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post #166 of 1488
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The more I listen to these phones the more I like them. I've been rediscovering all my discography. What amazes me the most is Jazz, due to such refined, natural, ultra-realistic treble. Superb! But any genre works perfectly with them. They're really versatile. I've just tried some Vocal Trance and felt some ear massage, which was a surprise. Bass has more impact than what I thought when it is called for. 


Edited by miow - 11/23/12 at 3:29am
post #167 of 1488
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AVshop.ca has them for the same price as the US for the most part with free shipping.  I think that's the best price any of us Canadians could ask for for the moment.

Ordered!

 

Now... I wait....

post #168 of 1488
Take a look at the right side, they are not as tight as the left side, maybe I should exchange them?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643TML2WCxQ
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By the way, can you please check your headband, you know where you adjust according to your size?
It seems the right side of my K167 are loose compared to the left side, I hope you understand what I mean, I'm thinking it's by design, but not sure.
post #169 of 1488
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No, I don't have that issue here.

 

 

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Ordered!

 

Now... I wait....

 

Welcome to the Club ; )

post #170 of 1488
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Take a look at the right side, they are not as tight as the left side, maybe I should exchange them?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643TML2WCxQ

That happens with headphones sometimes. It's just a QC slip-up, but it doesn't mean they'll break or anything. It's just that the 'clicker' is looser on the left side.

post #171 of 1488
Yeah, it's a small issue, but these are not cheap headphones, am I too picky or should I get them replaced ?
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That happens with headphones sometimes. It's just a QC slip-up, but it doesn't mean they'll break or anything. It's just that the 'clicker' is looser on the left side.
post #172 of 1488
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The more I listen to these phones the more I like them. I've been rediscovering all my discography. What amazes me the most is Jazz, due to such refined, natural, ultra-realistic treble. Superb! But any genre works perfectly with them. They're really versatile. I've just tried some Vocal Trance and felt some ear massage, which was a surprise. Bass has more impact than what I thought when it is called for. 

 

 

drooling

post #173 of 1488
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Yeah, it's a small issue, but these are not cheap headphones, am I too picky or should I get them replaced ?

It's happened to me with my M50's before, and I didn't let it get to me. It's your choice. Would getting rid of that little problem be worth you going through all the shipping and return process?

post #174 of 1488
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drooling

 

lol

post #175 of 1488

These do sound quite appealing.

post #176 of 1488

Finally home T___T I've only used them for about an hour, so I'll quickly say that these are better than the recent AKG K618DJ ($99) as I expected.  All I wanted was more detail to go along with that bass and larger earcups.  It is much more detailed, but a notch lower on the bass.  The kick drum sounded the same as the K618, meaning it's really noticable in rock songs.  Although on the K618, it was so much that it felt like they were kicking your face instead.  Some people are into that though.

 

The rest of the sound spectrum on the K167?  Great so far. :)  I'm very picky on the vocals, and these do it well.  The highs aren't harsh or bright.  Lots of detail with bass, that's what everyone wants, and these have it.

 

Nothing about the sound is annoying me right now.  For the build though, I don't like that when around your neck they can't fold down.  I use my headphones everywhere, so if I'm not using them I want them to fold flat, faced down, and out of the way, not in a V shape.  They aren't uncomfortable around your neck because the pads are wide, but I hate the feeling like I just got in a car wreck and wearing a neck brace.  If I were to use these as a beat monitor, you'd have to fold them flat anyway.


The polymer durability adds to the cost, but I think it's worth it.  I wish it came with the same straight cable on the K618 because it was a good length, which to me means if the cable touches the floor, it's long enough.  I like long cables.  I'm not impressed with the quality of this coiled cable.  It feels really cheap and already tangles up.

 

Also, I paid for a used pair ($10 off), but I got a new one in a shrink wrapped box with the seal stickers intact.  Win.

For $180 are these worth it?  Yes.

 

I gave all my headphones away because I was preparing to move.  The only one I have left was the SRH940, so here's some pics.

 

1000

 

 

1000


Edited by PFULMTL - 11/23/12 at 11:42am
post #177 of 1488
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Damn, the bass is so tight and deep and fast, with lots of detail. It's maybe the best bass (quality) I've heard. Wondering how will the K267's bass sound like :p

 

TIËSTO's my hero. lol.


Edited by miow - 11/23/12 at 5:32pm
post #178 of 1488
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Damn, the bass is so tight and deep and fast, with lots of detail. It's maybe the best bass (quality) I've heard. Wondering how will the K267's bass sound like tongue.gif

TIËSTO's my hero. lol.

I want you to know, you alone have sold me on these. Kudos to you. I'd buy yours, but that be like $230 us dollars. They are only like $175 here...

If my wife doesn't get these for me for Xmas, I'll be upset.
post #179 of 1488

Dood, Miow, you are overhyping these headphones.  Chill out...OK, I lie, THESE ARE BADASS OMFG

 

Just noticed the frequency specs on the box are different from the site.  Although we know frequency doesn't mean much.  The box says 10Hz - 27kHz while the site says 15Hz - 23kHz.

post #180 of 1488
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Yeah, they're much more expensive here. 240 EURO. Almost $300 USD.

 

Oh, I LOVE Europe. You know, we're reacher, we have to pay twice as much confused_face.gif


Edited by miow - 11/23/12 at 6:06pm
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