Originally Posted by shotgunshane
I don't hear similarities with the 1+2 and k3k. In fact, I'd say it's like a polar opposite to those more aggressive sounding phones.
I do find the kc06 pretty impressively spacious sounding but I'd describe the kc06 mids as butter. They are just so super smooth, but it doesn't gloss over details. Barry White wishes he were so smooth.
I find this smoothness it's primary asset and it's primary fault as well. Vocals and acoustic music sound extremely enjoyable but distortion guitar lacks bite and crunch, so hard rock and metal sound a bit too polite. Still, it's a great phone for a more relaxing, easy going experience and I definitely recommend it.
I should probably explain more lol.
I mean in terms of that spacious, effortless holographic sound of the 1plus2, but with the overall effortlessness of the K3003's presentation. I'd take vocals on the KC06 over both of those any day of the week/month/year/millenium.
There's been a favorite song of mine that only the 1plus2 has been able to do justice to for a long time. Once I heard the KC06, I knew it was the one:
Originally Posted by eke2k6
Morning Song - The Lumineers
This song should be on a disc sent with every demo pair of the 1Plus2. Personally, I was slightly unimpressed by the 1P2 until this track came around on shuffle. The cymbal presentation here is simply unheard of. I think it just may be the best reproduction of cymbals I've ever heard. The mids and bass are ok, but it's the treble that steals the show here. I've heard of gear synergy, but this song on the 1P2 is pure symbiosis. The ASG-2's sound signature just couldn't keep up here. This is the only song where I could say that I certainly preferred the 1P2 to the ASG-2.
Go ahead and fire that up with the KC06, listening to the vocals and the beautiful decay of the cymbals. The KC06 has just enough bite in the treble to make the song come off perfectly. What's even more killer is that I find the midrange on the KC06 to be superior to the 1p2 (from memory, of course). It's tonally perfect. Perfect.
I'm waiting for new toy syndrome to lapse, but I think this is easily the best bargain in IEM land.
Aw crap. I realize I'm sounding a lot like mochill.