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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

Just got my K612s back....

 

Put some K702 pads on em that I ordered while they were gone... and man...

 

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DAT BASS!!!

 

 

What did the pads do to the soundstage?

 

:popcorn: 

post #21302 of 26214
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What did the pads do to the soundstage?

 

:popcorn: 

 

They significantly widen the soundstage, allowing the added bass/warmth ample room to excel. And... did I mention it improves the detail and clarity, as well? 

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They significantly widen the soundstage, allowing the added bass/warmth ample room to excel. And... did I mention it improves the detail and clarity, as well? 

 

So is K612 + K702 pads > Q701?

post #21304 of 26214
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So is K612 + K702 pads > Q701?

 

Soundstage depth? maybe... it's been quite a while since I heard the stock Q701... so I'm not really sure.

 

Bass? I think it may be the most bass I've heard from an open AKG... and definitely has the deepest extension. No BS

 

Better headphone, overall? Definitely... IMO


Edited by Change is Good - 2/26/14 at 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

 

Soundstage depth? maybe... it's been quite a while since I heard the stock Q701... so I'm not really sure.

 

Bass? I think it may be the most bass I've heard from an open AKG... and definitely has the deepest extension. No BS

 

Better headphone, overall? Definitely... IMO

 

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post #21306 of 26214
Is the x1 a noticable improvement to astro a40 in soundstage and directional cues?
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Dayyyyyum! The K712 with Q701 pads (broken in) get HOT after a while! I think the K712 pads breathe better, the driver just creates more heat. I guess it could be a stronger magnet? Moving faster/harder, thus generating more heat?

Also the black Xbox 360 "elite"... After that HDCP update a few years back, I can't play DVD's in it. Now I know, having tried DVDs on multiple TVs and HDMI cables, today trying new components released last summer, that it probably is the Elite that doesn't support HDCP. Why would Microsoft break existing functionality???!? Any way around this, without buying a new system?



Change, it's pretty easy to make this into an AKG fan club, huh? smily_headphones1.gif
I bet that, side-by-side, the K712 is better. Maybe not enough to justify the $$$ difference at current prices, but the cost has a history of coming down.
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Dayyyyyum! The K712 with Q701 pads (broken in) get HOT after a while! I think the K712 pads breathe better, the driver just creates more heat. I guess it could be a stronger magnet? Moving faster/harder, thus generating more heat?

Also the black Xbox 360 "elite"... After that HDCP update a few years back, I can't play DVD's in it. Now I know, having tried DVDs on multiple TVs and HDMI cables, today trying new components released last summer, that it probably is the Elite that doesn't support HDCP. Why would Microsoft break existing functionality???!? Any way around this, without buying a new system?
 

Change, it's pretty easy to make this into an AKG fan club, huh? smily_headphones1.gif
I bet that, side-by-side, the K712 is better. Maybe not enough to justify the $$$ difference at current prices, but the cost has a history of coming down.

 

Well, considering I keep find myself going back to AKG... definitely! :k701smile:

 

Stock K612 vs K712? K712 wins

 

K612 (w/angled pads) vs K712? I would pay to see this matchup... :popcorn:

post #21309 of 26214
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Willing to bet it's more of sound signature preference, and not a technical one. Pretty sure the K712 is more refined and high end, if AKG is asking for a LOT more than the K612 goes for.
post #21310 of 26214
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Willing to bet it's more of sound signature preference, and not a technical one. Pretty sure the K712 is more refined and high end, if AKG is asking for a LOT more than the K612 goes for.

 

The K702 pads on the K612 makes it more refined and high end than stock, IMO... which is why I think it would give the K712 a run for its money. Trust me, this is not sound preference that has me making these assumptions...

 

As I've mentioned, elsewhere... the higher price of the K712, i think, is due to aesthetics and accessories more than anything else. Memory foam pads, better headband, a detacheable option, an extra cable, better structure/housing, and a nice velvet bag. None of which come with the K612...


Edited by Change is Good - 2/26/14 at 9:30pm
post #21311 of 26214
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Dayyyyyum! The K712 with Q701 pads (broken in) get HOT after a while! I think the K712 pads breathe better, the driver just creates more heat. I guess it could be a stronger magnet? Moving faster/harder, thus generating more heat?

 

I always found the spring foam pads (Q701/K702) stayed a little cooler over time than the memory foam ones. 

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Thread Starter 
My A30s are coming in today. Here's hoping they don't sound like absolute piss.
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Sony needs to freaking add bluetooth support back in for other bluetooth earpiece/headsets/clip-ons for the PS4. The freaking PS3 has support for it, why doesn't the PS4 have any? I know the PS4 works on a later version of bluetooth which would render some older models incompatible, but jeez... not a single one except certified products?

 

My method of chat on the PS3 was simple, I only had 1 cable to the desk where my equipments are and that's the headphone cable, which is to the amp and to the TB DSS. I have a clip-on bluetooth headset which I just leave on my shirt and output chat audio to my headphones, it was a simple and easy setup. Why did Sony even took it away when a feature like this is... an ancient feature in today's standards.

 

Sigh.

 

/rant over

post #21314 of 26214
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post
 

Sony needs to freaking add bluetooth support back in for other bluetooth earpiece/headsets/clip-ons for the PS4.

 

 

At least Sony has some support for stuff like that. 

 

LOL at Microsoft ever doing anything like that.  :tongue_smile: 

post #21315 of 26214
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My A30s are coming in today. Here's hoping they don't sound like absolute piss.

They probably will, plan on sending them back.

 

A30s are nothing to write home about...

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