It's not like AKG never built a bassy headphone. Anyone heard the latest K240 MKII? This thing is the very definition of "bloated bass".
But still, these Tiesto headphones are closed cans, and I never heard a closed AKG. Tiesto's music isn't all about bass either, so those probably won't have the same signature as Beats. Or at least I hope so.
And my curiosity still aches under the unknown method used to change the sound of the headphone with a physical switch on the cup itself. Can't wait for someone to take these apart and see what this switch actually does.
Well yes, AKG's K240 Studio was definitely bassier than the Monitor that preceded it, to appeal more to casual consumers (which went with the lower impedance and stuff). Why AKG didn't continue the production of the Monitor isn't exactly something that makes too much sense to me, other than the promote the K271 or something?
The cups don't look all that big, so I have my doubts that they'd be overly bassy though. I hope they don't get delayed, since June's far away enough. Anyone think that Best Buy will have these out to test like the K550?
I'd assume the switch turns on some weird filter/EQ, since it doesn't look too obvious that there are any ports that could be mechanically closed. That'd be majorly cool though.
And I totally giggled at Val's comment.