Summary: I purchased these as a gift to myself to keep in the office. I run them via the cheap Nu-Force DAC and listen for hours per session.
Overall I would say these are amazing cans. They are very neutral, and because of the semi open design (I'm assuming) they sound pretty wide. Bass is decent, but they don't thump. So if you're into that look elsewhere. I probably have 1500 hours on them and I can say that i was never uncomfortable wearing them.
Summary: this AKG k-242 is the best sound quality i ever owned. to compare another similar price range headphone such as sennheiser, sounds little smaller power but not artificial sound like boost up bass. i recommend this headphone for studio recording and monitoring your track for mixing.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: I've had these headphones for a week now and they are burned in. The stage, separation and detail are incredible with these headphones. The bass is true, it is not added to in any way. I am going through my entire collection again and just loving it, I'm hearing detail I've not heard before. Thoroughly recommended.
Summary: Been using them for over 3 years now, as i bought them for making electronic music, but i really have just used them to listen to great quality recordings, they are fantastic as i get goose bumps again listing to my fav sounds.
Summary: If you need better than this, then you either have money to waste or you belong to the ranks of world's top sound engineers... I have mid range Yamaha floor standing speakers, and matching quality hi-fi equipment (all together worth some 2000 euros) and yet, for some music, it felt as if i listened to it for the first time ever, hearing bits and pieces i missed on a sound system that most people never know it existed at all.
Summary: basically these are the best headphones i have ever owned im my lifetime. although i wouldn't recommend them for strictly bass obsessed users. never the less the sound quality is just amazing, the high pitch sound levels are perfect with no distortion. believe it or not ive herd things in my music that i have never noticed before. and if your still worried about the bass just use an amplifier ... overall highly recommended !!
Summary: I was looking to upgrade my current Beyerdynamic DT 231 headphones for a more expensive pair. The headphones were destined for office use so they had to be closed/semi-closed so the sound didn't leak too much. In my current setup, the headphones are connected to a Project Head Box MKII headphone amplifier with a Creative X-Fi Music soundcard as the source. No hi-fi store I visited stocked anything other than Sennheiser and Grado headphones.
Excerpt: Наушники открытые, соответственно никакой звукоизоляции нет вообще. Комнату озвучивают как небольшие компьютерные колонки, даже если надеты на голову.
Pros: Очень удобные и лёгкие. Относительно неплохой звук. Цена. Длинный мягкий провод и удобный завинчивающийся переходник на 6,3мм. Дизайн мне нравится.
Cons: Всётаки звук какой-то "пластмассовый". Звуковая вибрация сильно передаётся на корпус чашек (что просто не может не портить звук). И (в отличии от других моих наушников) почему-то на цифровом пианино "середина" (особенно вторая октава) звучит тихо и не разборчиво, но в то-же время на компе, при прослушивании музыки, такого вроде не заметил.