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I have no headphone amp/soundcard for PC/DAC/X1 etc.
Just a cheap mp3/flac player, laptop and a Yamaha RXV-475 AVR/PS3 for Films

Q.  Would it be a waste getting such a high end product, I would use them for Music-some film watching. Is the build quality good?

Q. I can get the AKG 551's/AKG Pro 612's for much cheaper, has anyone heard them all?

I own K702, K500, and until a few weeks ago, K612. Given your application and source material, I'd strongly suggest the K612. It's the most forgiving out of the bunch and would be a better match for your receiver. Good luck.
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I own K702, K500, and until a few weeks ago, K612. Given your application and source material, I'd strongly suggest the K612. It's the most forgiving out of the bunch and would be a better match for your receiver. Good luck.

 

£120 AKG Q 701
£105 AKG Pro 612
£70   AKG 551

 

Hi Shaffer, these are the price differences, the 551's are closed but i can't try any of them out (that i've found yet anyway). Why did you get rid of the 612's? My only concern is that it is described in some reviews as having a bit more "bass and musicality" which is a problem i had with the UE 6000's, of course this may have been reviews directly comparing the 612's and 701's.

Thanks.

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£120 AKG Q 701

£105 AKG Pro 612

£70   AKG 551

Hi Shaffer, these are the price differences, the 551's are closed but i can't try any of them out (that i've found yet anyway). Why did you get rid of the 612's? My only concern is that it is described in some reviews as having a bit more "bass and musicality" which is a problem i had with the UE 6000's, of course this may have been reviews directly comparing the 612's and 701's.
Thanks.

A friend liked the K612 a lot more than I did, so I gave them to him. The K612 is warmer sounding than the K702 and a bit less resolving, which in your case is a plus (given the source material). The K702 is a relatively thread-bare sounding piece, so keep that in mind regarding the comparison.
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A friend liked the K612 a lot more than I did, so I gave them to him. The K612 is warmer sounding than the K702 and a bit less resolving, which in your case is a plus (given the source material). The K702 is a relatively thread-bare sounding piece, so keep that in mind regarding the comparison.


Thanks, for some reason i seem a bit hung up on the removable cable, but the 612 looks good. Did your 612/702 work at all well with low impedance sources, mp3 type devices, still struggling with the impedance/Ohms aspect. cheers.

post #230 of 230
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Thanks, for some reason i seem a bit hung up on the removable cable, but the 612 looks good. Did your 612/702 work at all well with low impedance sources, mp3 type devices, still struggling with the impedance/Ohms aspect. cheers.

I don't have any MP3/portable devices. Can't really answer the question. Sorry.
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