Beginning to think all this high end stuff is a con.
Feb 6, 2011 at 5:11 AM Post #152 of 174

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Not to nice that they don't correct other posters. It's "pastime".
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Feb 6, 2011 at 5:35 AM Post #154 of 174

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is the OP even in this thread anymore?
 
Feb 6, 2011 at 11:48 AM Post #157 of 174

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I have very bad experience from last two weeks. I bought AKG K701, but found out that they are overhyped and very painful to wear. Sounded very thin, too much airy and electric guitars sound lifeless. They had damaged both drivers so I sent them back. They weren't for me, I take it OK.
 
But I got angry and bought K242HD because I wanted something better than my K530Ltd and they aren't many options for good semi-open headphones. Yes, they aren't the best sounding headphones, but I like them. There is written in box: "Sounds better." When I tried them, I said to myself: "Sounds better than what?" Certainly not better than my K530. They use the same drivers, but have very bad earpads which produce weird plastic sound. Maybe that's new chinese invention. Looks like new AKG products are overpriced china joke.
 
I'd like to hear some Denons now.
 
Feb 6, 2011 at 2:17 PM Post #158 of 174

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I have very bad experience from last two weeks. I bought AKG K701, but found out that they are overhyped and very painful to wear. Sounded very thin, too much airy and electric guitars sound lifeless. They had damaged both drivers so I sent them back. They weren't for me, I take it OK.
 
But I got angry and bought K242HD because I wanted something better than my K530Ltd and they aren't many options for good semi-open headphones. Yes, they aren't the best sounding headphones, but I like them. There is written in box: "Sounds better." When I tried them, I said to myself: "Sounds better than what?" Certainly not better than my K530. They use the same drivers, but have very bad earpads which produce weird plastic sound. Maybe that's new chinese invention. Looks like new AKG products are overpriced china joke.
 
I'd like to hear some Denons now.

 
HUH?
 
Anyways, AKGs are designed in Germany. I guess some are made in China. However, I don't think you can call Chinese headphones a "joke" when they clearly make one of the best headphones. The Hifiman HE 6.
 

 
 
Feb 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM Post #160 of 174

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I believe AKGs are designed in Austria, not Germany.
 
Feb 6, 2011 at 8:37 PM Post #163 of 174

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I believe AKGs are designed in Austria, not Germany.


The problem lies in neither Austria nor China. It lies with the location of Harmon Clown Corporations headquarters. 3 years after the introduction of their 'new' flagship headphone, the K70*, their sole response to the introduction of at least 5 'world beaters' from their competition has been the Quincy Jones model. Big woop, Clown Corp, big woop.
 
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I don't think most people who buy the K701/702 do any research before they buy them. They hear good things, but don't realize the sound that will come out will not be for "everyday listening." Nor do they realize they need a fantastic amp to power them.
 
Feb 6, 2011 at 9:37 PM Post #165 of 174

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I don't think most people who buy the K701/702 do any research before they buy them. They hear good things, but don't realize the sound that will come out will not be for "everyday listening." Nor do they realize they need a fantastic amp to power them.

 
For a long time, I would have agreed with you, but we still get people with more than 10 posts wanting to know where they can find a 'cheap amp' to power their new K70*, despite the plethora of warnings here. Its not restricted to audio - GM and Ford realised they could sell 'sheep in wolves clothing' years ago and sold Mustangs and Camaros with small six cylinder engines.  High school specials, but still a better investment than a big headphone with a small amp.
 

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