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post #991 of 998
Really glad to hear that people are happy with their K's, love that Harbeth too,I've recently hooked up ny dap to the Meier Active balanced Quickstep as pre amp and winged it to my KT88 amp onto my speakers some non-audiophile Bose 901 vi and it just simply astonished me. I have never heard Bose sound so ****** good, ever!!
post #992 of 998

Listening to some Eva Cassidy here. Wow... these are special. The only thing that I'd upgrade here is the detail - many other cans illuminate areas that K501 can't see. Other than that, these are a pair of great sounding headphones indeed. A pleasent case of sin by omission. Lovely sins.

post #993 of 998


Just a bump while listening to my K501 with Enigma Cable.

 

And I wish they were still in business. I have a spare pair which I would like to re-cable one day.

post #994 of 998

I recently got my hands on a mint condition pair but I'm having an issue with the headband mechanism. 

The elastic string that should supposedly automatically be pulled back to it's original unstretched position when not worn is isn't. 

It remains in the most stretched position unless I manually pull down the slider on both sides which causes excess string as seen in the photo. 

Is there a way I can tighten the string or by making it shorter? 

It's not sure how it got this loose since it's practically like new with high clamping force and with no signs of wear even on the ear pads. Plus the previous own didn't have a large noggin to start of with. 

post #995 of 998

What portable amp pairs well with the k501? I've heard it needs more current. 

I'm using it with my jds labs c5 amp and on some tracks I can hear clipping. 

post #996 of 998
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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

I recently got my hands on a mint condition pair but I'm having an issue with the headband mechanism. 

The elastic string that should supposedly automatically be pulled back to it's original unstretched position when not worn is isn't. 

It remains in the most stretched position unless I manually pull down the slider on both sides which causes excess string as seen in the photo. 

Is there a way I can tighten the string or by making it shorter? 

It's not sure how it got this loose since it's practically like new with high clamping force and with no signs of wear even on the ear pads. Plus the previous own didn't have a large noggin to start of with. 

 

You can change the elastic band yourself if you're a little handy, the service manual can be downloaded from AKG. You need to open the cup and losen a few screws and parts.

 

The elastic band and its plastic holder is also available as  a spare part.

post #997 of 998
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Originally Posted by MDR30 View Post
 

 

You can change the elastic band yourself if you're a little handy, the service manual can be downloaded from AKG. You need to open the cup and losen a few screws and parts.

 

The elastic band and its plastic holder is also available as  a spare part.

I couldn't find it on from akg. 

However I know there's a screw beneath the metal logo held on by glue. 

I'm afraid I'll damage if I try removing it. 

I wish akg used the elastic strip found on k301 xtra instead of two flimsy elastic strings. Seriously what were akg thinking. 

post #998 of 998

Yes, i agree.

That's a pretty cheesy "suspension" system for a pretty classy set of cans like the K501!

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