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post #46 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

 Picture or sound?

 

THX

 

 


I mean picture. For me, both K601 and K702 look better than this limited version. With similar colors, K601 looks best to me.

 

I assume the sound is identical to K702.

post #47 of 3241

I have the Q701's currently, and I am thinking of selling them for these strictly based on the headband as I can not use my Q701's without having one of these

 

[IMG]http://www.sport-seasons.com/assets/product_images/PAMIIBJCPFNPNGHG.jpg[/IMG]

 

cut in half between it and my head so I do not get bumps. I just picked up the K550's as well for $249.99 not the store I bought them at but the store I price matched them from (Canada) has the AKG K702 Anniversary Edition for $748

 

http://www.avshop.ca/sound-amp-pa-audio/headphones/over-ear-headphones/akg-k-702-65th-anniversary-edition

 

Not willing to pay that much though that would be insane maybe ~$350 max, I mean I paid the Q701's $240.


Edited by HelIish - 9/28/12 at 1:51pm
post #48 of 3241
Quote:
Originally Posted by HelIish View Post

I have the Q701's currently, and I am thinking of selling them for these strictly based on the headband as I can not use my Q701's without having one of these

 

[IMG]http://www.sport-seasons.com/assets/product_images/PAMIIBJCPFNPNGHG.jpg[/IMG]

 

cut in half between it and my head so I do not get bumps. I just picked up the K550's as well for $249.99 not the store I bought them at but the store I price matched them from (Canada) has the AKG K702 Anniversary Edition for $748

 

http://www.avshop.ca/sound-amp-pa-audio/headphones/over-ear-headphones/akg-k-702-65th-anniversary-edition

 

Not willing to pay that much though that would be insane maybe ~$350 max, I mean I paid the Q701's $240.

 

I hear a lot about the bumps, but they don't bug me at all. If you like the sound (the Q's are very capable especially with some bass boost), I wonder a couple whacks with a meat tenderizer will soften them up?

post #49 of 3241
Quote:
Originally Posted by HelIish View Post

I have the Q701's currently, and I am thinking of selling them for these strictly based on the headband as I can not use my Q701's without having one of these

 

[IMG]http://www.sport-seasons.com/assets/product_images/PAMIIBJCPFNPNGHG.jpg[/IMG]

 

cut in half between it and my head so I do not get bumps. I just picked up the K550's as well for $249.99 not the store I bought them at but the store I price matched them from (Canada) has the AKG K702 Anniversary Edition for $748

 

http://www.avshop.ca/sound-amp-pa-audio/headphones/over-ear-headphones/akg-k-702-65th-anniversary-edition

 

Not willing to pay that much though that would be insane maybe ~$350 max, I mean I paid the Q701's $240.

 

Dang - $748 for the K702 !!! Nice find, but I'll pass :)

post #50 of 3241

I asked local Harman to give me 40% discount, but they didnt replay, just wonder why, any idea guys?blink.gif

post #51 of 3241
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


rolleyes.gif Please don't scare me like that. basshead.gif
I found the K701 headband rather comfortable too. Better than a lot of other headphones at least. redface.gif
There's an AKG K800? confused_face_2.gif
And last I read, this was a few years ago mind you, the K1000 cannot re-enter production because the die/molds for producing certain parts are either lost or damaged beyond repair, so it's beyond just re-tooling an assembly line to put that back into production. I don't see it as something they'd be willing to invest in.
Regarding the anniversary K702 in general: how much are these going to cost in 'merica? For some reason I'm seeing $1000 or thereabouts, which is just...sickening. I think the K701 were good, but come on, it's been six years, do something new!

D'oh!

 

Brain fart. 

post #52 of 3241

K702 and K702 65th Anniversary Edition differences

 

You should look at this site once in a while. Today there is no K702 65th Anniversary Edition servicemanual available. I reckon it coming soon and you could compair them.

 

http://www.akg.com/site/powerslave,id,7,nodeid,7,_language,EN,cat,11.html

 

Capsule DKK 45 part number

K701   2400Z0007

K702   2400Z00080

Q701  2400Z00080

K702 65th Anniversary Edition  ???

 

you could compair the damping material and ear pads (cushion) too.


Edited by FritzS - 9/29/12 at 12:19am
post #53 of 3241

Thanks for the link.

 

I see you own Q701 and K701, is it because their differences are present enough to keep them both? 

 

THX

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Originally Posted by FritzS View Post

K702 and K702 65th Anniversary Edition differences

 

You should look at this site once in a while. Today there is no K702 65th Anniversary Edition servicemanual available. I reckon it coming soon and you could compair them.

 

http://www.akg.com/site/powerslave,id,7,nodeid,7,_language,EN,cat,11.html

 

Capsule DKK 45 part number

K701   2400Z0007

K702   2400Z00080

Q701  2400Z00080

K702 65th Anniversary Edition  ???

 

you could compair the damping material and ear pads (cushion) too.

post #54 of 3241
At this price it would be buying brand loyalty rather than sound quality.
post #55 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

Thanks for the link.

 

I see you own Q701 and K701, is it because their differences are present enough to keep them both? 

 

THX

 

After a burning in period, the differences between Q701, K702 (this I had for a test period too), K701 are very small and (only) with some special music samples hearable.

 

Q701, K702 use special selected drivers (capsules).

 

In the year 2010 I had the chance to visit the AKG production in Vienna. It was very interesting to see how an electrostatic microphone or a headphone arises.

 

For about a time of three month, I had the K1000 as guest (loaned), unfortunately I must give them back.


Edited by FritzS - 9/29/12 at 10:47am
post #56 of 3241

Would you be so kind to tell us about the special music a little more please. What kind and what are the differences?

 

THX

Quote:
Originally Posted by FritzS View Post

 

After a burning in period, the differences between Q701, K702 (this I had for a test period too), K701 are very small and (only) with some special music samples hearable.

 

Q701, K702 use special selected drivers (capsules).

 

In the year 2010 I had the chance to visit the AKG production in Vienna. It was very interesting to see how an electrostatic microphone or a headphone arises.

 

For about a time of three month, I had the K1000 as guest (loaned), unfortunately I must give them back.

post #57 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

Would you be so kind to tell us about the special music a little more please. What kind and what are the differences?

 

THX

 

You could read about my impressions and my heared music here

http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-q701premium-class-reference-headphones-quincy-jones-signature-line/reviews/4621

 

I made my last intensive compairing some month ago. It's very hard to catch the differences between both.

 

Now I get a lot of new music and I think I should made this compairing again.

 

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Chuck-Mangione-Children-Of-Sanchez/hnum/3391471
Chuck Mangione, Children Of Sanchez, A&M
 

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Avishai-Cohen-geb-1970-Aurora/hnum/6575979
Avishai Cohen (geb. 1970) - Aurora

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Harry-Quintet-Allen-Vol-2-Night-At-Birdland/hnum/6573050   
Harry Quintet Allen Vol. 2-Night At Birdland

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Miles-Davis-1926-1991-Kind-Of-Blue/hnum/2078443
Miles Davis (1926-1991), Kind Of Blue, Columbia
 

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/DiMeola-McLaughlin-De-Lucia-Friday-Night-In-San-Francisco/hnum/5934377
DiMeola; McLaughlin; De Lucia: Friday Night In San Francisco

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Paco-De-Lucia-Al-Di-Meola-John-McLaughlin-Friday-Night-In-San-Francisco/hnum/6777113
Paco De Lucia; Al Di Meola; John McLaughlin: Friday Night In San Francisco

 

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Steve-Vai-Sound-Theories-I-II/hnum/9825226
Steve Vai - Sound Theories I & II

 

Yun-Tian He, Mystical Scent
http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Yun-Tian-He-Mystical-Scent/hnum/4281185

Neu - He Xun-Tian: Para Mita
http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/He-Xun-Tian-Para-Mita/hnum/7081571
Label: Wind, 2003

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Joji-Hirota-Pete-Lockett-Taiko-To-Tabla/hnum/4821979
Joji Hirota & Pete Lockett: Taiko To Tabla

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Various-Artists-Wadaiko-Matsuriza/hnum/5248067  
Various Artists: Wadaiko Matsuriza

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Japan-Masa-Daiko-Die-japanische-Trommel/hnum/7997875
Japan - Masa Daiko: Die japanische Trommel (Japanese drums)


 

post #58 of 3241
Again, don't understand why people are tripping over the price. MSRP and street prices are bound to be VERY different. The new K702 isn't in stock at the major retailers or anything yet. They will go down in price, to realistic levels. Just wait.
post #59 of 3241

The biggest difference for me between the K 702 and Q 701 is not having some guy named "QUINCY" scrawl his name all over my beautiful AKG headphones..

 

Tell AKg to make a Laura Branigan signature model. I will buy that.

post #60 of 3241

I know who QUINCY is but who the heck is Laura Branigan?

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