For now, the MA900 is special enough to keep and so is the X1...
Though to put things into perspective - in my situation, the Q701 can be had for just over 300 USD, the 612 Pros are 200 USD, the K701 is 250 USD, K702 goes for over 350 USD and last, but not least, the K712 pro is 600 USD...
I'd like to not break the bank obviously, but the K712 are out as a first AKG purchase.
The 612 Pro seem like a very good deal as it basically is the Amazon price, 8 bump K701 is close behind... and quite a bit cheaper than the Qs [especially if the newer one is identical... I also like the looks better and non-removable cables shouldn't be a problem.]
So its a toss-up between the newer K701s and the 612s.
Any amps and DACs better for them than the E09k around a similar price? [ideally, a DAC+amp around 300USD, or an amp around 200...]
Any thoughts, Change is Good, others?
Thanks, appreciate it.
Hmm, I see. Well, if you can withstand the bumps I'd say the Q701 would be your best bet... as it doesn't overlap as much with the MA900 as the K712 would. I have no experience with the 612 so can't comment, there.
Edited by Change is Good - 1/3/14 at 2:00am