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post #16 of 28
I listen to a lot of Rock and have a smidge of Symphonic metal and these work well with those genres. Assuming OST is sound track music I enjoy mine with the few sound tracks I own. They sound awesome with all of the Hans Zimmer sound tracks I have tried.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I listen to a lot of Rock and have a smidge of Symphonic metal and these work well with those genres. Assuming OST is sound track music I enjoy mine with the few sound tracks I own. They sound awesome with all of the Hans Zimmer sound tracks I have tried.

Yes,OST is sound track muisic.

Thanks for sharing your experience!!!Now I think AKG 545 will be my next headphones collections.

post #18 of 28

dweaver, other reviewers have mentioned that the K545 has a couple negative points - a slight V-shaped signature (relative recession in the mids) and a lot of treble. What's your take on these two points? These headphones came up in a discussion about the Sony 1R and your review is intriguing, but from my impressions it sounds like the K545 is a little bit like... a closed, bassier DT880 with the treble and upper mid energy of the K701. I gravitated towards the 1R due to ease of listening, a relatively smooth signature, and comfort. I'm worried the K545 might have too much treble and sounds like it could be fatiguing after a while. Any thoughts?

post #19 of 28
I find the treble to be more subdued than my Q701, gentler would be the best choice of words. I almost thing they are more like a very gentle slope from bass to treble with the bass being the most prominent, with a small dip in the lower midrange and slight bump in the upper midrange. But I do not have any way to measure this so may be off, but that is how I hear these.

I do not have any issues with fatigue. But I also do not listen at a loud volume level.
post #20 of 28

Hi People,

 

I'm leaning towards buying this headphone due to its acoustic qualities, not the mobility. Considering that, I'd like to know if anyone knows of a vendor who would carry a compatible 10' cable in order to listen from home. It's either that or add an extension to the existing 4' cord, but I'd like to stay away from that if possible. Thanks,


Edited by longuito - 2/20/14 at 2:29pm
post #21 of 28

I have ears around 68mm. Can someone who owns the K545 do me a HUGE favour and measure the ear cup sizes, please? I'm trying to find a headphone for indoor and outdoor use that will fit my ears and isolate noise well.

 

Also, the cable is awfully short for home use, so does anyone have any recommendations for a different cable? Would anything do the job? I know I'd have to use an adaptor because apparently the K545 uses a 2.5mm input jack on the ear piece rather than the traditional 3.5mm.

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
 

I have ears around 68mm. Can someone who owns the K545 do me a HUGE favour and measure the ear cup sizes, please? I'm trying to find a headphone for indoor and outdoor use that will fit my ears and isolate noise well.

 

Also, the cable is awfully short for home use, so does anyone have any recommendations for a different cable? Would anything do the job? I know I'd have to use an adaptor because apparently the K545 uses a 2.5mm input jack on the ear piece rather than the traditional 3.5mm.

 

Dimensions, measured by D, d, and δ where D is the outer diameter, d is inner diameter, and δ is the depth:

  • D: 90-91 mm
  • d: 51 mm
  • δ: 18 mm

 

Please note that these pads have slight warping due to use (all pads will warp with use).  So the δ reading may be slightly low.

post #23 of 28

51mm is tiny. Damn. I thought the NAD VISO HP50's with a 65mm inner size at the largest point was small. My ears are obviously huge. This is really annoying.

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
 

51mm is tiny. Damn. I thought the NAD VISO HP50's with a 65mm inner size at the largest point was small. My ears are obviously huge. This is really annoying.

 

LOL.  They are a little larger than my ears too XD  the NAD has a different styling though as well, the rectangular shape is more ergonomic. 

post #25 of 28
SRH-1540 as an alternative??? I prefer oval or rectangular shaped cups too. But fortunately for me the K545 fit just about right.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post
 

 

LOL.  They are a little larger than my ears too XD  the NAD has a different styling though as well, the rectangular shape is more ergonomic. 

 

^_^

 

The rectangular or oval shapes look like they might fit my ears more comfortably.

post #27 of 28

I decided on the AKG K545 and after just a day's listening I am very satisfied. Physically comfortable, and fantastic sound paired with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I will try it amped later for comparison, but my goal has been to get a headphone that I can use directly with my phone for portable convenience.

Excellent review.  You'll notice the iPhone 5, 5s, iPod Touch 5 are appreciably cleaner, download EQu to bump it up to 3db with most tracks and regain the max volume with cleaner sound.

 

..................Yep!!

 

SM

post #28 of 28

more later


Edited by ShakinBacon - 4/3/14 at 10:08am
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