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post #196 of 205

What are some good songs to listen to that shows how good the sound stage is with these headphones?

post #197 of 205
Its not about soundstage only, its more complex, simply the way they are handling the tracks where space and depth making a huge part of the whole, so, if you dont mind, try these:

Arild Anderson album "Hyperborean" track no.2

Buddha-Bar IX 2CD's by Ravin, track no. 1 Sospiro by Bardo State

Buddha-Bar IX 2CD's by Ravin, track no. 8 from CD1 "Heart Beat Of Life" by Existence.

Let us know:-)



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Originally Posted by SecretKashi View Post

What are some good songs to listen to that shows how good the sound stage is with these headphones?
post #198 of 205
Problem with the 702 is the soundstage is not very large. It's wider than it is deep so it's like a sheet of paper. They are so detailed though but dull for music. Still for there purpose they are great.
post #199 of 205
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Originally Posted by Primetime86 View Post

Problem with the 702 is the soundstage is not very large. It's wider than it is deep so it's like a sheet of paper. They are so detailed though but dull for music. Still for there purpose they are great.

 

In my experience some amps can cause this problem, but most of the amps keep K702 sound stage depth equal to  his own sound sphere.

post #200 of 205
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Originally Posted by Leslie Dorner View Post
 

It seems the AKG K 701 and K 702 along with the AKG Quincy Jones K 701 are giant killers that compete with the likes of the Sennheiser HD-800. I just saved several hundreds of dollars. Yipee!

Fast forward about 12 months.  :D

 

Which is the better of the 3??

 

Q701

K701

K702

 

???

post #201 of 205
Just got a pair of these faulty from eBay working in only one ear. Figured its likely to just be the cable that meeds replacing. Can't wait to hear them after rwading this thread and a few reviews.
post #202 of 205

Well.. my first pair of full size headphones. Have bought both K702 and Sennheiser Momentum recently. Trying to find headphones that are better than my in ear Klipsch X10....K702 achieve this and I am just running portable sony cd player via FII06.

 

I think they sound really good. Probably can get much better but so far so good! Might get full desktop amp to power soon.

 

X10 extremely good by they way - recommend them.

 

Momentum - returned - can not get close to X10 or K702. Disappointed with these especially after reading reviews.

post #203 of 205
Momentum - returned - can not get close to X10 or K702. Disappointed with these especially after reading reviews.
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There's a whole load of fake momentums doing the rounds at the moment. Is there a chance they weren't genuine? Saying that though, I did demo a pair briefly and was bit exactly blown away.
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I doubt it (and hope not) as they were from Amazon Germany (not reseller). I don't think they were bad but the treble clarity and mid range from x10 and k702 are exceptional (to me) so I couldn't get used to them (also returned M50x). My uneducated view is that good headphones show themselves in midrange like vocals. Just a subjective view as these all are....

 

Now looking to choose an amp for k702. Does not seem an easy task!

post #205 of 205

Just received a pair of 702's.

 

Very comfortable.

No sign of the AKG bumps on the headband that I had been reading about...

 

 

Love the single detachable cable, the left can on my Grado's had just died - twisty horrible mess that they were - hence this purchase.

 

Sound:

 

Tame Impala, innerspeaker:

 

Some serious panning on this album, phasers flying left and right etc

I feel like I'm riding on the back of a unicorn, being drenched in pearl hued jelly beans. :blink:

 

Analogue synths are particularly prominent, not intrusive, just beautifully present and correct.

 

All of that with no 'burn in' and listening straight out of my laptop's headphone jack, no amp, no DAC... 

 

...had heard that I would need an amp to power them. In fact I've LOWERED the volume I usually listen at, and I normally love huge volume.

Grew up with my head stuck to the side of the family stereo at full blast. 

 

Everything I had heard my Grado s60i's would be, coming from crappy earbuds, is true/r of these headphones:

wider sound stage, much greater detail, ability to enjoy music at lower volumes (that never really happened with the Grado's).

 

Bowie, Hunky Dory:

 

Something I had noticed earlier is more pronounced here, a sort of gap in the middle and a low end that's somehow lacking.

A less cohesive listening experience.

 

Still very, very good but the sparser instrumentation/production is seemingly not as suited to these headphones - for rock music at least.

 

Maybe I need to mess with the eq settings (my usual smiley face setting had been getting gradually flatter during Innerspeaker...)

 

Next step is some classical music and an afternoon of perusing the internet for a dac/amp and we'll see where we go from there.

 

Early impressions: Wow. 

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