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Old 08-18-2011, 01:58 PM
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I basically swapped my Sennheiser HD428s for these so a lot of my impressions will naturally be compared to them. Just got the AKG today so here are some brief impressions. Supplemental entries will follow after about a week or 2.

Build
not bad. I mean, they are really affordable so I didnt expect bullet proof cans. all plastic from what I can tell but with a rubberized coating that makes it feel decent. cable is annoying. mine is long and seems to tangle easily. I can fix that though.

Fit
I prefer over the ear instead of on ear but one of my main goals was a compact set for my back pack to be used on the go. the headband is a little tight, but you need that for a good seal. the earpads could be softer but that may happen over time. in general these are more comfortable than my only other experience with on ears, the coby 185, but not as comfy as the HD428.

Sound
I pulled the foam inserts out right away so keep that in mind. this is a tooless mod that is supposed to take away some of the dampening and reveal the treble a little more. I might put it back in later just to see the difference. First I played a couple of Ryan Bingham tracks. Acoustic country with a roc flavor. Good exercise for ale vocals and acoustics with a strong drum presence on some tracks. sounded nice and I didn't feel like the bass was overpowering. the sound did seem a bit...flat I guess? no sparkle or whatever. Not that I expected any, thats not what these do. It soudned good though. I only intended to listen to one track and let it keep going. So that was pleasant even if it wasnt enthralling or wowish. Next I queued up Cell Therapy by Goodie Mob. I liek this one because it has a traditional bas thump and also a rolling rumble that a lot of cheap cans dont even pick up. They just register the last part of it. With a good set you hear the whole ramp up and the final thump. LOL...yeah, there was the wow factor. I seriously raised my eyebrows because after how tame it was for Bingham I wasnt expecting that. Most bassy cans dont manage alternate genres well. My xb500 didnt. The bass stomped all over everything without lots of EQing, thats why I got rid of them. But I do miss those cushy pads. man, if the 82dj had pads that soft...I would be exceedingly happy. as it is I am just very happy, which is enough for me.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:06 PM
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I got these headphones a while ago.

Honestly I haven't been using them as much as I expected. I do prefer over the ear to on the ear headphones, that being said, I find that these do apply a lot of pressure and can get quite uncomfortable.

However, they do sound good. And they do block out a good amount of noise, they're quite useful in a noisy environment.

Besides the comfort issue, which I hope will go away the more I use them, I think they're a pretty good buy
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:26 PM
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I prefer circumaural phones myself, much more comfy. I find that Supra-aural phones are fatiguing to me and the pads bother my ears too much ...
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:47 PM
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For long usage I agree. these are meant for use on the go for max of a couple of hours at a time. We will see how a I feel in a few days. I may end up changing my tune and getting a slim set of circumaurals anyway. A softer set of pads would do wonders for these.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:17 PM
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OK. they arent the most comfortable. Now to decide if its too uncomfortable to keep.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:49 PM
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yup, they went back. sucks too, I liked everything but the fit. I guess I am just goign to get one of the bulkier AT options.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:19 PM
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Ah well that sucks. Unfortunately I'm starting to wonder if mine were worth the money considering I haven't used them in quite some time. But sadly, its too late to return them . Oh well, always good to have a backup pair, I guess.

I agree, everything's great except for the comfort. Even my JVC Flats are more comfortable
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yeah, I loved the sound and the price for sure.
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... But sadly, its too late to return them
you could always list them here
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you could always list them here
Or do that in a couple months when I feel like getting new phones lol
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Glad you like em man, and good choice of cell therapy one of my favs . I use Beware by Pun as one of my go to tracks to test out bass overall.

Still debating picking the AKGs up, but im really liking the XB300 for portable use, but i am forever curious so it's only a matter of time. lol
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you could always list them here
Very true . How much you think they'd sell for?
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Glad you like em man, and good choice of cell therapy one of my favs . I use Beware by Pun as one of my go to tracks to test out bass overall.

Still debating picking the AKGs up, but im really liking the XB300 for portable use, but i am forever curious so it's only a matter of time. lol
I almost got the 300s. You need to buy the AKGs so I can hear what you think of the two side by side. would be a great addition to the headphone review section since they are comparably priced and seem to have comparable demographics. do it...for ABi!
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Very true . How much you think they'd sell for?
Check to see if you can find some used ones on ebay or google search and go from there.
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