It is useful to make a list of the actual variants of these headphones and their differences.
From what I could gather, we have:
- K701 early: plain pads, 7 bump headband;
- K702: same as above, but biwired with detachable cable, 3D pads and 8 bump headband;
- Q701: same as above, with better matched drivers (?);
- K701 late: same as above (???) but with captive cable;
- K702 65th Anniversary: same as K702 but with memory foam pads, flat headband and even better matched drivers;
- K712: same as above (unconfirmed).
I'd like to confirm if:
- Did the early 701 really have different pads?
- If so, did they change them to 702 spec when the latter went into production or was it later?
- Did they change the headband with the pads or are these separate "events"?
- Does the Q701 sound the same as K702? AKG claims no difference;
- Do the late production K701 sound the same as Q701 and K702?
Edited by Wildstar - 6/22/13 at 7:39am