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post #916 of 2232

Glad you are enjoying them. I think the 601 combined with 701/702 pads really outperforms the 702. A hidden gem!

 

Not to mention they are much more comfortable because of the lack of headband bumps and look better than the 700 series.


Edited by Punnisher - 1/18/14 at 2:55pm
post #917 of 2232

Guys, K612 is going for $165 at razordog using coupon "K612PRO"

post #918 of 2232

I don't have any other AKG cans to compare my k601s to, but I have to say I've been listening to them at home almost exclusively since I got them new a month ago. There's something addictive about them, maybe the soundstage or delineation of instruments and voices. The grey pads that come with them seem quite nice - how do the 701/702 pads improve things? I cannot complain about the $149 I spent for them, new! Now maybe an Aune T1 or X1 can make even more sonic improvement over a stock HP soundcard. Or maybe some other reasonably-priced DAC/amp?

post #919 of 2232
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Guys, K612 is going for $165 at razordog using coupon "K612PRO"

 

Guess I'm uniting with you guys... just ordered a pair for myself...

 

:beerchug:

post #920 of 2232
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Guess I'm uniting with you guys... just ordered a pair for myself...

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Welcome to the club!wink.gif
post #921 of 2232
The 701/702 pads help in many ways. I have a write-up in this thread somewhere but here are the basics:
Improved soundstage and imaging.
Improved frequency response. Deeper bass and more extended treble.
A flatter frequency response across the whole range.
More comfort due to larger pad openings; wont touch your ears at all.
post #922 of 2232
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

The 701/702 pads help in many ways. I have a write-up in this thread somewhere but here are the basics:
Improved soundstage and imaging.
Improved frequency response. Deeper bass and more extended treble.
A flatter frequency response across the whole range.
More comfort due to larger pad openings; wont touch your ears at all.

In an online shop I found two different replacement ear pads for the K702: a normal one at 16 Euro a piece, and a "gel" one for 49 euro a piece?? What is this? Do you know what is the difference and if the price is justified?
post #923 of 2232
The akg service manuals are available online and have the part numbers. I emailed akg and got a quote for the 701 pads a few months ago. Here's what i received:

2458M12010                       $24.66 ea

The 702 versions would be a similar cost most likely. These are not the gel versions. I haven't heard of them before and im not sure the price is justified.

As long as the 16 euro version is a genuine akg part, go for it. Otherwise I would order from akg directly.
post #924 of 2232
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

The akg service manuals are available online and have the part numbers. I emailed akg and got a quote for the 701 pads a few months ago. Here's what i received:

2458M12010                       $24.66 ea

The 702 versions would be a similar cost most likely. These are not the gel versions. I haven't heard of them before and im not sure the price is justified.

As long as the 16 euro version is a genuine akg part, go for it. Otherwise I would order from akg directly.

Thanks Punnisher.
Just to make sure I got it: are the 701 and 702 pads identical?
If so I will as AKG to send me a quote for the 702 pads.

EDIT: the k702 pads have part number 2458M12020, which is different from the ones of the K701...
Edited by doraymon - 1/19/14 at 8:45am
post #925 of 2232
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

Glad you are enjoying them. I think the 601 combined with 701/702 pads really outperforms the 702. A hidden gem!

Not to mention they are much more comfortable because of the lack of headband bumps and look better than the 700 series.

...I'll try my 612 with 702 pads later today.
post #926 of 2232
They are different part numbers because of the color. I use the 702 pads on my 601. Also, I don't know if there's a physical difference between 601 pads and 612 pads so can't make any guarantees for the 612.
post #927 of 2232
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

They are different part numbers because of the color. I use the 702 pads on my 601. Also, I don't know if there's a physical difference between 601 pads and 612 pads so can't make any guarantees for the 612.

If you're referring to the K7xx series, the 702 pads are angled and the 701 pads are not. Not sure if that's what you're talking about. smily_headphones1.gif
post #928 of 2232
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If you're referring to the K7xx series, the 702 pads are angled and the 701 pads are not. Not sure if that's what you're talking about. smily_headphones1.gif

Most photos I've seen indicate otherwise. Are you certain? It could be that later 701 models were changed to the angled pads

 

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6593/200812250c8c80b139b2824.jpg

 

http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/ed/900x900px-LL-ed8d53b1_SDIM1310.jpeg

 

http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/67/675a36f6_DSCN5002.jpeg

 

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr50/Htr-Labs/5121379f.jpg

 

Member here says his pads are angled on his 701 in post 885:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/157102/akg-k501-love/870

post #929 of 2232
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Originally Posted by Shaffer View Post

...I'll try my 612 with 702 pads later today.
Well Shaffer, I'm really looking forward to your test.
It looks like so far you are the first to try it.
I'll wait to read your comments before buying the new pads.
post #930 of 2232
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

Most photos I've seen indicate otherwise. Are you certain? It could be that later 701 models were changed to the angled pads

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6593/200812250c8c80b139b2824.jpg

http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/ed/900x900px-LL-ed8d53b1_SDIM1310.jpeg

http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/67/675a36f6_DSCN5002.jpeg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr50/Htr-Labs/5121379f.jpg

Member here says his pads are angled on his 701 in post 885:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/157102/akg-k501-love/870

Yes. That's why the pads have different part numbers.
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