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post #106 of 116
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A year later and I'm still happily using the same phones I decided to keep out of the AKG collection. Today I finally repaired the set of K401 drivers I had sitting around for a couple years and swapped the drivers and baffles into my K400... I think I prefer the sound this way (not as good as regular K400 for certain music, but less sensitive to bad recordings so I can use it more often). This means I technically have a K401 now, putting me back at my initial choices before I started second-guessing myself.

I still miss the other AKGs sometimes, but it seems I made the right choices for which ones to keep.

With all your experience, what suggestions would you make for affordably amping the K1000 to get a good percentage of their abilities out of them?
post #107 of 116
Fitz: I just bought a pair of K400 and it came with something called "Acoustic Supported Digital filter"



What do they do actually? It says on the manual that they emphasizes the frequencies around 10 kHz(high freq ?), but it actually sound more rolled off than without them.

post #108 of 116
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With all your experience, what suggestions would you make for affordably amping the K1000 to get a good percentage of their abilities out of them?
Ehh, the "common opinion" for amps wrt K1000 disagrees with me (some must think I'm a deaf idiot or something ), so I'm not really going to comment any specifics on that.


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Fitz: I just bought a pair of K400 and it came with something called "Acoustic Supported Digital filter"

What do they do actually? It says on the manual that they emphasizes the frequencies around 10 kHz(high freq ?), but it actually sound more rolled off than without them.
I've never actually had a pair of the little filter pieces, so I can only guess that they're to absorb some of the upper treble energy. The little note sheet suggests it's a method to compensate for early (read "crappy") CDPs/DACs that probably sounded too harsh with the K400. I'd have to actually listen to them myself to really be able to say what they're doing to the sound though. Just use them whichever way sounds better to you.
post #109 of 116
Keep the k701s, sell the rest
post #110 of 116
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Keep the k701s, sell the rest
Real funny.
post #111 of 116
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
I do like the k701s a lot, but I'm not familiar with the older AKG phones. ...I remember reading somewhere that you dislike the 701s.
post #112 of 116
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I've never actually had a pair of the little filter pieces, so I can only guess that they're to absorb some of the upper treble energy. The little note sheet suggests it's a method to compensate for early (read "crappy") CDPs/DACs that probably sounded too harsh with the K400. I'd have to actually listen to them myself to really be able to say what they're doing to the sound though. Just use them whichever way sounds better to you.
Thanks Fitz, I decided I like my K400 better without those filters because it doesn't sound bright or harsh even compare to HD600.
post #113 of 116
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.
I do like the k701s a lot, but I'm not familiar with the older AKG phones. ...I remember reading somewhere that you dislike the 701s.
K701 are now an older headphone too as they have been superseded by K702. AKG has just revamped all of their headphone lineup with some minor improvements and are noted by the MKII and HD lettering in the model numbers, except the improved K701 is now called K702. Just ordered a pair of K271MKII myself. Improved model of K240 is now called K240MKII.

Long & McQuade - Products - AKG K240 MK II Headphones
post #114 of 116
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.
I do like the k701s a lot, but I'm not familiar with the older AKG phones. ...I remember reading somewhere that you dislike the 701s.
Never too late to get into the older AKG's. They were better then.
post #115 of 116
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.
I do like the k701s a lot, but I'm not familiar with the older AKG phones. ...I remember reading somewhere that you dislike the 701s.
You could say that. At a recent meet I told ingwe (who was setup beside me) to keep his K701s a minimum of 2 feet away from any of my gear.



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Thanks Fitz, I decided I like my K400 better without those filters because it doesn't sound bright or harsh even compare to HD600.
Sweet, have fun with them.



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K701 are now an older headphone too as they have been superseded by K702. AKG has just revamped all of their headphone lineup with some minor improvements and are noted by the MKII and HD lettering in the model numbers, except the improved K701 is now called K702. Just ordered a pair of K271MKII myself. Improved model of K240 is now called K240MKII.

Long & McQuade - Products - AKG K240 MK II Headphones
How's that relevant to this thread?
post #116 of 116
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You could say that. At a recent meet I told ingwe (who was setup beside me) to keep his K701s a minimum of 2 feet away from any of my gear.
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