Posting over here even though I have the Annies, since this seems to be currently the most active K/Q/K701/2/12 thread...
I recently bought an K702 anniversary and can't say I really enjoy the sound with the new memory foam pads... the bass boost/warmness is too much on my rig to my ears. Definitely prefer these with the older spring foam pads on. I have a K601 on hand right now and tried their pads, and I even like those better than the new ones... the new pads just aren't for me I guess.
But my main question here is, does anyone know anywhere in CANADA that I can buy K701/2's or Q701 pads that won't cost me an arm and a leg? The shipping cost from most USA retailers seems to be in the league of $40 or so and for an item that costs $60~80, which I find quite ridiculous... My preference is to keep the Annies since I do like the comfort (no damn bumps on the headband!) and looks the best out of all the K/Q 7 series IMO, but I have no idea where to buy the older series pads at a reasonable price... if anyone can help out here it'd be appreciated. Or if anyone has the pads that they can sell used here, please do shoot me a PM. Thanks!
Have you tried contacting AKG, via Frank, who is in charge of replacement parts (including the pads)? That's where most people in the US get them. Maybe they can ship them to you for an additional shipping cost.
Frank Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +1 818 920-3279