Originally Posted by as.we.proceed
D5000 looks to have a little more bass. From what i've read so far, the K167 should have a good amount of bass without overdoing it--like this K618
i've been using.
Oh, were you one of the people I recommended the K618 to? If so /highfive
You know what I mean then when I say the K167 is a notch less on the bass compared to the K618. The K618 just has too much that it starts to sound boomy. If you are listening to just bass music it's fine, but when you switch to rock or metal, the bass becomes too much. So the K618 is not really versatile, unless you can't afford a higher end headphone, then just stick with it.
I guess I could mention that I got my Fiio E7 working. I thought it malfunctioned when I dropped it and only one side of audio worked. However, I dropped it a few more times and it works again. Not sure if that's a smart or stupid idea ahaha.
Using the bass boost on the E7 now. Just like with my previous headphones, I don't like the way this handles bass boost as it dulls the highs. The K167 is already slightly dark, so adding bass boost just makes it even darker and it starts to sound like a Sony XB series, just boomy bass, little treble. It sounds decent at Bass Boost 1 though, but I'm not going to keep using them like that.
Right now the E7 is just an overpriced cable coupler as I don't notice a difference from my onboard ALC898 audio chipset. I use the E7 at around a volume settng of 25-30 by the way.
Edited by PFULMTL - 11/26/12 at 1:44pm