Roll Call for Team AKG
Jul 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM Post #1,441 of 1,537

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  Oh... that's kinda weird (didn't fully understand what you meant at first)

 
Adding more confusion and surprise to this saga, the K270-Studio badge appears to have been adhered with the original adhesive. 
 
I was able to slide an x-acto blade under the edge and then heated the badge with a heat gun until the adhesive was soft. It really looks like the adhesive was original. 
 
The screw that holds the cap onto a k270 or k280 is off-center, so i am truly baffled. 
 
The molded plastic around the headband wires on the left side has broken free on both sides. I've had good luck with epoxy on these in the past, but never one this bad. Gonna give it a shot. I think i will buy some new for-plastic epoxy though. 
 
OH, now i get it. the headband was broke or they broke it. They twisted the cup off of the screw in the headband end. OW OW OW OW OW!
 
Jul 4, 2015 at 2:52 AM Post #1,442 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?

 
I was digging through manuals because it turns out that one of the drivers in my old 270 playback has a blown voice coil. 
 
in a k270 the upper and lower drivers are different part numbers, and each is fitted with a different white rubber thing on the inside which the manual refers to as a bass resonator. 
 
in a k280 the upper and lower drivers are identical, and there is no bass tuning thingie in the parts list. 
 
I'm gonna have to call Frank and ask if k270 playback drivers are available. I don't have high hopes 
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Jul 4, 2015 at 4:46 AM Post #1,443 of 1,537

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in a k270 the upper and lower drivers are different part numbers, and each is fitted with a different white rubber thing on the inside which the manual refers to as a bass resonator. 
in a k280 the upper and lower drivers are identical, and there is no bass tuning thingie in the parts list. 

That helps explain why the K270 is generally held in higher esteem than the 280 which I didn't like so much.
 
Jul 10, 2015 at 4:43 AM Post #1,444 of 1,537

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The right side of my K812 went dead about six weeks back, I was especially troubled because I loved the clarity and soundstage (second to the HD800, I think of the K812 as a can of similar clarity with the HD800, with a smaller soundstage but better bass than the HD800). I sent it to the local distributor for RMA expecting to pay a fair bit of money for the repair/replacement since I believe it was off warranty. 
 
The excellent folks at AKG decided to have mine replaced with a new one and I was only charged about 50USD (local $ converted to USD) for the replacement. I know it is a new K812 as a rep from the local distributor opened a brand new sealed K812 in front of me when I went to the service center to pick it up. How's THAT for excellent after sales service!!!
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Jul 10, 2015 at 12:55 PM Post #1,445 of 1,537

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My sole experience with the akg warranty service was that it took about four months, I eventually got the wrong model as a replacement - even though they specifically asked me which model I would like - and they didn't agree to re-replace it. The replacement sounded notably worse than what I had sent them; no point replacing neutral cans with bloaty bass cans, really.
 
Dec 27, 2015 at 5:43 AM Post #1,447 of 1,537

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Recently purchased a K240 Sextett (I believe its MP version, still on the mail). Have been a fan and owner of K340 (modded) and proud owner of K7XX; I think I am back again with AKG.
 
Dec 27, 2015 at 5:54 AM Post #1,448 of 1,537

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I just bought the K550 today. They should be here from amazon in a couple days. I am currently an owner of the K612 Pro as well. It looks like I am now a double owner in the AKG club. 
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 I will put up a comparison between the two after burn in if anyone wants. I am super excited to get the K550.
 
Dec 28, 2015 at 10:30 PM Post #1,449 of 1,537

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Well, sad to say that I ended up cancelling my order on the K550. Many people here with smaller heads or glasses are experiencing issues with getting a good seal. I have a smaller head myself. I also wear glasses. For instance, on headphones with a number system on the headband of say 1 through 10, I am always in the first position. I just had visions of having to horse around with them, bending them, or having to mod them in various ways in order to get a correct fit. I just don't want to have to do that with a new pair of headphones. Now with that said, I ended up changing my order of the K550 to the Soundmagic HP150 instead. The HP150 and the K550 are said to sound very similar. I am excited to see how they are.
 

 
Jan 7, 2016 at 11:24 AM Post #1,452 of 1,537

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a (rare) photo of my collection, taken by @Edgar Kaksis at our last Vienna meet! from right to left, k60 - k240 ep - mp - lp - k240df - k340 - k260 - k250 - k280 - k290 - k550 - k271mkii - k702ae.
k267 and q701 are missing from the picture because someone was listening to them. some of the older ones are a bit beaten, but sonically all of them are still good as new.
 
and yes, i am a fanboy and proud of it 
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Mar 2, 2016 at 5:26 AM Post #1,453 of 1,537

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i'm in.
k4, k60, k160, k140, k240 lp sextett, k240 mp sextett, philips n6330 lp sextett, philips n6330 mp sextett and 2 modded k240 monitors.
just starting to refoam and recable them.
 
Mar 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM Post #1,454 of 1,537

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  i'm in.
k4, k60, k160, k140, k240 lp sextett, k240 mp sextett, philips n6330 lp sextett, philips n6330 mp sextett and 2 modded k240 monitors.
just starting to refoam and recable them.

 
oh, hello there! long time no see :wink:
welcome to the club!
 
Mar 2, 2016 at 11:25 AM Post #1,455 of 1,537

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i'm in.
k4, k60, k160, k140, k240 lp sextett, k240 mp sextett, philips n6330 lp sextett, philips n6330 mp sextett and 2 modded k240 monitors.
just starting to refoam and recable them.


Another K4 owner! My K4 hasn't been used in years because the headband broke.

I've amassed a few AKGs recently too. My collection:
K181DJ, K240 Sextett LP (x2), K240 Anniversary, K270 Studio, K270 Playback, K271, K4, Realistic Pro 50
 

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