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post #1741 of 3328
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Originally Posted by Dougr33 View Post


Maybe order the Right side cap (the one without the miniXLR receptacle). I bet it pops on the left side just fine, and then will look the same on both sides.  It's called "ring right", #2458Z05070 (on the K702.. just noticed you have the Q)

 

 

I have the annies as well.  Where can I order from?

post #1742 of 3328
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

I have the annies as well.  Where can I order from?


Actually, the parts list is a bit confusing, and that was what i think is for the old 702.  ALL akg service pdfs are here: http://www.akg.com/site/powerslave,id,7,nodeid,7,_language,EN,cat,11.html

 

You can email Frank at AKG to order parts: frank.rodriguez@harman.com

post #1743 of 3328
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I think you should keep them, the 65s are the most beautiful ones in the 70x line...and you probably don't remember the bumps on your head drilling holes in your skull.

 

About the cable, there are plenty of options out there to improve the SQ.

You can start with a simple cable replacement, http://www.head-fi.org/t/378255/akg-k702-build-your-own-cable

 

You can even go Balanced, http://www.diyaudioblog.com/2012/04/balancing-akg-k702-headphone.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/483861/guide-balanced-akg-k702-with-detachable-4-pin-mini-xlr-cable

 

Thanks for the info -- the 4-pin XLR is kind of interesting.  I'm not actually displeased with the quality of the stock cable -- and I'm really not a big believer in cables making a difference anyway.  The reason I'd consider going balanced is because I heard a K701 on a Bryston BHA-1 out at RMAF this past year, and it was easily the best I have ever heard this headphone sound.  Unfortunately though, for some reason the BHA-1's balanced out sounds much better than its single-ended out -- so I'd have to go balanced to get the best sound out of that combo.

 

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Originally Posted by lwhitit View Post

Hi all,

 

#650 checking in, per MLE recommendation for gaming I took the plunge on the Annies and the sound has been wonderful but... Has anyone else had any discomfort with the headband? I have worn them for a few days and where the band rests on my head I get a red spot a little bigger then a soda cap that is tender to the touch. My HD598s rested on my head evenly so i have never had this issue. Any ideas?

 

Seems like I'm not the only one then.  I've always had problems with headphones that put pressure directly on the crown of my head.  With the flat headband on the K702.65, I find that it puts pressure on that spot.  On the other hand, since the 8-bump K701 has an even number of bumps, there is no bump resting directly on the crown of my head.  Not saying the K701 was any more comfortable, but I've had mild comfort issues with both these headphones.  Ultimately it doesn't bother me that much -- I usually just have to shift the headband around a little bit periodically.

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Originally Posted by lwhitit View Post

Hi all,

 

#650 checking in, per MLE recommendation for gaming I took the plunge on the Annies and the sound has been wonderful but... Has anyone else had any discomfort with the headband? I have worn them for a few days and where the band rests on my head I get a red spot a little bigger then a soda cap that is tender to the touch. My HD598s rested on my head evenly so i have never had this issue. Any ideas?

Thats unfortunate, no bumps and it bothers you.  Did the leather make your head sweaty in any way?  Man, if its not the bumps than its the no bump head band.  Lets just strip the phone of the head band and strap the phones to our heads.  

post #1745 of 3328
I wonder if the Mad Dogs comfort strap would work in his case?
post #1746 of 3328

Isn't that the belt type of strap?  I know some ppl have said that its really comfy.  But if its leather and that bothers or makes sweaty... a plastic head band?

post #1747 of 3328
Honestly, just do what I did on my last image, find a sock, cut it to size and wrap it around.
post #1748 of 3328

I haven't gotten my Annie's yet, I don't know of the comfort but lwhitit seems to be having this issue with the flat band.  Makes his head red and tender.  

post #1749 of 3328
That's a pretty isolated case. Don't know of any headphone with a more comfortable headband except the Steelseries Siberia. The Annie has basically has zero pressure anywhere on the headband for me, and all the pressure goes to the pads themselves. Them being memory foam, it's not even an issue.
post #1750 of 3328

Idk either.  I had a steal series neck band so there wasn't any pressure or weight applied to the top of my head.  I haven't tried the other version.  Maybe he can create a neck band?

post #1751 of 3328
Do keep us posted on your impressions on the Annie and Q701 differences with their respective pads.
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Interesting how different heads are comfortable on certain headphones. I have the hd 600's which I find totally fine for comfort but maybe not my perfect HP for sound quality. The 702's might be marginally less comfortable to me, maybe, but I don't forsee any issues and to me they sound fantastic, and yet some people compare the original 701/702 to torture devices. Different strokes for different folks maybe?

post #1753 of 3328

Sure will, I'm just waiting on them as they come from canada.  

 

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Originally Posted by defguy View Post

Interesting how different heads are comfortable on certain headphones. I have the hd 600's which I find totally fine for comfort but maybe not my perfect HP for sound quality. The 702's might be marginally less comfortable to me, maybe, but I don't forsee any issues and to me they sound fantastic, and yet some people compare the original 701/702 to torture devices. Different strokes for different folks maybe?

 

 

So true.  I had the HD650 and I didn't have and issues with the pressure nor the LCD2r2.  Everyones heads are shaped differently and will affect us all differently also, it just sucks to pay for something and than have to go through it.  


Edited by Hawaiiancerveza - 3/3/13 at 2:17am
post #1754 of 3328
I find the Hd650 pretty comfy. A bit clampy, but its overall pretty good. If I didnt have the Annie, the 650 would probably be my next choice as far as lovely mids. Well, LCD2 first, but not for their price.
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Originally Posted by Sophonax View Post

 

Thanks for the info -- the 4-pin XLR is kind of interesting. I'm not actually displeased with the quality of the stock cable -- and I'm really not a big believer in cables making a difference anyway.  The reason I'd consider going balanced is because I heard a K701 on a Bryston BHA-1 out at RMAF this past year, and it was easily the best I have ever heard this headphone sound.  Unfortunately though, for some reason the BHA-1's balanced out sounds much better than its single-ended out -- so I'd have to go balanced to get the best sound out of that combo.

 

 

In this case you should definitely go for the balanced version and fulfill your best sound experience. First time I listened to the K702 was on the Phonitor, and since this day I was searching for this quality of sound on a cheapest systems, and even if I've got closer still this was not the same experience.

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