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Old 06-13-2011, 02:17 PM
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Default AKG 81DJ vs 518DJ

some say they are merely a cosmetic model change, others say there is an audible difference in the sets. Head-fi is full of insanity though so I was hoping someone here may have experience with both sets and could give me an opinion. The 518DJ is the newer one but I don't like the colors. I would have to go with the white, and I am not a fan. The 81DJ comes in silver, much better. My J3 is white backed though so I could justify 518DJ in white if the sound is better.

so anybody with first hand experience with both models?
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:49 PM
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Gosh, I just saw someone else talking about the differences and I think they were in the cable length? quality? or something but not sound. I could be wrong, try searching a little more. It wasnt but maybe a month or so ago I read the conversation but I just cant remember where on this site it was. I remember it was a very reputable person to the site answering the question another user had. I could be remembering wrong though.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:23 PM
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From the AKG forum, reply from an AKG employ I assume: http://www.akg.com/forum/index.php?topic=2078.0

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there is no difference of the acoustics, we changed just the color finish for the consumer product.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:43 PM
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Well there ya go. So good news I would assume, go forth and buy, then report back what you think ;-)
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:34 PM
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that is fantastic news. I didnt even think to look at the manufacturers site. jeez. thanks for the link.

this guy must jsut be insane...

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-dj-limited-ed
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:07 PM
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Weeeeeell, looking at those measurements I wouldn't know on who's word to trust, that AKG employ could have incorrect/misleading info. Perhaps a further search would tell which one is true.

EDIT: General word seems to be towards the 'same headphone' though.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:01 AM
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They look like 2 different cans,...I'd think they do have a slight difference in SQ.
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