These headphones sound okay so far. Here’s my review.
I haven’t received the Toslink cable to connect the DAC to my iMac. My iMac is a late 2015 which is the last model to offer a Toslink connection to connect different audio output devices to your headphone jack.
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These things are incredibly light. I wore them for at least 4 hours while at my desk without my ears hurting. Contrast this with my Audio-Technica MSR7s which I can only wear for a couple hours before they become heavy and cumbersome. This is a welcome change.
They aren’t sexy in that Audio-Technica or Grado way but they look interesting enough for office use. I don’t think I’d wear these outside per se but I could see wearing them in an office setting or around the house.
No case or bag and they don’t fold. They are light enough but if you’re thinking of traveling or commuting with these, then these are a solid pass.
Value for Price
These were $70 with the DAC. The reason is because these are the older version of these cans the newer being the AKG k240 MarkII. I went with these because of the DAC. How could you pass on this? Incredible value1.
I was going to give this a bad simply because of the amount of distortion when using an equalizer. The bass is overly jarring, the loudness becomes too much and it isn’t any enjoyable experience as I am constantly switching the equalizer for different genres of songs.
I am giving this an okay for now because I want to see if there are any improvements with the DAC. I will update this grade when I test it with the DAC.
These are really flimsy for being from a company like AKG; plastic that seems it would be easy to break, especially on the cups. I twisted them a bit because I was shocked to see how absolutely flimsy they were to see if they had any give at all. They do but I can see in a couple years breaking these with normal wear and tear. No bueno. 👎🏾
They are fine looking but flimsy and sound can at times be bad. Definitely worth the $70 you’re spending at least.
Waiting for the DAC as UPS delayed the package with the Toslink cable. It was supposed to arrive today. I will update this review when I get it. ↩