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post #3766 of 9507

I bet you can fix it somehow with something like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Hole-Reinforcements-Diameter-White/dp/B00006IBUZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379291108&sr=8-1&keywords=paper+hole+cover

post #3767 of 9507
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redshift Rider View Post
 

 

Thank you. Wow... i had to pull like maniac, it was scary. Anyway, i decieded to put the white dots back as i didn't like the extra bass. 

 

I know this sounds like a REALLY stupid question, but when you tested the bass did you reinstall the outer grill and foam first?

There is slightly too much if you test it with the grill removed.

 

Micropore might be a way to chop the resulting bass in half. Or maybe not..

 

To me it's perfect and I HATE BASS!

 

(ok not really..)

post #3768 of 9507
Any reason to avoid a NuForce iDo to use as a DAC and amp with these AKG headphones? I normally listen to music from my iPod, and I'm getting my first iPhone near the 20th.
post #3769 of 9507

To me the Q701 always sounded a tad bass light. I've always added 2-4db of extra bass. This to me makes them sound more neutral, while still retaining their awesome sound signature everywhere else. This makes them so I no longer need to EQ in some extra bass. 

post #3770 of 9507
Thread Starter 

FYI the K400 LP has the bass port open. It looks like the outer grill is closed but it's has tons of holes in it. Maybe the plastic grill fits on the Q701?

 

It's actually close to being a bass light headphone.

 

I wonder if there are any other AKG headphones with similar designs with the port open? On the K601 it's closed.

 

Maybe there are some rare early K701s that have it open?

 

EDIT: K400 EP has a huge hole where the bass port should be and instead has a circle of foam over it. The EP is much darker than the LP I have.

 

K400 is the first AKG headphone i've seen with completely different looking drivers in different pairs.


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/15/13 at 5:52pm
post #3771 of 9507

I´m going to definitely keep the mod. I like it.

post #3772 of 9507

We need to contact AKG and Tyll and see if there's a specific reason for those little white stickers and if we're doing any damage to our cans. It sounds so good now I can't believe it.

post #3773 of 9507

Tyll still needs to do something with the K712 Pro.  It's been too long since he's talked about anything from AKG over there.

post #3774 of 9507

Listening battery full songs now on this is absolutely delightful...

post #3775 of 9507
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

Tyll still needs to do something with the K712 Pro.  It's been too long since he's talked about anything from AKG over there.

 

I agree. Needs more headphone updates there. I rarely even visit IF anymore. Tyll, get back to work lazy bones!!

 

I suggested to him to do a Q701, Annie and K712 comparison a long time ago.

 

Now i'm more interested in mod measurements.

post #3776 of 9507
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

 

I agree. Needs more headphone updates there. I rarely even visit IF anymore. Tyll, get back to work lazy bones!!

 

I suggested to him to do a Q701, Annie and K712 comparison a long time ago.

 

Now i'm more interested in mod measurements.

 

AKG was saving the sticker removal for Special Edition 722... :D

It's all your fault now that more of Q701 owners know.

 

I've been listening on the Q701 since this afternoon.  About 5 hours so far, definitely a huge difference.  I still keep my previous impression as far as the overall sound seems more spacious and not smack in the middle of my head as before.  

post #3777 of 9507

^ +1 specially to the new edition! :D

post #3778 of 9507

You guys who have modded your bass ports should listen to them modded for a week (so you can get use to the sound) and then reverse the mod and listen again to the stock sound and post impressions again.

post #3779 of 9507
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

 

I know this sounds like a REALLY stupid question, but when you tested the bass did you reinstall the outer grill and foam first?

There is slightly too much if you test it with the grill removed.

 

Micropore might be a way to chop the resulting bass in half. Or maybe not..

 

To me it's perfect and I HATE BASS!

 

(ok not really..)

 

 Yes, it was reinstalled. I went ahead and modded other side and listened for an hour. Increase in bass was very noticeable, and it was still tight and clear. The reason i didn't like it overall was because i already had a dramatic change in sound 2-3 days ago and there simply wasn't enough time for the brain to completely get used to the stock sound. When it was modded i wasn't sure as to what happened to mids and highs. There was no solid frame of reference and mind started playing tricks on me. So... there was nothing wrong with the bass i should have been clear about that in my previous post.

I will probably revisit this mod after 2-3 weeks.


Edited by Redshift Rider - 9/16/13 at 2:05am
post #3780 of 9507

As I see it we are at a point where we'd need measurements, or at least  a thorough direct A/B-ing of a modded and an unmodded headphone. Plese write Tyll an email everybody, maybe he can be convinced to measure a pair if there's enough interest :)

 

What can be said now with certainty is that there is more bass with the mod. Most of the ones who have done it say it adds just the right amount without bleeding or other distortions, whereas some people who haven't done it fear that we are bassheads :)

 

Maybe the two people who have reversed the mod so far could elaborate a bit as to why they don't like it.

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