- Jan 3, 2014
I have not taken apart my 2 akg 340's to see if they are bass light or heavy, but both do sound somewhat different so I might have one of each. I have never been a big headphone enthusiast, then I got my first pair of akg 340's off of the goodwill site out of all places ( wonder who donated those ), they have their faults but are the best sounding headphones I have heard personally ( as I said, not a big enthusiast for a long time or anything ), beats the hell out of the Beats series of headphones ( pardon the pun ). I have been listening to them mostly connected to the headphone jack of my Onkyo TX-NR3007 home theater receiver ( which I cannot find any specs on the headphone amplification part of it ), and it sounds really good, but it clips quite a bit while playing at higher volumes and the amp gets pretty hot ( hotter than driving my sound system ). I have heard that these headphones sound great with tube amplification and have seen Darkvoice and Little Dot mentioned in the past but nothing of any newer amps like the Schiit series. If any of you out there have a variety of different amps that you've tried akg 340's with amp have recommendations for a good pairing I an interested in hearing your advice.