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post #841 of 973

I think most AKG headphones use that? The 501 I owned had that as well as the 601 I owned a while back however yes the K702/65 use that mechanism as well.

post #842 of 973
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Originally Posted by DeadMeadow View Post

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


Yes. they do use the same mechanism. smile.gif

post #843 of 973
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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 time:k701smile:
Let us know what you think about it.
post #844 of 973

I'm interested too in all alternative pads review . I'm currently listen to jazz and classical with my K501 and i'm very very pleased with its sound k701smile.gif but i would prefer velours pads . So let me know what are the best from K601/K701/Q701/K702/annies tongue_smile.gif 

post #845 of 973

I use 601 pads. Overall the sound signature doesn't change much and theyare a bit more comfy
 

post #846 of 973
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Yes. they do use the same mechanism. smile.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I think most AKG headphones use that? The 501 I owned had that as well as the 601 I owned a while back however yes the K702/65 use that mechanism as well.

Yes I meant to say the 400/500/501/601/701 all use the same mechanism. Good to know the 65ths do as well thanks.

post #847 of 973
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I use 601 pads. Overall the sound signature doesn't change much and theyare a bit more comfy
 

It's possible that it's just the increased comfort but I felt the low frequencies were better, although no it doesn't make them into Monster Bass headphoneswink.gif

post #848 of 973

I'm thinking of buying the k701 pads,  AKG is selling them for $24.66 a piece, free shipping.  Sounds like a good price to me. Thoughts? 

post #849 of 973
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I'm thinking of buying the k701 pads,  AKG is selling them for $24.66 a piece, free shipping.  Sounds like a good price to me. Thoughts? 


I think it is a good price but it depends of course on how much you are willing to pay to pet your old k501 wink.gif

post #850 of 973
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I think it is a good price but it depends of course on how much you are willing to pay to pet your old k501 wink.gif

That's why I havent purchased them yet. I have only had my K501's for maybe a month now.  Upon listening for the first time I was not impressed, but i stuck with them and I havent even listened to my other phones in a week or two.  So I'm going to order the new pads and a couple other parts that I need to bring them up to "like new" standards.  

post #851 of 973

just a few words to say I could spend few hours with my K501 these last days and I'm really surprised to enjoy this headphone so much.

 

It brings me a very natural wey to present classical and jazz music with especially great, full and addictive mids. It's really the first can I own wich gives such a "speaker-like" experience.   This AKG is a perfect puchase to compliment my main headphone (Ultrasone Sig pro) which is amazing but offer a more "headphone" experience. IMO K501 is especially perfect for chamber music or litlle orchestra and small Jazz groups like Piano trios or Saxophone/horns + Rhythm section quartets/quintets. Voices and every acoustic music sound marvelous too.  

 

So .. i'm in love with my K501 which sound nearly like my Living room hifi gear.  redface.gif

post #852 of 973

@Sorrodje
 

my experience is the same - with some kind of music with K501 a relaxed hearing is feasible, sometimes I like my K501 more than my others k701smile.gif

 

K501 remembers my more than all others to the K1000!


Edited by FritzS - 2/15/13 at 6:16am
post #853 of 973
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

just a few words to say I could spend few hours with my K501 these last days and I'm really surprised to enjoy this headphone so much.

 

It brings me a very natural wey to present classical and jazz music with especially great, full and addictive mids. It's really the first can I own wich gives such a "speaker-like" experience.   This AKG is a perfect puchase to compliment my main headphone (Ultrasone Sig pro) which is amazing but offer a more "headphone" experience. IMO K501 is especially perfect for chamber music or litlle orchestra and small Jazz groups like Piano trios or Saxophone/horns + Rhythm section quartets/quintets. Voices and every acoustic music sound marvelous too.  

 

So .. i'm in love with my K501 which sound nearly like my Living room hifi gear.  redface.gif


Great reflections Sorrodje. Yes, k501 is really special with that kind of music. I use them too probably most of my headphones right now. With the k701 pads there is a little more bass but everything is cleared and controled nevertheless. With small acoustic orchestras I even think they are more natural than HD650, but with the same warmth in the midrange and a little more sparkling treble. The mids of the k501 are very fluid and everything sounds so natural, transparent and relaxed. I really like them too.

post #854 of 973

I think I will purchase new AKG pads ... AKG K501 bass are certainly light but strangely it's not awkward. In fact basses are discrete but present. Nevertheless I would like a bit more bodied/bottomed sound so a bit more bass would be appreciated.  I think I will purchase K702 or K601 pads . I really enjoy velours pads !

 

I had a hifiman he-400 and the K501. Finally I keep the AKG and I've sold the Hifiman.


Edited by Sorrodje - 2/15/13 at 12:53pm
post #855 of 973
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

I think I will purchase new AKG pads ... AKG K501 bass are certainly light but strangely it's not awkward. In fact basses are discrete but present. Nevertheless I would like a bit more bodied/bottomed sound so a bit more bass would be appreciated.  I think I will purchase K702 or K601 pads . I really enjoy velours pads !

 

I had a hifiman he-400 and the K501. Finally I keep the AKG and I've sold the Hifiman.

 

Based on my experience, K702/Q701 pads are bassier/warmer than K701 and K601 pads.

 

Unfortunately K702 pads due to being angled might ruin the mids of the K501.

 

I'm really surprised AKG still sells K501 pads!

 

I'm getting a K400 soon and will try K702 65th anniversary pads on it. K400 and K501 aren't too dramatically different I think.

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