Originally Posted by Evshrug
When did you compare Q701 to K712?
edit: I apologize, it was when I had the Anniversary that I had his Q701, not the K712. I mistook the K612 for the Q701. So many damn A/B comparisons done, and it doesn't help that they all look essentially the same.
That being said, the Annie being a very special headphone to me, everything I loved from it was right there witb the K712, other than the pad differences making the K712 airier and less intimate. I still believe it's the pad and slight driver variation being the sole differences between them.
I know you have/had both. Can you clarify just how close the Q701 sounds to the K712 when swapping pads? I'm stupid. Could've easily just asked you how close you think they are.
I attribute driver variation being very important, because I at one point had 3 DT990 600ohm cans (as well as 32ohm and 250ohm to compare), and they 600ohm 990s sounded slightly different from one another. No two headphones are exactly the same, even amongst the same exact model. So I take slight variation into account, and not driver changes.
I was at one time defending the Annie as being different from the Q701. Which it is. But that differences was the pads. I feel it's the same thing with the K712.Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/8/14 at 10:54pm