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post #751 of 975

what about a K500?

post #752 of 975
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Originally Posted by tdogzthmn View Post

what about a K500?

I'd consider it, but only if I keep having trouble finding the 501's I've been looking for.
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post #754 of 975

Yeah, I was going to bid on that but the blockhead took it down off auction with three days left and one bid on it.

So I'm still looking, and will pay top-dollar for a good set.
post #755 of 975

SOLD at ebay.

 

Mine AKG K501 (almost not used, like a new) are for SALE, but for a price of AKG K701, here: http://www.ebay.pl/itm/121048410147

I made too much effort (and money) to get it, therefore I can't sell it cheaper in such a perfect condition.

 

I like them, but I have to use sealed headphones and already have more high-end open which I also unable to use (listening in the night).

Having taste for electronic/instrumental/psychedelic music mostly, K501 are reveal too much simplicity of music of that kind - with K701 it's even worse, but they are more popular, so better reference headphones for me, to test "compatibility" with my DIY components.

For quite a few old jazz albums I use to listen to, I sometimes use worn and current driven only DT770 Pro 250, old Stax SR-Gamma only driven by modded SRM-1, or Sony MDR-CD3000 sometimes current driven also,.... but not SR-007, HE-6, K501 or K701 because they show too much flaws in these recordings.

My K501 are for sure not burned-in yet, so selling it is probably a mistake.


Edited by borizm - 1/20/13 at 9:36am
post #756 of 975
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Originally Posted by borizm View Post

Mine AKG K501 (almost not used, like a new) are for SALE, but for a price of AKG K701, here: http://www.ebay.pl/itm/121048410147

I made too much effort (and money) to get it, therefore I can't sell it cheaper in such a perfect condition.

 

I like them, but I have to use sealed headphones and already have more high-end open which I also unable to use (listening in the night).

Having taste for electronic/instrumental/psychedelic music mostly, K501 are reveal too much simplicity of music of that kind - with K701 it's even worse, but they are more popular, so better reference headphones for me, to test "compatibility" with my DIY components.

For quite a few old jazz albums I use to listen to, I sometimes use worn and current driven only DT770 Pro 250, old Stax SR-Gamma only driven by modded SRM-1, or Sony MDR-CD3000 sometimes current driven also,.... but not SR-007, HE-6, K501 or K701 because they show too much flaws in these recordings.

My K501 are for sure not burned-in yet, so selling it is probably a mistake.


You've got a PM

post #757 of 975

How do ear pads from k601 work on k501 soundwise?

post #758 of 975

Works very well for me, softer, more comfy, soundwise still awesome when I listen to Anner Bylsma biggrin.gif
 

post #759 of 975
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post

Works very well for me, softer, more comfy, soundwise still awesome when I listen to Anner Bylsma biggrin.gif
 

 

Thanks. Have you noticed any changes in sound whatsoever? I would even like Queyras to sound good when I listen biggrin.gif

post #760 of 975

Not really, some say it sounds different in bass, not for me, I think it's placebo effect, powerfull stuff biggrin.gif

 

Queyras isn't that bad, pretty good even IMO, but he ain't no Bylsma wink_face.gif

 

Cheers m8, good luck with the 501
 

post #761 of 975
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Cheers m8, good luck with the 501

 

Thanks. They are a pure joy already wink.gif

post #762 of 975

I've tried K601 pads on the K501 (I believe the version I had was V1 at the time). Honestly the sonic difference was not that big. They are much much more comfortable but I never had issues with the stock K501 pad comfort, and the K601 pads cost me something like $40-50 direct from AKG, which is a little too much for not enough benefit. I think I've written something about the sonic differences somewhere on the forum.

 

EDIT: went back and read some of my old posts in this thread. tdockweiler doesn't like the K601 pads on the K501 but I never said anything negative about it.


Edited by Ikarios - 1/22/13 at 9:10am
post #763 of 975
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Originally Posted by Ikarios View Post

I've tried K601 pads on the K501 (I believe the version I had was V1 at the time). Honestly the sonic difference was not that big. They are much much more comfortable but I never had issues with the stock K501 pad comfort, and the K601 pads cost me something like $40-50 direct from AKG, which is a little too much for not enough benefit. I think I've written something about the sonic differences somewhere on the forum.

 

EDIT: went back and read some of my old posts in this thread. tdockweiler doesn't like the K601 pads on the K501 but I never said anything negative about it.

 

Hi Ikarios. I also read an article on Headfonia where the author didn't like k501 with k601 pads because of, as he says, a boomy bass. I think I will wait with this "upgrade" happy_face1.gif

post #764 of 975

Everybody has his own experience of course, but a boomy bass confused_face_2.gif  

 

I'm not buying it biggrin.gif
 

post #765 of 975
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post

Everybody has his own experience of course, but a boomy bass confused_face_2.gif  

 

I'm not buying it biggrin.gif
 

 

I also think something is fishy with the article on Headfonia. I have tried the pads from my k701 on the k501 and think that, although there are certain differences, the sound is not necessarily worse compared with the stock pads. I doubt that k601 pads could make such a "dramatic" difference, 

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