Excerpt: These are terrific headphones. I've owned K141 Studio Headphones (the previous model) for several years ago and sought them out after my older brother had purchased a pair way back in the 80's.
Excerpt: I was trying to decide what headphones to get for months and finally decided on this pair. They are much better than I even imagined. I am a newbie at mixing, but as far as I can tell, these seem to give an acurate sound. The velvet pads are really soft and comfortable.
Excerpt: Clear sound. I was anticipating that much when i was ordering this. Sound quality is great. You are getting this if you want clear sound with highs and mids and bass that is clear and strong while not being thumping (ie not covering the rest and sounding muddy).
Summary: EDIT (9/23/2011) : After getting my hands on a couple of "Audiophile Reference" albums, I did more critical listening and added more impressions.
(12/9/2011) : Finalizing review after gathering 200+ hours of use.
Hi guys, this is my first review, so forgive any mistakes. :).
Pros: Easy to drive, smaller for portability, great finish, great sound for the price, treble and midrange.
Cons: Long-term comfort, shallow pads, K 240 mk. II is better in everything besides portability, lacks bass punch
Summary: I'll keep this very short. They are very smooth sounding. Treble toned down so not so good for rock but have a magic about them that makes them better than mark 2. I use them with a '89/'90 Marantz PM50 integrated. Very powerful amp with a great headphone out.
Summary: The K141 is a recent addition to my headphone family. Here I compare it to the other phones I have, the audio-technica M50-S and the Sennheniser HD238.
The K141 comes with leatherette pads, a straight cable, and a gold plug adapter. The box includes velour pads and a coiled cable as options.
Pros: Good sound, spare pads, 2 cables, self-adjusting
Cons: May be a poor fit for small children and large adults
Summary: I am one of those annoying people who listen to music constantly. Be it around the house or on my commute to work. I go through headphones more than I do shoes! So I am very impressed that these headphones have lasted so long. It has been a year, and still going strong.