Originally Posted by miow
Oh I see. No, I don't feel that. At all. Just don't EQ the mids and treble and they will sound balanced. I went to almost deaf levels.
that sounds cool to me
I looked up the technical specs AKG published for the K167. they state, that these cans have a "sensitivity" of 112 dB SPL/V. actually these values gave me a little headache. what formula/unit should that be? "dB SPL/V" ?? i know quite a bit about audiology and so far, i never came across such given values. i guess, that they try to pin down the dynamic range (sensitivity they call it^^) in relation to the maximum sound pressure level this headphone is capable to output...and with "V" i think they mean the velocity of sound. to sum things up: at 112 dB SPL the driver can still present the full dynamic range. and according to that, you are perfectly right miow that you didn't find any distortion or alteration in the whole frequency spectrum when you turn up the volume to "extreme" levels.
edit: found out, that the "V" refers to voltage in this case. meaning if you apply 1 volt, the K167 can output 112 dB SPL and that doesn't have much to do with the dynamic range of the cans itself. it just should give you a hint, that portable devices with usually low voltage outputs can drive the K167 in a sufficient manner.if i assume right, than these cans are a top noch performer even up to more than 110 dB SPL. and that's way enough to damage your hair cells permanently if you listen to such volumes on a regular basis.
. so, everything is fine with the K167 in the low frequencies?!. i hope, that we will find out more when these headphones are getting widely spread.
If you ask me: "would you like more bass?" I would say, "yes I would". But thats me (I'm a suspect basshead). alpha10 seems to be more than happy with the bass, outperforming the DENON D2000's, which have great bass.
i like slightly bass-heavy cans, too. but i would not say that i'm a basshead. the K167 looks to be the sweetspot for me than. btw, i hope that mine arrive 2morrow...but it's just a hope..Edited by droid23 - 11/22/12 at 11:05pm