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radiohead_s1
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Feb 19, 2015
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dissapointing to say the least. sounds on par with the senn hd588 lol. i had the anniversaries, sent them back for no reason. the price was actually worth it now i see. The biggest difference is in the responsiveness. These headphones sound very lazy. Seems i 've wasted money and time for no apparent reason. Also the treble is spiked up and unforgiving
Feb 19, 2015
Stengell
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Feb 19, 2015
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I have the HD598, and my K7XX are vastly superior(in my opinion)... and the HD598 is said to be better than the 588(in other peoples opinion)... but guess you just have a different taste
Feb 19, 2015
radiohead_s1
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Feb 19, 2015
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the anniversary edition had a much better responsiveness to the sound, almost felt like there were two enormous speakers inside the the cups. The k7xx fall short in the responsiveness, anniversary edition were faster, needs burning in though i am hoping they get better.
Feb 19, 2015
Bingabuff
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Feb 19, 2015
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Sorry to poke your bubble, but burn in on headphones is placebo.
Feb 19, 2015
radiohead_s1
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Feb 19, 2015
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i guess i'm burning my ear to the sound of the headphone then huh?
Feb 19, 2015
tommydadog
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Feb 20, 2015
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Im pretty sure is like... no difference between the 65th annies and these.....
Feb 20, 2015
radiohead_s1
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Feb 20, 2015
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yeah... only after removing these darn foam padding behind the earcups
I was wrong. There is more to it than just the foam padding.
Feb 20, 2015
Bingabuff
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Feb 21, 2015
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Not quite, but pretty much. Close enough of a description for most people's purposes. The great thing about placebo is that it works even if you know it is placebo! I hope you enjoy you headphones!
Feb 21, 2015
radiohead_s1
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Feb 23, 2015
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there is a significant difference in sound between the headhpones, but it's not due to burn in. I bought a 65th anniversary again to check. This is what i found. Treble is hightened, don't know exactly why, but : 1. May have added slight treble boost, 2. The construction is less airy than the k702 annies. E.G
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It's open to a point where you can see the drivers from the outside, whereas, the K7xx are closed off in this aspect.
Feb 23, 2015
rmull
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Feb 24, 2015
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Hey, to test the K7XX, you can remove the foam between the outside of the cup and the backside of the driver. You can remove the backing with tweezers. Insert the tips into the holes like in the photo, and apply steady but increasingly strong force counter-clockwise until the snaps release with a click. At that point, you can pull the grille straight out with the tweezers and get access to the foam disk. It is held in with a small piece of double-sided adhesive which can be removed cleanly. To reinstall the backing reverse the process - make sure you twist clockwise until it "clicks" into its final position.
This is also the first step if anyone wants to get access to the solder posts if they want to switch to 4-pin XLR like seen in this guide: http://www.head-fi.org/t/483861/guide-balanced-akg-k702-with-detachable-4-pin-mini-xlr-cable
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Feb 24, 2015
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