I'm really digging the 702 :D
I might be an AKG guy now..
better? nah, I still like the HE-500 more.
But I can move to the 702 and not feel like I'm losing too much. I haven't been using my headphones as much, so I can justify trying to downgrade my rig a bit.
Everyone has their point of diminishing return, I'm just trying to find my balance of a sound signature I can be happy with in this hobby without breaking the wallet :)
With my current income, I can't see myself spending 1K+ for headphones. To me, that's camera and guitar zone (which are hobbies I'm also really passionate about)
That makes a ton of sense, and though I didn't have it long, explains what I felt when I listened to the K702. I never thought that it was a strange kind of sound leakage... I felt like I just needed to give them more and more juice to make them sound good. Really interesting.