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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

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?

 

Yes, READ a few pages back. Momentums and UE6000's are no competition for these. And no, they don't sound like a DJ can, but like a $500+ audiophile can.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

Are the K167 and K267 going to be the same size?

Not sure.


Edited by miow - 12/4/12 at 7:10pm
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Edited by Prakhar - 12/4/12 at 7:26pm
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Yes, they were.

 

harpie007's comparing them to the Sennheiser Momentum:

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Originally Posted by sharpie007 View Post

I had the momentum's for a couple of weeks. I returned them because I found that the noise isolation wasn't very good, the sound was too "forgiving." The bass, while present and powerful, felt slow and almost echo-like to me. Also the soundstage was fairly small.

 

This isn't to say that they aren't very good headphones, and they look stylish as well. It's just that to me they seemed to bring poorly recorded tracks up to a better level and higher quality tracks down to a lower level at the same time.

 

They were also, imho, useless when trying to remix. The bass response is just too slow for me. I couldn't tell when a track was slipping until almost too late on more than one occasion. I have no such problems with the K167's.

 

I have had the K167's for 4 days now and I immediately noticed the high frequency detail vs the Momentums. I can also hear suble things more clearly (eg on recordings you can hear fingers sliding across acoustic guitar strings clearly and you can even hear the rebound off the bottom of a snare drum on jazz tracks). I guess revealing is a word you could use to describe them.

 

Of the headphones I've tried recently (and there have been some dogs), these are the most open, revealing, and comfortable. The sound isolation is great, I can drive them off portable devices. Most of my listening is done off a Macbook (native sound card), a Behringer mixer or a Hercules mixer. I can't notice an appreciable difference between the headphone out on the behringer vs the macbook.

 

As others have posted here, the burn in is dramatic. My first reaction was "great highs! Where's the bass??" But after a couple of days using and burning, the bass is very present, and as I said, really tight. This headphone is a winner for me.

 

I may get K267's eventually, but I'm really happy with these right now.

 

(Other headphones tried).

  • Beats Mixr (Don't judge me)
  • Sennheiser Momentum
  • Sennheiser Amperior
  • Sennheiser HD 558
  • B&W P5
  • Sony XBA3 (IEM, I still have these, they are my go to IEM's)
  • B&W C5 (IEM)
  • Klipsch Image One (2010 Model).

 

Hope this helps somebody out.

 

dlami130 prefers them over the UE6000 and DENON D2000:

 

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Originally Posted by dlami130 View Post

I just received my pair without about 6 hrs of burn in. These are so far my favorite headphones I have tried out of the UE 6000, m-50, fidelio l1, hd25, klipsh image one, yamaha pro 300, beats, and denon 2000.

 

The treble is simply amazing, Its very crystal clear and detailed. Vocals sound so rich and smooth- and extremely accurate. Bass is alright, not boomy at all.

 

 

And one person said that they sound like a $500+ can and I agree. I was even being a bit more modest and saying $300+ ; )
 


Edited by miow - 12/5/12 at 2:13am
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Well, if anyone in central, FL has a UE6000 or some high-ends I propose a meet n' greet to compare them head on (After burn-in, ala pink sound) to post a clear cut review and properly place it.

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No competition eh.  I find the Momentum's very, very good and the UE's pretty good too, so I hope you're right.  I just hope the 267's are better than the 167 then.  So close to buying these, so close.  So far, there's like four people who have these?  Maybe some more impressions will show up soon.  

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No competition eh.  I find the Momentum's very, very good and the UE's pretty good too, so I hope you're right.  I just hope the 267's are better than the 167 then.  So close to buying these, so close.  So far, there's like four people who have these?  Maybe some more impressions will show up soon.  

   The jump in sonic sound from K67 to K167 is pretty high, so I would expect the K267 to have more depth considering it has a bigger driver but thats about it... I think its basically more money for a 10MM larger driver + the sound variation switches.... though at a pretty $350 it has some more competition.


Edited by LiIy - 12/4/12 at 7:21pm
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any impression/comparison with the dt1350? i am looking for a portable to dethrone this.

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   The jump in sonic sound from K67 to K167 is pretty high, so I would expect the K267 to have more depth considering it has a bigger driver but thats about it... I think its basically more money for a 10MM larger driver + the sound variation switches.... though at a pretty $350 it has some more competition.

 

More depth and maybe a bit better separation. Not to mention more bass in Stage mode.

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Originally Posted by LiIy View Post

   The jump in sonic sound from K67 to K167 is pretty high, so I would expect the K267 to have more depth considering it has a bigger driver but thats about it... I think its basically more money for a 10MM larger driver + the sound variation switches.... though at a pretty $350 it has some more competition.

And aluminum construction with a detachable cable.

@miow: Sorry didn't realize. Edited original post.
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Originally Posted by LiIy View Post

   The jump in sonic sound from K67 to K167 is pretty high, so I would expect the K267 to have more depth considering it has a bigger driver but thats about it... I think its basically more money for a 10MM larger driver + the sound variation switches.... though at a pretty $350 it has some more competition.

Sometimes the jump to the higher end model isn't necessarily better so I'm on the fence since these are so well received and cost difference is substantial enough.  I do like the options the 267's provide though to wait it out I think.  I wish I could audition them.  

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And aluminum construction with a detachable cable.
@miow: Sorry didn't realize. Edited original post.

 Oh, I do like the double-sided detach cable... thats  a nice feature.

post #477 of 1488
also bigger headband with more padding
on the k167, the tiesto emblem looks a little cheap and tacky though
post #478 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

Can you give me a couple of headphones in that price range that these compete with. 

 

I think they can compete with any headphone for things that fit my listening criteria, like bass balance, clarity, realism and timing. Some headphones have a better sense of tone and timbre but are slower and more muddled in the bass (which probably causes this effect)

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Beagle will likely be able to answer this after he has a chance to listen to his K550 and K167.

 

Still a bit early to be certain, but if I had to choose, it'd be the K167. The better fit alone makes for more consistent sound. They do share some similarities. Both clear and detailed but brighten the sound a bit to accomplish this.

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I think they can compete with any headphone for things that fit my listening criteria, like bass balance, clarity, realism and timing. Some headphones have a better sense of tone and timbre but are slower and more muddled in the bass (which probably causes this effect)

Still a bit early to be certain, but if I had to choose, it'd be the K167. The better fit alone makes for more consistent sound. They do share some similarities. Both clear and detailed but brighten the sound a bit to accomplish this.

Thats great to hear. How is the build quality?
post #480 of 1488
Well, for me there are only 2 minor negatives compared to my old Denon D2000.

  • Comfort is not as good as the D2000 (which were like pillows on my head). After a few hours I need break, I didn't have that problem with the D2000.
  • Build quality is not super, I already had an issue with the headband, as shown on my little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643TML2WCxQ - but I managed to exchange them, and the new ones don't have that issue, and we've seen other reports about build quality.
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