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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by adriantannerisb View Post

Well I'm mostly settled on the Denons (for now...) but then I think about the AKGs and I go back and forth...

Comfort or detail?

Classic or futuristic design?

Back and forth...

 



Well if you think the AKG is worth a punt then go for AKG. They do have detachable cables (or at least the K702 does I think)......

 

But you said you listen to electronica and you listed the Denon's so obviously you're going to be wanting bass, honestly I think if you go for the AKG you might well be disappointed with them given your taste in music. Not that there's anything wrong with either, it's just I'm not sure that the AKG would be a good mix in your case - I think a lot of the ones praising K701/K702 are classical music fans....it's something which is easy to overlook but music preference plays a huge part in someone's like/dislike in particular headphones and personally I think the Denon or Beyer's would suit you a lot more given your favoured music genres there but it is of course your decision. I'm just saying to be careful as one man's treasure is another man's trash as they say....and not that any of the headphones you listed are bad. Just some may not be a good mesh for you and your tastes so you should stick to the side of caution because nobody wants to make a 100 - 200 dollar mistake! 

 

Also almost forgot to mention accompanying supporting equipment from person to person varies wildly too which can also affect opinion of headphones....


Edited by Thommohawk - 5/7/11 at 12:46pm
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 

Thank you. I needed someone to tell me that. I'm settled, I will buy the Denons.

 

Just one thing though, you mention "accompanying supporting equipment" in your post, but I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to here. Do you mean my ears? If you meant my source, it will be my HTC HD2 running Android. It's my baby biggrin.gif, and I'm proud of it, so that's why it's my profile picture. And I won't use an amp until I save up enough money to buy a decent amp, which may take a few months. My music is all FLACs or 320kbp/s MP3s.

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Well if you think the AKG is worth a punt then go for AKG. They do have detachable cables (or at least the K702 does I think)......

 

But you said you listen to electronica and you listed the Denon's so obviously you're going to be wanting bass, honestly I think if you go for the AKG you might well be disappointed with them given your taste in music. Not that there's anything wrong with either, it's just I'm not sure that the AKG would be a good mix in your case - I think a lot of the ones praising K701/K702 are classical music fans....it's something which is easy to overlook but music preference plays a huge part in someone's like/dislike in particular headphones and personally I think the Denon or Beyer's would suit you a lot more given your favoured music genres there but it is of course your decision. I'm just saying to be careful as one man's treasure is another man's trash as they say....and not that any of the headphones you listed are bad. Just some may not be a good mesh for you and your tastes so you should stick to the side of caution because nobody wants to make a 100 - 200 dollar mistake! 

 

Also almost forgot to mention accompanying supporting equipment from person to person varies wildly too which can also affect opinion of headphones....



 


Edited by adriantannerisb - 5/7/11 at 1:04pm
post #18 of 21
I personally would never buy an AKG K701 again to listen to music. I would rather have a more accurate sound sig over a sound meant for analysis
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by adriantannerisb View Post

Thank you. I needed someone to tell me that. I'm settled, I will buy the Denons.

 

Just one thing though, you mention "accompanying supporting equipment" in your post, but I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to here. Do you mean my ears? If you meant my source, it will be my HTC HD2 running Android. It's my baby biggrin.gif, and I'm proud of it, so that's why it's my profile picture. And I won't use an amp until I save up enough money to buy a decent amp, which may take a few months. My music is all FLACs or 320kbp/s MP3s.



 


You're very welcome!  :)

 

Yeah I was referring to your dac/amp units. Speaking of which, if you're after a decent dac/amp which you can play around with and also double up for use on the go with your Android might I suggest the Fiio E7 as an excellent choice. I no longer have mine as I gave it to my brother when his laptop died and I wasn't using it at the time as I've got an Essence sound card, but I'm seriously thinking I made a mistake there as I think the Essence provides too much kick for my headphones! Bass boost on the Fiio was awesome though I remember playing with that one night with a huge smile on my face - every note of bass guitar clear and undistorted - and this was on minimum setting lol!

 

Shameless plug, but if you are interested and you want more information here is a review of the Fiio E7 that I did a while back: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A2RJS550P234VX/ref=cm_pdp_rev_more?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R36UCCA3XPLWFW


Edited by Thommohawk - 5/7/11 at 1:27pm
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 

From what I've read in your review and others, it seems that the E7 is a great choice. I have a birthday coming up soon, so if I get some cash I will buy it. Thanks for all the help!
 

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 Speaking of which, if you're after a decent dac/amp which you can play around with and also double up for use on the go with your Android might I suggest the Fiio E7 as an excellent choice

 

 

post #21 of 21

Anytime. :)

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