KRK Systems KNS-8400 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones Review
27 July 2012
Conclusion: The KRK Systems KNS-8400 represents an attractive value proposition for those who want to hear accurate sound because of the price point. For around $150 I think the KNS-8400 is very well worth the consideration and I think you would be hard pressed to find a better product for the price.
Summary: Just a quick review of the KRK KNS 8400 headphones.
For listening and mixing i use a combination of the KRK KNS 8400's, AKG K702's and the Sennheiser HD 650's and these headphones really do hold their own.
Pros: Detailed, Accurate and a Fantastic Bass Response
Summary: Studio recording and mixing ain't child's play.There's no place for cheap tricks,because standarts(see some AKG K240 or Beyerdynamic DT150) have been already there for decades,and newcomers are overlooked with some suspicion.
Summary: As per standard, I will give a bit of a background to premise this review. I do this before all of my reviews just to give the reader an idea of my experiences. This allows the potential consumer to best judge my opinions and ultimately decide what kind of bearing my words have with them.
Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, Easy to Drive, Balanced midrange
Summary: Comfort and build quality:
The KNS8400 comes with wonderfully soft memory foam pleather ear and headband pads. They can get hot after several hours use, but that's expected for closed pleather.
Pros: Mids, details, comfort, price, neutrality
Cons: Soft pouch instead of hard case, cable is pretty naff
Summary: These are my first pair of headphones (ever), so take this review with a grain of salt. I never used headphones before because I didn't see why I ever need a pair. My speakers were fine and I don't listen to music seriously when I'm outside of my house, so it would have been a waste of money to me.
Pros: Replaceable cord, very detailed, lightweight, many wearable positions
Cons: Incompatible with glasses, small soundstage, bass light
Summary: KRK Systems have intentionally ruined our reference frame for closed back mid-end headphones by sneaking in the KNS 8400s. Not only do they block out a good amount of noise, their sound signature is extremely pleasing to boot.
Pros: Low weight, Memory foam pads, Durable construction, Closed back design (higher than average ambient noise attenuation), Balanced sound signature, Comfortable to wear, Can be powered out of normal quality sources, Volume control, Replaceable cable, Great bundle, Great price / performance ratio, Ve...
Cons: Normal looking, Cable not ideal for use on the move, and no options available from KRK Systems, Bass will not satisfy bass-heads, Cable not the least microphonic out there
KRK KNS-8400 Professional Monitoring Headphones (Playback 47)
9 August 2011
Excerpt: For many years KRK Systems has been known for its extensive range of near-field monitoring speakers, which are intended for use in both amateur and professional recording applications (visit most any professional music store and you’re likely to see them prominently displayed).