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Originally Posted by Liu Junyuan View Post
 

Well, I am extremely confused after mining this thread and the Q701 thread. For Jazz and Classical, which would you guys recommend (out of the K712 Pro, the 65th Anniversary, or the Q701), considering that price is not a factor in the comparison between these three?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

Hi liu

 

Lived with the K701 for years, and from reading the Qs may be slightly more forgiving but very close the K701s and now have the K712s which are closer to the Annies. The former K/Q series have more apparent air but lack lower bass and body, the K712s (and I’ll assume the 65th Anniversary) are darker, tighter sound stage, with more depth of layering  and with a lot more bottom end, this is all mostly due to the denser, thicker ear cushions.

So basically two different sonic portrayals, I enjoyed the K701s a lot with classical and jazz but spending a good part of yesterday listening to a number of symphonies by Stravinsky and a few works  by Gyorgy Ligeti with the K712s , the added warmth and especially the body/ bass extension were appreciated and made listening that more rewarding, especially on crescendos. Ideally it would be nice to have these opposing traits combined and is what I get from my Sennheiser HD700s, but which to choose from the AKGs, the bass port mod ( http://www.head-fi.org/t/660408/reversible-akg-k701-bass-mod ) on my K701s gave me more bass without effecting its airy tonal character so one could go there with Q701s, but the mod does not approach the bass extension and impact affronted on the 712s but a nice compromise. Maybe one should just have a pair of both ears pads on hand and have your cake and eat it to when the need arises.:smile: 

 

The review by NA Blur also sums up things quite nicely and mirror my own.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k712-pro/reviews/9482


Edited by Rob80b - 8/26/14 at 6:19am
post #3272 of 3279
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
 

 

The K712 for at least the comfort! You do not want to experience the soreness that can result from AKG's bumped headbands on the prior K7xx models.

Never had a problems with the bumps, hard head I guess :smile:, but the fuzzy velour pads never seem to sit well (pun intended) with me, would be interesting if they used a similar material as is currently being used on the Sennheiser HD700/800s, which by far are the most comfortable phones I’ve worn, although the K812s appear to be a step in the right direction.

Still not sure if I prefered the coziness of the original softer K701s pads to the denser, harder, deeper K712 pads. though?

But comfort is almost a non issue if the sound is not to ones liking.

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Originally Posted by Rob80b View Post
 

Still on the fence with my new K712s, ..........

 

The next step was to make up a new cable for the AKGs .................................................

 

Sound difference, I’ll let you know in a few days as the placebo effect is not to be dismissed.

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Not sure if it’s the new cable, or for those who believe in break-in or just my ears but the K712s have taken on new strides and have appeared to have opened up quite nicely in the last day through constant playing, imaging is better focused with increased depth and bass seems tighter.


Edited by Rob80b - 8/26/14 at 2:56pm
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I wasn't sure whether to ask this question here or in the Annie thread. I was wondering if there is any consensus on whether the new Annies, which ship with the K712 pro pads, are identical in sound to the K712 pro. I didn't see much information in the Annie thread comparing the two, only the Annie with the old pads to the K712 pro. 

 

Thank you. 

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The Annies were a limited edition run and are now discontinued and, maybe the last few off the assembly line had the K712 pads, but what I understood is that if you were order “replacement” pads from AKG for the Annies you would receive the K712 pads.

Now there are still some 702 65th Anniversary sets I see available from some suppliers, but they’re getting hard to come by.

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My K712 still have those bubbles/spots on driver diaphragms. Is this normal? AKG still couldn't figure out a way to get rid of them?

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Originally Posted by cocoonsyd View Post
 

My K712 still have those bubbles/spots on driver diaphragms. Is this normal? AKG still couldn't figure out a way to get rid of them?

 

It was common on olders K70X/Q701 and didn't affect sound quality so i would not worry about them .

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Hey guys, I am about to pick up either the AKG K712 or K702 anniversary edition. I have noticed a few people on here having issues with driver rattle. Is that actually common? If qc is an issue with the k712, I may just go for the annies. If I pick up the annies what are the odds that I will get the new k712 pads and not the old k702 annie pads?

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Late production Annie is using K712's pads. I have no issue with the driver rattle myself :)

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