Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel
I want to see how they are in terms of audio clarity compared to my Q701s. If I can sell my 701's and get he 167 for the same price, and if they are as good as people says they are then I think I need an upgrade;)
Coming from a Grado past, I abandoned Grado due to a desire for more bass. Yet, I missed some of the detail that the Magnum drivers / Grado headphones would provide. The K167 brings in the detail - in a clear manner, and combines it with some smacking good bass for a nice mix. I haven't heard the Q701 from AKG, but have heard the K701, which apparently is detailed, but has less bass.
Originally Posted by Cante Ista
I would love to hear the Sansui as well. I have been reading vintage amp/receiver thread, which has peaked my interest in these things. If it would not be too much trouble I would love hear it. Thanks.
I had the "881" which was their top-of-the-line receiver model from the mid-1970s. The receiver performed in an outstanding manner with the headphone jack. When I moved over to try speaker taps for use with my ortho headphones, the channels were very noisy and crackly when compared to using just a SET / TRS connector via the headphone jack. I suspect that the resistors installed in-line for the path to the headphone jack, cut down on the noise. Either that, or the caps might have been heading south due to age. Nevertheless, it was a very good sounding piece of gear. Others might like Pioneer, or even Marantz, but my ears loved the Sansui house sound which worked great with headphones.
About 7 years ago, I had 3 fine Sansui receivers that I had cleaned up well, and even applied new veneer on one of them. Sadly, one of the shipping companies completely destroyed one of the receivers. Planning a move, I ended up selling off all three of them at the time.