Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition - Page 119

post #1771 of 3328
Quote:
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 #1772 of 3328
Quote:
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 #1773 of 3328

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 #1774 of 3328
Quote:
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 #1775 of 3328

Lookey what I found. 

 

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

 

post #1776 of 3328
In your car!
post #1777 of 3328
Cut it in two and stick them inside a blouse? Wait, wrong decade...
post #1778 of 3328

 

 

I just wanted to reuse that picture normal_smile%20.gif..

post #1779 of 3328
You never took any pics of your Q701 with that on it!
post #1780 of 3328
Quote:
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 #1781 of 3328
Why? That heaband is perfection! angry_face.gif
post #1782 of 3328
Quote:
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.

post #1783 of 3328
That's the thing. The soundstage isn't smaller, IMHO. It's just more meaty, so it doesn't have the same open space. At least that's how I perceive it. I'm A/B-ing the Annie vs Q701, and it's the same thing. The angled pads aren't giving the Q701 a bigger stage. The biggest change was literally weight of the notes, and bottom end being raised to meet the mids. Of course, a warmer, richer tone won't give the impression of the soundstage being as big unless you pay close attention.
post #1784 of 3328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's the thing. The soundstage isn't smaller, IMHO. It's just more meaty, so it doesn't have the same open space. At least that's how I perceive it. I'm A/B-ing the Annie vs Q701, and it's the same thing. The angled pads aren't giving the Q701 a bigger stage. The biggest change was literally weight of the notes, and bottom end being raised to meet the mids. Of course, a warmer, richer tone won't give the impression of the soundstage being as big unless you pay close attention.

 

I didn't try out the 65 pads on my K702, but if you push in on the 702s cups you'll get more weight to the notes, a smaller sound stage, and the upper mids will jump in your face.

 

BTW, I got the original K702 as a monitor tool to pay a close attention... and looks like this was AKG first intention. Lol, intention to attention, can be AKG new slogan.

post #1785 of 3328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Why? That heaband is perfection! angry_face.gif

 

Only memory foam is allowed to touch my body.

 

cool.gif

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acix View Post

 

I didn't try out the 65 pads on my K702, but if you push in on the 702s cups you'll get more weight to the notes, a smaller sound stage, and the upper mids will jump in your face.

 

BTW, I got the original K702 as a monitor tool to pay a close attention... and looks like this was AKG first intention. Lol, intention to attention, can be AKG new slogan.

 

 

I tried squishing in the Q701 pads some to try and make them sound like the anniversaries, but it didn't work.  I couldn't get them to sound the same.  The Q701 would only sound a bit more shouty.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition