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Originally Posted by Dylan Yamazaki View Post

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

 

Its matte, and it is glass-fiber reinforced polymer, basically a fiberglass or reinforced plastic. (XRP3)

 

Edit:

I threw them at the wall, and there is no scratch or damage so... I guess its fine. Unless your trying to brutally murder them....


Edited by LiIy - 12/9/12 at 10:03pm
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Originally Posted by Tawngie View Post

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?

 

K67 is on-ear, and they are more bassy (They sound like DJ headphones) but lack the finess and details of the K167, they also will hurt fast. Beats is like shooting yourself in the ears compared to the K67 even. Now! They handle electronic and trance in an ungodly manner, and they are excellent performers with metal/rap.  They were able to handle a low-dub song I made that only handled well on real subwoofers because the way the frequencies were set, and I must say I was impressed with the result.

 

As for the iphone and ipod, it depends on generation. iPod touch 4th gen seems to be able to drive it un-amped without much of a difference, though the E11 does help. The nano however seems to be having a rough time so... thats all I can say with that. i4+ should be "ok"

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supra vs circum, straight cable vs coiled cable, 500mW input power (vs 2000), sensitivity 116 (vs 112), 18-22k vs 15-23k

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Can someone sum up in a sentence or two what the "bad" aspects of these K167s are (for a student into hip-hop, cares mildly about fashion and portability)?

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Thread Starter 

Wouldn't a basshead in a budget feel happier with the K67's? Is the bass that "visceral"? What about the tightness?


Edited by miow - 12/9/12 at 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by LiIy View Post

 

Its matte, and it is glass-fiber reinforced polymer, basically a fiberglass or reinforced plastic. (XRP3)

 

Edit:

I threw them at the wall, and there is no scratch or damage so... I guess its fine. Unless your trying to brutally murder them....

Can anyone else chime in on the build quality?


Edited by lolspops - 12/10/12 at 12:15am
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All these remarks have me very interested.

 

We'll see if it plays out like the MDR-1R thread where the mixed opinions didn't come until about 2 or 3 weeks later.

 

Until then, popcorn.gif
 

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how do these compare with the ue6000, dt1350, and the vmoda m100's? I got these for $160 on ebay (too good of a price to pass up) and have had all 3 previously listed.
Edited by raytraceme - 12/10/12 at 12:12am
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

Wouldn't a basshead in a budget feel happier with the K67's? Is the bass that "visceral"? What about the tightness?

I guess the main reason I don't look into the K67s is that my supra-aural ESW9As bite at my ears so painfully that I get a bad impression on supra-aurals. As for bass quantity, anything between DT880 and M50 levels is passable. Tightness...as long as it's not as muddy as the P5 it's fine. I just don't like super bass-tight cans that end up sounding like HD497s (sounds like an old-school radio eek.gif)

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Guys, these are just my first impressions, I only had 10 minutes with them or so, they sound great, but I believe what you really pay for is the build quality smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

Got a quick listen to the big brother K267, sound is similar, with the K267 you can adjust the bass slightly, build quality is definately better and that's what you pay for, they are not as comfortable as the K167 mainly because they are heavier and they also don't isolate as well, I was a happy though, since the K167 is much better for the money.
post #671 of 1488

It's weird to not see anything but very positive feedback by any1 who has tried the headphone so far, this doesn't often happen because of the variety in user preferences, can this really be "the new M50" in terms of allrounder, good recommendation for the starter head-fi who doesn't know what their preferences are like?

 

I think K167 ticks all the things to become that:

 

- Not TOO expensive (under $200)

- Balanced with slight bass emphasis

- Handles every genre pretty well

- Closed (with good isolation), a must for many users

- Not demanding amp wise

- Decent/good design (no Beats flashiness but no Fostex TR50P matureness but modern styling)

- Great comfort

 

The only somewhat questionable thing is the non-detachable cable and build quality/durability that will surface more clearly as time progresses, too early to make any assumptions yet but even if that would be subpar then it doesn't make it any worse as it's performing so well on other aspects and as usual it has to be a catch somewhere, it can't be exceptional at EVERY point or the pricing just wouldn't make any sense.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/10/12 at 1:13am
post #672 of 1488

I agree totally with everything, except that these aren't M50 replacements; they're in the league above M50. D2k range? I certainly interpret it so. Someone even mentioned PRO900. So basically it's in the top 5 for under $1000 closed cans. That's basically excluding that $2499 Fostex wink_face.gif. Can someone confirm?

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I can confirm that they sound better than the Denon D2000, but just not as comfortable though.

For the price they should sell like hotcakes, amazing value smily_headphones1.gif
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NICE AVATAR, BROTHER!!!

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Anyone who's heard this and the dt770 in detail care to make a comparison? Seems like they are very similar, closed all-rounder headphones with good bass at pretty much the same price point. 

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