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post #1036 of 1234
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I'll try on getting the K601, I've been wanting to hear it for a long time. Though if I get enough money I might venture into orthos/electrostats next. Too many headphones out there that I want to try :|

 

Just go straight for the stats and orthos. I thought the K 601 wasn't voiced very well.

post #1037 of 1234
Don't the K601 and K612 sound the same with cosmic upgrade? @.@ not sure as J have not really tried either of it..
post #1038 of 1234

What I understood from it, the X1X models have a bit more bass, slightly differently tuned driver?

post #1039 of 1234
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What I understood from it, the X1X models have a bit more bass, slightly differently tuned driver?

Not sure but to what I know, that only applies to K712 eh? Not sure.. Feel free to check out Brooko's review on the K612 smily_headphones1.gif
post #1040 of 1234
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Not sure but to what I know, that only applies to K712 eh? Not sure.. Feel free to check out Brooko's review on the K612 smily_headphones1.gif

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685483/akg-k702-the-classic-vs-k612-pro-the-upstart-review-and-comparison

post #1041 of 1234

Thanks for providing the link!
post #1042 of 1234
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Not sure but to what I know, that only applies to K712 eh? Not sure.. Feel free to check out Brooko's review on the K612 smily_headphones1.gif

It applies to the K612 as well, the K601 and K612 are not the same. That's just people assuming they are the same without trying both.
post #1043 of 1234
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It applies to the K612 as well, the K601 and K612 are not the same. That's just people assuming they are the same without trying both.

 

Different pads and different-color plastic. Anything else?

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Different pads and different-color plastic. Anything else?


Different sound. This is what I've been told by a good friend of mine who owns both. And if you watch Hifiguy528's AKG K601 unboxing video on youtube, in the comments he also states the K612 has much fuller bass.

post #1045 of 1234

Not surprising that they sound different with different pads. Same driver, same cup - bust out some EQ and your K 601 is a K 612 with a retro paint scheme.

post #1046 of 1234
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Not surprising that they sound different with different pads. Same driver, same cup - bust out some EQ and your K 601 is a K 612 with a retro paint scheme.


Maybe, but maybe not, it may not be different pads, just differently colored pads as they seem to be pretty much the same in material from what I heard. I think it's probably a tweaked driver and maybe something else is the difference between the two. I do know the newer and older K702s sound different and the only aesthetic difference between the newer and older ones is the number of bumps on the headband. It's not too surprising they tweaked them. Sennheiser did the same with the HD 600/650 and tweaked them a few years back.

post #1047 of 1234

Could be, though more likely not, as the service manuals list the same part # for the driver for both models. I actually didn't check the part number for the pads.

post #1048 of 1234
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Could be, though more likely not, as the service manuals list the same part # for the driver for both models. I actually didn't check the part number for the pads.


There is another 0 at the end on the K612 drivers, so not exactly the same number for both drivers, which leads me to believe they are most likely the same drivers tuned differently. Also looking at another thread about them, they say the capsules are different, so I assume it means the little capsule/pod like thing that sticks out of the earcup is a bit different.


Edited by kman1211 - 10/25/13 at 10:41am
post #1049 of 1234

There's a 0 at the end of many of the otherwise identical entries in the K 612 service manual, including the screws.

 

An AKG rep on Facebook indeed said the 'capsules' were different - but that's an ambiguous statement to say the least.

post #1050 of 1234
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There's a 0 at the end of many of the otherwise identical entries in the K 612 service manual, including the screws.

An AKG rep on Facebook indeed said the 'capsules' were different - but that's an ambiguous statement to say the least.

Ah I see. Well it does seem they sound different than each other regardless. With the K612 being the warmer and bassier of the two. So if someone wants a smooth, warm, and laid-back sound, these are one of the headphones to get. And the price is the same on the two.
Edited by kman1211 - 10/25/13 at 11:22am
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