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post #766 of 973
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

 

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, 

I just recievied my 501's today and I want to replace the ear pads, but they are $30.00+ a piece.  Are there different options or i'm stuck paying that much for them?

post #767 of 973
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Originally Posted by beatfreak View Post

I just recievied my 501's today and I want to replace the ear pads, but they are $30.00+ a piece.  Are there different options or i'm stuck paying that much for them?


In UK, the k501 pads cost $10+ a piece:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k501_ohrpolster.htm

post #768 of 973
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In UK, the k501 pads cost $10+ a piece:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k501_ohrpolster.htm

Yeah I looked into that, they are $11.50 a piece + $30.00 to ship to the US.mad.gif  There has to be other options.

post #769 of 973
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Originally Posted by beatfreak View Post

Yeah I looked into that, they are $11.50 a piece + $30.00 to ship to the US.mad.gif  There has to be other options.

 

Did you contact AKG directly? Give them a call. The last time I was looking for AKG parts I called their office in the US (I think Rodriguez was the guy's last name? can't remember) and he was very helpful with pulling up part numbers to the things I was looking for. Unfortunately K501/601/701 pads are going to be very expensive due to the way they attach to the cups.

post #770 of 973
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Originally Posted by Ikarios View Post

 

Did you contact AKG directly? Give them a call. The last time I was looking for AKG parts I called their office in the US (I think Rodriguez was the guy's last name? can't remember) and he was very helpful with pulling up part numbers to the things I was looking for. Unfortunately K501/601/701 pads are going to be very expensive due to the way they attach to the cups.

AKG no longer stocks them.  Thanks for the idea.

post #771 of 973
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Originally Posted by beatfreak View Post


Yeah I looked into that, they are $11.50 a piece + $30.00 to ship to the US.mad.gif
  There has to be other options.

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I just received a set of K501 earpads (PN 2458M0404) from AKG USA in Northridge California. They were $19 for the pair and about $8 for Fedex shipping to me here in SoCal. I ordered them via the phone (818-920-3279) about 5 days ago, so that should be a pretty accurate price.
post #772 of 973
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I just received a set of K501 earpads (PN 2458M0404) from AKG USA in Northridge California. They were $19 for the pair and about $8 for Fedex shipping to me here in SoCal. I ordered them via the phone (818-920-3279) about 5 days ago, so that should be a pretty accurate price.

Nice I will give them a call tomorrow!  Thank you!

post #773 of 973

How many of you K501 owners have currently or at one time owned the K500?  I have one now and still think its a great sounding headphone but I've never heard it compared to the K501 myself.

post #774 of 973

@beatfreak if you can't get ahold of someone there, I found the email for the AKG parts guy I contacted to get K601/701 pads and some various K240 parts:

frank.rodriguez@harman.com

 

@tdogzthmn I can't give you a direct comparison since I've never heard the K501 but from what I've read, the K500 sounds pretty much identical to the K501 as it used the same drivers (and maybe baffles too?) at one point or another. It's been a while since I've done any reading on the K500, though, so my memory is fuzzy.

post #775 of 973
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Originally Posted by Ralf Hutter View Post


??

I just received a set of K501 earpads (PN 2458M0404) from AKG USA in Northridge California. They were $19 for the pair and about $8 for Fedex shipping to me here in SoCal. I ordered them via the phone (818-920-3279) about 5 days ago, so that should be a pretty accurate price.

Thats weird, Frank quoted me a price of $34.90 a pair.

 

Matt,
 
I have that version cushion in stock.  $34.90 per pair
 
Frank Rodriguez
Customer Service Administrator
AKG /Soundcraft /Studer /Crown Microphone
 
Harman/Microphone/Mixer Division
8500 Balboa Blvd
Dock 15
Northridge, CA 91329
Phone: 818-920-3279
post #776 of 973

Anyone of you guys tried to do the "k701 Friend or Foe" mod on k501?

post #777 of 973

Posted my pair on eBay but would much rather reach a deal with someone from the boards.  PM me if interested
 

post #778 of 973

Man, I really wish I could say I love the K501 as much as others, but the honeymoon has kind of ended for me. I certainly like them, and they do a lot of things well, but more and more I've realized that the mids just don't live up to the hype. redface.gif

post #779 of 973
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Man, I really wish I could say I love the K501 as much as others, but the honeymoon has kind of ended for me. I certainly like them, and they do a lot of things well, but more and more I've realized that the mids just don't live up to the hype. redface.gif


Do you prefer the K501 or K601? normal_smile%20.gif

I liked the K501, but it's soundstage was so massive. Once I got my Q701 though I sold the K501 and kept the K601.

I kind of prefer the K601 to the K501, but it's just preferences. K601 is a bit warmer too.

 

I hate to see what the going rate is now for a used K501. Maybe $300?

post #780 of 973
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Do you prefer the K501 or K601? normal_smile%20.gif

I liked the K501, but it's soundstage was so massive. Once I got my Q701 though I sold the K501 and kept the K601.

I kind of prefer the K601 to the K501, but it's just preferences. K601 is a bit warmer too.

 

I hate to see what the going rate is now for a used K501. Maybe $300?

 

Yeah, I think I prefer the K601, too, though it has been a while since I heard it. I do remember the mids being a lot more pleasant, with shouty-ness only coming through with certain female vocalists. With these, they are shouty with a good number of vocalists, both male and female. I've even EQ'd the upper-mid region down, and they can still be shouty.

 

$300 is the going rate I've been seeing, which is crazy since just about a year ago I was seeing them go for $150. Maybe David Mahler's 'Battle Of The Flagships' thread revitalized interest in them?

 

With demand for them being so high I wonder if I could get someone to trade me their Z1000s. I've been wanting to try those for some time. tongue.gif

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