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post #1 of 80
Thread Starter 
I am really curious about the soundscape of the K702. I like a warmer, lush sound headphone like my D2000. Would the K702 be considered warm or more sterile like the DT880? I have never owned an AKG and have been curious about them for some time.
post #2 of 80
definately more sterile, and precise. Really neutral cans with little coloration.
post #3 of 80
Sterile like the DT880? The K701 is the legendary standard for neutral, cold and analytical presentation. It makes the DT880 look like a bass monster. Nope, it isn't what you are looking for.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it, maybe you'll learn to hate the warmer, lush sound? And that you'll learn to love the 'sterile' sound?
post #4 of 80
I love the K701(and the k702) but, in all honesty, It IS a very transparent HP and leans more toward analytical with a wonderfully wide soundstage. I would never call it sterile or cold-it is simply reference. From what you say you like and want in a headphone, perhaps you would like a Sennheiser...the HD650 is a very lush headphone.
post #5 of 80
DT880 is hardly sterile in my opinion. If you like lush sound, HD650 is a better bet.
post #6 of 80
I greatly prefer my DT770s over my K701s. The reason is that I like bass, and the K701s don't have any. Fantastic soundstage, though.
post #7 of 80
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Originally Posted by scytheavatar View Post
Sterile like the DT880? The K701 is the legendary standard for neutral, cold and analytical presentation. It makes the DT880 look like a bass monster. Nope, it isn't what you are looking for.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it, maybe you'll learn to hate the warmer, lush sound? And that you'll learn to love the 'sterile' sound?
x2
post #8 of 80
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Originally Posted by Drumonron View Post
I love the K701(and the k702) but, in all honesty, It IS a very transparent HP and leans more toward analytical with a wonderfully wide soundstage. I would never call it sterile or cold-it is simply reference. From what you say you like and want in a headphone, perhaps you would like a Sennheiser...the HD650 is a very lush headphone.
X3

The K-702 are studio reference, with best sound stage options...
I do mastering music projects with the K-702 and in most of the rock productions I open the sound and the stereo image, of course it's individual to each production... I do take advantage of the K-702 to improve my clients music.
post #9 of 80
Thread Starter 
I was never implying that the sound of any of these cans the DT880 or the K701 is bad, people just have different tastes and I am just trying to get a basis on the type of sound that the AKGs have.
post #10 of 80
From my personal experience, K701 is a clean white room where specks of dust can be seen. Drop a piece of metallic apparatus, and you hear every clean note accurately. HD650 is a lounge with full of plush sofa. There are less sharp edges in the room and all are so comfy. Some times I fell asleep in the lounge. DT is even warmer than HD.
post #11 of 80
Thread Starter 
Thats an interesting perspective, I would love to try the HD650 and the K702 but I have yet to find a place near me where I can audition headphones.
post #12 of 80
The descriptions of the 702 in this thread is exactly why I ended up buying them, since I produce music. I am not disappointed although they are my first hi-end cans, I wouldn't know any better. Kinda makes me want to get a nice "warm" pair for when I am just listening.
post #13 of 80
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Originally Posted by tdogzthmn View Post
Thats an interesting perspective, I would love to try the HD650 and the K702 but I have yet to find a place near me where I can audition headphones.
701/702 Sounds like this:


650's Sound like this:
post #14 of 80
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Originally Posted by olblueyez View Post
701/702 Sounds like this:


650's Sound like this:
Fake!
post #15 of 80
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Originally Posted by Cankin View Post
Fake!
Why not do a poll and ask people what headphone sounds more natural, the 701 or the 650? Nevermind I will do it for you. My post wasnt really about boobs anyway but here is your poll.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/mos...3/#post5308347
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