1. Jamesy1969

    AKG K702 (701 also?) headband elastic....

    I've just today received a pair of used K702's.   Very happy with them, I must say (bass-light, I am not finding them, surprisingly, compared to the reviews on here: maybe a bit high-happy, but not bass-shy).   However, they are used. They were cheap (ish), and appear to be in very, very...
  2. talisman42

    The AKG Q701 triple 3 mod

    After comparing several headphones, I realized that the AKG Q701 had lots of potential - especially for the price point at under $240 at time of this post. However, consistent with observations with many head-fiers, the high frequency response of the AKG can interfere with the overall listening...
  3. cali_afroman

    New Heafier looking for advice for 2nd Purchase ( detailed answers needed)

    Ive been on Head-fi for a while now and done a fair amount of research and reading. I am currently looking at purchasing a second pair of headphones around the intro audiophile price range. Ive looked up some of the classics recommendation and have contemplating the following with my current...

    Should I? SRH1840

    I can get a brand new pair for 630 shipped.   Should I?
  5. incognita

    what combination for 500€?

    Hi all, i will go fast to the point. What combination of headphones and portable music player should i buy with a budget of 500€? What i need: open headphones, i use them ONLY in my house portable music player MUST run FLAC and have 64g and works like USB not with programs like itunes...
  6. Tier One

    Need a pair of gaming/music headphones, can't decide

    Last year I bought a pair of DT700 pros (80ohms) and I do really enjoy them. I am looking at getting another pair but I can't decide between the HD 598s or the AKG K601. I will be using them for xbox gameplay and music on my computer/phone. I don't have an amp right now just a DAC for my pc. I...
  7. Sharp-Shooter

    Q701's and xonar STX or creative ZX sound card

    Hello im looking to purchase the Q701's for myself, i just have a question with the Xonar STX or the creative ZX sound card be enough to power these headphones to a point where i would be able to enjoy the sound quality coming out for gaming, the reason why i ask is because when i read about...
  8. Tuvwum

    Something different to the q701's

    Hi. I purchased the q701's in conjuntion with the m-stage a couple of months ago to replace my m558/fiio e7 combo, loving them so far.   What I'm after now is a cheaper set of fullsized cans. Say around the $150 mark, closed back, somewhat portable, and have an overall different sound to...
  9. beyerlad

    Comfortable Headphones For Smartphones Around $200 +/-

    Any suggestions for some comfortable headphones with low clamping force? The headphones will be used with a smartphone. Supra-aural or circum-aural designs are not the priority. Comfort and low clamping force is top priority. Sound quality is secondary.   I have used the DT880 for some...
  10. S

    (Full-Size) Headphone Recommendations by Genre: Nu/Heavy Metal, Rock, etc.

    Hi guys, I have been lurking around your wonderful forums for a while now, and finally decided to have the guts to post since I am total noob when it comes to hi-fi audio(but I'm  learning:) I noticed a lot of people come on here and ask for advice/recommendations on what headphones would fit...
  11. Phoenix Jackson

    I took the first step. Please help me finish.

    This should be called "Newbie's first impressions" but I need help more than need someone to read my impressions.   After so much research, I finally found at least two places to freely listen to display headphones (I'm in South Korea).  I didn't have my notes with me but I knew the models...
  12. gofered

    Noob Needs Help

    I recently purchased Audio-Technica M50s and love them. However, I am intrigued by the other postings on this forum regarding the various Beyerdynamics and the HD598. I am going to keep the M50s, but also want to buy another pair of cans.   I assume I could purchase the HD598 for a better...
  13. M Coupe

    What Over Ear To Get?

    Hi All,   First Post. I am a long time audio nut.  I have had the likes of Levinson, Classe, JM Lab and etc... for my 2 channel needs.  A few years ago, I settled in on my Revel Salon, Jeff Rowland, Transparent set-up and love it.  In that time, I found that having a wide/deep/accurate sound...
  14. euterpe

    Audio System Qs to drive Q701

    Hello im a complete newbie to audio area for PC so I came to ask... I have an overall good PC, but desperately need an audio upgrade I was able to fish out 600$ total to spend and I already have decided to buy  AKG Q701 and Titanium HD The question here is: Will getting an external amp...
  15. Shazb0t

    Q701 with E9 Question

    I currently play competitive fps games and use a Titanium HD with AD700's. I was curious to pick up a pair of Q701's as I've heard they are also very good directional, imaging, sound stage headphones. Would using the Titanium HD dac and getting a E9 for the amp power the Q701 effectively? Would...
  16. Arbakadarba

    Looking for new full-size, open headphones - need help choosing between all the suggestions

    I have been looking for a new set of headphones for a while, and have received a lot of suggestions. I have already excluded some, but there is still a good bunch to choose from. I will use my headphones mainly for music, but they will also be used for movies. I prefer detailed, clear and...
  17. Neighbor808

    The wait for new headphones!

    I got a pair of Sennheiser HD 239s for Christmas and they were shorted out of the box! I placed an order for some AudioTech M50s in white and they shipped out Saturday at around 11 pm. They arrived in Ohio (2 states from me) over 12 hours ago. I think I should be receiving them tomorrow even...
  18. fartingisahobby

    How do nice quality headphones sound, do they really make the music sound better?

    I'm currently using $15 headphones that I got from wallmart .. I can listen to music and it sounds alright but I woundered, if I were to have better headphones would the music actually sound better? never got a chance to use some nice headphones you know, due to low cash.
  19. Kodhifi

    My review of the AKG Q701

    I've been using Beyerdynamic DT880 in the 250ohm model for about 3 years and I almost wore them out from so much usage. At the time I bought those the only other headphone that came close was the K701. Fast forward a few years and AKG releases the Q701 Quincey Jones model with a detatchable...
  20. Kodhifi

    My review of the Sony MDR-V6

    A bit about my collection Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm AKG Q701 Sony MDR-V600 Sennheiser HD201 Sennheiser HD205 Sennheiser HD419 Grado SR60i The V6 used to be a standard in the recording and video/music production worlds and Sony decided to cash in on this by discontinuing the V6 and...
  21. rheiber

    what to purchase

    Budget of 250$ for headphones. I listen to classical music 95% of the time...so that's all I'm worried about the sound for. Will be using these on my computer for which I just purchased a new sound card. The Creative Sound Blaster Z with a 600 ohm amp. From looking around here you guys are...
  22. Arkano5

    Cleaning AKG Q701 earpads?

    I'm still new to the audiophile life and my ~6 month old AKG Q701's could use a little clean, but I've no idea how I should go about it? It doesn't seem possible to separate the pads themselves from the little piece of mesh/fabric that covers the speakers so I imagine a machine wash would be too...
  23. Elliott97

    Recently Bought the AKG Q701'S, I should have dipped my feet into the pond first, not jumped right in it.

    Hello fellow audiophiles, Recently I have been into music, well I have always loved music and after a year with my Reloop RHP 20's (Great headphones btw, amazing sound for 150$) I have decided to shoot for the stars and pick up a pair of AKG Q701'S. I thought I understood that this kind of...
  24. serman005

    Best open cans for $225 US

    Hi, all. Interested in people's feedback on this thread. I listen to rock, country, bluegrass, edm, opera, and jazz--in roughly equivalent doses. I am not a basshead. I have several other cans, but none that fits in this precise niche. I appreciate the assistance very much!
  25. DonRoger

    New full-sized headphone to get the best out of my Fiio X1 ( and Fiio E12 )

    Hi, I currently using a SHR840 right now. I like the cans a lot, but I want to spend more for another headphone. My max budget is like 500 to 650 dollar. As the title said; I like to get the best out of my Fiio x1 player, and E12 amp.    I hope you can really help me out with this.   (it's a...