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post #2836 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The Annie isn't dry. O_O It's quite thick and warm. Yes, it's very detailed, but not analytical. Analytical tends to imply on the bright, dry side. Neither are two things I associate with warm, thick headphones. The Annie is the musical version of the K70x.

Yeah I guess we hear that one differently.
post #2837 of 3241
In comparison to the standard K70x, it's fairly warmer, thicker, and more musical. I don't know how that one can be heard differently. Various people have complained that it loses out on the analytical, and precise nature of the non-Annies.

That's why on Amazon, I said "A K702 for the masses". wink.gif

The standard K702 is a specialist, the Annie is an all rounder.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/27/13 at 3:54pm
post #2838 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

In comparison to the standard K70x, it's fairly warmer, thicker, and more musical. I don't know how that one can be heard differently. Various people have complained that it loses out on the analytacl, and precise nature of the non-Annies.

Yeah, I've never heard anything but the K702 65th so I'm just comparing to other headphones I've owned.
Edited by jmsaxon69 - 7/27/13 at 4:06pm
post #2839 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

In comparison to the standard K70x, it's fairly warmer, thicker, and more musical. I don't know how that one can be heard differently. Various people have complained that it loses out on the analytical, and precise nature of the non-Annies.

That's why on Amazon, I said "A K702 for the masses". wink.gif

The standard K702 is a specialist, the Annie is an all rounder.

How can you remember so well the sound of the K702 Annie when you sold them months ago? At least if I remember correctly you sold them.
post #2840 of 3241
It's not hard to remember a headphone's sound signature, especially one of my absolute faves like the Annie. Just like how you can't possibly forget how bright and aggressive the DT990 and Pro 900 are, or how lush, thick, and intimate the LCD2 is.

Also, I directly compared the Annie to the Q701. Q701 = K702. Just pad swapping confirmed that they are essentially the same headphone, the difference being the pads and some headphone to headphone variation (like how I had three pairs of 990/600's at the same time and they sounded different from one another, but still within the same 99% similarity.)
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/27/13 at 4:53pm
post #2841 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

In comparison to the standard K70x, it's fairly warmer, thicker, and more musical. I don't know how that one can be heard differently. Various people have complained that it loses out on the analytical, and precise nature of the non-Annies.

That's why on Amazon, I said "A K702 for the masses". wink.gif

The standard K702 is a specialist, the Annie is an all rounder.

 

What's more "musical" is different for everyone though.

I actually think the Q701 is more musical (for me) than the K702 65th Anniversary and old K702 biggrin.gif

For me it's all about the upper mids and treble. Depends all on genre of course. Of course nobody should listen to me since IMO the HD-600 is the most boring headphone in the world.

And it's not because it's supposedly "flat". I don't think it is but close. You know..I get weirded out when people call the HD-600 "dry". I don't get that one. I mean it's way warmer than even the Q701/HD-598.

 

I don't think I could ever get the 65th to sound dry. Maybe close with an E7(or docked Ipod Touch 2G) + Magni. To me those don't have even a touch of warm and they are kind of bright.

Maybe the Anniversary is less warm with a weak source. I should try that.

 

I wish someone could actually review the K712 and compare it to the 65th instead of just unboxing it.

 

I can't buy the K712 but I still want to know.

 

Oh yeah..isn't it weird how I find the HD-600 to be a snore fest, but HD-650 isn't even remotely for me? I don't think I can explain that one..

 

I think i'll be using the Q701 and HD-650 for about forever.


Edited by tdockweiler - 7/27/13 at 6:28pm
post #2842 of 3241
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

I just cannot figure out
a) Who at AKG approved those bumps

Don't worry, he has been fired. No more bumps.
Imagine, how much revenue akg has been lost just because of those bumps.
post #2843 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It's not hard to remember a headphone's sound signature

Not all people can remember headphone sound long ago, but you can, and I can too.
post #2844 of 3241
Let me ask a question of all of you, what does a "dry" sound mean to you and what would your example of that sound be as far as a headphone model?
post #2845 of 3241
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

I just cannot figure out
a) Who at AKG approved those bumps

Don't worry, he has been fired. No more bumps.
Imagine, how much revenue akg has been lost just because of those bumps.

 

 

Maybe it was a join partnership between AKG and Bayer Asprin.

 

"Our Asprin sales have shot through the roof since the introduction of the K701 and subsequent headaches it causes!"

 

biggrin.gif

post #2846 of 3241

Can anyone confirm (by removing the pads on their Annies) that they have a small round thin sheet of foam ( without a hole in it) that just sits 'loose' in the center  between the  driver and pads.

I ask as

the  blow up picture in the service manual of all the seperate parts to the k702/annies shows and lists a foam RING rather than a solid disk that my pair has.

Thanks.

also  has anyone listened to the phones without the foam?

post #2847 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Phil View Post

Can anyone confirm (by removing the pads on their Annies) that they have a small round thin sheet of foam ( without a hole in it) that just sits 'loose' in the center  between the  driver and pads.

I ask as

the  blow up picture in the service manual of all the seperate parts to the k702/annies shows and lists a foam RING rather than a solid disk that my pair has.

Thanks.

also  has anyone listened to the phones without the foam?


I recently opened my Annies and did find a piece of foam there. But can you provide a link to this said service manual? or perhaps a picture of the "ring" before I try to confirm my findings with your thoughts?

post #2848 of 3241

I don't consider the Annies to be dry either--at least not when compared to the DT880.

post #2849 of 3241
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Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post

Let me ask a question of all of you, what does a "dry" sound mean to you and what would your example of that sound be as far as a headphone model?

"Dry" sound is another way of saying that a headphone is sonically balanced and uncolored, analytical and audiophile sounding. A headphone that typically fits into this category is AKG k701. 


Edited by muxamed - 7/27/13 at 11:59pm
post #2850 of 3241
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post


Maybe it was a join partnership between AKG and Bayer Asprin.

"Our Asprin sales have shot through the roof since the introduction of the K701 and subsequent headaches it causes!"

biggrin.gif

Good thinking! :P
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