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Old 29th January 2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default hd-555 vs akg 701(2) ?

Whatcha think ?

I own the sennheiser hd-555.

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Old 1st February 2010, 01:06 AM   #2
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What are you looking for? Comparable sound, very different sound, or a more analytical headphone?

K702s are the same as the 701s, just black with the mini-XLR cable so they are much easier to recable. Between the two, I'd grab the 702s. I auditioned K701s off a CI Audio headphone amp a few years ago, but found them too analytical and preferred the K601s. Then I bought a pair of used K401s and they were even more enjoyable than my K601s so I sold the K601s. The K401s just had more bass with same great midrange and highs of the K601. At one point I had 7 or 8 different AKG headphones, so I really like their sound and I'm looking forward to their new flagship model that will hopefully see production this year.

Personally, I've only heard stock and recabled HD600s and briefly owned a HD-25 MKII before selling those off. The Senn sound signature is just too dark for my tastes.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 11:11 PM   #3
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Seeing the graphs for the k701, that peak near 8khz seems scary.

I'd think k701 would be a squeek better than 702 (I had a friend who swore that soldered on loudspeaker connections sounded better than the clip on for their terminals).

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