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post #121 of 257

No such thing as fake vintage AKG K series. You get clones using the same structural housing but not with the AKG logo.

post #122 of 257
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I'd like to pick up a pair but I worry about getting fake / counterfeit replicas when dealing with vintage headphones.

 

How can I spot a fake? Conversely, how can I tell they are genuine? 

You can look on the website Wikiphonia on their AKG thread and see all the various examples of the vintage K240's. Also the Vintage HP thread and the AKG/Grado'd right here on Head-Fi are incredibly helpful. I think about 5-6 years ago there was a fever for these HP's on Head-Fi and it drove the price up ($380-510),  the price has dropped now and there are several out there on EBay. You will never hear another HP that sound like these, musical and fun is the best description I can give, and if you can score one  for $100 or even a little more it's a great buy you won't regret.  If you need help or have a question feel free to post or PM.smile_phones.gif

post #123 of 257

$50 might be more reasonable.

post #124 of 257

Grado SR-80s. (Not the i model, the model that came before without the mushroom cap and comfy pads) They were my second decent pair of headphones, and through they're not as detailed as either the SR-325i goldies or Senn HD-650s, they are my go-to overnight/travelling cans. They fit easily in luggage, don't add much weight at all (they're really light, being mostly plastic and foam) and I don't have to worry about lugging around an amp, just my ipod. They also make nice earmuffs when out walking on cool days, but I'm crazy like that.
 

post #125 of 257

JVC DX1000, for sure.

 

AT ESW9 is also a sweetie.
 

post #126 of 257

Have to go with the Pro 900s

post #127 of 257

good ol' px-100ii 

post #128 of 257
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good ol' px-100ii 
If I may ask, what is it that you like about them? Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
post #129 of 257
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If I may ask, what is it that you like about them? Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

Yea! Well considering the price I got them at ($35) they're amazing. They're quite balanced to my ears though some say they're subdued in the treble. Think a small hd650. They're never sibilant and they provide a decent sense of air being open. Being open is also a downside as they don't isolate very well, but they're good around the town headphones
post #130 of 257
I had the original version of the PX100. I recently sold them. I also have the original PX200 too.

I Don't Feel that they were exceptionally neutral. I liked the sound. I felt the high notes rolled off a bit and the bass was very good, not shy at all. Mids didn't seem forward to me, not like the V-Moda M-80.
post #131 of 257
Different strokes for different folks I guess. One member, katun, even paralleled the px100ii with the hd600 & hd650. I wouldn't go that far but tonally I hear a lot of similarities. Try the mark 2 version
post #132 of 257
Will do, Thanks
post #133 of 257
Yeah they are a perfect "out and about" headphone for casual listening; they are small, durable, and light, they don't cut you off from the outside world like IEMs, but the bass is enough to overcome most city noise, and the soundstage is awesome for something so small.

Listening to mine on break at work at this very moment :-)
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Yea! Well considering the price I got them at ($35) they're amazing. They're quite balanced to my ears though some say they're subdued in the treble. Think a small hd650. They're never sibilant and they provide a decent sense of air being open. Being open is also a downside as they don't isolate very well, but they're good around the town headphones
post #134 of 257
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good ol' px-100ii 

I totally get this. These are the HP's I use outside in the yard and also to work out. I own two sets.  They are light and sound decent and cheap.

post #135 of 257
This should be made into a poll using the most common answers, like PX100-II :-P
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