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post #286 of 517

so these retail at $350 with user adjustable bass, interesting.  It says they are circumaural, but the cups look like supra aural?
 

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Edited by Cristello - 9/5/13 at 8:51am
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for those interested in the new models but not so keen on the style or name, AKG may have started to release the unbranded and gimmick-free versions as regular K***DJ models: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626902/new-just-revealed-akg-k618dj


It seems like a good value-priced headphone.  I believe the Tiesto has variable bass and is 3X the cost, so I don't think this will be at the same level as the Tiesto, but does look interesting.  I would hope AKG isn't tripling the price of a comparable headphone for an endorser.

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AKG are proud to announce new AKG by Tiesto headphone line

9th September '12

In an introduction that marries creative inspiration from the world's leading DJ with advanced audio and technical design from the world's preeminent headphone manufacturer, HARMAN today announces the “AKG by TIËSTO” range of headphones that feature tuning and styling directed by legendary DJ and producer TIËSTO. Comprising three high-performance professional-grade headphones, the TIËSTO Series will appeal to a broad range of end users, from studio engineers, to artists, fans and TIËSTO himself - whether in the studio, at a show or on the go.

The AKG by TIËSTO headphones are being announced globally during the PLASA show in London, UK. (HARMAN / Sound Technology Ltd stand 1-E-21)

Tiesto withk267

With more than 350 million total views on YouTube, 12.8 million+ fans on Facebook and over 1.3 million followers on Twitter, TIËSTO is one of the most influential DJs in the world. His achievements have ranged from playing at the opening of the 2004 Olympics to an audience of billions, to Grammy® Award nominations and the coveted title of ‘Greatest DJ Of All Time', bestowed on him by Mixmag. As well as running his own label, Musical Freedom, TIËSTO is constantly travelling around the globe, playing over 250 shows a year to millions of fans.

“AKG is rooted in the passion for music at the same time as having a unique eye for design and style,” TIËSTO says. “Together we've created a line of headphones that are perfect for those who want the best quality of sound, but don't wish to compromise on style, whether you're looking to mix in the studio, perform live or even listen when you're on the move.”

The line of three headphones, K67 TIËSTO (High-Performance), K167 TIËSTO (Professional) and K267 TIËSTO (Reference) all provide users with a sound fitting for the global phenom, TIËSTO himself.

K67 TIËSTO's on-ear design is ideal for home recording, project studios, live sound and rehearsal applications, offering a high noise attenuation. The compact design delivers sound quality wherever necessary, even outdoors.

K167 TIËSTO is an over-ear, closed-back design for high comfort and maximum noise rejection. Suitable for multiple applications, from the stage to the studio, DJs and music enthusiasts will enjoy the stunning design and impressive sound quality, even in loud environments. Its 40mm driver allows for higher sound pressure levels, while its roadworthy design provides maximum reliability.

K167 tiesto

Photo above: AKG K167 TIËSTO - click for hi-res version

 

K267 TIËSTO offers an over-ear, closed-back design, with an oversized low resonance driver, providing a higher SPL, while still maintaining a matched low frequency bass response. Its user-adjustable bass boost keeps sound neutral or maximizes deeper sub-bass frequencies when prompted. With high-quality materials and superior workmanship, K267's sound quality raises the bar for the professional DJ with the best performance without compromise. K267's Dual Plug-In feature allows the user to attach the cable to either side for maximum comfort. In addition, each set boasts 3D-Axis folding mechanisms for optimum fitting and flat storage.

K267 tiesto

Photo above: AKG K267 TIËSTO - click for hi-res version

 

Commenting on the announcement Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager, AKG noted, “The AKG by TIËSTO headphones will convey an entirely new level of performance to the DJ profession. Every aspect of the TIËSTO headphones encompasses the style, emotion and heart TIËSTO provides his audiences, live or on a record. Working with TIËSTO allows AKG to extend its reputation of quality and reliability directly to the DJ and producer himself, ensuring shows and albums are at peak performance.”

AKG is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd - 01462 480000, www.soundtech.co.uk

 

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TIËSTO links

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post #290 of 517
And in phonetic English, you get the AKG "Chest-o". I like his remixes, but what a silly name for a headphone.
post #291 of 517

The K267 looks very interesting to me, I love this concept of adjustable bass on the headphone itself with no software processing, just physical mod attribute changes (how much the driver gets vented). I hope to see more of that in future cuz it raises your chances to like the headphone/to get the bass quantity you're looking for.

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The K267 looks very interesting to me, I love this concept of adjustable bass on the headphone itself with no software processing, just physical mod attribute changes (how much the driver gets vented). I hope to see more of that in future cuz it raises your chances to like the headphone/to get the bass quantity you're looking for.


Visually, my concern with the K267 is the size of the cups as they remind me of the large circumference K550 which did not give me a good seal on my head due to their size (and I don't have a small head).  The trend for circumaural portables is toward oval cups with good reason.

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Visually, my concern with the K267 is the size of the cups as they remind me of the large circumference K550 which did not give me a good seal on my head due to their size (and I don't have a small head).  The trend for circumaural portables is toward oval cups with good reason.

 

The AKGs doesn't look to be close to K550 size to me at least, It looks like a suitable circumaural size.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 9/11/12 at 2:13pm
post #294 of 517

BTW, in case you missed it.  The K167 is on the Bay for $199 OBO with 10 in stock.  I wonder the sound difference between the K267 & K167.  Is it worth the wait for the K267?


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 9/21/12 at 7:11am
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BTW, in case you missed it.  The K167 is on the Bay for $199 OBO with 10 in stock.  I wonder the sound difference between the K267 & K167.  Is it worth the wait for the K267?


I think the difference will be significant- larger drivers and user adjustable bass for starters.  So many choices coming.  The K267 is definitely on my short list.  IMO, worth the wait.

post #296 of 517

I thought Tiesto is friends with Val of Vmoda.

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I thought Tiesto is friends with Val of Vmoda.


Maybe not so much anymore :) 


Edited by Craigster75 - 9/23/12 at 12:30pm
post #298 of 517

Val once said they don't do celebrity endorsed products... guess it's as simple as that. I can understand that the Harman group can afford to involve a big name DJ while V-Moda has other priorities in marketing.

Nevertheless I'm looking forward to the endproduct of that partnership (not because of Tiesto but because as an Austrian I have a vested interest in AKG products ;-)

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Val once said they don't do celebrity endorsed products... guess it's as simple as that. I can understand that the Harman group can afford to involve a big name DJ while V-Moda has other priorities in marketing.

Nevertheless I'm looking forward to the endproduct of that partnership (not because of Tiesto but because as an Austrian I have a vested interest in AKG products ;-)


I am not historically a fan of AKG's sound (i.e. K550), but I am curious to see what the Tiesto K267 can do from a bass perspective and if the full range will be well represented or if they will be dark like many other DJ cans.  These are on my short list of headphones I want to audition.

post #300 of 517

He could have given him an m80 or LP2 custom colors like the ones he had been giving away to some other artists that are using his cans.

 

Or AKG/Harman gave Tiesto lots of money.

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