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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...
I'm still breaking in the 65th anv but listened to them briefly tonight and switching from the K701 to the 65th showed a clear volume difference so I broke out the SPL meter and measured. Playing pink noise and with the volume set to generate 70 dB on the K701, switching to the 65th shows 72 dB. Pretty clear these are not the same and even though they have the same impedance and efficiency specs the 65th anv is much easier to drive. I've always felt AKG's efficiency...
I received a pair of these yesterday. I have many headphones including a pair of K701s that are about 5 years old, so very well run in, and out of the box the 65th edition sounds obviously different to me. More bass with a much more forward sound signature so they sound louder in direct comparison. They also sound kinda tight and not as open as the well used K701s which is what I would expect for a new pair. We'll see how they change as they get some more hours on them....
I own both vol. 1 and 2 of that set as well as the Blues, Soul and Classical boxes from the same series. They're all very worth having, especially if you pick them up from one of the third party sellers on Amazon in the $30-40 range.
Purity Ring - Shrines  
Do all of emotiva's amps have the + and - connectors so far apart? That seems really odd.
Kelly Joe Phelps - Brother Sinner & the Whale       Hacienda - Shakedown     Infected Mushroom - Army of Mushrooms  
Mozart - The Last Six Symphonies - SACD  
So what regions has this headphone been released in? I assume it's not available in the US yet.
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