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post #16 of 24

To me the AKG 701 and Q701 sound much more up front compared to the HD-650 which is a great thing.  The one thing I really could not stand was the veil of the HD-650 and the HD-600.  Just trust me and stay away from these.  Even driven by an m903 they sounded veiled.  It will drive you crazy some day and you will regret purchasing them.

 

As for the AH-D2000's I am not sure why people hear the "shrill" treble.  Listen to some Great Big Sea through some AH-D2000's and you will not hear any shrill treble.  Grado's on the other hand will have the shrill treble.  I mean the only music I find shrill through my AH-D2000's is metal, but most metal is just too full for most headphones.  Perhaps it is the amp that people use or the lack there of that makes the D2000 shrill.  I drive mine with my m903 and have used the Ultra Desktop Amp with them as well and they sound great through those amps.  I would not hesitate purchasing some AH-D2000's, but make sure you do it through a reputable dealer as there may be fakes out there.

 

All of Shure's headphones sound tinny to me.  I like the neutral presence, but if you listen for the tinny nature of the Shure's you will begin to really hear it.

 

The AH-D2000's cover all other music awesomly, but they fall a bit behind for old classical.  This does not mean they are horrible here.  Unless you spend 70% of your time listening to only old classical perhaps the D2000's are not for you.  When I listen to music I find myself going back to my D2000's 90% of the time because they sound so smooth.  I am listening to John Williams right now with my D2000's and he sounds great.  I think with classical you have to use an up front sounding can or you loose some of the immediacy of the music.  Open cans do well with classical because they image better than a closed can.

 

Here is what I hear in the K701 Q701 vs the D2000

 

K701 and Q701

These are an up front sounding can, very open, and after 200 hours of burn in balanced sounding.  They are extremely comfortable making them my can of choice for comfort.  They extend well into the bass and better into the treble.  They are a tad harsh right out of the box, but this mellows after a few days time.  These are great for all types of music and sound a little more up than the D2000's which is slightly better for classical.

 

D2000's

These are well constructed and nice sounding cans.  They are slightly bass heavy.  More so unamped which may be boomy for some.  They have a nice crisp presentation from bass to treble.  Amped they are truly amazing.  They excel at rock, jazz, and classical guitar.

 

I would ask yourself if you would prefer a little more bass then get the D2000's otherwise the Q701's would be my recommendation.  Both are excellent cans and I doubt you can make a bad decision choosing between those!

 

A fun track to listen to with the D2000's is:

Royal Crown Revue - [Ska The Third Wave - Volume 5 - SWING IT!! CD1 #01] The Walkin' Blues

post #17 of 24

^ That's very subjective. I  and a lot of people did not "regret" buying the HD650. In fact, I'm willing to bet that the HD600/HD650 are the most beloved headphones on this site by ownership and number of people who loved them.

 

I'd rather suggest the strengths and weaknesses of the headphone than give advice like "You will regret purchasing them". I regret buying the K701, but I understand that it's my personal opinion and not any others.

post #18 of 24

Would anyone recommend the HE-4? http://head-direct.com/product_detail.php?p=95 I'm pretty new into the planar style cans, but there's a good reason to learn all about them.


Edited by JamesHuntington - 9/4/11 at 8:23pm
post #19 of 24

I have a pair of HD650s and I don't find them particularly recessed or veiled.  However, I must admit I haven't heard an AKG 701, so perhaps my judgement here is flawed.  I find them to be excellent for classical and would personally highly recommend them.  That being said, it sounds like you aren't the biggest fan of Sennheiser's lower-end models, and as far as I can tell, the company seems to stick with a similar sound signature with various sonic differences between their lineup.  Therefore, I'm not sure if the HD650 is right for you, so if possible, it may be good to try a pair out before purchasing anything.

post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 

Ah well I originally ordered some Denon d2000's then the order didn't go through so I ordered some Audio Technica M50's....

 

90% of people seem to think they are excellent, espeically for the money, so hopefully I will like them!

post #21 of 24

The AKG K701 are awesome sounding and get great reviews for being a good buy, but I don't think I'll ever find them comfortable. They squeeze my head like no other I havetriportsad.gif. As for Audio Technica, I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of their stuff and would like to hear those m50's and others, especially the woody portables, because of all the recommendations I see. But I also think the Shure SRH840 is a great phone for the price and may not be much worst than the Technica you got. I would have saved up and got something in the $500-600 range, Dennon AH-D500 or some HE-4 planars.

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by idletime1213 View Post

^ That's very subjective. I  and a lot of people did not "regret" buying the HD650. In fact, I'm willing to bet that the HD600/HD650 are the most beloved headphones on this site by ownership and number of people who loved them.

 

 



I agree. The HD600's aren't sounding veiled over at my house. I invite NA Blur over anytime for a listening session. He doesn't even have to bring his D2000's for a comparo.....I have a pair of 5000's. Very low hours......for a reason. 

 

P.S..... the 701's have been gone for a while now, so those you WILL have to bring. biggrin.gif


Edited by cAsE sEnSiTiVe - 9/5/11 at 8:33pm
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 

Ah screw it lol..... After spending ages reading through reports of "denon is great" or "technica m50 is/isnt great" etc. I decided to just buy both and make the decision for myself and send the ones back I dont like....

 

I guess the only way you can really tell is by testing them side by side and seeing if I think they are worth the money in my opinion!

 

I have noticed that with such subjective things as headphones the more reviews you read the more confused you get and the only real yway to find out is see which are generally regarded as good then test them for yourself!

 

Thanks for the help anyway... I will report back on which I prefer out of the Technica M50 and the Denon D2000's

post #24 of 24

That's a good idea. To thine own ears be true....

 

Good luck in your quest!  wink_face.gif

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