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A Review On: AKG K 702 Black

AKG K 702 Black

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Pros: Excellent clarity and detail

Cons: bass richness not as soul pumping as others, long time to burn in

It took a good long time to burn these puppies in. From forum advice put 120 odd hours burn in on them before I critically judged them them.

In truth I almost sold them. Not because they weren't excellent headphones but just because my personal taste is for richer more warming base rather than the cold precise clarity they were giving me.

But from laziness i kept them about and ended up using them as my every day cans for a week when others like my Denon AH-D2000s were elsewhere and I have to admit I fell back in love with them.

They had plenty in that the likes of the denons or cheaper bose couldn't emulate with a whole band of clarity they would produce in sounds you just wouldnt hear with other cans. In addition the positioning is awsome. I often found myself thinking noises were outside my door or pulling off my cans to check it wasnt real from movies and TV series. 


However they still dont make me melt like my Denons do.

Its not that the AKG 702s cant produce amazing base or the same warmth, it's that the clinical detail dwarfes its ability. It's Pro is almost it's con in that regard.


If you like classical music, strings, guitar or clear punctual techno or anything that deserves clear detailed reproduction you'll love these. For wider orchestral warmth, heart thumping base or more broad musical blending probably best look elsewhere.


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Thinking about selling my K712 and going for the K702 instead, for that flatter, more "clinical" level of detail.  The K712 has it too but it's often overwhelmed by the extended bass, an "improvement" I think many new buyers will find pleasing.
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