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Old 06-01-2011, 01:01 PM
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Default Why is the AKG k518 (LE) so much cheaper in colour?

I'm assuming the "LE" just stands for "limited edition", but I'm disconcerted as to how the price varies so much between colours. Is there a difference in sound quality between these limited edition versions and the normal K518 DJ's?

An example of the differences I mean (I know this website to be trustworthy): http://www.play.com/Search.html?sear...string=akg+518

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:04 PM
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Well hello and welcome!

I'm gonna guess that the only difference is the color, and the reason for the price varying so much is just that they produced a certain amount of each color, and the other colors just haven't sold as much. Supply and demand. Again, just a guess.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:09 PM
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yeah, I think its just supply and demand.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:05 PM
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Hi and welcome.

Just an additional information:

The cable of the DJs ist longer, than the one on the LEs.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:52 PM
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oh good, i was worried about that, how long is the cable on the LE version?
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:02 AM
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Urgh, sorry it was the other way around.

According to the AKG homepage

LE - 4m
DJ - 3m
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:55 AM
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Both are still excellent for "on the go listening" tho,...but I'd prefer 1 meter or so.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:17 PM
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If i was to attempt re-cabling them, how difficult would that be/ how much would a decent cable cost?
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Well, easiest and most cost efficient would be to do something like this to just shorten the cord instead of actually full on recabling it.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:33 PM
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from amazon
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What's in the Box

  • One pair of white Limited Edition AKG K 518 over-ear headphones with a 1/4-inch adapter and a 1-meter-long cable
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028N78DY
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Nice find Mr Popo.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:41 PM
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well I do tend to read the info on things before i buy them XD
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But then getting the stuff is WAY less entertaining!
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lol I just got them in the mail, they have a 1m cord, It's actually a little shorter than im used to, but I don't think that I will have any problems with it.
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Ok, but you forgot to tell us something much more important now - LIKE HOW GOOD THEY SOUND!!! Heh, we await your impressions,...
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:10 PM
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Hm, what's going wrong on the AKG website then...

I got the DJs and they are quite nice.
Especially because I feel no pain, from their rather stiff clamp.
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Haha i was planning on letting them get a little burn in time, but I'l write something in the other thread
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Thank you sir,...
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I just ordered a pair myself,...WTF! I have all these cans, but no truly "portable" set. This should suffice IMO.
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These things sound fantastic!!! Quite easy to power (re: LOUD!!!), light weight, and contrary to popular belief - the clamping force is just right for mobile activities!!! These things truly ROCK!!!
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