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Does anyone have a suggestion for good but affordable wires I can get to completely replace the wires on my Koss KSC75 clip-ons? The original wires are double 2-core wires but they're really thin and flimsy (which I don't mind, but one side failed recently.) so I'd like to replace them with something that'll not short or break internally within a year and a half

Also: cheap places for ATH-A/AD500/A700 in the Netherlands, there are none.
i think your most "affordable" would be stripping out cat6 cable for your ksc 75's anything else will cost more than the cans.
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Does anyone have a suggestion for good but affordable wires I can get to completely replace the wires on my Koss KSC75 clip-ons? The original wires are double 2-core wires but they're really thin and flimsy (which I don't mind, but one side failed recently.) so I'd like to replace them with something that'll not short or break internally within a year and a half

Also: cheap places for ATH-A/AD500/A700 in the Netherlands, there are none.
just find some silver-plated 22awg copper off of ebay and braid your own.
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I was thinking on buying Sennheiser HD555's. I want to use it on my laptop to listen to music and watch movies. Is it worth the extra U$30 or so compared to the HD215's I can get on the store here?

At the store the 555's seemed to sound better and be more comfortable, but the sound isolation for the 215's was better.
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Quick question, do the AKG 701 sound better than the HD650?
Completely different sound signature. The K701 is more light and represents genres such as rock pretty well. The guitar sounds spot on. Classical performance sound pretty well with them too (I just don't like how the violin's tone is represented). What I love about the K701 is how it represents vocals. It sounds like you're hearing exactly how it was recorded in the studio.

The HD650s have more of an impactful bass but you'll need to have an amp that can provide juice to cans that have 300 ohms of resistance. I read that a lot like to use this for songs that thump. I currently have an HD600 but heard a 650 in comparison.

Both are currently driven by headphones out from the Xonar but they really shine when I output to an external amp (I'm using a hifiman ef-2a with mullard tubes ) and they sound really damn good.

It really depends on what you listen to. They have their strengths and weaknesses depending on the genre, and it also boils down to what your musical tastes are (if you like bass or not).
Edited by 0x62 0x70 - 10/4/11 at 3:04am
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K701 and HD600 are actually pretty similar IMO. K701 are harder to drive, but when you have quality equipment upstream the sound signature is similar, It's been a while since I've compared though so I won't get too detailed.
HD650 is a bit darker than the HD600 and k701. If you've listened to/compared HD600 and HD650 then you'll have idea on the difference between HD650 and k701.
HD600/650 win hands down due to comfort though.


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BTW... I'm back now. was gone for a while this summer, but I'll be on the forums a bit more now.


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Can I join? HD650's and asus xonar essence stx-
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Thanks! I've had a crazy year so far... took a promotion at work and switched to a different office... had a longer commute so I moved this summer. Have made less money for more work..., wife got a job (which is great as she's just been subbing at the local schools for the past few years) then my OCN account got hacked and I was 'banned' for a while until it all got sorted out... lol
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K701 and HD600 are actually pretty similar IMO. K701 are harder to drive, but when you have quality equipment upstream the sound signature is similar, It's been a while since I've compared though so I won't get too detailed.
HD650 is a bit darker than the HD600 and k701. If you've listened to/compared HD600 and HD650 then you'll have idea on the difference between HD650 and k701.
HD600/650 win hands down due to comfort though.


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The similarities is probably with the dynamic range, but the HD600s have a more bassier tone overall. In terms of clarity, I do agree they are similar, but the overall signature for sure aren't the same.

There is definitely no similarity with the mid-range to highs. There's tons of posts on this on Head-Fi regarding some dip with the mid-to-highs. It makes violins sound really weird ( sounds flat ). You can hear it even if you use tubes that make the sound warmer ( to try to compensate for the dip ).

I do agree that the HD600 wins for comfort. I wear them daily and for hours and it doesn't hurt at all. The K701s feel kind of weird, but they're also comfortable to wear for hours. It just doesn't have enough tension for my particular-shaped head lol.

edit: I'm doing a semi-relaxed comparison of the headphones right now (coming out of the Xonar Essence... no mood to output to external amp from lineout lol). I forgot to add earlier that the sound presentation is also very different. The K701 has a much wider presentation than the HD600s. The HD600 sound relatively narrow in terms of presentation, kind of like if you're in the front rows of a live concert. The K701 presents it as if you're a few rows back. This is why it could shine in representing certain orchestral songs.
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I know the differences you mentioned, but wouldn't say they are as drastic as you seem to think they are. It has been some time since I've done a critical listen of both cans... And last time I did, both had upgraded cables etc.
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