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post #646 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Dylan Yamazaki View Post

vs. Pro900?

 

Treble's much better than the PRO900. Bass is tighter, maybe more detailed too. They are more revealing. But Dylan, if I was you and had the $$$, I would go for the K267s.


Edited by miow - 12/9/12 at 6:13pm
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Can anyone with a set of the K167 and/or K550 measure the diameter of the cups?  I'm just trying to get an idea of how large the K167s are relative to the K550.  Also, can anyone comment on the K167 level of bass relative to the V-Moda M80s?  I'm not a basshead and I like the sound of the M80s, so I was wondering how these compare.

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Treble's much better than the PRO900. Bass is tighter, maybe more detailed too. They are more revealing. But Dylan, if I was you and had the $$$, I would go for the K267s.

Yeah, definitely, but I just don't like the heaviness and the center circle. I'm bringing these to college BTW. I also heard that they had worse isolation. 

Wow. PRO900 is $549, and these $179 ones are better? This is awesome!

post #649 of 1488
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I have never heard the M-80's, but I'm a (moderated) basshead and I don't need any more bass quantity than this. There's some ear tickling with bass boost enabled and thats what I like to feel. I'm quite happy with the K167's bass quantity. If I go for the K267's is not because of the bass quantity, but eventual improvements from a bigger driver, like instrument separation, for eg. (although alpha10 hasn't noticed any difference in SQ) and of course, build quality (all metal).

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What's wrong with your M50s? And what leads you to want to replace them with these also marvelous cans?

 

Monotone bass, metallic treble, Spitty vocals, mediocre soundstage etc.

post #651 of 1488
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Monotone bass, metallic treble, Spitty vocals, mediocre soundstage etc.

 

The difference is kinda night and day for the K167 if that's what you want to know. For eg, addictive bass, superb treble, excelent vocals, very good soundstage.


Edited by miow - 12/9/12 at 6:37pm
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i thought you said these were as comfy as anything you had before?

 

If you read my post, I've indicated that the K167s are, from a comfort perspective, in line with the Fostex T50RP, which has been my most comfortable headphone, to date.  But, grasshopper, you need to look at my signature.  I ** never ** leave anything in stock mode.  Nothing.  Everything always, and I do mean always has room for improvement.  If I have memory foam, calf skin leather, thread for leather and a stitcher, do you think I'd be happy with stock pads?  Never.

 

Edit: Additional information to apply, below:

 

Here is he link to my write-up: http://www.head-fi.org/t/636439/akg-k167-ti-sto-discussion-impression-review-appreciation-thread/600#post_8938490

 

Please read through the following paragraph, especially the text that I have applied the italics and bold feature to.

 

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So, from what I've written out here, one might think that these headphones are sweet as candy, right?  Well, I think in order to be objective, one has to review all sides of an item and it has to be considered with a realistic set of expectations, yet to also take into consideration how a product will stand up and serve a purpose each day.  While I do give the K167 points for the great sound and the fit which, to me, seems to be a very nicely designed fit for extended periods.  But, there is a small nag that I do have to communicate, too.  If there was just one wish that I could make for these headphones so that I could give them a full "10" out of a 10 score rating, it would be that the ear pads to have a slight bit more padding thickness.  Yes, just another 1/4" in thickness would have been quite an improvement.  While I don't have huge ears, but what I consider average ears, I do feel that there are times where my ears, or parts of them could be right up against the speaker baffle.  If the padding thickness were just slightly more present, that would give these headphones an ultimate score.  In the days ahead, I'll look over these headphones more to understand the methods used to secure the padding.  I believe in my case, I might benefit by going forward with making my own pair of pads to use with these headphones using some real calf skin that I have, which is very soft.  Used with a 1" high density foam padding, I believe I would be able to create the ultimate set of ear pads to go along with these great headphones for ultimate comfort.

Edited by wje - 12/9/12 at 6:59pm
post #653 of 1488

I wonder where Alpha10 went with his K267... He's probably the first person outside of AKG to listen to those beauties, and if they're anywhere near as good as these, they'll be winners. I'm buying them for the extra features.

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He's been very quiet... :p

post #655 of 1488
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Originally Posted by karter8 View Post

Can anyone with a set of the K167 and/or K550 measure the diameter of the cups?  I'm just trying to get an idea of how large the K167s are relative to the K550.  Also, can anyone comment on the K167 level of bass relative to the V-Moda M80s?  I'm not a basshead and I like the sound of the M80s, so I was wondering how these compare.

 

Theres measurements, so...I misaligned it by .5cm to the right so its about 9CM per cup.

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How soft/cushiony are the pads?
post #657 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Dylan Yamazaki View Post

What's wrong with your M50s? And what leads you to want to replace them with these also marvelous cans?

 

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Monotone bass, metallic treble, Spitty vocals, mediocre soundstage etc.

 

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Originally Posted by miow View Post

 

The difference is kinda night and day for the K167 if that's what you want to know. For eg, addictive bass, superb treble, excelent vocals, very good soundstage.

Well I don't think the M-50's are bad at all.

 

I've tried as many headphones as I've been able to, and these compare very favorably. Sure, it's not the most refined sound, or the most detailed, but really there is nothing wrong with them that I can complain about.

 

I mostly want to try out something different, perhaps I'll even keep my M-50s.

 

@ miow "addictive bass, superb treble, excelent vocals, very good soundstage." sounds like a killer deal for the price!! 


Edited by Elektrospeed - 12/9/12 at 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by LiIy View Post

 

Theres measurements, so...I misaligned it by .5cm to the right so its about 9CM per cup.

miow, these seem pretty glossy and plastic to me. Is it just the flash, or is it really this glossy in person? Thanks.

post #659 of 1488
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Originally Posted by LiIy View Post

 

Theres measurements, so...I misaligned it by .5cm to the right so its about 9CM per cup.

 

Thanks.  I think these will be small enough that there won't be seal issues as with the K550s.

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Would these headphones be good for use with my iphone/ipod? I listen to metalcore and rap as my main genres and a bit of trance/electronic. I just don't want to settle with beats. I'm also looking at MS 400's since they seem pretty solid but I think I like the specs of these better. Also, what's the difference from the k67's to the k167's other than on-ear/over-ear?

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