Anyway. Right now I'm considering going with the AKG 702 Annies for $400. Extra $120 over what the X1s are going for on Amazon.
My main reasons being:
1. Replaceable ear pads.
2. Knowing that I'll be able to get replacement parts years from now.
3. Annies probably hold their value better in the long run.
For #2, my reasoning is mainly this: I can still get exact replacement parts for my used K240 Monitors and those are pretty old. AKG doesnt seem to be ending the K7xx series anytime soon, so even if I cant get an exact part, I can get pretty damn close.
For #3, well the Annies are limited to 3000 units right. Right now people seem to reselling them for cheap ($350ish) mainly because 1. they originally got a good deal on them and/or 2. they bought them when they already have a K7xx series and decided the upgrade wasnt worth the price. But I really think in the long run, they will hold value better if I want to resell. So its just a safer buy (in my opinion).
From what I understand, people say these X1s are the perfect balance between the K701 and HD650s? As in they're a K701 with more bass.
Well thats what the K702 Annies are also being described as...
Would anyone here happen to have both X1 and K702 (or K712) and could help me decide?
Wish I had more cash, I would just go buy both and decide for myself (and report back of course).