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post #6841 of 9484
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

To this day, I still cannot fathom the rationale behind slapping bumps on the headband.


I honestly think they did it to try to increase comfort... :blink: 


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 5/29/14 at 3:35pm
post #6842 of 9484
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I honestly think they did it to try to increase comfort... :blink: 


That would be useful if I were a mutant or suffered a recent car injury that caved in my skull.

post #6843 of 9484
I've ended up putting my Q's up for sale and a very large part of the decision is down to the pain they cause me. Why AKG have not addressed this I have no idea. To be honest I doubt I'd ever buy anything else from this company in future. Shame.
post #6844 of 9484
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I've ended up putting my Q's up for sale and a very large part of the decision is down to the pain they cause me. Why AKG have not addressed this I have no idea. To be honest I doubt I'd ever buy anything else from this company in future. Shame.

 

They have addressed it, though.  All the K7xx released since the Q701 have no bumps.  Maybe that's part of the reason that the Q701 is like $150 cheaper than the K702 annies or the K712s.  I've heard they sound pretty similar otherwise.

post #6845 of 9484
Seriously just stick a maxipad where the bumps are. Moisture wicking and padding for days.
post #6846 of 9484
$150 is a lot of money for a headband.
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I wonder: is the bass the same as in k702? Is the. . . quantity of it the same?

post #6848 of 9484
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

Seriously just stick a maxipad where the bumps are. Moisture wicking and padding for days.


Ones with wrap around wings?

Be good if they were strongly self adhesive (not popular for primary market maybe).:rolleyes:

post #6849 of 9484
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

$150 is a lot of money for a headband.


You're right, which is why they're still selling the Q701 and why it's so popular.  There are tons of cheap solutions to the comfort problem.  If none of them worked well enough for you to want to keep the Q's, so be it.  I was just saying that they actually DID address the problem.

post #6850 of 9484
No problem mate. I actually bought those pads that are marketed for car baby seats and it worked up to a point but I could still eventually feel the two centre-most bumps. I then cut a credit card in half and attached it across the two bumps with blu-tac & then reapplied the pad.

At some point along that road I thought bugger this and bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 650's. They should have been designed better in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

No problem mate. I actually bought those pads that are marketed for car baby seats and it worked up to a point but I could still eventually feel the two centre-most bumps. I then cut a credit card in half and attached it across the two bumps with blu-tac & then reapplied the pad.

At some point along that road I thought bugger this and bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 650's. They should have been designed better in the first place.

LOL!  Yeah, I totally get what you mean.  I picked up a pair of Mad Dogs and I didn't like the sound with my amp.  So then I'm thinking about getting a new amp but figuring out which works best with both the Q and the MD and it was a pain in the ass.  Then I realized what I was doing and thought "**** this, why am I even keeping the MD's?  Let's just find something that sounds the way I want to begin with!"

 

Picked up the HP100 and I've been totally "chuffed" (as Richard Hammond would say).  $100 cheaper than the MD's and they sound better (to my ears) with my music and hardware chain.

 

One of these days I'll spring for an HD600 or HD650 just to see what all the talk is about....

post #6852 of 9484
Each to their own really. The Q's have unique qualities as regards sound staging and with very specific music they can sound incredible but there's too much in my music collection that the Q's don't play well with. The Senn's sound good with everything and can still do spectacular when required. And they're comfy.
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

$150 is a lot of money for a headband.

Just to re-orient you, the K702 currently costs about $220-$225, and the K612 currently costs $175 (and both cost less used, or on a site with good deals).

But don't worry about it. A counterpoint once or twice, or a review saying "Good with some songs but the cons were too significant for me, I decided I prefer the smoother sound of a Sennheiser HD600" would have been fine. But considering how long ago you decided you didn't like them and sold them off, isn't it time you moved on from this appreciation thread? You ought to put your concerns in a review to help inform potential buyers, but the things that bother you don't bother me, and this thread is basically a fan club for like-minded individuals. You wouldn't go to a concert and tell the other fans that you don't like the artist, right?
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... and this thread is basically a fan club for like-minded individuals.

"Q701 appreciation thread"

Depends on which definition of appreciation you choose I guess, maybe it should be renamed "Q701 enthusiasts thread" if that's what it is supposed to be.

post #6855 of 9484
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Just to re-orient you, the K702 currently costs about $220-$225, and the K612 currently costs $175 (and both cost less used, or on a site with good deals).

But don't worry about it. A counterpoint once or twice, or a review saying "Good with some songs but the cons were too significant for me, I decided I prefer the smoother sound of a Sennheiser HD600" would have been fine. But considering how long ago you decided you didn't like them and sold them off, isn't it time you moved on from this appreciation thread? You ought to put your concerns in a review to help inform potential buyers, but the things that bother you don't bother me, and this thread is basically a fan club for like-minded individuals. You wouldn't go to a concert and tell the other fans that you don't like the artist, right?

Let me guess, you don't think this is a little rude? My opinion is as valid as anyone else's and im not saying the Q's are garbage. They have some very unique qualities and can do things my 650's can't. I haven't in fact sold them as I can see a Lyr on the horizon and I'd be interested in how these sound with a warmer source. Some others might also be interested. You, clearly, will not be. Good day to you sir.
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