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I listen 100% to headphones only because I no longer have the space for a speaker setup. I used to have a speaker system in a dedicated room and vastly preferred it. As soon as I have space again I'm kicking all my headphones to the curb. I've spent far more money on my headphone setup than I ever did on speakers while being generally less satisfied.
Yes you can re-terminate the stock cable. If you also get a female XLR you can keep the part you cut off and make a single ended adapter too. I did this and it works well. I haven't tried any aftermarket cables on the D7100 but I feel the long non-remote cable sounds significantly better than the remote cable.   BTW, beware of someone offering to make a custom cable using commodity 3.5mm mono connectors as they likely will not fit securely. I'm not sure where to source...
All you have to do is test for continuity since the cable detaches. Tip of the connector at the headphone end is positive so just find the wire that passes a signal when you touch both ends.   BTW, I just unscrewed the XLR on mine and the wires are red, white and two blacks. red is R+, white is L+ and you just have to figure out which is which on the blacks.
Yes it has four wires. I don't remember what colors they are but it's not hard to figure out what is what if you have a multi-meter.
When I had the K702 65th I also thought it reminded me of the HD650. I won't say it sounded like an HD650 but it definitely made me think more of the 650 than it did of the K701. It's mostly the pads that cause this, I moved the pads onto my K701 and it then reminded me of the HD650 too. Of course a well driven HD650 also has a very special quality that I think the K702 65th completely lacks. So you have a headphone that sounds more like a HD650 than it does an AKG K...
That seems a strange conclusion to draw from the posts in this thread. I think the opposite is more accurate.
The K701s I used to test the pads were 5 years old and have thousands of hours on them. The 65th anv had about 130 hours on them at the point I returned them but I just wasn't seeing the potential given that I was able to isolate the pads and wasn't at all pleased with their sound. I of course tried the K701 pads on the 65th anv too and that was better and I'm sure more time would have improved it further but I didn't hear anything that made me want to keep it given the...
I have not. Considered buying a Phonitor at one point but ended up making the mistake of getting a Decware mini-torii instead.   It turns out I sent my K702 65th back today. I wasn't thrilled with the sound at all, mostly because I think the new pads are a complete and utter miss from a sound quality perspective. To see what effect they have I swapped them onto my K701 and they made the headphone more bassy and warmer sounding but the bass is really fuzzy and they wipe...
My preference is currently for the Apex Peak/Volcano and they also sound really good off the Mjolnir. The first time I realized there was something interesting in the K701 was after I had them for 3 years and then purchased an HE-5LE which led me into experimenting with speaker amps to drive headphones. I tried the K701 off a speaker amp for the hell of it. At the time I hated the headphone and figured hooking them to a 100WPC speaker amp might destroy them, instead what...
There's nothing in the box of any value, basically just marketing materials and a warranty card.    Today is the first day I feel the K702 65th are almost listenable. That's about 120 hours of time. Out of the box and through yesterday the bass was wooly and annoying. I could listen for about 5 minutes and then had to take them off.   My last post stated I thought the drivers were different and I shouldn't have waded into those waters as that's not something that I...
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