Originally Posted by elbrickodaviso
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