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AKG K167 TI

Lily, any more thoughts after some burn in?
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Which do you think looks better: K167 or K267? From far-shot Google pics, the K167 looks more stately (like an icon of "Headphone"), but up close it looks cheap because of the glossy synthetic plastic. Is the K267 any better? I kind of feel that the K267 isn't as classy as its predecessor because of all its bling (the center ring). Opinions?

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Hi and welcome to Head-fi, my friend :-)

 

I don't like the center ring much. On that aspect I prefer the looks of the K167.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

Lily, any more thoughts after some burn in?

 

Give him/her just some more 24 hours ; )


Edited by miow - 12/8/12 at 3:52pm
post #574 of 1488

Thanks, miow. What are some aesthetic details about the K167? Is the plastic really, really ugly? (I know that looking at someone wearing it from the front, it looks gorgeous b/c of the alu surrounding the cup)

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please help me out. as a DJ and producer im trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. i was dead set on buying the beyerdanymics 770 pro for 170 $ on amazon but i see you can buy the tiesto akg 167 for 180 $

 

how well will the akgs do for both mixing on the go AND doing live gigs. i love how they look i liek tiesto little symbol its all so well put together. what i dont like its probabbly not hte best for studio work !!!! should i just save to get both or will the 167 do well

 

the audio interface i was looking at was the foccusrite sapphire 6. what do you guys think of my situation all advice is greatly appreciated. 

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No, I like the plastic. In fact, I love the looks of them and they've made ALOT of success on street - friends and stuff :P

 

 

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Originally Posted by xtianrecords View Post

please help me out. as a DJ and producer im trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. i was dead set on buying the beyerdanymics 770 pro for 170 $ on amazon but i see you can buy the tiesto akg 167 for 180 $

 

how well will the akgs do for both mixing on the go AND doing live gigs. i love how they look i liek tiesto little symbol its all so well put together. what i dont like its probabbly not hte best for studio work !!!! should i just save to get both or will the 167 do well

 

the audio interface i was looking at was the foccusrite sapphire 6. what do you guys think of my situation all advice is greatly appreciated. 

 

Since the K167s sound like a Studio headphone and not like a DJ headphone (sound quality is superb since tight and deep bass to very detailed treble), I'm pretty sure this is what you need for producing. They are much much better than the DT770's. Lets say the DT770s sound like a $150 can, these sound like a $300+ can (easily and I'm being modest just in case).


Edited by miow - 12/8/12 at 4:21pm
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I just bit and ordered one from eBay.

 

So... I have a big head, and I'm afraid mine will crack just like that one guy here. If I handled these headphones at the hinges not the earcups themselves, would that help prevent the cracking?

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Hey miow,

First of all thank you for being such a welcoming friend. Is there anything I can do for you (ratings/thumbs up)?

Have you tried the Edition 8s? How do these K167s compare? I have ESW9a, and I don't like its biting leather cups. And it's a bit too balanced for a teenager xD

What can you say about the non-detachable cable? This is the only factor that I'm worried about. I'm quite clumsy.

Are these suitable for R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, etc?

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Originally Posted by Dylan Yamazaki View Post

Hey miow,

First of all thank you for being such a welcoming friend. Is there anything I can do for you (ratings/thumbs up)?

Have you tried the Edition 8s? How do these K167s compare? I have ESW9a, and I don't like its biting leather cups. And it's a bit too balanced for a teenager xD

What can you say about the non-detachable cable? This is the only factor that I'm worried about. I'm quite clumsy.

Are these suitable for R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, etc?

 

You're welcome :-)

 

No clue about the Edition 8's. For R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, etc, they perform wonderfully. As well as Trance, Deeo House, Dub-Step, etc, Instrumental, Classical, Jazz, etc. Even Metal. Thats how versatile they are. 

 

I don't mind about the non-.detachable cable to be frank.

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well, the seller counter offered at $175 plus their shipping was very reasonable so I bit... total cost $183 which I though was pretty reasonable. I will offer some comparisons between the K550 and the K167 when they arrive. If I still have the SRH-940 at that point I will maybe do a three way shootout :)

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miow, Would you say the bass adjustments along with the larger driver on the K267 are worth the $160?

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

well, the seller counter offered at $175 plus their shipping was very reasonable so I bit... total cost $183 which I though was pretty reasonable. I will offer some comparisons between the K550 and the K167 when they arrive. If I still have the SRH-940 at that point I will maybe do a three way shootout :)

 

That will be interesting ; )

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dylan Yamazaki View Post

miow, Would you say the bass adjustments along with the larger driver on the K267 are worth the $160?

 

Thats hard to say, but if you're a basshead, you might welcome a little bit more bass. Otherwise, the K167's bass is more than enough, trust me.  The larger driver can give a bit better instrument separation, just that, as I can't concieve any better bass and treble than this, using the same materials. The detachable cable is always a plus too, if you're willing to invest in a serious cable like silver (which makes the difference in micro-detail).


Edited by miow - 12/8/12 at 5:29pm
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dweaver, sir, would you mind adding the Edition 8s into your three-way shootout? I'll be waiting! :D

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If the M50 bass level is more than enough for me, would the K167 bass be enough? Man, I'm so excited!!

Haha, I'm not exactly a basshead, I just don't like the airy feel of my HD497 since I got into hip-hop from classical.

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