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post #451 of 1488
I am not sure height will dictate head size. My wife is shorter than me but has a larger head than me.

I can say my head is slightly smaller than average and I noticed these are loose enough on my head that I have to be carefully bending over as they want to slip off my head and yet I get a good seal even walking around (I have used mine on public transit).

I also had a coworker try these who is a lot thinner and angular than me with what I think is a smaller than average head size and he also got a good seal sitting at his desk (might have had issues I he had been mobile).
post #452 of 1488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I am not sure height will dictate head size. My wife is shorter than me but has a larger head than me.
I can say my head is slightly smaller than average and I noticed these are loose enough on my head that I have to be carefully bending over as they want to slip off my head and yet I get a good seal even walking around (I have used mine on public transit).
I also had a coworker try these who is a lot thinner and angular than me with what I think is a smaller than average head size and he also got a good seal sitting at his desk (might have had issues I he had been mobile).

I have been contemplating the K550 for a while too but was worrie about the fit because I do have a smaller then average head. It's reassuring that you seems to get a good fit. Maybe if the K167 doesn't deliver I'll tried the K550. I do not consider myself a bass head but I do enjoy quality well control low's so we'll see and hear I guess how to 167 behave rolleyes.gif
post #453 of 1488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I am not sure height will dictate head size. My wife is shorter than me but has a larger head than me.
I can say my head is slightly smaller than average and I noticed these are loose enough on my head that I have to be carefully bending over as they want to slip off my head and yet I get a good seal even walking around (I have used mine on public transit).
I also had a coworker try these who is a lot thinner and angular than me with what I think is a smaller than average head size and he also got a good seal sitting at his desk (might have had issues I he had been mobile).

It would somewhat to a degree, someone my size sure as heck wouldnt have a head as big as someone say 6'1. I ordered the K167 though :) too bad it was not amazon prime compatible for faster shipping. First few days might go un-amped. Since E11 order got cancelled but >< no refund yet to re-order.


Edited by LiIy - 12/3/12 at 10:38pm
post #454 of 1488

AKG K167 TI

I ordered the same combo today as well. K167 and e11
post #455 of 1488

I too am curious about the K167. I bought the K550 because I could get it locally and they had a fantastic price. But I am watching for posts from others in this thread, especially from those who have heard both and I may end up trying the K167 or possibly the K267 after it is released. I will likely wait until the K267 is also available as the FOTM effect will have started to die down on the K167 by then and I will have had a chance to get used to the K550 by then as well (my own FOTM effect LOL).

post #456 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

I ordered the same combo today as well. K167 and e11


Minus well get some velcro straps too. I decided to velcro the E11 to stuff.

post #457 of 1488

AKG K167 TI

I want that silicone band that so many people have on their e11 and portable player. I'm not sure if it comes with the e11 or if it comes with the LOD? And should I get the L9 or L3? What is the difference?

Ipod classic here.
post #458 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

I want that silicone band that so many people have on their e11 and portable player. I'm not sure if it comes with the e11 or if it comes with the LOD? And should I get the L9 or L3? What is the difference?
Ipod classic here.


 Straight or curved plug pretty much. I got the L9 since its more bulky but nicer fit, but either works its just preference. The band comes with the E11

post #459 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post
Maybe if the K167 doesn't deliver I'll tried the K550. I do not consider myself a bass head but I do enjoy quality well control low's so we'll see and hear I guess how to 167 behave rolleyes.gif

 

 

Personally I didn't enjoy the detailed but flat sound signature of the K550 (ok, I just had a few minutes with them in a store recently). To repeat myself, I am very pleased with the performance of the K167. Even in genres where you usually do not have a lot of bass; then they present mids and highs in audiophile quality with a good representation of a wide sound stage.

 

In general, I come to the conclusion, that the K167 really shine with good quality recordings on flac & co. 320kbit mp3s are also nice but the same tracks played in flac are just no comparison on the K167.

 

Here's a track with very little bass: http://rapidgator.net/file/61438089/01._Joanna_Newsom_-_Emily.flac.html

Please give it a try and I'm curious what you think when you play it with the Tiesto's.

post #460 of 1488
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by droid23 View Post

 

 

In general, I come to the conclusion, that the K167 really shine with good quality recordings on flac & co. 320kbit mp3s are also nice but the same tracks played in flac are just no comparison on the K167.

 

 

I've never noticed any difference from MP3 320K CBR to FLAC but it might worth trying with the K167's. Problem is: SONY = NO FLAC.

post #461 of 1488

AKG K167 TI

Wonder why more K550 people haven't tried these?
post #462 of 1488

I ditched my 550's awhile back mostly due to fit but I did find them to sound quite good.  I am holding back on the 167's so I can grab the 267's when its released.  

post #463 of 1488
Thread Starter 

I'm using LOD now and these phones sound really high-end. So faithfull to the original recording... ! Highs are so natural, so real (cymbals, percussion instruments - the sound of the sand, hand clapping etc). They're even better than the UM3X and SM3 and its by quite a large margin. Timber is exceptional. I would give them a 10 out of 10 (9.1 given to the SM3 and 9.3 to the UM3X - my highest rating ever).


Edited by miow - 12/4/12 at 6:19pm
post #464 of 1488
Are the K167 and K267 going to be the same size?
post #465 of 1488

All this hype for a DJ phone.  I gotta hear these to believe.  All satisfied customers so far so it's a good sign.  Have any of the owners heard the Momentum, MDR-1R, UE6000's or any of the recent hyped portable cans?

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