How is the cable-to-cup connection? Is it flimsy like the ESW9A's, or is it heavy-duty like the DT880's?
AKG K167 TIËSTO - Discussion, Impression, Review & Appreciation Thread - Page 51
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AKG K167 TIBoth the e11 and K167 arrived! Charging the e11 now and the burn in has begun on the k167
First impressions: the k167 are lighter than I had imagined. I think that adds to the "cheaper" quality or lack of quality/durabilty. But they actually felt really great on. Only wore them for a few minutes, but the ear pads were great and the lightness of the phones felt great. They may be plastic, but so are my 7 year old K81 DJs that have been thru hell and they are still in great shape but the earpads are flaking.
I will not bend the headband like I did with the K81s.
LOVE the coiled cable. Perfect length for me as again, I use mine for portabilty 97% of the time. I want a cord that makes it to the front pocket or backpack/briefcase. This is perfect.
Let us know, my friend!! Oh man, you'll soon be in heaven - on earth (especially coming from the K81s)
I was liking the sound of these but "no midbass" and "thin sounding" has put me off a bit.. Maybe the 267 will have more mid bass.
No midbass? Who said "no midbass"? Thin sounding? LOL!!!
AMP them and they even give you ear tickling!
Edited by miow - 12/10/12 at 4:46pm
Ditto. Im hoping these get some more midbass with burn in for you DannyBai. I was expecting more bass from others words. Perhaps Zo will be able to remedy this? or the K267 on stage will have more bass?
By thin sounding I do not mean no sub bass, I mean they sound like they may be recessed in the mid bass and lower midrange eg.80-300hz... I may be wrong though as I have not actually heard them and am just going on comments!
@ miow I go for fun most of the time. I like to enjoy the music rather than analyze it. When I had the E11 it was mostly a volume boost to me with a bass boost as well.
Whatever. I hated the ZO2 alone, but liked it dual amped. Anywyays, it's a micro-detail eater.
They're not recessed in the mid bass. They just ave the right quantity and I'm supposed to be a ("moderated") basshead. Cough, cough!!! Just AMP them/EQ them ; )
EDIT: The bass is better than the D2000s.
Edited by miow - 12/10/12 at 5:36pm
All I say is, try a pair for yourself, then decide if they are for you. I could have spent hours and hours reading the views here, but I just decided to make the plunge after getting a general idea of what the headphones offered. As in previous situations, I always know that I have the option to get out of something if it's not right for me. However, the main point is, it's not how others interpret this pair of headphones as far as sound goes, but it's up to me and how I interpret the sound as to whether I like them in my collection or not. 100 positive reviews or 100 negative reviews would not have affected my decision at all.
Meanwhile, I read through many of the posts here where people do ask questions, so we try to explain and answer the questions as best that we can. However, our responses can only be based on how we relate to the headphones. My positive comments may mean very little, but I do try to be as descriptive as I can. Plus, look how one of my posts was completely misinterpreted as a member thought that they read that the K167s were the most comfortable headphone I owned. In reality, I had posted that the K167 was in the range of comfort as that of the Fostex T50, which has been the most comfortable headphone to date for me. I also clarified that I would not give the K167 a 10 out of 10 score, because the ear pads could have been slightly thicker. Yet, my comments were not fully interpreted correctly and it came back and bit me.
Until someone has heard the headphones for themselves, all they have to go on is speculation. What I'm seeing is more speculation than fact, because there's only 8 or so of us who currently own these headphones at the moment, but there's probably 50 people speculating here and there.
Saw a pair of K550 at a store today, they look puuurty but cumbersome at the same time, I'm glad I didn't get them for walking around and drawing. Also got a glimpse of some AKG headphones similar to K167 in design (K490 I think) and drooled over them before leaving.
Doesn't a TRS and XLR connection function the same way? Are you talking about sound quality or toughness (the cable won't be pulled off accidentally as easily) ?
Actually, the mini 3-pin XLR connector will have a much better grip on the pins that go into the sockets. The normal size 3-pin or 4-pin XLR cable connectors from Neutrik have locking devices that keep them in place, unless you press the button to release them. The mini 3-pin XLR may or may not have the locking tab, but even if they don't the method of "grip" is still more superior than the female TRS recepticle, that basically just uses a slight protrusion in the metal connector for the "tip" section to hold the cable into the socket. With a slight tug, it can be easily pulled out. On the Fostex T50 headphones, many people had issues with the 3-pin TRS jack in the cups. Many people had to clean the connector with De-oxit to make a decent connection. In my case, I just found a replacement connector and replaced the original one, for a 100% improvement in the connection quality.
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They do have a rather pinched, nasal midrange if you listen to them after the K550 or PSB M4U1, for example. If you don't listen to other cans, you might not notice anything wrong.
The midbass is there but lower midrange is not fully present, so the two parts don't hold together seamlessly, so to speak...bit of a hole there. I may be nitpicking here.....or I might not be. Depends on how sensitive one is to these areas of the FR.
OK, first impression time.
i am not a bass head but close. while the e11 charged i had to go ahead and get a sneak peak in to what i have been waiting for.
Thunderstruck live/AC DC/ Live
The Stone/Dave Matthews Band/Before These Crowded Streets
Smack My B*tch Up/The Prodigy/The Fat of the Land
Vasoline/Stone Temple Pilots/Thank You
Cosmic Love/Florence & the Machine/Lungs
first impressions was treble and sub bass like that has been said. these things isolate amazingly. i can hear the most faint sound in the recording, which is great. the sub bass on The Stone by DMB was like thunder in the distance. it was quite special. listening to Thunderstruck made me want to go streaking through the neighborhood like i was high on drugs. honestly, that is a song that gets me more pumped up than any other. Vasoline by STP was great. and it handled the bass of the Prodigy beautifully. i will agree with some comments, the mid bass isnt quite there yet, but this is 20min in to these bad boys and no amp yet. Florence sound beautifully detailed. whomever said these are really more monitoring headphones than dj headphones is dead on. the clarity and crispness is there 100% no muffled anything.
i want in a headphone treble and bass, thats what i want. if these pick up a bit of mid bass thru burn in, these will be a wise decision for me. and of course after amping.