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post #856 of 1393
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Nope.  You get volume at around 75-80%, but the bass and lower mids aren't all there.  It is slightly better than the K702 out of an iPhone, and the K612 doesn't actually sound that bad - but it is pretty noticeably bass light.  With enough amping - it sounds normal again.

How's the resolution compared to the K702?
post #857 of 1393
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


How's the resolution compared to the K702?

 

Going to take some time and switching between the two to work that one out.  So far I don't think I'm missing anything - but I need to compare some of my better recordings critically.  For now I'm just getting to know their sig - rather than really critically listening.

post #858 of 1393

Could end up being a good price on these, auction brand new $135.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AKG-K612-PRO-Open-Over-Ear-Reference-Studio-Headphones-/221295625911?pt=US_DJ_Turntables&hash=item33863f46b7

 

Seems like no one is buying these headphones and retailers are dropping prices pretty heavily to sell any units :frown:

 

I actually thought the K601 was a really good headphone when I purchased it, to the point where I felt it was equal to the K701, but more of a different flavor. I think more people should hop on these headphones and give them a try. Maybe AKG should send Mad Lust Envy a pair....

post #859 of 1393

I'll have a comparison up between the two K612 and K702) in a few days.

 

If you can pick the K612 up at that price it's a no-brainer.  I really like it's tonality.

post #860 of 1393

Q701/K702 pads on the K601/K612 sounds like a good idea.

 

I bought some K601 pads for my Q701 and K400 but hate them.

 

They actually reduce the bass on my Q701 yet also decrease soundstage size, treble and make the sound more congested. It is a little smoother though but I don't like it.

I had similar results with the Anniversary pads on my Q701 but DID get a little extra bass with those.

 

So IMO Q701 pads are bassier than K601 pads. They also will make the K601 sounds more clear, airy and detailed I imagine. The reason I think the Q701 pads give you more bass is due to the harder foam perhaps.

 

K601 and Q701 driver foams are also different. I think K601 and K701 foams are the same. Most say there is no audible difference, but I disagree.

 

I really wish I knew if the K612 was different than the K601.

 

Try the K612 for gaming if you can. I love the K601 for gaming and it's more comfortable than the Q701.

 

Too bad I don't have Paypal, $130 for a K612 is nuts!

 

I think the K601, HD-600 and K702 are the two headphones i've owned the longest. Not even a fan of the HD-600 really. Love/hate the K701/HD-600.

 

BTW I actually think the K601 (and maybe 612?) is better than the K501 and K400.

 

EDIT:

 

Sometimes I'd be doing A/B comparisons and think stuff like "the K702 is so much more clear and detailed" as if that was so important.... I kept going back and forth between the K601 and K702 and sold them each time.

 

I told myself I never would get rid of the K601 but somehow I did. Luckily another Head-Fier has my old pair and I have his K400 LP.


Edited by tdockweiler - 10/9/13 at 5:03pm
post #861 of 1393
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

I'll have a comparison up between the two K612 and K702) in a few days.

If you can pick the K612 up at that price it's a no-brainer.  I really like it's tonality.

Hello Brooko! When will the K612 full review from you be up? biggrin.gif
post #862 of 1393

Really don't get why these hardly get attention. I remember when the MA900 was the same way. It took awhile, but it eventually was put back on the map. All these need is a Head-Fi celebrity to review it. After that... new FOTM. :D

post #863 of 1393
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


Hello Brooko! When will the K612 full review from you be up? biggrin.gif

 

Maybe over the weekend.  I took the photos last night.  Have a work assignment that "must be done" tonight and tomorrow.  After that - hopefully putting my impressions in some cohesive order.

post #864 of 1393
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Maybe over the weekend.  I took the photos last night.  Have a work assignment that "must be done" tonight and tomorrow.  After that - hopefully putting my impressions in some cohesive order.

Alright! :popcorn:

 

Will you be comparing it with HD600? How I wish you have a pair of K712 Pro to compare xD

post #865 of 1393
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

Alright! :popcorn:

 

Will you be comparing it with HD600? How I wish you have a pair of K712 Pro to compare xD

 

Unfortunately my HD600 sitting currently with one broken driver (half the volume gone in one ear).  Replacements on the way - but probably won't get here by the time the review is written.  And it's unlikely I'll hang onto both AKGs in the long term.

post #866 of 1393
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Really don't get why these hardly get attention. I remember when the MA900 was the same way. It took awhile, but it eventually was put back on the map. All these need is a Head-Fi celebrity to review it. After that... new FOTM. :D

The 601 are certainly good headphones. The only thing holding them back are their stock pads. They are rather restrictive. It's a whole different beast with the 702 pads. Unfortunately it's a $40-$50 upgrade. It's worth the expense if you want the best sound out of them though. Easily puts them in the same league as the 701/2 though with a different signature.

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post #868 of 1393
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

FWIW - K702 vs K612 comparison/impressions is up - http://www.head-fi.org/t/685483/akg-k702-the-classic-vs-k612-pro-the-upstart-review-and-comparison

Cool! and thanks! reading it later on after this hehe

post #869 of 1393

And - just sold them.  Wasn't going to - because I actually really enjoyed the headphones.  But have to pay for the replacement HD600 drivers plus the RS1 I bought Friday.

 

Also have an idea in the back of my mind that I may end up buying a pair of Alpha Dogs if the trial pair ends up as good as I think they might be.  I'll be selling my K702 as well.  But if I was to buy an AKG again - I'm pretty sure it would be the K612.  Beautiful tonality.

post #870 of 1393
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

And - just sold them.  Wasn't going to - because I actually really enjoyed the headphones.  But have to pay for the replacement HD600 drivers plus the RS1 I bought Friday.

Also have an idea in the back of my mind that I may end up buying a pair of Alpha Dogs if the trial pair ends up as good as I think they might be.  I'll be selling my K702 as well.  But if I was to buy an AKG again - I'm pretty sure it would be the K612.  Beautiful tonality.

It seems like you are selling the k612Pro really unwillingly! Why cheat yourself? tongue.gif
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