Originally Posted by granodemostasa
Right now i'm trying a K701 for my classical.... and it sucks... i keep grabbing fro the HD650 and then remind myself that i have to keep listening until i learn to appreciate the K701 (the lifeless notes, no bass, no authority can).
I feel almost the same way. I am a little disappointed with my K701, although I am not going to come to a definitive conclusion just yet about their use and suitability for classical music. But as it stands, I definitely prefer my HD650s and DT880s over the K701 for classical. I'm still not sure if they do anything
better than those two cans for this type of music. Of course, I have yet to burn them in for the 1000+ required hours to make them sound really good.
I also recently just purchased the K501. Couldn't pass up the price of $99 shipped, especially since they are being discontinued. Compared to the K701, they seem to have a bit more clarity and cleaner sound (although can be bright too), but are no where near as full and rich or provide the same depth perception as the 701.
I'll just keep on listening.