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post #2146 of 3233
Then you should be okay with 702, because 701 and 702 headbands are the same.
post #2147 of 3233
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 #2148 of 3233
I wore them all day and they sounded the same.
post #2149 of 3233
I just love my 702 annies. Just got them and WoW. I know this has been covered but whats the last word on an amp. Between woo audio 6, burson ha160 and volectric v200? My amp and dac right now is the yulong d100. I need something with more ooomph!
post #2150 of 3233
It gets very hard if left in the cold. It softens when it gets warm. Memory foam, that is.

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Can anyone make a consensus of HE-400 vs the 65th K702? Mainly bass-wise (possibly compare to Mad Dogs w/ Alpha Pads too). Just made my consensus that I think I like the HE-400 more than the Mad Dogs due to the HE-400s sounding more airy, larger soundstage, and more full overall. Mad Dogs sound a bit congested / has a vacuum feeling ( HE-400s sound absolutely amazing with Hans Zimmer - Time, the Inception soundtrack). The issue I do find with the HE-400 is the vocal problem which apparently the K702 65th is better with, though lack of bass scares me. And the HE-400's treble is always a problem to me (I fatigue easily). I think I asked this same question in this thread but didn't get many answers; though I could be just thinking that because I can't find it.

 

I'm amping with a Xonar DG > E9 btw. Going to upgrade to M&M I don't know when. Possibly Xonar DG > Asgard 2 instead.


Edited by AyeVeeN - 4/3/13 at 5:33pm
post #2152 of 3233

The consensus is there will never be a consensus..biggrin.gif

 

The Annies don't lack bass.  

post #2153 of 3233
The Annie has plenty of bass. It's very well balanced, and is has more bass presence than the Mad Dogs w/alpha pads. It doesn't go as low as the HE400, but it does go low, and it's mid bass can hit hard. I was kind of disappointed with the MD's bass. Not so with the Annie.

If you want a basshead can, the Annie isn't it. The Annie to me is more accurate and engaging than the Mad Dogs, and when a song has bass, the Annie does it well.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/3/13 at 8:11pm
post #2154 of 3233
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The Annie has plenty of bass. It's very well balanced, and is has more bass presence than the Mad Dogs w/alpha pads. It doesn't go as low as the HE400, but it does go low, and it's mid bass can hit hard. I was kind of disappointed with the MD's bass. Not so with the Annie.

If you want a basshead can, the Annie isn't it. The Annie to me is more accurate and engaging than the Mad Dogs, and when a song has bass, the Annie does it well.

 

That is interesting.. I'm very satisfied with the Mad Dog's bass. HE-400 more-so for obvious reasons, but I don't really feel like the Mad Dog's are lacking (except in like Hans Zimmer - Time as it isn't so.. full sounding as the HE-400s. Doesn't feel like the euphoria of being in the movie theaters unlike the HE-400s).

 

Is there a frequency response graph of the Annies by any chance? Would like to get a general idea.


Edited by AyeVeeN - 4/3/13 at 8:33pm
post #2155 of 3233

I sent my anniversaries off to AKG today to see about fixing that little rattle...

 

...It could take up to a month for them to return.

 

 

post #2156 of 3233
That sucks, man. I would go crazy if my pair had a rattle.
post #2157 of 3233
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That sucks, man. I would go crazy if my pair had a rattle.

 

I didn't even know it had one until I compared it to Prepoman's listening to bass frequency sweeps.  So it's pretty minor and you almost never notice it during normal use.

 

But just knowing that it IS there, on my limited edition $400 headphones, bugs the hell out of me. 

post #2158 of 3233
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

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.

 

I ordered the last pair he had mid feb. He ships fast, secure and no tax to Ca. I would buy from him again.

post #2159 of 3233
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Originally Posted by HelIish View Post

Can someone do me a favor and tell me if they hear a weird rumbling static noise in the right ear,

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLbRpObZFGQ&t=0m41s

 

listen for about 15 seconds (some of you may have to up the volume), my DT990 & HD650 do not have this might be the frequency

 


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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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Seems like we had a similar issue. I sent mine back to BH and did not get another pair.

post #2160 of 3233
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I wore them all day and they sounded the same.

 

I swear that they sound better after a half hour. Must be that for me they get warmer and compress more. There is zero clamp for me at all.

 

I'm loving the 65th pads on the K400 though. I guess in the end they were worth the $73 just for that. The K400 stock is kind of annoying for me.

The upper mids are too forward and there's not enough bass.

 

I think the upper mids of the 65th are a reduced a tad over the Q701 but I will eventually figure out all the differences in about a year. I guess for those that want more neutral upper mids the 65th is the way to go.

 

I think all of you get a larger benefit due to more clamp.

 

 

Oh and what's funny is that the 65th is fatiguing with recordings that have too forward of low mids (rarely) and the Q701 can be slightly fatiguing with recordings that have lots of harsh upper mids/treble IN the recording. I never experienced such weirdness before.

 

These issues rarely show up though...

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Also..it seems easier to pick out the lower bitrate recordings with the 65th. Not sure why but I have my ideas..I think it's due to less treble and non-angled pads. I also noticed this once when I tried putting the flat K601 pads on my Q701.


Edited by tdockweiler - 4/4/13 at 4:51pm
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