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post #796 of 4870

Single end cable.

post #797 of 4870
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

 I only ever buy new headphones, except if I want k501


New =/= from authorized dealer. I believe warranty is only valid if purchased from authorized dealer, so yes... some of us like that peace of mind. Razordogaudio also has excellent communication and service.

 

Relax beerchug.gif, yes there was once upon a time where HD650s were dirt cheap compared to now. There also used to be a time where I could fill up my car's gas tank for under $30. But even with a price tag of $500, the HD650 is still an amazing HP and well worth the money IMHO.

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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post


New =/= from authorized dealer. I believe warranty is only valid if purchased from authorized dealer, so yes... some of us like that peace of mind. Razordogaudio also has excellent communication and service.

 

Relax beerchug.gif, yes there was once upon a time where HD650s were dirt cheap compared to now. There also used to be a time where I could fill up my car's gas tank for under $30. But even with a price tag of $500, the HD650 is still an amazing HP and well worth the money IMHO.

Not to derail the thread. How's the 650 on the Mojo?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Not to derail the thread. How's the 650 on the Mojo?


Absolutely superb. Soundstage was the biggest improvement. When I was listening to Beethoven's 5th & 6th (see my avatar) the ambiance and enveloping imaging really gave a very solid impression that i was there in a concert hall. I was completely immersed for the first two movements before I even began to think bout evaluating other aspects of sonic improvements. Given I had just upgraded from E09K/E17, which is no slouch for it's price, but Mojo/Gungnir is clearly a step up. Gungnir provides much more resolving with greater transparency bringing out more texture and details while maintaining the smooth sound of HD650s... I would give credit of this aspect to Gungnir cause I noticed the same kinds of improvement when I ran fed it single-ended through my E09K. Mojo gives it excellent control and the HD650s respond faster with the extra headroom (yes @ 8W per channel into 32 ohms the mojo could be considered overkill... but it just drives it so effortlessly biggrin.gif). If you've ever heard the HD650 on the Lyr, then you'd know what I mean by headroom... the Mojo just sounds cleaner IMO. My original purchase goal was the Asgard 2 with Uberfrost... but saw a great deal for this stack used, so I couldn't resist.

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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post


New =/= from authorized dealer. I believe warranty is only valid if purchased from authorized dealer, so yes... some of us like that peace of mind. Razordogaudio also has excellent communication and service.

 

Relax beerchug.gif, yes there was once upon a time where HD650s were dirt cheap compared to now. There also used to be a time where I could fill up my car's gas tank for under $30. But even with a price tag of $500, the HD650 is still an amazing HP and well worth the money IMHO.

i bought them within 1.5 years. accesory jack-hd600, amazon-hd650

post #801 of 4870

Razordog was doing $425 shipped for the K702 anniversary back in February, but a couple months he had them down to $350 shipped...

post #802 of 4870
Exactly. The K712 WILL come down to Annie prices. Early adopters are paying the premium to hear it first, is all. I paid $429 for my Annies (and I say it's still worth that), but with patience, you'll save a good chunk of change.
post #803 of 4870

I got a set of 702 annie pads for my K400 and noticed a immediate boost in the lower end and more body to the sound.  I've never owned the K501 but I did own the K500 and K1000 for awhile but ultimately sold both and kept the K400 for its natural and emotive sound and massive soundstage.  While it does lack the refinement of the latest AKGs their ability to make almost any song sound great makes them worth keeping!

post #804 of 4870
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Also, the new pads are not JUST a +3 dB bass boost.  The entire sound spectrum is shifted towards being warmer, and the +3 dB bass is just part of that.

 

The K712 have a bit more (fuller) bass as my Q701 with the pads from the K712 - but its very hard to catch, the music sample must be right. 

 

The K712 plays the "creaking" ("knarzen" in german) of the chello a little but more succinctly as the Q701 (with both implementations of pads tested).

 

These differences are very small - I will test them on an other day again to confirm my own impression.

 

My used test samples for this: "AUDIOphile Pearls Volume 1" http://www.musik-sammler.de/media/817284


Edited by FritzS - 6/28/13 at 6:51am
post #805 of 4870
I blame headphone to headphone variation. Same thing as the Q701 I had with the Annie.
post #806 of 4870

So it is non limited production Annie with different color?

post #807 of 4870

These headphones are really pieces of plain unadulterated dodo. Anyone want to send me a good sample to prove these are good? I would absolutely pay for them plus 10% more if the sample you send is one of the good ones

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Edited by Cristello - 9/5/13 at 10:02am
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

These headphones are really pieces of plain unadulterated dodo. Anyone want to send me a good sample to prove these are good? I would absolutely pay for them plus 10% more if the sample you send is one of the good ones

 

I have not had a AKG K7xx headphone failed in build or audio performance.  You should contact AKG for warranty.  

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post #810 of 4870
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Razordog was doing $425 shipped for the K702 anniversary back in February, but a couple months he had them down to $350 shipped...

 

I paid $419 for mine when it came out.  No regrets! :)

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