As it is, i prefer this evo to the akg k702/Q701/K550 in the sense of balance....
i find myself tweaking the akgs ever so often, and there is that nagging spike somewhere that i needed to tame.
In terms of clarity this EVO is up there with the AKGs to my ears.
Soundstagewise, i think the AKGs are like 10/20% better...but i dun find the EVO hemped in too.
When i first put this EVO on, it reminded me of the AKG K271Mk2, my least problematic akg..haa.
( i am relying on my memory ok... if u have them side by side, by all means confirm what i think :P )
Beyers, hmmmm...never felt the 3 DTs to be superclear, this EVO should pipp them by a little margin.
Soundstagewise, the Beyers are more standoffish...more recessed.
i cant figure out the soundstage of the 990. odd to my ears.
I slipped in to the sound of the EVO with quite an ease....thats a credit.
lets hope my drivers dun die on me.
( i have a dead dt770, am v tempted to transfer the evo drivers into the 770shell... not sure if i hav the skills to pull it off...)
Edited by Lorspeaker - 8/12/13 at 9:25pm