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AKG 172HD

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Pros: Nice soundstage, Clean Sound, Pleasant,

Cons: Bass Lacking, Tight hold on your head

This was my first step into Hi-Fi audio so this reveiw should be taken with a little salt. First off if you are a bass head run from these headphones! If you like RnB, Jazz or anything with a similar sound profile you will be very happy with these. There not neutral ( there seems to be a nice bump in the mids and treble can be a bit intense, bass i will mention later), they like a good source so phones and Ipod's (imo) are out. I definitely made the mistake of using my old phone to power these on my way to work.    The grip is tight, VERY tight. They feel a little crushing sometimes for prolonged listening unless you stretch them over something (I used my Mackie MR5 mk2...
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Sony MDR7509 for portable

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Pros: Comfortable, Light, Good Isolation, Traveler sturdy, Excellent Sound

Cons: Clearly designed in the 70`s (not that bad actually)

I got them today but I was able to give them a 4 hour listening sesh immediately. I A, B, C, veiwed them againstthe Shure srh440, Pioneer HDJ1500 and Apex HP96. The first thing I noticed was the lightweight but nice grip similar to the SRH440 in feel but not as tight as the Pio`s. The clarity is on par with the SRH`s and clearly ahead of both the Pioneer and Apex offerings. Also the bass that I missed in the Shure`s was present and clear immediately in the sony`s but it didn`t have the depth or slight mud of the pioneer`s and apex headphones (the Pioneer`s sound almost identical to the Apex`s even though the Apex set is half the price). Those where the main reasons I choose the...
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