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So I got an unusual question for You guys. Is there a way to get rid of the suspension style headband on the AKG headphones? These thing are so damn uncomfortable to me, and I'd love to have Q701 or K612 but with a solid headband. Is it even possible?


Edited by Yethal - 7/21/14 at 6:27pm
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Originally Posted by Yethal View Post
 

So I got an unusual question for You guys. Is there a reason to get rid of the suspension style headband on the AKg headphones? These thing are so damn uncomfortable to me And I'd love to have Q701 or K612 but with a solid headband. Is it even possible?

Someone just posted a mod in the Q701 thread that he said helped a lot with the headband pain.  I didn't quite follow what he did, but he said it was reversible so ??

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Someone just posted a mod in the Q701 thread that he said helped a lot with the headband pain.  I didn't quite follow what he did, but he said it was reversible so ??

Nah, what I'm looking for is removing the suspension headband and replacing it with a stiff one, with a cushion undernath

post #24739 of 31626

What would be better, Q701 or the K612 Pro. I will be using them for mostly competitive first person gaming and music. I have been using the Corsair Vengeance 1300 headset and well I thought I needed an upgrade because I have been having problems listening to footsteps and such with them. Music I listen to are dub step and the top hits. What are the Pros and Cons of these headphones besides that they might or need an amp.

At the moment the prices for both the Q701 and the K612 Pro are under $200 or that could be the usual price 

Any help? 

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Originally Posted by IBIubbleTea View Post

What would be better, Q701 or the K612 Pro. I will be using them for mostly competitive first person gaming and music. I have been using the Corsair Vengeance 1300 headset and well I thought I needed an upgrade because I have been having problems listening to footsteps and such with them. Music I listen to are dub step and the top hits. What are the Pros and Cons of these headphones besides that they might or need an amp.


At the moment the prices for both the Q701 and the K612 Pro are under $200 or that could be the usual price 


Any help? 

If you can stand the headband bumps, go for the Q701. Slightly easier to drive than the more synergy hungry K612.
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If you can stand the headband bumps, go for the Q701. Slightly easier to drive than the more synergy hungry K612.

Is there a advantage of the Q701 over the K612 besides the K612 being more power hungry?  

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My amazon order I have some akg 712 pros, neewer clip mic and astro 2013 mix amp. Going to hook it all up and play on 360/ps3. I will see what it sounds like first (obviously) but would like a recommendation for amp/DAC. Read on here about the Mont Blanc and the magni/ modi. I forget which is the amp or DAC, excuse my ignorance. Anyways what are your thoughts on what I should buy to really make these sound the best for gaming? Also so I "need" a DAC for these? If so I read I couldn't pair modi and magni both with the mix amp correct?
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Can someone please confirm for me that a dss with a fiio e11 will be enough to drive a pair of dt990 250omhs?

Thanks in advance

These are only 150 bucks on Amazon right now seems like a really good deal? I'm coming from a pair of hd558's and I'm hoping these will provide a more fun and immersive atmosphere for single player gaming. Thoughts? Suggestions??
Edited by lenroot77 - 7/21/14 at 7:31pm
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Glad you like the results! I'm guessing the pads fixed that 'sibilance' issue you noticed on some tracks? Yes, the HP100 gets a bit hot up top on some badly recorded tracks. With it's stock sub bass boost and linear mid bass, I can only imagine the wonders these pads are doing for them smily_headphones1.gif

Yes, I don't hear any shrill high's anymore.  I'm really new at this, so I'm not sure if this is the sibilance head-fi users warn about, but certain high notes (like the Windows "ding" noise, for example) tended to be very shrill and hurt my ears.  However, with the new pads I don't notice this anymore!

 

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So sonically, you'd say they increase bass and decrease highs and mids somewhat?  Have you noticed any difference in isolation levels (specifically in how well they isolate from outside noise coming in)?

Yes, I think that's what I'm hearing.  Again, it's hard to tell if it's a complete win objectively, but I find the added bass and lessened highs more enjoyable.  Also, the pads are much more comfortable (mostly because my ears are not so close to the drivers).  I do feel like the seal is better, once again probably because the pads are "deeper" than the stock pads, and this helps with the isolation.  Honestly though, I felt the isolation was quite good with stock pads too so I don't know if it really makes too much of a difference.  My wife still routinely surprises me while I'm listening to music :)

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Cheers Kammo!
I love my AKG, the fact that the K612's stand up well against the 700 series makes them a great bargain IMO.
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Originally Posted by bunnynamedfrank View Post

My amazon order I have some akg 712 pros, neewer clip mic and astro 2013 mix amp. Going to hook it all up and play on 360/ps3. I will see what it sounds like first (obviously) but would like a recommendation for amp/DAC. Read on here about the Mont Blanc and the magni/ modi. I forget which is the amp or DAC, excuse my ignorance. Anyways what are your thoughts on what I should buy to really make these sound the best for gaming? Also so I "need" a DAC for these? If so I read I couldn't pair modi and magni both with the mix amp correct?

 

You will likely want an amp if only to get the volume levels up.  If so, the E12 Mont Blanc and Magni are both recommended often around here.  One is a portable (needs to be charged) and one is a desktop (needs to be plugged in all the time).  Get whichever is more convenient for you, IMO.

 

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Can someone please confirm for me that a dss with a fiio e11 will be enough to drive a pair of dt990 250omhs?

Thanks in advance

These are only 150 bucks on Amazon right now seems like a really good deal? I'm coming from a pair of hd558's and I'm hoping these will provide a more fun and immersive atmosphere for single player gaming. Thoughts? Suggestions??

 

I can't confirm that as I've never heard the Beyer's.  But I know my E11 isn't that beefy of an amp... I suspect you might want a little more juice.  Then again, Evs says his DT880 is just fine right out of the DSS so you'll probably be fine too.

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So, I just went to my mailbox... and...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

LOL!

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So I've decided to get the Superlux HD668B headphones and I have a bit of a elaborate plan that I'm not sure will work or if there's a better way of accomplishing what I'm trying to do.

 

Basically, I'll be plugging this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5mm-stereo-TRRS-audio-male-to-Earphone-headset-microphone-adapter-PC-iphone-/390785856921?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Cables_Adapters&hash=item5afca6f599

into the jack near the ear.

 

Then I'll plug this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301032500289

in the mic port of the above adapter.

 

Then I'll plug this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-4-Pole-35mm-Jack-Plug-to-35mm-Socket-Extension-Cable-005820-/380487036027

into the 3.5mm male of the above adapter.

 

That cable is then plugged into this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5mm-AUX-Audio-Mic-Splitter-Cable-Earphone-Headphone-Adapter-Female-to-2-Male-/291132593316?pt=AU_Television_Accessories&hash=item43c8dad4a4

 

Which then plugs into a Xonar U3 which is plugged into my laptop.

 

Essentially, I'm trying to create a temporary headset setup for my HD688B's for gaming.

Is this the best way to do this? My main aim is to keep it as one cable, however, my concern is that all these connections will deteriorate the sound quality. The V-Moda Boom Mic won't work as the HD668B's jack near the ear is male not female, hence my elaborate plan. However, if anyone knows of a mic/audio cable which is split at both ends, one dual male one dual female, that'd work too but I don't think it exists.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Philips FIDELIO X2

 

http://www.ep-schroeder-werdohl.de/philips-x2-00-fidelio

 

same MSRP as the X1, so no worries it seems. 

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The big question, however, remains...

Removable pads?!?
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