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.
Can you do a bit of comparison between these and 940? Not so much a which is "better" but a sonic comparison. I own the 940 so it will help me understand what these are about.