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Originally Posted by Dylan Yamazaki View Post

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.

 

Yes, guaranteed ; )

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dweaver, sir, would you mind adding the Edition 8s into your three-way shootout? I'll be waiting! biggrin.gif
Sorry but while I could afford the K167 the Edition 8 is a weeeee bit out of my price range smily_headphones1.gif
post #588 of 1488

I'm amazing how Headphoneus Supremuses like you treat newbies like me with so much respect, I really appreciate it, guys.

Yeah, my dad was going to buy me an Edition 8 or a D7100 if I got into an Ivy, but then I saw this one. ;)

post #589 of 1488
Grabbed a pair for 159 on eBay. Best offer seller down from 199. I have ultrasone dj1's coming on Monday too. I'll try to give some feedback on how they compare later in the week since people seem to be curious about the hfi-580s.
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Lily, any more thoughts after some burn in?

 

Well, pink noise for 24Hr worked some magic the recessiveness I mentioned pretty much cleared up using miow's magical burn-in playlist so I can report back soon with a for-sure opinion after that!  Which....will be tomorrow afternoon.

 

As for portability, I think it would work fine (Though I could be baised since > purses) The Koss DJ100 has coiled cable and there was never an issue infact it helps a lot in the fact you wont actually snare the loose wire somewhere by accident, also the fact its coiled in the center doesnt make me feel like theres pressure applied to one side of the headphone for the "pulling" sensation the DJ100s coiled cables gave me (Only other coiled I ever owned) if they got tight.

 

The cushions are 2CM high from the base of the headphone body, 5cm across from side to side and the sides are 9CM at their center width (so 9CM since, circular) thats not too big, but not too small.

post #591 of 1488

AKG K167 TI

I'd love a Sure 940/K167/M50(s) showdown.
I love the 940s but they lacked bass for me. Their treble and clarity were as good as I have heard.
Edited by Minarets - 12/8/12 at 6:35pm
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I'd love a Sure 940/K167 showdown.
I love the 940s but they lacked bass for me. Their treble and clarity were as good as I have heard.

 

 

  Pretty much stated K167 arent bass monsters, they sound pretty good overall but don't have the lack of bass defined by older AKG headphones (A good thing), nor the "almost" over-powering bass with mirky mids/trebs that plagued the on-ear models from AKG.

 

The bass is here, enough for it to sound full (Still havent fully burned my unit in ) without lacking even for Dub.

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AKG K167 TI

I get that coiled cables are heavier, but I have always preferred them to straight, because generally they're too long. My K81 DJs have like a 10' cord. I always have to wrap it around my ipod classic a dozen times to make it a decent length. Hate that. The coiled cable was actually a selling feature of the 167 for me. If it didn't have it, I probably would have opted for the 267.
post #594 of 1488

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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

I'd love a Sure 940/K167 showdown.
I love the 940s but they lacked bass for me. Their treble and clarity were as good as I have heard.

 

 

  Pretty much stated K167 arent bass monsters, they sound pretty good overall but don't have the lack of bass defined by older AKG headphones (A good thing), nor the "almost" over-powering bass with mirky mids/trebs that plagued the on-ear models from AKG.

 

The bass is here, enough for it to sound full (Still havent fully burned my unit in ) without lacking even for Dub.


Great to hear. I am not a bass head but close.
post #595 of 1488

So how would the bass compare to headphones such as DT880, M50, K702, HD650?

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So how would the bass compare to headphones such as DT880, M50, K702, HD650?


Cant wait until I can answer that. I was considering Momentums, DT770, COPs, K701/Q701, M50s, 940, and a handful of others. For me listening is almost purely a portable experience. Most of my listening comes on planes, so a closed all-round phone with good bass and treble was what I was shooting for. Everyone makes me think these fit the bill. Soon to find out.
post #597 of 1488
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They have the same quantity of bass of the M50, but it's much tighter (and deeper). Theres more detail/texture too. I consider myself a basshead and this bass satisfies my needs (after burn-in - there's some phenomena that they deliver less bass out of the box).
 

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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 the detailed response wje!

I'm having some trouble determining whether I should just get these or the K267s, if only for the better build. I want a pair that I wont have to upgrade for a couple of years.

Waiting for more impressions. 

post #599 of 1488
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Thanks for the detailed response wje!
I'm having some trouble determining whether I should just get these or the K267s, if only for the better build. I want a pair that I wont have to upgrade for a couple of years.
Waiting for more impressions. 

ill thinking of waiting for the k267
the metal hinges and replaceable cable is worth the extra money for me
they look pretty cheap in the recent photo posted though
post #600 of 1488
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Cant wait until I can answer that. I was considering Momentums, DT770, COPs, K701/Q701, M50s, 940, and a handful of others. For me listening is almost purely a portable experience. Most of my listening comes on planes, so a closed all-round phone with good bass and treble was what I was shooting for. Everyone makes me think these fit the bill. Soon to find out.


   I'll be using these for a 12 Hour flight so I can comment on that firsthand... monday, depends how soon you want to know. Still not done with miows 24HR playlist but Im listening anyways and the bass is clean and deep and Listening to DJ Fresh - Louder gives me happy feelings everywhere, treble is VERY clear I have no complaints. I felt like I was listening to a K530 (Airy, Recessed) out of box but burn in really changes everything lol


Edited by LiIy - 12/8/12 at 7:16pm
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