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Alcide Nikopol

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Hi there,


This is my first post on this Forum and I am not used to write in English, so sorry for any wrong spelling or misunderstanding.


For family reasons, I am listening much more to Cans these times. So I found my way to the Head-Fi Forum, reading about your experiences and getting new ideas on what's kind of systems work fine for you.


  • My main source is à full Naim System with a NaHa on Sennheiser HD-600 Cans. I am listening mainly to CD's on a NA-CDX and sometimes vinyl on a Rega P3¦24. BTW, I once tried the HD-650's, but found them to smooth. Preferred the sound of the 600's.
  • My second system is a NA-CD3 with a Creek OBH-11 into Sennheiser Momentum's, because I needed closed cans, same reason as mentioned earlier.
  • Last but not least, my "mobile" system consisting of a Apple iPod Video into Phiaton MS300's. I lately bought à cMOY Headphone Amplifier to improve sound quality.


Probably my next steps will be :

  • A better power supply for my Naim NaHa, thinking of a TeddyCap.
  • Changing my old iPod. I didn't decide which way to go, staying with Apple or trying something else (Pono, Sony, FiiO, ...)
  • Getting a better portable amp.
  • Trying some AKG's, for instance the  K702 Pro.
  • Trying some Grados (?).


So probably my next posts will be about my next steps, but I am  not in a hurry. Thanks in advance for your future help, have a nice day.




Edited by Alcide Nikopol - 3/23/14 at 7:27am
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So, finally the last of my "next steps" became my first : I bought à pair of Grados.


They are buttoned RS-1's and got a re-haul by Grado in NYC. I don't know if they changed the drivers, but I suspect so. The sound was harsh when I got them back. Now after some hour of listening, it's getting better. Think they will improve even more with more listening.


I am now thinking of a pair of AKG's, either the K702 or the K712 PRO. What are the differences between these two ?




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I have not heard the K712, but they appear to measure with significantly more bass response:

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Thank you, billybob, for the graph ! Gives me some first impressions.


After finding the website, I managed to build a graph with RS-1, HD600, K702 and K 712. The K702 seems close to the Senns's on the bottom side, but treble is quite different. The K712 is very different, has significantly more bass as well as mid-range response. Looks less natural...


But finally, the interesting point is on how their sound is perceived. Has anyone made a A/B comparison ?



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I finally bought a K712 PRO to have a different sounding can. They are brand new, so no not broken in yet, but I am already pleased with the sound quality. They are very comfortable as well, which also is important to my ears.



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