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Oct 21, 2021 at 6:40 AM Post #2,522 of 2,529

capetownwatches

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Hi i have an akg k701 and sometimes the left side stops working, does anyone have advice to try to fix this it's becoming really annoying

Thank you in advance
An intermittent left channel dropout? I can only imagine how annoying...
Unfortunately the problem could be a number of things cable, connector or wiring related.
Impossible to say without testing and probably stripping the unit.

I imagine that if you had the skills you would already have done the above.
Failing that, I would either find a qualified repair agent or spring for a new pair...:confounded:
 
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Of course I understand that.

Just wanting to share my experience with driving the K701 from a balanced amplifier.
It really does open the headphone up and allows it to show what it can really do.
Of course one does not have to drive it balanced, decent SE is good too.

I fear that many people have not experienced this headphone in all it's glory.
Either due to not being patient enough to burn it in properly or not driving it with a suitable amp.
It is picky as we know and needs as much grunt as one can throw at it!
The 701 can be pretty demanding on the headphone amp. The 712 is a bit easier to drive.
 
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An intermittent left channel dropout? I can only imagine how annoying...
Unfortunately the problem could be a number of things cable, connector or wiring related.
Impossible to say without testing and probably stripping the unit.

I imagine that if you had the skills you would already have done the above.
Failing that, I would either find a qualified repair agent or spring for a new pair...:confounded:
It happens a lot when i move my head and it fixes itself if i move it again, i like them a lot and that in only 5 months ( I bought them for 60 euros second hand but they were pretty much new) that i had them it's already failing like this it's pretty annoying, i had a pair of superlux 668b for years and they are still in good condition. Do you know if it's easy to repair it myself? I'm a bit scared to open the left side haha
 
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It happens a lot when i move my head and it fixes itself if i move it again, i like them a lot and that in only 5 months ( I bought them for 60 euros second hand but they were pretty much new) that i had them it's already failing like this it's pretty annoying, i had a pair of superlux 668b for years and they are still in good condition. Do you know if it's easy to repair it myself? I'm a bit scared to open the left side haha
¡Buenas tardes!

Unless you have some experience with wiring repair I would not attempt it, unless you are willing to risk making it worse.
The wiring in the K701 is VERY fine and the headphone not easy to disassemble properly.

Definitely sounds like a loose connection, but not necessarily in the left ear cup.
If you value the headphone I would still recommend a professional repair.
 
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¡Buenas tardes!

Unless you have some experience with wiring repair I would not attempt it, unless you are willing to risk making it worse.
The wiring in the K701 is VERY fine and the headphone not easy to disassemble properly.

Definitely sounds like a loose connection, but not necessarily in the left ear cup.
If you value the headphone I would still recommend a professional repair.
Hey i got my K701 fixed thanks to a friend who is a handyman haha and I bought a new FiiO K3s dac/amp to drive them properly, what do you think?
 

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Hey i got my K701 fixed thanks to a friend who is a handyman haha and I bought a new FiiO K3s dac/amp to drive them properly, what do you think?
That's excellent news! Happy you managed to sort it out easily enough and no more interruptions.
Congrats on the new toy! You don't say what you were using previously though?

The Fiio will do a decent job of making them go quite loud for sure.
The K701 does scale up very nicely with better amplification though.
Maybe something to look forward to?
:relaxed:
 
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That's excellent news! Happy you managed to sort it out easily enough and no more interruptions.
Congrats on the new toy! You don't say what you were using previously though?

The Fiio will do a decent job of making them go quite loud for sure.
The K701 does scale up very nicely with better amplification though.
Maybe something to look forward to?
:relaxed:
They were being driven with only my motherboard and I lot of times i didnt have enough volume even maxed at 100, i Saw this renewed version of FiiO k3 2021 with a new dac not super expensive and they looked good, here in Spain buying dac/amps can be a lot more expensive than other countries, my k701 sound really good on this FiiO, and dont even have to put high gain to have a lot of volume 🤙
 
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