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Feb 4, 2015 at 8:29 PM Post #1,336 of 1,537

BlueRequiem

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  Am I wasting my time trying to stretch a plastic headband?? It's been stretched over a big pillow for 24 hours with no change. I'm going to try to take a heat gun to the the bands, maybe that will loosen them up. If not its back to Amazon they go.


Stretching the elastic loops like that should help, you might want to take them out of the headphone to stretch them.  Here's the service manual if you feel like going that route http://media.bestquestions.com/bestquestions/media/db/9352/k612_k712.pdf
 
Feb 5, 2015 at 1:41 AM Post #1,337 of 1,537

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  Am I wasting my time trying to stretch a plastic headband?? It's been stretched over a big pillow for 24 hours with no change. I'm going to try to take a heat gun to the the bands, maybe that will loosen them up. If not its back to Amazon they go.

I dont think a pillow will do it.... If you feel it needs stretching then thats what it needs!
 
Feb 5, 2015 at 4:49 AM Post #1,338 of 1,537

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  Am I wasting my time trying to stretch a plastic headband?? It's been stretched over a big pillow for 24 hours with no change. I'm going to try to take a heat gun to the the bands, maybe that will loosen them up. If not its back to Amazon they go.

 
You can stretch the bands. Grab them together, stretch them outwards with your hands, the thumbs in the middle. Use a little force, you won't break them.
 
Feb 5, 2015 at 2:42 PM Post #1,340 of 1,537

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You can stretch the bands. Grab them together, stretch them outwards with your hands, the thumbs in the middle. Use a little force, you won't break them.

Thanks!! That seemed to help the most!! I didn't want to break them.
 
Feb 7, 2015 at 11:52 AM Post #1,341 of 1,537

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I got the K240 Sextett LP's now. Oh my gosh, my new favorites. They sound SOOO good.
 
Feb 7, 2015 at 7:55 PM Post #1,345 of 1,537

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well I knew they were better than the modern ones. The main differences between the Sextett and the Studio to my ears are that the studio has an odd reverb effect, good but less refined mids, more grain in the treble, less warm, slower, and less accurate soundstaging. But then again, its much easier to drive, build is only a little worse, the cable is detachable, and you dont have to risk buying used and getting a broken pair. Overall, the Sextett is basically better in every way IMO if you have an amp or receiver to drive it.
 
Feb 7, 2015 at 8:36 PM Post #1,347 of 1,537

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I actually have the EP so it sounds quite different then the modern studio version.
oh the LP and Studio do sound a lot different. But certain aspects of the sound are similar.
 
Feb 10, 2015 at 6:22 PM Post #1,349 of 1,537

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Team AKG - I'm in !

AKG K 1000
AKG K 601
AKG K 501
AKG K 400
AKG K 340
AKG K 240 Sextett (mp)
AKG K 140
 
Feb 10, 2015 at 7:03 PM Post #1,350 of 1,537

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I own the 501 and the 601 and I'm looking to expand the collection. 7xx, Annie, or 712?
the k1000 and 812 will have to wait!
 

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