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. I did however use a cheap, poor quality pair only for some brainwave entrainment experiements.
Pros: Replaceable cord, very detailed, lightweight, many wearable positions
Cons: Incompatible with glasses, small soundstage, bass light
Summary: I went with the Audio Technica M50's (not available at Best Buy). The sound is slightly muffled compared to the KNS8400's, but much more well-rounded. I don't mean bass heavy -- the 8400's just lack that aspect.
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. My reviews aim to express my thoughts with the main intention being to arm the reader with the knowledge to make the best purchasing decisions. Knowledge is power, and I say power...
Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, Easy to Drive, Balanced midrange
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.
KRK Systems have been into studio business for more than 20 years,and their distinctive yellow-black monitors are well known to anybody in studio recording.What's new here is their new headphone line,the KNS-6400 and KNS-8400.
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.
To my ears these headphones are brilliant for listening to punk / rock / metal etc and i don't believe them to be as cold and analytical as some may say and really bring tracks to life such as Bring Me The Horizons latest album 'Sempiternal' producing a very well...
Pros: Detailed, Accurate and a Fantastic Bass Response
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. They clamp fairly well, not too tight, not too low, I can have a moderate headbang and these headphones won't budge.
The cable is detachable and about 8ft long(as measured with a 15cm ruler).
Pros: Mids, details, comfort, price, neutrality
Cons: Soft pouch instead of hard case, cable is pretty naff
Summary: I love these cans for their mids. There are on the lively side, but the placement and separation is rock solid. Wonderful for mixing voice, guitar, etc. Great transient response. These would be the perfect choice, except... the bass is weak. What can I say? After a long burn-in (150 hours), the bass is better, but still weak. On the stereo, I can simply click it up one notch, and am happy. But that's not an option when recording! Too bad.
Summary: I will not buy another set of headphones. I've got KRK monitors & now the headphones and have yet to regret the purchase. In fact, when my associates come to my studio they typically go home and sell their current monitoring setup in order to purchase KRK products. Yes, they're that good.
Summary: I bought these headphones for use with my POD HD500 so I could play around with the acoustic models on my JTV-89 guitar. Since I have never owned a 1967 Martin® O-18 or a 1995 Gibson® J-200 I have no idea how accurate the guitar models are but to my ears they sound really good through the headphones. The sound isolation of the headphones works really well when using "virtual" alternate tunings on the guitar. Highly recommended.