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post #1216 of 1260
Do you guys think it would even be worth it for me to drop the cash at some point on a K701 considering my best source is essentially a Xonar DG which I can further amp a bit more and fix impedance by running the output at the back through an E6?
post #1217 of 1260

I actually like to collect different brand headphones to try the different flavors. I had the Grado 325is, and now have the HD600s and almost dropped in on a pair of DT880s and HD25-IIs. But in the end, I seem to be collecting more and more AKGs instead....

 

AKG 181DJs 

Q701 - Seems not so much love for the Qs? These are an amazing buy at the price it's going for right now under $200.

AKG 340 - The gay-ol' electret - dynamic. The electret sound is legendary, but mine has only the screen mod, so I still hear the awkwardness of the dynamic driver. I'm a little weary of going for my soldering iron tho. Maybe I'll get there, one day. :)

 

And I'm getting itchy to try out a pair of Sextetts :)

And those AKG 551s look sleek!

post #1218 of 1260
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Originally Posted by niceguyliu View Post

I actually like to collect different brand headphones to try the different flavors. I had the Grado 325is, and now have the HD600s and almost dropped in on a pair of DT880s and HD25-IIs. But in the end, I seem to be collecting more and more AKGs instead....

AKG 181DJs 
Q701 - Seems not so much love for the Qs? These are an amazing buy at the price it's going for right now under $200.
AKG 340 - The gay-ol' electret - dynamic. The electret sound is legendary, but mine has only the screen mod, so I still hear the awkwardness of the dynamic driver. I'm a little weary of going for my soldering iron tho. Maybe I'll get there, one day. smily_headphones1.gif

And I'm getting itchy to try out a pair of Sextetts smily_headphones1.gif
And those AKG 551s look sleek!
I always suggest q701 instead of the k701/2. For about 20$ less, you get the same headphone as the k701/2 but with a little more low end to it so I've heard... Actually, my friend is getting a q701 soon for gaming.
post #1219 of 1260

modded K702 for now though I may grab some K612's before long

post #1220 of 1260

Since i'm bored i'll rank all the AKG's i've heard.

 

1. Modded Q701 (this and my DJ100+HD-650 are my favorites)

2. Stock Q701 / K712

3. K601 - one of my favorites, but Q701 got more use when it came out. I did keep this for a few years though.

4. K400 EP (this one has a driver that looks identical to a K500! Came with deeper pads than LP)

5. K400 LP (came with brown ringed pads, less deep than others. Recabled with some european wire called "Cordial"(?). I bet 10 Head-Fiers had this K400!

6. K501 (massive soundstage. I prefer the K400 due to slightly more treble)

7. K701/K702

8. K240 Studio

9. K240 Sextette LP - mine sounded like garbage. I don't know why. Mine sounded very dark, muffled and congested. I even replaced it's internal foam and that didn't help.

 

NOTE: I always felt my very first K701 sounded better than the K702, but I imagine they're identical in sound. Differences could be gear changes.

 

The only AKGs I own are the Q701 and two K400s. K400s rarely get used. Sometimes I use them for female vocals. They're great for that. I can't decide which pads I like most. Probably brown ringed ones. Those even work well for the Q701!

 

I might be able to live with a K712 instead of a modded Q701. If modded Q701 didn't exist i'd probably own a K712. K712 is too expensive really.


Edited by tdockweiler - 7/6/14 at 10:38pm
post #1221 of 1260

I own a stupid amount of AKG headphones. I can grab any pair I own and enjoy the hell out of them. Can't say that about any other company.

post #1222 of 1260
I only own 1 (one) pair of AKG - that's right - you heard me - singular - uno - one - K? - 812 - We Come 1

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And it's 1 I like wink.gif
post #1223 of 1260

Ya the K812 is definitively something to try down the road

post #1224 of 1260

I'd own a pair of AKG headphones if it weren't for those awful headbands on the K701s/Q701s. Although I have told myself that if I do get an AKG headphone with those headband bumps, I'll just mod it off. The Q701s really are something; I prefer the Fidelio X1 but the Q701s have a much larger soundstage.

post #1225 of 1260
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I'd own a pair of AKG headphones if it weren't for those awful headbands on the K701s/Q701s. Although I have told myself that if I do get an AKG headphone with those headband bumps, I'll just mod it off. The Q701s really are something; I prefer the Fidelio X1 but the Q701s have a much larger soundstage.


Get a K712 or K702.65

post #1226 of 1260
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I'd own a pair of AKG headphones if it weren't for those awful headbands on the K701s/Q701s. Although I have told myself that if I do get an AKG headphone with those headband bumps, I'll just mod it off. The Q701s really are something; I prefer the Fidelio X1 but the Q701s have a much larger soundstage.


The new K702s and maybe the new Q701s don't have them. The K702 Anniversary and K712 doesn't have them. The K612 also doesn't.

post #1227 of 1260
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post
 


The new K702s and maybe the new Q701s don't have them. The K702 Anniversary and K712 doesn't have them. The K612 also doesn't.


Considering them if I don't pick Sennheiser HD 600 or Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohm for my next upgrade. Although, the latter is more of a sidegrade.

post #1228 of 1260

Neither do the K812 [have a bumpy headband].  : )

post #1229 of 1260

Q701 no bumps:biggrin:

 

 

post #1230 of 1260

wow, nice modded Qs, how do those sound with leather pads? those look like Thunderpants pads. haha.

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