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Hifiman HE500 VS AKG 701/702, What is your opinion?

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As the title suggest, what do you think in term of sound quality, really appreciated if someone who have listened to them can give me their thought.

 

I personally think HE400 don't have a wide soundstage (But good imaging), how is HE500 and AKG in this regards?

 

Big Thanks!

post #2 of 6

Most K701 fans will miss the exaggerated soundstage whichever headphone they upgrade to. Having said that, the HE-500 is better in every other aspect. The HE-500s make the K701's seem fuzzy. Take out the grainy treble and mids, and replace it with a nice clean, black background... not to mention the bass is much deeper and more defined on the HE-500s. It also has more of a 3D soundstage, with superior imaging.

 

Others will probably have better input than this but that were my impressions. I did not have them both side by side for direct comparisons.


Edited by viralcow - 4/23/13 at 6:53am
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Hey Thanks for your input, really appreciated it.

post #4 of 6

The HE-500 is one of the few headphones that literally made me turn my head around in surprise because I thought I heard something from behind or to the side, only to realise it was part of the recording.

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I think the price point speaks for itself. You get a better headphone for more money

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Originally Posted by Idespa View Post

I think the price point speaks for itself. You get a better headphone for more money

 

Give me a break
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