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AKG K242 VS AKG K272, HELP ME CHOOSE

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

hello, new member here and new I'm everything respecting audio. 

first post, btw.

looking to upgrade my Audio Technica ATH-A900, I'm between the AKG K 242 vs the AKG K 272.  I was going to buy the K 242 because of the semi-open design but  willing to spend 85$ more on the K 272. believe  because of the price that the 272 is better deal than the 242.

any advice? 

will be using it with a Matrix "mini-i" Balanced DAC 

thanks! 

 
 
post #2 of 9

Neither is an upgrade to the A900. From AKG, you should get at least the Q701/K550 to be a substantial improvement IMO.

post #3 of 9

For me K271S was a HUGE upgrade from A900 mostly because of the sucked out mids on A900. Never learned to like K702 and sold them off but still enjoying K271.
 

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

i try the 701, didn't like them that much, 

to flat for my taste, 

maybe my ears are to young,

cause i here a lot of those 701, 

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

wich one is better, 

k242 or the k272?

does the open back make much diference?

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

Neither is an upgrade to the A900. From AKG, you should get at least the Q701/K550 to be a substantial improvement IMO.

 

The Q701 would be a good choice, but it is more of what I like to call a slantgrade. A half way point between and upgrade and a side grade. 

 

The Q701s would be good, but before you do that, I would actually say to maybe get better audio equipment like a dedicated dac and amp (that is assuming you don't already have one of course). 

 

As for headphones go, a true upgrade would be something like getting into a pair of HE-400s or 500s. Maybe even some sennheiser 650s. 

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by odgr View Post

wich one is better, 

k242 or the k272?

does the open back make much diference?

Open back is better. It has a larger sound stage. 

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

thanks everybody!

post #9 of 9

If the K272 sounds oike the K271, then I will recommend the K242HD anytime. They have much better bass and clarity.

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