I read some reviews of the AKG K702 here and on HeadRoom and I just placed my order. I should get them this Wednesday at the earliest or Friday at the latest from HeadRoom. I was thinking about getting the Sennheiser HD-800, but I wanted to spend a lot less money while still getting the top of the line reference grade headphone from AKG. I chose the K702 model for the detachable cable feature and the midnight blue color. I know that they need 500+ hours of burn in time to open up the sound. HeadRoom says that the K701 and K702 are the least expensive full sized open design headphones that compete against $1,000+ headphones. These are touted as being giant killers. I listen to classical and opera most of the time. I have a top of the line audio rig. I am looking for accuracy, neutrality, transparency, resolution, big sound stage, and detail retrieval. Bass thumping power is not a priority for me. I listen to a lot of female vocalists in the classical crossover genres. I also listen to a lot of smooth jazz. Most of the time, I'm listening to Spotify Premium at 320 Kbps bit rate. I have 14,751 songs using Fraunhofer or LAME 3.9.9 --preset-insane 320 Kbps MP3s. I also have 30 gigabytes of 24 bit 192 kHz FLAC files from HD Tracks and Chesky. I think that I just got a good bargain from HeadRoom as they are priced at $450, but I got them for $350. These are supposed to be classics by today's standards. I'm looking forward to listening to them extensively.
What should I expect?
Where do they perform admirably?
Where do they show imperfections?
Do I need a Cardas Fat Pipe cable upgrade? I have Cardas Clear cabling in my audio rig.
Do you think that these hit my mark for sonic priorities?