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AKG Q701 Audiophile Headphones

AKG Q701 Audiophile Headphones

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@toysareforboys Mine was bought in 2014 and it broken in November 2015. The left side first had poor connection then stopped producing any sound. I think that might be the reason they only give 1 year warranty.
I am new to this site as well How do I get this headphone, How to order
Hi all, I'm new to Massdrop. Is there a way to follow-up this drop?
Mine have developed an rattle in the right driver with low bass. I have contacted massdrop but no reply as yet. I had these sent to the UK and AKG Europe will not fix them as they were purchased in the US. Will massdrop sort out the RMA for me?
Joe77
Lol.. you just have some hair in your right driver.... just blow in it and get on with your life :)
You don't want these headphones. The wiring is the earcups is atrocious and WILL break eventually. Just poor design and terrible build quality. You don't move production to China because it will create a better product. Save your money and buy something else.
I've had these headphones break on me twice already. Same issue, wire inside the earcup breaks.
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Nice! I didn’t know anything about their outsourcing, and not sure why I was surprised. I believe it’s a fairly recent move. I hear the quality of the build is terrible (wires breaking off inside), and the sound is “noticeably“ different. 2012! Good to know! I should probably find out the real cut off period. Mine have a SN#. I wonder if the Chinese do.
What the hell is Massdrop? No idea how it works.. And these AKG Massdrop made cans? Sounds sketchy as hell. ..
Bring these back please!
Bring these back!
Are those headphones good for listening to rap music?
Maciek666
NO! They’re reference headphones meant specifically for mixing music - not listening to it. These in fact are known for being very bass light, even for ref. cans. You want something with a preset EQ curve, like Beats. Though they’re actually considered terrible quality phones, they sound great for low, low frequencies. These couldn’t be WORSE for rap (actually you’ll hear the music as it truly sounds.).
These are gorgeous. And all the reviews I'm reading about these are phenomenal. One question though; are these open or closed headphones? I've been using closed pairs for a long time, and really want to start using open headphones.
How much did these go for?
man, too late
You can use these AKG Headphones with the V moda Mic by getting this adapter:
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/mini-xlr-to-trs-for-akg-compatibility-with-v-moda-boommic-pro
can someone explain what the procedure is they say 200 votes these cans have more than that why they not up for sale yet sorry i am new to this. 1,146 users have requested this product.? thats more than 200 .
nicoclassic
It says that they'll contact the vendor after 200 votes, but that does not guarantee that the vendor will comply. They still reserve the right to decline; so it could have 20,000 requests, and the vendor could still decline.
我还是想买K7xx啊 555,
bring this shit back!
I think anyone that participated in this drop would be interested in a poll to get these headphones some new pads/headband:
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/replacement-padsheadband-for-headphones-make-your-headphones-more-comfortable
How do you like em? What are you powering them with? Could you possibly play this song and tell me at around 34 seconds when the bass starts hitting, do you get a rattling sound in the left earpiece? https://soundcloud.com/monstercat/direct-scars-ft-devin-santi
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toysareforboys
I'm loving them, using a Dragonfly v1.2 usb DAC.
Had a listen to that track and i don't get any rattling at all, i'm guessing yours may be faulty.
Psst. Just have them returned and get the K7XX First Edition dropping right now. ;D
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Got mine today!.
khemist
Grats! I ordered the lime ones too, but mine are still somewhere far away :(
Just got mine today. Not happy with them AT ALL. PLEASE tell me someone owns a pair of these plus a pair of Sennheiser Amperior headphones to compare?
The sub bass on the Q701's is absolutely atrocious. Not only is the sub bass of poor sound quality and interferes with the vocals (listen to Waka Flocka Flame - No Hands ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, sounds like they're singing in a bathtub underwater right?) it also clips at VERY low volume, especially around 30hz (my favourite frequency!). I mean my Sen Amp's I can have pretty much bouncing off my ears and they don't clip. When I listen to No Hands on the Sen Amp's the vocals are crystal clear and the only clipping I hear is my ear lobes flapping against the ear cups. No such fun on the Q701's.
I read about removing that sticker over the port to enhance the bass but I'm worried about this for two reasons:
1. It would probably allow the speaker diaphragm to move easier hence would clip even sooner than it does now and
2. I think the left part of my Q701's is defective so I don't want to modify them at all for now. When I play the song "Direct - Scars (ft Devin Santi)" there is a rattling noise in the left speaker starting around the 34 second mark, doesn't really matter how loud I have it (so I don't think it's clipping) and doesn't do it with my Sen Amp's.
The soundstage is horrible as well! Playing Michael Jackson - Black or White (24bit/96khz vinyl rip flac) on my Sen Amp's when the father pounds on the door around the 24 second mark you SNAP your head around to see if someone is pounding on the door behind you. On the Q701's it just sounds so flat, no dimension to the sound at all.
And last but not least the brights. The Q701's are SUPER bright. I thought my Sen Amp's were too bright when I first got them but I swapped out the stock china tube on my Aune T1 with a Russian Voskhead 6N27p and they are silky smooth up top now. To think I'd have to go with an even warmer tube for me to like the Q701's up top is crazy.
The true sub bass quality test? Run the free software SweepGen by David Taylor. Set to Custom, 30hz to 4000hz, Sweep Speed to Manual, adjust volume accordingly, click Start.
Sen Amp's: flawless ear hair tickling 30hz sound waves penetrate directly to your brain.
Q701's: sounds like someone farting in a jar, and at anything above a whisper sound level it clips like a wet fart in a jar.
So disappointed :(
-Jamie M.
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No, I literally just hooked them up. Is there a trick to burning them in properly?
toysareforboys
Lots of opinions on how to do a burn in. Some say pink noise or whatever color noise, others say just let your library play for X amount of hours. My suggestion is just let it play your library. You can do your own research and may reach a different conclusion, but I personally cannot be bothered trying to set up a super scientific way to burn in the drivers. Bottom line is over time, as the drivers get used, they improve. So let them drivers get worked. ;D
Burn in time varies, but people say these need like between 100-300 hours of burning in. I'd say just keep using them and listen to the changes over time.
Mine arrived today, and I was surprised to see K702s instead of the Q701s I ordered.
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Totally serious, and I very much agree. I was already getting ready to heatgun off the Q buttons, and I have all the parts to make a new non-green cable, that I won't have to do now
PrimeNexus
So then did you order the black option then and got the K702? Maybe I could get the K701 because I ordered the white version lol.
Got mine this morning!
We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out!
Thanks again for the support guys. Make sure to share your experience with the AKG Q701 Audiophile Headphones on Massdrop.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to email us at support@massdrop.com.
HassanS
So excited!!
Any chance these would drop again really soon? I think a lot of us just missed out this last time with the limited quantity...
mesiach_21
They mentioned before that it is highly unlikely unless they can find a supplier with any in stock.
Unreal, good news. What did these go for last time around?
passionPunch
$159.99
These are scheduled to come in the next day or so. We will update the group when the bulk order is broken down and these are packed for individual reshipment.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 11/6 or sooner if something comes up.
This is the worst part about taking part in one of these drops. The constant wait. I'm so excited to get them when I do though.
Could we get an update on these today?
ZALHERA
I feel your pain - I've been super excited since I placed the order. Hopefully we'll hear sooner today rather than later.
Weztix
Yeah, considering these will be my first decent pair I am really excited.
Congrats to the new droppers, I got this a drop or two ago and for those who might've missed my earlier post and want to give the bass mod a try, hit up my vid walk-thru here:
turboBB
Hmmm. Should note that you were playing them off of an onboard computer soundcard before recommending this mod. I'll try them out in stock form on my Aune T1 before I decide if I need more bass :) Thanks for the vid though!
Crap!
When I opened massdrop there were 49 buyers. When I clicked join, I was redirected to the home page. So close.