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KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 109 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 4.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality5.0   above average
Music4.7   above average
Mixing4.6   above average
Price4.5   average
Sound4.4   average
Monitor4.3   average
Speaker4.2   above average
Comfortable3.6   below average
Cable2.8   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"I'm particularly happy that the cable included is long and durable which was a major problem with my last headphones; the cord didn't break but I always felt that in any moment it would."
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"My only problem with this is that the cable which comes at a length of 8 feet is very inconvenient."
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"The only small complaint I have is that the cord is very long and I keep stepping on it and it comes unplugged."
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"It's nice that the cord is detachable, but it's a hassle that you don't have the option of using the quite common 3.5mm to 3.5mm cord."
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"The only complaint I have is that the cord is not coiled."
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"I'm particularly happy that the cable included is long and durable which was a major problem with my last headphones; the cord didn't break but I always felt that in any moment it would."
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"Clear sound, comfortable fit, long cord for easy movement."
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"It's nice that the cord is detachable, but it's a hassle that you don't have the option of using the quite common 3.5mm to 3.5mm cord."
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"The detachable cable is great, except that the jack on the headphone is unique, so you probably can't find a usable generic cable."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I searched long and hard to find the most comfortable headphones for myself."
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"I'm comfortable with the M50 series and was worried that I wouldn't like these as much."
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"For example, the MDR-V55 was made of fairly cheap plastic, which broke, and lacked comfort too."
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"If it wasn't for the pinching, they'd be amazingly comfortable."
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"Unfortunately, however, the lack of comfort makes them an impedance to any sustained sessions of studio work."
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"Not just for comfort but the accuracy of the sound it reproduces is just amazing."
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"Clear sound, comfortable fit, long cord for easy movement."
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"For their size they are pretty light and very comfortable, the the most important things with full size headphones."
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"These headphones have a very pleasing sound, and are very comfortable."
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"They are really comfortable for me as well, I just had to adjust the headband a bit, and can barely feel them on my head even after hours of use."
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"Comfortable, durable, and good sound quality"
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Level

Level:
"Works great to boost the level up just a little bit to overcome some of the background noise around you on the train."
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"I'm super happy with the included in-line level control, but almost mainly because it's not part of the primary cable."
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"Detail level is very nice (though again, can't compare to anything professional) If you want phones only for listening to music you have much better option with exiting sound and cheaper price."
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"If you have a slightly higher budget than that, I'd recommend looking at a different brand as you can a decent pair of mid level studio headphones for a bit more (used, most likely)."
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"There's hardly any bleed when the cans are sealed off, even at pretty loud levels, so your vocal recording will be relatively quiet."
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Listening

Listening:
"The 8.2 foot straight cable is excessive when listening at a desk, but awesome when recording or moving around the room."
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"These may not be the best every day listening headphones if you don't want that flat studio sound."
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"Unfortunately, the sound, and feeling i get from listening to them is not portable."
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"I started making music that way, years ago, when I was just messing around and learning how to play, and after listening to the tracks I had made on other headphones, I feel pretty pathetic."
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"Shure makes a compelling pair of in-ear headphones for casual listening as well, but they are more expensive."
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"These headphones are great for mixing and tracking, but they are less than thrilling for your casual listening pleasure."
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"Do as I say not as I do as I can't tell you how many times I have mixed and even mastered using this great headset only to find inadequacies listening back through speakers (balance, not instrument reproduction or accuracy thereof).In summary....If you are looking to acquire a very good and very accurate studio headset, you will not be let down with the KRK KNS8400."
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"I use them in the recording studio for very accurate track listening."
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Mixing

Mixing:
"I always had problems mixing the high end for vocals, finding the I tend to add a little bit too much sheen to the point that it ends up sounding thin and shrill on some speakers."
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"Perfect for mixing on headphones."
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"Happy mixing m m "
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"These headphones are great for mixing and tracking, but they are less than thrilling for your casual listening pleasure."
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"These headphones make for an excellent mixing experience, and a moderate, unexciting casual listening experience for those who prefer huge bass."
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"Great for mixing, especially when I have my loud air conditioner running."
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Monitor

Monitor:
"I paid $150 for these because i thought my sony mdr v600 were not comfortable but they are even less comfortable than the sony the are tough build headphones and i thought since i have krk monitors it would be like having them on my ear but i was wrong,i dont recommend these for vocals only for beats"
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"I bought these headphones because I currently do not have access to my studio monitors and was not pleased with how crappy my mixes were comming out."
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"It's hard to believe that a company that makes 10k monitors would sell their best headphones for just over a c note."
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"These are ideal for that producer that recently had a child and is limited in the amount of time their able to monitor recordings through studio monitors."
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"They are really flat and pretty decent as monitors."
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"However, if you're a music creator, and are looking for monitoring headphones to step into the professional pool, I would say these would augment (KRK's) external monitors perfectly."
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"These headphones do one thing very, very well - play back the music like a monitor: flat, uncolored, with all its imperfections."
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Music

Music:
"Casual music listeners will likely not be overly amazed by these headphones."
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"Music is also clear and realistic."
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"You will be amazed and enjoy rediscovering your music collection too."
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"These headphones do one thing very, very well - play back the music like a monitor: flat, uncolored, with all its imperfections."
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", but with this awesome headphone, you can hear every each instrument and notice it one by one, even that i sometimes listen to pretty heavy music such as death metal or heavy metal,and if you are a guitar player or a musician then you would buy it,and the price is perfect, Thanks to KRK and my friends who recommended this to me."
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",i recommend it to whoever never had a monitor headphones, who enjoys gaming and movies or want to hear the music as it really is, for example i couldn't hear the bass guitar at all with other headphones !"
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Price

Price:
"For example, the MDR-V55 was made of fairly cheap plastic, which broke, and lacked comfort too."
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"(otherwise they will sound very weak)I personally use a very cheap Amp, Fiio e5 (which seems to suffice just fine)."
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"This pair of headphones are some of the best I've had for the price range they're in."
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"Great value at a great price! "
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", but with this awesome headphone, you can hear every each instrument and notice it one by one, even that i sometimes listen to pretty heavy music such as death metal or heavy metal,and if you are a guitar player or a musician then you would buy it,and the price is perfect, Thanks to KRK and my friends who recommended this to me."
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"Great price also for this quality product! "
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"The comfort, detail and price will not disappoint you."
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Quality

Quality:
"Extremely comfortable to wear for prolonged periods of time and the quality of the sound is superb for the price."
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"Comfortable, durable, and good sound quality"
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"Fantastic audio quality, and very little sound bleeding."
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"I am truly amazed at the build quality and sound quality of these headphones."
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Sound

Sound:
"I would highly recommend an interface with these, because they are weak through a computer itself, even with a decent sound card."
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"I eventually changed both speakers from the Sony to the KRK chassis.....By no means does the KRK sound bad, just not as accurate as everyone thinks they are."
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"they do sound nice overall but they are not perfect."
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"Not that these sound bad but it seems a lot of people have missed the point of headphones such as these."
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"(otherwise they will sound very weak)I personally use a very cheap Amp, Fiio e5 (which seems to suffice just fine)."
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"When I tried KSN8400 I was actually pretty disappointed how uneven it sounds."
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"Sound is clear, crisp and balanced."
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"I'm no audiophile (yet) but believe me they sound good."
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"I spent months researching which pair of cans were best for true sound."
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"Clear sound, comfortable fit, long cord for easy movement."
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"I use these to listen to hypnosis, and the sound is perfect."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"As expected, they are a bit inefficient, but all good speakers and headphones need power to be able to do their job right."
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"I had a pair of Sony MDR-V55 DJ headphones hanging around where the chassis was broken, but the speakers still worked."
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"As expected, they are a bit inefficient, but all good speakers and headphones need power to be able to do their job right."
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"I'd like to see a good set of speakers do that."
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"Do as I say not as I do as I can't tell you how many times I have mixed and even mastered using this great headset only to find inadequacies listening back through speakers (balance, not instrument reproduction or accuracy thereof).In summary....If you are looking to acquire a very good and very accurate studio headset, you will not be let down with the KRK KNS8400."
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"So when you pressed down on the clear plastic itself, the speaker would begin playing again."
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"Upon dissasembling the right headphone to see the issue, I came to conclusion that the coil inside the speaker wasn't wrapped tightly enough and was pressing against the top of the clear plastic that covers the speaker itself."
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