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Jun 27, 2008 at 2:43 PM Post #2 of 16

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I don't think theres any such thing as the special edition K501, theyre just trying to sell old stock for high money.
 
Jun 27, 2008 at 5:57 PM Post #3 of 16

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I don't think theres any such thing as the special edition K501, theyre just trying to sell old stock for high money.


Yeah, I didn't really pay attention to the special addition bit, but I suppose considering that they're unavailable new anywhere else, they can charge what they want. Hopefully the k701 will come down in price after the k702 is released...
 
Jun 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM Post #6 of 16

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$160 is a fair price for the K-501. I'd pay that to get them - I have the same model and love them.

The K-701 won't drop in price after the K-702 comes out. It's just a studio/pro version, not a replacement. Prices should be about the same.

Don't think the K-701 improves on the K-501, either. The K-501 has magic in the mids, like almost nothing else. The K-701 is simply competent. I like it well enough, but the K-701 has never made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
 
Jun 27, 2008 at 7:41 PM Post #8 of 16

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Considering I paid $79.99 + free shipping from Musician's Friend when the K501's were phased out way back in 2002, I have a difficult time justifying that price.

You'd have to know you wanted a pair of 501's over the current models (K601 - $199, K701 = $259).
 
Jun 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM Post #9 of 16

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Considering I paid $79.99 + free shipping from Musician's Friend when the K501's were phased out way back in 2002, I have a difficult time justifying that price.

You'd have to know you wanted a pair of 501's over the current models (K601 - $199, K701 = $259).



Meh, that is completely unfair... Sucks that I got into this hobby just a bit too late...
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Jun 28, 2008 at 4:44 AM Post #13 of 16

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"K501...considered the best in the industry."

That's in the description of the listing! Lol!



You might not be laughing after a listen. The mids are excellent, some of the best ever. If you like acoustic music and vocals, the K-501 will knock you flat. The K-701 can sound great, but it won't stun you the way the K-501 will. Give them a listen some time.

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I thought the 501's were hard to drive and the earpad material was really weird.


The K-501 can be a little tricky to drive. But I think the earpads are comfy. They've never bothered me, even after hours of listening.
 
Jun 28, 2008 at 12:37 PM Post #14 of 16

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You might not be laughing after a listen. The mids are excellent, some of the best ever. If you like acoustic music and vocals, the K-501 will knock you flat. The K-701 can sound great, but it won't stun you the way the K-501 will. Give them a listen some time.



The K-501 can be a little tricky to drive. But I think the earpads are comfy. They've never bothered me, even after hours of listening.



Grrr, I want some, but even with this ebay price, I have no money!
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Maybe I will sell some stuff!
 

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