AKG K501 love...
Jan 22, 2013 at 8:54 PM Post #766 of 1,174

beatfreak

Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Posts
88
Likes
14
Quote:
 
I also think something is fishy with the article on Headfonia. I have tried the pads from my k701 on the k501 and think that, although there are certain differences, the sound is not necessarily worse compared with the stock pads. I doubt that k601 pads could make such a "dramatic" difference, 

I just recievied my 501's today and I want to replace the ear pads, but they are $30.00+ a piece.  Are there different options or i'm stuck paying that much for them?
 
Jan 23, 2013 at 12:22 AM Post #767 of 1,174

bracko

Previously known as muxamed.
Joined
Jan 3, 2013
Posts
1,911
Likes
417
Location
Sweden
Quote:
I just recievied my 501's today and I want to replace the ear pads, but they are $30.00+ a piece.  Are there different options or i'm stuck paying that much for them?


In UK, the k501 pads cost $10+ a piece:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k501_ohrpolster.htm
 
Jan 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM Post #768 of 1,174

beatfreak

Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Posts
88
Likes
14
Quote:
In UK, the k501 pads cost $10+ a piece:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k501_ohrpolster.htm

Yeah I looked into that, they are $11.50 a piece + $30.00 to ship to the US.
mad.gif
  There has to be other options.
 
Jan 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM Post #769 of 1,174

Ikarios

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 23, 2006
Posts
1,408
Likes
17
Quote:
Yeah I looked into that, they are $11.50 a piece + $30.00 to ship to the US.
mad.gif
  There has to be other options.

 
Did you contact AKG directly? Give them a call. The last time I was looking for AKG parts I called their office in the US (I think Rodriguez was the guy's last name? can't remember) and he was very helpful with pulling up part numbers to the things I was looking for. Unfortunately K501/601/701 pads are going to be very expensive due to the way they attach to the cups.
 
Jan 23, 2013 at 5:27 PM Post #770 of 1,174

beatfreak

Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Posts
88
Likes
14
Quote:
 
Did you contact AKG directly? Give them a call. The last time I was looking for AKG parts I called their office in the US (I think Rodriguez was the guy's last name? can't remember) and he was very helpful with pulling up part numbers to the things I was looking for. Unfortunately K501/601/701 pads are going to be very expensive due to the way they attach to the cups.

AKG no longer stocks them.  Thanks for the idea.
 
Jan 23, 2013 at 8:55 PM Post #771 of 1,174

Ralf Hutter

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Posts
116
Likes
68
Yeah I looked into that, they are $11.50 a piece + $30.00 to ship to the US.
mad.gif

  There has to be other options.


??

I just received a set of K501 earpads (PN 2458M0404) from AKG USA in Northridge California. They were $19 for the pair and about $8 for Fedex shipping to me here in SoCal. I ordered them via the phone (818-920-3279) about 5 days ago, so that should be a pretty accurate price.
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 12:13 PM Post #774 of 1,174

Ikarios

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 23, 2006
Posts
1,408
Likes
17
@beatfreak if you can't get ahold of someone there, I found the email for the AKG parts guy I contacted to get K601/701 pads and some various K240 parts:
frank.rodriguez@harman.com
 
@tdogzthmn I can't give you a direct comparison since I've never heard the K501 but from what I've read, the K500 sounds pretty much identical to the K501 as it used the same drivers (and maybe baffles too?) at one point or another. It's been a while since I've done any reading on the K500, though, so my memory is fuzzy.
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM Post #775 of 1,174

beatfreak

Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Posts
88
Likes
14
Quote:
??

I just received a set of K501 earpads (PN 2458M0404) from AKG USA in Northridge California. They were $19 for the pair and about $8 for Fedex shipping to me here in SoCal. I ordered them via the phone (818-920-3279) about 5 days ago, so that should be a pretty accurate price.

Thats weird, Frank quoted me a price of $34.90 a pair.
 
Matt,
 
I have that version cushion in stock.  $34.90 per pair
 
Frank Rodriguez
Customer Service Administrator
AKG /Soundcraft /Studer /Crown Microphone
 
Harman/Microphone/Mixer Division
8500 Balboa Blvd
Dock 15
Northridge, CA 91329
E-mail: frank.rodriguez@harman.com
Phone: 818-920-3279
fax: 818-920-3218



 
Feb 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM Post #776 of 1,174

bracko

Previously known as muxamed.
Joined
Jan 3, 2013
Posts
1,911
Likes
417
Location
Sweden
Anyone of you guys tried to do the "k701 Friend or Foe" mod on k501?
 
Feb 3, 2013 at 7:49 PM Post #778 of 1,174

Kukuk

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 20, 2009
Posts
2,336
Likes
1,016
Man, I really wish I could say I love the K501 as much as others, but the honeymoon has kind of ended for me. I certainly like them, and they do a lot of things well, but more and more I've realized that the mids just don't live up to the hype.
redface.gif

 
Feb 3, 2013 at 8:39 PM Post #779 of 1,174

tdockweiler

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 1, 2007
Posts
7,014
Likes
408
Location
Portage, Michigan
Quote:
Man, I really wish I could say I love the K501 as much as others, but the honeymoon has kind of ended for me. I certainly like them, and they do a lot of things well, but more and more I've realized that the mids just don't live up to the hype.
redface.gif


Do you prefer the K501 or K601?
normal_smile .gif

I liked the K501, but it's soundstage was so massive. Once I got my Q701 though I sold the K501 and kept the K601.
I kind of prefer the K601 to the K501, but it's just preferences. K601 is a bit warmer too.
 
I hate to see what the going rate is now for a used K501. Maybe $300?
 
Feb 3, 2013 at 8:50 PM Post #780 of 1,174

Kukuk

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 20, 2009
Posts
2,336
Likes
1,016
Quote:
Do you prefer the K501 or K601?
normal_smile%20.gif

I liked the K501, but it's soundstage was so massive. Once I got my Q701 though I sold the K501 and kept the K601.
I kind of prefer the K601 to the K501, but it's just preferences. K601 is a bit warmer too.
 
I hate to see what the going rate is now for a used K501. Maybe $300?

 
Yeah, I think I prefer the K601, too, though it has been a while since I heard it. I do remember the mids being a lot more pleasant, with shouty-ness only coming through with certain female vocalists. With these, they are shouty with a good number of vocalists, both male and female. I've even EQ'd the upper-mid region down, and they can still be shouty.
 
$300 is the going rate I've been seeing, which is crazy since just about a year ago I was seeing them go for $150. Maybe David Mahler's 'Battle Of The Flagships' thread revitalized interest in them?
 
With demand for them being so high I wonder if I could get someone to trade me their Z1000s. I've been wanting to try those for some time.
tongue.gif

 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top