Td, you fail to realize what our issue is with you. Some (not all) of your posts are all over the place and make NO sense, whatsoever. At least three of us in this thread have confirmed this. Yet, I'm the only troll because I say things that, quite frankly, strike your nerves for some reason.
But hey, I'll just keep letting you think we are "whining" and "butt-hurt" because you say the modded Q701 is just as good or if not better than our "$500 headphone..."
It's quite entertaining, actually...
Oh, my impressions? I thought you'd never ask!!!
Well, I do have to say that AKG has improved each model, though the changes are minimal. The biggest difference between from one model to the next would have to be the Q701 > Anniversay, IMO. Ironically, though, it was the memory foam pads that caused the difference in sound (as also confirmed by others). In stock form, the Anniversary was much warmer/darker than the Q701, which to me was a bit dry for my taste. Once I bought the memory pads I was instantly in love. Mind you, it all depends on taste...
Then I, unfortunately, had to return my Q701 because of a bass rattle issue. It was a blessing in disguise because it happened before I wasted any money on modding the headband. I hated those bumps because, being bald, it would leave an imprint on the top of my head after long gaming sessions... resulting in a headache. After returning the Q701 to Amazon... that is when I took the plunge and bought the Anniversary for the added comfort.
Now, I own the K712. Not because I disliked the Annie, but because for my taste the K712 improved on what I noticed were minor flaws in the upper mids of the Anniversary. It was unnoticeable for a while until chico brought it to our attention when he compared the two... sly devil . It led me to compare the Anniversary to my Mad Dog's mids to see if I could notice it, myself (which I did). So then, my OCD kicked in; I quickly sold my Anniversary and bought the K712.
The K712 did improve on the upper mids and made it more forgiving and less harsh. I will say this, however... the differences between the K712 and Anniversary are extremely subtle and almost unnoticeable. You literally have to compare them side by side, or have another headphone to reference off of to actually get a grasp on the slight differences. Also, it seems (based off memory) that the K712 has a liiiittle more bass and slightly more air. Other than that, my ears weren't advanced enough to notice other differences. I would have to have them side by side to actually tell every single difference between the two.
That, td, is why a couple of us are baffled at your impressions of the K712. It's not that we have a problem with you liking your modded Q701 better than it; it's that you hated the Anniversary so much. I, along with a few others, can confirm the difference between the two are not dramatic enough to dislike on over the other in the way you have. That is one arguiment of mine with you, which you continue to ignore and claim that I'm "butt-hurt." My other argument is what MLE and emertxe touched on... and I quote...
Originally Posted by emertxe
You just keep writing thousands and thousands of words - and I still have no idea what exactly I should take from.
So just chill with all the accusations, buddy. We are not forming some "anti-td cult" because you like your modded Q701 better than the K712....
Yes, I know what you're going to say. You said this the last time I tried to explain myself.
Maybe you're having a tough time comprehending what we are saying (same way we have trouble comprehending you).... which actually makes sense if that is indeed so.