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Thank goodness there isn't a smattering of gorgeous pictures populating the thread to seduce me. Well... Chico posted a few.
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Are the k712's better than the annies?
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Thank goodness there isn't a smattering of gorgeous pictures populating the thread to seduce me. Well... Chico posted a few.

 

I'll just let Mad review them for ya when I get mine... :wink_face:

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Are the k712's better than the annies?
They are a variation on them. Whether they're "better" will depend on the individual's preferences. Sort of like the HD600 and HD650.
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Ugh, why did AKG have to make so many rehashes of the same thing? T_T

 

K 701

K 702

K 701 (8-bump)

Q 701

K 702 65th Anniversary Edition

K 712

What's next, the K 777 77th Anniversary Edition, 77 ohms with a new revolutionary 77 pm diaphragm for €777.77 and only 77 are made?


Edited by miceblue - 9/5/13 at 4:48pm
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$_$

They've at least been modifying/improving them a little over time. They could use a NEW headphone though.

K80x...
Edited by chicolom - 9/5/13 at 4:51pm
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I think part of why we see rehashes is because they're already quite good, and as a brand they have a reputation to continue. If people are using them in the music industry for monitoring mixes (actually possible compared to some other "studio" headphones), then they actually have to be able to predict what sound they get and how to master the tracks.
I could go for a 250 ohm AKG.
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K712 PRO is on sale from now until the 15th of September for $385 using the coupon RAZORDOGK712. I will definitely be jumping on these by the last day of its promotion as I should have the funds by then biggrin.gif
That's still quite expensive for a dynamic set, and one that demands powerful amplification to boot...

I can only hope it's worth it.
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I'd bite at that price, if I didn't own the MA900.
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$_$

They've at least been modifying/improving them a little over time. They could use a NEW headphone though.

K80x...
You mean like... A Sennheiser HD800 killer?
*scratches chin strap*
I mean, consider the quality jump from the HD650 to the 800 in the areas of soundstage and "unveiled," while not having fatiguingly bright treble (well, it is for some, but FWIR I surmise (guess) that it is less so than, say, the DT990. Imagine if AKG made a similar price-no-object headphone with similar gains in soundstage and transparency quality...

Which reminds me, what I SHOULD do instead of buying another headphone, find someone willing to trade or loan a DT880. I've wanted the exotic AKG for longer than I've been curious about the Beyerdynamics, but it's still on my audio shortlist as unheard. The one guy living nearby who offered to meet & share disappeared. Can't be more treble-fatiguing than the AD700, right? Anyone care to share impressions?
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It looks like the PC 360s are $170 on Amazon. I would need a sound card to go with them. I currently do not own any high quality headphones or headsets, just a few cheap communications headsets. This would be a first for me. Is this worth jumping on or should I look for something in the $100 range?

 

Wow... those PC360s are $100 cheaper than what they are here in Canada.  Too bad Sennheisers clamp too hard on my big head.  I ended up hacking together my own gaming headset.

 

Argh... still too new to properly insert images.  

 

EDIT: yay, I can insert image links now.

 

 

 

 

ATH-AD700 + 3.5mm female jack + 3.5mm male plug + soldering iron + V-Moda BoomPro Microphone = ~$150 convertible gaming headset (with inline mute & volume control) that can also be used to chat on my smartphone.  :D  I was initially looking at the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Headset Gear for the mod but the $100 price tag really turned me off.  Then my local headphonebar got some V-Moda BoomPros in for $33 so I jumped on it and did the mod right away.  It's not the greatest boom mic because I find the boom a tad short and it's a tiny bit loose in the 3.5mm jack, but for $33+tax, I can't really complain, especially since it comes with that nifty adapter that allows you to use it on smartphone as well as a standard headphone+mic port on a computer.

 

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

Q701 has been using the same pads since it came out, which are the K702 pads.  They're similar in shape to the K712 pads (they have that steeper bowl shape) but are angled to be thicker one on side and thinner on the other and use a stiffer spring foam.

 

Ah, I didn't really notice that they were angled because the stiffer spring foam really turned me off of them.


Edited by AvroArrow - 9/9/13 at 4:49pm
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I really wish the MA900 had a removable cable...

MA900 + V-moda boompro = all the headset anyone would ever need.


Hmm... I'm interested in the HD239 and/or PX100-II for away use.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/5/13 at 11:35pm
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I shipped my iCan off for replacement.  I already really miss the 3D holographic switch.  Music just sounds flat without it.

 

I picked up a simple little outlet ON/OF switch at the store to use with the next one, so I don't have to yank the cord out every time.  I'm paranoid that that could have messed it up somehow.

 

 

 


Edited by chicolom - 9/5/13 at 11:44pm
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Chico, stop making me want to spend money on an iCan and take my T1 into the office. So mean. Gosh.
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I guess it wouldn't help if I mentioned that I miss my iCAN everytime I'm on the go... :tongue_smile:


Edited by Change is Good - 9/6/13 at 12:45am
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