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post #7501 of 38098
Just got my AKG K 272 HD headphones for $220


I didn't expect the quality to be awesome since all the internet speak about open headphones got me convinced that closed headphones (atleast the ones that don't cost arm and a leg) aren't worth listening to. The music they offered me through the headphones in the local hi-fi stores was all very neutral and during head to head comparison I could only eliminate the worst headphones out of my listening quota, so I purchased these mostly based on the salesmen's answers to my questions, internet reviews and my little knowledge about the subject. I wanted strong bass and good noise isolation, and boy did I get what I wanted! I slapped the Creative Audigy soundcard (couldn't afford a Xonar and it's to replace the dreaded Realtek sound chip so it's miles better anyway) into my mobo, connected it to my Onkyo TX-SR507 via *snort* 3.5mm, and plugged the headphones into the amplifier. Before these my best audio experience were some rather small active Genelecs with a good subwoofer, after that would come the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1s, then my own Audio Pro Stage 44s. But now I have to say, these headphones, although not as well defined and fast as the Genelecs, are one of the favourite things I've ever heard. Every single song I heard through these headphones felt amazing, the bass was deep and loud, the midrange delivered crisp, well detailed sound, and the highs were good, and very light. I expected a much more murky and coloured sound, but they deliver Peer Gynt's Solveig's Song, Sweeney Todd OST, some random turkish instrumental music and everything else a bit lighter music I throw at them without sounding the least bit dark. With more bass oriented music they sound a bit dark, but that's not a problem in my opinion.

So uhh yeah, I'll be joining, with my only piece of equipment for now being the:

AKG K 272 HD

I see a huge load of Sennheisers everywhere but not nearly as much AKG? Is AKG thought of as somehow inferior, or is there another explanation for this phenomenon? :| Also, do I win the internet with my 7,500th post?
Edited by Shiobock - 9/17/09 at 7:44am
    
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post #7502 of 38098
Add my "new" TELEX Model 816s into the mix

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post #7503 of 38098
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Add my "new" TELEX Model 816s into the mix
Oh lawrd, those cans are probably as old if not older than my Nova 20's.
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Turtle beach X1
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Turtle beach X1
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post #7506 of 38098
I use Creative Aurora Noise cancelling - I travel alot so duel purpose
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I'm using a Razer Carcharias. The mute mic button is a little wacky, and apparently it's still inside of warranty. I need to contact them, and should have done that LONG ago, but either way, still warranty. But yeah, destroys my hair, but so worth it for the inch of padding it has.
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Well, Ive been using my Audio-Technica AD700 for a while now and I love them
    
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He's still more legit than the Koss PortaPros under Audiophile Grade Headphones. There should be a bit more categories IMHO, Audiophile Grade being the ultimate prosumer class with equipment like electrostatic headphones and other very expensive gear, then something like Hi-Fi/Mid-Fi (or both, but that'd be a bit of a hassle I guess), and finally consumer grade and "gaming" headphones, unless they're actually of any good, in which case they could be in the Hi-Fi/Mid-Fi class.

Also, yes I have heard Koss PortaPros, even owned four of them, which all broke because the wiring came loose. Even when they were intact, they weren't much better than my bluetooth Nokias, and that isn't much of a merit.
Edited by Shiobock - 9/18/09 at 6:36am
    
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He's still more legit than the Koss PortaPros under Audiophile Grade Headphones. There should be a bit more categories IMHO, Audiophile Grade being the ultimate prosumer class with equipment like electrostatic headphones and other very expensive gear, then something like Hi-Fi/Mid-Fi (or both, but that'd be a bit of a hassle I guess), and finally consumer grade and "gaming" headphones, unless they're actually of any good, in which case they could be in the Hi-Fi/Mid-Fi class.

Also, yes I have heard Koss PortaPros, even owned four of them, which all broke because the wiring came loose. Even when they were intact, they weren't much better than my bluetooth Nokias, and that isn't much of a merit.
The term audiophile is used very loosely on this forum
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