Arghh. I'm being poisoned as well. My mom won a free ipod nano at a dinner and she gave it to me, so now earphone/headphone bbb is tapping on my shoulder =(
PS, What's a good earphone/headphone that's under S$200?
Thats in the same price range as some of them top end IEMs. The Ultimate Ears and Westones are around $400+ as well and thats just their dual drivers, haven't talk about the customs and triple drivers yet.
In my opinion, Grado SR325i is another great studio monitor headphones. It has more 'bloom' in the mid and low frequencies than K240, thus not as 'lean' sounding.
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I've got sensitive skin. Ear-buds and in-ears give me dermatitis eczema around the concha, which causes redness, swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or sometimes even bleeding. These symptoms can last for weeks. Therefore, I have no other option but to listen to 'cans'.
People with sensitive skin or prone to contract atopic dermatitis should avoid earphones.
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thanks for the user input. my HD570's sound would also be described as lean. its afterall, HD570 (Symphony).
sometimes certain musical charactoristics need time to get used to. my Sony IEM (for music on the go) is tumpy, my Sennheiser's (stay-at-home monitor) lean, both compliment each other.
huh? e dermatitis enzema got not treatment? how about a high level of hygiene?
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so if u wear specs/shades oso cannot?
i dun have it so i was looking at upkeep or material allergy? or is purely skin's allergy to any material?
Anyway, my past experience with the HD570 is it sounds 'bright', not 'lean'. The word 'lean' in my terminology means the music lacks body or "oomph'. My Grado SR125 has plenty of body, yet not 'tumpy' at all.
HD570 is more musical sounding than K240. Both headphones are quite laid-back in my opinion.
Grado SR60 is 'lean', yet musical and upfront sounding. It lacks the bass response of most Japanese-brand headphones, but it does not cause listening fatigue, which 'bassy', 'bright' and upfront headphones do.
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yes, laid-back & bright is a better word for HD570. surprised to know its more musical sounding than the K240.
do most major brand oso carry accessories like replacement cords? keeping in mind i am not buying it now or in the near future...
the cord of HD570 degraded in 6years...
My only dislike about AKG headphones is the soft leather earpads. They tend to degrade and fall apart after a few years, but again, they are replaceable.
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wah, thats good news. got replacement parts is part of being eco (& wallet) friendly too.
looks like a worthy contender!
Just read the AKG website. A new HD series was launched recently. The K242 HD is the replacement for K240 MKII. HD series uses soft velvet earpads (like Sennheiser) instead of soft leather ones.
Now, that's good news.
By the way, local service centre for AKG products is located at Tan Boon Liat Building.
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got the link?
u are really tempting me to get leh...
Hold on to your HD570 for a while more before changing. I am not familiar with the K242 HD, so I can't comment on it.
Regarding headphones cord, there are some people who actually take the K240 apart (it is quite easy to dismantle an AKG headphones) and replace it with 'audiophile-grade' cable. Of course, doing so will void the warranty.
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