From listening bad rap. j/k
Are swivels and hinges on K267 metal?
Edited by Andrew_WOT - 12/8/12 at 1:00pm
Yes they are
Where did you listen to them? Others have posted a lot of improvement with burn-in, so perhaps the K267 would benefit as well?
Oh also what kind of detachable cable did it have and how effective is the bass tuning system?
Oh man, they are SOOOOOOO good with Metal!! (have been listening to Deep House and Pop/Rock/R&B mostly).
And then you see yourself paying attention at those subtleties such as the trebles (cymbals, etc). Fantastic experience with these phones. One more.
Are you talking about the K167, as this thread is focused on? My K167 only has a coiled, fixed cable. The cable is not capable of being disconnected and replaced by the user at the external level. However, if you're a tweaker ....
Sorry, should have specified. I was talking to Alpha10 who posted brief impressions on the K267s.
EDIT: Does the coiled cable's weight get in the way if you plan to use it portably? Also, those who already have them, would you mind telling how the hinges feel?
Put in an offer on a pair on ebay will see if it's accepted or not...
These are just to interesting to not give them a try if I can get a reasonable price...
BTW I am not suggesting these are not worth their retail. It's just if I can get a better price when just satisfying curiosity why not LOL.
Normally, I despise coiled cables. But, this one happens to work quite well. It is not a cable that is a burden, it is relatively lightweight, and when retracted, the coiled portion is only about 18" and then you have a 20" and 6" straight wires from the cup to the coiled part and the coiled part to the plug. The standard plug is a 3.5mm plug. However, there is a 1/4" screw-on gold plug that really works well, and since it is a screw-on variation, it is more secure and you are less likely to lose it.
The hinges have a single post point where they attach and swivel at the cup level. The connector post is about 1/4" in diameter and seems solid - possibly made from the carbon plastic that the rest of the headphone structure is. Granted, the headphones will not take a lot of abuse from throwing around like a studio monitor might - but, they are not super fragile, either. Certainly under regular use, they will hold up quite well.
I've got to admit, at the $200.00 price point, the K167 is a real winner. I will post my impressions on the sound a bit later tonight, yet it is very good. I do have some suggestions about the sound where I can make some very low cost (almost free) recommendations on some "work-arounds" that a person could use to tailor the sound for them. Granted, there is no single one heapdphone that will appeal to all. But, I do think there is some nice flexibility with these cans that makes them a pleasure to own.
More to follow a bit later ....
thanks for that pal.
@dweaver: if you liked the DENON HP700 as much as I did (and I know you did) odds are that you'll fall in love by the K167's.
my only concern is portability. But I have resigned myself to having a friend turn one pair of headphones into a replaceable cable system so I get the functionality I want. So if I can get a good price I will try both headphones and modify and keep the pair I like the most.