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Got mine today and I' m very happy with the sound quality. A lot more bass then I was expecting. I have got a Magni 3 on the shopping list. However a heagphone amp isn't really needed, as I have no problems driving them with my DAP or phone. I have got some velour earpads on order but I'm not sure if they are really necessary. Clamping pressure is quite light and they are very comfortable. The cable is way too long but have found a shorter on on eBay.
Thanks for the info. I purchased these for my niece who will be running them off a 6th gen iPod touch. I was worried about them needing more power after reading about the k240 which are supposed to be the same set as these.
I agree about the bass. A lot more than I expected, coming from a K551 and HD 569. I had to remove the foam covering the drivers though, since it sounded congested with it. Much better once removed IMO.
The stock pleathers actually weren't comfortable for me, so I replaced them with HM5 Angled Velours, and oddly they increased mid bass, but also soundstage and imaging. Kind of wish there wasn't the mid bass change (it's a little veiled sounding, almost like an HD 558 but with less grain) but the comfort is worth it. I might put the foam back in to see if it helps, but i doubt it.
Yeah I wondered about putting Brainwavz pads on also but I didn't know if they would fit. Also BrainWavs Audio on Amazon doesn't ship to New Zealand so it makes getting genuine pads somewhat difficult. I put a set of Cosmos velours on instead but other than a slight improvement in comfort, I'm not sure if it was worth the effort. Still for what they cost I'm pretty happy with how they sound. I got in on the Hifiman HE4XX drop so will probably give the AKGs to my wife when they finally arrive.
Would you share link to the velour pads? I want to get some as well.