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post #1546 of 2802
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

It sounds like you successfully made it through the initial adjustment phase between the Q701 and K712.  That's the hardest part IMO, and once you get past it it gets easier to appreciate what the K712s bring to the table.

It sounds like your now warming up to the K712.  wink.gif  
Whaaaamp whaaaamp whaaam wah.

I dunno if I'll ever get around to a formal review of them, I've ended up just listening. When I get the chance. Last few days I've checked my emails and gone to bed (or tried to see my gf for just a few minutes), didn't really have time or awakeness to set up for the K712 and pay attention to them. It's not that there's any fault to them (so far I think they're more pleasant straight out from an iPod than the Q701 was; tho I prefer them amped, their iPod performance gives them extra points in the ease to live with category if they weren't already advanced because of earpad and headband comfort), the fault is I've been giving most of my energy to work.

P.S. Anyone else get iOS 7 on their apple devices? I thought the colors looked gaudy and retro from the pre-developer-beta-release leaks, but I warmed up to it when I saw someone with a Dev beta of it on their phone! and now that I have it on my iPad I find it gorgeous. Has worked very well too, except I can't seem to turn off private browsing, so now I gotta manually log in to Head-Fi to post.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/20/13 at 9:18pm
post #1547 of 2802

I'm sure you know iOS7 is already developing fairly serious privacy / hacking issues.  Check out BBC's website, or, I imagine any news site at this point.  I've been a huge Apple-head forever, and never is it more of an issue for me than when for budgetary reasons I'm stuck without them for a while.  (He says, as he writes this on his Win8 PC after reading the post on his Android phone)...  But even in my heyday, I'm never an early adopter.  Especially with something as serious as a phone, with all your private data on it, sexy photos, and random drunken notes to your sexy and flirty ex-girlfriend...

 

All that aside, still looking for ideas on fixing, modding or replacing that dang bumpy headband on the K702 / Q701.  I swear after months of long-term listening, my bald head has developed two permanent indentations, one neatly positioned on each side of what I guess is some Sleestak ridge that has mutated between them.  It's like a 6-pack handle for God, or something.  Can't be a good thing, especially when chatting with tall European girls, so a fix would be great.  (For my headband.  I assume my head will have to fix itself; or there's always Bondo).

post #1548 of 2802
I've not heard that it's developing privacy/hacking issues. Mostly just noticed how it asks people more ugently to set up passcode locks, and that you can't deactivate a device for resell without turning off Find My iPhone (which requires your Apple ID password). Seems to have built on the security measures already surpassing android, which was recently covered in the ny times in an article title "US Government Issues Warning About Security on Android Phones" and in many other articles and websites recommending Windows PC-level anti-malware software for Android due to it's open app market and light oversight.

Update: Just looked up the iOS "hack," IMO not serious, and easily patched. Apple's already aware of the issue and announced that they'll close the loophole. It's not a complete, remote view of everything on the device using malware, just a trick to enable multitasking and view apps you left open. You cannot get into the home screen. Tested it out on my iPad, not even every multitasking app I had running would open normally. Of course there's a few examples of poor journalism and poor fact-checking that make things confusing, but obviously it's enough to generate heresay. Also, the only recent BBC article about iOS hacking was pre-iOS7, about how registered developers could use a computerized charger to access an unlocked iPhone's ID which it has to send to apple's developer website which has to log both the phone's ID and the developer's account before it can upload malware.

But yeah, all that more clearly laid out, back to headphones. The anniversary and K712 headband solve your Q701 headband bump issues in what I feel is an actually nice way. I'm not bald (yet), but the Q701 bumps were definitely noticeable through my thinning hair. Before I bought my K712 pro, I pretty much solved this cheaply by wrapping my Q701 headband with a baby seatbelt cover. Fit perfectly, and the fluffy side out feels really nice. More expensive option is to replace the Quincy headband with one of the newer ones.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/21/13 at 8:09am
post #1549 of 2802
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

But yeah, all that more clearly laid out, back to headphones. The anniversary and K712 headband solve your Q701 headband bump issues in what I feel is an actually nice way. I'm not bald (yet), but the Q701 bumps were definitely noticeable through my thinning hair. Before I bought my K712 pro, I pretty much solved this cheaply by wrapping my Q701 headband with a baby seatbelt cover. Fit perfectly, and the fluffy side out feels really nice. More expensive option is to replace the Quincy headband with one of the newer ones.

 

Is that possible? How easy is it to swap them out? Does AKG sell the K702.65/K712 headband?

post #1550 of 2802
Yeah, it's a repair part. You can even ask them to change it for you, "Change is Good" had them do it for him I believe.
post #1551 of 2802

The BBC article you're referring to is from August 1st.  Here are two from the last three days, including one on the recent letter from Senator Franken, which Apple hasn't yet responded to. The other notes two potential ways to bypass the "find my iPhone" feature, and a potential for sensitive email and social media account data to be hijacked.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24170429

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24177851

 

 

I'm not going to be buying the K712 due to it's crazy price, compared to the other AKG offerings.  Though I'm sure the improvements are awesome.  I'll wait until, hopefully, AKG will lower the price down to something more reasonable, in the $300 - 350 range.

 

In the meantime, is there a Head-Fi fix for the uncomfortable and seemingly "skull-altering" nature of the current pads in the "lesser" models?  I'd love to hear about it!  I guess I could bungie cord a sweatsock to it, or putty it with p'nut butter, but hey, I'm game for a better fix.

post #1552 of 2802
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Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post
 

The BBC article you're referring to is from August 1st.  Here are two from the last three days, including one on the recent letter from Senator Franken, which Apple hasn't yet responded to. The other notes two potential ways to bypass the "find my iPhone" feature, and a potential for sensitive email and social media account data to be hijacked.

 

Not to mention, in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks, a lot has been made about the fact that the NSA has backdoors builtin to most high profile commercial offerings. Basically they've colluded with or forced companies to include them and its easy to hide them in commercial code because the code isn't available to anyone but the company who created it. With open source software like Android and Linux the code is freely available for everyone to examine so its virtually impossible to sneak in malicious code or backdoors.

 

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Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post
 

I'm not going to be buying the K712 due to it's crazy price, compared to the other AKG offerings.  Though I'm sure the improvements are awesome.  I'll wait until, hopefully, AKG will lower the price down to something more reasonable, in the $300 - 350 range.

 

FYI, right now you can get them from RazorDogAudio.com (authorized dealer BTW) for $384 with coupon code RAZORDOGK712.

post #1553 of 2802

I'll wait 'til they're $349 list, and get them for $299 used.  I hope!  :beerchug:

post #1554 of 2802
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Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post

The BBC article you're referring to is from August 1st.  Here are two from the last three days, including one on the recent letter from Senator Franken, which Apple hasn't yet responded to. The other notes two potential ways to bypass the "find my iPhone" feature, and a potential for sensitive email and social media account data to be hijacked.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24170429

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24177851
Still, super easy to patch, even so you can only view photos and post on social media posing as the iDevice's owner, and the video also shows you can turn off the control center on the lock screen anyway. Regarding the Find my iPhone feature, a thief could shut off the phone and you won't be able to locate it, but he can't turn off Find my iPhone feature without going into settings and typing their Apple ID password, and devices have their serial numbers tagged as long as Find my iPhone is on that it belongs to the person who's Apple ID it is. Even if you wipe the device.

Touch ID stuff is odd, we'll see how it develops. In no small way, I hope it works out, super convenient, safer than the Android face recognition thing.



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Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post

I'm not going to be buying the K712 due to it's crazy price, compared to the other AKG offerings.  Though I'm sure the improvements are awesome.  I'll wait until, hopefully, AKG will lower the price down to something more reasonable, in the $300 - 350 range.

In the meantime, is there a Head-Fi fix for the uncomfortable and seemingly "skull-altering" nature of the current pads in the "lesser" models?  I'd love to hear about it!  I guess I could bungie cord a sweatsock to it, or putty it with p'nut butter, but hey, I'm game for a better fix.

I mean, not a HUGE sea change, but less fatiguing sonically and physically. Did you check out my tip about a seatbelt wrap? I got a nice thick pair for $9 at Toys R Us, fits perfect and works great. The Pads don't bother me, but you could buy the $70 pads, maybe those covers Chico recently mentioned?
post #1555 of 2802

I'm glad to hear an easy patch is available.  Have they released it?  Like I said, huge Apple fan here, but never an early adopter.

 

Wow, seatbelt wrap - cool!  No, I didn't see the tip.  Thanks so much!  I never found the K702 sonically fatiguing.  And the pads don't bother me, must be someone else who wrote about it.

 

But physically fatiguing is another subject.  After a while I'd quit my listening because my head would just hurt.  Not my "head" per say, but the place on my dang bald skull where the headband doots were digging into my brain!

 

Must be why I repeat myself all the time.  Must be why I repeat myself all the time.  Must be why 

post #1556 of 2802
It's so AKG can get a good contact as they read your brain and control your lust for more headphones. Talk about security breach.
This was the strap cover I bought, looked thicker aka better padding, the width fits the wide band of the Q701 like it was made for it:

Very nice for me, and in the future my baby can have seatbelt protection that smells like Daddy.

I think I read pads and thought we were talking about two separate issues, the pads you meant was the extra "padding" built into the leather headband. I was so distracted, I'm probably still not thinking straight.

Took a moment to test the lock bypass glitch, the only app you can switch to is Camera, where then the thief can see the camera roll and post pics onto Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, email. Uh oh, I think my iPad is being hacked, no don't look at the embarrassing picture!
I swear, Harry Potter didn't exist yet when this pic was taken!

But yeah, besides posing as you on Facebook, I could see how a thief could use the email to access your contacts list, or steal/publish sensitive pics. Apple is working on a fix, all They have to do is make sure multitasking is unavailable on the lock screen (mostly this prevention of multitasking is working, as evident how you can't access any other app in multitasking and most don't even show a preview) so that the light version of the camera app is the only thing besides timer/clock you can use in the lock screen control panel, meanwhile anyone concerned can go to settings and make control panel unavailable at the lock screen.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/21/13 at 8:32pm
post #1557 of 2802
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Yeah, it's a repair part. You can even ask them to change it for you, "Change is Good" had them do it for him I believe.

I was going to have them do it but noticed a rattle issue before doing so. I just ended up getting the Annie's after returning the Qs.

If I can remember correctly they quoted me $79 for the headband plus labor (approx half hour so $30 give or take).
post #1558 of 2802
Ah that's right, it was like you might as well buy the newer models at the price difference. Or just wrap ze headband.
post #1559 of 2802
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Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post

...still looking for ideas on fixing, modding or replacing that dang bumpy headband on the K702 / Q701.  I swear after months of long-term listening, my bald head has developed two permanent indentations, one neatly positioned on each side of what I guess is some Sleestak ridge that has mutated between them.  It's like a 6-pack handle for God, or something.  Can't be a good thing, especially when chatting with tall European girls, so a fix would be great.  (For my headband.  I assume my head will have to fix itself; or there's always Bondo).

Take a sharp knife and cut out the bumps. Then take a womens panty shield and a pair of scissors, cut the panty shield to the appropriate size fitting the headband, pull of the paper covering the tape on the back of the panty shield and put it on the headband. Easy to do, easy to change if/when it gets dirty and extremely comfortable of course ;-)


Edited by Dafo - 9/23/13 at 2:16am
post #1560 of 2802

Wow, this has the added benefit of being able to have the hottie I'm dating take me out to the local Kaufland to discuss the comfort and quality of various panty shields!  After being embarrassed thinking I'm joking, and then realizing I'm not, I think she'll realize I'm the man of her dreams because I truly listen, and care.  :rolleyes:

 

Excellent fix, by the way.  And so hygienic!  Though it'd be a little hard to explain if I ever went to sell the cans... :blink:

 

On iOS7, well, as I said I'm a huge Apple fan, but've never been an early adopter.  Safer that way!

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