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There was an actual difference in the pads in the early anniversary units, fyi

I'll ask Phillip next time I see him and get back to you. I could be wrong, this is just what AKG's global product manager told me when we were designing the K7XX. 

EDIT: accidentally a word

I don't think it's super important (now that I've already made a fuss) but i had two pairs hand in hand. The earlier production had a flatter pad and they sounded a bit different as a result. I figure the pad production changed at some point but they didnt change the part numbers.


You'd never be able to tell the difference without them side by side though.
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post


I don't think it's super important (now that I've already made a fuss) but i had two pairs hand in hand. The earlier production had a flatter pad and they sounded a bit different as a result. I figure the pad production changed at some point but they didnt change the part numbers.


You'd never be able to tell the difference without them side by side though.

 

That's interesting, could it be because one's been used more and flattened out a bit? Or are they both the memory foam. I wouldn't put it past AKG (or any other manufacturer) to make a quick change without mentioning it

 

Curious to see if a picture if you don't mind posting. 

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post #3348 of 3352

I don't have them anymore so I can't take a side by side :(

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I've seen pictures posted somewhere on these forms. I think it may have been earlier in this thread actually. But it's definitely already been established that the earlier K702 Annies did in fact have different, flatter pads than the more recent version, which has the same pads as the K712 Pro.

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Here are some pictures of the original K702 Annie pads compared to the K712 pads, which also came on the more recent K702 Annies:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659251/the-akg-k712-pro-support-and-impressions-thread/1155#post_9729370

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For what it's worth, it looks like it's the same part number for the K612, K712 and K702 Anniversary. I received this email from the parts department when trying to order a replacement pair for my Annies:

 

Hello

 

Thank you for contacting AKG Parts department

 

Here is the information requested

 

5021871                $44.44each ear pad                         CUSHION, K 612,K 712,K702_Anniversary.

+shipping + CA tax

 

If you wish to place an order you can contact me at 818-920-3279

 

Any questions let me know

 

We truly appreciate your business and, if you can spare a moment, I’d like to invite you to take our 60 sec express survey to let me know how we’re doing. 

 

Thank you

MARLON GONZALEZ

Customer Service Parts Administrator

AKG, Soundcraft, Studer & Crown Microphone

 

HARMAN Microphone/Mixer Division

8500 Balboa Blvd

Northridge, CA 91329, U.S.A.

Phone 818-920-3279                                                                        

Email: marlon.gonzalez@harman.com

Web: www.harman.com

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That's correct. I've heard that the part numbers are the same unfortunately. It seems they must have changed the shape of the pads slightly without updating the part number around the time when the K712s were released. Although at this point, I doubt you'd get the original Annie pads if you order that part. They'll probably be the newer K712 style pads.


Edited by macro - 12/11/15 at 3:25pm
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