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post #2116 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That peak to me isn't in the Annie. The pads flattened the upper range, and I can honestly say that I also had that issue with the non-Annies. Not here.

Consider the Annie the non-fatiguing K70x.


I also consider the Q701 the non fatiguing K70X biggrin.gif

Anniversary if you're ultra sensitive to upper mids and treble.

The only way the Q701 could bother me on a transparent setup is if I was listening to the harshest and most poorly recorded music ever for about an hour straight.

It doesn't "fix" it by recessing the upper mids and treble. Even if there was no upper mids peak it'd still sound bad.

Luckily only about 5% of my collection is that bad. Some random Jpop I almost never listen to.

 

The upper mids peak on the Q701 is very minor to me. The one on the K702 drove me nuts.

 

If anyone ever gets fatigued by the Anniversary it would be from the lower mids or bass.

I've actually gotten fatigued by bass before! Not sure what headphone it was, but that almost never happens.

post #2117 of 3241
Ironically, I got fatigued by the Q701's midbass at times. I'm sensitive to certain regions of bass. It's a non-issue when other areas of bass matches that specific region that bothers me. The first DT990 Pro I got drove me insane, yet, the second DT990 Pro I had was fine.
post #2118 of 3241

Maybe the Q putting out too much midbass.

post #2119 of 3241
Nah, it's less than the Annie's, but because there is no sub bass to even it out, it sticks out like a sore thumb to my ears in comparison. It's not a bassy headphone, but my ears do not enjoy specific mid bass ranges. Funny, as the Pro 900 and XB500 are mid bass monsters, and none bother me.
post #2120 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Nah, it's less than the Annie's, but because there is no sub bass to even it out, it sticks out like a sore thumb to my ears in comparison. It's not a bassy headphone, but my ears do not enjoy specific mid bass ranges. Funny, as the Pro 900 and XB500 are mid bass monsters, and none bother me.

 

yeah this what I meant, and the 900 midbass is freaking annoying!

post #2121 of 3241
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Anybody have any experience with AKG warranty services?

 

I think it's time to send my AKGs to get the right driver rattle fixed, but I noticed on warranty info page they say:

"This warranty is valid for the original purchaser as the final user only."

 

I'm just wondering if they're going to grief me over that ^. 

I'm the second owner.  I've got copies of the receipt, but they've got the previous owners name on it.  Do you think they will try and use that as an excuse to back out of repairing them? 

 

Maybe I should just sign as the first owner to avoid that potential mess...

 

What do you think?

 

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Bump...

post #2122 of 3241

Or just have the original purchaser call it in...

post #2123 of 3241
If you have the proper serial number, etc, I don't see why they'd give you a hard time. Haven't had to deal with returning a headphone I didn't buy new. Though I very rarely buy used.
post #2124 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Haven't had to deal with returning a headphone I didn't buy new. Though I very rarely buy used.

 

Because you get them off amazon and return them within 30 days tongue_smile.gif

 

I went ahead and emailed AKG. ..

post #2125 of 3241
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

So how many people have sold these off now? Seems like only a few people ended up keeping them. 

I did end up selling mine, but only to help fund getting an HD800.  I still felt the K702 65th was a decent value at the $375 I got them for and still hold their own at their $500 retail but with less value.  With the HD800 though, I feel little need for other headphones, and especially an x70x would be slightly redundant.

post #2126 of 3241
Really, the only reason to sell the Annies is to help fund for flagships, because I feel they will compete or outright best anything that isn't a flagship, except maybe the HE500, which is normally $200-300 more depensing on when/where.

Hell, even against the LCD2, I felt the Annie was almost on the same level, and bested the LCD2 in certain things.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/29/13 at 8:06pm
post #2127 of 3241
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

So how many people have sold these off now? Seems like only a few people ended up keeping them. 

 

Well I'm sure those that did had zero problems selling them

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #2128 of 3241

Talked to Brian at www.razordogaudio.com. He said he gets more Annies in on Thursday and that coupon code RAZORDOG100 will work to bring the price down to $399.

post #2129 of 3241
!!!!!!

That is a damn good price for a new pair.
post #2130 of 3241

I don't plan on selling my K702 65th Annies.  After years of using closed studio cans, the light 'clamp' and light weight of the Annies feel wonderful.

 

As an all-around headphone, they're the best I've heard so far, but the only other comparable open cans I've tested are the AKG K702 and Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO 250 Ohm.

 

Been through 3 different DACs (Benchmark DAC1 USB, CEntrance DACmini CX and DACport), settled on the TEAC UD-501, and have been enjoying DSD64, DSD128, DXD, and 24bit/192kHz PCM from 2L and HDtracks on the K702 65th Annies.  Also finding CDs at the local Salvation Army and library is a lot of fun - found many great classical and opera CDs there.  Even listened to some CDs that I haven't listened to in over 10 years - Metallica and Megadeth, and the heavily distorted guitars are very smooth but still with plenty of edge (ie not fatiguing) with the K702 65th Annies.  Techmaster P.E.B.'s Bass Computer 2000 still sounds fresh, with excellent sound quality, and a great tester of soundstage width and depth, and of course low low bass.

 

I used to complain about too much mid-bass with the Annies, but a good DAC makes all the difference in the world.

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