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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
I will respond to all of you soon enough.
News, just ordered the Audio-GD Compass 2. This is gonna be my last amp/dac I get for a long while as far as main rig goes.
I spoke to Kingwa, and was told they'd refund me $400 for returning the SA-31. I have to pay shipping which hurts, so I will be getting like $300 and change after all is said and done, but I'll take the hit. I will hopefully sell the ODAC soon after.
So it will be:
Compass 2 amp/dac
K702 Annie
HE400
Sigh, took a long time but looks like im settling. I MAY sell the HE400 if the Annie satisfies me enough for my bass heavy music. I wanna be absolutely sure, as the HE400 is more energetic, which may make it worthwhile keeping for certain situations.. All I do know is that the Annie has everything I could ask for in a balanced can including the amazing comfort, so I will be very surprised if I have an urge to ever give it up.
If I decide on selling the HE400, I will send it out to you guys first, and ask the last person to have it to hold on to it until I sell it, and ask them to ship it to the buyer, that way I dont have to pay shipping twice.
Anyone mind being the one to hold it until I sell it, and then you ship to buyer? Calpis, Nameless, Chico, Evs?
Again, this is assuming I sell it. I need to spend some time with both to see if its moot to own both. Regardless, the Annie stays. Of course in the future, I will send out the Annie to you guys, assuming I have something in the meanwhile, lol.

 

Glad they gave you a good deal on the SA-31, though as usual with these kind of transactions, shipping really cuts into your wallet, especially with something as heavy as an amplifier.

 

calpis claimed holding first, so I'll let him do it. Besides, it sounds like he might actually be the HE-400 buyer in the end!

 

I'll be surprised if you actually do settle on audio equipment this time, though. I thought for sure you'd call it off at the D7000...then the HE-400...and yeah, it just kept going from there with your never-ending quest for gaming audiophile headphone knowledge. There's also the chance that sending over my Stax setup for a review (when the whole amplifier thing ceases to be an issue) could bring about some unforeseen revelations and even more wheeling and dealing...

 

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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

Ok, I'm confused, I thought I had read you previously say that you have the Lambda Pro model, which model do you have again?

 

-Erik

 

I have the SR-Lambda, the original Normal bias model released in 1979. This was Stax's flagship at the time (unless you count the earlier SR-Sigma as their flagship), and was a successful enough design to warrant using the same basic design to this day, albeit with modifications over the years.

 

I should note that this one isn't quite stock, as the drivers have been rebuilt with slightly thicker diaphragms (2.5 microns instead of the original 2 microns) and there's no mineral wool in the earcups (got it that way), but I can't imagine it being dramatically different from a stock SR-Lambda in sound presentation. Especially that midrange...oh yes, that glorious midrange.

 

Still, I'll know for sure if I ever do get my hands on a stock SR-Lambda. My wallet won't permit it for the time being, especially with the competition on eBay bidding things up above the usual levels for Stax equipment in general, but one of these days, I'll get one and keep it as a backup set.

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What did you not like about its bass specifically?
 

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CAN ANY1 DO A REVIEW ON STEELSERIES SIBERIA FROST
 

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What did you not like about its bass specifically?
 

 

I was gone for a moment, or I would have replied to you sooner. The bass is just lacking quantity and depth for me. The Q701 has the quality of bass for sure, but it's missing the others.

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Well, looks like the K702 Annie is king, err, queen of kings? DT880 - Balanced with bass, but treble is a bit much, with the Annie not having that treble high. 1 for Annie. Senn's HD650 - More laid back. Q701 lacking bass. Annie a perfect blend of the two. 2 for Annie. Well, the Tesla T1 by Beyerdynamic would seem competition enough for the Annie, but it's a $1000 headphone, which I would never pay, as well as others I'm sure. http://www.overclock.net/t/1191934/upgraded-from-ad700-to-akg-q701-wow-review - Scroll down to a post by Chinesekiwi. Look at this for a graph of the T1, Q701, and the DT880. I'd like to see a graph of the T1 and K702 Annie, but regardless, they are really close I'm sure. 3 for Annie? It sure seems like this is the best neutral/balanced headphone there is, especially for the price. Definitely the best for $500 and down? Opinions?

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CAN ANY1 DO A REVIEW ON STEELSERIES SIBERIA FROST

 
No reason to yell. I am sure If someone has heard them they would have said something.

Mad do you have any quick opinions between the DT990s and Annie's? Since you have heard them both specially the bass and soundstage. Thanks! Just wondering if I should pull on them or not?
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No reason to yell. I am sure If someone has heard them they would have said something.
Mad do you have any quick opinions between the DT990s and Annie's? Since you have heard them both specially the bass and soundstage. Thanks! Just wondering if I should pull on them or not?

 

Lol. True that. You don't even have to wait for him to reply. I could probably answer this for you. DT990's - Not a balanced can like the AKG's. They are bass and treble heavy. The treble is even more pronounced in this model in comparison to their reference DT880's, which is known for being a bit treble-centric. It's "the Beyer sound" lol. The bass is also different with the DT990's in comparison to the DT880's (read the first post by him to compare). As far as the soundstage goes, idk. I don't remember. I think the first post details the DT990 soundstage. The Q701's are known for their awesome soundstage, and I'm sure the K702 Annie has the same, if not better, to some ears. Quit wondering, pull, pull on the K702 Annie's hard, because there are only 3,000 made. Go go!


Edited by SoAmusing777 - 1/4/13 at 11:50am
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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post


No reason to yell. I am sure If someone has heard them they would have said something.
Mad do you have any quick opinions between the DT990s and Annie's? Since you have heard them both specially the bass and soundstage. Thanks! Just wondering if I should pull on them or not?


+1 for this, would help my question

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+1 for this, would help my question

 

Look up one before this one, lol. I'd be curious on a more in-depth review of the phones for sure though.

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I'd be more interested in some official measurements of the k702an from Tyll, and see exactly what was retuned/refined directly compared to all the non-anniversary AKGs.

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I'd be more interested in some official measurements of the k702an from Tyll, and see exactly what was retuned/refined directly compared to all the non-anniversary AKGs.

 

Same, but regardless, I'm still buying them :D The prestige of having a Limited Edition is awesome too, especially when they put the part number on each headphone, not to mention the "Made in Austria" bit. Awesome :D Okay, lol, I'll stop.


Edited by SoAmusing777 - 1/4/13 at 12:14pm
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Thread Starter 
Hailin, the DT990 is still more fun oriented than the Annie. If I were to put bass into a quantifiable number...

DT990 - 9.0
HE400 - 8.5 (lot more sub bass than the rest, but not as bass oriented overall as the 990)
DT880 - 8.0
HD650 - 8.0
K702 Annie - 7.8
Q701 - 7.2
Old K701 - 6.9

Made up numbers but still.

The 990 and K702 Annie are very different. I feel they compete more with the 880/HD650 in terms of balance, but sound most similar to a more energetic, and open HD650. The HD650 is more closed in, slower, and more reserved in the treble. You can call it intimate. The Annie is a lot more open so it isnt as intimate.

However, if I had to guess how the Annie will perform for gaming, I will guesstimate an 8.0 for fun, 9 for competitive (similar the Q701, but warmer and not as oriented in the details).

I have no doubt they will be my first pick for general all rounder.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/4/13 at 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hailin, the DT990 is still more fun oriented than the Annie. If I were to put bass into a quantifiable number...
DT990 - 9.0
HE400 - 8.5
DT880 - 8.0
HD650 - 8.0
K702 Annie - 7.8
Q701 - 7.2
Old K701 - 6.9
Made up numbers but still.
The 990 and K702 Annie are very different. I feel they compete more with the 880/HD650 in terms of balance, but sound most similar to a more energetic, and open HD650. The HD650 is more closed in, slower, and more reserved in the treble. You can call it intimate. The Annie is a lot more open so it isnt as intimate.
However, if I had to guess how the Annie will perform for gaming, I will guesstimate an 8.0 for fun, 9 for competitive (similar the Q701, but warmer and not as oriented in the details).
I have no doubt they will be my first pick for general all rounder.


I' m wondering if a tube amp will warm up the DT990s to be about perfect then, providing immersive bass, but not being overly harsh on the treble.

 

Mad, What was the best amp you used with the DT990s?

post #10409 of 37432
Thread Starter 
My SA-31. That thing puts out about 700mw at 600ohms. Very clean and musical amp. I love the 990, and if I had to guess, a high end tube amp with lots of warmth would be the best thing for them. I don't do tubes, and I'm growing out of bright headphones.

If anything, I'd consider the Valhalla for the DT990.

I may have the change the bass number to an 8.0 for the K702 Annie. There are times I feel they sound as bassy as the HE-400.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/4/13 at 1:11pm
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MLE - awesome stuff about the K702 Anniversary.  I guess I know what I'll be saving my pennies for!

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