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post #1396 of 3294
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

Stop bitching around, you dont have any of K-70x. So, what the hack are you doing here anyway?

You just proved to be true JERK after all!

 

and you don't have the anniversary headphones. what's your point?

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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

I wish they'd make a K703 that's basically the same as this except without the whole "anniversary price premium" that these include. Don't know if I'd ever get the guts to buy one of these when the HD650 is priced the same.

 

That seems unlikely. Even if they had a K703 or whatever name it probably would have a premium as it would be a newer model like these. The HD650 sounds quite different but has higher resale value since there is a used market for the HD650 and is very popular. I did lose some money but not a large amount when I bought and eventually sold the HD650.

 

 

Also where is this HD800 and K702/65 coming from? They sound different (although closer than say a LCD2 and HD800) and completely different price range. Also the HD800 was a game changer and is end game for many and scales higher than any other dynamic headphone I've heard. If anything the K702 Anniversary would be closer to a HE6 in terms of signature. They are also different price ranges and the HE6 scales much higher but I still find these enjoyable. I'm still mad at myself for not realizing that these had a 3 pin XLR and not 4  for the connector but that's my fault.

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I ended up canceled the Mjolnir and also the K702.  Back to square one.  I did not cancel my oppo because I needed that anyway.  So now I am in the hunt for a balanced head phone and balance amp and hopefully don't need to modify the manufacture cabling.  This is confusing stuff for a newbie no doubt. :)

post #1398 of 3294
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

You can try proving a point using graphs; but please show us the proper spike if you wish to have any amount of credibility...

 

No the HD800's are not perfect, but that spike at 10+khz is not audible to my ears; it's maybe a little hump. But the peak before that is audible, yes. It is also correctable.

 

The K702 is definitely a great phone for the price if you wish to have good soundstaging, and they are fairly neutral; but imaging is weird and center stage is sometimes strange and hollow/artificial. 

 

I like using my K702's as studio monitors.

 

Some tube amps can reduce the spike, but not on my Phonitor , and not the Auditor, or the Luxman. With the 800s the soundstage sounds like a small room to medium room, and with the K702 you can get a real sphere of soundstage, the Catedral sounds great, or some open space like a valley... and even the instrument separation I've fund to work better with the K702, you just have more space for your reverb.


Edited by Acix - 2/18/13 at 10:15am
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I am pretty familier with HD800, also had them for weeks next to my K702, both have their pros and cons, but at the end, its the matter of your system and taste.

For example, in my system both are silky and smooth with HQ records, but HD800 were more forgiving with some records I never even thought they can be. Not only because of that, but the music itself, never thought AKG will reveal some nasty parts of it and HD800 not, was kind of surprise, but there are more things than just that.

 

For example, AKG just better in one important department, transparency, where HD800 are more colored, if you will, they have their signature that tells you what Sennheisers think the sound must be like, no matter what you listen to it, they sound almost identical, portrait things itdentical and dont change much with differ records and many folks like that, so, for each his own.

 

My big issue with HD800 are their midbass and imagine, both make them less natural and less balanced compared to AKG, thats why, probably, you see many recabled HD800, I guess, I dont know, cos I only tried stock pair.

 

Anyway, like I said, for each his own, but the money you pay for Sennheisers are something differ that you pay for AKG, even new, thats where other things starting play a huge part for me, but I leave it there and dont want to trash this thread with it...

 

THX

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Just wanna state that I've been using a loaner pair of LCD2s, and while they are a different kind of awesome, I went back to the Annie, and I'm still super impressed with them. No remorse here. They are stellar cans.
post #1401 of 3294
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Just wanna state that I've been using a loaner pair of LCD2s, and while they are a different kind of awesome, I went back to the Annie, and I'm still super impressed with them. No remorse here. They are stellar cans.

 

 

Now im curious to give the AKG a try but i just got my HE-400 not too long ago. Whats the difference between the regular version and anniversary edition?


Edited by 1llest - 2/18/13 at 12:53am
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Please, read this thread more closely, lots of info already posted up here.

 

THX

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Originally Posted by 1llest View Post

 

 

Now im curious to give the AKG a try but i just got my HE-400 not too long ago. Whats the difference between the regular version and anniversary edition?

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Posting this for information.

 

I checked with AKG about headband parts in UK. The K601 headband cost 56.7 GBP and the K702 (65th annie) cost 137.99 GBP. Also there is an  addition 7 GBP postage. Looks like it will be cheaper to buy the K702 annies and not bother about replacing the parts on K701/Q701 :(

 

I desparately want to get rid of the bumps...


Edited by niranhopper - 2/19/13 at 6:20am
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Originally Posted by niranhopper View Post

Posting this for information.

 

I checked with AKG about headband parts in UK. The K601 headband cost 56.7 GBP and the K702 (65th annie) cost 137.99 GBP. Also there is an  addition 7 GBP postage. Looks like it will be cheaper to buy the K702 annies and not bother about replacing the parts on K701/Q701 :(

 

I desparately want to get rid of the bumps...

 

You can cut them out, or just open the side of the bump with the exacto knife, and clean the foam out and glue it back

post #1405 of 3294
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Originally Posted by 1llest View Post

Now im curious to give the AKG a try but i just got my HE-400 not too long ago. Whats the difference between the regular version and anniversary edition?

 

If you don't want to shuffle through this entire thread you can start by checking MLE's review from his gaming guide: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-2-18-13-audeze-lcd-2-added

 

The most apparent changes are the headband which no longer has those (annoying) bumps and the earpads which are now velour coated memory foam instead of spring foam. Annies (or K702 65th anniversary editions as some here like them to be described wink.gif ) have also new "mystical" tuning which includes, in addition to those earpad changes, changes in the build design (not so much in the drivers themselves). What this new tuning does is slightly tame the treble (yes you lose some of that sparkle) and in return gives warmer and fuller sound (more bass impact which is especially noticeable in more bass heavy music). I find these changes to improve the overall balance but this is only my personal opinion. In addition, the K702 65th anniversary edition comes with new color scheme (dark grey and black base with lightning blue ring) and is limited to 3000 pieces. I feel this headphone is designed for those of us who didn't find the standard K/Q70Xs to be comfortable enough or wanted slightly warmer and fuller sound. Anniversary editions do, however, cost more than the standard editions. It should also be mentioned that the new pads generate more heat and for some users have even caused the formation of hot spots.

 

The package of K702 65th anniversary edition includes headphones, new thinner nontangling cable, stereo adapter, booklet and a sticker (I have some photos on my profile if interested).

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FYI, just listed my Annies on the trade forums at a pretty good price if anyone is considering taking the plunge.   I just bought a set of HD 700s and I can't justify two sets of headphones right now.

 

Not going to link here, but you know where to look.

 

Cheers.

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sick looking design

post #1408 of 3294
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

FYI, just listed my Annies on the trade forums at a pretty good price if anyone is considering taking the plunge.   I just bought a set of HD 700s and I can't justify two sets of headphones right now.

 

Not going to link here, but you know where to look.

 

Cheers.

 

 

Do you have the HD700s yet?

 

If so can you compare the two?

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Do you have the HD700s yet?

 

If so can you compare the two?

 

Yep, I sure can.  

 

 

post #1410 of 3294

 

Cool,

 

So the HD700s has an overall better Bass presents compared to the K702/65th anv?

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