AKG K242 VS AKG K272, HELP ME CHOOSE
Dec 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

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[size=6pt] [size=11pt]hello, new member here and new I'm everything respecting audio.[size=11pt] [/size][/size]
[size=6pt] [size=11pt]first post, btw.[/size][/size]
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[size=6pt] [size=11pt]looking to upgrade my Audio Technica ATH-A900, I'm between the AKG K 242 vs the AKG K 272.  I was going to buy the K 242 because of the semi-open design [size=11pt]but  willing to spend 85$ more on the K 272. believe [/size][size=11pt] because of the price that the 272 is better deal than the 242.[/size][/size]
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[size=6pt] [size=11pt]any [size=11pt]advice?[/size][size=11pt] [/size][/size]
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[size=6pt] [size=11pt]will be using it with a Matrix "mini-[size=11pt]i" Balanced DAC[/size][size=11pt] [/size][/size]
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[size=6pt] [size=11pt]thanks![size=11pt] [/size][/size]
 
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Dec 29, 2012 at 9:57 PM Post #3 of 9

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For me K271S was a HUGE upgrade from A900 mostly because of the sucked out mids on A900. Never learned to like K702 and sold them off but still enjoying K271.
 
 
Dec 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM Post #6 of 9

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Neither is an upgrade to the A900. From AKG, you should get at least the Q701/K550 to be a substantial improvement IMO.

 
The Q701 would be a good choice, but it is more of what I like to call a slantgrade. A half way point between and upgrade and a side grade. 
 
The Q701s would be good, but before you do that, I would actually say to maybe get better audio equipment like a dedicated dac and amp (that is assuming you don't already have one of course). 
 
As for headphones go, a true upgrade would be something like getting into a pair of HE-400s or 500s. Maybe even some sennheiser 650s. 
 
Apr 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM Post #9 of 9

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If the K272 sounds oike the K271, then I will recommend the K242HD anytime. They have much better bass and clarity.
 

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