What is considered an upgrade from akg 7XX or alternative
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I got the akg 7xx and I like it .But now im thinking about adding another headphones to my arsenal.Thing is im not a true audiophile.I just like how it sounds and will spend cash if i like it but i don't go deep into it.So i was wondering is there an alternative to the AKG 7XX or an 'upgrade'.My budget is 500 USD. I got a shiit fulla 2 also as my dac/amp .So if that headphones is hard to power pls tell me what amp/dac i should get with it.I also plan to use that headphones indooor and for MUSIC and gaming .More music though since i have don't have time to play
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EinWithShades
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Jun 24, 2018
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I fully endorse the AD1000x as well, if you prefer not to upgrade from Fulla 2. It takes no effort to power, and amazing with string instruments and female vocals (especially japanese female vocals). The bass is lean but the highs and mids is what Audio Techinica's Air series is about. There's more clarity than the legendary HD6-- brothers, and quite frankly I prefer the AD1000x. The build also blow them and the 7xx out of the water.
As for gaming, the AD1000x is pretty good. Because its bright headphone, gunshots and bullets sounds sharp and more realistic. Imaging is pretty good also, but I do not know how that is compare to the 7xx
There is one glaring issue though, the pads are so thin it makes the headphone uncomfortable and ill fitting. So you will need to pad roll, and stick with velour pads.
If you can find them for $250 they are totally worth it, although $300 is not bad also.
Jun 24, 2018
Rhamnetin
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Jun 23, 2018
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I'd upgrade the Schiit Fulla 2 first, because it will hold back any seriously good headphone. Or upgrade nothing and just leave your set up as is.
Jun 23, 2018
Azeendeen
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Jun 24, 2018
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yeh, im thinking about getting the AUNE X1s right now. You think its good for the AKG 7XX. Also im thinking about getting the ATH 1000z so im hoping the Aune X1s would also go along with it
Jun 24, 2018
Rhamnetin
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Jun 25, 2018
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For that kind of money, I would instead get an Objective2 amp (one of the best measuring headphone amps ever) and save up for a Schiit Modi Multibit DAC (or if you can splurge on both, feel free).
Jun 25, 2018
Azeendeen
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Dec 12, 2017
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thx for the info and recommendations guys.I realized when it comes to headphones there are no good or bad .They each got their own strengths/weaknesses.So i decided i will be going for a closed back headphones.I already got a open back so time to switch it up a bit
Dec 12, 2017
phoenixsong
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Dec 11, 2017
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I had a K7XX. Got a K712pro at a steal and sold the K7XX after comparing the two. Got a THX00 next, followed by a HE400i, also at a steal. Ordered a HE4XX for fun and also to see how good it is. Heard the HD650 several times, played with the idea of getting a HD6XX, but I don't think I will :p Basically, they are all good headphones, but each with their own strengths and weaknesses. So, what's your personal preference? Pick your poison haha
Dec 11, 2017
RDoug
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Dec 10, 2017
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I have a Schiit Fulla 2 and the AKG 7XX. I don’t think you should get another open headphone that sounds like the spacious AKG unless that is specifically the kind of sound you are looking for. For a different (and arguably better) experience, I recommend Massdrop’s Fostex THX00 (which I also own (with the mahogany cups) and am presently using with the Fulla 2). It‘s in your price range and it sounds great off the Fulla 2. Most importantly, as a closed-back headphone, it will give you a very different listening experience compared to your AKGs: much deeper bass, much more intimate soundstage, and a very different, more exciting tuning than the AKGs. Try something different. (I really like both headphones, btw; its fun to have choices.)
Dec 10, 2017
SnakePlissken
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Dec 9, 2017
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Beats are pretty good
Dec 9, 2017
Eldus74
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Jun 22, 2018
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Jun 22, 2018
Pings
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Dec 8, 2017
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May I recommend the AKG k712 Pro and the Audio Technica ATH AD1000X. I own both and the K7XX. It's hard to say what I like more but I'm leaning towards Audio Technica.
Dec 8, 2017
Juka
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Dec 8, 2017
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You should list what it is with the 7xx you like, dont like and what you want improved. Headphones are not like PCs, there is no clear upgrades except ones that fit your sound preferences better.
Dec 8, 2017