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So I put the velour pads on my ATH-A900 and I'm not sure whether I prefer these or the stock pads. They're certainly 'feel' nicer but I think the others isolated a bit more as well as provided a better fit.

I think I'll give it a day or so before I decide.

Has anyone successfully used leather pads with the A900 (or A700 as the housing is the same)? If so, which one's? I contacted A-T and they said the W series pads won't fit.
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Just pulled the Trigger on some K702s. Hopefully they will live up to expectations.

Apparently they need some serious burn in though, Found the same thing (on a smaller scale) with my K450's when i first got them they sounded good but fatiguing to listen too now with a few hundred hours of yellow noise through them they seem to have mellowed out still sound good for such small phones, although the Bass is still a little I dont know "tight" if that's the right word for it.

Never used to really believe in burn in but now its got me thinking, starting to burn my dt770 in now too.

You should have bought the Q701 can be have for about the same price or eve lower. This are the better ones. Better than the K701 and K702. If you bought them for a good price keep them but if it was from some website like amazon you might aswell return thwm and get the Q701

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You should have bought the Q701 can be have for about the same price or eve lower. This are the better ones. Better than the K701 and K702. If you bought them for a good price keep them but if it was from some website like amazon you might aswell return thwm and get the Q701
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I thought those were the same as the K series with the Quincy Jones brand.
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I thought those were the same as the K series with the Quincy Jones brand.

No they are not.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582276/q701-appreciation-thread

"just for everyones information.

I do own both Q701 and K701. They sound different.

I do own both Q701 and DT990. They sound different as well."
Edited by eduardmc - 1/21/12 at 9:09am
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re: K701 / K702 vs. Q701

Sample variance maybe? Manufacturing process improved slightly over time? Maybe the logo on the grille makes a difference. Draw your own conclusions from this:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK701.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK701SampleB.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGQuincyJonesQ701.pdf

Arguably the Q701 does look most well behaved I guess. It could be a fluke, but maybe not. Anyway, they should be very similar...
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No they are not.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/582276/q701-appreciation-thread
"just for everyones information.

I do own both Q701 and K701. They sound different.

I do own both Q701 and DT990. They sound different as well."

Interesting read, thanks for the link.
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re: K701 / K702 vs. Q701
Sample variance maybe? Manufacturing process improved slightly over time? Maybe the logo on the grille makes a difference. Draw your own conclusions from this:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK701.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK701SampleB.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGQuincyJonesQ701.pdf
Arguably the Q701 does look most well behaved I guess. It could be a fluke, but maybe not. Anyway, they should be very similar...

My friend own the k701 and i bought q701. We did a few hours of listening to compare (both headphone have more than 400 hours play time). We both agree that they sound noticeably different. Like AD700 vs AD900 differences.

Q701 has
better bass
more natural and not earpiercing tembling highs.
better midbass
both have the same amazing clear detailing.
smaller but more accurate soundstage (still huge, but now feels real soundstage no k701 fake soundstage)

in gaming with k701 soundstage was so huge it was annoying cause things that were suppost to be close sounded so far away.

This is not the case with q701. The soundstage is alittle bigger than ad700 (i own this too) but way better position.

i love my q701 for gaming (and music) and my friend is selling his k701 to get the q701 only if he could sell his k701 for around $200. you can get the Q701 for around $220 brand new, keep checking amazon. price goes up and down every day.
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From what I read on head fi and from various other sources the k702 and the q701 are more or less the exact same headphones in different colours even AKG have said so. Both being a modification and improvement over the k701.

Pretty happy with them so far have around 100 hours of burn in on them and the sound has definately become more refined and the bottom end in particular has filled out nicely. im not a big bass head but these seem to have a great balance to the bass and ive found that the detail is amazing even when the music gets very busy you can still pick out and focus on any one particular instrument with no problems at all.
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The K71 and Q701 are not the same headphone

graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=703&graphID[]=2931

A clear difference in the bass and treble region, beyond margin of error as well. But tbh, the Q701 and K701 are both sub-bass recessed.
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