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Not really such a thing as a "downgrade" in headphones unless the shift is dramatic (i.e. HD 600s to PortaPros).

 

I tried out these headphones and damn, they need a lot of juice. Not something that I could run off of my phone at all. They were comfortable except for that stupid headband. I really liked how they sounded (such clarity, much wow), but I thought the bass could be improved. Only the bumps on the headband really hold me back from wanting them. How's everyone felt about the headband?

The headband doesn't bother me it's the cups/pads stiffness and the clamping pressure bothers me...

 

 

It's either one or the other with the Q701s. I found the pads very stiff at first, but they really eased up over time. 

 

If you guys haven't seen, I took apart the K701's headband and replaced they acrylic bumpy thing with a thin strap of high quality leather. More comfortable than the K712.  One of the most comfortable headphones I've used now.

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It's either one or the other with the Q701s. I found the pads very stiff at first, but they really eased up over time. 

 

If you guys haven't seen, I took apart the K701's headband and replaced they acrylic bumpy thing with a thin strap of high quality leather. More comfortable than the K712.  One of the most comfortable headphones I've used now.


Assuming that that endeavor is buried somewhere under this massive thread or amongst the dark recesses of some appreciation thread, could I get a link? I'd like to see that.

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Assuming that that endeavor is buried somewhere under this massive thread or amongst the dark recesses of some appreciation thread, could I get a link? I'd like to see that.



http://www.head-fi.org/t/582276/q701-appreciation-thread/5760#post_10311560

Not his, but something I found on the gallery!

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/582276/q701-appreciation-thread/5760#post_10311560

Not his, but something I found on the gallery!


That's not a bad idea. If I buy Q701s, I think I might do that. Shame I'd waste the rest of a leather belt.

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It's either one or the other with the Q701s. I found the pads very stiff at first, but they really eased up over time. 

 

If you guys haven't seen, I took apart the K701's headband and replaced they acrylic bumpy thing with a thin strap of high quality leather. More comfortable than the K712.  One of the most comfortable headphones I've used now.


Assuming that that endeavor is buried somewhere under this massive thread or amongst the dark recesses of some appreciation thread, could I get a link? I'd like to see that.

 

 

Here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/950381/a/813259/q701-appreciation-thread/sort/display_order/

 

and here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/950382/a/813259/q701-appreciation-thread/sort/display_order/

 

 

Quick pictures I took. It's not particularly elegant due to the bolts sticking out. I've been on the lookout for a connector that's more aesthetically pleasing. I modeled the shape after the K712 headband shape and really like it. I used a piece of scrap furniture leather, so it's very thin and very comfortable. Also, the colors made a little more sense on the K701 it was originally on. :k701smile:

 

 

Unfortunately, you end up destroying an original headband in the process. I've been tossing some ideas about making an all leather band that doesn't require destroying a headband in the process.

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Unfortunately, you end up destroying an original headband in the process. I've been tossing some ideas about making an all leather band that doesn't require destroying a headband in the process.

 

The problem is the whole assembly holding the original headband on is plastic (Thin plastic at that) including the "Rivet" (half plastic) that holds the original headband to the wing.

 

I did see a replacement guide where someone took some pliers and bent the metal part of the rivet up and pulled it apart, but even then, it's not going to go back together.

 

I opted for just drilling mine out.

 

The problem with that is, the plastic is so thin it tends to melt together when you drill it so you may have to get creative to separate it afterwards.

 

You can also check out this thread.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/655345/akg-q701-headband-replacement

 

and this imgur

 

http://imgur.com/a/VWSkq

 

for more ideas.

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Unfortunately, you end up destroying an original headband in the process. I've been tossing some ideas about making an all leather band that doesn't require destroying a headband in the process.

 

The problem is the whole assembly holding the original headband on is plastic (Thin plastic at that) including the "Rivet" (half plastic) that holds the original headband to the wing.

 

I did see a replacement guide where someone took some pliers and bent the metal part of the rivet up and pulled it apart, but even then, it's not going to go back together.

 

I opted for just drilling mine out.

 

The problem with that is, the plastic is so thin it tends to melt together when you drill it so you may have to get creative to separate it afterwards.

 

You can also check out this thread.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/655345/akg-q701-headband-replacement

 

and this imgur

 

http://imgur.com/a/VWSkq

 

for more ideas.

 

Hah! I think I used your initial thread as an inspiration/guide! :beerchug:

 

Glad to see that imgur album. Good ideas in there, and it looks really nice, especially the color w/ the linseed oil. Super luxurious looking.

 

I'm also caught on your concern with that slider. I was thinking an elastic band that would sit over that in some way, but it would have to be pretty loose. Luckily I had a spare K701 headband that I could destroy to make mine.


Edited by elwappo99 - Yesterday at 1:06 pm
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