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post #826 of 975
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I have two sets of pads - the original that coming with and a new pair. Both are completly dark-grey/black. I listen with the new.
Any difference in sound between the two?
post #827 of 975

It is the said that pads for the 701 (and I assume the 702 since, as I understand it, they're the same pads) improve the sonics, including the bass, of the 501 noticeably. I cannot attest to that myself.

post #828 of 975
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Any difference in sound between the two?

 

no replicable differences ... they look and feel as the same too.

post #829 of 975
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Originally Posted by FritzS View Post

no replicable differences ... they look and feel as the same too.
I am using my k701 ear pads on k501 snd like them a lot.
post #830 of 975
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I am using my k701 ear pads on k501 snd like them a lot.

 

What kind of improvement can I expect ? 

post #831 of 975
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What kind of improvement can I expect ? 

 

Slightly more bass and weight. A little smoother mids. I prefer them through MF X-Can V3. The sound through Matrix M-Stage is a little warmer.

 

Do you have possibility to test the combination?

post #832 of 975
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

 

Slightly more bass and weight. A little smoother mids. I prefer them through MF X-Can V3. The sound through Matrix M-Stage is a little warmer.

 

Do you have possibility to test the combination?

 

Not really but my pads smell smoke ( first owner was a smoker ) and I began to consider buying new one. if K701 pads would be an improvment I could consider buying these ? they're much pricey so I would want to know if it worthes the extra price.

post #833 of 975
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Not really but my pads smell smoke ( first owner was a smoker ) and I began to consider buying new one. if K701 pads would be an improvment I could consider buying these ? they're much pricey so I would want to know if it worthes the extra price.
I see. The safest bet of course would be to buy k501 pads if you already like the sound. K701 pads make k501 sound a bit more bassy but also a little less airy. So it is a trade off really.
post #834 of 975
fwiw I have used k501 with k701 pads for a couple of days now and I prefer it to my hd650 and k701 headphones. The soundstage is larger than hd650 and the sound is livlier and more natural. I listen a lot to acoustic music (classical and jazz) and k501 with k701 pads is as beautiful as a woman's touch (as someone else put it on another forum). The bass is nice and extended without overpronounced mid bass as in hd650. The overall sound is lush and very exciting but never fatiguing or harsh. Very detailed and with nice soundstage and imaging, more transparent than with original pads. This is through my MF x-can and matrix amplifiers (no big difference there).
post #835 of 975
And they look quite nice too :-)

post #836 of 975
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

Not really but my pads smell smoke ( first owner was a smoker ) and I began to consider buying new one. if K701 pads would be an improvment I could consider buying these ? they're much pricey so I would want to know if it worthes the extra price.

 

If I buy'd the K501, I dont know more about the pre-owner, so I buy'd new pads too.

 

Now Jeton Classic Reference (JET 60 802) runs with K501, I am very pleased!

 

The sound of the K501 remember me more than all other AKG's to the K1000 - this I had only for few moth to test and I must give them back.

 

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Various-Artists-Classic-Reference/hnum/4530466

 

I own some other Jeton Samplers too:

https://www.jpc.de/s/jeton?isssl=1&pd_sampler=Jazz%20Sampler

 

Jeton-Reference-Highlights-Vol-1-Ltd-Edition  JET 89 112
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Jeton-Reference-Highlights-Vol-1-Ltd-Edition/hnum/1852446

 

Jeton-Reference-Highlights-Vol-2-Ltd-Edition JET 89 113
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Jeton-Reference-Highlights-Vol-2-Ltd-Edition/hnum/1852455

 

On this both very interested: Chris Barber, Charly Antolini, Ray Brown, Wolfhound, etc.

 

I own two old Jeton CD's too "Jeton Reference 113/10 CD" (Sanyo) and "Jeton Ichu CD 121/1"


Edited by FritzS - 2/11/13 at 5:40am
post #837 of 975
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fwiw I have used k501 with k701 pads for a couple of days now and I prefer it to my hd650 and k701 headphones. The soundstage is larger than hd650 and the sound is livlier and more natural. I listen a lot to acoustic music (classical and jazz) and k501 with k701 pads is as beautiful as a woman's touch (as someone else put it on another forum). The bass is nice and extended without overpronounced mid bass as in hd650. The overall sound is lush and very exciting but never fatiguing or harsh. Very detailed and with nice soundstage and imaging, more transparent than with original pads. This is through my MF x-can and matrix amplifiers (no big difference there).

Interesting. I've been using k601 pads on my 501's for a few years now and, while better than the stock ones, I've always thought if they had a bit more bass response I'd never look at another headphone. I've been meaning to try k701 pads but never gotten round to it, guess now's the timek701smile.gif

post #838 of 975
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post

fwiw I have used k501 with k701 pads for a couple of days now and I prefer it to my hd650 and k701 headphones. The soundstage is larger than hd650 and the sound is livlier and more natural. I listen a lot to acoustic music (classical and jazz) and k501 with k701 pads is as beautiful as a woman's touch (as someone else put it on another forum). The bass is nice and extended without overpronounced mid bass as in hd650. The overall sound is lush and very exciting but never fatiguing or harsh. Very detailed and with nice soundstage and imaging, more transparent than with original pads. This is through my MF x-can and matrix amplifiers (no big difference there).

Are the pads easy to swap?  Any tips on how?

post #839 of 975

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Are the pads easy to swap?  Any tips on how?

 

They're incredibly easy to swap, the picture below should help. The four lugs on the phone sit in the cutouts on the pads and you twist the pads to lock them in place. To remove them you hold the cup with one hand and twist the pad with the other. I wish some other manufacturers used a system as simple as this, and as all the K/Q 701/2 use the same mechanism it's easy to pad roll.beerchug.gif

 

post #840 of 975

Actually it just struck me; do the memory pads on the 65th Anniversary 702 use the same mechanism? Mmm... I wonder how they would work on the K501basshead.gif

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