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post #841 of 1003
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I personally think that AKG messed up trying to separate the K167 and K267 into different headphones. They should have taken the best attributes of the K167 (compact headband, highly isolating design) and the K267 (removable cable, some (but not all to reduce weight) metal-framed items) and put them together to make one fantastic can.

The bass boost function of the K267 has shown itself to be a complete waste of time; in fact, it seems to be a detriment as it reduces the overall isloation of the headphone, and feels cheap to boot.

 

So is the K267 actually the same sound as the K167 but with just slightly better build quality?

 

Do they use the same drivers?

post #842 of 1003
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

So is the K267 actually the same sound as the K167 but with just slightly better build quality?

 

Do they use the same drivers?


Must be different drivers since K167 has 40mm drivers and K267 has 50mm drivers.

post #843 of 1003

Supposedly the K267 sounds almost exactly like the K167, except with slightly more forward mids (which I don't think is a problem in the first place with my Shure-padded K167). Certainly not worth an extra $100-125.

I would also like to mention that the stock pads for both headphones are bloody awful. Just a thin strip of foam. If you're buying either can, get the Shure SRH-750DJ pads for them. It makes the headphones more comfy, drastically improves the sound, and makes the headphone more attractive to boot. You lose some isolation, though.

post #844 of 1003
New pads arrive Tuesday, hoping I have the same experience as you. The hit on isolation might be tricky because I mainly use the 167 for listening in public.
post #845 of 1003
New pads arrive Tuesday, hoping I have the same experience as you. The hit on isolation might be tricky because I mainly use the 167 for listening in public.

 

You'll only notice it if you're somewhere where there's a lot of noise, like a bus. For anything up to the loudest of situations, it's fine.

 

I'm looking into ways to increase the isolation on the pads.

post #846 of 1003
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Is miow somehow connected to the headphone industry or something? Or maybe he just like hyping up headphones he purchaes for his own gratification?

 

He seems to get a new pair of headphones, hype the absolute s*** out of them, say THESE ARE THE BEST EVER x500 posts... Then after a week or two he will proceed to sell the headphones and get something else even though he just spend 500 posts saying how they are the best headphones he has ever tried etc etc.


I guess he's just that kind of guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWM2FhA62b8

 

Remember Parker, Phoebe's boyfriend. biggrin.gif


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 2/1/13 at 11:34am
post #847 of 1003

I'm going to perform an experiment where I'm stuffing the stock pads with cotton.

post #848 of 1003

Are the K167 much smaller than K267 or K550?

post #849 of 1003

The K167 is easily small enough to wear under a hood; I don't think the same is true of the K267.

post #850 of 1003
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

The K167 is easily small enough to wear under a hood; I don't think the same is true of the K267.

I guess it depends on the size of your hood tongue.gif.  I really wouldn't say the K267's are that big. Bulky when worn around the neck, sure, but the cups themselves are pretty flat and relatively small compared to other cans. In any case, the K267's are definitely smaller than the K550's, and I presume the K167's are a good bit smaller than those, so yeah...

post #851 of 1003
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I guess it depends on the size of your hood tongue.gif.  I really wouldn't say the K267's are that big. Bulky when worn around the neck, sure, but the cups themselves are pretty flat and relatively small compared to other cans. In any case, the K267's are definitely smaller than the K550's, and I presume the K167's are a good bit smaller than those, so yeah...

 

So the Shure pads will make them sound better in which aspects?

post #852 of 1003
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Originally Posted by Atilio View Post

 

So the Shure pads will make them sound better in which aspects?

 

massive boost in clarity
+ more lifelike, "3D" soundstaging
+ improved comfort (2-3 hours of fully comfortable wear)

- less (~70% remaining) isolation
- less bass (maybe a bit less than neutral)

- slightly smaller soundstage

 

Basically, the Shure pads make the K167 an extremely detailed can (and without being harsh or sibilant at all, somehow). I would say that these cans now have more detail than the Q701 while still having more bass.

post #853 of 1003

I see and that is interesting, but I prefer more bass and isolation, so maybe I stick with the stock pads if I buy them.
 


Edited by Atilio - 2/3/13 at 2:48am
post #854 of 1003

Pulled my trigger on the MDR1R. Still burning in but I'm quite pleased with the sound I auditioned.

post #855 of 1003
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Originally Posted by Dellaran View Post

Pulled my trigger on the MDR1R. Still burning in but I'm quite pleased with the sound I auditioned.

 

How is the sub-bass? Is there any?

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