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post #2221 of 2368
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How about k701 with the O2+Odac?

I have heard that the M-stage and O2 are quite competitive among each other.

I haven't heard the O2, but I have owned the Magni and apparently they are very similar. I'd go for the M-stage. It complements the K701's better. Bigger soundstage, more refined and darker sounding. Not as fast or sharp as the powerful Magni, but the K701's are anything but slow anyways.

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Originally Posted by gtb123 View Post

How about k701 with the O2+Odac?

I have heard that the M-stage and O2 are quite competitive among each other.

I haven't heard the O2, but I have owned the Magni and apparently they are very similar. I'd go for the M-stage. It complements the K701's better. Bigger soundstage, more refined and darker sounding. Not as fast or sharp as the powerful Magni, but the K701's are anything but slow anyways.

O2 + K 701 sounds fine to me. I haven't tried the M-Stage though.

post #2223 of 2368

Ottawa, Canada resident here. Been trying to get my hands on a pair of K701's for a while to no avail so far. It's been rough. Most places don't ship here, and if they do, they're ridiculously expensive. I see a bunch of old posts selling for so cheap nearby, makes my heart die. Found one on Kijiji, but haven't replied yet, I'm thinking it was sold already.

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Originally Posted by HDLess View Post

Ottawa, Canada resident here. Been trying to get my hands on a pair of K701's for a while to no avail so far. It's been rough. Most places don't ship here, and if they do, they're ridiculously expensive. I see a bunch of old posts selling for so cheap nearby, makes my heart die. Found one on Kijiji, but haven't replied yet, I'm thinking it was sold already.

Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry about your wallet! tongue_smile.gif

 

Yeah I've heard getting headphones in Canada is pretty tough with the taxes/shipping and whatnot. :/

Maybe you can check the For Sale section here if you don't mind used headphones:

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch/?search=701&resultSortingPreference=recency&output=all&containingforum[0]=6550&type=all&advanced=1

 

Nice Mio avatar by the way. ;)

 

I purchased my K 701's from Headphones.com for $300 USD with a 15% discount. I'm not sure if they ship to Canada and how much it would cost, but you can send a PM to fellow Head-Fier DavidMahler for a quick answer.


Edited by miceblue - 3/16/13 at 11:47pm
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry about your wallet! tongue_smile.gif

 

Yeah I've heard getting headphones in Canada is pretty tough with the taxes/shipping and whatnot. :/

Maybe you can check the For Sale section here if you don't mind used headphones:

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch/?search=701&resultSortingPreference=recency&output=all&containingforum[0]=6550&type=all&advanced=1

 

Nice Mio avatar by the way. ;)

 

I purchased my K 701's from Headphones.com for $300 USD with a 15% discount. I'm not sure if they ship to Canada and how much it would cost, but you can send a PM to fellow Head-Fier DavidMahler for a quick answer.

Well, it isn't so much the money as much as the money I'd like to spend. 200 is about where I'm at, but I see it for 350+ some places. I was looking at the for sale section, cheapest ones don't ship here. Figures. I posted a bunch of want ads, but it's 3am here.

 

Thanks, couldn't think of anything headphone related besides that really. 

 

I'm sure I can find it used for cheaper, but I don't know if my patience can keep up.

post #2226 of 2368
I finally got my hands on the older K701 version (one's with the 7 bumps) on behalf of kx1 of these forums. Have been listening to them through my newly acquired M&M set and they sound great! I can see why some people don't find them to their taste however, but I'm thoroughly happy with my purchase ^^
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I finally got my hands on the older K701 version (one's with the 7 bumps) on behalf of kx1 of these forums. Have been listening to them through my newly acquired M&M set and they sound great! I can see why some people don't find them to their taste however, but I'm thoroughly happy with my purchase ^^

Nice! How is the comfort on those K 701's? The 7-bump version has a bump right in the middle of the headband, so I'm assuming that was the source of the complaints.

post #2228 of 2368
I haven't had any problems with comfort, if anything the headphones keep slipping :P I was listening to them for hours today and yesterday and no problems.
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Does the old K701 have any sonic differences with the newer 8-bump version?

post #2230 of 2368
I'm personally not sure since these are the first pair I got, but from the impressions in the thread (yes I've been lurking and read quite a bit of this thread wink.gif ) there are definitely differences. I'll let someone whose listened to both make comments though.
post #2231 of 2368
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Originally Posted by gtb123 View Post

Does the old K701 have any sonic differences with the newer 8-bump version?

From what I've gathered, the newer K 701 sounds identical to the Q 701, which is slightly more warmer-sounding than the K 702 from when I compared the two next to each other. My newer K 701 sounds more like the Q's from memory, but that's from memory.

post #2232 of 2368
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

From what I've gathered, the newer K 701 sounds identical to the Q 701, which is slightly more warmer-sounding than the K 702 from when I compared the two next to each other. My newer K 701 sounds more like the Q's from memory, but that's from memory.

 

This can easily be seen in some more recent frequency response graphs (InnerFidelity or Goldenears). wink.gif

post #2233 of 2368

Right now I have the HE-400 and HD600 and I'm wanting to get a pair of the K701's next but I want to know if the newer K701's sound like the Q701's as I hear they have a bit more warmer sound than the original K701.  I know they're not warm like the HD600 or 650 and that's fine but I don't want them to have to dry or analytical of a sound.

post #2234 of 2368

I can't comment on any difference in sound signature, but I really like mine(older version) paired with a hybrid amp.  Not so much with an Asguard.  Just sounds thinner.  Perhaps if I did not compare I would be happy.  As to the comfort, I have no issues.  However as a child of the 60s, I tend to wear my hair longer than today's younger folk and still have all of it. 

post #2235 of 2368
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Right now I have the HE-400 and HD600 and I'm wanting to get a pair of the K701's next but I want to know if the newer K701's sound like the Q701's as I hear they have a bit more warmer sound than the original K701.  I know they're not warm like the HD600 or 650 and that's fine but I don't want them to have to dry or analytical of a sound.

 



The drivers in the K701 and Q701 are exactly the same. However, i've heard that the ear pads used on the Q701's are different and thats what makes the difference.

 

If you can, get a pair of K701's and replace the stock pads with the Q701 pads, you'll save yourself a small fortune!

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