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AKG new headphone K545? - Page 24
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Congrats! They'll be better than the WS99's I bet, but probably on par with the M500's (and preferences will then come into play).
I think that he will also. So time to get the Trunks159 hype machine warmed up! :)
Mumford and Sons sounded very good tonight showing that the K545 can handle busier songs without any issues.
While I stand by my review I have to admit I like these more than my review indicates. I have taken the time to try two of the other new portable newcomers that are getting a lot of attention (B&O H6 and B&W P7) and feel the K545 offers a cleaner more audiophile type sound while being more affordable. The only headphone I have not heard that is new that is getting a lot of attention is the NAD VISO HP50 and honestly I have a hard time imagining it outperforming the K545, hopefully I will have a chance to hear a pair at some point to find out first hand. I guess my point is the K545 deserves the same amount of attention as these other headphones in my opinion, if not more. The good news is a few more people are getting these and hopefully they will share my enthusiasm for the K545. If not I will still enjoy seeing more discussion.
I think that they are probably a steal at $200. Having said that, I personally can't spend much on anything else at the moment (just bucked up for some M200's - should have got yours a while back lol!). Then again, if the 545's go on sale for even less, my resistance might become futile. Here's looking towards Black Friday!
250 is a good reachable price. That is one of the best things about the k545 I would like to hear them myself. I don't regret not getting though as this yamaha hph mt220 and the sony mdr 7520 are amazing hp's too. I would like to hear a comparison.
How does the k240 sextett compare with the k271s?
I had the 7520 at one point returning them in favour of the SRH940. At the time I was blown away by the 940's detail and soundstage. The 7520 on the other hand had tremendous bass presence and warm mids with a euphoric sound. The K545 straddles the two headphones having most of the good characteristics of both phones but never completely, offering a strong musical experience while retaining great detail and sound stage.
yeah that would definitely show a difference in tastes. I can't equate treble quantity to detail(not saying you are) but I would say that the 7520 has as much details. I hate the dry, rolled off, lifeless, shure. The 7520 is slightly south of neutral with great bass.
Would you say the bass is almost as strong as the 7520?
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You know you have found the right headphone when your suddenly no longer looking for a new headphone and buying new music or listening to your collection with renewed vigor :). In my case I have bought or repurchased 5 albums in the past 2 weeks LOL.
Latest album, Fleetwood Mac - Rumours... from HD Tracks in 96/24 FLAC format
I am in the exact same position that you were in and I am hoping these AKG's will let me ignore Head-fi for a little while and get back to some serious music listening. Did you buy yours in Canada?
I will see if I can do a quick A/B test at a local store.
I suggest using RazorDog Audio as they sell to Canadians and you will get a $25 discount (shipping won't be free though). If you want to stay strictly in Canada I would check with Headphone Bar to see if they have the K545 available yet.
Edited by dweaver - 11/26/13 at 9:47am