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post #3166 of 3317
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Originally Posted by xylolz View Post
 

check this , a bargain

 

https://www.gear4music.com/G4M/AKG-K702-65th-Anniversary-Ltd-Edition-Headphones/TL8

 

230 pounds, I think that's about the standard price, no?

You can usually find these $350 anyway.

post #3167 of 3317

not on amazon thou

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AKG-ANNIVERSARY-Professional-Reference-Headphones/dp/B00AKGAWRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387326167&sr=8-1&keywords=akg+702+65th

£424.13.  Incidently i'm talking of UK, more expensive over here

post #3168 of 3317

I see they've put the last pair up £20, the previous 4 were sold in 2 days so maybe they can

post #3169 of 3317
I might be just imagining things, but removing the two foam pads really took a veil off the sound also. There's quite a bit more attack and i seem to listen at a slightly lower volume now.
post #3170 of 3317

Interesting. It's an easy thing to change. I wonder what other people's thoughts are on it as well.

post #3171 of 3317
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

I might be just imagining things, but removing the two foam pads really took a veil off the sound also. There's quite a bit more attack and i seem to listen at a slightly lower volume now.

Will test it tomorrow! XD

Maybe later on hehe

UPDATE: Just tested it. IMO not a huge difference. More to come

UPDATE 2: Indeed it does get louder without the foam. I find it brighter as well.

UPDATE 3 [last]: Mid-bass suffers very very slightly without foam. Overall, the difference is subtle, although with the foam removed, things tend to sound very slightly airier.
Edited by BillsonChang007 - 1/27/14 at 4:14am
post #3172 of 3317
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


Will test it tomorrow! XD

Maybe later on hehe

UPDATE: Just tested it. IMO not a huge difference. More to come

UPDATE 2: Indeed it does get louder without the foam. I find it brighter as well.

UPDATE 3 [last]: Mid-bass suffers very very slightly without foam. Overall, the difference is subtle, although with the foam removed, things tend to sound very slightly airier.

So, in your opinion, do you feel like it improves the signature?

post #3173 of 3317
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

So, in your opinion, do you feel like it improves the signature?

Very slightly. Unless you purely focus on the music otherwise, you won't notice the difference smily_headphones1.gif
post #3174 of 3317

Hello guys, i need a quick advise please.

My Rabbit (that little ******* ;-) ) bit my AKG K702 AE cable...

Which one is the right to buy? I've only found one cable at AKG : http://www.akg.com/EK300-1280.html?pid=56

I'm going to repair the ruined one, but with such an expensive Headphone i want a flawless cable..

 

Thx for your help :)

post #3175 of 3317
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Originally Posted by minion1990 View Post
 

Hello guys, i need a quick advise please.

My Rabbit (that little ******* ;-) ) bit my AKG K702 AE cable...

Which one is the right to buy? I've only found one cable at AKG : http://www.akg.com/EK300-1280.html?pid=56

I'm going to repair the ruined one, but with such an expensive Headphone i want a flawless cable..

 

Thx for your help :)

 

minion1990,

If you want a shorter cable you can also search for "AKG EK500s", it's a 5m (16.5ft) coiled cable (~$40 USD) that is shorter in coiled form than the stock EK300 cable.  There are more expensive 3rd party cables like the Oyaide HPC-X35 (3.5mm-miniXLR) and HPC-X62 (6.2mm-miniXLR) cables in 1.3m and 2.5m variants.  I only have the stock EK300 and EK500s cables so I can't really comment on how good/bad the Oyaide cables are.  

 

 

Anyone,

I'm looking to upgrade the amp for my Annies with an eye on "future proofing" a bit for something that can also handle say... the Alpha Dogs.  Any recommendations in the $250 USD range that will pair well with the Annies?  I'm looking at the Schiit Asgard 2, although I've also read that the Matrix M-Stage pairs well with the Annies.  I'm currently driving my Annies with a Audioengine D1 + Fiio E09k amp and they do an okay job (much better than just a Fiio E17 or Audioengine D1 alone).    

post #3176 of 3317
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Originally Posted by AvroArrow View Post
 

 

Anyone,

I'm looking to upgrade the amp for my Annies with an eye on "future proofing" a bit for something that can also handle say... the Alpha Dogs.  Any recommendations in the $250 USD range that will pair well with the Annies?  I'm looking at the Schiit Asgard 2, although I've also read that the Matrix M-Stage pairs well with the Annies.  I'm currently driving my Annies with a Audioengine D1 + Fiio E09k amp and they do an okay job (much better than just a Fiio E17 or Audioengine D1 alone).    

 

What about the Schiit Vali? I also like the Matrix M-Stage quite a bit with mine, but the Vali gets a bit of nudge with the K702AE for me. 

post #3177 of 3317

Got a replacement cable directly from the AKG Headquarter in Vienna for 19$

post #3178 of 3317
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Originally Posted by minion1990 View Post

Got a replacement cable directly from the AKG Headquarter in Vienna for 19$

Can you pm me contact details? I'd quite like to have a new stock cable. I seem to have lost mine. (Been using an aftermarket cable.)

Thanks

C
post #3179 of 3317
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Originally Posted by minion1990 View Post
 

Got a replacement cable directly from the AKG Headquarter in Vienna for 19$

Nice. I thought for a second I was going to have to order a new one because my Blue Dragon V2 cable was acting up and I couldn't find the original.

 

I'm going to have to send that cable back to have it fixed because it cuts in and out when sitting in the K702. Anyone had to do this?

post #3180 of 3317
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post


Can you pm me contact details? I'd quite like to have a new stock cable. I seem to have lost mine. (Been using an aftermarket cable.)

Thanks

C

I don't think that AKG/Harman Austria is the right place to ask for you.

I just wrote to service@akg.com and then they connected me to a person in my country. Since AKG was funded in Vienna it was relatively easy for me. 

The code for the cable should be 5021876 (told from an akg employee) or 2458M97060 (from the K702 AE pdf) 

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