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post #31 of 40
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Better comfort, better sound, for me they were cheaper. They are generally compared with the HD598 and Fidelio X1 which are both better than the 558. However if you're in the US I'd just go for the 558 because the AKGs are a lot more money over there.

I only paid £112 for my 612 pros.

I see. Do you use them for gaming too? I don't think I've seem someone recommend them before for that but they're roughly the same price as the HD 558 where I live so I'll definitely consider them if they're better.

 

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Did you look in the for sale section? I saw someone selling it. Get the over ear not on ear version.

For sale section? But Amazon doesn't ship them to europe so I'm not sure how that would be different. >.>

post #32 of 40
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I see. Do you use them for gaming too? I don't think I've seem someone recommend them before for that but they're roughly the same price as the HD 558 where I live so I'll definitely consider them if they're better.

 

For sale section? But Amazon doesn't ship them to europe so I'm not sure how that would be different. >.>


I find them good for gaming, there's a good balance of bass for fun but not so much that accuracy is affected.

post #33 of 40
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I see. Do you use them for gaming too? I don't think I've seem someone recommend them before for that but they're roughly the same price as the HD 558 where I live so I'll definitely consider them if they're better.

 

For sale section? But Amazon doesn't ship them to europe so I'm not sure how that would be different. >.>


no I meant the head-fi for sale section

post #34 of 40

Yeah prices in the UK don't seem to be all that good; you can get K702's here for $200 if you catch a sale, and they are likely significantly better than the HD558 (which goes for under $130 here it seems).

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Mjolnir125 View Post
 

Yeah prices in the UK don't seem to be all that good; you can get K702's here for $200 if you catch a sale, and they are likely significantly better than the HD558 (which goes for under $130 here it seems).

K702 are £210

K612 pro are £112

HD558 are £122

 

In the US

K702 are $223

K612pro are ~$180

HD 558 are $122

 

612pro are much better value in the UK compared with the 702, whereas in the US the price gap is much smaller. I've never tried the 702 so I personally can't comment on how they compare with the 612. In the UK they're even cheaper than the HD558.

post #36 of 40

In my opinon most AKG's and Audio technicas look goofy. The dual overhead wires makes absolutely no sense to me. This was confirmed with their recent flagship where they did it right.

 

 

I like both signatures I just can't stand the look of their mid-fi headphones.

post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by Folex View Post
 

In my opinon most AKG's and Audio technicas look goofy. The dual overhead wires makes absolutely no sense to me. This was confirmed with their recent flagship where they did it right.

 

 

I like both signatures I just can't stand the look of their mid-fi headphones.

Um, what? Have you actually worn them? Apart from the headband bumps (which have been removed) the AKG system works really well. The "dual overhead wires" as you call them completely enclose the wires that go from the left to right ear so they aren't exposed (which can lead to damage) while simultaneously keeping the headphones very light.

 

You don't buy open backed headphones to look "cool." You buy them to use in a studio or in the privacy of your home, where people aren't going to be judging you on what they look like.

post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by Mjolnir125 View Post
 

Um, what? Have you actually worn them? Apart from the headband bumps (which have been removed) the AKG system works really well. The "dual overhead wires" as you call them completely enclose the wires that go from the left to right ear so they aren't exposed (which can lead to damage) while simultaneously keeping the headphones very light.

 

You don't buy open backed headphones to look "cool." You buy them to use in a studio or in the privacy of your home, where people aren't going to be judging you on what they look like.

 

I've owned a pair of ad700 and loved the sound for gaming. I hated the wing design and the dual overhead wires. I'm constantly moving around and switching between headphones and speakers. The overhead wires always seem to bump into things or get caught. The same could be said when I owned the k240's which I couldn't enjoy for anything. It also doesn't help my hatred for single sided cables which also seemed to get caught on things when moving around. I currently have 6 pairs of headphones, 3 sound cards, DSLR camera with 2 lens and too much other stuff to mention on my desk. When I had the ad700's and k240's the overhead wires made me want to smash the headphones from always getting in the way.   I currently own a pair of beyer 990's which in my mind from a construction standpoint are perfect. I had casper recable them to dual entry and they are amazing. I only mention from a construction standpoint because I know their sound signature is polarizing. You either love them or hate them. 


Edited by Folex - 4/15/14 at 3:51pm
post #39 of 40
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I've owned a pair of ad700 and loved the sound for gaming. I hated the wing design and the dual overhead wires. I'm constantly moving around and switching between headphones and speakers. The overhead wires always seem to bump into things or get caught. The same could be said when I owned the k240's which I couldn't enjoy for anything. It also doesn't help my hatred for single sided cables which also seemed to get caught on things when moving around. I currently have 6 pairs of headphones, 3 sound cards, DSLR camera with 2 lens and too much other stuff to mention on my desk. When I had the ad700's and k240's the overhead wires made me want to smash the headphones from always getting in the way.   I currently own a pair of beyer 990's which in my mind from a construction standpoint are perfect. I had casper recable them to dual entry and they are amazing. I only mention from a construction standpoint because I know their sound signature is polarizing. You either love them or hate them. 


I really don't understand your issue; aren't you wearing the headphones on your head? I don't understand how the minimalist headbands on AKG and AT headphones would be any more likely to get caught on a DSLR, sound card, or anything else on your desk than any other headband would... And I don't see how a single sided cable would be more likely to get caught on things than dual entry; whenever I use dual entry cables it is an absolute nightmare because the cable gets all tangled up with itself and with other things.

post #40 of 40
I don't understand how this became a thread to argue about headbands and whatnot...
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