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post #301 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post


The K167 has excellent isolation FWIR. So even if the K267 has less isolation, it will still have good/decent isolation.

 

I'm wondering what would account for the difference in isolation. Would it be the type of pads or perhaps the "bass level" options?

post #302 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I'm wondering what would account for the difference in isolation. Would it be the type of pads or perhaps the "bass level" options?

maybe like the beyer COP, the different bass levels are achieved with opening more bass ports?
post #303 of 1011
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post


maybe like the beyer COP, the different bass levels are achieved with opening more bass ports?


99.99% it's the case, there is no active circuity in the phones.

post #304 of 1011
I would say the isolation on K167 is much better than K267, it felt like it didn't isolate at all.
post #305 of 1011
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I would say the isolation on K167 is much better than K267, it felt like it didn't isolate at all.
 

 

That's so weird. You would think metal would isolate better. We need th other guy who owns them to chime in.

post #306 of 1011

There's no need to "chime in", the only logical explanation is K267 is vented while K167 is fully closed, alpha10, maybe you can look for where the openings are positioned? Maybe the at the "ring" at the adjustable bass setting or maybe on the outer shell somewhere else?

 

The bass adjustment is like earlier said 99% likely down to how much it's vented (more venting = more bass = less isolation). 

 

However I would be suprised if alpha10 doesn't notice an even better soundstage on K267 as a result, from my experience vented cups always beats fully closed design (if all other factors would remain the same, ie same design, drivers etc) and now the cups are exactly same shape so the vents should show their advantage in a better comparable way. All headphones I've tried with openings in the cups gets significantly worse soundstage if covering up the openings.

 

Would be nice with a more detailed sound comparision as I doubt it sounds exactly the same due to vented design and different drivers (40mm vs 50mm). Getting the same frequency response out of different drivers, especially when different size, is already a big challenge.

 

EDIT I'm guessing the openings are probably around the "turning circle"

 

 

1000

 

Probably as you turn it, new opening(s) are exposed which you can easily determine if putting the ear next to it. It should be of a more bassheavy sound leaking.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/14/12 at 3:38am
post #307 of 1011
As I only had about 10-15 minutes, I didn't have enough time for a detailed comparison, but as I wrote the sound is similar as K167, not the same.
But the isolation is obvious, and definately a deal breaker for me, I don't need the bass adjust (for me it's just a gimmick), the build quality is nice, but I'm sure my K167 will last, I always take good care of my stuff.
post #308 of 1011

Im hoping that perhaps the pads had not conformed to your head yet, or that the bass adjustment was set to Stage (All ports open). The build on the K167 is a deal breaker for me, and if the isolation truly that bad, then that's a deal breaker for me. 

 

Still waiting for peoples impressions on the K267s though.

post #309 of 1011

alpha, keep in mind that you absolutely cannot exaggerate when it comes to being one of the first opinions on the board... people are going to take what you say exactly at face value, and they're going to make big decisions based on your opinions. Throwing around words like "deal breaker" can mean a lot when people go to buy. Is the isolation really that bad? eek.gif


Edited by Tus-Chan - 12/14/12 at 6:42am
post #310 of 1011
Oh, my opinions are just my own. I didn't feel they isolated very much if any compared to the K167.

No one, and I really mean no one should buy headphones without trying them first, I did that some years ago, and I will never do it again.
post #311 of 1011

Does that mean they're essentially open headphones?

post #312 of 1011

Still I don't know how the K550 compare to the new Tiestos K167 and K267 both soundwise and build wise. I know the K550 are metal and leather so slightly better than K167 on the build side, but what about isolation and sound quality (bass, detail, etc?) and what about against the K267?

 

Also, on the portability side, how long is the cable on the K167 and K267? Are the K267 smaller than the K550, because in the pictures in which Tiesto has them they look small (K267).

 

But I guess I kinda need pics for size comparison especially against headphones I really know (Sennheiser Momntum and sadly Beats Pro, for example)


Edited by tino96 - 12/14/12 at 11:45am
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post #314 of 1011
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Originally Posted by TheCp View Post

i'm the first in the netherlands that got a pair of the amazing k267! 
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151338587125469&set=a.10150412568530469.413659.631820468&type=1&theater

 

Impressions please. How about the quantity of bass in Stage mode?

post #315 of 1011
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

 

Impressions please. How about the quantity of bass in Stage mode?

i was using the Monster beat Studio before this, we all know these headphones are made for R&B and hiphop, i was used too that bass... and with the k267 in stage mod the bass aint louder then the studio, but... the quality is way better then the studio. i just got them a hour ago so im testing them. 

 

more impressions soon my friends,

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