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post #556 of 1722
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Originally Posted by wayward91 View Post
 

so here is my question ... im looking for a headphone to use portably with a fiio e18 and android device . i was originally going to go for the beyer dt250 250 ohm , but the amp may not be up for driving them ?? . then i leant towards the k550 but was put of by the size.

so are these the way to go ? or should i get the dt250 80ohm . 

i do like the akg sound , i have the k702, k271mk2 and like them. i do sometimes find the k702 slightly lacking in bass but apparently these are better in that sense.   but the thing is they cost around £100 more than the beyers in the uk  , are they worth the difference (1.85 * the price) almost double. 


Just give me a few weeks to post my impressions on the E18 + the AKG 545... I hope to get them before Xmas :D

post #557 of 1722
@dweaver

What headphone did you experience this with + were you using an amp?
post #558 of 1722
The K545 and that was straight from my LG G2 phone.
post #559 of 1722

just pulled the trigger on these. I'll get to see for myself and on my gear here at home how they compare to the 7520 and Yamaha mt220

post #560 of 1722
I just love these headphones. I placed them between books (earpieces folded flat) for a week to flatten and loosen up the pads, in order to get a more secure seal. Seems to work. Sound stays consistent and is consistently good!
post #561 of 1722
I look forward to your take. I know not everyone will hear them like I do but for they are something very special.

I am going to get a chance to listen to the NAD's pretty soon. It turns out another Calgary head-fi member got a pair so I will be able to post some impressions.
post #562 of 1722

Post impressions!  If you don't the headphone Gods shall punish you!

post #563 of 1722
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I look forward to your take. I know not everyone will hear them like I do but for they are something very special.

I am going to get a chance to listen to the NAD's pretty soon. It turns out another Calgary head-fi member got a pair so I will be able to post some impressions.

What does the K545 do that a open headphone can't? Oh, and don't give me bass extension.

Unfair comparison? Perhaps, but I've got tons of closed cans that sound pretty bad when I compare them to my open cans.  Plus closed cans-for me at least- are generally uncomfortable (unless they have valour pads).  Makes me not even want to use them.  All I use are my 1r now.  Very low clamp and I switched out for valour pads.

post #564 of 1722
It all depends on your needs. For me I need something that does isolate inwardly and outwardly. I also prefer low clamping which the K545 is good for. Then it all comes down to signature.

The K545 offers a signature that is clearly AKG oriented. When I compare them to my Q701 they are not quite as detailed or expansive but they definitely sound similar with just that bit more bass and a bit more intimacy which works well out and about and for some genres as well. BTW when I say less detailed I am talking only fractions of a difference.

I also owned the MDR1 and just like the AKG signature more. In regards to comfort because my ears fit them, I also prefer them for comfort.

The thing is, I do more listening out and about than I do at home so closed works best for me.
Edited by dweaver - 12/16/13 at 6:10pm
post #565 of 1722

As a heads up to everyone, and this is advice is by my own volition, if you plan on ordering the K545s, I would only recommend Razor Dog. He's got a $50 rebate instantly, so they're $200, whereas amazon doesn't have its act together on this pair yet, and AKG is still $250. Also, he's super personable and has really solid shipping times.  

 

Just my $.02 on a good deal and good place to get these cans online.

post #566 of 1722
Agree 100%...
post #567 of 1722
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

It all depends on your needs. For me I need something that does isolate inwardly and outwardly. I also prefer low clamping which the K545 is good for. Then it all comes down to signature.

The K545 offers a signature that is clearly AKG oriented. When I compare them to my Q701 they are not quite as detailed or expansive but they definitely sound similar with just that bit more bass and a bit more intimacy which works well out and about and for some genres as well. BTW when I say less detailed I am talking only fractions of a difference.

I also owned the MDR1 and just like the AKG signature more. In regards to comfort because my ears fit them, I also prefer them for comfort.

The thing is, I do more listening out and about than I do at home so closed works best for me.

I do most of my listening at home.  70% I think.

post #568 of 1722
If I did that much listening at home, so long as it was quiet I would use an open headphone, quite likely my Q701.
post #569 of 1722
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Originally Posted by jmatushin View Post
 

As a heads up to everyone, and this is advice is by my own volition, if you plan on ordering the K545s, I would only recommend Razor Dog. He's got a $50 rebate instantly, so they're $200, whereas amazon doesn't have its act together on this pair yet, and AKG is still $250. Also, he's super personable and has really solid shipping times.  

 

Just my $.02 on a good deal and good place to get these cans online.

that is exactly what I did. 199 cannot be beat. 

 

I already know that I will love these headphones. I went back to the store to compare them to the psb, p7, and momentums, I still preferred the k545 from that visit but couldn't spend much time with them there. 

 

here is a review I found comparing them to the NAD Visio.

http://stereos.about.com/od/Headphone-Reviews/fl/AKG-K545-Over-Ear-Headphone-Review.htm

 

If this review is true I think I would prefer the NAD's because of the bass.  It doesn't look like they will sell anytime soon because of the holidays so since I am in no rush I wanna do compare em. 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 12/16/13 at 6:46pm
post #570 of 1722

Most treble... super interested!

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