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  1. machoboy

    PSA: Counterfeit AKG K 240s?

    Just a warning! I've owned 3 pairs of K 240s so far and while I didn't want to jump to conclusions initially, I've realized there are some counterfeits out there. The first pair I bought was during the transition from Austria to China. The second pair I purchased (and reviewed) were quite...
  2. machoboy

    AKG K240 Studio Review

    Agreed -- I was indirectly responding to zunehdrocks. The K 240s are definitely better for the type of classic/80s metal I listen to.   They're also fun for practicing guitar if you have an axefx or amplitube etc. But I've become a mid frequency junkie and I'm the same way with guitar amps...
  3. machoboy

    AKG K240 Studio Review

    It may depend. They sound very alive and natural to me with '70s/'80s electric guitar tones. Thinking Savatage, Malmsteen, even ZZ top type stuff. Not nearly as good as the K 702s, but great for the price.   For a more modern ultra saturated Peavey 5150 metalcore/screamo/br00tal chugguh...
  4. machoboy

    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    1. AKG K 702 2. Shure SRH840 3. Fostex TX-1 4. AKG K 240 5. Beyerdynamic DT 770 6. Beyerdynamic DT 880 7. Sony MDR-V6 8. M-Audio Q-40 9. Beyerdynamic DT 990 10. KRK KNS8400 11. Koss PRO DJ100 12. NVX XPT100 13. Koss Sportapro 14. Koss KSC75 15. Ultrasone HFI-580 16. Sony...
  5. machoboy

    AKG K702 (The Classic) vs. K612 Pro (The Upstart) – Review and Comparison

    Been away from HF for a while... Just ordered some of the 612s. I'm crazy about the 702s.
  6. machoboy

    AKG K240 MKII Classical Music???

    These have a lower mid ranger/upper bass emphasis with mild treble and not much of any clear sub-bass extension.     I liked them for viola, cello, vocalists, etc. but they sounded easily overwhelmed/crowded by large orchestral pieces. I don't know what your budget is but the higher end K...
  7. machoboy

    beats studio now mono

        I was in the same situation. The left ear is easy but blunt force, water, etc., nothing worked on the right ear. Ultimately I just disassembled them and destroyed the individual components.
  8. machoboy

    Headphone Burn-in doesn't exist

    Burn in definitely exists. The big myth is that it always sounds better. Some headphones actually sound worse with excessive use. Some sound better. Some don't change at all.   There's a lot of silly mysticism surrounding what is effectively just the same material wear we see in anything...
  9. machoboy

    The Deals Thread (CLOSED! See the last post for the link to the new thread)

    I've always loved the look of them. Truly hi-fi/pro-audio look, not a shiny kids toy or Apple store doo-dad. So tempting to order a pair.
  10. machoboy

    Rap Sucks

      Yes but they're both equally horrific and the division seems to be completely arbitrary based on whatever that particular listener likes (hip hop) or dislikes (rap).
  11. machoboy

    Good, neutral headphones?

    First a disclaimer: The V6 and its variants are variants, and they've been manufactured for a long time in multiple countries with known quality control issues. It could be that different people hear different things from them because they're very nearly listening to different headphones. I'm...
  12. machoboy

    Good, neutral headphones?

    This is why you should not recommend headphones without hearing them..   I like the V6s because they're a good value and have been around forever, but they are the least neutral headphones I currently own and less neutral than everything in my sig other than the Ultrasones, Grados, and...
  13. machoboy

    Dt 880s (250ohm)

    Quote:   Not an upgrade nor a downgrade. Two different approaches. Both could be described as "bright with balanced mics and well extended bass" but that's all they really have in common.   The Shures are tracking/monitor headphones that tend to bring out grain and have very clean...
  14. machoboy

    The Deals Thread (CLOSED! See the last post for the link to the new thread)

    Nobody can answer you because the question is so general.
  15. machoboy

    Little brother absolutely wants beats for Christmas. Refuses Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, PSB, Focal and V-Moda

    It's amazing how you can take something butt ugly and just talk about it until people are paying $300 to strap it to their face   Remember that Ren and Stimpy skit where they'd advertise "log" and show all the awesome ways buying a log would change your life?
  16. machoboy

    K550 with more bass

    The new Tiesto models might sound great but it's a bit soon to highly recommend them without even hearing them.   Practically every new release has a "omg these are the ultimate" thread or two about them. Then the first wave of "wow why did you recommend these to me? these suck" threads...
  17. machoboy

    KRK KNS-8400 Review (Impressive $150 headphone)

    I think these have the perfect amount of bass. I don't know why people call them bass-anemic.   They're very bright for sure and that leads the listener to focus on the brightness but the bass is very present as well.
  18. machoboy

    Rap Sucks

    And is there anything quite as tragic as a really deep trance track you're slipping into and daydreaming to... Where out of nowhere a rapper pops into the mix and starts busting rhymes about how he "want u so bad gurl"? Makes you wanna upload your mp3 onto a usb drive just so you can have a way...
  19. machoboy

    Rap Sucks

    Hip hop has no redeeming musical qualities to me.   The general aesthetic reminds me of "punk", another genre in which people make next to zero effort to actually compose anything inspiring or original yet become angry and belligerent when you call them out on it. They want the best of both...
  20. machoboy

    The Deals Thread (CLOSED! See the last post for the link to the new thread) has ruined black Friday by having better prices than Black Friday 24/7
  21. machoboy

    Best headphones ever

    btw if anyone missed it one of the engineers of the K 1000 has an account here and posted about its creation:   It goes for many pages
  22. machoboy

    Best headphones ever

    K 1000, although they're kind of cheating by barely being "headphones"