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post #1606 of 3222
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


Yeah i've had them ordered at the end of January I believe. Last week they told me that they'd probably be in stock the first week of March.

 

I'm glad they at least decided to offer replacement pads. It would be funny to have a $400-$500 headphone with no replacement pads made for it. Now I have to wonder how long the pads will be made...

 

Someone should send their pair in to Tyll (at Inner Fidelity) for measurements. I bet he'll say they sound the same as the K702 biggrin.gif Only kidding...(I think)

 

I would laugh if they measured the same as the Q701. I actually think headphones can sound very very different yet have the same measurements.

 

 

this is the case most of the time.  IMO

post #1607 of 3222
Well it's hard to account for things like sound stage with measurements... Tho I'm sure the extra bass would show up on a FR chart even if it isn't super obvious, as long as both headphones are being placed on exactly the same position on the model head.

That's why comparing old/new measurements or (even worse) measurements from different sources is kinda pointless. Even the headband bumps would skew that to a point... (vs no bumps or a different shape band) Measurement equipment can actually be too sensitive at times and the end result its obviously always open to interpretation.

Anyway, chico's impressions have been very interesting! As many times as AKG has slightly altered the whole series, making one of the most drastic changes yet into a limited edition seems odd, maybe they'll keep it around or fold it into the lineup...
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I'm starting to doubt my ears now that it's 2 to 1.

 

But If I could ask both blackmore and chicolom to test one thing out with the EDIT: 65th+angled pads:

Do you guys hear any kind of over-emphasis on the high-end? Specifically the hi-hats? Because when I tested it, it sounded really bad. Like there was one man amongst the whole band who's sole purpose was to hit the hi-hat as hard as he could.

 

I swear I wasn't imagining about that, but maybe I was. Plus now is a bad time to re-test for me because I've got a cold messing with my ears.


Edited by 2enty3 - 2/27/13 at 3:22pm
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has anyone determined if the grill (name?) that the pads attach to looks the same on these models? The opening's sizes, shapes etc could be a 'tuning' element besides the pads and the foam disc.  My 702's doesn't look like this from the new shared parts list (most significantly, has none of the openings on the outside ring marked in red. Is this what the 65's look like?..


Edited by Dougr33 - 2/27/13 at 2:58pm
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If anyone is interested, I'd be willing to trade my SR71A for an Anniversary K702...

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Like I wrote, Anniversaries impressed me with electronica so far and to be more specific its Paul van Dyk "In Between" at most. This particular CD sounds fantastic and there is a mega bass, I just thought for a little while that I had PS1000 on my head, not joking.

Also The Best of Sade was great. Right now, I am bit confused, cos, I remember when I got my PS1000 and their behaviour  was the same, with some material great, with other terrible.

Regarding hi hat. The only issue I dedect is when I listen to Deep Purple Live CD, where I wrote that cymbals were bad, but maybe they are hi hats? On the other hand, it was with their own pads, not angled. With angeld pads I was enjoying them very, but with classical and jazz only so far, basically, same as original K702.

 

THX

 

 

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Originally Posted by 2enty3 View Post

I'm starting to doubt my ears now that it's 2 to 1.

 

But If I could ask both blackmore and chicolom to test one thing out with the EDIT: 65th+angled pads:

Do you guys hear any kind of over-emphasis on the high-end? Specifically the hi-hats? Because when I tested it, it sounded really bad. Like there was one man amongst the whole band who's sole purpose was to hit the hi-hat as hard as he could.

 

I swear I wasn't imagining about that, but maybe I was. Plus now is a bad time to re-test for me because I've got a cold messing with my ears.


Edited by Blackmore - 2/27/13 at 3:44pm
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Awe man this sucks they aren't going to sell separate pads for the 65th ed.  

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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

Awe man this sucks they aren't going to sell separate pads for the 65th ed.  

 

I'm pretty sure that a couple of headfiers on this thread have already mentioned ordering them. 

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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

Awe man this sucks they aren't going to sell separate pads for the 65th ed.  


AKG does sell them. You can order them now and they'll ship probably in early March.

Cost is around $70 or so I think. That's for a pair shipped.

post #1615 of 3222
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


AKG does sell them. You can order them now and they'll ship probably in early March.

Cost is around $70 or so I think. That's for a pair shipped.

Yup, got an email from AKG, they are $29.00 USD each.  $70.00 sounds right with shipping.


Edited by KetchupNinja - 2/27/13 at 6:42pm
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I went to their site and didn't see anything.  Where are you guys finding this?  Do you need to email them about this?


Edited by Hawaiiancerveza - 2/27/13 at 5:57pm
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Here is the info I received from Vienna.

 

If you would like to place an order, please provide the following information via e-mail fax or phone, and I can process the order for you.

 

5021871        $36.84 ea (free shipping)

 

 

 

Name:       

Address:

City:

St:

Zip:

Ph:

CC#:

Exp:

Code:

 

 

 

Frank Rodriguez

Customer Service Administrator

AKG /Soundcraft /Studer /Crown Microphone

 

Harman/Microphone/Mixer Division

8500 Balboa Blvd

Dock 15

Northridge, CA 91329

E-mail: frank.rodriguez@harman.com

Phone: 818-920-3279

fax: 818-920-3218

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I may need to do that since the pads is what makes the difference for the Q701 and K702 65th ed.  I can get the 65th pads and put them on the Q701 and they'll sound the same.  Unless there are others that can confirm that they do or don't.  

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I believe MLE will be posting his own Q701/Annie comparison pretty soon, so you've got at least one more point of reference to look forward to... I'm sure chico will chime in with some final thoughts on the matter after he's had them a while longer too.
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I'm waiting for those.  I know chico said they sounded the same but if they don't than I'll keep the 65th and sell the Q701.  If not... I'll sell the 65th and just get the pads.  

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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

I believe MLE will be posting his own Q701/Annie comparison pretty soon, so you've got at least one more point of reference to look forward to... I'm sure chico will chime in with some final thoughts on the matter after he's had them a while longer too.
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