Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy
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".
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
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