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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
Could you provide us with some info?

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review..._272_hd/251831
"With an exceedingly flat frequency response all the way from 16 to 26,000Hz, these headphones are versatile enough to suit any musical style."
objective graphs > crappy PC magazine review



Sub bass light is not flat / neutral / balanced although it often confused to be 'flat'.

I added the T1 as an indicator what 'flat' actually is scientifically. The gradient of the line compared to one another and how the lows, mids and highs relate to each other within the line matters more than the position of the lines to each other.
post #12 of 15
I certainly hope $1,300 headphones would outperform the AKG's...

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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
objective graphs > crappy PC magazine review
...and then you read the "what we think" from that site:

"The AKG K272 HD headphones sound amazingly close to the top-level Professional Line AKG models but at a fraction of their upscale investment. Importantly, the K272 HD's higher efficiency and lower impedance rating allows them to partner more effectively with home stereo receivers or computer sources without necessitating the use of a dedicated headphone amplifier. The K272 HD's full-size circumaural closed-back design delivers ambient noise attenuation and listening privacy while the ingenious AKG headband earcup gimbal suspension system exerts an extremely light clamping pressure on the ears -- excellent for long comfy listening sessions on the couch or at the workdesk. The timbral presentation seems a bit silkier in the upper highs compared to their dead-accurate -- and less forgiving -- pro counterparts with a slightly 'warmer' tone across all frequencies and a bit more emphatic texture in the lows. For jazz, classical, and instrumental music fans especially, the airy timbral transparency and full musical body makes these a choice consideration. The K272 HD also does not seem to demand quite the extensive burn-in period of the K701 or K702, although it employs similar AKG-patented VariMotion flat-wound voice coils in the drivers just like the big boys. Overall, it's a musically satisfying sound full of detail and engagement and an even bigger wonder given its fine price.

The AKG K272 HD shares the self-adjusting headband construction that's become traditional with most full-size AKG headphones; you simply put the headphones on and they automatically adjust to your noggin and settle comfortably against your ears without pinching. Its a design well-suited for folks with larger heads but even ectomorphs will usually find the K272 HD well-fitting and ergonomic. The circumaural earcup dimensions are not overly bulky but will fully surround the earlobes on most wearers with beauteous velvet-padded ear cushions. The non-detachable K272 HD cord measures approximately 9.5ft and is a high-grade 99.99% OFC braid terminating to a 1/8" [3.5mm] 'mini' plug. A full-size stereo 1/4" plug adapter is handily included in the AKG packaging. The USA 2-year free manufacturer's repair or replace product warranty remains in effect only with your HeadRoom "AKG authorized dealer" purchase receipt."
Edited by jlells01 - 10/4/11 at 12:03pm
post #13 of 15
AH-D2000 if you can stretch your budget to $250. I believe they're still on sale at Overstock.
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post #14 of 15
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AH-D2000 if you can stretch your budget to $250. I believe they're still on sale at Overstock.
They're not.

EDIT: Yes, they are. They weren't when I checked last night.

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...8/product.html

Apparently, they're at risk of selling out pretty quickly, though, so snatch those up if you want them.
Edited by decimator - 10/4/11 at 1:32pm
post #15 of 15
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AH-D2000 if you can stretch your budget to $250. I believe they're still on sale at Overstock.
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Originally Posted by decimate View Post
They're not.

EDIT: Yes, they are. They weren't when I checked last night.

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...8/product.html

Apparently, they're at risking of selling out pretty quickly, though, so snatch those up if you want them.
Thanks for the suggestion here, but unfortunately I have to pass. +$50 is too much for me.

A part of me inside just died a bit and is now crying underneath a desk while drinking wine and gobbling down a whole gallon of ice cream. Nice headphones

And thanks for the suggestions for the rest of you. Some more reading up to do, but I think I know what to get. Will update you guys when I buy
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