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Where can you get the Anniversaries new for $280?

 

With razordog you always put in coupon codes that knock off 100 or more.  "razordogk712" was the coupon for 385 shipped.

 

not new. Hoping a for sale add isnt dated.

post #1532 of 2802

hope to have a try on 

post #1533 of 2802

A great, make that awesome, comparison of the K712 vs the Q701 (and HD650) is here:

For the difference in cash, I'm going with the Q701 as a 'slight' upgrade to my K702.  I'm shooting eventually for the T1, and since in the US the K712 is TWICE the price of the Q701, I'd rather just stick with that.  I'm sure I'll be thrilled.  The K702 is my desert island headphone anyway, so even no improvement is fine with me.  Any improvement is gravy!
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I'm guessing the K712 is the better HP for Mahler and Shostakovich, compared with Annies and Q701??

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I'm guessing the K712 is the better HP for Mahler and Shostakovich, compared with Annies and Q701??

 

I would think the Q701 and K701 would be better for classical music, especially when you're talking orchestral stuff, if you really want to hear the spacing of instruments. 
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Thanks, point is, I already own the K501 which I love for jazz trio's and piano/chamber music. Orcherstral stuff like Mahler is to lightweighted for my taste on the K501 (and my GS1000 isn't tight enough in the bass department) so that's why I'm considering an open headphone which does more justice the the bottom without offering to much in the mids or space wise..

 

Another point is I'm quite sensitive to sibilance..

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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
 

Thanks, point is, I already own the K501 which I love for jazz trio's and piano/chamber music. Orcherstral stuff like Mahler is to lightweighted for my taste on the K501 (and my GS1000 isn't tight enough in the bass department) so that's why I'm considering an open headphone which does more justice the the bottom without offering to much in the mids or space wise..

 

Another point is I'm quite sensitive to sibilance..

 

Huh, interesting. The K501 gives a pretty good point of reference. If you do not find the K501 sibilant at all ever, you probably won't find the Q701 sibilant either. The K712 would be an interesting choice for you, because it would provide a balance to the very bass light K501. I would place the Q701 between the two in terms of bass impact.

post #1538 of 2802

Maybe I should meet in the middle and settle for an Annie :confused:.. Or be money wise and go 4 the Q..

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It may be better idea to try differ amps first.

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Maybe I should meet in the middle and settle for an Annie confused.gif .. Or be money wise and go 4 the Q..
post #1540 of 2802
Is the Annie really a middle ground? I'm seeing them on Amazon for basically the same price as the the K 712.
post #1541 of 2802
Anniversary K702 are simply normal K702+Memory pads. If you switch the pads, you get K702 sounds like Anniversaries and Anniversaries like K702.
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How much are the pads, and can they be purchased from akg?

Has anyone ever come up with a mod for that dang bumpy headband?
post #1543 of 2802
USD70, I believe, and yes, check with AKG spare parts department.
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Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post

How much are the pads, and can they be purchased from akg?

Has anyone ever come up with a mod for that dang bumpy headband?
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

It may be better idea to try differ amps first.

You have any suggestions?

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Depends on your budget of course, but I am using this one, perfect with jazz, classical and opera. Doesnt mean it will be bad with other genres, it is just that K702 cant do all and shines with good material only.

Some guys, who owns Anniversary Edition, bought angled K702 pads as extra, specifically for music above and the rest they listen with memory pads, but I found them not my liking.


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You have any suggestions?

Edited by Blackmore - 9/19/13 at 3:56am
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