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post #2161 of 3296
Bought em from razor dog too. Shipped em to Canada for $20. Sweet deal. I HIGHLY recommend.
post #2162 of 3296

When I put the K702 65th Annies on my head, I make sure not to just throw them on, but to get the headband level with the specific spot on the crown of my head, then position each earpad perfectly.  This sounds insane, but I've noticed that the bass volume, soundstage, center volume, and 'airyness' are significantly affected by the position of the earpads, particularly on these cans.

 

Very comfortable, lightweight, with a smooth, detailed, and extended sound.  Love them.  Actually not really since they (and the TEAC UD-501 D/A converter) made me spend more money since I heard how awful the pickups on my electric guitar sound.  Probably need a better A/D converter too, maybe Lavry AD11, or just save and get a Lynx Hilo and a good instrument DI.

post #2163 of 3296
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Originally Posted by Sequencer1 View Post

When I put the K702 65th Annies on my head, I make sure not to just throw them on, but to get the headband level with the specific spot on the crown of my head, then position each earpad perfectly.  This sounds insane, but I've noticed that the bass volume, soundstage, center volume, and 'airyness' are significantly affected by the position of the earpads, particularly on these cans.

 

Very comfortable, lightweight, with a smooth, detailed, and extended sound.  Love them.  Actually not really since they (and the TEAC UD-501 D/A converter) made me spend more money since I heard how awful the pickups on my electric guitar sound.  Probably need a better A/D converter too, maybe Lavry AD11, or just save and get a Lynx Hilo and a good instrument DI.

 

That's no coincidence lol. When I had mine I had to get them in the perfect position as well... the sound changed drastically if they weren't on right.

post #2164 of 3296
That's quite a hyperbolic statement. As long as you're not wearing them like some weirdo, they will sound fine. Centralize the drivers like any typical headphone, and they'll perform as good as they can perform.
post #2165 of 3296
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post

 

That's no coincidence lol. When I had mine I had to get them in the perfect position as well... the sound changed drastically if they weren't on right.

 

 

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I put mine on everywhich way.  NO change in sound for me.  The Annies are still the Annies...  

post #2166 of 3296
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These aren't Ultrasones, people. The drivers are right smack in the middle of the cups. Put the Annie on like any normal headphone, and it will be fine.
post #2167 of 3296

Yes, the position of the headphones makes a significant difference, for me at least.  Remember when I used to complain about too much mid-bass?  Well, depending on the position, and yes, we are talking millimeters here, the mid-bass can be too loud or too quiet.

 

Do you guys clean your inner ears regularly?

 

And here are several tips from a pro in case my post count here makes me a 'newbie':

 

http://www.meier-audio.homepage.t-online.de/tipstricks.htm

 

There's this great Gary Busey quote from 'Point Break'.  Probably can find it on YouTube.

post #2168 of 3296

I don't hear the sound change much with AKGs based on position, no different than other headphones I've used.  They're certainly not finicky about placement IMO.

 

Most headphone will sound different if you push them forward and down compared to directly in your ears.  That's sort of how Ultrasone positions their drivers (forward and down).

 

 

The MDR-F1s change quite a lot depending on the position.


Edited by chicolom - 4/6/13 at 3:00pm
post #2169 of 3296

I can certainly change the sound to worse by changing the headphone position. This is, however, if the position is really retarded like ears full front, back, up or down. Just normally ears in the middle and the sound is great. I think your head size affects how your ears settle in the cups. I also need to adjust the position when the cups run down a bit. The bumbs in the non anniversary model headband could allow better fit for those with small head (assuming that the auto adjust headband design is otherwise similar between these models)? I guess the auto adjust design doesn't guarantee perfect fit for everybody. If you get good natural ear positioning then it's good for you. For me the strong clamping helps keeping the sweet position.

post #2170 of 3296

In my experience, headphone position doesn't affect me that much. It doesn't give me a major change in sound.

 

Also I bought a M-Stage on ebay hoping that will work fine with these headphones. I don't have any SE amps so I bought that since I have wanted that amp for a while. Also the only thing I have now is my Anedio D1 and I don't like changing the volume if I want to use a different headphone.

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In my experience, headphone position doesn't affect me that much. It doesn't give me a major change in sound.

 

Also I bought a M-Stage on ebay hoping that will work fine with these headphones. I don't have any SE amps so I bought that since I have wanted that amp for a while. Also the only thing I have now is my Anedio D1 and I don't like changing the volume if I want to use a different headphone.

 

raw

 

You bought a new amp instead of getting the headphones re cabled?  

 

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

raw

 

You bought a new amp instead of getting the headphones re cabled?  

 

 

 

Looks nice! I would say the best K702 annies photo so far!

post #2173 of 3296
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Originally Posted by RustA View Post

 

Looks nice! I would say the best K702 annies photo so far!

 

 

Thanks RustA

 

 

post #2174 of 3296
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

raw

 

You bought a new amp instead of getting the headphones re cabled?  

 

 

 

LOL

 

Recables hurt resale value and the amp wasn't too expensive. I'm actually very happy with the HE6 and HD800 rigs I have now and rather not pay too much for an improvement.

post #2175 of 3296
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LOL

 

Recables hurt resale value and the amp wasn't too expensive. I'm actually very happy with the HE6 and HD800 rigs I have now and rather not pay too much for an improvement.

Wow -- nice collection!

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