I've got some distressing news. For the first time, a few hours ago, I connected my K1000 to a $15 (yes, fifteen dollar) Portable T-Amp. I powered this little amp with a Radio Shack 13.8 volt 3 amp. power supply that cost about $38. The signal (i.e., music) that I fed this amp. was from the pass-through loop of the SinglePower SDS amp. Well, the result is amazing. The sound produced by the K1000, when driven by this little inexpensive amp., is amazing. The difference is very slight, as compared to the sound produced when the K1000 is connected to the AQ-1005DT. I need to do more testing, however, and I'll get a good chance to do so tomorrow morning. Guru (i.e., gsferrari) will visit me, and will do some critical listening to my various systems. I'll leave this hookup to the $15 amp. as is, for Guru to test when he get here. I'm sure that he'll produce some interesting comments for our Head-Fi group. As for questions of comfort when wearing a K1000, I can wear it for several hours without undue discomfort. But, I don't think that it's practical to lie down with it. IMO, it fits too loosely for that.
Originally Posted by Soundbuff
I'm really intrigued by the K1000. I am hesitant to order one because it does look like it might be uncomfortable for long sessions. I've read it's heavier than most phones. To those who have one, is it a headphone you can wear for hours, and does it press hard on your temples? Can you lay down on a pillow with it or is that just impossible?
I wonder if you can get the same great results using it with a regular headphone amp like the MG HEAD OTL 32 or Grace 901 (both of which I have read can handle the AKG K1000) - or do you really need something truly huge to get the best results from the K1000s?