- May 18, 2021
The K371 fits me perfectly and I find it very comfortable for long periods of time. The BT version which I tried first was pretty awful though and the shallower pads meant the driver covers pressed against my ears causing pain after a while. Loud creaking from the left earcup which houses the BT electronics and amp was also a major annoyance. Both issues have been widely reported on this model. Back it went for a full refund.Simply put, a properly voiced experimental model (calling it that due to lack of replacement parts) with exemplary bass for cans and THD problems around upper midrange and with a terrible fit. Nothing more, nothing less.
Hopefully a MkII or so will come someday...
I agree with you about the lack of spare parts. That simply isn't good enough. Luckily I have numerous headphones I rotate but for those that use the K371 as their sole or primary headphone then the issues reported with the headband breaking at a vulnerable point on either side, plus the lack of official replacement earpads (and an easy way to fit them in the way they are at the factory) are of concern. The folding/extending mechanism is something I never tamper with but I know that it irks many users who do.
A MkII version that resolves these and other issues that have been reported would be great. The sound of the K371 I am very happy with. They are fabulous sounding given their price point and I feel they hold their own when compared to some of my costlier headphones. If it wasn't for Amir's very good review it's unlikely I'd have added them to my collection and I'm glad I did.