Roll Call for Team AKG
May 22, 2015 at 11:26 AM Post #1,396 of 1,537

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My Magni powers my Sextetts quite well and is inexpensive. My Lyr sounds even better, but that's a big jump in costs.
looking for something better than Magni, but thanks for the suggestion.
 
May 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM Post #1,397 of 1,537

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does that have a 6.3mm out, or would I have to recable the Sextett or get an adapter or something? Thanks btw for the help.

The older model would need an adaptor, the newer model has an out. It is not the be all end all in dynamics, but if you look around a second hand one can be had for around 150 bucks. The Emotiva drives them with authority, waking up the bass and sound stage. 
 
A used Lyr or Horizon are also great suggestions, but I actually prefer the Sextetts out of an SS amp(and I am a tube kinda guy).
 
May 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM Post #1,399 of 1,537

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The older model would need an adaptor, the newer model has an out. It is not the be all end all in dynamics, but if you look around a second hand one can be had for around 150 bucks. The Emotiva drives them with authority, waking up the bass and sound stage. 

A used Lyr or Horizon are also great suggestions, but I actually prefer the Sextetts out of an SS amp(and I am a tube kinda guy).
well thanks. I'm going to definitely be looking at them.
 
May 27, 2015 at 1:47 AM Post #1,401 of 1,537

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Wow! Nice collection. Can you make a small comparison between the flagship K812 and the old K501/K400 models? I never heard the K812.
 
May 28, 2015 at 1:14 AM Post #1,404 of 1,537

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  Wow !!!  Only thing missing from this absolutely historic Austrian collection, would be a K340 !
And in addition to echo'ing Lewzke's request....I also want to know how you feel about the material on the pads of the K400 ?

 
If we include the K340, we should probably include the K270 Playback. Guess which one i like better. 
 
And speaking of my 270 Playback - does anybody have a factory single-entry cable from an AKG they might part with? 
 
May 28, 2015 at 3:35 AM Post #1,405 of 1,537

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  If we include the K340, we should probably include the K270 Playback.

What's the difference between K270 Playback and K280 Parabolic? 
Is K270 closed back and K280 semi-open back?
 
May 28, 2015 at 6:03 AM Post #1,406 of 1,537

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  What's the difference between K270 Playback and K280 Parabolic?
Is K270 closed back and K280 semi-open back?

 
Yes. But I can't compare their sound, never had a k280.
Love my K270 Playback....
 
May 29, 2015 at 11:04 PM Post #1,408 of 1,537

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I confess. I'm an AKG loyalist. Once I got into this hobby, I had to find out what my dad's hi-fi headphone of choice was that he's had for 40 years. Turns out it was an Austrian K140 from the original Sextett line, and the interest has just grown from there.
 
Right now I own:
K701, Austria, Serial #27339 (early 2008 manufactured judging by the K701 serial # thread)
K240 Sextett LP
K550 (few months old, newest sound sig without the sharp peak of the old units)
K240DF (just sent to Tyll for measurement)
 
Previously owned:
K271 Mk II, China. Didn't like the cup resonance but I think I've changed my mind and may re-buy an Austrian pair if I can find one.
K240 Studio, China. Sold to a friend when I got the DF. Definitely not as refined as my Sextett.
 
Jun 2, 2015 at 3:46 PM Post #1,409 of 1,537

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Just paid 70-some euros for a mintier 270 playback. Might have a gimpy but functional playback for sale in a month or so.

.:Sent by pneumatic tubes
 
Jun 8, 2015 at 7:42 AM Post #1,410 of 1,537

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  Wow! Nice collection. Can you make a small comparison between the flagship K812 and the old K501/K400 models? I never heard the K812.

Sorry for a long answer, I was on holiday. Actually, to be honest I don't listen that much the K400/500/501 and I'm going to sell them. And there's a reason for that- they can't do anything better than the K812 and K1000.
For starters, of course, the K812 has much better bass. It's deeper and much punchier. And if I don't want that bass I just can use the K1000 which is similiar in this area to the K501 but better in almost everything else.
Second, the K812 just reveals significantly more details and you can hear it right away. Once you hear them side by side it's kind of difficult to return to the K501.
The K501 has a little bit more air than the K812 but they can't compete with the K1000 at all.
 
  Wow !!!  Only thing missing from this absolutely historic Austrian collection, would be a K340 !
And in addition to echo'ing Lewzke's request....I also want to know how you feel about the material on the pads of the K400 ?

Well, I actually don't collect any headphones It just happened accidentally.) Just saw some interesting phone and then bought it. And I'm kind of lazy selling the headphones I don't listen to. Concerning to your question, the pads of the K400/500 are made out of some synthetic material which is not as pleasant to your ears as velour of the K702 AE but it's more breathable,durable and doesn't collect any dust and dirt. I don't have any problem with them and I definitely prefer them over those sweaty pleather pads of the K812.
 

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