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The Q701 and the K702 are the same headphone, they just look slightly different. The HD650 has an overall warmer, laid back sound than the HD600, it's hard to describe but it's a love or hate thing. I'd say the HD600 is more neutral sounding and has a slightly brighter (more natural IMO) high range. The differences between the HD600 and HD650 aren't big but they are definitely there, some people dislike the sound signature of the HD650, if you've heard it and like it then there is no reason not to buy them, it would be good if you could compare them to the HD600 though, I've heard both and while I like both I do prefer the HD600.



I found my HD600 to have deeper bass than the K701 when used with my headphone amp.
IIRC the Q701's are sold at a lower price on amazon. They do look nice than the K702's IMO. I think I will get the HD650's first and see if I like them and if I don't, I'll try the HD600's. How does the Q701 compare to the HD650's? Just wanted to know. If it's just as good, I might as well get it and save some cash. If not, I'll just fork in some more money and get the HD650's.
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IIRC the Q701's are sold at a lower price on amazon. They do look nice than the K702's IMO. I think I will get the HD650's first and see if I like them and if I don't, I'll try the HD600's. How does the Q701 compare to the HD650's? Just wanted to know. If it's just as good, I might as well get it and save some cash. If not, I'll just fork in some more money and get the HD650's.
Did you decide on an amp ?

I have the K702s and the HD 650s. The AKGs do "okay" with a Yamaha RX-V863 Receiver. The HD650s definitely sound lacking compared to my Matrix or the Lyr amping them.

The Lyr on the otherhand does a great job with both of them, I just don't run it unless im in a serious listening mood because with the 6N1P tubes i decided to use the unit actually do get quite hot. The stock tubes are far more reasonable and just leave the lyr warm like any other amp, but keep in mind, the power tubes do have a finite life to them.

When I am just in ts3/mumble coms for a game or doing whatever I use the amp on my dac as it does have a pair of front low/high impedance jacks and does better than the yamaha at powering them.
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Did you decide on an amp ?

I have the K702s and the HD 650s. The AKGs do "okay" with a Yamaha RX-V863 Receiver. The HD650s definitely sound lacking compared to my Matrix or the Lyr amping them.

The Lyr on the otherhand does a great job with both of them, I just don't run it unless im in a serious listening mood because with the 6N1P tubes i decided to use the unit actually do get quite hot. The stock tubes are far more reasonable and just leave the lyr warm like any other amp, but keep in mind, the power tubes do have a finite life to them.

When I am just in ts3/mumble coms for a game or doing whatever I use the amp on my dac as it does have a pair of front low/high impedance jacks and does better than the yamaha at powering them.
I've heard some people say that the K702s shine where the HD650's don't and vice versa.

I'm aware of that. I'll probably stay with stock tubes unless I really feel they aren't good enough which probably won't happen as my ears need to adjust to high quality sound after the years of abuse from listening to trash.
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Q701's or HD-650's?
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DT880 32ohm is replacing the 600ohm so I won't need an amp that can drive 600ohm cans.
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I have some of the Q701 (just breaking them in now) but if I had the budget for the HD650's, I would have picked those up.
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I'm choosing between the AH-D2000's and AKG K702's. Just count the AH-D2000's as $250. I will find it on sale somewhere again.
Edited by HybridCore - 9/3/11 at 3:01pm
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AH-D2000 vs K702
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