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AKG K702 Open-Back Dynamic Reference Headphones - Black £113.00 @ Amazon

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Over-ear, open studio dynamic reference headphones
Patented varimotion two-layer diaphragm for improved high-frequency range and high performance at low frequencies
62 Ohm impedance, 200 mW max input. 10 Hz - 39.8 mHz frequency bandwidth
3D-form replaceable earpads and self-adjusting head-band for an ideal fit
Detachable cable with 3.5 mm and 6 mm connector
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#1
Excellent headphones but I found them too critical for extended listening. Good price though.
1 Like #2
very good cans, if you prefer a closed back grab a pair of ath-m50x

have some heat op
#3
Protoype
very good cans, if you prefer a closed back grab a pair of ath-m50x

have some heat op


M50x lol
#4
Great pair of headphones and they have been available on Amazon at this price for some weeks. If you can live without a detachable lead the K612's are also a good buy at the mo. They are slightly less critical and slightly easier to drive.
#5
Thanks op I don't know much about headphones .. Is this a good brand ?
2 Likes #6
Be warned, you need a decent amp to drive these properly.
#7
Cold, not beats
#8
Pro brand, pro grade, serviceable parts, will last 20 years and more.
#9
Thinking about these seriously but would love some expert advice...

I bought the M50x previously and found that they were too tinny and lacking bass. I did buy a headphone amp (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013HL9NVK/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_2) but this made little difference to the sound quality (using an optical signal). My cheapo logitech speakers with subwoofer sound so much better.

Would anyone recommend this AKG pair instead, or could it be that the sound card in my computer is the problem despite using a DAC thing.

Many thanks.

Edited By: bob_regis on Jan 08, 2017 09:10
#10
bob_regis
Thinking about these seriously but would love some expert advice...
I bought the M50x previously and found that they were too tinny and lacking bass. I did buy a headphone amp (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013HL9NVK/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_2) but this made little difference to the sound quality (using an optical signal). My cheapo logitech speakers with subwoofer sound so much better.
Would anyone recommend this AKG pair instead, or could it be that the sound card in my computer is the problem despite using a DAC thing.
Many thanks.

The M50X are known to have increased bass, so not sure about that one. They are quite easy to drive too.

These are very clear, full of detail, and well controlled. But they don't have a lot of bass.


Edited By: rev6 on Jan 08, 2017 09:15
1 Like #11
bob_regis
Thinking about these seriously but would love some expert advice...
I bought the M50x previously and found that they were too tinny and lacking bass. I did buy a headphone amp (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013HL9NVK/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_2) but this made little difference to the sound quality (using an optical signal). My cheapo logitech speakers with subwoofer sound so much better.
Would anyone recommend this AKG pair instead, or could it be that the sound card in my computer is the problem despite using a DAC thing.
Many thanks.
If m50 sounded too tinny and lacked bass I would suggest you steer clear of AKGs.
Also these are open back vs M50 closed back.
There aren't any very good yet cheap closed back headphones. Superlux are worth looking at being semi-open.
1 Like #12
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
#13
basergorkobal
bob_regis
Thinking about these seriously but would love some expert advice...
I bought the M50x previously and found that they were too tinny and lacking bass. I did buy a headphone amp (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013HL9NVK/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_2) but this made little difference to the sound quality (using an optical signal). My cheapo logitech speakers with subwoofer sound so much better.
Would anyone recommend this AKG pair instead, or could it be that the sound card in my computer is the problem despite using a DAC thing.
Many thanks.
If m50 sounded too tinny and lacked bass I would suggest you steer clear of AKGs.
Also these are open back vs M50 closed back.
There aren't any very good yet cheap closed back headphones. Superlux are worth looking at being semi-open.

The Brainwavz HM5 are a decent closed-back headphone. About £70. Not the best built though.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 08, 2017 09:25
1 Like #14
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2

I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.

I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.


Edited By: MBeeching on Jan 08, 2017 09:40
#15
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.

What did you upgrade to?
1 Like #16
rev6
MBeeching
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
What did you upgrade to?

I was trying to avoid that question, Focal Elear... :D
#19
Have had these for a few years now, and they still blow me away how much detail you can hear in music. Still occasionally use my Sennheiser HD555/598, but the K702 are my go to cans. Find them very comfortable, as most days/nights I use them for 5/7 hrs. Build quality is good, though not great, but this may be down to them being made in China now and not Austria. I do listen to all types of music, but these definitely excel in vocals. At this price I think I may have to get another set. Heat added.:D
#20
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2

I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.

I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.



agreed x2s are superb. half the price of hd650s and sound just as good (in phones, laptop etc), maybe a little more coloured than 650s.
#21
If I wear these people will think I am a Waldo. I can get beats from cash converters for £100.
#22
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2

I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.

I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.



What did you upgrade going from x2s?
#23
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
I've got Fidelio X1. And they actually cured my upgrade bug. They are good enough for my ears. I'm not spending twice the price for marginal gains in detail and performance. I suspect X2s are very similar.
What I love about them is an audiophile grade performance that has been tuned down for the casual listener. So you can tune them easily to your liking with equaliser presets.
1 Like #25
zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
agreed x2s are superb. half the price of hd650s and sound just as good (in phones, laptop etc), maybe a little more coloured than 650s.

Half the price? :D

zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.

I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.


What did you upgrade going from x2s?

Check post #16


More money for refurbished?



Edited By: rev6 on Jan 08, 2017 10:29
#26
rev6
basergorkobal
bob_regis
Thinking about these seriously but would love some expert advice...
I bought the M50x previously and found that they were too tinny and lacking bass. I did buy a headphone amp (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013HL9NVK/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_2) but this made little difference to the sound quality (using an optical signal). My cheapo logitech speakers with subwoofer sound so much better.
Would anyone recommend this AKG pair instead, or could it be that the sound card in my computer is the problem despite using a DAC thing.
Many thanks.
If m50 sounded too tinny and lacked bass I would suggest you steer clear of AKGs.
Also these are open back vs M50 closed back.
There aren't any very good yet cheap closed back headphones. Superlux are worth looking at being semi-open.
The Brainwavz HM5 are a decent closed-back headphone. About £70. Not the best built though.
I haven't listened to them nor in fact heard of them:) If we're talking decent, UE6000 are also decent closed-back design. Very good build, comfort and portability. Sound is decent at best. But they were cheap. I got mine off fleebay for something like £40 some time ago. I expect they would have long sold out now.
#27
dsuk
If I wear these people will think I am a Waldo. I can get beats from cash converters for £100.
These really shouldn't be used outdoors anyway.
#28
54M13
dsuk
If I wear these people will think I am a Waldo. I can get beats from cash converters for £100.
These really shouldn't be used outdoors anyway.

Yeah I know I'm not a Waldo, I meant in the mall.
#29
dsuk
54M13
dsuk
If I wear these people will think I am a Waldo. I can get beats from cash converters for £100.
These really shouldn't be used outdoors anyway.
Yeah I know I'm not a Waldo, I meant in the mall.

Hilarious. Serious note though. You should stick to closed-back headphones for portable use. Open-back for home use. Just a rule of thumb though. Some people prefer closed-back in general.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 08, 2017 10:37
#30
rev6
zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
agreed x2s are superb. half the price of hd650s and sound just as good (in phones, laptop etc), maybe a little more coloured than 650s.

Half the price? :D

zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.

I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.


What did you upgrade going from x2s?

Check post #16


More money for refurbished?




hd650s are around 299 new, I picked up x2s for 150... :)
#31
zoso1313
rev6
zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
agreed x2s are superb. half the price of hd650s and sound just as good (in phones, laptop etc), maybe a little more coloured than 650s.
Half the price? :D
zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
What did you upgrade going from x2s?
Check post #16More money for refurbished?
hd650s are around 299 new, I picked up x2s for 150... :)

Not sure where you're looking at prices but the X2's today are around £200. And the HD650's today are around £240

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-X2-Headphones-Over-Ear-Cushions/dp/B00MRUPSHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483878498&sr=8-1&keywords=fidelio+x2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD650-Reference-Over-Ear-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483878453&sr=8-1&keywords=hd650

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 08, 2017 12:28
#32
rev6
zoso1313
rev6
zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
agreed x2s are superb. half the price of hd650s and sound just as good (in phones, laptop etc), maybe a little more coloured than 650s.
Half the price? :D
zoso1313
MBeeching
praevalens
I really want to try the Philips Fidelio x2
I much prefer the Fidelio X2 to the K702. The Fidelios are more comfortable, far easier to drive and have superb low-end response. If you can get them for £150 or less I suspect you will be very happy with them.
I've since upgraded again but keep them as backups as I still rate them highly.
What did you upgrade going from x2s?
Check post #16More money for refurbished?
hd650s are around 299 new, I picked up x2s for 150... :)

Not sure where you're looking at prices but the X2's today are around £200. And the HD650's today are around £240

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-X2-Headphones-Over-Ear-Cushions/dp/B00MRUPSHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483878498&sr=8-1&keywords=fidelio+x2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD650-Reference-Over-Ear-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483878453&sr=8-1&keywords=hd650


blimey, that's changed since I got mine. I sold 650s I paid 299 for them, and bought x2s for 150, I thought it was bargain of the year.
#33
zoso1313
....and bought x2s for 150, I thought it was bargain of the year.

You overpaid then, as CCC shows...:p

Seriously though, I'd pay up to £160, if they ever (hopefully) get reduced again.


http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00MRUPSHQ/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
1 Like #34
Crossbow
zoso1313
You overpaid then, as CCC shows...:p

The £116 price wasn't honoured ;)
Anything around £150 is a good price for the X2.
1 Like #35
MBeeching
Crossbow
zoso1313
You overpaid then, as CCC shows...:p
The £116 price wasn't honoured ;)
Anything around £150 is a good price for the X2.

Some got them for that.
1 Like #36
Crossbow
zoso1313
....and bought x2s for 150, I thought it was bargain of the year.

You overpaid then, as CCC shows...:p

Seriously though, I'd pay up to £160, if they ever (hopefully) get reduced again.


http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00MRUPSHQ/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en


tbh I'd have been happy if I'd paid £250 for them, they are seriously punching above their weight - they are a good all rounder as well - find them great for music, games & films.

I've just bought some Momentum wireless, and they cost me £275 but are not near the class of X2s, but it's a trade off as need some decent wireless.

also bought some ie80 in ear, I'm finding them hugely overrated for a supposed £270 pair of IEMs, even the £130 I paid seems over priced, maybe they'll burn in....
1 Like #37
theroman
Cold, not beats

You missed the 'lol' off the end!
#38
bob_regis
Thinking about these seriously but would love some expert advice...
I bought the M50x previously and found that they were too tinny and lacking bass. I did buy a headphone amp (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013HL9NVK/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_2) but this made little difference to the sound quality (using an optical signal). My cheapo logitech speakers with subwoofer sound so much better.
Would anyone recommend this AKG pair instead, or could it be that the sound card in my computer is the problem despite using a DAC thing.
Many thanks.

AKG K702 has no bass at all.

Do not get me wrong. I love them. I have a pair.

If you do not like M50X because you think they lack of bass, there is no way you find more bass in AKG K702.
#39
Lots of comments on here about using them with a mobile device.

How do they measure up for someone who would only use them sat in front of a hifi, listening to Classical, R&B, Vocals?


Edited By: dvdvicar on Jan 09, 2017 13:19
#40
dvdvicar
Lots of comments on here about using them with a mobile device.
How do they measure up for someone who would only use them sat in front of a hifi, listening to Classical, R&B, Vocals?

Perfectly fine.

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