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OK community, I'm counting on you. I have the following; Plantronics .audio 370, HE-350, soundmagic E30. I also have the O2 but haven't used it much as the previous don't really need them. I want more low end without sacrificing my mids and highs. The He-350s are super bright with nothing on the bottom. I layered some paper towels in the ear cups and it has made them tolerable but they still suck on the bottom. I wouldn't consider myself a bass head but I need something there for the music and movies to stand on. $100 on the HE-350s was the most I had ever spent previously. Now I'm looking at these and the Fidelio x2 but I am open to recommendations. I listen to pop and rock primarily but will listen to all types of music.
I am a bass lover. These AKG7XX's have a bump in the low end which is nothing but pure bliss. It does not take over the whole experience, far from it, but when listening to a tune that has a filthly drop in at 1.30 seconds....It is stunning. Try Black Hawk Down, if an RPG hits you feel it. It does make films that actually do need some low end far more immersive.
These are stunning and for the price I can assure you that give them 50 hours worth of burn in and the headphones that arrived on day one morph into something far more sophisticated. These sit next to my $500 pair of headphones. They do not knock them off the shelf, but they are sat there and much loved.
BUY IT and thank me & Massdrop later :)
Alright I joined. That's a lot of cash, hopefully they are as good to me as they are to you. Thanks for the reply!
You and your ears will not regret it.
Would be great to find out what you think so you can always follow me and then let me know when you are hopefully blown away!
Thumbs up always appreciated amigo :)
I have the HE 350. Swap the pads out for Brainwavz angled HM5 pads and thank me later. I personally use the sheepskin leather. They tone down the sharpness just a little, seal better and provide better bass and are an all round comfort upgrade.
I also have the Fidelio X2, which have all the bass. Deep and rich. You lose some detail in the highs but the sound is rich and full. Also they are extremely comfortable.
These are fantastic. I have been listening to a lot of pop tonight on my phone and it has been sufficient to power them. I was impressed. Then about 30 minutes ago I plugged them into my O2 amp and dang! There is that low end without burying everything! Awesome. Can't wait to pump some rock, blues and folk through these. I'll have to check out a movie too. Now to see if the high end stays clean. I'm hopeful.
Thank you for your initial reply and spot on recommendation.
I have heard to swap the pads out for Brainwavz. Did they really help the low end that much? What about breaking them in? I never really bothered to do that either. If these K7XX ever break I'll probably look at the Fidelio X2 as a replacement.
I wouldn't do it because stock pads are fine as is. That said I am using brainwavz velour pads on a pair of $1000 headphones to replace an old pair of worn down leather earpads(previous owner didn't handle them well so over the years they degraded much faster) and they are really good quality. Asides from distance to ear they didn't negatively impact the audio.
Hey MusicFuelsYourSoul, what do you think if the Aug M220? I was looking for a pair to use at work and cringe at the thought of someone stealing these K7XX.