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post #31 of 156
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Buy from authorized dealers...

please don't patronize me.. if you have links hook me up but iv checked on most Australian Websites that i know of and they don't sell Sony headphones

 

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The k702 is an open can...

 

 AKG claim it's semi-open...
post #32 of 156
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im liking the Sony MDR-Z1000, thank you for the suggestion. the only problem is that im not really confident in buying sony products only because there's always a 50/50 chance of getting a fake one online.

 

btw what's the sony flagship headphone.? is it the Sony MDR-1R.?

 

as for the Denon headphones.. it's really hard to get your hand on a pair, especially the 5000's. i can find a pair of Denon AHD-2000's for like $500, but that's pretty expensive. 

 

I got mine from Amazon. Not sure what the deal is with their flagship, the 1R is their newest TOL can but the Z1000 msrp's for double.  I'll be getting the 1R as soon as Amazon has them because I need a folding can for the road and the 1R's have gotten some serious love around here. 

post #33 of 156
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out of the AKG K702 and the AKG K550, which ones are better.? 

 

i love the look and the build quality of the 550's but as many would know they don't have a detachable cable :/ if only they did haha. 

 

The K702's have a detachable cable, but it uses a special plug into the headphones.

Not sure if it's proprietary, but I found a very good replacement cable on the secondary market.

 

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Sony MDR-Z1000. Closed, circumaural, detachable cable, rock solid build, wonderful comfort, and sound quality that rivals the best of the best. They are very musical, transparent, have amazing detail (seriously, you WILL hear nuances in your music that you never heard before) and are just incredibly fun to listen to. They have made it very difficult for me to listen to any other headphone and quite frankly, I don't trust anyone who doesn't like the Z1000.  You can find them for around $500. 

 

I love the Z1000's, especially since I replaced the stock cable.

But I still enjoy listening to my other headphones.  :-)

 

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Originally Posted by Fluffy Muffinz View Post

im liking the Sony MDR-Z1000, thank you for the suggestion. the only problem is that im not really confident in buying sony products only because there's always a 50/50 chance of getting a fake one online.

 

btw what's the sony flagship headphone.? is it the Sony MDR-1R.?

 

as for the Denon headphones.. it's really hard to get your hand on a pair, especially the 5000's. i can find a pair of Denon AHD-2000's for like $500, but that's pretty expensive. 

 

It's the Z1000. 

post #34 of 156
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I love the Z1000's, especially since I replaced the stock cable.

But I still enjoy listening to my other headphones.  :-)

 

 

Where'd you get the replacement cable?

post #35 of 156
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if the K702's don't leak ALLOT than i'd love to get a pair of AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition headphones, they might not be worth it for the price but i just LOVE the colour scheme and the headband over the standard version. 


Edited by Fluffy Muffinz - 1/1/13 at 12:26am
post #36 of 156
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Where'd you get the replacement cable?



musicdirect.com

post #37 of 156

They do leak a lot (depending on your volume level). Also, they pretty much offer no isolation. 0 dB or lower except in the high frequencies

post #38 of 156
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

 

The K702's have a detachable cable, but it uses a special plug into the headphones.

Not sure if it's proprietary, but I found a very good replacement cable on the secondary market.

 

 

I love the Z1000's, especially since I replaced the stock cable.

But I still enjoy listening to my other headphones.  :-)

 

 

It's the Z1000. 


EX?

post #39 of 156
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musicdirect.com

Would you mind linking me to the actual cable? Thanks in advance.

post #40 of 156
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Would you mind linking me to the actual cable? Thanks in advance.


I'll look for it shortly & post a link if it's still available.

Meantime, just want to let you know that the cable uses a 3.5 mini plug

at both ends; the headphone end has a screw type locking collar.

I use the replacement cable just plugged into the headphones -

it doesn't have a locking collar but does stay put.  I am going to

put a little bit of bluetack or similar on it, though.

 

In other words, you can use any cable you like that has a standard

3.5 mini plug going into the headphones.  Big credit to Sony on that one;

wish more manufacturers would do the same.

post #41 of 156
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EX?


The headphones I bought are the Sony MDR Z1000.

 

No "EX", or any other letters/numbers.

 

I bought them about six months ago.

post #42 of 156

so how do the z1000 compare to the mdr1r?

post #43 of 156
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The headphones I bought are the Sony MDR Z1000.

 

No "EX", or any other letters/numbers.

 

I bought them about six months ago.

Yep, same here. MDR-Z1000. No "EX". 

post #44 of 156
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I'll look for it shortly & post a link if it's still available.

Meantime, just want to let you know that the cable uses a 3.5 mini plug

at both ends; the headphone end has a screw type locking collar.

I use the replacement cable just plugged into the headphones -

it doesn't have a locking collar but does stay put.  I am going to

put a little bit of bluetack or similar on it, though.

 

In other words, you can use any cable you like that has a standard

3.5 mini plug going into the headphones.  Big credit to Sony on that one;

wish more manufacturers would do the same.

Ahh ok I thought you were actually using one that had a collar like the original. 

post #45 of 156
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