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AKG K67 Review?

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I've been trying to find a comprehensive review of the AKG K67s but cant find any anywhere. Can somebody point me in the right direction please.

I've read a fair bit about them but would really like some information on comfort, isolation and the level of noise leak.

Regards

 

Sam

post #2 of 40
Comfort: clamp force is much less than the k518 and the earpads are plush and soft. Headband is not the most generously padded. Overall comfort I'd say very good for on ears.

Isolation: no problem to use in subways (doing just that when writing this) or buses, a bit tough to use on flights. Way better than the K45x siblings. Not bad, but also nothing to write home about.

No sound leak as far as I can tell.
post #3 of 40
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot, you said they arn't much good on flights... how bad is it? I have used my k550s which I dont think are amazing at isolation and they were fine, maybe had the volume up a little higher than normal but I've come to expect that on flights.

post #4 of 40
If u find the 550 fine on flights, then the k67 is probably fine too (maybe even better)
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post #6 of 40

I am really enjoying my K67 more and more.

 

I had the chance to spend quality time comparing the K67 and the K167 side by side the other day.......................I wasn't able to do that before I made the K67 purchase but the coiled cable and huge dimensions of the K167 turned me away since I was after a portable solution.

 

Well, disclaimer: I own the K67 and so it may be natural that I have more love for it than the demo pair of K167. I haven't done ANY burn in to my K67, just casually listening to it for a  bit more than a week, around 2 hours a day. I was told that the K167 was run-in briefly for around 50 hours.

 

I dun have time for  a very detailed comparison now, but in summary:

 

1. K67 and K167 share the same sound signature - this isn't the least bit unexpected of course, but the point is, they just sound sooooooooo similar.

2. Both are comfy on the noggins. But I'm not one to whine about the K518's comfort level so go figure. Can't deny the circumaural K167 must be better in comfort in the long run.

3. Did I say the two sound really similar?? I mean it.

4. Of course I'd be condemned if I go on and say they sound the same. NO, the K167 betters the K67 in certain areas as follows:

  

(a) Spaciousness: This is THE single most notable difference. The K167 sound considerably more open than the rather compact sounding K67 to the point that the K167 doesn't really sound like a DJ headphone. Though it is not really unexpected with the much larger enclosures in the K167. BUT, a big but, it is kinda hard to explain but despite the more open sound of the K167, the imaging is more or less on the same level. 

 

 (b) Sub-bass: I've said somewhere that the K67 packs a serious sub-bass oomph, but not too much to bleed into other frequencies. Well, the punch in the K167 is even harder, a tiny bit tighter (sometimes to the point of overwhelming), but that's all. The difference is noticeable if you do a side by side AB test like I did, but it is nothing to write home about really.  Bass extension is more or less the same - both REALLY impressive.

 

(c) High extension: well, the difference is really subtle, I only noticed it in the tiny twinkle of bells at some point, but yes if you examine that closely the K167 extends a tiny bit further. Both do quite spectacularly for closed cans in this area.

 

(d) Detail level: The K167 sounds a tiny bit more transparent in the mids, and is perceived to reveal a bit more detail than the K67. But on the other hand the K167 vocals are ever so slightly more recessed than the K67. The K67 vocals are a tiny tiny bit more prominent, and a tiny bit more lush sounding. Bass details are about the same, while the K167 is a bit more revealing in the highs. I like the K167 highs but the K67 follows closely behind.

 

I think that sums it up. So is the K167 worth the extra outlay, considering the K67 a real killer of a budget portable cans? Well I'd say while the K67 is a killer value, to the point of insanity, the K167 is worth every penny, not very good CP ratio, but worth it. Especially for those who can't stand on-ears, the K167 is one hell of a comfy pair of cans, and don't be fooled by its label as a DJ cans - it can do much more than the stereotyped DJ cans. So can the K67.

 

May I repeat the disclaimer that I own the K67 so I might be a bit biased without knowing it. I have tried to be as objective as possible - partly because I CAN upgrade to the K167 if I do wish. After the comparison exercise however, I've decided to stick to my K67, partly because of the sonic similarities vs price difference, and partly because of the suitability for a daily portable solution.

post #7 of 40

thinking to pick up a k67 to replace my k518le. Are these good reasonable upgrade? Does the k67 worth $75? I got my k518le for around 40 if i remember correctly. These guys are awesome, but the thin cable is wearing out, and i only did foam removal mod on it and nothing else. would love to see more reviews before i pull the trigger, I'm now debating this, and the cal. Really looking for some comfy, awesome sub 100 on2go closed cans.


Edited by jdaclutch - 1/8/13 at 10:19pm
post #8 of 40
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Originally Posted by jdaclutch View Post

thinking to pick up a k67 to replace my k518le. Are these good reasonable upgrade? Does the k67 worth $75? I got my k518le for around 40 if i remember correctly. These guys are awesome, but the thin cable is wearing out, and i only did foam removal mod on it and nothing else. would love to see more reviews before i pull the trigger, I'm now debating this, and the cal. Really looking for some comfy, awesome sub 100 on2go closed can

 

If you can find them for $75 I'd say it's a steal. It's a complete upgrade from the K518LE, which I still have with me. With thicker pads and a more reasonable curved headband it's way more comfortable than the K518. The only drawback is it doesn't come with a pouch..........which I easily solved by using the pouch that come with my K518 beyersmile.png

post #9 of 40

just comfort upgrade or sound upgrade also?

post #10 of 40
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If you can find them for $75 I'd say it's a steal. It's a complete upgrade from the K518LE, which I still have with me. With thicker pads and a more reasonable curved headband it's way more comfortable than the K518. The only drawback is it doesn't come with a pouch..........which I easily solved by using the pouch that come with my K518 beyersmile.png

 



I still have my k518, cable is wearing thin near the jack area, i put black electric tape over it, now it doesnt look bad and still fully functional. I like almost everything about the k518 except these guys are a little bit too bassy for me(in a good way, not that I mind, but I would prefer less bass) and it is not comfy. Remember when the k518le came out? then a sudden huge drop in price? i'm afraid that if i buy the k67 now, the akg history would repeats itself, I feel like the k67 haven't hit the bottom price floor yet.


Edited by jdaclutch - 1/9/13 at 9:08am
post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

just comfort upgrade or sound upgrade also?


I would also like to know, I know thinking the k167, but i think the k67 is a heck more portable than k167.

post #12 of 40
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I would also like to know, I know thinking the k167, but i think the k67 is a heck more portable than k167.

 

K67 = upgrade in all areas from the K518, most importantly SQ - more sub-bass instead of prominent mid-bass, and less dark sounding. And yes the K67 is way more portable than the K167

post #13 of 40
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K67 = upgrade in all areas from the K518, most importantly SQ - more sub-bass instead of prominent mid-bass, and less dark sounding. And yes the K67 is way more portable than the K167

 

Nice!!!! Now I just need to know how's the build quality of these bad boys, and how's the cable is like(thin/thicker, long/shorter than the k518)

post #14 of 40

got mine for two hours now. i like the build quality so far. kabel is better and thicker the k518 and thank god it is one sided. they are much more comfortable due to softer pads. so far i am quite impressed by the sound. did no AB-testing yet, but it seems to sound more open, less boxy but i do not belief, that it goes lower than the k518. 

post #15 of 40
i definitivly can confirm, that extension does not go any lower than on the previous model. maybe i should go up to k167 but i am afraid of their pronounced highs.
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