Re: AKG K167 TI
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Huh... the website says over ear - but you're saying on ear? This thread has me interested...
Would you describe the mids and highs of the K167 as more analytical or colored? I ask because I will definitely wait for the K267 since I want the option of as much bass as possible, but I would also imagine the Tiesto line would share a similar sonic signature throughout. I have not been a fan of AKG's sound and am wondering if they have gone in a different direction with the Tiesto line, or if they share the AKG signature which, to my ears, is too cold and analytical. The variable bass feature is primarily what interests me about the K267, but only if the overall signature is enjoyable like I have found with the M-100. I also just ordered the Velodyne V-True and if that doesn't work for me as a quality basshead can, I am considering the Ultrasone Signature DJ.
Analytical, but in a good way. Very musical.
Glad you ordered the vTrues, I will be getting one depending of your impressions.
its getting close!
the ebay shipping update shows a delivery date of this Wed, but when i track them, they are already in Nashville (where i live). surely they wont get held until then? hope not anyway. oh well.
my e11 and l9 should be here today.
Initially I bought the M-80 because I'm also a "moderate" basshead but I don't want to miss the middle to high frequencies in a headphone, too. The other reason was portability. In the end I enjoyed the M-80 very much even though the supra aural design was a bit uncomfy after extended listening sessions. Due to the completely different design of the cups, the two are not easy to compare side by side.
> The M-80 does definitely not isolate as good as the K167. Also the M-80 leaks a bit more sound to the outside world (but that's not much)
> The comfort of the K167 is way better than the M-80 (circum aural phones are generally more comfortable IMHO)
> Soundstage is quite a bit wider with the K167...
> ...and the bass is more precise. Especially the much better representation of a crisp sub bass is what makes me smile.
> With the M-80 I hear more overall bass content whereas the mids are not so well presented (which might contribute to the tighter soundstage). Sub bass is much less with the M-80.
> To summarize, It's much more fun to listen to the K167.
In my opinion, It's the sub bass and the well represented mids to highs what makes the K167 outstanding in it's class....for bass lovers which demand also an analytical performance from their headphones, the K167 is perfect in that price range.
Edit: had a chance to listen shortly to the Sony MDR-1R today. I was really impressed by the sound. I even liked the bass a bit more on the 1R compared to the K167 when I listened to bass-heavy music (be aware, that the Sony's are 8 Ohm headphones...so they play louder on the same volume settings on your mobile music player). Soundstage is on par with my M-80 I would say. The K167 has the better isolation. The Sony's sounded not as "analytical" as the K167. (Just some first impressions)
Edit2: Another thing I just remembered: The "touch and feel" of the Sony's was really good.
And I agree wirth all that you said. I might try those Sonys...
sorry, double post.
Ebay estimation is way off usually for me, if they are at your distro before 7AM that day it'll usually deliver that day.