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post #16 of 39
Using a amp or not depends on the requirements of users. both of them can be played unamped. However, an amp is quite neccessary for better performance.

I own a pair of k701 which has been used for about two month. Compared to senns hd650 it is a balanced can with less bass. And it is quite clear but bit bright sometimes. (this could be changed with a tube amp probally).

Hd 650 sounds fuller and has more coloration. both of them would be good for un-rock music

Can't say the cheap source is no good but a good source would have much nicer signal into your cans.
post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by Andrei View Post
My source is a very cheap one(it cost me around 15 USD). I use it at 260 volts. The model is Lc-B400ATX. Should I change it?If I'm not mistaking, the person who put this source on my computer told me that I should never use it at higher voltaje like 400V for example.
But this was two years ago, I can't remember very well.
No, no, I was talking about audio source (soundcard, DAC). Sorry, I didn't made myself clear!
post #18 of 39
Gilmore Lite works well with my k701's. You might find one used in the for sale section for a reasonable price.
post #19 of 39
Thread Starter 
I have a very poor soundcard wich is incorporated in the mainboard. The mainboard model is MS-6712 ATX. Anyway, I think I should get a new MB, wich doesn't incorporate the sound card.
post #20 of 39
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I have a very poor soundcard wich is incorporated in the mainboard. The mainboard model is MS-6712 ATX. Anyway, I think I should get a new MB, wich doesn't incorporate the sound card.

Look for an amp with a built in DAC, like the Headroom Total Bithead. You connect it to your computer via a USB cable (USB to mini USB) and the computer recognizes it as the soundcard - thus giving you both better digital-to-audio conversion as well as more clean power for you headphones.

I've used the TBH with my K601s and K701s and since it has a gain switch, you can adjust it so it'll drive your headphones just fine. Oh, and using the TBH with your computer means it runs off power from the computer, not the batteries.
post #21 of 39
Thread Starter 
Ok. Thank you man!
post #22 of 39
Thread Starter 
I think i don't understand your last phrase...
What do you mean by "using the TBH with your computer means it runs off power from the computer, not the batteries "?
I will have problems with my computer (or any type of computer) when I will use this type o amp?
post #23 of 39
Where are you from, Andrei? (just to make sure)
post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 
Romania
post #25 of 39
Thread Starter 
Why are you asking?
post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Andrei View Post
I think i don't understand your last phrase...
What do you mean by "using the TBH with your computer means it runs off power from the computer, not the batteries "?
I will have problems with my computer (or any type of computer) when I will use this type o amp?
No you will not have any kind of problems with the computer, not because of the DAC. But you can notice (in games especially), that your computer will run slower.

OKazii.ro: Casti AKG K701 NOI SIGILATE MADE IN AUSTRIA that's why
What city?
post #27 of 39
Thread Starter 
That should not be a problem for me because I haven't got the time to play video games, like I used to have in the past...
Also, my computer is old and I can' t afford to play new games, due to the lack of RAM. My video card isn't very good, too.
But again, I don't have the time anymore to play videogames and I manage somehow to live with that...
What I want to say now is that I finally have an opinion about what should I buy, thanks to all the peoples who posted here.
I've planning to have a trip to Vienna, Austria in the near future, to buy the AKG model k701, because in my country I don't have a chance on buying them, without a double price or more.
So, I think it will be the last time when I will post in this forum, because I think that my problem is now solved and I don't have any advices for other people, since I am a novice in this kind of stuff.
Again, thank you and I wish you well!
Greetings from Romania!
post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by Andrei View Post
That should not be a problem for me because I haven't got the time to play video games, like I used to have in the past...
Also, my computer is old and I can' t afford to play new games, due to the lack of RAM. My video card isn't very good, too.
But again, I don't have the time anymore to play videogames and I manage somehow to live with that...
What I want to say now is that I finally have an opinion about what should I buy, thanks to all the peoples who posted here.
I've planning to have a trip to Vienna, Austria in the near future, to buy the AKG model k701, because in my country I don't have a chance on buying them, without a double price or more.
So, I think it will be the last time when I will post in this forum, because I think that my problem is now solved and I don't have any advices for other people, since I am a novice in this kind of stuff.
Again, thank you and I wish you well!
Greetings from Romania!
You will be back, for sure (sorry about your wallet) . And btw you owe us some impressions with k701!
post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by JMCIII View Post
Look for an amp with a built in DAC, like the Headroom Total Bithead. You connect it to your computer via a USB cable (USB to mini USB) and the computer recognizes it as the soundcard - thus giving you both better digital-to-audio conversion as well as more clean power for you headphones.

I've used the TBH with my K601s and K701s and since it has a gain switch, you can adjust it so it'll drive your headphones just fine. Oh, and using the TBH with your computer means it runs off power from the computer, not the batteries.

Good call. Especially if this amp has crossfeed. (lots of Headroom amps do) This reportedly can be very welcome with the K701.
post #30 of 39
sup glad to see other Romainans here. i just bought the same cans. they have awesome mids and highs. but without an amp they have no bass whatsoever. it'll disapoint big time. buy something easier to use w/o amp
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