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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post


I have a half Hawaiian half Japanese friend who would surely change your mind but posting a picture would be downright creepy.
You'll probably find the K701 lacking in bass. You can get that insane detail without losing all of the bass.
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

Q701's are almost the same as K701's and if you buy them from Amazon Warehouse; they usually come brand new, unopened box. I got mine for $123.

Both the Q701 and K701 can be modded to have more bass with some simple mod that I've inconveniently forgotten. I think it was to do with the bass port of the headphones. The Q701 apparently has more bass stock than the K701 though.

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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Both the Q701 and K701 can be modded to have more bass with some simple mod that I've inconveniently forgotten. I think it was to do with the bass port of the headphones. The Q701 apparently has more bass stock than the K701 though.

 

Just remove the sticker thing on the bass port and you're there, one of the simplest mod ever.

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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

I have a half Hawaiian half Japanese friend who would surely change your mind but posting a picture would be downright creepy.
You'll probably find the K701 lacking in bass. You can get that insane detail without losing all of the bass.
the k701/q701's have less bass than the k240's? Is it closer to flat, or is it just drained completely of bass?
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

Just remove the sticker thing on the bass port and you're there, one of the simplest mod ever.
really? Lol. That's funny... Mod a can by removing a sticker?
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post


really? Lol. That's funny... Mod a can by removing a sticker?

 

Perhaps it would be better for you to browse the Q701 thread rather than questioning the experience of an owner of the respective headphone.

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... I was on topic thank you very much! I was just inquiring about his reply. This topic is made so that you share an experience, then have a conversation about it, or related topics, then share another experience. Very nice thread idea imo.
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Lol. The funniest I get is always with CIEM.

"What is that?"

"How does that fit your ears?"

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I guess you could say I am a relatively non-audiophile as I am slowly budding here, first experience with really decent headphones were the MDR-V6.

 

What I thought before and after burn in was very similar: shrill, harsh, painful. I really couldn't stand those, sold them. No idea why some people think they sound flat, but I've definitely found flatter...

 

And that was when I got the HD280 Pro. Wow, what a great closed headphone at their price. Super bass extension, but I noticed the main flaws of the SQ: not as much HF extension, and sucked out mid-bass. Really love the overall smooth mids though, and I kept them.

 

Next is the AKG K240 Studio that I just got. My wallet is starting to hurt, but only a little. Wow, so brittle sounding before burn-in, but after 3 hours of listening the mid-bass came alive like a monster, very warm headphone but not without that 10K peak that is slightly bothersome to me. I can only hope it smooths out a bit more. Better soundstage, more HF extension, but a lot less sub-bass and boosted mid-bass. I kind of like it for sniping higher frequencies in guitar tone and just audio in general.

 

My 2 cents on some classic cans from a relatively newbie perspective. Any and all thoughts are quite welcomed.

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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

I guess you could say I am a relatively non-audiophile as I am slowly budding here, first experience with really decent headphones were the MDR-V6.

What I thought before and after burn in was very similar: shrill, harsh, painful. I really couldn't stand those, sold them. No idea why some people think they sound flat, but I've definitely found flatter...

And that was when I got the HD280 Pro. Wow, what a great closed headphone at their price. Super bass extension, but I noticed the main flaws of the SQ: not as much HF extension, and sucked out mid-bass. Really love the overall smooth mids though, and I kept them.

Next is the AKG K240 Studio that I just got. My wallet is starting to hurt, but only a little. Wow, so brittle sounding before burn-in, but after 3 hours of listening the mid-bass came alive like a monster, very warm headphone but not without that 10K peak that is slightly bothersome to me. I can only hope it smooths out a bit more. Better soundstage, more HF extension, but a lot less sub-bass and boosted mid-bass. I kind of like it for sniping higher frequencies in guitar tone and just audio in general.

My 2 cents on some classic cans from a relatively newbie perspective. Any and all thoughts are quite welcomed.
lol. I just got the akg k240 studios yesterday. I found the pads to be a little shallow, so I just right now stuffed some soft first aid cloth wrappings in between the pads and the driver cover. I didn't sense any change in sound quality, since I stuffed the space(or lack thereof before. Before I did this, the pads just laid against the driver cover. Now the pads lay against the cloth, which lays against the driver cover.) Plus, before these came yesterday, I was using basshead cans capable of jumping off my head with an e11 amp on bass boost... Still have em for fun. They were JVC ha-m55x's. Not bad sq for a bass head can... Before that, I had... Really nothing worthy of being mentioned to be honest... Gotten any reactions from friends or family on those akg's?
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post


lol. I just got the akg k240 studios yesterday. I found the pads to be a little shallow, so I just right now stuffed some soft first aid cloth wrappings in between the pads and the driver cover. I didn't sense any change in sound quality, since I stuffed the space(or lack thereof before. Before I did this, the pads just laid against the driver cover. Now the pads lay against the cloth, which lays against the driver cover.) Plus, before these came yesterday, I was using basshead cans capable of jumping off my head with an e11 amp on bass boost... Still have em for fun. They were JVC ha-m55x's. Not bad sq for a bass head can... Before that, I had... Really nothing worthy of being mentioned to be honest... Gotten any reactions from friends or family on those akg's?

Not yet. I'm introducing one of my buddies who has finally become suddenly extremely interested in cans after I showed him my 280s, which just blew away everything he's ever heard. We spent a good hour or two straight listening to every genre we could think of through them and everything sounded fantastic...obviously for the price. Neither I nor him have heard the harder-hitters like the 600/650 or the K701 for example.

 

My favorite basshead can was the old flavor of the week JVC HTF-600S which I bought based on reviews here on head-fi, but I think the 280 has replaced it, especially for electronic music. The sub-bass on the 280 is almost too powerful.

 

We'll see what he thinks about the K240s, they're pretty bright and their fit is a little strange. After ~20 hours of burn in the treble peak is still around but the mids have sweetened slightly and the deeper bass is starting to come out a bit. My dad has a pair of K140s from the mid-70s that piqued my interest again in purchasing a K240S.

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Lol. The funniest I get is always with CIEM.
"What is that?"
"How does that fit your ears?"
Has anyone ever asked to try them on? That must be awkward, lol.
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Originally Posted by deciBel23 View Post


Has anyone ever asked to try them on? That must be awkward, lol.

Yup. I explained how it's not clean and won't fit... but some people just don't believe me. It's awkward.

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The sub-bass thump on the ha-m55x's is only beaten by two other cans. JVC sz2000, and JVC ha-mr77x. The driver size on these is very large, and they push so much air its ridiculous. The ha-m55x's have 50mm drivers. Ha-mr77x's have 57mm drivers. The sz2000 have a 55mm driver for bass, and a 30mm for treble/mids. The ridiculous bass curve isn't for everyone though... Although I can say with 100% confidence that they all sound better than the original monster beats. Not the 2013 beats. Those are actually halfway decent... Anyways, go read the reviews for the sz2000 or the ha-mr77x, and read about the ridiculous amount of bass they push. Its almost just funny to see peoples reactions to them. Heck, I use them as desktop speakers when they are at 2/3 volume on my e11 amp.
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You should post a picture of the ciem so I can see what they look like lol.
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