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post #1351 of 3317

Already sold...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

There is one on sale right now:-)

post #1352 of 3317

I mentioned before, K701 have the most comfy where K702 are very close, but not the same and Q701 gave me skin irritation.

 

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

If you get bored one day you can take a picture of the foam for us.

I can compare it with my Q701s foam.

 

K601 and Q701 have different foams.Well different part numbers at least.

 

The Q701 does sound about 1% clearer with no foam, but I won't bother with that nonsense. I did once and I must have been extremely bored.

 

I believe K701 and K601 use the same foams. I'll have to double check. K702 and Q701 foams look different.

 

Here's some photos for references:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/564427/k701-vs-k702-vs-q701-which-one-considering-recabling-among-other-things/15#post_7755190

 

Q701 foam is rougher feeling and sparkly.

 

You'd think that AKG would not be crazy enough to make multiple variations of foams, but they do have different part numbers,.

post #1353 of 3317

I spent big money this weekend after being a lurker for over a month on this forum doing research about gears.  I am moving from speakers to headphones because of my current living situation and room size.  Stuff I paid for this weekend:

 

1.  Oppo BDP-105

2.  AKG 702

3.  Schiit MJOLNIR

4.  Cheap balanced XLR cables to connect oppo to schiit

5.  Some cheap dvi to hdmi to connect my dell monitor to oppo

6.  Some cheap toslink to connect from computer sound card to oppo (might not need it because oppo is going to be a media server)

 

I decided to go with the cheapest hi-fi headphone that I can get my hands on first and will probably grab something else better after I got my feet wet in the head-fi world.

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Originally Posted by broke7224 View Post

I spent big money this weekend after being a lurker for over a month on this forum doing research about gears.  I am moving from speakers to headphones because of my current living situation and room size.  Stuff I paid for this weekend:

 

1.  Oppo BDP-105

2.  AKG 702

3.  Schiit MJOLNIR

4.  Cheap balanced XLR cables to connect oppo to schiit

5.  Some cheap dvi to hdmi to connect my dell monitor to oppo

6.  Some cheap toslink to connect from computer sound card to oppo (might not need it because oppo is going to be a media server)

 

I decided to go with the cheapest hi-fi headphone that I can get my hands on first and will probably grab something else better after I got my feet wet in the head-fi world.

Good stuff.

But the cheapest hifi headphone that you have there, is still better than most headphones available. Period.

You're gonna have to spend some serious money to do better. I'd just hang fire on the hp's and just enjoy the music! :)

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Originally Posted by broke7224 View Post

I spent big money this weekend after being a lurker for over a month on this forum doing research about gears.  I am moving from speakers to headphones because of my current living situation and room size.  Stuff I paid for this weekend:

 

1.  Oppo BDP-105

2.  AKG 702

3.  Schiit MJOLNIR

4.  Cheap balanced XLR cables to connect oppo to schiit

5.  Some cheap dvi to hdmi to connect my dell monitor to oppo

6.  Some cheap toslink to connect from computer sound card to oppo (might not need it because oppo is going to be a media server)

 

I decided to go with the cheapest hi-fi headphone that I can get my hands on first and will probably grab something else better after I got my feet wet in the head-fi world.

 

Welcome to head-fi. I am pretty new here too wink.gif

post #1356 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

I don't really care about the K-1000, because is not such a great hps compare to the 702's. The four AKG flagship hps can easy compete and even win over the T1, and the HD-800 in most of the categories.

 

If AKG will come out with a new driver which increase the resolution, this will be simple the BEST dynamic hps out there!!

What the heck are you rambling on about confused_face_2.gif

post #1357 of 3317
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

What the heck are you rambling on about confused_face_2.gif

 

I read through that a few times trying to comprehend it. It makes my head hurt on many levels. 

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What the heck are you rambling on about confused_face_2.gif

Cognitive dissonance!

post #1359 of 3317

I think what hes's trying to say is that although a headphone such as HD800 may have better resolution, the AKG's are more pleasing in other areas :D

 

And are better than the K1000 and T1. To his ears. Horses for courses my friends.

post #1360 of 3317

lol, what I said... is don't let the 800's treble spikes fool you for resolution. About the T1, well... here is more info: http://www.head-fi.org/t/595522/akg-k702-vs-beyerdynamic-t1-in-the-studio

 

Hehehe, nobody mentioned yet the expensive headphones must be better. tongue.gif

post #1361 of 3317
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

 

Been listening for a good 6 hours now (wifes gonna kill me tomorrow haha its 2 in the morning and I've polished off half a bottle of scotch.. hic) 

 

Lug, did you change your avatar after that bottle of scotch? I liked the other one.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Cognitive dissonance!


Could you please explain what you mean?

post #1363 of 3317
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

Lug, did you change your avatar after that bottle of scotch? I liked the other one.

Ha, nooo I change it every few weeks. I get sick of seeing them.

 

The wife banned me from drinking for the rest of the weekend though... Probs a good thing ksc75smile.gif

post #1364 of 3317
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Originally Posted by broke7224 View Post

I spent big money this weekend after being a lurker for over a month on this forum doing research about gears.  I am moving from speakers to headphones because of my current living situation and room size.  Stuff I paid for this weekend:

 

1.  Oppo BDP-105

2.  AKG 702

3.  Schiit MJOLNIR

4.  Cheap balanced XLR cables to connect oppo to schiit

5.  Some cheap dvi to hdmi to connect my dell monitor to oppo

6.  Some cheap toslink to connect from computer sound card to oppo (might not need it because oppo is going to be a media server)

 

I decided to go with the cheapest hi-fi headphone that I can get my hands on first and will probably grab something else better after I got my feet wet in the head-fi world.

 

The only thing you should be aware of if you're not already is that you will have to have those K702 custom rewired to balanced directly from the drivers if you want to use the Mjolnir with them.  Though I've heard the K702 driven balanced is quite impressive, and the cost of even paying to have them rewired is still less than buying some more expensive headphones.

post #1365 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

I don't really care about the K-1000, because is not such a great hps compare to the 702's. The four AKG flagship hps can easy compete and even win over the T1, and the HD-800 in most of the categories.

 

If AKG will come out with a new driver which increase the resolution, this will be simple the BEST dynamic hps out there!!

 

I hope you realise that HD800 measure better than any other dynamic headphone available today... they even best SR-009 in certain categories.

 

To say that AKG 70x wins over HD800 in most of the categories is pretty ignorant... To my ears, K70put-whatever-number-you-want-there cannot even think about competing HD800. I would like to see how K70x manage to have the soundstage, separation, imaging and detail of HD800.

 

Btw, there are probably no spikes with current HD800 (s/n after 17xxx as far as I have seen so far)... There are several reviews claiming about more bass and no treble spikes. My view is the same (s/n 19008).

 

These AKGs are very nice headphones for their price, really... But HD800 are completely different beasts. Don't tell me you do not hear it... eek.gif

 

IMHO, and measurements confirm my opinion as well.


Edited by RustA - 2/17/13 at 10:36am
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