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post #2581 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

I'm sure most people probably use the Annie for acoustic-type music, I've been listening to various types of electronica and metal on mine to see how it fares and it's actually not that bad. 

 

For me you're wrong with this statment , i think that K702 ANV is great all rounder not limited to some types of musics and many users use it as general purpose headphone . 

 

i listen a lot of metal and i always been very pleased with K70X on this area .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 5/21/13 at 3:23am
post #2582 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

Btw, not that I'd really recommend the Annie for either electronica or metal. Those are just what I'm testing it on, for the sake of testing it out. I'd probably advise against the Annie for listeners of either of those genres. The artists I'm using are:

- Electronica: Front Line Assembly, Infected Mushroom, The Crystal Method, The Prodigy

- Metal: Diablo Swing Orchestra, Gojira, Helloween, In Flames, Megadeth

 

Can't comment on Metal, but I enjoy my various kinds of electronica very much with the AE...

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Funny thing is, I would never recommend them for classical, jazz or acoustic, they are just terrible as you can get, but for hard rock and electronica they are just fine. The only way I would imagine to use these is with lower volume option, thats it, other than that they dont offer a lot or anything at all, even cofmort wise, because during the warm summer days, they will boil your ears just like that.

 

THX

 

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I've been spending most of my recent listening time on the Annie to give it a fair shake on a variety of music and my two amps right now (Burson Soloist and HeadAmp GS-X MK2). It's still not exactly winning me over but it does sound pretty good overall. Although I'm sure most people probably use the Annie for acoustic-type music, I've been listening to various types of electronica and metal on mine to see how it fares and it's actually not that bad. The GS-X MK2 helps fill out bass quantity compared to the Soloist, which is a plus for electronica, and helps clear up the sound as well. It's pretty obvious to me that the GS-X MK2 is a great amp for the Annie - good enough that I'd recommend a Dynalo+-based amp for the Annie (which translates to either an upgraded GS-1 or the GS-X MK2). The Soloist isn't bad and clearly drives the Annie well too, it's just not quite as good as the GS-X MK2 and apparently lacks some power to properly drive the Annie (specifically its bass component).

 

And I probably would call the Annie the best K70x headphone so far - not to really say much by that sonically, but at least it's finally a K70x that's comfortable to wear for long sessions. tongue.gif

 

Btw, not that I'd really recommend the Annie for either electronica or metal. Those are just what I'm testing it on, for the sake of testing it out. I'd probably advise against the Annie for listeners of either of those genres. The artists I'm using are:

- Electronica: Front Line Assembly, Infected Mushroom, The Crystal Method, The Prodigy

- Metal: Diablo Swing Orchestra, Gojira, Helloween, In Flames, Megadeth

post #2584 of 3241
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i listen a lot of metal

That could cause tinnitus - ringing in the ears.

 

Most Headfiers prefer headphones and/or speakers.

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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

other than that they dont offer a lot or anything at all, even cofmort wise, because during the warm summer days, they will boil your ears just like that.

 

Ok this is pretty uncalled for. Nobody uses these outside and I believe you have only used them during winter time so you are practically speculating here. We've already had couple of warm days here in Finland and while our inside temperature has raised a couple of degrees it hasn't affected the pad heating.

post #2586 of 3241

They sound pretty darn good with Jazz to me.biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

Just got on to listening to them, pretty good so far and they are different from the HE400 in many ways.  For one, I forgot how light some of the other headphones are after listening to the HE400 for almost two months.  These are pretty light and the ear pads are more comfortable for sure than the HE400.  I didn't think the HE400 ear pad are uncomfortable, but after wearing these I can see what others are saying the HE400 velour pads are stiff.  I also appreciate the wire being not so stiff,fairly thinner, and also where the wire goes into the cups of the HE400 sometime sticks out and touches my shoulders.  What threw me off was I didn't expect these to have auto adjust arms.

 

The only complaint I have so far is the headband still not perfect as I can feel them on top of my head.  I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but when I touch the leather headband it doesn't seem to set flat on my head and I think it's because the headband leather is too stiff. Maybe I'm spoiled after trying out the Mad dogs headband. tongue.gif

 

joeq70,

 

not trying to be mean or anything, but the whole HD800 comment is kind of random.

Just a personal comparison for context. Never heard the k1000, but I have listened to the HD800 and Anni. I feel like many people go into a thread for a mid priced headphone hoping to read things like "Sounds way above its price level!" and "Competes with the legendary (insert top-tier headphone here)!"  And I just wanted to clarify that that has not been my impression of the Anni. It sounds acceptable for its price.

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

Nope, they just aren't. AKG by Harman isn't the same as the old AKG. They're just playing with plastic colors and pads, not really making a "statement" product like they used to. 

OK. Harman has been the owner of AKG for almost 20 years now so I wonder what exactly is that "old AKG". confused.gif
Edited by muxamed - 5/21/13 at 8:45am
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Ok cool just ordered the magni! I will be curious to see how this improves the PC360s I already own plus the Annies coming Thursday. Lot of money for game audio, lol
post #2590 of 3241
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Originally Posted by joeq70 View Post

Just a personal comparison for context. Never heard the k1000, but I have listened to the HD800 and Anni. I feel like many people go into a thread for a mid priced headphone hoping to read things like "Sounds way above its price level!" and "Competes with the legendary (insert top-tier headphone here)!"  And I just wanted to clarify that that has not been my impression of the Anni. It sounds acceptable for its price.

Gotcha, I was about to say that the hd800 is in a different bracket in price to be expecting it to out do.

I say the anniv. Does pretty well with both jazz and acoustic.
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The HD800 is what? $800 more than the Annie? If the Annie can compete, the HD800 is severely overpriced. People need to get real.

As far as 'acceptable' for it's price range, I completely disagree. For under $400, I have yet to hear any headphone as balanced, yet musical as the Annie. Nothing. Not the 650, not the 880, not the Hifimans, nothing. There is usually something wrong somewhere with these headphones. As far as natural and well balanced headphones go, the Annie has no real shortcomings, IMHO. That makes them an outright steal for their price.

They are true to tbe music, yet euphonic enough to not bore me to tears. I like how they seem to only be compare with headphones that cost more than double their selling price. No wonder these people are overly critical.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/21/13 at 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The HD800 is what? $800 more than the Annie? If the Annie can compete, the HD800 is severely overpriced. People need to get real.

As far as 'acceptable' for it's price range, I completely disagree. For under $400, I have yet to hear any headphone as balanced, yet musical as the Annie. Nothing. Not the 650, not the 880, not the Hifimans, nothing. There is usually something wrong somewhere with these headphones. As far as natural and well balanced headphones go, the Annie has no real shortcomings, IMHO. That makes them an outright steal for their price.

They are true to tbe music, yet euphonic enough to not bore me to tears. I like how they seem to only be compare with headphones that cost more than double their selling price. No wonder these people are overly critical.

Well.. you certainly have a type.tongue_smile.gif

post #2593 of 3241
Does anyone have the AKG part number for the Annie memory foam earpads?
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To much of empty talk and this is extra proof, cos, if somebody say that K702 Anniversaries are better than K1000 you are having hallucination at least.

Folks buying headphones these days like they buy pizza's and their opinions based on the differences of tomato ketchup. They do debate about if AKG made in Austria, but at the same time they go and buy those Chinese made clones that simply are stolen designs of the real manufacturers, can this be more pathetic?

 

THX

 

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Nobody has stated the anniv as being better than the K1000 tho...
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