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post #376 of 1353
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Razordog has a $50 discount on headphones over 249 (RAZORDOG50) bringing these down to a reasonable $200 with these being so new I don't imagine any deal will be better than that.

 

great seller.  Bought from them many times.

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post #377 of 1353
I bought both my KEF's from them and thought they were very good as well.
post #378 of 1353
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Wow really? I get so much bass and warmth compared to the K550. I apologize if my enthusiasm has mislead you.

 

no no no.....I like these 545's. I think I am hearing bright because I used bright recordings? A Dionne Warwick comp sounded just fine. And I had adjusted myself to the NAD HP50 and the Focal Spirit Pro, and prior to that was using the T51p.

 

Y'know what? I find the 545 sounds like a closed Grado SR80, but in a good way....with stronger bottom end. I'll get some more time in tonight.

 

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Razordog has a $50 discount on headphones over 249 (RAZORDOG50) bringing these down to a reasonable $200 with these being so new I don't imagine any deal will be better than that.

 

RazonDog was great with the K545. They shipped like within an hour after my order was placed...and they arrived in two days.

post #379 of 1353
Whew, I feel better hearing your enjoying them. I hear a brighter signature for my music that is brighter in nature too but the mids and treble come across as more natural than the SRH940 and the K550 to a degree. I can't comment on Grados to much as I have only heard a few at various head-fi meets and have never been enamored with the house signature or design enough to buy a pair.

I have resisted all Black Friday sales today in regards to headphones. I almost bought the Sennheiser 360Pro at Future Shop as $70 is a very good price. But I thought about the comfort and enjoyment I have been getting from the K545 and put them back on the shelf and stuck to the few items I had gone in for. BTW if FS will still honor the price I saw a stage for the Denon D600 for $369 which is the lowest I have seen that headphone for.
post #380 of 1353
Out walking the dog listening to Rhythm of the Heat from the New Blood album and this headphone just SLAYS this song, with just the right amount of bass, perfect mids for the vocals, and delicate detailed treble, along with wonderful imaging and soundstage. The singers whispering is just right, instruments coming from all over the place, a masterpiece song played from a masterpiece headphone! Wait Pink Floyd the Show Must Go On just started... HEAR I go again wink.gif

Just had "Vespro Della Beata Vergine: Magnificat II a 6" startup, this is a choral piece with singers spread throughout a concert hall and you could pin point them throughout the hall, all with vocal perfection...
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post #381 of 1353
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Whew, I feel better hearing your enjoying them. I hear a brighter signature for my music that is brighter in nature too but the mids and treble come across as more natural than the SRH940 and the K550 to a degree. I can't comment on Grados to much as I have only heard a few at various head-fi meets and have never been enamored with the house signature or design enough to buy a pair.

 

I just tried them on the iFi iCAN and they are almost ideally balanced..... now brightness = clarity and openness. Fit is OK as long as you stay still and position the earcups as high up as possible.

post #382 of 1353
I actually wear these a bit tighter on my head than most headphones as I find they fit best that way too. I consciously listened for noise change today while in an elevator at work and did notice a bit of change if I turned my head severely or moved my jaw a fair amount but it was never severe, so I guess I am bit luckier than you in this regard.

It is amazing how these go from great to fantastic (my opinion) when they are paired with the right amp/DAC combo smily_headphones1.gif.
post #383 of 1353

I had a listen to those phones' about a month ago in a store where they just got them in. First initial impressions are that they were really comfy, but didn't isolate as much as I would've  liked. Furthermore, the sound was slightly tinny, and screechy, although funny enough many akg phones' were like that for me at the start but as my ears go used to them i started to really love the sound. So im thinking it must be the same with these ones.

Overall though, they didn't impress me that much to pull the trigger, so I'm just gonna finish off by saying that they are a fairly nice headphone, but you'd be better off going with something else at this point if youre looking for something portable.

post #384 of 1353
I have a feeling you didn't get the right seal if it sounded tinny as that is not how they come across to me at all, they are warmer than the K550 and very full sounding.

Needless to say I will agree to disagree on your assessment for portable use wink.gif.
post #385 of 1353

How well would these take to abuse? I'm thinking these match up pretty close to my preferences, but I'm not exactly gentle with my portables. I'd probably neglect to put them in a case before shoving them into my backpack. 

post #386 of 1353
They are pretty solid but they don't fold at all so might not survive a backpack. I carry mine in myy square clothish lunch bag on top my lunch.
post #387 of 1353

Tinny and screechy seem completely off from my impressions of these headphones. I don't get a hint of that even. They don't isolate quite as well as some that have more clamp, but if they had more clamp I wouldn't find them as comfortable as I do!

post #388 of 1353

AKG needs to smarten up. If you are going to have a light clamping pressure like the Sony 1R, you need soft pads like the 1R.

post #389 of 1353
Ugh, they don't fold? Damn.
post #390 of 1353
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They are pretty solid but they don't fold at all so might not survive a backpack. I carry mine in myy square clothish lunch bag on top my lunch.

 

Darn, I'm guessing these aren't for me. Thanks!

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