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KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones
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- Detachable in-line volume control
- Voiced to remain true to the character of KRK’s class leading studio monitors, developed with 25 years of years of experience in studio sound.
- The latest reference quality frequency response for closed-back, circum-aural dynamic headphones.
- Newly developed headphone acoustical system bringing a new level of headphone performance for the first time.
- Utilizing the latest in acoustic memory foam technology this ensures class leading performance in both reproduction and isolation.
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Incredibly natural frequency response. KRK has always been focused solely on accurate monitoring. The KNS 8400 - with their ability to reveal exactly what you have on the tracks is an ideal choice for critical listening. Being able to discern the most subtle differences in pitch, timbre and tone helps you to get it right every mix, every take, every performance. Isolating memory foam in the ear cushions delivers improved low end response and because they gently conform to your unique head shape you'll be comfortable wearing them all day. KRK headphones provide a precise listening experience that takes you from personal studio to commercial studio to on-the-go track evaluations - and they allow you to accurately enjoy your music with the consistent voicing philosophy and honest reproduction top producers, studio musicians, performers and engineers have come to trust. The KNS 8400 offer an incredibly natural frequency response that gives you a reference standard unaffected by your location. Day or night. Studio or home. Without disturbing others. Without compromising your tracks.
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So I've been using Rokit6's for a pretty long while now. My band's former studio engineer used them pretty exclusively (and I use them at home), so I got a lot of play time with them in a bunch of different environments; I've always loved what they could handle and produce for the price range they fall into.
Recently I've started tracking/mixing pet project stuff at home and began looking for some good headphones for tracking and testing mixes. I've had a really good studio relationship with M50/M50x headphones, but I wanted to venture out a bit and try something new. I discovered that KRK made these little guys and decided to give them a shot.
At first I was a bit apprehensive of ordering them. I'm comfortable with the M50 series and was worried that I wouldn't like these as much. It didn't help that there was a flood of reviews on Amazon (and other places) claiming the bass was severely lacking. It struck me as odd because, even without a sub, the Rokit series of monitors are really good at handling lows in an unbiased manner. I started noticing a pattern in the bass complaints, though, and that was a constant comparison to models of headphones that are very biased to increase low end because that's a continuous consumer demand. Once I started poking around specifically for reviews by audio engineers, the most common claim was that these can easily go toe-to-toe with M50's.
I decided to give them a shot and I've been extremely happy with the decision. The very first thing I did was hop around mixes of songs that I was very familiar with; my intention was to check the lows and make sure the bass complaint wasn't a concern. Yeah, not even a little bit. Mixes that are very thuddy remain so. Mixes that are already lacking bass get no bias, so the mix isn't intentionally coloured to make up for the lack of lows.
I'm super happy with the included in-line level control, but almost mainly because it's not part of the primary cable. I like that it's an option and not a mandatory part of the setup. I'm also a huge fan of detachable cables, so that's a big plus.
Speaking of, big points to detachable/replaceable cable, ear cups and head padding.
So far the ear cups (after hours and days of wear) are incredibly comfortable. I will say that the padding on the top can still end up feeling a bit heavy on your head, but I also find myself in a category where even M50s end up feeling weighty after a while; apparently the top of my head is still a baby. Haha.
5 stars all around. These are absolutely well worth the price if you're looking for a great pair of studio headphones for tracking or testing mixes. Noise isolation has been great so far, but I haven't had a chance to test them out in a loud, live studio environment yet. If I do and I find the noise isolation to be inadequate, I'll update my review for sure.
Also, if you're a fan of listening to music uncoloured and aren't just looking for a bass fix, I highly recommend these as well. I've found these to be nice and airy, able to properly translate the clarity of mixes that I've come to appreciate over the last 10 years or so.
Hope this is helpful.
Comfort wise, the pressure on the ears is just right. Gentle and plush. The pads fit well around even my large ears. The top of the head pads are nice as well, but a little more firm than I'd prefer. There's enough pressure on them that they can get a bit uncomfortable after a while, but it's fine if you reposition them periodically.
Durability seems very good as well. Probably not indestructible, but you don't have to baby them either. Usually the cord is the first thing to go on headphones, and that's replaceable, so these should last a very long time. I am slightly annoyed that it's a proprietary connector, but the locking ability is nice so I don't have to worry about tugging the cord out by accident.
These are obviously made with a lot of attention to detail. There are even little rubber pads to keep the cups from clacking noisily against the headband.
If you want high end headphones but don't want to fork over a pile of money for them, I'd recommend these 100%.
Given the flat response, good mixes will sound amazing on the 8400s, and bad mixes will sound bad. These may not be the best every day listening headphones if you don't want that flat studio sound. However, I DO use them almost daily and really enjoy them because of what they are. I frequently hear new details in music I've not heard before on other headphones.
The KNS8400s are easy to drive headphones and don't require a headphone amp. They sound a hair better with an amp, but probably because of higher quality components than a typical mp3 player or laptop, not because they need a lot of power. I've used them on a few different headphone amps (including a tube amp) and they sound great on anything. For casual listening, I don't bother hooking them up to a headphone amp.
They are pretty light headphones, but feel solid. They use quality plastic and pads. The detachable cable is great, except that the jack on the headphone is unique, so you probably can't find a usable generic cable. The 8.2 foot straight cable is excessive when listening at a desk, but awesome when recording or moving around the room.
My only complaint is comfort... The headband uses 2 small pads, and the gap between them seems to be just small enough that it somehow pinches the top of my head something fierce. I end up moving them around a lot to find a spot that doesn't pinch. Maybe i have a weird shaped head. They don't clamp too tight, are light, and the ear pads are very nice. If it wasn't for the pinching, they'd be amazingly comfortable.
COMFORT UPDATE 6/8/2013 - DIY HEADBAND PAD
I saw others recommend trying the KNS6400 headband pad to try to resolve the discomfort/pinching with the headband pad so I ordered one to try it. It did help a little bit, but not completely, so I ended up making my own pad. See the picture I uploaded of my DIY pad compared to the stock pad. All I did was cut a thin strip of plastic the same size as the stock band to use as the base. I used the plastic from a small notebook cover, but anything thin and flexible will do. I then had my crafty wife sew a tube of fabric with a block of foam in it slightly thinner than than the plastic piece. Then I just glued it to the plastic base. The fabric I used won't last forever, but for now it's sturdy and makes these phones EXTREMELY comfortable now. It doesn't even look bad! I'll probably look for some nicer material/leatherette and make a more permanent one at some point, but for now this works perfectly. If you are having trouble with the stock pad hurting your head, try making your own, it was very easy since it just snaps into place. KRK should just made a pad like this as an option.
I really love these headphones now.