The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread
Jan 11, 2016 at 6:02 PM Post #3,363 of 4,580

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If any of you are looking for a different cable, shoot me an offer...
 
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Jan 11, 2016 at 10:26 PM Post #3,367 of 4,580

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Ok, I was reading how it had a 3db bass boost eq , I didn't think that sounded very "audiophile" but if it sounds good and not cheesy bass heavy that could be pretty cool


FYI, AKG K712 Pro, which is advertised as "Reference Studio Headphones" also has the same "3dB bass boost" feature.
 
From the product website:
 
http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k712pro
 
"Improved low-end performance by 3dB
for more powerful sound imaging"
 
If my understanding is correct, K712 Pro is more-or-less the same as K702-65annie, which make it more-or-less then same as K7XX. Differences between them would be very minor.
 
Jan 12, 2016 at 12:23 AM Post #3,368 of 4,580

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FYI, AKG K712 Pro, which is advertised as "Reference Studio Headphones" also has the same "3dB bass boost" feature.
 
From the product website:
 
http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k712pro
 
"Improved low-end performance by 3dB
for more powerful sound imaging"
 
If my understanding is correct, K712 Pro is more-or-less the same as K702-65annie, which make it more-or-less then same as K7XX. Differences between them would be very minor.

Although i have not heard the Annie, the 7XX and 712 ARE different, although minor it is apparent and i do prefer the 712. It is probably not worth the large difference in price it do feel as though it would be worth ~50 -~75 USD to upgrade to the 712.
 
Jan 12, 2016 at 1:07 AM Post #3,370 of 4,580

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  Although i have not heard the Annie, the 7XX and 712 ARE different, although minor it is apparent and i do prefer the 712. It is probably not worth the large difference in price it do feel as though it would be worth ~50 -~75 USD to upgrade to the 712.


Never said they are EXACTLY the same, just 'more-or-less', which means ALMOST at best :D
 
Case in point: 7XX and 702-annie are different, and I preferred one over another, but it's very minor that 'if you have one, it might not worth owning another at all' (because they are 'more-or-less the same')
 
In short: I do completely agree with you :)
 
Jan 12, 2016 at 2:06 AM Post #3,371 of 4,580

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Just did the bass port mod on my K7XX's and am curious who else has done it and what there feelings are?
 
Jan 12, 2016 at 2:27 AM Post #3,372 of 4,580

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That should be an absolute bass monster now, if the new runs of massdrop k7XX's are as bass heavy and "dark for an AKG" (still slightly brighter than most planets or the HD650)

I didn't do the bass port mod on my k7xx, but did on my q701, and loved it
 
Jan 12, 2016 at 2:31 AM Post #3,373 of 4,580

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That should be an absolute bass monster now, if the new runs of massdrop k7XX's are as bass heavy and "dark for an AKG" (still slightly brighter than most planets or the HD650)

I didn't do the bass port mod on my k7xx, but did on my q701, and loved it

Compared to my TH600 and HE-500 no they aren't bass monsters 
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but they are VERY respectable across the board.
 
Jan 12, 2016 at 2:42 AM Post #3,375 of 4,580

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Hmm, I gotta make a decision and quick, huh? I have HD600's and NAD VISO HP50's. Just got an Ember II. Would love to try the AKG sound. At a price that I can flip if I don't enjoy. They don't seem to be targeting the audiophile market though.

 
You might need to do some tube-rolling in the Ember to get truly great-sounding results. That's what I discovered, at least, when I had the Ember with the K712 (not the same I know, but close enough). Sounded really great with a 12AX7VKA, but not so much with some other cheaper "regular" tubes. A 6SN7 might also be an interesting tube to try with AKG K7-series headphones—should try that myself actually, since I happen to have a 6SN7 GTB right now, although I'm using the Project Solstice and not the Ember.
 
Btw, "flipping" isn't allowed on Head-Fi.
 

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