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post #31 of 94
Well if that's what you're looking for, you will be happy!! Don't let the dark-veil of Sennheiser cloud your happiness!!

Btw, what source\amp are you using? If you mentioned it already I overlooked it!
post #32 of 94
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Originally Posted by Davesrose View Post
OK...if you want to have some poking: the silver dragon isn't a cure all....just as a warm tubey $600+ amp isn't a cure all for the thinness of the k701

Take that AKG guys
hahahaha. that made me laugh. 'twas quite a burn on the AKG's! (oh god. you know you've gone too far into head-fi when that comment makes you laugh. oh god.)
post #33 of 94
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Originally Posted by souperman View Post
hahahaha. that made me laugh. 'twas quite a burn on the AKG's! (oh god. you know you've gone too far into head-fi when that comment makes you laugh. oh god.)
I wasn't impressed with his comment.... not at all..
post #34 of 94
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Originally Posted by Morph201 View Post
I wasn't impressed with his comment.... not at all..
that's just because you are on the receiving end my friend
post #35 of 94
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Originally Posted by Davesrose View Post
OH....many apologies: I know how this site is evil Just for you, I'll say Sennheisers are just too muddy to be enjoyable See, some of us Head-fiers can be helpful and detract you from spending more money on this addiction
I'll be honest, I was a huge fan of the HD580s and with my listening habits, the HD650 sounds like the best bet. Just trying to hold off a bit longer before making the jump considering I will end up spending a ton on just the cans, an amp and cabling.
post #36 of 94
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Originally Posted by Morph201 View Post
Well if that's what you're looking for, you will be happy!! Don't let the dark-veil of Sennheiser cloud your happiness!!

Btw, what source\amp are you using? If you mentioned it already I overlooked it!
The best amp I'll have for a long time is the Hornet, and I'll be saving money for a good USB-powered DAC. Until then, All I have is my 5.5g iPod and Cryo Dock. But hell, by the time I'm done burning in and have some time to evaluate the sound I'll have enough for the new source

Oh, and I have an X-fi XtremeMusic , but I can count on that sounding pretty bad. Lol.
post #37 of 94
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Originally Posted by zerodeefex View Post
I'll be honest, I was a huge fan of the HD580s and with my listening habits, the HD650 sounds like the best bet. Just trying to hold off a bit longer before making the jump considering I will end up spending a ton on just the cans, an amp and cabling.
Just give those K701s some burn in time and THEN see what ya think! Very fast can, amazing detail, WIIDE soundstage! And that's STOCK! Okok, don't get the wrong impression of me, I'm not the AKG fan-boy... but, they are amazing cans!

I see... I always thought of the ipod as a week source (well that's just me), but with the Hornet on high gain you'll drive 'em! Just make sure you're using good quality file formats, K701s will show you how bad low quality files can be!!
post #38 of 94
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Originally Posted by souperman View Post
that's just because you are on the receiving end my friend
Yeah Yea yea! I did get a couple of chuckles out of it, BUT.. now the gloves are off.... We'll see who gets the last laugh! Muahahaha!
post #39 of 94
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Any of you want to mod my X-fi for some pay? I'd rather just make what I have nice then buy a whole part =O
post #40 of 94
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Any of you want to mod my X-fi for some pay? I'd rather just make what I have nice then buy a whole part =O
I think it's cotdt that likes to do the modding? I had an x-fi and thought about the sheilding and crap, but I decided to return it and buy a USB DAC instead... I prefer external. But, you pod->Hornet should be sufficient until you upgrade.
post #41 of 94
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Originally Posted by elbrickodaviso View Post
Hahahaha, you guys are making me lose the confidence I had in my purchase! My wallet has already been decimated, please spare my happiness!

Alright....LOL: it looks like morph is still recovering from the last sparing round, so I won't pick on the AKGs

For me, when I was looking for my ultimate sound nirvana, soundstage and tonality were the two big things I was looking for. Since we all have different ears, I think it's pretty much given that you're going to need to evaluate headphones for yourself. Morph deems the k701 to be more natural sounding (even stock and underamped).....I deem the HD650 to be more natural sounding (even stock and underamped). We're still probably going to feel the same way even with expensive gear.

If you're looking to upgrade an amp or source, I think the best thing is to ask yourself what you're looking for. In an amp, there are inherently going to be more bassy types that might help if you're finding the k701 bass shy. If it's distant sounding, then it probably needs something with a lot of juice.

Don't ask me about specific amps with synergy for AKGs though..I never found it when I was trying to like AKG..I'm just a Senn fanboy that pops up to defend Senns
post #42 of 94
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Originally Posted by Davesrose View Post
Alright....LOL: it looks like morph is still recovering from the last sparing round, so I won't pick on the AKGs
...

Excuse me? Still recovering?? ANYWAY! The only thing I found the AKG's lacking was bass impact... if that were there, I'd still have them today.. the midrange was exceptionally smooth and liquid, voices had a very very eerie sensation of being REAL! That I do miss about them.

The HD650s, I consider great HPs for what they can do, but they had a tendency to put me to *yawn* sleep... I seriously think they are in need of an upgrade or overhaul... it's time.

I've since defected to Team Beyer!!

Oh and Mr. Rose that comment about 600+ for a tube amp, is a small price to pay compared to the thousands people shell out to "balance" the HD650s to help tighten that otherwise flabby bass!! Ha! .....HA! HA!
post #43 of 94
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Originally Posted by Morph201 View Post
I think it's cotdt that likes to do the modding? I had an x-fi and thought about the sheilding and crap, but I decided to return it and buy a USB DAC instead... I prefer external. But, you pod->Hornet should be sufficient until you upgrade.
Morph, which one did you choose, and how does it work?
post #44 of 94
At one point I had a MicroDAC, sometimes you can find them used for a good price...
post #45 of 94
They prolly all said it already.
Enjoy your new Buy's money well spent imo.

The hornet will drive the k701's with ease.
But the 300 hour mark is just the start,
stuff just keeps getting beter and better the more hours you give them.

Don't use pink noise or any of that rubbish, listen to both of them from
the start dont rush for great sound, listen to all the different sound stages.
In for a great Ride.
Jim.
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