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HOT!!! AKG K121 High-Performance Studio Headphones - $69.99

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[Long & McQuade] HOT!!! AKG K121 High-Performance Studio Headphones - $69.99

This deal seems hot. I checked out a bunch of online retailers, and they all sell these headphones for over $100. They also have decent reviews on Head-Fi and a bunch of other sites I checked. According to one reviewer they do need some burn in time, but the sound will be fuller after about 40-50 hours.
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Meh amazon.com has same price.
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K240 is what you want, and would be hot at this price.
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dukati wrote: K240 is what you want, and would be hot at this price.
How does the AKG K142 compare? I got one from around $60 on sale, dunno if I should keep it or not.
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wow those are beyond ugly
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crocop24 wrote: wow those are beyond ugly
Yeah....because that is important???

I prefer to concentrate on what they sound like.
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crocop24 wrote: wow those are beyond ugly
Dr. Dre beats for you then my hipster friend with too much money to spend!
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We don't have to go from one extreme to another.

Some like to look good and prefer to have their accessories look good as well.

Other people don't care what they look like.

Nothing wrong with either people. You don't have to get Beats by Dre to get a decent looking pair of headphones either.
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I have 141s which are very similair to 121s(although I dont think they make them anymore), and theyre utterly uncomfortable, and the 121's are probably nowhere near as good as the vintage 141s with the metallic warmth and brisk upper-highs, but I've yet to listen. Best bet is go for the 240s on sale, you want the larger cups on akgs. Atleast they're built well, unless they make them in china now.

Open-designed headphones are meant for production and a specific open-air listening stage, not a great purchase for mobile or even gaming.
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popcorneater wrote: Dr. Dre beats for you then my hipster friend with too much money to spend!
Don't forget to buy the rhinestone-studded version!
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dr wrote: How does the AKG K142 compare? I got one from around $60 on sale, dunno if I should keep it or not.
They aren't very comfortable to start kind of like the K121's. I personally haven't tried K142's but they look similar pad wise, but I'm sure they're better than 121's. The sound of 240's are better than the K121's. This is all though opinion and you have to try them for yourself. People can try $500+ headphones and will still like their $100-150 pair or maybe even less than that more than the expensive ones. Reviews are an ok indicator for headphones. A lot of the audiophile reviews are based on entry level headphones being like a mcdonalds burger and the ones they own are an expensive steak. There's a lot of headphones that are like steak but they are opinionated based on do you like your steak rare, well done, medium etc.

The K240's we're a good entry level studio cans, much better than HD280's that some people would suggest in comparison. K240's are semi-open so they had a nicer sound IMO. Now you might have people tell you the opposite. They beat the 280's in comfort for sure. A lot has changed since then though they have a new 240 MKII which I haven't tried so I can't comment on that. You don't even have to go AKG, there's tons of options and other brands.

Sorry for my rambling, but my best advice is to try in store to see what you like and even then it's hard until you listen to them day to day. It really comes down to Sound, Open/Closed, Comfort, and of course the price.

Hopefully this helps, since there isn't really a "best" headphone
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crocop24 wrote: wow those are beyond ugly
Wear your nicest dress with them.

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