Originally Posted by Change is Good
In all seriousness, if you did not like the Anniversaries when compared to the Qs... then you WILL NOT like the K712.
I tell myself this and so do many others, but maybe i'll be surprised and I actually LOVE the K712?
It seems there is only one person here who has heard both the K712 and Annie.
The Annie isn't terrible, but I just prefer the Q701. Just preferences.
BTW I actually haven't heard a REAL Annie, just the Q701 + Annie pads. I think it's the general consensus that it's 99.9% the same as the Annie. Two have said this and both had the two headphones at the same time.
They could be wrong (no, I didn't say it!).
The differences between the Annie and K712 might be enough for me to like the K712.
I actually want to compare the K712 to the modded Q701. Who knows, maybe someday i'll be a K712 owner if I like it?
It's just hard to imagine you all raving about a headphone that could be 95% identical to the Annie.
I disliked the Annie so much that I couldn't stand it for more than 20 minutes. It was sometimes nice for gaming and movies though.
Still makes ZERO sense why I would prefer the HD-650 to the Annie. How is that even possible? I generally love the AKG Q701 type sound.
Maybe my Q701 is warmer than most pairs and doesn't sound as good with Annie pads. That's my idea.
BTW my modded Q701 might be in my #1 spot soon and bypass my $50 DJ100 with M50 pads
Also.. for the Annie to be acceptable to me it would need more relaxed low mids (not so forward) and be more open/spacious sounding. Not so closed in. I guess just a tad more treble. I think the K712 pads would fix some things for me. Possibly. I think there had to be a good reason for AKG to alter their memory foam pads. Chicolom said the K712 was darker than the Annie, but I don't want to believe this!
Edited by tdockweiler - 10/16/13 at 5:19pm