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I listen to psytrance and electro with them every night. You'd want a bass boost of some sort. With the bass boosted they sound really good with psytrance.
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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!


Edited by K_19 - 1/26/14 at 9:41am
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post
 

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.

 

Spare parts
Frank Rodriguez frodrigu@harman.com 
Phone:  +1 818 920-3279

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Edited by grizzlybeast - 1/26/14 at 10:43pm
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Does anyone listen to EDM on these (Trance, House etc.) ? How does this Genre match with the K712's ?

These are excellent cans for vocal and progressive trance. I think they do much better with electronica than genres like jazz. This is in part to the overall tonality of the AKG Kxxx series. 

I'm not a basshead, I prefer my bass accurate and well extended. It's more than enough bass quantity for me, and the imaging is exceptional. 

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Does anyone listen to EDM on these (Trance, House etc.) ? How does this Genre match with the K712's ?

Hi! I'm listening to trance/progressive/vocal on K712's. These are not basshead's phones, though I appreciate their bass, not too less, not too much. Very well balanced.

I love their midrange and non-fatiguing highs, can listen hours and not get tired of sound. 

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I've had a pair of k712's for a couple of weeks now and I am really liking them so far.  Out of curiosity, has anyone compared them to the LCD2.2 or HD700's?

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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post
 

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!

 

If they were the thicker K712 pads, I'd offer to buy them off you.

 

Like chico mentioned, try contacting Frank at AKG parts for some angled Q701/K702 pads, very nice guy and extremely helpful :)

 

Edit: which leads me to ask... has anyone tried the memory foam pads on the K601/K612? :popcorn:


Edited by Change is Good - 1/30/14 at 11:58am
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Like chico mentioned, try contacting Frank at AKG parts for some angled Q701/K702 pads, very nice guy and extremely helpful :)

 

Edit: which leads me to ask... has anyone tried the memory foam pads on the K601/K612? :popcorn:

 

That I did, and unfortunately it seems as if there isn't much Frank can do for me because he apparently can't ship them to Canada.  He redirected me to a dealer here in Toronto who can get them through AKG but apparently they want a whooping $35 for each pad for them (compared to $15.50 each for the USA residents) and I'd have to wait until APRIL to get them.... which is pretty ridiculous.... Moon Audio/Headroom both charge similar amounts PLUS charge ridiculous $40 shipping which I find unreasonable for a pair of headphone earpads.  $110~120 total to import a pair of headphone pads (and that's without possible duty fees) to Canada, plus a 2 month wait time? Come on... :mad:

 

If anyone can help me out here, Frank did offer to ship it free to a US Address, so if I can have it sent to an American member's address (preferably somewhere close to Ontario like New York, Michigan, Ohio, etc, for quicker shipping time), I'd gladly pay them to ship it to me in Canada plus some gratuity on my end too... It'd be greatly appreciated.  If anyone can help out please PM me, Thanks!

 

Edit: Got Change is Good to help me out. Thanks again!! Really appreciate it.


Edited by K_19 - 1/30/14 at 3:13pm
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Originally Posted by deadspider187 View Post
 

I've had a pair of k712's for a couple of weeks now and I am really liking them so far.  Out of curiosity, has anyone compared them to the LCD2.2 or HD700's?

I have the K702AE and HD 700. Have compared these together extensively. I love my Annie, but I use it exclusively on my gaming rig now because 1) it's amazing for competitive gaming and 2) I prefer the HD 700 over the K702AE for any type of music.

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The K712 is more neutral with a holographic soundstage that is both wide and deep.

As to the HD700, it has a warmish signature like the K712, but the treble is much more prominent. 

Technically speaking, I find the K712 to be a better reference headphone when compared to the HD700s. It even sounds pretty good next to my T1. 

However, some people might prefer the more engaging presentation of the latter.

 

Also, I would like to add the K712 is not the K702 Anniversary, regardless of the pads. I can confirm they are definitely different sonically.


Edited by Sil3nce - 1/31/14 at 6:55pm
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I disagree, I don't find the K712 to be any deeper than the DT880 or HD600 or pretty much any other open full size cans I've heard. Its wider though. After hearing the TH600 nothing else I've listened to sounds deep. I feel like its an area that most manufacturers could really improve on.

 

The HD700's are awesome but again aren't noticeably deeper than any of my other open cans. Maybe slightly. The HD700 has great separation that does give the impression of good depth. The issue with the HD700 for me was a small portion of the treble where it sounded uber-emphasized, like it was distorting and clipping. For me it was a glaring flaw on an otherwise excellent headphone that is superior to the K712 im almost every way unless you strongly prefer the forward upper mids flavor of the AKGs.


Edited by devhen - 1/31/14 at 7:07pm
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I disagree, I don't find the K712 to be any deeper than the DT880 or HD600 or pretty much any other open full size cans I've heard. Its wider though. After hearing the TH600 nothing else I've listened to sounds deep. I feel like its an area that most manufacturers could really improve on.

 

The HD700's are awesome but again aren't noticeably deeper than any of my other open cans. Maybe slightly. The HD700 has great separation that does give the impression of good depth. The issue with the HD700 for me was a small portion of the treble where it sounded uber-emphasized, like it was distorting and clipping. For me it was a glaring flaw on an otherwise excellent headphone that is superior to the K712 im almost every way unless you strongly prefer the forward upper mids flavor of the AKGs.

The HD700 is nowhere near superior to the K712 in almost every way.

As for the HD700, as much I like it, I'm starting to see it's deficiencies more and more. Especially after trying it on upscale sources.

Have you modded the K712? Probably the reason why. There's way too much dampening.

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No mods. I've got a stock K712 that I've had for a while and know quite well and the HD700 I only had for a week so take it with a grain of salt. I didn't do particularly extensive tests between the two but to my ears I didn't hear anything about the HD700 that was inferior to the K712 aside from its treble issue.

 

In what aspects do you think the K712 beats the HD700?

 

Cheers

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

No mods. I've got a stock K712 that I've had for a while and know quite well and the HD700 I only had for a week so take it with a grain of salt. I didn't do particularly extensive tests between the two but to my ears I didn't hear anything about the HD700 that was inferior to the K712 aside from its treble issue.

 

In what aspects do you think the K712 beats the HD700?

 

Cheers

Neutrality. Scales better. The treble is in-offensive. No upper mid peaks. Cheaper. 

I wouldn't say the HD700 is worse or better than the K712, just not worth the MSRP by far. And definitely not for young sensitive ears. 

You should look into modding the K712, they open quite nicely, and the vocals are some of the most accurate I've heard for the price range.

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