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post #31 of 35
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After using KRK KNS 8400 for quite a while now i can say that they are definitely not neutral headphone, they have this slightly aggressive mid range and over all are a little too bright to be called neutral. While the bass has nice extension it is lower in volume compared to mid / treble. Some songs do sound slightly odd because there is a spike in the mid range. On most of the songs you don't really notice it but some songs do sound aggressive with the KRK's. I still prefer my Akg K-240 mkII's but for the purpose i got the KRK KNS 8400 i think they will perform nicely.

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After using KRK KNS 8400 for quite a while now i can say that they are definitely not neutral headphone, they have this slightly aggressive mid range and over all are a little too bright to be called neutral. While the bass has nice extension it is lower in volume compared to mid / treble. Some songs do sound slightly odd because there is a spike in the mid range. On most of the songs you don't really notice it but some songs do sound aggressive with the KRK's. I still prefer my Akg K-240 mkII's but for the purpose i got the KRK KNS 8400 i think they will perform nicely.

I agree there's some kind of metallic coloring going on in the KRK headphones that makes them sound unnatural. The mids are very realistic in the K240 but they have a lot of lower mids/upper bass boost and their mid and sub-bass drops off very aggressively leading to a slightly hollow yet warm and grooving sound. They also have a mild but glossy and pleasing at times, peak around 10 kHz and really decent soundstage for their price. I have the Studio, and while I like it I much prefer the sonic accuracy of my M40x, but they aren't portable.

post #33 of 35
Have you tried the Soundmagic HP100? Fairly neutral with deep, tight bass and smooth mids and treble. Comfort and soundstage are both very nice.
post #34 of 35

I reckon they are over budget for what he initially stated

post #35 of 35
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The SoundMagic HP100 were interesting but was way over my price range. Unfortunately.

Many of the headphones i am interested you cant get here so you are limited to ordering from US most of the time and that add's import fees and tax. But i will most likely get another pair of headphones at some point. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of things to like about the KRK.

Wind in games is something almost scary with the KRK KNS 8400, it is so damn real that you "feel" the wind. Gave me chills when i first time heard it in a game. Also did mention the extension is very nice in both ends, not many headphones has bass that goes this low. They have very good detail also. Only thing that jumps out is the odd spike in the mid's. Making them sound slightly aggressive in my opinion.

I actually have to say the mid's were better right out of the box. But the treble has smoothed out even further.

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