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post #2371 of 3222
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You'll get zero benefit from burn-in if those two you feel should improve.

No improvement to the sound stage after burn-in?  I think I remember reading from somebody else that it improved.  As for the bass, I guess I will have to fine tune my EQ settings.

post #2372 of 3222
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Well, I was pleasantly surprised to see that my AKGs were returned by Harman today!


I looked at the packing slip to see what they did, and I saw this:

"Faults Reported: RIGHT SIDE IS OUT - warranty resolder
 Action Taken:  resoldered wire." 


That was an immediate red flag.  How is resoldering a WIRE going to help fix a physically rattling driver?

Unfortunately I plugged them in and confirmed the worst.  They didn't "repair" anything, and the driver rattles exactly like before.

I specifically stated that the problem was the right driver rattled during strong low bass. 
How did they completely ignore that and come to the conclusion that the entire right side was "OUT" and could be fixed by a simple resolder of one of the outside wires???  AKG had a failure in communication somewhere.

So now I get to go through the whole process again!  YAY!!!!

I guess I need to get on the phone with some people and try and hammer in why the failed, so as I to avoid just having them fail to fix it again if I send it in a second time.  At this point, I'd actually prefer they print me an insured shipping label, as it cost me $20 to ship it to them the first time, and now I have to do it again.  I'm out $40 for my "in-warranty repair" because they failed to fix it the first time.


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That would definitely be enough for me to tell them I want a FULL refund. Eff that.
post #2373 of 3222
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No improvement to the sound stage after burn-in?  I think I remember reading from somebody else that it improved.  As for the bass, I guess I will have to fine tune my EQ settings.

I don't know about what you're plugging them into, but the Annie's drivers are notorious for requiring some real power. Not sure your soundcard is doing enough for them.
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That would definitely be enough for me to tell them I want a FULL refund. Eff that.

 

Yeah.  Or have AKG ship me a NEW pair that has been tested and is 100% working correctly.

 

Would it be feasible to push for that instead?

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I would. They made a mistake, they should go out of their way to compensate you for the trouble and cost. Maybe some K712 Pros. wink.gif
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I don't know about what you're plugging them into, but the Annie's drivers are notorious for requiring some real power. Not sure your soundcard is doing enough for them.


Yeah... I was hoping that the amp on the soundcard would do the trick, but I am willing to buy a Magni if needed.  I just don't want to spend money if it is not going to make a difference.

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They also gave me back a different cable then the one I sent in. 

 

I sent in the Anniversary's grey cable and they sent back a plain black cable that looks like it came off a K240.

 

...Why?

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I don't know how good your soundcard is, but they definitely improve with power being pumped into them. It's been basically proven since the early days of the K701/2. They're picky with amps, though the Annie nis a little more forgiving.

Chico, WTF? Yeah, you better get on their ass about all of that.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/25/13 at 2:36pm
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The amp is the same as the Asus Xonar Essence STX.  It is rated for 80mW @ 600 ohms.  The STX produces the full 80 mW. However, the ZxR has been tested to produce only 48.6mW @ 600ohm.  Would this power be enough at the lower impedance of the Annie?

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Impedance is only one factor. The Annie and other K70x have very low sensitivity, and demand more current than standard headphones.

I'm sure you aren't powering them near their sweet spot.
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Would the Magni power them to their full potential?
 

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Whoo. 

 

Okay, after ~40 minutes of being transferred around on the phone with AKG, they've agreed to ship me a BRAND NEW pair of K702 Anniversaries direct from AKG tomorrow.

 

I'm going to ship back my defective pair for them to refurbish on their own time.  I think I'll skip on the extra shipping insurance and signature confirmation this time. evil_smiley.gif

 

 

I pray to GOD that the new pair doesn't have any issues. 

If it does, I might wait for the K712s to drop in price then just pick one of those up instead  :\


Edited by chicolom - 4/25/13 at 7:23pm
post #2383 of 3222
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Would the Magni power them to their full potential?
 

 

Full potential is going to be met with subjectivity. Let's say you're gonna get good results from using the Mangi. I get good results from my E09K.

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Is it still possible to get these for $350? I know RazorDog is still doing $375 but I read earlier that you could get ProAudioStar down to $350 -- they quoted me $399 recently though.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Whoo. 

 

Okay, after ~40 minutes of being transferred around on the phone with AKG, they've agreed to ship me a brand new BRAND NEW pair of K702 Anniversaries direct from AKG tomorrow.

 

I'm going to ship back my defective pair for them to refurbish on their own time.  I think I'll skip on the extra shipping insurance and signature confirmation this time. evil_smiley.gif

 

 

I pray to GOD that the new pair doesn't have any issues. 

If it does, I might wait for the K712s to drop in price then just pick one of those up instead  :\

 

I wish I would have known.  I had to deal with AKG earlier this year and I ended up getting a direct line and email to someone in tech support.  I was very pleased with the service, but it appears they really screwed the pooch with your warranty service request.

 

I can't imagine you'll have a problem with the second set.

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