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AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Reviews

BillsonChang007

Great all rounder

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Pros: Midrange, soundstage, imaging, build quality, comfort, self-adjusted headband, all-in one reference headphone

Cons: Huge earcups, treble spike, sub bass, would prefer more warmth

I purchased a used pair of AKG K702 65th Anniversary Review two months ago from the owner of VeritasBN. It was in great condition and I have been using it with FiiO E09K/E07K which was also bought from the same seller. They work great together. Throughout these two months, I have been using it for music listening, gaming and movie. What I am writing below is all belongs to my opinion and my thoughts on it after two months of using it.   Before I get started, I would like to mention that I am a “Midrange-Head” and was never a fan of over-emphasized bass. Just like bass-head, I prefer as much midrange as possible, preferably smooth, warm but not too muddy, and detailed mids. My...
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roguegeek

How Does It Compare Against The Standard K702?

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Pros: signature, build, comfort, value

Cons: detail, soundstage, sparse packaging and extras considering it's a limited edition

Build Quality These are built very much the same as the previous K701, K702, and Q701. Lots of rugged plastic, a leather headband, and velour pad. The removable cable seems to be slightly less thick than the previous iterations. Although I wouldn't be throwing these things around or using them outside, the combination of materials and assembly quality make for a very well built can. The only thing I have a problem with the elastic bands used to supply the tension and adjustability of the headband. As with all previous models, these will eventually become loose and frail and will need to be replaced down the line.   Comfort These are the same comfortable headphones as any of...
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bpandbass

K702 Annies: Q701s with a darker side, better with more genres, but still a K7-series

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Pros: articulate mids, intimate soundstage, dark, smooth, non-sibilant highs, highly detailed, comfortable, clean bass, not picky with cheaper amps

Cons: No extra goodies in the box, not as transparent at times as the Q701, not warm, no real bass slam and picky with tubes (like most K7's),

UPDATE: I made a few updates after comparing the Annies to other headphones in the my collection, and running them on my Maverick Audio A1 hybrid amp.   The K702 "Annies" are basically the sonic precursor to the K712 Pros, which just rolled off the assembly line. Think of them as a Quincy Jones Q701 but with squishier ear pads, no headband bumps, softer, less sibilant highs, a little more mid bass, more intimate vocals, and a thicker sound. Instruments don't quite float in the air like they do with the Q701, but to me, the less bright highs and non-aggressive upper mids make them easier to listen to for longer periods of time, and surprisingly make them a bit easier to pick...
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megawhacko

Beginner in the headphone world

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Pros: Great for all types of music and gaming

Cons: Cant think of any

I bought these awhile back to mainly use for gaming and music on my pc. This is my first set of "real" headphones so my opinion on here is probably is probably not as valid as others but i will say i absolutely love this set of cans. I came from owning gamer headphones like the steelseries 7h and sennheiser pc 363d because i really just didnt know any better. I finally started to move away from gaming but i still wanted something i could use for gaming occassionally but for my main use to be music. I started to do some research online and decided to take the dive and purchased these headphones on amazon for 350$ and i can say it was money well spent. Im not gonna get into all the...
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tdockweiler

Pretty OK, but not worth more than $350 (IMO)

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Pros: Slightly fuller sounding than Q701

Cons: Less treble and upper mids. Sounds too dark almost.

Compared to Q701: (most of this has already been mentioned in other reviews)   More forward sounding and upfront, except for upper mids (and most female vocals) Warmer and fuller sounding than Q701, but not by much. Sounds slightly more muffled and not as clear. Imaging seems better. I think my brain is just fooled due to flat pads and a warmer sound signature. Way less treble and upper mids took a nose drive. Sounds darker than MY HD-650. Weird. Soundstage seems much smaller and the sound is definitely less airy. The deal killer for me is that most female vocals often sound much more distant. Q701 sounds more balanced to me. So does my...
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Magick Man

Solid headphones

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Pros: Overall, very competent

Cons: They're still huge suckers

So, I'm listening to the K702 65th Aniv cans, through the ECBA, and they're not bad. In fact, they're mostly the same as the regular Q/K701s, with a little more bass extension, less grain (likely better THD numbers), and cooler looks. They probably cherry-picked the best transducers and played with the foam in front of the baffle. No biggie. "Evolutionary, not revolutionary" is the phrase that comes to mind. Very solid cans and well worth the $350 I paid. Are they worth $500, which is the typical retail? Sure. There are many other big-name cans out there that are priced the same, or higher, that don't sound this good. So, why not? (Lower is better, of course.) I gave the K701s a 3.5 out...
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