Originally Posted by Dead Ghost
Yes, i have read most of the k1000 vs k701 threads, but i can't decide if the K1000 are worth three times the price of K701. I mean, is there such a NIGHT&DAY difference between the two headphones, that can make me go
? I really don't think i have audiophile ears, as i didn't noticed a difference between a m-audio revo 5.1 and an audigy 2 (with a pair of grado sr60), so for me, the k1000 should sound incredible compared to k701, to justify the price difference.
This is a very good question, but the answer is a bit more complex.
I have owned the K701 and still own the K1000. When I got the K1000s properly cabled (Stefan AudioArts Equinox hardwire) and properly amplified (First Watt F1) nothing else could touch them. The K1000s have such incredible detail, immense soundstage, and adequate bass that my K701headphones just sat in their box ignored. Since that is no way to treat a pair of K701s, I sold them. So, my answer is yes, the K1000s are worth many times the price of the K701s - but only when properly cabled and amplified.
This of course presents a bit of a dilemma, since you stated that you would purchase the headphones first, then the amplifier, then the D to A. In the case of the K1000s, I would suggest that you add recabling to this list (right after the purchase of the headphones).
The drawback is that you won't really experience the incredible performance of these earspeakers until you assemble all of the components, and you might even be dissatisfied with them until you do. In my case, they sat in a closet for years until I finally read the reviews:http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/akg/k1000_1.htmlhttp://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/f...irs****t3.html
and was awakened to the potential of these incredible earspeakers.
Just my 2 cents.