akg k701 with headfive???any good??
Aug 29, 2008 at 2:48 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

apotek

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I was just wondering if my headfive is powerful enough to run my new coming k701??how is this combination??any experiance??thank you..
 
Aug 29, 2008 at 3:05 AM Post #2 of 8

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My experience with the k701/Headfive combo was satisfactory, as far as driving them went. The soundstage was large, the highs sparkly and detailed, and the mids truly something to hear. IIRC, the volume pot went around 9 o'clock, with my x-fi's volume at 100%(as recommended by Dr. Meier).
 
Aug 29, 2008 at 3:46 AM Post #3 of 8

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do you still have the same combo??or did you upgrade??
 
Aug 29, 2008 at 3:50 AM Post #4 of 8

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do you still have the same combo??or did you upgrade??


That's silly, of course he did haha
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Aug 29, 2008 at 3:51 AM Post #5 of 8

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so what's the upgrade then??
 
Aug 29, 2008 at 6:03 AM Post #6 of 8

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I sold the k701 as I preferred the dt880's more natural soundstage and heftier bass. I sold the Headfive to fund a video card purchase
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I'm now using a Pioneer VSX-305 stereo receiver, which imo is an upgrade as far as functions go(surround sound modes, integrated bass and treble controls, etc). It also has a LOT more juice(current, voltage?) to drive any headphone I've used so far, as the volume pot is a LOT bigger, and the sound gets proportionally louder as I turn the knob.
 
Aug 29, 2008 at 11:58 AM Post #7 of 8

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I've heard the k701 and headfive combo for a short while, and I think for low to mid level listening it's more than adequate.
 
Aug 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM Post #8 of 8

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I once tried the H5 of one of my german buddies with my MS2, the DT880 and with his K701. I liked the sheer tone, but the soundscape abilities were really poor. Guess that is because Jan chose a cosy groovelizer Opamp instead of some high-res soundscape monster such as OP627 or LM4562.
 

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