- Nov 19, 2012
Well, yeah, that family of AKG (K701/702/601/612/702ann/712 etc.) are notorious to need a fairly powerful amp to pump enough current to the bass to sound as intended. In these regard X2 are better, because they sound with nearly full potential even from a good phone. But.. 400$ are a great investment, if I were you, I'd just buy a cheaper pair. I returned my X2 because to me they lacked bass, and the highs were bothering. They were good, but in this hobby as you may know spending double doesn't mean to get double sound quality. If money are a concern, if you don't have amps or need them for something else.. just buy something cheaper IMHO, there are almost-as-good pair that cost less. And there are a-little-better pairs that cost double. This is a tricky hobby.
what headphones would you recommend?
I own a pair of MT-220's that I could sell for $100 or so which would reduce the price by a bit, I like to only have one pair of headphones anyways..
If I still have a job at the end of January I could definitely afford to buy the X2's. They sound like to be the cheapest option in terms of not having to invest more money on a better amp.