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I'd recommend that one because that's the one I heard and it is unanimously recommended...

What's your DAC/amp like though?


I have a Dacmagic plus both dac and amp. When I play games (by games i mean cs:go) I use SBX from my sound blaster card.

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I have a Dacmagic plus both dac and amp. When I play games (by games i mean cs:go) I use SBX from my sound blaster card.

X1 is a better headphone then. The Senn G4ME is just a rebranded older model I believe [?]

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I have the pc360, the GAME ONE are indeed rebranded pc360 with supposedly improved comfort and new pads.

 

They are excellent for games with good positional accuracy, very comfortable to wear and the microphone is great. They do lack a little in the bass department however and they are better for gaming than music although they still do a half decent job.

 

If you don't need the microphone then I would personally go for the Phillips X1

post #24109 of 31585

Hi guys,

 

Could someone reply please to my previous question on the previous page regarding the choice between the AKG K702 and AKG Q701 ?

 

Now that i'm reading more things, I'm even hesitating with the Phillips X1/00 which costs +/- the same price ( 220 -225 euros).

 

what do you think, which one should I get ? i'm really affraid that the bass covers the details, but in the other hand, I would like to have as much bass as possible for listening to music.

 

thanks a lot


Edited by Lotfi - 6/16/14 at 9:38am
post #24110 of 31585
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Originally Posted by Lotfi View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

Could someone reply please to my previous question on the previous page regarding the choice between the AKG K702 and AKG Q701 ?

 

Now that i'm reading more things, I'm even hesitating with the Phillips X1/00 which costs +/- the same price ( 220 -225 euros).

 

what do you think, which one should I get ? i'm really affraid that the bass covers the details, but in the other hand, I would like to have as much bass as possible for listening to music.

 

thanks a lot

Are you talking about the AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition? I used to own the Q701 and just recently purchased the Annies. I would go for the Annies since it has better bass for your music and is still quite detailed. I sold my Q701 because the bumps were too irritating, they would leave bumps on my head. The Annies are so much more comfortable.

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Are you talking about the AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition? I used to own the Q701 and just recently purchased the Annies. I would go for the Annies since it has better bass for your music and is still quite detailed. I sold my Q701 because the bumps were too irritating, they would leave bumps on my head. The Annies are so much more comfortable.

Thanks for the details, but i'm talking about the annie, but about the K 702 , which is exactly the same as the k 701, but with a flat leather band on the head, which should offer a better comfort and more important to me, the disconnectable cable ( in case it gets damaged) ( www. thomann.de/fr/akg_k702. htm )

 

In addition, I don't think that i'm going to have problems with the bumps, coz I have a Razer Tiamat , which has bumps, and never had a problem, I may be have more hair ?! lol.

 

I wanna get headphones for mainly playing. so it is the most important thing. but the philips is more easily driven ...? i'm really lost ! I know that what I want is impossible, a clear and huge soundstage with enough bass for enjoying the music.


I gave more details on my post of the previous page if you could take a look to it (I can't repost it, otherwise it ganna take time for being validated by the moderators)

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Lotfi View Post

 

In addition, I don't think that i'm going to have problems with the bumps, coz I have a Razer Tiamat , which has bumps, and never had a problem, I may be have more hair ?! lol.

 

I wanna get headphones for mainly playing. so it is the most important thing. but the philips is more easily driven ...? i'm really lost ! I know that what I want is impossible, a clear and huge soundstage with enough bass for enjoying the music.



Thanks

If you don't think you're going to mind the bumps, go with the Q701. The K702, while possibly more comfortable, may be a bit too flat in the bass department for your tastes. 

post #24113 of 31585

How do people feel about the HE-500 for gaming? I was also looking at the AKG K712 Pro and the Alpha Dogs.

post #24114 of 31585

Hi Mike,

 

That's what I was thinking about, but now, I'm really hesitating with the Fidelio X1 ? did you get the chance to test both those headphones in games ? is the positionning and the clarity diffrence that big ? coz it looks like the fidelio is much more fun than the Q701.

 

If the positionning and clarity gap is really big, I'm thinking about stiking to the k702, or Q701.

 

Thanks a lot

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Originally Posted by Lotfi View Post
 

Hi Mike,

 

That's what I was thinking about, but now, I'm really hesitating with the Fidelio X1 ? did you get the chance to test both those headphones in games ? is the positionning and the clarity diffrence that big ? coz it looks like the fidelio is much more fun than the Q701.

 

If the positionning and clarity gap is really big, I'm thinking about stiking to the k702, or Q701.

 

Thanks a lot

I haven't personally, but a few others have compared the X1 and Q701, including Stillhart. I know he preferred the Q701 with the bass mod over the X1. If you do a "Search this thread" at the top of this page, you should be able to find some of his comments. 

post #24116 of 31585

I have the K702 for gaming. I have listened to the Fidelio a few times in shops. They have a much bigger bass, but my understanding that I got from MLE is that a bass like the Fidelio has is couterproductive in regards of positional audio. The bass masks a lot of the often very silent positional signals you get. So the classic K702 is eventually better than the Anniversary, which is a K702 with different pads that give 3 dB more bass more or less. And a big disadvantage of the Fidelio is that the earpads are not exchangeable.

post #24117 of 31585

Thanks a lot Mike,

 

Indeed, reading the stillhart posts helped me a lot, I'm more confident in the soundstage of the Q701. Looks like I will definitly need an AMP, that's also a big question for me, coz I don't know anything about that. Isn't better to get a soundcard like the Sound Blaster Audigy Rx ? it is a 7.1 with an amp feature up to 600 Ohms.

 

The other point is reagrding the bass mod, I found a topic but i'm not sure it is the right one "AKG Q701 Simple Mod Increase Bass and Decrease Soundstage a little" because I wouldn't like to decrease the soundstage. As far as I know, he is just reducing the "openning" of the headphones, which decreases the soundstage, and increases the bass boomy effect ... Is it correct ? or is there any other trick for not affecting the soundstage ?

post #24118 of 31585

thanks pietcux,

 

I'm now hesitating again... If this bass mod reduces the soundstage, is it more interesting to get a K702 and mod it ? or to stick with the Q701 ?

post #24119 of 31585
K612 (if you have an amp) and HP200 are also great choices for all rounders under $200... just saying...
post #24120 of 31585

Thanks, But do not have an amp, and i'm in france actually,  so the prices are not the same .

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