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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

That's impressive....

Who'd you buy it from (seller)?

 

I bought it straight through Amazon, brand new (no seller).

 

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One my pair it happened and kept going all the way up to the mid-bass and back down again - only on the right side.

 

Hmm...I don't suppose there are any other Q701s nearby you can compare too?

 

I will be comparing it to the new one when it gets here on Wednesday.

 

Edit: As you can see I have been up all night looking for alternatives (should this happen again). Can I get some comparisons between the HE4 and Q701(w/ memory pads)? I know there is a difference in soundstage, but how much? A bass comparison will be appreciated. Any other suggestions (w/ a detachable cable) will be appreciated, also. I'm finally going to bed... thanks...


Edited by Change is Good - 5/25/13 at 1:24am
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The HE4... dont bother unless you have at least a Lyr. Seriously, don't. That is the most amp reliant headphone I have ever heard, and it needs more than 2 watts at it's impedance to sven sound halfway proper.

The HE4 is on the brighter, and more dry than the Memory foam'd Q701. Its thicker sounding than the Q701 with stock pads though. The Annie padded Q701 will have more bass presence

Its seriously like a refined DT880. Very slight mid recession, and emphasized treble (but not harsh).

Soundstage and positional cues don't touch the AKGs.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/25/13 at 1:27am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The HE4... dont bother unless you have at least a Lyr. Seriously, don't.

The HE4 is on the brighter, and more dry than the Memory foam'd Q701. Its thicker sounding than the Q701 with stock pads though. The Annie padded Q701 will have more bass presence

Its seriously like a refined DT880. Very slight mid recession, and emphasized treble (but not harsh).

Soundstage and positional cues don't touch the AKGs.

 

M-Stage powerful enough?

 

I'm guessing you're suggesting to just stick with what I have and hope for the best? I mean I do love my babies...

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Hey guys, in comparison between the Beyerdynamics DT 770/880/990 Pros and Sennheiser's HD558/598/600/650, which of them actually have higher clamping pressure?

 

I know that all Sennheiser headphones comes with their-now signature clamp pressure, but what about Beyers? Their Premium series don't clamp too much, but is it true that their Pro series really do put way too much pressure for many people?

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The Pros do clamp a bit more, but not as much as Sennheiser.
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

Hey guys, in comparison between the Beyerdynamics DT 770/880/990 Pros and Sennheiser's HD558/598/600/650, which of them actually have higher clamping pressure?

I know that all Sennheiser headphones comes with their-now signature clamp pressure, but what about Beyers? Their Premium series don't clamp too much, but is it true that their Pro series really do put way too much pressure for many people?
😁

Hey,

The initial clamp on the HD650's was pretty tight but within an hour or two it loosened up quickly and has easily become tied with the DT990/250 Pro as the most comfortable headphones I've ever owned. Out if your list tho I'd say the DT770's have the tightest clamp. Not to say they are uncomfortable by any means but from that list they are the tightest and the only closed can of your group so honestly this should be expected wink.gif


Thanks,


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M-Stage powerful enough?

 

I'm guessing you're suggesting to just stick with what I have and hope for the best? I mean I do love my babies...

 

the m-stage doesnt even do 1 watt of power, so i doubt it has the power. speaker amp would be better for it.

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the m-stage doesnt even do 1 watt of power, so i doubt it has the power. speaker amp would be better for it.

This. Like I said, don't bother with the HE-4 unless you have at LEAST the Lyr. Even then, it wants more. You have to look at the HE-4 like the HE-6. They are not for most domestic amps.

Even then EF-5 (which Hifiman sold with as a combo) doesn't do it justice. It's just not a headphone people should look into without proper knowledge.

It gets loud, but it is really starved for power unlike anything I've heard.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/25/13 at 11:03am
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Ok. Is it the same with the HE400?
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Hi guys,  

 

I hope you don't mind a noob here.  I mostly game and watch movies on the computer, more so now than last year so I decided to get myself a treat and got a MMX 300 Beyerdynamic. I hooked it in right to my PC (no special soundcard to speak of, just the one included in a higher-end gaming rig motherboard).  I enjoyed it once I figured out how to keep it from crushing my head. All went well up until Christmas when we discovered our house got burglarized and one of the things missing was the headset.  

 

Without insurance, I had no choice but to replace it with my bonus check.  My new pair died on me about 3 weeks ago.  Left speaker just has no sound at all.  I can still use it, but any directional sound effects are lost on me. I figured I'm cursed and decided to drop the brand.  After a bit of hunting I found you guys.

 

I'm thinking about the AKG K702 (Annies) but am sorta lost on what to do next.  The mic isn't an issue, that I frigured out on my own.  But the amp & soundcard sorta confuse me.  

 

What sort of setup should I use?  Any appropriate amp/cards needed to maximized sound?  

 

Thanks!

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Well, I ended up canceling the replacement order of my Q701 before I went to sleep. I did not want one out of the same batch that Amazon had in stock. They are issuing a refund and I will be purchasing the Annies, instead. This was possibly a blessing in disguise because it happened before I decided to send it in for a headband exchange. I would have been screwed... triportsad.gif.

 

Anyways, all is well thanks to Amazon. I'm glad I called them, first. They really saved me from going through the whole prolonged warranty process with AKG. I know there are often better deals elsewhere... but this is why I mostly shop with Amazon. I am a Prime member though so that may be why they "have your back," as I was told by the rep this morning.

 

Edit: I will be selling the brand new pair of pads that come with the Annies because I already have a pair that I had on my Q701... as some of you already know. Anyone interested in purchasing the new memory pads for their K701/K702/Q701 feel free to PM me.


Edited by Change is Good - 5/25/13 at 3:39pm
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I didn't even think of padding options.  But I guess I'll tackle that once I have them on my head to judge.  My Logitech G930s were very uncomfortable... 

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I didn't even think of padding options.  But I guess I'll tackle that once I have them on my head to judge.  My Logitech G930s were very uncomfortable... 

 

If you end up purchasing the Q701 and adding the pads you will save a good amount of cash. The only difference between the Annie and the Q701 would then be the headband. Some people have issues with the bumps and others don't. Just read MLE's review of the Q701. It explains everything.

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Well, I ended up canceling the replacement order of my Q701 before I went to sleep. I did not want one out of the same batch that Amazon had in stock. They are issuing a refund and I will be purchasing the Annies, instead. This was possibly a blessing in disguise because it happened before I decided to send it in for a headband exchange. I would have been screwed... triportsad.gif.

 

Anyways, all is well thanks to Amazon. I'm glad I called them, first. They really saved me from going through the whole prolonged warranty process with AKG. I know there are often better deals elsewhere... but this is why I mostly shop with Amazon. I am a Prime member though so that may be why they "have your back," as I was told by the rep this morning.

 

Edit: I will be selling the brand new pair of pads that come with the Annies because I already have a pair that I had on my Q701... as some of you already know. Anyone interested in purchasing the new memory pads for their K701/K702/Q701 feel free to PM me.

 

I guess it's good that you heard rattling before you had a new headband snapped into it and not aftereek.gif 

 

I didn't know Amazon would refund/replace things 4 months out after you buy them!  Are super-extended return windows a prime membership exclusive perk?

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

I guess it's good that you heard rattling before you had a new headband snapped into it and not aftereek.gif 

 

I didn't know Amazon would refund/replace things 4 months out after you buy them!  Are super-extended return windows a prime membership exclusive perk?

 

Dude, I have no idea. I just know that this is the second time this has been done for me. They did say, however, "as a one time exception" both times tongue.gif !!! I do think they treat all their customers the same, though.

 

Even so, I'm just grateful it worked out. Are you going to welcome me to the Annie club??? biggrin.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 5/25/13 at 3:59pm
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