The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread
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Nice collection, @Baycode . @tdogzthmn sits next to me working on Audiophile at Drop and he brings those vintage AKG in but substitutes a Bottlehead S.E.X. amp for the Darkvoice. Those are really nice phones. Classic.
 
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Nice collection, @Baycode . @tdogzthmn sits next to me working on Audiophile at Drop and he brings those vintage AKG in but substitutes a Bottlehead S.E.X. amp for the Darkvoice. Those are really nice phones. Classic.
Thanks @CEE TEE

Recently K400 is getting more head-time. I really appreciate AKG engineers (both sound and parts) at that time. Approximately 30 years ago they set some serious standards (sonically) which still can be traced in K7XX.


PS: Have a nice work @tdogzthmn :beerchug:
 
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I’ve had a very good experience with the K7XX overall for over 3 years now. I think it is one of the best headphones on the market, all things considered. Hard to beat for $200 brand new.
 
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I’ve had a very good experience with the K7XX overall for over 3 years now. I think it is one of the best headphones on the market, all things considered. Hard to beat for $200 brand new.
Agreed.
 
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I’ve had a very good experience with the K7XX overall for over 3 years now. I think it is one of the best headphones on the market, all things considered. Hard to beat for $200 brand new.
I really enjoyed mine, but then I got the Massdrop Sennheiser Jubilees, and they fit my preferred sound signature better. Then I got the Burson Playmate, which has tons of power, and tried the K7XXs when I was breaking it in, and WOW! They really responded to the extra power. They are now getting equal time whenever I use the Playmate, because it really makes them sing.
 
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I really enjoyed mine, but then I got the Massdrop Sennheiser Jubilees, and they fit my preferred sound signature better. Then I got the Burson Playmate, which has tons of power, and tried the K7XXs when I was breaking it in, and WOW! They really responded to the extra power. They are now getting equal time whenever I use the Playmate, because it really makes them sing.
I never got used to HD58X sound. I couldn't feel the emotion of the sound with them. I sold both pairs (used and NIB headphones). Still keeping K7XX though.

Anyone having any problems with K7XX letters on earcups? Mine faded away after 1 year of use (which can be seen on my Vintage AKG review page). Interesting but I never wipe clean or touch those letters and I always baby my AKG's. Very very dissapointing! :/ Is this situation covered by warranty?
 
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I created a teardown guide for the K7XX, which will allow you to get all the way down to the bare driver and fix whatever needs to be fixed, including the infamous creaking gimble issue so many of us have had. Other fixes include driver rattle caused from hair, broken wires, and general cleaning.

As far as I can tell, all AKG models with this same design can also follow this guide (K702 K712 K612 etc etc)

https://imgur.com/a/gs0cRAB
 
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I picked up a set from Blinq for a song, and I've been enjoying them so far. But I just twisted off the pads and notice the small foam circles are just loose inside there. Is that the way they come when new?

I've been trying the Brainwavz big perforated pads too, but I'm not sure they change the tone in any good way.
 
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I picked up a set from Blinq for a song, and I've been enjoying them so far. But I just twisted off the pads and notice the small foam circles are just loose inside there. Is that the way they come when new?

I've been trying the Brainwavz big perforated pads too, but I'm not sure they change the tone in any good way.
Yes the foam rings are supposed to be like that.
 
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Just got a used pair of these. I like them more than the similarly priced HE-4XX and 6XX, particularly for the soundstage. I've not seen it mentioned in this thread, but for those who EQ Sonarworks Reference 4 seems to improve them more than any of my others except the HD 700. Didn't notice the graininess until toggling the adjustment on or off. This is out of a Hugo 2.
 
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The clear plastic parts on mine both broke as well. Seems to be indicative of the overall build quality of these K7** models. That said it doesn't seem to affect functionality at all.

The problem I'm having with mine is finding original replacement pads, they don't exist. So far I've tried two Dekoni pads, the 'Elite Valour' and 'Fenestration Sheepskin'. They feel okay but change the sound way too much and not for the better.

It's getting to the point where it'll be cheaper just to buy another K7XX from Drop.

Can anyone recommend some pads that sound the same or very close to the stock pads?

Thanks
 
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