Originally Posted by jeremy205100
I'm not saying the AKGs are bad headphones. What I consider analytical is that they have light bass and extremely accurate treble and mids. That is how I would describe the K701s. I don't have them anymore because I returned them after a week. Everyone obviously has different needs and will like different headphones. They just weren't for me. I thought they were overpriced, built very cheaply and anemic in the low end. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend them. But obviously other people can think differently.
And I've never heard the K550s so I am assuming they sound similar, which they might not since one is closed and one is open. But to say that the Sennheiser 5XX series isn't successful is just twisting the facts. I am sure that they have sold more of them than the AKG K7XX series, if only because they are cheaper and have more marketing. That doesn't mean they're necessarily better, but you can't claim the AKGs have a better reputation than Sennheiser.
And just to add, no open headphone is going to be the most successful because it's a niche market. Although everyone on here probably likes them, the vast majority of people 95-98% probably don't even know what they are.
Let me enlighten you. I never stated that you thought they were bad.
In fact, I told you to remove what's underneath the pads and give them another try someday. I believe this is a must-have modification. I'm just tired of the same age-old the "k701" are too bass anemic, buy some sennheiser hdxxx. You would too if you've been on head-fi through the years.
Like you stated, it's all a matter of taste. Since I share the OP's taste, I feel comfortable giving him my personal recommendations.
And it was a matter of point to correcting your statements.
Who was talking about the Senn 5XX? I certainly didn't mention if they were successful or not. Only the AKGs. Which I actually have information on, considering one of my close friend's father is an industry insider for them.
And once again, I don't think you understand what analytical means. It has nothing to do with accurate mids/treble or even neutral. In fact, most analytical cans are certainly not neutral.
And FYI, we're all always talking about the Pro-market or audiophile oriented world.
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