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Old 02-25-2011, 07:53 PM
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Thanks, Mr. Dr. Kitsound, PhD, OBE. Not half bad for the price, so far.
OK!!! The cans from the post your gear thread,...kool!!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:56 PM
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Lordy, I'm gonna end up buying more headphones aren't I. Can't wait for the review dfkt, glad I started something :P

*tried the AKG's btw and didn't get on with them shockingly, I'm a comfort bunny and they just felt a bit... wrong, maybe I have a weirdly shaped head or something but the plastic band didn't feel right*
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:16 PM
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Hmm, and I saved a set of the AKG's for purchase later on @Amazon.com. I may have to cancel then.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:21 PM
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Dr kitsound, This is probably too early in the game but, do you have any plans on having a reseller in North America?

You had me at the cables to be honest. It looks really neat.
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Hmm, and I saved a set of the AKG's for purchase later on @Amazon.com. I may have to cancel then.
I'm a really fussy girl, and when I say fussy, I mean it. The day I tried them in the hifi store I had hair pins in and they got pressed into my head quite painfully after five mins which was the main reason I didn't want them (I can't always take my hair down and be fancy free, and even when I did they still felt a little weird to me, maybe I'm just spoiled), compared to the fabric band headphones they had in store and the DJ style padded bands, it was no contest

However, if you don't wear any pins and they don't clash with glasses you should be fine lol
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:20 AM
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Hmm, and I saved a set of the AKG's for purchase later on @Amazon.com. I may have to cancel then.
If you're talking about the K518, they sound better and are better built than the KSDJ - both phones seem to be worth their respective asking price, though.

Comfort is of course a personal matter, but the circumaural KSDJ with the padded headband might be a bit more comfy. Their pads are rather shallow though, and my ears touch the inside of the mesh that covers the driver, which is a bit annoying for longer listening. I also get rather hot ears with the KSDJ after some time, the pleather doesn't breathe a lot.
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I'm a really fussy girl, and when I say fussy, I mean it. The day I tried them in the hifi store I had hair pins in and they got pressed into my head quite painfully after five mins which was the main reason I didn't want them (I can't always take my hair down and be fancy free, and even when I did they still felt a little weird to me, maybe I'm just spoiled), compared to the fabric band headphones they had in store and the DJ style padded bands, it was no contest

However, if you don't wear any pins and they don't clash with glasses you should be fine lol
I'd love to see a picture of this, the description reminds me of a librarian
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I'm a really fussy girl, and when I say fussy, I mean it. The day I tried them in the hifi store I had hair pins in and they got pressed into my head quite painfully after five mins which was the main reason I didn't want them (I can't always take my hair down and be fancy free, and even when I did they still felt a little weird to me, maybe I'm just spoiled), compared to the fabric band headphones they had in store and the DJ style padded bands, it was no contest

However, if you don't wear any pins and they don't clash with glasses you should be fine lol
One doesn't even need to be fussy to not want to be in pain unless one is a masochist. It's just like women who wear the real fancy, too small shoes only to suffer in pain. Who needs that?
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Velour replacement pads are nice, but anyone handy with a sewing machine/needle and thread and scissors could knock some up for under a fiver. I guess you could mod the headbands too, but thats much more visible if you go wrong with the stitching, and it might have to be done completely by hand which would be a pain for getting the right amount of tension on the foam.

A librarian would look cool with my pinned hippy braids I have to say, though I do usually reserve them for job interviews and dates lol.

Every woman in the world has one pair of stupidly expensive shoes that don't really fit but look so gorgeous they can't give them up. Its down to IQ whether they actually wear said masterpieces out in the street where they can get ruined either by dirt or extreme foot damage
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I guess I'll keep whats in my cart for future purchase - especially since I found them for under $50!!! And the headband,...eh, some Velcro and padded velvet and I'm good to go then I guess.
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Lol, ahhh to have short hair, velcro and me have a love hate relationship

Damn its annoying to have long hair sometimes!
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I look stupid w/long hair,...Velcro FTW!!! Muahahahahahaha!!!
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Cheers for the photo dfkt. Glad you like what you see...(so far )

Looking forward to the full review...
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KSDJ review is out: http://anythingbutipod.com/2011/03/k...phones-review/ (Camelcase brand spelling ignored on purpose, it's so 1999. )
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Nice review as usual. You spoil us. After a clear and concise review like that it's more than a little tough to plow through some of the overblown BS I run into.

Unfortunately from what I can find there only seems to be one way to get them in the US. By the time they got to my door the price would be closer to $55 rather than $35. Unfortunately I believe that's too much for what you get in this case.

I'll keep an eye out for them if they ever reach here for a good price. Seems like just the thing to suggest to some of my Skullcandy addicted friends.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:39 AM
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By the time they got to my door the price would be closer to $55 rather than $35. Unfortunately I believe that's too much for what you get in this case.

I'll keep an eye out for them if they ever reach here for a good price. Seems like just the thing to suggest to some of my Skullcandy addicted friends.
Indeed, they would be a good gateway drug for better sound, sans the fashion BS.

In relation, seeing that most Skullcandy cans are sold on Amazon for $30-35, marked down from their MSRPs of $50-55, I would agree that $55 might be a bit too much for the KSDJ, considering the target audience - but of course they'd sound a lot better than all that "Hesh" and "Skullcrusher" crap.
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Here are all the mods I inflicted upon the unsuspecting KSDJs.

Stuffing some CAT5 or AC cords under the ear pads to lift them makes a world of difference in comfort, to my ears:



These foam-removal and stuffing/dampening mods didn't really do anything for the sound, but I documented them anyways:



The felt meshes over the ventilation openings are so thin, I don't think they make any acoustic difference at all. They're just for dust protection, so I left them on (I also tried covering them with electrical tape, but that made the bass a bit more muddy and boomy):

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