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I think there is a bit of exaggeration here in head-fi. Its very likely the differences with gears are far smaller than some make them out to be. The Akg K701 are known to be a hard headphone to drive. Also very analytical thats why people tend to recommend tube amp's for it. I think tube amps color the sound by making it warmer.

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Hey everyone,

 

 I still have a set of Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Extended Bass in-ear headphones - which were my first set of headphones I liked - that unfortunately are broken (wires inside disconnected). 

 

 

 

You could have someone fix the wire or have it recabled altogether. There is a bunch of people on hi-fi that offer that service. 

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I think there is a bit of exaggeration here in head-fi. Its very likely the differences with gears are far smaller than some make them out to be. The Akg K701 are known to be a hard headphone to drive. Also very analytical thats why people tend to recommend tube amp's for it. I think tube amps color the sound by making it warmer.
Not only warmer but generally also softer, likely due to the even order distortion.
My x-can presents a generally softer and slightly warmer and less focused sound than my emotiva. It is actually said to have excellent synergy with k701, but it does indeed have a tubey character and plenty of power.
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I think there is a bit of exaggeration here in head-fi. Its very likely the differences with gears are far smaller than some make them out to be. The Akg K701 are known to be a hard headphone to drive. Also very analytical thats why people tend to recommend tube amp's for it. I think tube amps color the sound by making it warmer.
Essentially the biggest concern is the difficulty to drive the headset adequately. I love them too much to replace them right now.
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You could have someone fix the wire or have it recabled altogether. There is a bunch of people on hi-fi that offer that service. 

I did consider that, but I have to see whom I can ship them to for proper rewiring and how much it would cost... An arm and a kidney aren't an option.

Also, David, I will look into the bass mod but am wary of playing near wires that are considered fragile. -I'm assuming you're referring to the reversible mod and not the foam mod correct? EDIT: Tried the reversible mod and, it's increasing the bass punch a little bit... But it does make the low-mids more distinct... Which I really do have to say is nice to me (testing using a few of Lindsey Stirling's songs @ 320kbps/48000Hz since they provide a fair audio range - don't kill me it isn't FLAC)
Edited by JohnFoe - 6/25/14 at 5:00pm
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