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Not without modification. Imagine the opposite locking mechanism of denon pads. The pads are flat and have a "female" spot. The interior of the cups have a "male" part. They slide in and lock together
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Edited by Cristello - 9/5/13 at 9:54am
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I was originally planning on purchasing a longer length cable (this one MLE posted a while back) for use with my AVR.  It occurred to me today that for a lot cheaper on monoprice, I could get a 1/4" female to female stereo adapter and an additional length of 1/4" male to male stereo cable to achieve the same result.

 

My only question is, will doing it this way degrade the sound quality?

post #2134 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Vader2k View Post

I was originally planning on purchasing a longer length cable (this one MLE posted a while back) for use with my AVR.  It occurred to me today that for a lot cheaper on monoprice, I could get a 1/4" female to female stereo adapter and an additional length of 1/4" male to male stereo cable to achieve the same result.

 

My only question is, will doing it this way degrade the sound quality?

 

Not anything noticeable, any difference at all would be debatable. Question is, how much are you really going to be saving by having 3 cables in a line vs 1. Other options to consider:

 

The Q701 comes with a stock 10' cable you could try to snag one off of someone used

Build the cable yourself will still cost about $20, but you could do that as well. 

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Originally Posted by Vader2k View Post

I was originally planning on purchasing a longer length cable (this one MLE posted a while back) for use with my AVR.  It occurred to me today that for a lot cheaper on monoprice, I could get a 1/4" female to female stereo adapter and an additional length of 1/4" male to male stereo cable to achieve the same result.

 

My only question is, will doing it this way degrade the sound quality?

 

I would just go 3.5mm all the way to the receiver and then put a 1/4" adapter right at the end.  A lot simpler and cleaner.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021819&p_id=10147&seq=1&format=2

 

Using both a 1/4" coupler and a 1/4" male-to-male cable would be unnecessarily thick and awkward IMO.

post #2136 of 3317
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Not anything noticeable, any difference at all would be debatable. Question is, how much are you really going to be saving by having 3 cables in a line vs 1. Other options to consider:

 

The Q701 comes with a stock 10' cable you could try to snag one off of someone used

Build the cable yourself will still cost about $20, but you could do that as well. 

 

 

Cool, glad to hear 3 connections in the chain wouldn't impact the SQ any.

 

Do you mean how much would I be saving in cost?  If I were to get the cable from the above ebay link at 15', I'd be looking at around $47.  Getting the adapter and a 6' extension from monoprice and pairing them with my stock 10' cable from the Annies would only set me back about $8.

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

I would just go 3.5mm all the way to the receiver and then put a 1/4" adapter right at the end.  A lot simpler and cleaner.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021819&p_id=10147&seq=1&format=2

 

Using both a 1/4" coupler and a 1/4" male-to-male cable would be unnecessarily thick and awkward IMO.

 

Ah, nice; good call.  Yeah, I was thinking the 1/4" male to male cable looked a bit thick.  Probably better to not have as much weight pulling down on my AVR's headphone jack.

 

*EDIT* Would I be able to use the Annie's 1/4" adapter, or since it has threading on the inside would there be potential for damage just plugging it onto a non-threaded 3.5mm plug?


Edited by Vader2k - 4/1/13 at 1:37pm
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*EDIT* Would I be able to use the Annie's 1/4" adapter, or since it has threading on the inside would there be potential for damage just plugging it onto a non-threaded 3.5mm plug?

 

I doesn't really fit normal 3.5mm plugs as the threads block the plug from entering.

 

Of course, monoprice has them too if you don't already have extras lying around:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10429&cs_id=1042903&p_id=7169&seq=1&format=2

post #2138 of 3317
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

I doesn't really fit normal 3.5mm plugs as the threads block the plug from entering.

 

Of course, monoprice has them too if you don't already have extras lying around:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10429&cs_id=1042903&p_id=7169&seq=1&format=2

 

Figured the threads would get in the way.  Oh well.  Yeah, I know monoprice has them and will get one; I was just looking to pinch pennies where I could.  Getting the Annies, the Marantz and a new TV within a few months of each other hurt the wallet a bit. tongue_smile.gif

 

Thanks.

post #2139 of 3317
I like k702 sound so much, it's smooth, well balance across all frequency range, top to bottom, hard hitting bass (better bass than T1 driven with Darkstar), nice soundstage. BUT ..... the headband 'dimples' is killing me. I know the annies have no dimples, but they change the original akg logo to plain akg.

Does anyone know how to handle this akg 702 headband bumps?
post #2140 of 3317
Have a K 702 incoming this week. I am curious about the headband comfort too. The 701 I tested in the shop didn't bother me on the head though. Had a K 401 for some years. Those didn't have the bumps and could be worn forever...
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One easy, but not a very neat solution might be this:

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Kind of off-topic, but has anyone tried their 65th pads on any other headphones other than the Q701 or K702?

 

I kind of like what they do with the K400 and are a better match for me than using them on the Q701.

 

My K400's treble is a tad bothersome so the pads fix that sort of.

 

I bet they'd be nice on the K501, but might sound awful on the K601.

 

I haven't listened to any of my headphones since I stopped listening to the 65th anniversary a few weeks ago. Kind of got sick of them.

 

K400 with 65th pads is pretty nice though. You do lose out on the impression of a massive soundstage though.

 

With the K400 the sound is much fuller sounding. Acoustic music still sounds best with stock pads.

post #2143 of 3317
Then you should be okay with 702, because 701 and 702 headbands are the same.
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Have any of you had any variations in sound when first used and then after they get warmed up with like a half hour or more of use?
I must be hearing things with these memory foam pads.

Or it could be that I left the pads in a very cold room and they got very hard. Maybe they sound best when they get warmed up a bit. Meaning just 10-15 minutes or so..


Weird I know..

They do seem a LOT softer once they've used them for a few hours.
post #2145 of 3317
I wore them all day and they sounded the same.
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