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1) How was the sound? Improevement? Stays the same or become less?

2) Did he buttons work wel with iphone?

3) Would you go out with your @^& or is it to fragile and vulnerable to travel with it?

 

4) i want to buy a case for this headphone wfor when i travel/. The poouch is pretty useless IMO. Any suggestions?. Price is important so thinking on DX, EBAY or Aliexpress stuff.

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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

 

1) How was the sound? Improevement? Stays the same or become less?

2) Did he buttons work wel with iphone?

3) Would you go out with your @^& or is it to fragile and vulnerable to travel with it?

 

4) i want to buy a case for this headphone wfor when i travel/. The poouch is pretty useless IMO. Any suggestions?. Price is important so thinking on DX, EBAY or Aliexpress stuff.


I repurchased that cable when I repurchased the headphone, it has however not arrived yet. From memory I would say the sound was more in line with the stock cables, whereas this cable: http://highertasteproject.com/shop/index.php?id_product=101&controller=product seems a hair brighter and energetic in sound. (But has no remote, but still shorter and less bulky than the stock studio and coiled cable).

 

Didn't A/B much. In general I think the cable makes little difference, I will test when it arrives.

 

I don't know if it works with iPhone, I don't have one. It says it does.

 

Yeah I think you can go travelling with it.

 

For a case it is probably best to lay it flat like this:

 

 

I only fold it like this for the neopren bag:

 

 

Because if you fold it in to the compact shape like this:

 

 

then the top earpad get squashed and is really pressed flat if you leave it like that for a day:

 

 

dunno which case fits. I think the included pouch is enough, if you pack it wisely in a duffel bag for air travel paded with clothes and whatnot.

 

In a backpack I would be careful not to pack it too tightly, and not through the backpack around.

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Has anyone tried to put Mr Speakers Alpha Pads on their K267?  Wondering if they would fit.

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I did, but I don't remember the result. I know it's either they didn't fit (most likely), or they sounded terrible.
post #1131 of 1139

Looks like the K67 and K167 is being re-released with no Tiesto branding. I wonder if they will do the same for K267. Would definitely end the debate over latest batch in terms of build quality.

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The AKG K267 has amazing value right now if you can score it on Massdrop. I recently auditioned the JH Audio Angie Universal IEM. I must say that, with Angie's Bass Pots set at 12 o'clock they sound almost exactly like the K267's bass set in Studio Mode. $1,099.00 sound for $130.00....there, I said it.
Edited by musiclvr - 4/3/16 at 1:43am
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Yeah, it's really nice.  I've had it for a while now and it was worth the $167 I paid.

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It seems like all the Tiesto headphones are discontinued, including AKG K267 - http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k267tiesto . That's probably the reason why there are so many cheep drops on Massdrop - AKG has been clearing their storehouses.

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Originally Posted by musiclvr View Post

The AKG K267 has amazing value right now if you can score it on Massdrop. I recently auditioned the JH Audio Angie Universal IEM. I must say that, with Angie's Bass Pots set at 12 o'clock they sound almost exactly like the K267's bass set in Studio Mode. $1,099.00 sound for $130.00....there, I said it.

That's interesting. I've had my 267's for somewhere around 5 or 6 months now, and just a few days ago I was listening to my Narmoo S1 IEM's which I picked up for $35.00, and thinking that they had probably close to 80% of the soundstage as the K267's. Don't get me wrong, I like the 267's, but in my eyes they're maybe a slight boost in sound quality over the infamous ATH-M50x. Granted, likely because I'm not a huge fan of mid bass and much prefer the ability of a headphone to reproduce the lower end spectrum I have a slight bias toward the K267's. But anway, with the M50x having around $130 street value, I don't think I'd put the K267 value past something around $160. I would be downright disappointed with them if I had bought them for the "MSRP" of $300.00 USD. 

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That's interesting. I've had my 267's for somewhere around 5 or 6 months now, and just a few days ago I was listening to my Narmoo S1 IEM's which I picked up for $35.00, and thinking that they had probably close to 80% of the soundstage as the K267's. Don't get me wrong, I like the 267's, but in my eyes they're maybe a slight boost in sound quality over the infamous ATH-M50x. Granted, likely because I'm not a huge fan of mid bass and much prefer the ability of a headphone to reproduce the lower end spectrum I have a slight bias toward the K267's. But anway, with the M50x having around $130 street value, I don't think I'd put the K267 value past something around $160. I would be downright disappointed with them if I had bought them for the "MSRP" of $300.00 USD. 


My question to you is what is your source + gear? I didn't see anything posted in your profile. The following is my opinion only while playing Redbook up to 24bit/192khz music files. I find that the K267 scales very well the better the source and gear used is. I have used the Astell & Kern Titan Ak120 DAP which highlighted the excellent treble response of the K267. I loved the Chord Mojo by itself but I find I prefer the Mojo acting as a DAC with variable gain feeding the Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon; this combo adds weight to the sub bass and speeds up the overall transient response. I have just acquired the Wyrd 4 Sound recovery (which has replaced the Schiit Wyrd Reclocker) and putting it in front of the Mojo has added a faster leading edge and made vocals more holographic while my Schiit Asgard handles the amping. Again I find the K267 to punch above the closed back HP for $500.00+ region easily. I guess its all a matter of what your musical tendencies and source gear are too.

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Originally Posted by musiclvr View Post
 


My question to you is what is your source + gear? I didn't see anything posted in your profile. The following is my opinion only while playing Redbook up to 24bit/192khz music files. I find that the K267 scales very well the better the source and gear used is. I have used the Astell & Kern Titan Ak120 DAP which highlighted the excellent treble response of the K267. I loved the Chord Mojo by itself but I find I prefer the Mojo acting as a DAC with variable gain feeding the Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon; this combo adds weight to the sub bass and speeds up the overall transient response. I have just acquired the Wyrd 4 Sound recovery (which has replaced the Schiit Wyrd Reclocker) and putting it in front of the Mojo has added a faster leading edge and made vocals more holographic while my Schiit Asgard handles the amping. Again I find the K267 to punch above the closed back HP for $500.00+ region easily. I guess its all a matter of what your musical tendencies and source gear are too.

I've just been running audio from my laptop into an E17 through SPDIF (24/192 FLAC) or my iPod into Cayin C5 (320 CBR). That's really quite a bit less hi-fi than your setups though; I'm both intrigued and impressed. I'll have to try running them through my dad's desktop system when I visit, it's considerably better than anything I have. 

I always thought they sounded just a little bit dark, but maybe that's a pairing property or has something to do with me being used to the slightly warm 598. 

post #1138 of 1139
Hello

The AKG K267 still a good choice? Im going to USA next month and ill bring one. My only fear is the bad plastic thing. =(
post #1139 of 1139
Still sounds good if you can get it at a cheap price.
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