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post #106 of 1836

Lots of impresions from portable amps but still no feelings about desktop amps. I wonder if someone could test them with a Slee Solo, Burson, Canamp, tube amps, etc...

post #107 of 1836
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By the way, ¿ could somebody tell me how could i "notice" the in-famous resonances, i'm getting nuts trying to find such resonances, i'm tried a lot of kinds of music (classic, rock, electronic, pop), instrumental, vocal (choral, soloist male, soloist female), with no success ¿ could somebody point me a piece of music that produces such resonances ?...

Seriously, if you enjoy your headphones and don't hear anything objectionable about their sound, stop worrying about it. This is another type of placebo - you might now make yourself hear these resonances even though they might not be objectionable to you in the first place (everybody has different ears).




























...but
if you really want to hear them, I'd say the solos on Slayer's "Reign In Blood" are a good place to start.
Edited by jupitreas - 11/27/12 at 1:51pm
post #108 of 1836

Hi!

What would be a good place to get some cheap brand new K550s???

 

Anyone can recommend?

Thanks

post #109 of 1836
Axe music in Canada has them priced at $199
post #110 of 1836

These are completely worth that price and higher (I paid more used)- these are refined headphones if but for the slight upper mid brightness.

post #111 of 1836
Just picked up a pair from the place I mentioned and I have to say I am impressed! I through a weird set of circumstances owned and ended up returning a pair of MDR-1R headphones and tried the Sennheiser Momentum (lasted a day before they got returned) and now these. These are by far the best of those 3 from a sonic perspective by a HUGE margin. The 1R is more portable oriented as is the Momentum but I am willing to look a bit funny for the sound these deliver while walking around.

I have a friend who I am going to ask to cut the cable and terminate with a 1/8" female connector that is on a 1" lead and then reterminate the remaining cable with a 1/8" mail connector. This will allow me to have a long cable for at home and then use my Vmoda M80 iPhone cable for out and about with my iPhone.

Btw these have very nice bass IMO I think it is a bit better than 1R while not being as bloated as the Momentum.
Edited by dweaver - 11/27/12 at 7:47pm
post #112 of 1836
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Hi!

What would be a good place to get some cheap brand new K550s???

 

Anyone can recommend?

Thanks

Here, in Spain, you can get them for 120 euro. 

post #113 of 1836
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Axe music in Canada has them priced at $199

Is Axe music reliable????

post #114 of 1836
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Here, in Spain, you can get them for 120 euro. 

 

Online? Where? Brand new?

post #115 of 1836
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Is Axe music reliable????

They are great for me because they have a store in my city. They also have a store in Edmonton. They are a music store that has been in Alberta for 20+ years. They sell a ton of AKG headphones and are an authorized reseller.

Apparently they got a deal on the K550 so I am not sure how long this price will last.
post #116 of 1836
post #117 of 1836
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They are great for me because they have a store in my city. They also have a store in Edmonton. They are a music store that has been in Alberta for 20+ years. They sell a ton of AKG headphones and are an authorized reseller.
Apparently they got a deal on the K550 so I am not sure how long this price will last.

 

 

Can they ship outside Canada? 

Thanks dweaver.

post #118 of 1836
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Yes, brand new, online. 

 

http://www.mundoelectro.com/imagen-y-sonido/akg-k550.html

I dont know of this. 

 

No me convence la tienda, yo he ido a espana un par de veces y me parece un tanto underground.... 

Creo que prefiero la otra tienda...., tuviera que averiguar de esta. Se ve que no es como una specialty store sino venden todo bulk.

post #119 of 1836
Sorry but I am unsure if they ship internationally or not, you could email them and ask though.
post #120 of 1836
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Originally Posted by mvtm View Post

I dont know of this. 

 

No me convence la tienda, yo he ido a espana un par de veces y me parece un tanto underground.... 

Creo que prefiero la otra tienda...., tuviera que averiguar de esta. Se ve que no es como una specialty store sino venden todo bulk.

I bought my own K550 at that shop. May be the look of the web is not the more depurate, but i had no problems with them.

 

You can also get them by 165 euro at Amazon.es. Last week they were prized 140 euro, but the price has raised, may be, with a little of patiente, the go down again to 140.


Edited by drivers66 - 11/28/12 at 7:01am
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