Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Q701 impressions thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Q701 impressions thread - Page 218

post #3256 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Are the K712's out?

 

Yes, they are.

post #3257 of 7725
Fascinating. Will have to read up, but I have a nice batch of new goodies to get used to having the pleasure and luxury to own, if you know what I mean.

Custom plating!
post #3258 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Yes, they are.

You've seen it on online stores?  i didn't see any last time i looked a few weeks back.

post #3259 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

You've seen it on online stores?  i didn't see any last time i looked a few weeks back.

 

Razordog is probably the cheapest once you use one of the coupon codes to bring it somewhere around $400:

http://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/frontpage/products/akg-k712-pro-open-back-reference-studio-headphone

post #3260 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Razordog is probably the cheapest once you use one of the coupon codes to bring it somewhere around $400:

http://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/frontpage/products/akg-k712-pro-open-back-reference-studio-headphone


Thx!

post #3261 of 7725

Damn, AKG finally assembled their brains together and corrected the most stupud design flaw of the K/Q 70x line: that stupid, painful and ugly headband with torturing bumps! Bravo!!! Sadly, just a tad too late for me: I already own Q701, love the sound but absolutely HATE those bumps that do hurt my head... I wonder if the replacement headband from K712 could be installed on 70x line...

post #3262 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by SV_huMMer View Post

Damn, AKG finally assembled their brains together and corrected the most stupud design flaw of the K/Q 70x line: that stupid, painful and ugly headband with torturing bumps! Bravo!!! Sadly, just a tad too late for me: I already own Q701, love the sound but absolutely HATE those bumps that do hurt my head... I wonder if the replacement headband from K712 could be installed on 70x line...

 

...You've never seen the K702 Anniversary?

post #3263 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by SV_huMMer View Post

Damn, AKG finally assembled their brains together and corrected the most stupud design flaw of the K/Q 70x line: that stupid, painful and ugly headband with torturing bumps! Bravo!!! Sadly, just a tad too late for me: I already own Q701, love the sound but absolutely HATE those bumps that do hurt my head... I wonder if the replacement headband from K712 could be installed on 70x line...


the replacement headband for the k702 anniversary can be bought/installed by AKG without messing up your warrenty

post #3264 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by SV_huMMer View Post

Damn, AKG finally assembled their brains together and corrected the most stupud design flaw of the K/Q 70x line: that stupid, painful and ugly headband with torturing bumps! Bravo!!! Sadly, just a tad too late for me: I already own Q701, love the sound but absolutely HATE those bumps that do hurt my head... I wonder if the replacement headband from K712 could be installed on 70x line...


I love my Q701 too so I just fixed the problem myself.  I cut off all the bumps and glued a nice piece of cushioning rubber, that I salvaged from a laptop case, to the underside of the headband.

It's perfect now.


Edited by koiloco - 7/12/13 at 9:27am
post #3265 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

...You've never seen the K702 Anniversary?

Not in real life, unfortunately. Simply non-existent in my village... Let alone official headband replacement service smily_headphones1.gif
post #3266 of 7725
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post


I love my Q701 too so I just fixed the problem myself.  I cut off all the bumps and glued a nice piece of cushioning rubber, that I salvaged from a laptop case, to the underside of the headband.
It's perfect now.

This is what I am most likely going to do myself...
post #3267 of 7725
Just thought i'd throw this out to anyone looking at different amps for these cans. I have an Asus STX which i've been using as a headphone amp and been pretty happy with them so far. However, i have been reading alot of the "vintage amp" thread and decided to see if i could improve on the sound without spending alot.

I picked up an old Sansui amp. Signal route is: stx rca out > sansui aux in> sansui headphone out. Benefit of this is i still get the stx dac being used, and i get the power of the Sansui amp. Not going to go into graphic detail here as anyone can read the thread, but in older amplifiers, the headphone jack is hooked directly into the power supply just as the speaker outs are. Thats not really done today. The result is very very good sound with lots of power to spare to run harder to drive cans .My Q701's sounded awesome before, but now have a bit of added warmth and lots of power to drive them.

I spent a total of $50 for the amp by the way. Pretty confident they would run even the hd800's with ease and sound great. Thats just about the cheapest headphone amp you could buy. Maybe a tad bigger than most, but if its just sitting on your computer desk who cares. If anyone out there has done something similar please share what your using.
post #3268 of 7725

Anyone try to drive Q701's with an Asus Xonar DG? 

 

This has probably been mentioned but 218 page threads are a bit much to shift through.

post #3269 of 7725
I guess I might be the only person that has no problems with the bumps on the q701. I dont ever have pain from them even after hours of wear. The clamp from my sennheiser 558's bother me more and are less comfortable in my opinion.
post #3270 of 7725

I have had mine for a few weeks now and the bumps do not bother me at all....matter of fact, these are super comfy phones, great ear pads

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Q701 impressions thread