Could be that you just don't like the 701. You would not be alone.
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2/26/10 at 12:54pm
It seems to be the same (almost, I have different picture in the left side and it seems to be differnt up there)
But the setting was the same but the sample rate (it was 192- what it has to do with the sound btw?)
|after connect them to my sound-card amp they sound better for me. a lot of sounds and wide soundstage. the problem was that, all those sounds collided with each other. the bass was lack, the midrange was somewhat-opaque, and the high frequency was too loud so It was such a pain in my ears.
but well, I didn't burned-in them yet, so I gave them some burn-in hours.
So amp won't help me, the K701 just was a bad choice....?
"It sounds like you're looking for new headphones." I do! I really love the sound singature.
The details just have to be more stronger and prominent. isn't it something who amp can change in AKG K701?
One of three things is happening.
1) Your expectations were unrealistic
2) Your rig isn't able to drive the K701 adequately
3) You are expecting to hear details that just aren't very present in the recordings (either due to them being compressed or being poor recordings)
I think 1 and 3 are the most likely candidates.
|The STX is the superior card so that shouldn't be the issue|
|I like your suggestion of the K271.|
I don't know about the rest, but if anyone would ask for a headphone that has the most details, I would recommend the akg k70x easily..
Try pairing it with the heed canamp ?
Why not 2 ?
Take a look at his signature and first post..
I dont think 2 is as much of an issue when it comes to finding details and soundstage, as they are exceptional at that, even when gigantically underpowered. The thing that correctly driving it helps with most is adding a slight bit more balance to the otherwise overly shrill highs and non existent midbass. Adequate power also allows them to hit hard transients better, and sound more crisp, which I guess could possibly have something to do with how "detailed" they sound.
But again, if your quest is for details and soundstage, and the K701 didn't do it for you with his set-up, he's going to likely have to look elsewhere. In fact I don't even know where to tell him to look. Perhaps a big time HD800 setup, electrostats (though the soundstage would likely be smaller) or maybe one of the top of the line open air audio technicas. Which are all bustantially more expensive than the K701.