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post #16 of 992
ordered them on monday night (after they closed) with 2-day shipping. the shipped the next day and got here today.
post #17 of 992
I am of the firm opinion that bass is highly overrated. This is why I love the DT880 so much, as it is completely recording dependant.
I jut might have to snag a pair of 501's. I just recently started listening to a bit more Jazz.

Then again, there is that problem of the 701's looming right over my head urging me to buy them.
post #18 of 992
i find the female vocal are extremely addictive in K501!
post #19 of 992
I also like the k501 for jazz and classical too. I think the bass bette reflects what concert bass sounds like. The wide sound stage also helps me better position and separate instruments. And as for the midrange, they're AKG cans so you know what that means.
post #20 of 992
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Originally Posted by DieInAFire
The mids I like alot more on the AKG K501s, and the soundstage is ALOT wider. They also don't have that Sennheiser deathgrip

wider soundstage then the sennheisers? This I must hear.
post #21 of 992
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnB180
wider soundstage then the sennheisers? This I must hear.
It's not just a little tad bit wider. A LOT wider. Or my ears are broken. Of course, Sennheisers have as much depth if not more depth. But width AKGS have
post #22 of 992
ya, soundstage is huge, think football field size
post #23 of 992
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RnB180
wider soundstage then the sennheisers? This I must hear.
HD580/600 soundstage is really not that big in the scheme of things... I used to think it was one of the biggest soundstages around, but it's not the case. In fact it's on the narrow side if you compare it to several other high end headphones.
post #24 of 992
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Originally Posted by fewtch
HD580/600 soundstage is really not that big in the scheme of things... I used to think it was one of the biggest soundstages around, but it's not the case. In fact it's on the narrow side if you compare it to several other high end headphones.
I've always heard that the DT880 soundstage is wider than the Sennheiser.
post #25 of 992
I'll throw some luvv to the K501 too. There alot of K501 haters out there due to their "lack" of bass. However i find it tight, fast and accurate. Damn good headphone. Very impressed.
post #26 of 992
interesting, I have the 501s and 601s in front of me.
these are quick 1 minute impressions out of the box.

both cans exhibit a lovely sound,
501s have a front row in your face sound stage that is wide but flat,
601s have distant sound stage, a treble more recessed then the 501's and larger bass presence.

burning in as I type.

my woodied hd 600s still have the superior sound stage at the moment in terms of natural representation having both depth and width.
post #27 of 992
wow you got them fast

from headroom?
post #28 of 992
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnB180
interesting, I have the 501s and 601s in front of me.
these are quick 1 minute impressions out of the box.
How's the comfort? As I understand the two phones have different pad material, with the 601's being softer.
post #29 of 992
Can you do all us K501ers a favor and try the K601 pads on K501 and report back, curious if they reinforce the bass,

From AKG's press release on the K601's "Breathable velour ear pads enhancing the bass response"
post #30 of 992
How is the bass depth on these phones? I think a lower bass quantity is forgivable, but I like good bass depth.
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