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post #16 of 37

Well, I'd say you'll need an amplifier with bass boost to have a real noticeable impact on bass reproduction. The E12 is the only low priced amplifier that I've heard with bass boost. It was definitely effective, and not half bad, really. 

post #17 of 37
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Wow... Well, for the k702's I might buy, what amp should I get if I want bass to be sustained into the lower regions?

 

You'll get a lot of different answers with that one - but my definite suggestion would be solid state rather than tubes.  My understanding is that any X701/2 variant requirement has always been for more current rather than voltage.  I always preferred my NFB-12 to the Little Dot MKIV when I was using them.

 

Personally I was very happy with an NFB-12 when I owned each of the 3 variants (current version of the amp is NFB-15(2014)).  Plenty of headroom - and great output.

 

Might be better to search for existing threads, narrow your choices down, then get to an AKG appreciation thread and ask specifically regarding a short list of amps.  To get you started ....

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch?search=amp+akg+k702 

post #18 of 37
Regarding impedance - remember that is different from sensitivity. When switching headphones from my akg k702's to my hd600's, I don't have to adjust the volume control. Hd600 is 300 ohms & k702 is, what, 62 ohms? But the Senn is much more efficient.
post #19 of 37
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Waiting for the X1s. I'll report back soon.
post #20 of 37
Please do. I hope you find that you like them.
post #21 of 37
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Regarding impedance - remember that is different from sensitivity. When switching headphones from my akg k702's to my hd600's, I don't have to adjust the volume control. Hd600 is 300 ohms & k702 is, what, 62 ohms? But the Senn is much more efficient.
32 ohms to be precise.
post #22 of 37
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32 ohms to be precise.

Thanks. Although to my ears they sound like 33 or 34 ohms. 👂
post #23 of 37
How can you tell what impedance they are within 2 ohms by listening???????
post #24 of 37
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32 ohms to be precise.

 

 

Where did you get the 32 ohms?  To my knowledge the K702 (and K701 and Q701) is 62 ohms impedance.

 

http://www.akg.com/K702-1039.html?pid=1209

post #25 of 37
Oh I must be thinking k812.
post #26 of 37
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Thanks. Although to my ears they sound like 33 or 34 ohms. 👂

I lol'd

post #27 of 37
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I lol'd

You get it.

post #28 of 37
Get what???
post #29 of 37
The joke re: ohms.
post #30 of 37

I really don't consider the K702 to be lacking in bass; with a good amp it has plenty of bass extension and presence, but you just don't have the bloated midbass that you get with a lot of other phones. Its an overall "leaner" sound, but it isn't at all tinny or weak to me. You don't get quite the fullness or musicality of other headphones with more peaky bass, but you get a ton of detail and treble energy, and that is what I like about them. You can still hear bass instruments and nothing is ever so recessed that you can't hear it (in the bass region); it is more of a tonal change.

 

An E07K will do fine with the K702s. Mine broke so I bought an O2 amp and it seems to do even better, but I can't A/B test it until I get the E07K repaired (which will take a while since I have to ship it to china...).

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