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post #46 of 204
Would someone describe the k702 sound?
post #47 of 204
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I have the K702's and after 400 hours of burn in they are a wonderful sounding headphone to me. They are very detailed, their soundstage is one of the best I have heard in a headphone. The midrange I feel is balanced with the rest of the sound, I don't find vocals to be to forward or recessed from the rest of the music. I feel they have a very balanced sound. The bass is what you may read about being their biggest complaint. They have bass it is very detailed tight and seems to have good accuracy but all I have to compare to are the HD650's I previously owned and my home stereo. The bass however doesn't have the impact of say the HD650's or anywhere near the impact that I get when listening to my stereo, but it is not disappointing by any means.

I find the K702's give you a very accurate presentation of the recording you are listening to, if you give them garbage you will get garbage, if you give them a masterpiece you will get a masterpiece.

Now keep in mind these are my impressions after 400 hours of burn in. These headphones do need extensive burn in, so if you do buy a pair new they did tend to sound a bit bright and thin when I first got them and the soundstage wasn't as open and airy as it is now. So don't give up on them too quick. Also a good amp will help and is the are I need to improve on next. I am driving them with my Apogee Duet right now which I feel is doing a decent job but I know I can do better.

Hope this helps and good luck with your search.
post #48 of 204
crazyeyes, I find the bass on the K701/K702 very respectable and underrated by other Head-Fi members. It doesn't have a lot of impact but has that "background rumble/thump" which I like. Bass is very present in the entire sound. Also quality amping helps a bit.
post #49 of 204
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Also another note I will add. I rarely listened to much male/female vocal music much before when I had the HD650's or even on my home stereo. With the K702's I find myself enjoying Andrea Bocelli and Norah Jones a lot more than I did before.

So in my mind if they can make me appreciate a different genre of music and explore different genres and find myself liking them due to the presentation they are getting with these headphones, that makes these headphones worth it to me.
post #50 of 204
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post
crazyeyes, I find the bass on the K701/K702 very respectable and underrated by other Head-Fi members. It doesn't have a lot of impact but has that "background rumble/thump" which I like. Bass is very present in the entire sound. Also quality amping helps a bit.
I agree with that, that is what I was trying to get across. They have bass and sound very good just the impact isn't going to be as much as in other headphones. I can't wait till I can afford a better amp for my K702's
post #51 of 204
You should try to throw some of those Mobile Fidelity CD's at them. I have "Dark Side of The Moon" and "Countdown to Extinction". Both sound very awesome on the K70X.
post #52 of 204
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Also to be honest I find too much bass impact to just be annoying. The only music that I feel needs that crazy amount of impact is going to be Hip-Hop which I don't listen to much of so I am very happy with my K702's even rock music sounds amazing with them.
post #53 of 204
What amp are you using now? The X-CanV8P pairs with them nearly perfectly. They sound much fuller and even have a little added impact.
post #54 of 204
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You should try to throw some of those Mobile Fidelity CD's at them. I have "Dark Side of The Moon" and "Countdown to Extinction". Both sound very awesome on the K70X.
I need to get some of those. I have The Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden SHM CD, but I don't think they are as good as MOFI stuff. I have quite a few MOFI recordings on Vinyl, I just don't have the space or amp right now to setup a good Vinyl Headphone rig.
post #55 of 204
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What amp are you using now? The X-CanV8P pairs with them nearly perfectly. They sound much fuller and even have a little added impact.
Right now I am just running them out of my Apogee Duet's Headphone out. They sound very good but I know they can sound better.
post #56 of 204
Get a hybrid amp for them. Hybrids seems to give the best results on the K70X.

Thos MoFi CD's are very impressive. CtE sound surreal sometimes and doesn't have the compression problems/artifacts that plague modern masters. It has a big dynamic range and great resolution.
post #57 of 204
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I just looked into the X-CanV8P, I think i will try to save up for one of them and give them a try. I may look on the used market. I have seen some X-CanV3's for around $250 not sure how they compare to the V8P though?
post #58 of 204
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I also have Eagles Hell Freezes Over XRCD which sounds great but it is only a 320kbps rip I got from a friend so I want to get that in AIFF.
post #59 of 204
When it's time for you to get the amp, just try to get a powerful hybrid that's optimized more lower impedance phones.

I've read that the X-CanV3 is a tad bright for the K70X, but I don't have experience with it.
post #60 of 204
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Hmm ok, I am thinking I am going to go the X-CanV8P route.
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