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post #256 of 1027
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post

I heard from the importer today 10 are distributed over here in Holland (Netherlands), it took me a while but I found a store that had them in stock, ordered them, and if all goes well I will have them by tomorrow biggrin.gif


If you get them tomorrow, you have quite a heavy burden and responsibility to a lot of people here. Also, I hope you have a K550 for comparisons. If not, I suggest you order one of those as well.

 

 

tongue.gif I'm kidding, of course...but still looking forward to any impressions you may share here!

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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
 

Thankfully, I saw what you posted before you erased it - and I can respond. (Don't take this as a rebuttal, I'm just clarifying)

 

The individual I am quoting, Alpha10 on this site, has tried both the K167 and K267, and said they sound very similar. The reason I said we still don't know much about the sound is because that person's experience was rather limited in duration.

 

Also, I do know of the differences between the two headphones, so I know the difference in driver size and such, thank you for re-stating it though. I wonder if the K267 drivers are the same as the K550's 50mm drivers, or completely different?

 

I agree that no in-depth comparisons have been made, but hopefully that changes this week, as some people will be lucky enough to get them.

post #259 of 1027
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Thankfully, I saw what you posted before you erased it - and I can respond. (Don't take this as a rebuttal, I'm just clarifying)

 

The individual I am quoting, Alpha10 on this site, has tried both the K167 and K267, and said they sound very similar. The reason I said we still don't know much about the sound is because that person's experience was rather limited in duration.

 

Also, I do know of the differences between the two headphones, so I know the difference in driver size and such, thank you for re-stating it though. I wonder if the K267 drivers are the same as the K550's 50mm drivers, or completely different?

 

I agree that no in-depth comparisons have been made, but hopefully that changes this week, as some people will be lucky enough to get them.

I cancelled it as it was too harsh but I do feel your contribution to this discussion is not overly helpful because you have no hands-on experience and tend to rehash conjecture. Something I grow tired of here.

post #260 of 1027
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I cancelled it as it was too harsh but I do feel your contribution to this discussion is not overly helpful because you have no hands-on experience and tend to rehash conjecture. Something I grow tired of here.

Well, I see where you're coming from - but by mentioning what other people HAVE experienced, I believe it helps, if even a little bit. New people reading the thread can get the basic idea of what has been 'discovered' so far.

 

Either way - I apologize if you find it bothersome. I will keep my contributions to a minimum until new owners show up.

post #261 of 1027
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Well, I see where you're coming from - but by mentioning what other people HAVE experienced, I believe it helps, if even a little bit. New people reading the thread can get the basic idea of what has been 'discovered' so far.

 

Either way - I apologize if you find it bothersome. I will keep my contributions to a minimum until new owners show up.

Apologies for my tone- let's move on?

 

I love my K550 but would love that spiky upper midrange mellowed, hoping the 267 does something with that.

post #262 of 1027
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

I cancelled it as it was too harsh but I do feel your contribution to this discussion is not overly helpful because you have no hands-on experience and tend to rehash conjecture. Something I grow tired of here.

 

You've essentially pointed out the same thing I've mentioned in the K167 thread.  Many questions were being asked, as well as much speculation.  However, quite a bit of the information being asked, had been posted by those of us who own the K167s just a few pages back in the thread.  

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Apologies for my tone- let's move on?

For sure. 

 

 

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I love my K550 but would love that spiky upper midrange mellowed, hoping the 267 does something with that.

 

My hopes for the K267 are that they have a nice, up-front midrange, as well as a good strong bass-punch. Both are areas my Audio Technica ATH-M50's are semi-lacking. Seems like the K167 meets those needs though. 

 

We'll have to see.


Edited by BRSxIgnition - 12/12/12 at 5:41pm
post #264 of 1027
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

Also true. alpha10 has listened to the K267's and said that they have the same sound quality of the K167s, that what you pay for is build quality and a bit more bass.

 

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post #265 of 1027

Remember the bass is tunable.

Alpha10 did not even mention which mode he was listening on. 

Somebody had asked an AKG rep and they said the K167 has as much bass as the average of the K267 on Stage and Club.

So if Alpha10 was listening on Stage, it would make sense for it to have a bit more bass. 

post #266 of 1027
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post


If you get them tomorrow, you have quite a heavy burden and responsibility to a lot of people here. Also, I hope you have a K550 for comparisons. If not, I suggest you order one of those as well.

 

 

tongue.gif I'm kidding, of course...but still looking forward to any impressions you may share here!

If you get them tomorrow put out some sort of alrt and notify us all!! Also make a video!!

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well, I received them an hour ago....I really don't know where to start...after reading the last couple of weeks Miow's comments in the K167 thread, I just thought he exaggerated a bit here and there (my apologees Miow)

I have never heard a headphone sounding so good (I do not really believe in burn-in, but time will show me the wiser) 

The build quality is excellent, it's almost all metal, and the headband is leather with a thick padding that feels really soft. The cups are a bit on the small side, but I have a big head & ears (only the Denon's fit me) my ears are touching the foam on the drivers, probably because the earpads are really soft and can be pressed in real easy. At the moment my ears are getting warm, but not so much as they do when I am wearing the ATH M50.

There are two cables included (1 coiled, 1 straight) both are 9 feet, and a really nice pouch.

 

My other headphones include Denon D2000 & D7000, Sennheiser HD 650 & HD 25-1 II, Beyerdynamic DT150, ATH M 50 (white box) Creative Aurvana Live! AKG K181dj I'm listening through a Meier Quickstep, but I also have a Meier Symphony, I play original CDs on an Arcam CD ...(forgot the number, sorry)

 

I recently auditioned The Beyerdynamic COP( too much or no bass, grainy highs), Sennheiser Momentum (too veiled highs, floppy bass)  Logitech UE6000 (high too veiled) and the Denon D600 (just sounded unnatural) I returned them all.

 

The music I listen to is very diverse...Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Pocrupine Tree, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Kate Bush, Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Film Scores, Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, David Sylvian, Ozric Tentacles....etc. etc.

 

What can I tell you more, the ring to adjust the bass works really smooth, you can adjust it while you are wearing them. It's not like on the Beyerdynamic (1 no bass, 2 too much for me, 3 also too much with more midbass and 4 subwoofer on your head)

the 3 settings on the AKG are all close to each other, the are all 3 very usable, it's not that one of the setting has too much bass while another has no bass, they all have bass, but just a bit more in Stage-setting and a bit less in Studio setting, obviously when you look at the music I listen to you can see that I'm not a bass head, but I like the bass to sound good (I have been playing bass for 30 years) so I prefer the Club setting (that way I can increase the bass on bass-lean recordings, and decrease it when there's too much bass in the recording)

The quality of the  bass is really very good, way better than on Denon's 2K & 7K. I don't think there's mid bass missing, but perhaps that's because I like it like this.

The highs are the best I have ever heard, I tried some "loudness-wars remasters, and they are listenable, that might sound like the highs are reduced, but that's not the case, female vocals reveal those lovely ss's, just the way they should be.

 

I don't know what to tell you anymore now, I will listen the rest of the day, I'm really impressed by this headphone....

 

ps. I want to thank Miow for all his posts in the K167 thread, he made me want to buy these phones, and I have no regrets about that!

post #269 of 1027

yipee!

post #270 of 1027

uh-oh, am i going to be selling my k167 now?

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