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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Seems like the AKG K267 has an expected release date of 9/30/2012 - according to American Musical.


Apparently AKG has been providing bad info to their dealers.  I contacted Headphones.com about the K267 since their web site said they were available in a few days.  After they checked with AKG, they confirmed a release date of late October/early November.

post #197 of 254
Uh-oh...I "hear" there's another mid-fi headphone in the market.

Ultimate Ears UE6000 and UE9000

Tyll says they sound better than the K550 and slightly better than the Ultrasone Edition 8's.

Both units offer active noise cancellation, and Tyll said they don't sound very good with it activated due to a huge bass boost.
UE6000 - $199 USD
UE9000 - $399 USD (more expensive due to controls on the earcups, a really good-sounding wireless Bluetooth function according to Tyll, and has built-in rechargeable batteries)


Measurements from Innerfidelity on the other hand don't look THAT good in my opinion (the upward tilted 300 Hz graph indicates they're very warm-sounding, upward curving 30 Hz graph indicates they're very bass heavy, and the frequency response seems to show an early, very steep treble roll-off with no large treble peaks).

From Innerfidelity:
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No, I wouldn't call them "Audiophile Grade", but I can't think of any sealed headphones that really cut the mustard anyway.
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These are warm sounding cans, with a modest bass-heavy tilt.

Perhaps more reviews will convince me otherwise, but I'm not too interested in these headphones at the moment. The video made it seem that these headphones are the KING of full-sized, closed, portable headphones, so that was slightly deceiving.


Warning: Comments from the video (Click to show)
One user asked:
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When is the V-MODA M-100 review coming up? smily_headphones1.gif

Tyll replied:
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Soon as I [Pho-king] get one.
Val...are you listening? smily_headphones1.gif
(Just giving him [Schiit].)
And I didn't know Head-Fi has a language filter set-up. :S


I posted this observation regarding the headphones as a whole:
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The UE9000's design reminds me of the Ultrasone ED8 (tight fitting headband, earcups protrude horizontally outward, and the [sturdy, metal] "yokes" extends flush to the midpoint of the earcup).

The UE6000 on the other hand reminds me of the Beats Studio (noise cancelling, uses removable batteries, weird plastic-looking padding on the top, squeaky plastic construction [not true], and the folding hinge). XD

Edited by miceblue - 9/29/12 at 8:14pm
post #198 of 254

Imo measurements wise, the UE6000 looks pretty darn good considering the price and what it was built for. Promising, promising.

post #199 of 254
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Ultimate Ears UE6000 and UE9000
Tyll says they sound better than the K550 and slightly better than the Ultrasone Edition 8's.

 

Out of curiosity, where does Tyll state these are slightly better than the Ultrasone Edition 8?

post #200 of 254
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Originally Posted by firev1 View Post

Imo measurements wise, the UE6000 looks pretty darn good considering the price and what it was built for. Promising, promising.
This is true. I don't like very warm-sounding headphones as I'm more of an analytical headphone person (KRK KNS6400 for example).


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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

Out of curiosity, where does Tyll state these are slightly better than the Ultrasone Edition 8?
Oh whoops, I should have put that in the spoiler tag section. He mentioned it as a reply to my comment about the UE9000 looking like an ED8 in design.

He replied:
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A bit better sounding than the ED8. (You could call it my favorite Ultrasone.)
The UE6000 didn't "squeak" at all. It felt well built.

Edited by miceblue - 9/29/12 at 8:58pm
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whoops!


Edited by Llloyd - 9/29/12 at 11:29pm
post #202 of 254
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Oh whoops, I should have put that in the spoiler tag section. He mentioned it as a reply to my comment about the UE9000 looking like an ED8 in design.
He replied:

So, to clarify, Tyll stated that the new UE headphones (@$199 and $399) sound better overall than an Edition 8??  If that is the case, I will save $1,000.

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whoops!

Don't you mean whaaam!?
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My interest: triology battle: Vmoda M100, Logitech UE6000 & Sennheiser MOMENTUM


Edited by haquocdung - 9/30/12 at 6:01am
post #205 of 254
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Ultimate Ears UE6000 and UE9000
Tyll says they sound better than the K550 and slightly better than the Ultrasone Edition 8's.

 

I'm particularly curious why the mention of the K550. Not having been to Tyll's page recently, what are his thoughts of the K550 in general? Pardon my skeptical  and somewhat sarcastic tone here.

post #206 of 254
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I'm particularly curious why the mention of the K550. Not having been to Tyll's page recently, what are his thoughts of the K550 in general? Pardon my skeptical  and somewhat sarcastic tone here.

In his review he says that he likes them.

post #207 of 254
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

I'm particularly curious why the mention of the K550. Not having been to Tyll's page recently, what are his thoughts of the K550 in general? Pardon my skeptical  and somewhat sarcastic tone here.

He dislikes their artificial sounding treble somewhat. This review will have some screaming "blasphemy!", I can just see it already.

post #208 of 254
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Originally Posted by firev1 View Post

He dislikes their artificial sounding treble somewhat. This review will have some screaming "blasphemy!", I can just see it already.


Tyll seemed to flip-flop on the K550 once the UE6000 came out (for $100 less than the K550).  They were his favorite closed can and along with mentioning artificial highs, I interpret his review of the UE6000 as blowing away the K550.  I wonder if the Wall of Fame can have deletions as well as additions?


Edited by Craigster75 - 9/30/12 at 8:35am
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Edited by firev1 - 9/30/12 at 8:51am
post #210 of 254
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


Tyll seemed to flip-flop on the K550 once the UE6000 came out (for $100 less than the K550).  They were his favorite closed can and along with mentioning artificial highs, I interpret his review of the UE6000 as blowing away the K550.  I wonder if the Wall of Fame can have deletions as well as additions?

Inb4 Stereophile Class A list. Sorry about the double post

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