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post #1771 of 3262

Have some Annies in front of me, and compared to the Q701s that I had last week, I like them alot better.  Very smooth transition through the frequency range.  I feel like the Q701s had a slightly weird thing going on in the uppermids.  These are definitely a very nice smooth headphone now that is pretty good with all the genres I listen to.   Much better comfort.  I really like the memory foam pads.  And the non-bumped headband is much better, but some padding would still be nice.  Gorgeous looking.  Really dig the aesthetics.

 

At near $500, I don't know if they are worth the money.  A little bit more gets you a used HE-500 which I think is a clear step better.  Overall clarity is better. I think the Annies wouldn't become a good value unless they were in the $300-350 range. 

 

Currently comparing to a recently acquired Denon ADH2000 and my modded T50RPs.  I think they are all equally as good, just present the music in different ways.  I do find the Annies a touch muffled compared to the Denons, perhaps due to the treble emphasis of the D2000s.  I will say that I like the D2000s better than the D5000s.  Something about the treble of the D5000s really bothered my ears.  T50RP splits the difference between sound sigs of the Annies and Denons, but falls short in soundstage to both.

 

What a great time to be into headphones.  So much quality at all price points.  

post #1772 of 3262
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

At near $500, I don't know if they are worth the money.  A little bit more gets you a used HE-500 which I think is a clear step better.  Overall clarity is better. I think the Annies wouldn't become a good value unless they were in the $300-350 range.

Pretty much the reason I got the Q701's instead.

post #1773 of 3262

Is there any reason not just get the original?

post #1774 of 3262
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Is there any reason not just get the original?

 

There's a few differences between the two and it really comes down to preferences.

I've always found the Q701 much warmer and fuller sounding than the K701/K702.

The soundstage also felt more accurate for whatever reason.

 

There's a few other differences I've found and it's in the first post of the Q701 thread.

 

Also..sometimes the Q701 is cheaper for those inside the USA. Not always..

 

Really wish my stupid 65th pads would ship already. It's taking forever!

post #1775 of 3262
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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

Good luck with what your dealing with.  The info you gain will come in handy when others are in search to resolve the same problem or something similar.  

 

 

Thanks. I think it just needs some time for the band to mold to my head. Last night I wore it for a bit without any comfort issues but when I checked the mirror I had the same red patch on the crown of my head. I have another 10 days to test these babies out so we will see how much it improves before i decide to keep them.

post #1776 of 3262

You could be allergic to some compound used on the band (dye, conditioner?)   Maybe wear them on your forearm while watching TV for an hour (middle of band resting on arm as it would on your red spotted head)? Just a (perhaps weird) idea.
 

post #1777 of 3262
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Is there any reason not just get the original?

The main one aside from the often mentioned sonic differences in the pads is the headband which is leaps and bounds better than the bumpy original. The majority of people do NOT like the bumpy headband, and have at times called it a torture device. Personally it is very uncomfortable, but with time, you can get used to it. With the Annie, its a pretty safe bet that you will love its comfort.

You can get an original, swap out the headband for a K601 headband if you think youre up to it, and buy the Annie pads. In the end this will cost you around $350, vs the Annie being around $400 when you find deals. Up to you.

Personally, my Annie is still warmer and fuller sounding than the Q701 ive compared it directly with, even when its using the Annie pads., but others mention that it sounds the same, so YMMV.
post #1778 of 3262

Lookey what I found. 

 

I wonder where I could put this...rolleyes.gif

 

post #1779 of 3262
In your car!
post #1780 of 3262
Cut it in two and stick them inside a blouse? Wait, wrong decade...
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I just wanted to reuse that picture normal_smile%20.gif..

post #1782 of 3262
You never took any pics of your Q701 with that on it!
post #1783 of 3262
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You never took any pics of your Q701 with that on it!

 

My Q701 never had that one on it. They had a different one.

 

That's a new one I just got today for the K702s.  It's got memory foam normal_smile%20.gif

post #1784 of 3262
Why? That heaband is perfection! angry_face.gif
post #1785 of 3262
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

There's a few differences between the two and it really comes down to preferences.

I've always found the Q701 much warmer and fuller sounding than the K701/K702.

 

The soundstage also felt more accurate for whatever reason.

 

There's a few other differences I've found and it's in the first post of the Q701 thread.

 

Also..sometimes the Q701 is cheaper for those inside the USA. Not always..

 

Really wish my stupid 65th pads would ship already. It's taking forever!

 

Maybe because the sound stage got smaller, and your focus got pointed more easy.

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