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post #2311 of 2355

You'd have better luck asking/searching in this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626971/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-edition

post #2312 of 2355
Trying my luck there. Couldn't finsd any usefull hits in the search field and plouging through 200 pages means war in the house. (already chocked full of hifi)
post #2313 of 2355

So, I finally get around to get an amp for my 701's (only owned them for 3 years). I've been using an old Marantz receiver but it's time to "upgrade". Hardware has changed a lot in the last few years so I am at loss to what amp to get. I don't mind older models and am currently eying an older Musical Fidelity X-CAN V3 or Matrix M-Stage. Am I heading the right direction or should I look at newer amps such as the Schiit?

 

Your input is greatly appriciated!

post #2314 of 2355

Hey there,

 

I have a K701 as well and personally, I can't think of a better match to it than the Burson Audio HA160 (the older model) which is on clearance now.  E.g. PartsConnexion had it on sale at about $399 I believe (down from about $800).  I'm using the K701s with the "high impedance" jack that is a little brighter and that balances out K701's really warm sound signature.  

 

Hope this helps.

post #2315 of 2355

can a k701 owner do me a favor?

 

I want to know if there is a gap as highlighted in the picture when swiveling the cups around.  

 

post #2316 of 2355

I've owned two pairs of K701's, the K702, and Annies and I don't recall a gap in any of them.

post #2317 of 2355
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post
 

I've owned two pairs of K701's, the K702, and Annies and I don't recall a gap in any of them.

 i dont recall that either but maybe i jsut never noticed it.  you wouldnt happen to have a set to check would you?

post #2318 of 2355

I will check for you tonight! However, that doesn't look good and it appears that the plastic cracked. I will let you know.

post #2319 of 2355
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post
 

can a k701 owner do me a favor?

 

I want to know if there is a gap as highlighted in the picture when swiveling the cups around.  

 

Yeah, I don't see that gap on my pair.  

post #2320 of 2355
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

can a k701 owner do me a favor?

I want to know if there is a gap as highlighted in the picture when swiveling the cups around.  


There's no gap with my pair either.


How many bumps are on the K 701's headband? I have the newer version with 8 bumps, so maybe they fixed the problem with that revision.
post #2321 of 2355

I have the old 7 bump model and I have no gaps unless I push hard. How hard are you swivelling?

post #2322 of 2355
There should be no gap or just a very small one. BTW notice that your cable has no relief...seems like it went through the hole.
post #2323 of 2355

This is an older pair and no gap!

post #2324 of 2355

thanks for the pictures guys!  I ended up not buying the busted pair.  Was real close to pulling the trigger though

post #2325 of 2355

I remember I can see that gap in my 3-4 year old K702. It was a brand new purchase. but I have no issues using it. Strong build, and it last until now so far.

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