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post #2686 of 3222

^^ Looks like the anniversary pads will bring a lot of 650 lover into K-70X family, and they even will have a different sound with the 702 pads (easy mod).

post #2687 of 3222

Yes! Easy and reversible mod is definitely the keyword here.

post #2688 of 3222

For me, having the greater accuracy, detail, and soundstage is more of a positive than the fuller sound of the AE pads. The original angled pads also help with comfort over my ears. Just got rid of my standard K702 and am already missing that sound, so I'm purchasing the standard K702 pads for my K702-65 today. 

post #2689 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

^^ Looks like the anniversary pads will bring a lot of 650 lover into K-70X family, and they even will have a different sound with the 702 pads (easy mod).


Yep =) I was part of that camp. Wanted something to complement my HD 650s, the Annies were the right fit. More air, more seperation... but the HD 650s lush mids are still better... so it mostly depends on my mood and the genre of music I'm listening to at that moment... but, my balanced setup does make me prefer the sound of the 650s more for now (until I balance the Annies later wink.gif)

post #2690 of 3222

Just talked with Frank over at AKG and K702 65th Anniversary Edition Pads (part #5021871) are currently out of stock for at least the next three weeks. You can still order them, but you'd have to wait. He quoted me $29.00, which I believe is the cheapest they've been so far. Trying to get a response on the standard K702/Q701 Pads (part #2458M12020) right now.

post #2691 of 3222
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

Just talked with Frank over at AKG and K702 65th Anniversary Edition Pads (part #5021871) are currently out of stock for at least the next three weeks. You can still order them, but you'd have to wait. He quoted me $29.00, which I believe is the cheapest they've been so far. Trying to get a response on the standard K702/Q701 Pads (part #2458M12020) right now.

Standard pads are in stock and are $14.72 each.

post #2692 of 3222

So, this whole "limited edition" thing has been bothering me since we brought the conversation up some time ago. I decided to call AKG directly just to see what the actual manufacturer would tell me. Got bounced around quite a bit until I finally landed on the sales manager for professional headphone products. The following is what I was told (not verbatim) by him...

 

The K702-65 is limited edition not in terms of the numbers it's being being produced in, but in the time that it's being produced. It is still currently being manufactured, orders are still coming in as late as August 2013, and production should wrap up entirely sometime later this year.

 

He also jotted my email down and said he would get written verification out to me at some point tomorrow that this was the case. So... there you have it.


Edited by roguegeek - 6/17/13 at 5:05pm
post #2693 of 3222

eek.gifSome 3000 that was...

post #2694 of 3222
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post


Yep =) I was part of that camp. Wanted something to complement my HD 650s, the Annies were the right fit. More air, more seperation... but the HD 650s lush mids are still better... so it mostly depends on my mood and the genre of music I'm listening to at that moment... but, my balanced setup does make me prefer the sound of the 650s more for now (until I balance the Annies later wink.gif)


Well that sounds like the perfect setup. Different headphones for different moods / music. No need to make any compromises ;)

post #2695 of 3222

I posted this on the K712 pro thread but it may be beneficial to put it here too. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Not sure if it's true, but mine are #3621

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626971/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-edition/2445#post_9401177

 

I reached out to my contact in Vienna and got clarification.  He is the product manager for the K702-65.

 

 

"Concerning the serial numbers:

 

Usually we do not start at zero. Depending on the product, numbers below 100, 500 or 1,000 are reserved for internal use. They are reserved for our internal pre-production test series and trial series in order to test the products, assemblies, parts, color, material finish, vibration tests, acoustic measurements, and so on. Moreover, sometimes we skip a range of numbers for customized versions. Therefore, it’s hard to tell which number will be on the last headphone leaving our factory.  It might also happen that our QC department banishes some numbers in case they did not meet our strict requirements".

 

I hope this information will ease the minds of K702-65 owners and clear up any confusion around the serial numbers.

 

~ Mike

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post #2696 of 3222

Do those cans still worth spending over $300 with the new K712 coming up?

post #2697 of 3222
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Originally Posted by syryanyang View Post

Do those cans still worth spending over $300 with the new K712 coming up?


Yea, better colour scheme IMO tongue.gif

post #2698 of 3222
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Yea, better colour scheme IMO tongue.gif


+1 (Ha!)

post #2699 of 3222

So no one has hooked these up to a DragonFly? (hard to believe.....)

post #2700 of 3222
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

So, this whole "limited edition" thing has been bothering me since we brought the conversation up some time ago. I decided to call AKG directly just to see what the actual manufacturer would tell me. Got bounced around quite a bit until I finally landed on the sales manager for professional headphone products. The following is what I was told (not verbatim) by him...

 

The K702-65 is limited edition not in terms of the numbers it's being being produced in, but in the time that it's being produced. It is still currently being manufactured, orders are still coming in as late as August 2013, and production should wrap up entirely sometime later this year.

 

He also jotted my email down and said he would get written verification out to me at some point tomorrow that this was the case. So... there you have it.

 

Quick update. I was emailed back after the rep verified information from the product manager of the K702 65th AE and this looks like the previous was only partially the case. The response I got is as follows:

 

Quote:
Hi,
 
Sorry for the delay in getting your question answered. Here is the answer.
The Anniversary Edition was a limited production of total 6.000 pieces during the AKG 65 years anniversary period. 
 
Thank you!
 
xxxx
US RSO Sales
 
1718 W Mishawaka Rd.
Elkhart, Indiana 46517
Phone: 574.294.8131
Toll Free: 800.342.6939
Fax: 574.294.8250
Email: xxxx

 

I left the person's name out because it was a semi-private email. I responded with...

 

Quote:
Thanks xxxx! And the 6000 is still being produced? They'll basically stop around 6000 units?

 

To which they replied...

 

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They will be stopping at 6000 units.  These started shipping in October 1012 so I would imagine production will be done soon.
 
Thank you!
 
xxxx
US RSO Sales
 
1718 W Mishawaka Rd.
Elkhart, Indiana 46517
Phone: 574.294.8131
Toll Free: 800.342.6939
Fax: 574.294.8250
Email: xxxx

 

So it looks like the AGK K702 65th Anniversary Edition is limited in that it's only being produced during "the AKG 65 years anniversary period" and production will stop at 6000 units.

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