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post #2341 of 3222
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

 

Thanks for the review.  I agree with your impressions on the sound changes.

 

Glad to see your also going for the dual-pad setup to get both sounds.  That's the best way to go IMO.  Like getting two headphones in one.

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Yup. That decision was directly influenced by you and what I heard was, "buy the pads, sell the K702, use the Annie on your gaming rig, buy the HE-500 for your home music rig," or something like that. wink.gif

post #2342 of 3222
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I did. I took the Annie pads and installed them on the standard K702 and found the signature to be the same as the ones on the Annie. The signature follows the ear pads.

 

You can probably just EQ in the difference if that's the case.

post #2343 of 3222
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Originally Posted by vid View Post

 

You can probably just EQ in the difference if that's the case.

 

Generally, I'm pretty closed minded and hard headed when it comes to EQing anything (just being honest), but I tried it anyway to see the results. In my opinion and from just this initial test, you can't really do this without suffering a loss in quality. It's small, but I can still hear it. It also doesn't sound like it opens up the soundstage at all (really my biggest critique). I think I'd rather just stick to purchasing the older pads.

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What might be done is to first determine that the EQ software is doing what it's supposed to. Electri-Q for instance gives you more or less what you ask of it, whereas the default EQ in foobar does not do at all as you might think it is. Second, to make sure there's a definite aim to the EQing. You need to know exactly how many dB to put into which Hz. This ultimately means to look at graphs, preferably ones measured of the very same pairs you're dealing with. For best accuracy, measuring the two phones followed with convolving the difference would most likely give the exact same sound on both phones - except for soundstage - given that the differences were small to begin with.

 

If there's no access to measurements, very careful listening will need to be done by ear to establish by how much the two phones differ in sound along the spectrum. Then EQ.

post #2345 of 3222
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Generally, I'm pretty closed minded and hard headed when it comes to EQing anything (just being honest), but I tried it anyway to see the results. In my opinion and from just this initial test, you can't really do this without suffering a loss in quality. It's small, but I can still hear it. It also doesn't sound like it opens up the soundstage at all (really my biggest critique). I think I'd rather just stick to purchasing the older pads.

 

Yes, I can understand that -- and it summarizes why I don't use EQs at all (at least for my private listening). Every filter does weird things to the signal phase and I generally prefer to use equipment that matches my sound preferences without an EQ. Changing pads is by far the preferable solution I'd say... especially in cases where its so easy.

post #2346 of 3222
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

Yes, I can understand that -- and it summarizes why I don't use EQs at all (at least for my private listening). Every filter does weird things to the signal phase and I generally prefer to use equipment that matches my sound preferences without an EQ.

 

There's no way around EQ as you know, every recording has been sullied with it. Heck, the AKG K 1000 came with its own EQ filter pre-installed - imagine the loss of fidelity.

post #2347 of 3222

I know -- I work as a sound engineer ;-)

Thats why I said 'for my private listening': I don't want to have more in my signal path than absolutely necessary.

post #2348 of 3222

Just curious, where are you guys getting your K702 pads from?

post #2349 of 3222
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Originally Posted by chiguy View Post

Just curious, where are you guys getting your K702 pads from?

 

Which "K702?"  Anniversary or regular?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626971/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-edition/1935#post_9260097

post #2350 of 3222
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Which "K702?"  Anniversary or regular?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626971/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-edition/1935#post_9260097

Thanks!

 

I was looking for the regular K702 pads.  My Anniversary pads are still pretty new and I'm hoping they'll be cheaper when it comes time to replace them.

post #2351 of 3222

I just bought these off the B/S forum and am really looking forward to comparing them to my HE400s.  Like Mad Lust Envy was, I'm very skeptical that I'm going to like these more than the HE400.  


Edited by Limniscate - 4/24/13 at 12:55pm
post #2352 of 3222

Is there talk about a K801? Also, what are those earpads made of?

post #2353 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Idespa View Post

Is there talk about a K801? Also, what are those earpads made of?

 

 

Nope, but there's the K712

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659251/akg-k712-pro-announced

post #2354 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

I just bought these off the B/S forum and am really looking forward to comparing them to my HE400s.  Like Mad Lust Envy was, I'm very skeptical that I'm going to like these more than the HE400.  

If you want more balance, mids, and less fatiguing treble, no way you wouldn't. However, HE400 has better bass.

They arent exactly comparable, as their signatures are nothing alike. Apples vs Oranges. I happened to prefer the Annie's more audiophilic tonality over the unconventional dark but bright tonality in the HE400.
post #2355 of 3222

Damn those are some sexy phones

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