New AKG HEADPHONES!!!
Jan 22, 2008 at 10:29 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 92

Klarnet Basowy

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New studio serie:

K142HD, K172HD, K242HD, e K272HD

first preview on italian headphones site (Headphones.it: contatto intimo con la musica - Home):

Headphones.it: contatto intimo con la musica - Gennaio 2008: La nuova serie Studio di AKG

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and K 141 MK II, K 240 MK II, K 171 MK II, K 271 MK II, K 77, K 99 and IP 2

AKG Revamps Headphone Line


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Jan 22, 2008 at 11:23 PM Post #9 of 92

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Zorander /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Did I see a Sextett revision there?
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Yes and no. The K242 was a sextett sold in europe (maybe only france?) after the K241 became the K240-M.

I would be very surprised if AKG started using full passive drivers rather than filter patches at this juncture.
 
Jan 23, 2008 at 12:24 AM Post #10 of 92

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I'm sort-of digging the retro look, but I'd still prefer a contemporary design. While we're on the topic (sort of) what's up with the HD-600 looking like an expensive countertop?
 
Jan 23, 2008 at 12:32 AM Post #11 of 92

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ericj /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Yes and no. The K242 was a sextett sold in europe (maybe only france?) after the K241 became the K240-M.


I seriously doubt anybody at AKG even remembers the K242 badged sextett, and that this new model is just a coincidence, moving the last number on all their studio headphones to 2 instead of 0 or 1.

I do dig the look of the K242HD though, and it's nice to see the permanently attached cable. I would like to hear it but not so much that I will run out and buy one.

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LMAO @ the IP 2!!
 
Jan 23, 2008 at 12:34 AM Post #12 of 92

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Quote:

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IP 2


A most unfortunate model number. I guess no English speakers where involved in the naming process.



That took me a moment to catch
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Jan 23, 2008 at 12:47 AM Post #13 of 92

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really? so i imagine the older styles will come down in price.

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It's just a new color scheme, same drivers as the old models. but yeah, velor pads
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Jan 23, 2008 at 12:51 AM Post #14 of 92

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The new "xx1 MKII" models are merely new color schemes, as has already been noted here & in other similiar threads.

The new "xx2 HD" models seem to be the same models, only marketed toward home listeners, with velour pads (good) & non-removable cables (not so good).

Nothing remotely ground-breaking, unfortunately.
 
Jan 23, 2008 at 7:08 AM Post #15 of 92

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jpelg /img/forum/go_quote.gif
The new "xx1 MKII" models are merely new color schemes, as has already been noted here & in other similiar threads.

The new "xx2 HD" models seem to be the same models, only marketed toward home listeners, with velour pads (good) & non-removable cables (not so good).

Nothing remotely ground-breaking, unfortunately.



So same drivers also in the xx2 HD models? I hoped they use different tuned drivers to achieve a more "audiophile-like" sound (while the K Studio series was on the bassy side). Maybe the velour pads make a difference in the sound?
 

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