Originally Posted by Eee Pee
I do that all the time. Good to mix it up as the rest of my life is one big routine.
Originally Posted by roskodan
is there something that makes you want to listen to the k701 other than just the comeback to hd800 wow awe effect?
I've always enjoyed the AKG's.
I'll put it into a nutshell..
They are a very good headphone if you have a good source and very powerful amp, as they are one of the most hard to please hp's out there. Also, they do have one inherent problem. Look at any freq chart and they have one of the flattest lines going. This is not good, because our ears don't appreciate certain frequencies- flat or not. The major problem is at the 3-4khz range. Most headphones dip at this range. To anyone who owns these or who has dismissed them after a short period please take heed. A simple equalizing can turn them into a very good hp (especially at the price now- I paid approx $150 for my latest pair)
But you must remove the annoying peak at 4k otherwise they have a tendency to sound plasticky in the upper midrange. Vocals sound unnatural, brass hurts.. Electric guitar sounds really bad.
I use 5 notches (yup that much) down on both 3.5 and 5 khz on foobar equalizer.
If you already own the HD800's you may well be disappointed with the K's. And so you should!! The Senn's are a better hp in every area. And in my opinion the price reflects this realistically.
However, I like what the K's do. They offer a drier sound and bigger soundstage (the original ones) that is very good for piano and chamber music. Also great for ambient/electronic with a little extra bass added.
But as always horses for courses :)