Originally Posted by vid
All I remember of the 601 is too much bass, and I don't understand the need to pile on even more bass with the new 612 pads. Back in the day, AKG themselves stated somewhere that they made sure to avoid having too much bass on the K 500/1, and I can totally see why.
Though since this is an appreciation thread, I do recall thinking the 601 bass was of good quality in terms of it not being flabby.
Too much bass? You must be thinking of a different headphone or comparing it to a K400 or K501 or something. IMO it has less than the Q701, but maybe a little bit more mid-bass than the K701.
Definitely less than an HD-600 for sure.
I doubt the K612 pads are new. They're probably just in a different color to fool people. I wonder how many people will buy them just thinking they're new and improved!
K601 was always better to my ears than the K701, K400 and K501, but not the Q701. Hopefully the K612 does sound better than the K601. I always loved the K601 and felt it was the perfect gaming headphone.
The K601 also seems to have a pretty good amount of warmth. More than the K400/K701 but not the Q701.
I'd hate to see what the memory foam pads of the Annie sound like on the K612. I bet AKG tried it and found it to be a poor match.