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post #1096 of 3253

Wow that's a good deal. If I didn't already buy one I would have snagged that up.

post #1097 of 3253

It would be a good deal if they were $300.

 

$400? Meh.

post #1098 of 3253
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I posted this in the deal thread but thought there might be followers here interested. RazorDogAudio has the K702 65th Anniversary for $399 after coupon code RazorDog100. http://www.razordogaudio.com/products/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-limited-edition-headphone

 

I would love to a/b these with my beloved DT 990 600 ohm, but $400 is a lot of scratch. Thanks for posting this deal. 

post #1099 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

It would be a good deal if they were $300.

$400? Meh.

$50 more than the standard K702? New pads, new headband, new limited scheme, and retuned drivers? Yeah, ok. $50. Makes no sense in a business standpoint, whatsoever.

$400 for a headphone that rivals and bests (to me) the HD650 AND HE-400, which both cost over $400. $400 is a fair price point. At least I expect $350, no less. Limited version will always be more expensive, and $50 more than the standard is just asking for miracles.
post #1100 of 3253

Just bought a pair! I'm wanting to see how they compare to the Q's, but honestly, if I don't really like them a whole lot I'm to suffer the loss from the price I could get for selling them second hand for getting to try them out for a month or so. Secretly I'm hoping they do well and I find a way to keep both them and the Q's biggrin.gif

post #1101 of 3253

Any portable amps you've been using with this? I'm kind of tempted but I'll only funds left to use one amp to power HD600, HD650, DT770 and the Annie between my office and home. So it has to be portable..

post #1102 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

 Makes no sense in a business standpoint, whatsoever.
 

 

Actually, at street price it is $150 extra. And changing the colors, headband and calling it a 'limited edition' product is a great idea from a business standpoint. Ultrasone does it all the time. 

post #1103 of 3253

Out of curiosity, anyone here have any type of Grado's on hand to compare these with?

 

I recall my my long ago experience with the SR60, and I have this feeling that the 65 would be incredibly similar in terms of sound signature.

post #1104 of 3253
Aren't Grados bright? The Annie is anything but. If anything, they'd be more what I'd expect the Alessandro line to sound like.
post #1105 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Aren't Grados bright? The Annie is anything but. If anything, they'd be more what I'd expect the Alessandro line to sound like.

 

That depends on which Grado. The recent Grados are more bright than the older ones.

post #1106 of 3253
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

That depends on which Grado. The recent Grados are more bright than the older ones.

Well, the Annie has more in common with the HD650 than say, a bright headphone. The treble is pretty smooth, the way I hear it, it's pretty linear in it's response.
post #1107 of 3253
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Originally Posted by 2enty3 View Post

Out of curiosity, anyone here have any type of Grado's on hand to compare these with?

 

I recall my my long ago experience with the SR60, and I have this feeling that the 65 would be incredibly similar in terms of sound signature.

 

When I had the Q701 and Sr325is, I felt there were similarities (not same). The K702 Annies are an even bigger departure from the Grado sound. If anything, I find myself splitting hears between the Annies and the HD650. I do like the Grado sound, but these days, I wear the annies almost exclusively. I do like to switch them up from time to time though. I really like the SR325is.

post #1108 of 3253
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

When I had the Q701 and Sr325is, I felt there were similarities (not same). The K702 Annies are an even bigger departure from the Grado sound. If anything, I find myself splitting hears between the Annies and the HD650. I do like the Grado sound, but these days, I wear the annies almost exclusively. I do like to switch them up from time to time though. I really like the SR325is.

I both envy and don't envy you. I would go nuts deciding on which to use. While I think the Annie better well rounded and suited for more things, the HD650 has that magical intimacy that would make me reach for them for specific things. I'd probably use the 650 for relaxing and laying down before bed time. The Annie's cups are too big to lay down as comfortably as the 650's.

In the end, unless I have lots of money, I couldn't logically justify owning both. They're more similar than different for me, so my secondary would have to be quite different.

Always been curious about Grados, but scared of the comfort. I'd wanna start off with the SR80i because of the foamies, which I believe I would be more used to, having been used to the Koss clip ons for so long.
post #1109 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I both envy and don't envy you. I would go nuts deciding on which to use. While I think the Annie better well rounded and suited for more things, the HD650 has that magical intimacy that would make me reach for them for specific things. I'd probably use the 650 for relaxing and laying down before bed time. The Annie's cups are too big to lay down as comfortably as the 650's.

In the end, unless I have lots of money, I couldn't logically justify owning both. They're more similar than different for me, so my secondary would have to be quite different.

Always been curious about Grados, but scared of the comfort. I'd wanna start off with the SR80i because of the foamies, which I believe I would be more used to, having been used to the Koss clip ons for so long.

 

I would suggest trying to go to a meet if one if close to you. I used to never buy a headphone without trying it so it was a hit or miss and ended up costing a good amount of money but gave me good experience on what I wanted. I ended up going to a few meets and got a good sense of what I liked and didn't like from hearing some of the headphones. I've only been able to listen to one Grado without pain in my ears (physical not from brightness although this applies as well) from the HP1000.

post #1110 of 3253
I wish the Orlando area had some meets. I dont think Grados would offend me sonically, having been used to the DT990s for so long. But comfort is surely top priority for me, which is why I haven't ever attempted to own one.


Man, if I demoed before buying, I think I would have owned maybe...no headphones, lol. All my purchases have been blind. Thankfully, I did my homework and found a general consensus for most of them, but some have been entirely by faith, like the Annie, which didn't have much in the way of impressions. I honestly though they WOULD be too similar to the Q701. They are, but the difference was good enough for me.

I bought them mainly because of the headband and memory foam pads. I wanted a very well balanced and comfy can for gaming, and these delivered and then some. I'm still contemplating on getting a secondary cable for easier moving from one plce to another. I wouldn't do this if I thought I'd get rid of them.

As for the HE400, those are still very much my babies, which is why it's my second time owning them. I'm just eager to try the Fidelio X1, which I have some hopes of it being an alternative to the HE400. That would be the ONLY reason I'd give my HE400 up. The HE400 is my go to for music and fun gaming/movies. I mainly listen to music that caters to bass. The HE400 keeps me more engaged for that than the Annie.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/2/13 at 9:26pm
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