Not having heard them I can't say for certain but seeing that the AKGs use conventional drivers I cannot imagine them being uncompromised in some way.
The AKGs would have to be able to balance brilliant highs and mad lows, present mids, detailed across the board, transparent with no coloration, efficient to run direct out of ipod. I love AKG! but I don't think they can meet this with previous tech. They are probably real close but at 100 and 200 retail
Edited by musubi1000 - 11/28/12 at 6:13pm