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post #2761 of 3188

+1 it is very tight and punchy when called for.
 

post #2762 of 3188

Does the Annie beat the K1000 in any way?  I asked about this over in the K712 thread but no one has been able to comment on this.  It's been some time since the K1000 was first released and I'm curious if any of AKGs new top of the line cans can compete with the abilities of the K1000, notably in the bass region which is where I felt the K1000 fell short of the HD800.  I mostly preferred the tone and neutrality of the K1000 over the HD800.  Would the Annie or the K712 resemble more of what the K1000 sounds like?  

post #2763 of 3188
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

+1 it is very tight and punchy when called for.
 


+2! I love these headphones! Not a bass machine by any means, but when the bass is needed it comes up with the goods, kind of a sleeper in that respect. Fantastic sound stage, imaging and transparency.  Detailed high end, but not fatiguing at all. 


Edited by jmsaxon69 - 7/19/13 at 4:24pm
post #2764 of 3188

Thanks for the responses.

The Annies sound awesome. I'm torn between them and the Philips X1 at this point. X1 wins if I need that extra bass but if I don't the Annie seems a little more appealing.

 

I am sure the STX would suffice but I'm wondering if getting a separate DAC + AMP would be worth while on these. I know I would need to get an AMP for use with the Mixamp anyway. 

 

I was thinking STX (Optical out for Dolby headphone*) -> DAC -> AMP.

*need to double check this actually works or downsize to something else

post #2765 of 3188

I know this may be the wrong thread to push it... but get some Schiit wink.gif.

 

Also... I very much love the HD650s for their warmer tonal signature... greater bass than the K702 Annies if that's what you want, but it is more 'relaxed' so they require more time to appreciate.
 

post #2766 of 3188
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I know this may be the wrong thread to push it... but get some Schiit wink.gif.

 

Also... I very much love the HD650s for their warmer tonal signature... greater bass than the K702 Annies if that's what you want, but it is more 'relaxed' so they require more time to appreciate.
 

I have thought about the HD650. It seems like a great piece of equipment and to be honest if I was more into Music than I currently am I probably would go that route regular_smile%20.gif. With my current interests it seems like (based on other threads) the Annie and X1 are the ways to go.

 

Also saw the Shiit in your sig, do you have to order from them directly or is there a Canadian shop that carries them? Seems like for my purposes I would have to go Bifrost and Magni or Asgard 2

 

Sorry for off topic.

post #2767 of 3188

I got my Schiit used here in the for sale/trade forum. Very good sellers here as a whole.

 

Here is the Canadian distributor:

 

http://www.headphonebar.com/

http://schiit.com/schiit-faq/dealers/

 

I've ordered from headphone bar before (for other gear... not Schiit). Just recently they were a bit slow getting stock (due to the massive backorders) from Schiit for the Asgard 2 cause I was eyeing that for a long time (then I saw a used Mojo/Gun for an irresistible price). They ship Canadian exclusively and do it for a very reasonable price. Relatively quick replies and good customer service as a whole (they forgot something and shipped it right away when I emailed them).

 

I notice they don't have M&M combo or Asgard 2 listed on their website. Email them to ask... they might simply have to put in an order to Schiit for ya. Since they're an authorized distributor, you can rest assured that it includes the legendary warranty from Schiit.
 

post #2768 of 3188
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Hello everyone; new poster, long time lurker.

I currently own a Beyer T1 and recently I have been finding myself not listening to music as much and instead spending most of my time gaming or movies. I cant justify keeping the T1's for my uses and instead am thinking of a downgrade to an Annie possibly.

 

My question is how does the Annie compare? I am especially curious how the bass compares. I am more interested in Impact than how low it is able to go. I realize the K702 are not known for bass but it seems like the Annie has improved on this a little.

 I also own the Denon D7000 and while nice I have found I don't really miss the bass on it compared to the T1.
 

 

The Anniversary is warmer, thicker, and more intimate sounding than the T1.  The T1's highs are brighter and are more pronounced, and mids a little more distant.  The T1 has more bass impact.  You can think of the T1 as being "U" shaped next to the Anniversaries.    The Anniversary shares some similarities with the HD650 in sound.
 

The T1 and D7000 already have an awesome soundstage (and the D7000's sub-bass is EPIC) so I wouldn't really expect the Anniversary to improve any on those flagships for gaming.  It may be flatter and more natural sounding, but the bass is less immersive and fun.

 

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Originally Posted by Sarith View Post

 

The Annies sound awesome. I'm torn between them and the Philips X1 at this point. X1 wins if I need that extra bass but if I don't the Annie seems a little more appealing.

 

 

The X1 has a closer signature to the T1 and D7000 then the Anniversaries do.

 

IMO the X1s are more fun and immersive for gaming then the Anniversary.  If you want comparison details between the two, check out this review > http://www.head-fi.org/t/670318/philips-fidelio-x1-review-comparison

post #2769 of 3188

K702 65 - BRYSTON bha 1 great combination ...

post #2770 of 3188
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K702 65 - BRYSTON bha 1 great combination ...


I bet that sounds phenominal! Maybe pickup a balanced cable for the K702-65?

post #2771 of 3188

Got my K702.65 today and have been listening to them straight out of the box, with a Matrix-M Stage and a Aune T1. I've been comparing it to a Fidelio X1 which I received 4 days ago, and neither of these have been burned in . So my initial impressions are that soundstage both width and depth are much better on the Annie's. The X1 is darker sounding with a heavy bass impact and smooth midrange, but compared to the Annie's the top end seems to be a bit rolled off og and not so revealing. So far I prefer the Annie's with the Aune T1 wirh Amperex orange globes. the M-Stage is also new and not burned in, so things might change during burn in. I also haven't rolled any opamps into the M-Stage, but i have several opamps to try, and also have adapters with class A-Biasing, so there should be lots of fun coming up in a few weeks time.The Annies will remain on burn in whwn I go on holliday in a weeks time, so hopefully they will be well burned in by the time I return:-) First round of impressions go to the K702-65 over the X1, but they're both extremely good Headphones I feel. Looking to get me a Sennheiser HD600 in the near future as well...after reading about it I might prefer it to the HD650..and some people also say that the X1 and HD650 are quite similar. So that's why I consider the HD600's

 

Short review as promised. Will get back with more impressions in a months time.

post #2772 of 3188
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Thats simply a great idea! What kind of music do you listen to?
Sorry for the long delay for the reply. I'm in vacation tongue.gif. I listen to different genre but mainly Acoustic music, guitar & cello base. Like my RadioHead too.
post #2773 of 3188

what are some guitar and cello based artists??

post #2774 of 3188
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what are some guitar and cello based artists??


I saw your post and you were probably weren't asking me directly:), but I recently found a Boston-based duo called Tall Heights.  One plays guitar and the other cello.  They're pretty good.

post #2775 of 3188
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Originally Posted by tommo21 View Post

Got my K702.65 today and have been listening to them straight out of the box, with a Matrix-M Stage and a Aune T1. I've been comparing it to a Fidelio X1 which I received 4 days ago, and neither of these have been burned in . So my initial impressions are that soundstage both width and depth are much better on the Annie's. The X1 is darker sounding with a heavy bass impact and smooth midrange, but compared to the Annie's the top end seems to be a bit rolled off og and not so revealing. So far I prefer the Annie's with the Aune T1 wirh Amperex orange globes. the M-Stage is also new and not burned in, so things might change during burn in. I also haven't rolled any opamps into the M-Stage, but i have several opamps to try, and also have adapters with class A-Biasing, so there should be lots of fun coming up in a few weeks time.The Annies will remain on burn in whwn I go on holliday in a weeks time, so hopefully they will be well burned in by the time I return:-) First round of impressions go to the K702-65 over the X1, but they're both extremely good Headphones I feel. Looking to get me a Sennheiser HD600 in the near future as well...after reading about it I might prefer it to the HD650..and some people also say that the X1 and HD650 are quite similar. So that's why I consider the HD600's

 

Short review as promised. Will get back with more impressions in a months time.


Burn them in for a long time, they change dramatically in my experience.  Fantastic headphones in all respects IMO.

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