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post #3271 of 3282
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Originally Posted by rwpritchett View Post

Speaking of pads, what are the telling difference between the old and the new pads. My annie is #781, which is probably early enough to have the old pads, I guess. How can I tell which one I've got?

 

Yea I'm in the 700s and 2400s. 700 is the older ones. Kind of hard to tell unless you have them side by side. 

post #3272 of 3282
If what I read is true, from memory:

Older pads = shallow cup, wider soundstage, memory foam
New pads = deeper cup, better bass response at the expense of some soundstage, angled, gel padding

Is this correct?
post #3273 of 3282

I own both a k712 and a k702/65th, both are late production models made in Austria. Same pads, not angled but there's a little more interior space than what is shown in the pictures from the older annie pads.

 

I think differences between them are really subtle, maybe there's a little more bass on the k712, but it's almost unperceptible. Bass on the k702/65th is really good already. I think I like the annies a bit more than the k712, but both are great headphones, and I'm loving the way they sound, really balanced and detailed in my opinion.

post #3274 of 3282
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Originally Posted by rwpritchett View Post

Anyone here getting in on the K7XX drop? If so, I'd appreciate a comparison with the K702 annies when you get them.


I have the Annies and have joined the 7XX drop. Just don't tell my wife.

post #3275 of 3282

So I'm really tempted by the 7XX drop, but have no idea how the sound signatures of these are. Do these complement the HD 650's well, are they easy to drive? I plan on using these with the Essence STX II 7.1 sound card. I'm hoping for something that has compared to the HD 650's a larger sound stage, more neutral sound (less warm), better sounding with classicals, and faster speed. Can someone convince me to get these?

post #3276 of 3282

Hey guys, I was told that the AKG 7XXX were basically the k702 anniversaries with the memory foam and updated headband. For those with the memory pads and updated headband, how does it feel wearing glasses? Is it comfortable? Very?

 

Also looking for amp/dac, either the o2/ODAC (Although I read that they somewhat cut the bass down), the schiit M&M Stack, or something else. Would prefer it to be nice looking and not some little thingamajig. Other recommendations? I game and listen to all genres besides rock and rap.


Edited by geogga - 11/24/14 at 8:17pm
post #3277 of 3282
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Originally Posted by geogga View Post
 

Hey guys, I was told that the AKG 7XXX were basically the k702 anniversaries with the memory foam and updated headband. For those with the memory pads and updated headband, how does it feel wearing glasses? Is it comfortable? Very?

 

Also looking for amp/dac, either the o2/ODAC (Although I read that they somewhat cut the bass down), the schiit M&M Stack, or something else. Would prefer it to be nice looking and not some little thingamajig.

 

I used to wear glasses with my annies and they were fine.

 

How certain are you of that information? (similarities between annies and 7xx)

post #3278 of 3282
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

I used to wear glasses with my annies and they were fine.

How certain are you of that information? (similarities between annies and 7xx)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/743280/new-release-the-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-an-exclusive-from-massdrop-and-akg/135#post_11073684
post #3279 of 3282

I wear glasses with my AKG 65 annies, they are a god send compared to other headphones with high pressure cups.

 

With that being said I never travel with them, can anyone recommend a travel case for this or something not too pricey?

post #3280 of 3282
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post


I have the Annies and have joined the 7XX drop. Just don't tell my wife.

nicee! wld love to hear ur comparision after u receive the new 7xx
post #3281 of 3282
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Originally Posted by rwpritchett View Post

If what I read is true, from memory:

Older pads = shallow cup, wider soundstage, memory foam
New pads = deeper cup, better bass response at the expense of some soundstage, angled, gel padding

Is this correct?

 

 

Here's my impression

 

Older pads = shallow cup, smaller soundstage, more midrange
New pads = deeper cup, better bass speed, larger soundstage, 

 

As far as material of the pads, I'd have a hard time telling them apart. They both feel memory foam-ish, and the biggest differences is the depth of the pads. 

post #3282 of 3282
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post


nicee! wld love to hear ur comparision after u receive the new 7xx

 

I have half a mind to cancel my transaction if it's pretty much the same as the Annies...

 

Just cancelled my transaction. Best wait for some more impressions, I guess. Awesome price though.


Edited by x838nwy - 11/25/14 at 12:02am
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