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post #1141 of 1722

Just ordered my K545's from razordogaudio, nervous anticipation!! :) This will be my first pair of headphones costing more than $100, woo!

post #1142 of 1722
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Originally Posted by bpbutler95 View Post
 

Just ordered my K545's from razordogaudio, nervous anticipation!! :) This will be my first pair of headphones costing more than $100, woo!


hope you like em!!! :)

post #1143 of 1722
Mine should be here tomorrow wink.gif
post #1144 of 1722
I'm really liking these. But at higher volumes, the treble can be a bit much. I should have my HP50s in a few days to compare. These are almost perfect but I do listen to it loud, so I might prefer the NADs. I've heard the treble is a little more subdued and have a warmer signature. Hopefully not to warm though.
post #1145 of 1722

Did I mention... I have some alpha pads on hand to try on these?!? :popcorn:

post #1146 of 1722
I know someone was having issues with driver flex with their K545. I do want to chime in that I do have that issue as well with my K845. I should note, however, it isn't as severe as it doesn't happen when I put the headphones on, but if I were to push on them while I had them on, they'd click. It's driver flex, but it shouldn't damage the drivers as they tend to be designed to flex and unflex.

These have a nice warm sound to them that is very pleasing and lush. Treble quality is definitely up there as well. However, they do walk the line of sibilance on sibilant tracks.

I wish I still had the HP50 to compare. The sound is very similar. I feel treble quantity is very close between them. The K845 has a bit more impact and boom to the bass while being tighter overall. The mids on the K845 seem slightly sweeter in contrast.
post #1147 of 1722

Well, my black K545s arrived and let's just say...


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

They are defective... left earcup isn't working properly out of multiple sources. And to make matters worse, when plugged into my Asgard 2, it sounded like music was playing inside of a tin can. So disappointed.... just emailed razordog about a return.

 

:(


Edited by Change is Good - 2/8/14 at 11:11am
post #1148 of 1722
I also ordered mine from razordog, so I am officially worried that my pair is gonna be defective. It sounds like it's been a common issue (there were people complaining about this earlier in the thread), has anyone gotten a working pair from them??
post #1149 of 1722
Bummer man. Orange?
post #1150 of 1722
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Bummer man. Orange?

Black frown.gif
post #1151 of 1722
Wow that sucks, is it the same with both cables? Also, do you have a smartphone or iPhone to test. I ask because sometimes you have work to get the bands just right with some stars stereo jacks for some amps and dacs. In any case I hope you get everything sorted without much hassle.
post #1152 of 1722
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post

I'm really liking these. But at higher volumes, the treble can be a bit much. I should have my HP50s in a few days to compare. These are almost perfect but I do listen to it loud, so I might prefer the NADs. I've heard the treble is a little more subdued and have a warmer signature. Hopefully not to warm though.

 

You should try PSB M4U 1 than...

post #1153 of 1722
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Originally Posted by bpbutler95 View Post

I also ordered mine from razordog, so I am officially worried that my pair is gonna be defective. It sounds like it's been a common issue (there were people complaining about this earlier in the thread), has anyone gotten a working pair from them??

 

My first pair of K545 was broken, left speaker was dead.

post #1154 of 1722
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Wow that sucks, is it the same with both cables? Also, do you have a smartphone or iPhone to test. I ask because sometimes you have work to get the bands just right with some stars stereo jacks for some amps and dacs. In any case I hope you get everything sorted without much hassle.

As I mentioned, the left ear cup has significantly less sound and it happens on every source I plugged them into (Nexus 5, Walkman, Laptop jack, E12, and Asgard 2).

The right cup that works sounded normal from all sources except the Asgard 2... where it then sounded like a tin can. The left cup was defective every single time, with both cables.

Also, there is an annoying crinkling coming from inside both cups when adjusting the headphones on my head. Like something is cracked under the housing ..

Its a bummer, because judging from the cup that works these sound like what I'm looking for in a portable. Still, I emailed razordog and decided to return them and get a full refund. I would ask for an exchange... but I'm not risking having to pay for return shipping more than once (if the exchange is also defective).
Edited by Change is Good - 2/8/14 at 3:26pm
post #1155 of 1722

I noticed on my one button cable that the metal sleeve on the 3.5mm jack side came loose and now I can slide it back onto the cable (sometimes accidentally when unplugging). Any suggestions on how to fix this. I am worried I will ruin it with glue.

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