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post #1291 of 3844
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Originally Posted by oldshoe99 View Post

  I read the reviews saying the 940 was the equivalent of the 800, and other reviews that said the opposite. Not very informative, is it?


You get contradicting reviews from almost any product in the market. It's up to you to figure out what is more relevant. Also for audio things are complicated: not everyone have same sources, tastes, ears, experiences.

 

post #1292 of 3844
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You get contradicting reviews from almost any product in the market. It's up to you to figure out what is more relevant. Also for audio things are complicated: not everyone have same sources, tastes, ears, experiences.

 

We have different tastes, yes, but we can run the same tests and zero in on some of those particulars. For example, pick a few FLAC tracks from HDTRacks.com that sell for $1.50 or so, and when you find a big difference between the two headphones at the same relative volume, report that. I would love to try to replicate tests like that, to see if they hold up, or if some other factors like impedance mismatches are skewing the observations.
post #1293 of 3844
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Originally Posted by oldshoe99 View Post
For example, pick a few FLAC tracks from HDTRacks.com that sell for $1.50 or so, and when you find a big difference between the two headphones at the same relative volume, report that. I would love to try to replicate tests like that, to see if they hold up, or if some other factors like impedance mismatches are skewing the observations.

Well maybe that someone that have a hd800 will accept to develop what are the "exact" difference he finds for a "particular" track. I  don't own a hd800.


 

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

One thing is for Shure... all the headphones being discussed are much better than the OKG Kay seven-oh-won.


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AKG K701 sounds great and I really like the sound. I can see how some people may not though. I find the K701 much nicer, more balanced sounding than the SRH940 and I would take them over the SRH840 as well as long as I had a decent amp and didn't need isolation. I am not sure K701 is better or worse than the SRH840 and 940 technically, but I prefer the sound of the AKG can.

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You like their P-L-A-S-T-I-C-Y sound ?

 

post #1297 of 3844

lol Let's not get off topic here guys. I didn't hear any plastic sound from K701, nor the Q701. I auditioned. Not sure what people mean by it. Maybe some people refer to the emphasis on the upper mids which can become bothersome and perhaps resonant without proper amplification. I tried them out of a good $500 amp though and they sounded really balanced and natural to me.

post #1298 of 3844

I had an old K701 with many hours and with an upgrade double side cable (SAA) an with a good amplifier (MF XCAN-V8) it sounded good at the beginning but found them a bit boring with some genre. I both some Q701 a month ago to tried them again and match them with my tube (transformer couple for low impedance) and still the same so sold and got the SRH940 and love them. I found them more musical and for acoustic / JAZZ / some Prog Rock they are amazing to my ears.Amazing how we all have different experience biggrin.gif


Edited by Twinster - 9/13/11 at 12:32pm
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Has anyone compared the K501 to the SRH-940? I don't think the SRH-940 will be as smooth and balanced sounding as the K501, but maybe.

I heard the K701 and it's plastiky sound, but it is very difficult to hear. I think they fixed that issue with the K702 because I never heard it with that.

Seriously, no need for the K701 hate in this thread. What's the point? It does get kind of old.

post #1300 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

lol Let's not get off topic here guys. I didn't hear any plastic sound from K701, nor the Q701. I auditioned. Not sure what people mean by it. Maybe some people refer to the emphasis on the upper mids which can become bothersome and perhaps resonant without proper amplification. I tried them out of a good $500 amp though and they sounded really balanced and natural to me.


Endless discussions regarding what proper amping of the k701. The moderator Uncle Erik ,  has declared war to them. Once he stated in  a discussion,  that he disliked the k701 with any amping.

See his review:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k701-studio-headphones/reviews/3995

 

But frankly ,if it takes a 500$ amp to appreciate the k701, I'm not sure it's worth it.

 

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I'm waiting for the srh940 bashers, wake up !

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It just sucks to people who a) don't listen to music but sound, or b) don't understand music (ie. are very unmusical). 

 

BRING IT ON! devil_face.gif

 

Yes. People have grasped what seems to have developed as a paradigm for the 701. Kicking the horse in the mud, but they do benefit from a well match in source and amplification. Something perhaps people have not found or had interest to seek, which I understand. Still better than LCD-2, which I owned for a short time, for me tongue.gif I don't own the 701 either, mainly due to limited budget and I rarely listen to headphones anymore except on the go, which is daily though.

500usd does not guarantee a good match though... 

 

I suck.

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LCD-2 is way better than K701.

 

The k701 was like... what is this thing... did I just find this headphone, under my grandfathers vinyl rig? why are the earpads... made out of carpet? WHy is it all plastic?

 

Then I put it on my head, and it sounded like a carpet... too.

 

Really nice and smooth though, but lol, why the hell are they so popular in Japan anyway? I think it's just the way they look, it can't be the sound they offer, can it? Unless people really are attracted to that type of sound it offers, but that seems really doubtful to me, you'd like people would get more excited about SRH-940 sound, at least I do, ugh.

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Well, for me it's the other way around: I wonder how people can like the dry and sterile (IMO) sounding SRH940 and dislike the wonderfully clear, natural , detailed and spacious sound of the K701.

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but it sounds like a carpet?

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I only listened to the SRH-940's for 10 minutes but the music sounded so good I wanted to cry.

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