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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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AKG Headphones Users

As stated, here is the place for AKG users to share their experiences and for pre-users to learn about AKG's legendary headphones.

For users, do appreciate if you can state the model you are using or had experience with and any auxiliary gears to drive the headphones.

Starting with me

1. Macbook > FiiO E17/E9 combo > AKG Q701
2. Macbook > FiiO E10 > Bravo Ocean > AKG Q701

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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My experience : Bad!
Reason : Probably because I was new to the audiophile scene. (Greenhorn ) Item sound had a very 'box'ey effect.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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Never tried akg b4 .
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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My experience : Bad!
Reason : Probably because I was new to the audiophile scene. (Greenhorn ) Item sound had a very 'box'ey effect.

Guess it wasn't to your liking, fair enough.

Really curious, can you arrange to do an A/B between Sennheiser HD700 and AKG Q701? Not to start a war but to understand the difference.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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AKG sounds quite bright imo, used to own a semi-open 240.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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Guess it wasn't to your liking, fair enough.

Really curious, can you arrange to do an A/B between Sennheiser HD700 and AKG Q701? Not to start a war but to understand the difference.
Please don't use internet lingo on me. I'd have trouble understanding (A/B). I'll take it you want to compare them.

I'm not sure how I can arrange a test since I don't own a pair of Q701's.
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Please don't use internet lingo on me. I'd have trouble understanding (A/B). I'll take it you want to compare them.

I'm not sure how I can arrange a test since I don't own a pair of Q701's.
But I do have a pair of AKG Q701. Let us meet up some where to compare. Be in Singapore between 18 - 21/6.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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bought and sell k1k, quite some time ago

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too sibilant for my taste





apart from the k1k, k701 and the rest, sound like feather, very light, quick

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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But I do have a pair of AKG Q701. Let us meet up some where to compare. Be in Singapore between 18 - 21/6.
Glad to hear of your trip. Hope you enjoy your time here.

As for that, I can't do much since I don't own a pair myself. It belongs to Sennheiser.

You can come down to our showroom though and test it for yourself.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #10
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bought and sell k1k, quite some time ago
Looks mint then

How much did you sell it for
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #11
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Looks mint then

How much did you sell it for
not mint, 2k, sold for 2k

in the end, other guy also sold lol, speakers FTW!

that set should have at least 6-8 owners
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not mint, 2k, sold for 2k

in the end, other guy also sold lol, speakers FTW!

that set should have at least 6-8 owners
Have you ever drive it out of a really high powered speakers' amplifier? The sound should be very much different from your experience.
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Old 13-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #13
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Have you ever drive it out of a really high powered speakers' amplifier? The sound should be very much different from your experience.
30watts not enough? want to go deaf?

I use it with this, though some guys are still using this combo

http://redwineaudio.com/components/signature_302

anyway is the past, u like to ask other ppl past, but I cannot go back to past, to try again.... very contradicting leh, we only share experience...
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Old 14-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #14
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Looks like AKG kakis are a rare breed here
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Old 14-06-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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rmb trying the SR-60i then i was totally not impressed by the sound.
cant really rmb why i didnt like it.
plus, it looks so old...
and that was 2 years ago!

i was wondering if the salesperson trying clear old stock or what leh.. hahahaha
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