Summary: I need another general purpose mic for vocals and with the fake 58's around didn't want to risk an on line purchase. The AKG D5 proved to be an excellent choice and I couldn't be happier. We have a nice selection of mics here but for the price I seem to be using this one more and more and have already bought a couple of them. As good as or better sounding than the Shure standards or e835.
Summary: I was shopping at a national retail music store, planning to pick up several Shure SM58 mics. The sales associate recommended I give the AKG D5 a try instead, due to its sound quality and high gain before feedback characteristics (a specific monitor problem I was trying to address). I reluctantly picked up 5 D5s and put them through their paces during a series of live outdoor summer concerts in and around Nashville. I must say that I quite pleased with the results.
Summary: If it wasn't for the louder-than-they-should-be-low-end, i would rate these a 10. Don't use to mix with. Use these while singing, give them to your vocalists & musicians and you will be very very pleased! These are one of the best Studio headphones you can buy for under $120.
Summary: I got a free $75 giftcard for Walmart and decided to use it online to get the best headphones they have since there's nothing else I really want from Wally World.
The best pair happened to be these K240s.
The K240s are the type of headphones that really appreciate a good burn-in. I see it almost as a test of worthiness.
Previously I wasn't the type to do burn-in as my Sennys didn't really benefit from it and it always seemed like superstition anyway.
Pros: Great soundstage, price, and comfort. Rock rocks with these cans.
Cons: Elastic headband adjusters, pleather. Loves burn-in like a fat kid loves cake.
Summary: I have had a pair of 240's since the early eighties and never failed to appreciate their overall "rightness" when it comes to critical listening. When it came time to replace them I tried other phones, knowing that the world changed in the last 25 years, but in the end, the 240's still won in my book. By that I mean they are comfortable for long periods of time, well isolated, sonically neutral, and spacious sounding.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Sonically neutral, Versatile
Summary: These headphones are great for home use and while they improve with amplification, they dont need it. At their price point they are a great place to start and you can built a very good hi-fi system around them. They are very similar in sonic character to the AKG K271 Studio [see my review of them here]. The only differences would be that the K240S has more bass and the K271S is more refined overall. The K271S is also a closed headphone and as such it provides isolation.
Summary: These headphones are the most comfortable and best sounding for the price. As a graduate student I find these two things are huge factors in my purchases. I am sorry to see that AKG has discontinued them and revamped their entire line. I just feel lucky to have gotten these when I did.
Pros: Clear Sound, Comfortable, Easy To Use, Powerful, Professional Functions, Versatile