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post #2341 of 3317

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 #2342 of 3317
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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 #2343 of 3317
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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 #2344 of 3317

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 #2345 of 3317

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

post #2346 of 3317
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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 #2347 of 3317
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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 #2348 of 3317

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 #2349 of 3317

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

post #2350 of 3317
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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 #2351 of 3317
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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 #2352 of 3317

Damn those are some sexy phones

post #2353 of 3317
MLE, I prefer the HE400 to the DT880 600ohm for most music even though I would say the DT880 are more neutral. The DT880 do seem to have better mids and a wider soundstage, but the HE400 seem to have a higher and deeper soundstage. I do prefer the 880 on some tracks though like Les Miserables On My Own. The vocals seem too recessed on the HE400 for that song. However, I prefer the HE400 on Adele's Rolling in the Deep.

Surprisingly, I don't prefer one over the other for a specific genre; it really depends on the mix of the song. On some bass heavy songs, the HE400 does seem overpowering.
Edited by Limniscate - 4/24/13 at 6:54pm
post #2354 of 3317
The Annie is more forgiving and smoother in the treble than either of those, though the mids are richer than both. As for bass, hmm, it might be comparable to the 880, and definitely not the HE400 which has the best bass outside of the LCD2 that I've personally heard.
post #2355 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The Annie is more forgiving and smoother in the treble than either of those, though the mids are richer than both. As for bass, hmm, it might be comparable to the 880, and definitely not the HE400 which has the best bass outside of the LCD2 that I've personally heard.

Best bass, or most bass?

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