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post #1666 of 3252

It's nice to see some Q701 vs K702-65th comparisons. After reading here I'm still glad I chose the Q701 because I like them just the way they are. I wouldn't trade extra bass for the sparkly treble or bigger/airier soundstage. I also like the angled pads of the Q701, I'm a big fan of angled pads. I have no problem with the comfort of the Q701 either. 

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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

It's nice to see some Q701 vs K702-65th comparisons. After reading here I'm still glad I chose the Q701 because I like them just the way they are. I wouldn't trade extra bass for the sparkly treble or bigger/airier soundstage. I also like the angled pads of the Q701, I'm a big fan of angled pads. I have no problem with the comfort of the Q701 either. 

 

Same.  I wouldn't give up the Q701 for the anniversary.  Luckily the Q701 pads + Anniversary  = Q701 sound k701smile.gif

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This is so funny, I am about to buy a pair of Qs right now. The circle of something ...
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^ for some reason I've never gotten my Q701 to ever have a very airy soundstage on any amp. I mean it is, but not like a K601, K400 or AD700. It's soundstage is basically perfect for me though. Not too massive, but smaller than the K400 I have with the same setup. Maybe mine is warmer than some other Q701s, but highly unlikely.

 

I do remember feeling that my old Asgard made the k702's soundstage TOO BIG. However that's possible. I guess if I wanted a larger soundstage I could try the Asgard 2 or something with my Q701.

 

You know what headphone I really kind of miss? The MDR-SA3000? It was so similar to the K702 I had that it got about zero use. It also had weird pads. I guess the SA3000 and 5000 are discontinued. K702 had better bass anyway.

 

One of my favorites is still the ATH-AD2000, but I couldn't deal with it's awful pads. The wing design on that thing is perfectly ok unlike the AD700. I think the AD2000 and K400 have to be two of my favorites for acoustic music.

 

Not sure why this K400 has a larger soundstage than the Q701, but I guess I should expect that due to less bass, less warmth and possibly more treble. I'm not usually a fan of massive soundstages. The K501's was over doing it.

 

EDIT: Guess this isn't the Q701 thread. Whoops normal_smile%20.gif

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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

This is so funny, I am about to buy a pair of Qs right now. The circle of something ...

 

Wait what?! But still keeping 700s, right?

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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

This is so funny, I am about to buy a pair of Qs right now. The circle of something ...


LOL

 

Why are you coming back for more AKG?

 

By the way, your K702s say "Hi!"...

 

post #1672 of 3252

I think I'm going to get the pads and just put them on the Q's when I want a little more bass and use the angled pads for gaming.  

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Same.  I wouldn't give up the Q701 for the anniversary.  Luckily the Q701 pads + Anniversary  = Q701 sound k701smile.gif

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

EDIT: Guess this isn't the Q701 thread. Whoops normal_smile%20.gif

 

GET OUT!!!!!

 

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Tdock, you should try some AD900x then let me know how they are....

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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

I think I'm going to get the pads and just put them on the Q's when I want a little more bass and use the angled pads for gaming.  

Dunno why, when the Annie pads are still very revealing, and amazing for all forms of gaming. It is still god mode inducing. Honestly don't see any reason to have the non-Annie pads unless you're just a sucker for extra air or treble. I find the Annie to have an incredibly large soundstage as is, particularly when paired up for gaming use. You may as well go for the AD700 if you want more air and space.

Yes, the Annie may be warmer and more 'fun' in comparison to the Q701 and others, but it is still a very balanced headphone, and still very revealing. While the Q701 was slightly bass deficient, the Annie isn't and instead trades off a little of the treble. That is the major difference. One has more bass, one has more treble. That is what gives them their flavors.

Compared to the LCD2, the Annie is borderline analytical.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/28/13 at 10:15pm
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I think your misunderstand me, I want the pads because if they sound like the Annie's it would be cheaper.  And if I don't like it for gaming than I can switch back to the Q's pads.  Why does this seem to bother you?  If I don't like the sound I'm getting with the Annie's while gaming than its my problem and it can be regulated by just simply switching out the pads, not paying $400+ just to get a little more bass.  $70 vs $400+...

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Dunno why, when the Annie pads are still very revealing, and amazing for all forms of gaming. It is still god mode inducing. Honestly don't see any reason to have the non-Annie pads unless you're just a sucker for extra air or treble. I find the Annie to have an incredibly large soundstage as is, particularly when paired up for gaming use. You may as well go for the AD700 if you want more air and space.

Yes, the Annie may be warmer and more 'fun' in comparison to the Q701 and others, but it is still a very balanced headphone, and still very revealing. While the Q701 was slightly bass deficient, the Annie isn't and instead trades off a little of the treble. That is the major difference. One has more bass, one has more treble. That is what gives them their flavors.

Compared to the LCD2, the Annie is borderline analytical.
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I've fallen in love with both of their sounds.  For those who feel the same way as me, there's nothing wrong with keeping a set of each pad around.

 

$70 isn't too bad to own both sounds IMO (assuming AKG ever gets their pads in stock).

 

 

I'm also starting to fall in love with the way the Anniversaries look.  I feel guilty "cheating" on my beloved Q701s... frown.gif

 

Perhaps I should think of it as a three-way....


Edited by chicolom - 2/28/13 at 10:44pm
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Hot Q on chico on Annie action? Sure sounds kinky... tongue.gif

What do regular foam/velour pads tend to sell for? Like the Q701's or Beyer's...
Edited by Impulse - 2/28/13 at 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

Hot Q on chico on Annie action? Sure sounds kinky... tongue.gif

What do regular foam/velour pads tend to sell for? Like the Q701's or Beyer's...

 

It's hard to tell where one pad ends and the other begins!

 

According to Dougr33, Fred at AKG quoted the Q701/K702 pads at $14.75 a pad.  That's probably what I'm going to go for - sell the Q701 and keep the Anniversary and pick up two K702 pads direct from AKG.

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

 

Wait what?! But still keeping 700s, right?

 

I am getting Qs for my lady, she is a terror to headphones, but I was so impressed by the sturdiness of the Annies that I don't think she could break them if she tried.   She broke my Shures tonight and I'm not going to bother getting them repaired.   Since she always busts the cable or the cable input the mini-xlr/replaceable nature of these should do the trick.

 

I am going to start looking for a 700 replacement though (but in no hurry), Miles Davis' Porgy and Bess is really strident through the 700s and it's kind of disappointing, especially the crescendo of Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) Miles Davis – Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus).  This is one of my favorite records.   They have been A+ for everything else, and now this is like a low C.


Edited by toschek - 2/28/13 at 11:19pm
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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

I think your misunderstand me, I want the pads because if they sound like the Annie's it would be cheaper.  And if I don't like it for gaming than I can switch back to the Q's pads.  Why does this seem to bother you?  If I don't like the sound I'm getting with the Annie's while gaming than its my problem and it can be regulated by just simply switching out the pads, not paying $400+ just to get a little more bass.  $70 vs $400+...

Lol, it doesn't bother me. Don't know what gave you that impression. People get really defensive lately, lol.

I'm simply stating that if someone had the Annies, there really isn't any reason to step down to the older models if it's for gaming purposes. Both pad types do gaming incredibly well, but the Annie pads has the extra advantage of being more linear with bass and mids. The non-Annies advantage is a thinner, more airy sound, with more treble. To me, that's all good for competitive gaming, but the Annie already does that so well.

Of course, if you already own the Q701, then getting the pads is a logical method of getting new sound and saving money. I would still personally go for the Annie for the much more comfy headband, and limited edition aesthetics (which is IMHO quite a step above the standards models).

If the standard model's headband was so easy to swap out, I wonder why almost no one as done the swap. Ive seen about 2 people having used the K601 headband (which aesthetically on fits the K701's color scheme/gray pads).
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