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Originally Posted by Deep Funk View Post

What about it?


Just asking, i don't know ^^

post #92 of 110

Check the reviews, if you want to ask a question off topic just be clear.

 

Otherwise ask someone with the same headphone and how the headphone reacts to amplification. There are threads devoted to the particular headphone you were asking about.

post #93 of 110

For Dynamic..

HD800

K1000

R10

701

F1/CD3000


Edited by kool bubba ice - 8/9/10 at 2:48pm
post #94 of 110


Biggest & most realistic I heard. The K1000. Nothing phony about their large SS at all..

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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

The K-701 is to real music as Tang is to real oranges.

For soundstage, nothing on your head beats the K-1000. Until someone else releases a new earspeaker (and there really should be one on the market), then the K-100 0 will remain tops. The HD-800 is pretty good, too, as is the K-501 which the K-701 is sort of a mutant offspring of.

Still, when I want an excellent soundstage, I go to dipole speakers. Only live music is better.




X2. But fun..

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Sounds too artificial to me.

post #95 of 110

Don't forget the effect of the amp.

post #96 of 110
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

The K-701 is to real music as Tang is to real oranges.

For soundstage, nothing on your head beats the K-1000. Until someone else releases a new earspeaker (and there really should be one on the market), then the K-100 0 will remain tops. The HD-800 is pretty good, too, as is the K-501 which the K-701 is sort of a mutant offspring of.

Still, when I want an excellent soundstage, I go to dipole speakers. Only live music is better.


I hope you don't mind if that K701 quote goes into my signature. Because it's there.


Edited by revolink24 - 8/30/10 at 7:12pm
post #97 of 110

Of the phones I have owned or heard:

 

K1000

Sony F1

K501

Senn. IE8

ES3X

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I hope you don't mind if that K701 quote goes into my signature. Because it's there.

post #99 of 110

The Two open back headphones I had. I only owned 1 closed back headphone but it didnt have a sound stage as wide as these Two.

 

1. AKG 702

2.AD700


Edited by genclaymore - 8/30/10 at 10:07pm
post #100 of 110

Do the people who dislike the K70* have feeds set up to inform them of any time those phones are mentioned so they can swoop in and attack them?

 

What's the point? You don't like them, other people do. End of.

post #101 of 110

I have posted here already, but some more cans mean I want to add to the list. The AKG K280 Parabolics have two drivers for each ear. Although there is no crossover, somehow, with albums with lots of stereo effects in particular, it is possible to hear each driver. Sounds move about more so than with any other headphones I have heard.

 

PS - the K702 is to real music as what freshly squeezed orange juice with a shot of vodka is to real oranges.

post #102 of 110

Despite the 2 drivers pro side K280 have one of the smallest soundstages out of all vintage AKG's - I compared them directly to Sextetts (MP & LP) and Monitors (EP, LP) and K140.

 

My top 5 sondstages (both quality and quantity considered)

 

1. K500 - wide and well balanced

1. K701 - a bit wider than K500, a bit less balanced

3. HD560 Ovation - very nice overall, good balance

3. PMB80 - extremely life-like, but lacks lower spectrum

5. K240M LP - much better than EP and Sextetts

 

 

Edit: The most artifical/unnatural soundstage have had all the Ultrasones I owned/heard - I quite like it though.


Edited by JeckyllAndHyde - 8/31/10 at 2:52pm
post #103 of 110

My AKG order is

 

1 - K280

2 - K702

3 - K340

4 - K44

5 - K140

post #104 of 110

HD800

K70X

ATH-ADX00

DT880

HD650

post #105 of 110
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Of course not. They don't produce that artificial sense of space which seems to get everyone aroused. They'd probably place their loudspeakers 50 feet apart to try and make their listening room sound like a stadium. But it's all wrong.

 


I completely agree with this. I experienced the wide soundstage of my formerly owned DT990s as a zone of dead air between me and the music, with consequent loss of clarity and immediacy. I prefer the presentation of my SR80s (with bowls worn supra-aurally) even with large-scale orchestral / choral music. They reproduce whatever hall ambience is on the recording, and don't attempt to add anything to that.

 

As a result of that experience I'm no longer looking for "soundstage" as a criterion in cans. You can have it. I'll take straightforward musicality, thanks.

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