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AKG K99 Entry Level Audiophile Headphones

AKG K99 Entry Level Audiophile Headphones

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Here is my review of these headphones!
TLDR; decent for the price. They struggle with overall bass quality and have very sharp highs. However their sound stage is really freaking amazing for the price.
Much sharper than my k119 and 142hd. The soundstage is not as wide as I was expecting but still they sound opened. The trebles are extremely sharp, bordering on being too sharp, but they certainly sound crisp. The bass while not exactly boomy or deep does pack some decent punch. The cable is thick and feels high quality, however the ear pads feel low end. They sound best for movies or live music and when cranked up they can get very loud. They sound completely different depending on the source too.
I got mine today.... They are very light... I thought they would be all black but it's lighter that black. They are alright, but my Sennheiser HD 419s sound a lot better. The highs and mids are good lacks bass (maybe because they are semi-open). You can get a pair of Sennheiser HD 419 for the same price as the AKG K99. Weird that the Sennheiser sound better (to me) since they both have same size driver. Again it could be that AKG K99 are semi-open and the Sennheiser HD 419 are closed back. They are a good back-up Headphones, but not my primary.
I have tested this and its seems, OK the bass is kinda lacking but the highs are up theres and vocals are pretty good but nothing impressive. Still prefer the RP-HTF600 headphones over this. This kinda feels cheap and about to break but they are light like super light. and they look much better. Maybe the sound will be better after the break in period. ATM they are def not worth it.
I just got mines today. I thought someone stole the headphones from the box when i picked it up. lol . theses things are incredibly light.
o boi, expected arrival date of Thursday in western MA. Get hype lads
"Estimated shipping date 10/6" rip me
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I just got my tracking information. Thanks massdrop!
Got a shipping notification!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ChaiNSaW
Did you get an email, or did you just have to keep checking your transaction page?
IBCrazy17
i recieved an email at 8am pacific time if that helps you.
So did the shipping not happen? I still don't have a tracking number, and in one of ArthurM's posts he talked about how it should be shipping friday, monday at the latest.....
IBCrazy17
I read we are suppose to know by the end of today I guess, but who knows we could get it in a few months.
Kinda disappointed in USPS. Had a truck pass by my house 3 times but I guess it wasn't my truck.
Super Excited about these. I decided to purchase a Asus Xonar DGX.($30) I know it is cheap, but do you think it will power them good until I can afford a good DAC?
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From his question I drew that he will be getting a dac at some point in the future, he just wanted to make sure that he can use the headphones in the meantime. Since these are more budget oriented headphones, they might not even have the sensitivity to hear much of the background noise that may be caused by electrical interference.
I ended up also joining the Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC/Amp Combo Drop! It will be nice to be able to take it with me on the go to with these headphones. Man, I'm just starting and I can see how this hobby can get expensive :) Excited to see what this stuff offers. I'm so sick of my clunky, way too bassy "Razer gaming" headphones. Edit: Also received a shipment email this morning.
Can't wait for my first real first entry into the audiophile community! A few more days wait is all. Next step, a high quality DAC/Amp, and then maybe an upgrade on a hot drop price
Our vendor reached out today to inform us that they just finished preparing and packing our bulk order for shipment. The cargo is currently en route to our warehouse, with an expected arrival of end of the week. We are cutting it a little close to the expected ship date of Friday. Our warehouse team will do everything in its power to receive everything on Friday and immediately begin shipping right back out, but fulfillment may very well slip into early next week.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/29 or sooner if something comes up.
ArthurM
Why do updates take so long? I'm not trying to be impatient but can't you post a reason for the delay immediately?
Soon....
I can't wait! I want it RIGHT MEOW!
Okay thanks for the information, glad it isn't going to take that long
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the AKG K99 Entry Level Audiophile Headphones and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where we'll break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/25.
Rest assured that we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/22.
I ordered this with PayPal and it took money from my PayPal yet in transactions on my Massdrop account it says no transactions. Can anyone help me here?
akgisthebest
i had the same problem but it was only because i bought the headphones with another massdrop account account. if you have another massdrop account say, on facebook try logging in to that one instead
MexiKent
Yeah I logged in to all of my massdrop accounts and still no transactions. Should I contact support?
Any chance this is shipping early?
When does this ship?
FeliciaG
September 25th
I agree with darkstar77. Love to join this drop but alas, I'm in Canada.
Dear Massdrop - please respect your customers country setting, and don't spam me with notifications for drops I cannot purchase. Thank you.
Why am i seeing a product that only ships to america? Fuck you massdrop. Seriously
At this price point if someone hasn't tried the Superlux HD668B, they should just skip the K99 and go for the Superlux. And I am not trying to bash the AKGs, the Superlux just deserve to be mentioned.
Awesome sound + travel bag + 2 removable cables (one short, one long) + replaceable earpads
I need an honest opinion. If I buy another set of headphones, my wife is going to chew my ass. Possibly until death.
Are these worth it or worth it after some minor modifications? I'm happy with my current setup, but I always like trying a new set of cans.
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Well...It varies from day to day depending on my mood. Hence the "another set" qualifier. Let's say swapping with Creative Aurvana. I'm also using a Fiio E11K on my mobile setup and I'd probably pair these with that.
Heefty
Its a very different sound signature from the aurvana. The Aurvana has more bass than the AKG, and its not as clear. The soundstage is narrower too. They are fragile in comparison, but they are more comfortable and not as bulky. I would say the AKG has a very neutral sound and are meant to be for indoor use, because of the long cable and semiopen design. But i did use them for 2 years as my everyday & everywhere headphones.
Oh yay, let me know about the free shipping via email, despite not shipping to Canada. I know my account record shows I'm in Canada; I have no idea why you would email to tell me about the free US shipping on this US only drop. I wish you guys would work this out with AKG. I am super happy with the 7xx headphones, I would have happily purchased these for my daughter.
How much to ship in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ?
$58.99 @ Amazon - so this is a great price for once from Massdrop - see it before Xmas and I will order a set of cans???