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post #376 of 478
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Originally Posted by Changalang View Post
 

 

Would you say the 681, 622F or EVOs are flatter and better for studio mixing? I'm mainly producing electronic so deep, accurate bass is quite important. I'm leaning towards EVOs but afraid of what people say of its bloated bass and lack of treble. 

Bass is definitely no more bloated than the m50 and the treble is still well extended. I imagine it deviates quite a bit though from the 668b and original 681 which overemphasized treble. 

post #377 of 478

I got a question, are the AKG headphones all the same in design? I'm worried that the AKG Q701, K621, etc, being all the same exact design... are the exact same. 


You know, so if I was looking to buy something more comfortable than the 681 evos, should I just cross all AKG headphones off the list because they will all be the same? 

post #378 of 478
I bought the 668b and sold them the next day. I now own the akg k240 mkii and, to me, they sound much better. No comparison.

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post #379 of 478
Thats so not what I asked.

My question is in regards to the comfort, and depth of the cups. Do they feel much different. They all look the same, all AKG models and therefore all the superlux/samson clones of AKG, so I'm hesitant to consider them because I want something significantly more comfortable.

That said, how big is the sound difference? Is it noticeable right away or only with a/b? Are you sure you just aren talking about sound profile, ie you disliked the neutral 668b and like the v-shaped 240? Im pretty sure I've heard that the AKG K240 is lower sound quality than the superluxes/samsons that copied it.

Maybe youd be better of buying the 681 evo? I know I like the 681 evo a lot more tha the k240. The velour pads it comes with are nice too.
post #380 of 478

I don`t know if HD-662 series pads will fit for EVO but they are "deeper" and suit lot better for ppl with bigger ears. I installed HD-662F pads to my friends HD-681 and he was happy with that. Also you could cut some raising-rings under velour pads and see if it helps.

post #381 of 478
To me, the 668b weren't flat at all. Way too much treble for my taste...

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post #382 of 478
The k701 q701 k702 velor pads are all angled, quite stiff..maybe stiffer than the evo's.
These akgs sounded more open...but I sold every one of them...
There's a spike somewhere in the upper mids that I can't eradicate n hurts me to no end...tongue.gif
post #383 of 478

Hello.

I am currently in the process of upgrading my PC's audio part and I'm currently hesitating between the HD-662f and the 681evo models from superlux, to use with a Xonar essence STX. I'm mostly going to listen to music (flac and mp3s), watch movies/tv shows, and play videogames. The aspect I enjoy the most in a headset is its isolation from outside noises as I have a fairly loud PC during the summer due to the fans being on max. It seems that the evo have a better sound overall but does the fact that it's semi open means its not as isolating as the 662f?

 

Thanks! :)

 

EDIT: I noticed Thomann only sells the evo BK version. Is it only about the design? I can't find any info on that reference.


Edited by bushzyx - 2/23/14 at 4:40pm
post #384 of 478

Yes, it's just the color. No technical differences between the white and black version.

 

Due to the semi-opennes the EVO will give you a better soundstage and spatial hearing. Very important for games and always nice for movies as well. They don't isolate as good as closed cans but they are not FULL open headphones, so you have some reduction on outside noise, and when you start playing music, even very softly, you won't hear much outside at all.

 

My recommendation would be to go for the EVO. I am very impressed with them, for the money, they are stellar.

post #385 of 478

I'm surprised about the spatialisation part but I guess it makes sense as semi open covers more "ground". have you ever tried the 662f yourself? :p I really like the idea of an isolating headset haha. But your review clearly got the evo taking the lead for now. thanks :)

post #386 of 478

Hi,

 

no, I didn't listen to the 662f yet. However I do have the  Superlux HD681B, HD668B, HD651, HD660 and 681 Evo BK besides other headphones.

 

Isolating is indeed nice but it depends on what you need to use it for. Let me listen to my EVO tonight again and check how much it actually isolates. I will report back ;-)

 

Cheers,

K

post #387 of 478

that'd be awesome! thanks a lot :)

post #388 of 478

Please, i want know what difference of Superlux HD681 EVO vs Superlux Dynamic? Superlux HD681 EVO have design more beautiful and price more expensive, there some other difference in relation quality sound, bass, etc?

Photo Superlux HD681 EVO:

http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/65/300x300px-LS-65839f56_B00BWUHHYE-411bNiMcT-L.jpeg

Photo Superlux HD681 Dynamic:

http://cdn.head-fi.org/a/ab/300x300px-LS-ab65cb4c_B002GHIPYI-41UKskwYT8L.jpg

 

post #389 of 478

@bushzyx 

 

Ok, it does isolate a bit but not much. When you put your hands sideways away from your body and rub your fingers, you can hear it, even with your hands fully extended.  With the EVOs on, halfway it fades out. Higher frequencies are less isolated than lower ones. 

 

@Spiculus 

 

I have both (well, I have the 681B and the EVO). The EVO has even more bass, my version has more controlled highs, not as piercing as the 681 (which get better over time though). Looks wise the, of course the EVO wins, it also comes with two sets of ear pads, one pleather and one velours. I do like the velour pads more, the bass is more defined with them.

 

In general, I would prefer the EVO, it really is an improvement to the 681 in my mind. There is slightly more bass, the kids are less recessed and overall it's just a more pleasing sound signature. 

 

I hope that helps,

K

post #390 of 478
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

@bushzyx 

 

Ok, it does isolate a bit but not much. When you put your hands sideways away from your body and rub your fingers, you can hear it, even with your hands fully extended.  With the EVOs on, halfway it fades out. Higher frequencies are less isolated than lower ones. 

 

@Spiculus 

 

I have both (well, I have the 681B and the EVO). The EVO has even more bass, my version has more controlled highs, not as piercing as the 681 (which get better over time though). Looks wise the, of course the EVO wins, it also comes with two sets of ear pads, one pleather and one velours. I do like the velour pads more, the bass is more defined with them.

 

In general, I would prefer the EVO, it really is an improvement to the 681 in my mind. There is slightly more bass, the kids are less recessed and overall it's just a more pleasing sound signature. 

 

I hope that helps,

K

Very thanks, realy help me a lot. I will buy the EVO

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