig". But I'll have to try and see if I get the same effect when I have the time.
I'm not detecting the same detail on the 600's while they are being used off of my computer that uses ACC compressed music. So I'd have to say it is not a fair comparison. For all I know the Senn. 600's could pick up the same detail and/or the "traveling" sound that the K1000's did.