AKG K500

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AKG K500
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,674,pid,674,nodeid,2,_language,EN.html

k501 vs k500 :
http://www.headfonia.com/akg-k500-k501/

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Pros: precise, very neutral sound
Cons: again, very natural sound
got my pair about 2 weeks ago. Gave them a small overhaul (cleaned them), and been listening to these since. They are VERY precise, which might not be everyones taste. This might also be their only flaw, because not many people will like them for that. Build quality is very nice, standard for top of the range AKGs. They had maintenance in mind when designing and building them.
 
dragan85
dragan85
Did a wrong thing and sold them. Not that anything was wrong with them, just the fact that I kind of stepped away from serious listening for some time.

Havent had a chance to compare them directly to K70x, but from what most people say - K500 should be more enjoyable to listen, more relaxed.

While I had my pair, I mostly listened to instrumental and prog rock, classical also. I found them more than good enoug for my taste. And extremely comfortable. Even so much that I would forget I had full size headphones on my head and almost doze of on the the side of my pillow... :)
dharma
dharma
EvilKillaruna
EvilKillaruna
Note that Headfonia tested K500 made from various parts and with drivers from LP version, which were the least bass. And with replacement earpads from K501. The real gem is K500 EP version with wide bassports and removable internal cables: http://s6.postimg.org/tegpwbq2p/K500_drv_new_and_old.jpg.
 
They can outshine literally EVERY other version including K501. K500 EP are more bassy, more midrange intimate and a little warmer on highs, yet still with the same clarity, detail, speed, and soundstage openess. IMHO this is probably the most amazing and at the same time the most overlooked AKG headphone in their history, mostly due to lack of bass in LP version.

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