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post #1471 of 3329

Their other K and Q models have the numbers as well.

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Originally Posted by intec94 View Post

...from what I could gather there are only 3000 of these which were made by AKG in Austria  (no wonder they label it "numbered limited edition" ) . btw mine has a number 0729 clearly stated.

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Originally Posted by intec94 View Post

...from what I could gather there are only 3000 of these which were made by AKG in Austria  (no wonder they label it "numbered limited edition" ) . btw mine has a number 0729 clearly stated.

 

Last time I checked all the AKG x70x say "made in Austria"...

post #1473 of 3329

yeah, probably one of the very few brands which don't out source their manufacturing to china / taiwan.

post #1474 of 3329

They do, lower cost models, most are made in China.

 

 

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Originally Posted by intec94 View Post

yeah, probably one of the very few brands which don't out source their manufacturing to china / taiwan.

post #1475 of 3329
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Originally Posted by intec94 View Post

yeah, probably one of the very few brands which don't out source their manufacturing to china / taiwan.

 

Well... actually, AKG has moved almost all of their manufacturing to China other than the K70X line.

 

Also, almost all established audio companies produce their higher-end products in their home countries:

Beyerdynamic - Germany

Sennheiser - Germany / Ireland

Ultrasone - Germany

Audio-Technica - Japan

post #1476 of 3329
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I ordered a Schiit Asgard 2.  I'm sure there are better options, but probably not for the price.  I had the original Asgard on a couple different occasions in the past, and I liked how it paired with the K701 -- so I figured it would be a pretty safe, low-cost option for the K702.65 as well.  If there was an easy way to take the K702.65 balanced while keeping a single-sided entry, I probably would have gone for the Bryston BHA-1 instead.  I heard that amp with a balanced K701 at CanJam and was very impressed.

 

And I agree regarding the DT880 and T1 -- with these headphones, there's a lot of sssss going on, whereas the K702.65 doesn't have this problem.  I can get used to the extra sssss pretty easily though, so it doesn't bother me too much with the DT880.  I personally really liked the T1's spatial presentation -- the soundstage sounded "spherical" in shape to me, with roughly equal width and depth, and a good size.  Imaging on the T1 was really sharp too.  The DT880 is a bit "flat" or "2D" by comparison.  The K702.65, by comparison, has a wider soundstage than either of the Beyer headphones, and I think it has more depth than the DT880 but less than the T1.

 

 

I don't know the Asgard 2 but the price is good, and I hope will be a good fit for your both hps. After 250hrs your sound stage will get as the T1 and even bigger, a full burn in K-702 get the spherical sound stage as well. Try to get a new and better cable, this also will improve the sound by 10-20%

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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

 

Well... actually, AKG has moved almost all of their manufacturing to China other than the K70X line.

 

Also, almost all established audio companies produce their higher-end products in their home countries:

Beyerdynamic - Germany

Sennheiser - Germany / Ireland

Ultrasone - Germany

Audio-Technica - Japan

 

Senn parts are made in China, including the HD-800 parts. Ultrasone are made in Taiwan. 

post #1478 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

I don't know the Asgard 2 but the price is good, and I hope will be a good fit for your both hps.

 

I'm confident the Asgard 2 will be a good fit for the K702.65, but I'm also pretty sure that it won't be very good for the DT880/600.  My experience has been that the DT880/600 sounds kind of lifeless when driven by a solid state amp with a low output impedance.  It sounds much better on OTL tube amps, and that's why I have my Valhalla.

post #1479 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Sophonax View Post

 

I'm confident the Asgard 2 will be a good fit for the K702.65, but I'm also pretty sure that it won't be very good for the DT880/600.  My experience has been that the DT880/600 sounds kind of lifeless when driven by a solid state amp with a low output impedance.  It sounds much better on OTL tube amps, and that's why I have my Valhalla.

 

For you peraphs it won't be very good ^^ , not every one is found of OTL tube amps even with Beyer 600 ohms tongue.gif , he had to try to know .

post #1480 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

I believe that they still have them in stock, AKG I mean, especially in Europe, cos they dont sell that good here as in US, I guess...

 

Well, T5p must be differ kind of sound, arent they? They are closed back and cost a "little" more to:-) I found T1 overpriced for what they did, however they were not bad either.

 

THX

 

I've never heard the T1, but I like the T5p very much... quite different from the K702 though: the Beyer is more resolving to my ears, has a nice linear bass reaching very deep (really nice for electronic music) but sounds not as wide as the K702, which is overall more relaxed and easier to listen to.

 

I like the combination with the Lake People amp... brings out lots of little details, spread out in space so to say. Plus the amp seems to be able to control the bass much better than my other options (Meridian Explorer headphone out, Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII): it sounds more flat, reaching deeper with even better resolution than before. I think I can live with this setup for a while (Explorer feeding the Lake People amp via lineout).

post #1481 of 3329

I always loved the AKG 701/2 look, but for that price tag and sound, it's really not worth it for me.
I find the sound rather thin and unpronounced.

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Dp
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Originally Posted by cthchung View Post

I always loved the AKG 701/2 look, but for that price tag and sound, it's really not worth it for me.

I find the sound rather thin and unpronounced.
What exactly are you talking about?
post #1484 of 3329

65th replacement pads are backordered until the 7th of March. How lame..

I'm still in line to get some at least. I think I ordered them at the end of January.

They don't charge you until they ship though.

post #1485 of 3329

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