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    Looking for input on AKG K702

    Hi KaBAKZ   I have used my AKG K702 headphones for a few years now and I absolutely love them. These are truly great headphones.   I will now comment on the issues you have raised.   Amplification   Well I haven't heard the "magni/modi" that you have so I have no idea about that.   My...
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    Closed headphones for <$200

    I really like my AKG K 550 which seem to fulfil the criteria in the original post well.   I would question the desire for "warm" sounding headphones. Obviously "warm" can mean many things however personally I find any audio equipment that warms up the sound to be really unattractive after a...
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    The AKG K550 Impressions and Discussion Thread!

      Well I do agree with you. The AKG K550 headphones give you terrific sound quality and isolation. There are better sounding headphones of course, but it is hard to find headphones that offer this combination of sound quality and isolation. I have never found the K550s to be bass light, however...
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    Coolest headphones for summer?

    The coolest circum-aural headphones I have are my AKG K702 headphones. These are of pretty much the same design as the K701, Q701 and several other models.   I do think that supra-aural headphones can be suited to hotter weather. I like my B & W P5 headphones in very hot weather, I have used...
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    Bluetooth Headphones' Signal Strength

      Hi   Thank you for telling me about your experiences with these headphones.   I find the AKG K845BT to be of interest because I really like my AKG K550 headphones and the AKG K845BT looks to be of a similar design.   The first priority is signal strength because of the particular use I...
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    Bluetooth Headphones' Signal Strength

      Have you any experience of the signal strength of these headphones?
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    Bluetooth Headphones' Signal Strength

      Thank you tinyman392 for this suggestion. I am checking out the Harman Kardan BT headphones now. I see that in the UK they are £219 which is do-able for me. Also I could get them from Amazon which would let me have 30 days of trial.   My Sandstrom headphones have come back to life since I...
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    Bluetooth Headphones' Signal Strength

    For some time I've been using a pair of Sandstrom SBTHP11X bluetooth headphones with my MacBook Pro. The sound quality from these is basic but I use them when watching TV programmes and doing a bit of housework at the same time. They are fine for dialogue. The headphones have died all of a...
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    THE BEATLES ARE OVERRATED

    I think something that is distinctive about The Beatles is how they popularised the idea of dropping out for british youth.   The Beatles did not invent dropping out but they did communicate to a great many british youths that this was a good thing to do.   If The Beatles has never existed I...
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    Roughly how many songs should I put on a CD for a demo room session

      I just take a handful of CDs that I really like. Then during the demo session I treat it just the same as if I were at home and listening to music as I wish to.   I agree with bigshot, it is best to take a lot of time. I am lucky living close to London because there are loads of Hi Fi...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

      Right now I'm on Circus Maximus. Thrilling!!!
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    Schiit or Graham Slee or Lehmann or Violectric?

      Yes, the HeadSix is old. It used to be the cheapest portable amplifier. Since a recent purchase of the B&W P5 headphones for portable use I have stopped using the HeadSix actually as the P5s sound excellent plugged straight into my iPod Touch.   My DAC is a Meier Audio StageDAC which is the...
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    Schiit or Graham Slee or Lehmann or Violectric?

    I cannot answer your question because I have no experience whatsoever of the equipment you mention.   However I can complicate things further for you by suggesting another option.   You might be interested in having a look around the Meier Audio stuff.  ...
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    Headphones vs Speakers - That Setup!

    Headphones are very different from speakers. There are some things that speakers will nearly always do better than headphones. However there are some things that headphones will nearly always do better than speakers.   In my long experience with speakers what matters the most is the quality of...
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    Loss of Enjoyment, or Loss of Hearing?

      I think that a big part of what you are experiencing is simply that Hi Fi is not really about listening to music. It is a consumerist exercise. The way it works is the Hi Fi industry and its advocates (mostly so-called "reviewers") convince you that you will only be happy if you buy more of...
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    Most influencial musician of all time?

    The question "Most influencial musician of all time?" has only one answer which is Richard Wagner.   I am not a fan of Wagner myself these days, in fact I turn off the radio if his music comes on. However no other musician, or composer has had that kind of influence.   After Wagner...
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    Music that makes you cry?

      That is a strange but interesting piece.
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    Closed cans for classical - options

    Living, as I do, in the UK I don't know US prices, however as bit of research I just looked at the price of the AKG K550 headphones at Amazon.com and I see they are $269.95.   It is more than $200, but I suspect you will find that they will perform extremely well for you.   Your list of...
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    How many do you need?

    As well as listening to music with headphones another pastime I have is cycling. I will mention that I never do these at the same time. A cycling friend of mine told me that he thought you need at least 7 bicycles. You need one for commuting, one for touring, one folding one for holidays etc...
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    Turntable grounding/cart alignment

    I had an additional thought about anti-skating.   Remember that if you have anti-skating applied and place the stylus on a stationary record the stylus will be shifted off-centre. So, when aligning the cartridge you must have anti-skating turned off so that there is no lateral force on the...
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    Turntable grounding/cart alignment

    Quote:   First, are you sure that anti-skating is set correctly on the pickup arm? If anti-skating is not correct then the stylus will shift to the side, however this only happens while playing of course.   The stylus can be very very slightly off-centre and if it is then align...
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    headphone with good imaging

    I will be the first to mention the AKG K701 or any of the derivatives.   To be honest I've lost track of the current models of this headphone. I have a pair of AKG K702 (navy blue and detachable cable) headphones myself and they fulfil all your requirements.   One thing I would mention...
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    Beyond HD650, whats next?

    Quote:   I don't know :)   My post was mostly in jest. If you wish to buy another pair of headphones then do go ahead.   I haven't a clue what would suit you personally. But others will have ideas.  
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    Beyond HD650, whats next?

    Quote:   You've only had them for six years :)   They are barely burned in (if you are a burn in believer).   Why not just stick with them and enjoy the music?   If you buy replacements the novelty will have worn off after about a month and then your music enjoyment will be...
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