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post #1336 of 1488

So far from what I remember (please don't make me read the whole thread for the fourth time) there are 2 accounts of durability issues.  One from whom claims not to baby his gear, and the other who praises the K167.  Probably worshipped the headphone to death.

On the other hand, one owner claims to have accidentally dropped the headgear, along with regularly throwing it to bed, and found the item still in pristine condition.

post #1337 of 1488
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Originally Posted by miow View Post


Read again.

Not to be mean or anything but there is very little mention of build quality where you pointed me to, and there is 0 mention of your issue with the headphone about something breaking or cracking, so maybe go back and update the post with that info first? 

 

I know its your thread, but the key here is to provide UNBIASED reviews and opinions, because if I buy these and they feel in my hands like a $10 toy then you bet I will be back here and ask you why you have not mentioned that. Sound quality is subjective and all, but build quality is something most people will more or less agree with given the same item. 

post #1338 of 1488

/raises hand.  I'm the first person to break the K167 - in four days.

I don't like the build quality, specifically the plastic hinge.  My sister broke her K618 in less than a month, which uses the same hinge.  Many people here have said that right out of the box, they hear this snap or creak from the headband.


Edited by PFULMTL - 1/5/13 at 11:17am
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Originally Posted by Zi00 View Post

Not to be mean or anything but there is very little mention of build quality where you pointed me to, and there is 0 mention of your issue with the headphone about something breaking or cracking, so maybe go back and update the post with that info first? 

 

I know its your thread, but the key here is to provide UNBIASED reviews and opinions, because if I buy these and they feel in my hands like a $10 toy then you bet I will be back here and ask you why you have not mentioned that. Sound quality is subjective and all, but build quality is something most people will more or less agree with given the same item. 


Sorry to dissapoint but I'm not a baby to come here and cry that my phones broke. I just contact the AKG dealer in my country and send them for replacement. Thats all. Since the process is pretty fast, I got no complaints and am very happy that AKG will have a closer look to my new headphone before shipping.

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Originally Posted by PFULMTL View Post

/raises hand.  I'm the first person to break the K167 - in four days.

I don't like the build quality, specifically the plastic hinge.  My sister broke her K618 in less than a month, which uses the same hinge.  Many people here have said that right out of the box, they hear this snap or creak from the headband.

 

Thanks for posting, were you even rough on them, did they fall, etc or just snapped and broke?

 

Do you have a pic of where they broke? 

post #1341 of 1488

First this happened that day.

1000

 

I ignored it, then it broke later that day.

 

1000

 

I would say maybe the first week, I take care of my gear so that I don't scratch the paint, but this didn't even last a week.


Edited by PFULMTL - 1/5/13 at 12:18pm
post #1342 of 1488
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Originally Posted by miow View Post


Sorry to dissapoint but I'm not a baby to come here and cry that my phones broke. I just contact the AKG dealer in my country and send them for replacement. Thats all. Since the process is pretty fast, I got no complaints and am very happy that AKG will have a closer look to my new headphone before shipping.

 

Its NOT about being a baby, its about updating your original post/page to mention something so important as "my headphones broke within the FIRST week or weeks"!! I mean this is one of the most important aspects of these headphones, so why are you not mentioning them in your post?

 

"they are broken but since process is pretty fast I wont complain"? the process is not so fast everywhere else, and since we have more than a few people reporting that their headphones, its important you mention it in your first page

 

EDITED for a better tone than I used, my bad if my tone was too aggressive. 


Edited by Zi00 - 1/5/13 at 3:45pm
post #1343 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Phoenix Jackson View Post

So far from what I remember (please don't make me read the whole thread for the fourth time) there are 2 accounts of durability issues.  One from whom claims not to baby his gear, and the other who praises the K167.  Probably worshipped the headphone to death.

On the other hand, one owner claims to have accidentally dropped the headgear, along with regularly throwing it to bed, and found the item still in pristine condition.

 

2 to 4 people in ONE thread to break their K167 within a week or so, I call that terrible quality anyway you look at it, dont you agree?

post #1344 of 1488
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Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post There is something wrong about them that I can't quite put my finger on.  They do seem recessed and don;t have that "bloom" that I crave, making the midrange a tad squonky like another person has said previously. 

 

Even though I don't find the midrange recessed, I feel that it is "thin". The thickness that you experience with mid-centric phones is lacking and even though the detail is there, the density isn't. I put these away for a few days, and when I broke these out, I was surprised by their "tinny sound". A few hours later, they sounded fine but certain drums and snares sound iffy. Think I may put these up for sale, even though I like them.

post #1345 of 1488

Sucks about the hinge issue.  Can anyone confirm that they are in fact updating the design so that this won't be a problem going forward with newer sets, or is this just miow speculating?  I hve had mine for a couple of weeks, but they have only gotten light use so far.  Sound is excellent on the low end--just tight, meaty and accurate bass-- but I agree with other comments on the mids; just a bit absent on some tracks. 

post #1346 of 1488
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Originally Posted by varyV View Post

 

Even though I don't find the midrange recessed, I feel that it is "thin". The thickness that you experience with mid-centric phones is lacking and even though the detail is there, the density isn't. I put these away for a few days, and when I broke these out, I was surprised by their "tinny sound". A few hours later, they sounded fine but certain drums and snares sound iffy. Think I may put these up for sale, even though I like them.


I can agree with that.  They are missing that midrange "bloom."    They are still a fun headphone and good performer for the money but not sure if it's my flavor.  They definitely blow my Grado SR225i's away though.

 

I probably just have to spend more money for what I am looking for.  angry_face.gif


Edited by KBerube80 - 1/5/13 at 1:06pm
post #1347 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Zi00 View Post

 

2 to 4 people in ONE thread to break their K167 within a week or so, I call that terrible quality anyway you look at it, dont you agree?

Of course they are in one thread, thats no surprise, its the main/only k167 thread. Im not taking part in any argument here, please dont get me wrong. I just want to clarify this is a 90 page thread and taking aside any opinions you may deem as biased, there are 1350 posts here, and a staggering amount of them are positive. 4 pairs breaking doesnt shock me at all. Hang around in your most popular local audio store for more than a couple hours on a weekend, and you will likely see all kinds of brands and models of busted phones being returned, not excluding some of the $$$$ models.

 

I own these, and i like them a lot. I dont think they are the best headphone in the world, but they are among my favorites for what i listen to, and sonically perform above their price bracket. They are plastic, and they fold right up, this can be seen and noted on the manufacturers site. I think they should have made parts of them metal myself, or non folding. Mine still havent come near breaking. To be honest i think four faulty units/mishaps out of what must be hundreds in this thread alone isnt a bad indication that the plastic is not too bad (but could certainly be better). Just my opinion.bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by mrbigsby - 1/5/13 at 1:24pm
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It was just me speculating, automaton. I called it V2 since AKG will be looking closer to my new headphones to prevent this to happen again. Well, at least that was what I was told from AKG.

 

What I DO believe is that the K267 delay has to do with a "V2", since they don't want this to happen with those series. They HAVE to change that plastic in the headband.


Edited by miow - 1/5/13 at 1:42pm
post #1349 of 1488

I gotta say that I still think the sound is perfect for me, even after a driver transplant.  I would say it's worth taking the driver out and putting them into a better body.  You can find something that is comfortable or durable enough for you.  I wouldn't want a replacement if it's going to break again.

Yeah there are better bass quantity headphones out there, but the details that these have to go along with that bass make me not want to buy anything else, for a while at least :)


Edited by PFULMTL - 1/5/13 at 1:35pm
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Originally Posted by Zi00 View Post

 

Its NOT about being a baby, its about not being a wuss and updating your original post/page to mention something so important as "my headphones broke within the FIRST week or weeks"!! I mean this is one of the most important aspects of these headphones, so WHY are you NOT mentioning them in your post?!! Seriously, it just makes you sound even more biased, and am not sure why you would do that

 

"they are broken but since process is pretty fast I wont complain"? Seriously?! the process is not so fast everywhere else, and since we have more than a few people reporting that their headphones, its VERY important you mention it in your first page. Anywayz, you are a baby in another way 

 

LOL, I'm 43, kid :D

 

Is it better now? Have a look wink.gif

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