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Massdrop x AKG K7XX Red Edition

Massdrop x AKG K7XX Red Edition

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What is the difference between these (the K702?) and the K712? They seem to all measure relatively similarly, but I assume the 712 is newer, but what else drives the cost difference? Sorry, never followed AKG much, but these have started to intrigue me. . .
Im not a fan of velour earpads any chance for leather ones in the future?
The sound is very bad
Gos8
Give them some time to break in (some have said 150-300 hours recommended) and these also benefit from a good amp. Using computer power or phone may not give you the best sound from the K7XXs.
TL;DR: This is the most enjoyable headphones I've used but I had to deal with defects. Working pair are still a bit stiff, but it's everything I wanted it to be. Maybe a bit more distortion than I expected, but in the end it's a really fun set of headphones.
My first pair had scratchy earcups when I adjust them, but the right earcup was worse. I got my replacement pair, and both earcup adjustments are equally scratchy. I would not expect this from a pair of $200 headphones, and I would return them if I thought it would take less than 3 months, but here we are.
They sound really good though, like a less-shouty DT990, which is exactly what I bought them for. Bass transients are super fast, to the point where I thought I put planars on by accident. The headband adjustment and clamping force is too sloppy, especially with the aforementioned scratchy earcup adjustment, but.. Once I get them secured on my head how I like them, overall I'm happy with the sound.
Hi guys, I was wondering if i could use my own 3.5mm cable with this headphone? I have a cable with an integrated mic and don't want to pay for a modmic or a separate mic as that is even more money.
I got mine in the July 2016 drop and they have just failed about a week ago. The warranty period is 2 years so they only just lasted that long plus a couple months. I believe the problem is the plug that connects the cable to the headphone unit, the left speaker cuts in and out unless you hold the plug in a certain position.
Anyway it's worth noting if you would like a product that will last beyond it's warranty. This one didn't.
I got one not from Massdrop which has SN 8000+ while only 6000+ units were sold... how would that happen😂
flasew
I think they sent me a returned unit. Serial was 1747
Edit: I'm dumb, and I read the wrong SN. After checking the headphones themselves, it has SN 009192, which matches the "H-SNo" number on the box.
Okay this has obviously been asked before but I've come across so many differing opinions on this subject that I might as well ask.
How good is this headset when it comes to competitive gaming (Xbox) for games such as PUBG, Halo, Gears, CoD? I'm mostly into being able to hear where enemies are and positioning them. I would like a little bit of bass to kind of "feel" explosions but mostly concerned with pinpointing enemies in games.
My options are K7XX, HD58X, HD6XX, HE4XX
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newtohifi2
My best guess k7xx or he4xx but probably k7xx for what you're looking for. I don't recall perfectly what the He4xx do well (sorry >.>) so just keep that in mind. side note: i only own k7xx and 6xx and I use k7xx more than 6xx. k7xx flop around on my head more (which affects how they sound) but for some reason I prefer them generally more than 6xx as the daily driver.
6xx best for reference quality sound/music. hd6xx are often described as having a smaller sound stage. A very good stage with amazing imaging, but small. I believe 58x is similar.
A large sound stage helps with locating sound origins. Kind of like spreading an image across a second monitor to see a larger picture. K7xx are among some of the largest sound stage headphones in this price range. However, personally to me sometimes things sounded smeared or stretched but that may have more to do with the audio source (movie/tv show). Shoulder shrug. I really don't play shooters all that much anymore so can't really rely on my experience gaming with k7xx.
K7xx are more of a reference sound frequency response (not heavy on the bass but present). Perhaps you've heard of the term bass lite in the gaming headphone world. What I mean to say is getting heavy bass headphones will hurt your performance. Bass is hard for us humans to locate origins -> meaning bass could just fill up the sound space and affect your ability to hear other things you actually can locate.
With that said, bass really helps bring things alive. So it's hard to give up. I think he4xx would be best for that (funner sound signature). I actually don't remember what the sound stage is like for he4xx so perhaps try to find reviews talking about that for them. he4xx does seem to have more quality control issues than k7xx. I hear zero quality control issues from 6xx.
newtohifi2
idk which model this is or how it compares too mine but I have an akg semi open they sell at guitar center thats gold, hooked up to a sound blaster zx. For pc gaming its clear that I hear better than everyone else in overwatch and I can clearly hear everything with rap playing as well. In ark I literally can pick out the limitations of the games sound. Not sure how any of this translates to xbox
Bought these during the summer and replaced my HD598'S due to some slack in the cable and just generally wanting to get into the more "high-end" headphones. I was worried that the K7xx wouldn't be so different from my 598's and boy was I wrong. I can hear heaps of differences. Pairing them with a Sound Blaster Z and from time to time a Magni 3.
How are these compared to Sennheiser HD 558s?
SaturdayNoon
It's been forever since i've heard the 558's but I'm pretty confident in saying there's way more clarity in the k7xx's - especially in the bass. However, k7xx didn't have as much bass and is harder to drive. The sound stage on k7xx was trippy to hear for the first time after using 558's for years. That's about all I can remember >.<.
11 hrs left, i use a voda crossfade... how does it compare to this?
Hey I bought an AKG K7XX Red several years ago. My cable broke, what sort of cable can I buy to replace it?
Wurdle
amazon has replacement ones for akg headphones i think
Quick question all. Whats the sound leakage like. Ok for outside use?
yoda709
They're open back cans. They leak like crazy. That's why they sound so spacious. Best for use indoors where it's quiet.
yoda709
they are open back, so expect to look and sound obnoxious outside.
What is different between the red version and the stock?
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Exactly the same headphones. Just different colors.
DictatorDedede
one is red.
These are available on amazon for cheaper.
AKG K7XX Massdrop Limited Edition Headphones, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S5XIDNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HWgzBb5400E24
Ottoverdun
same stuff?
Anyone know the actual product dimensions (not the box, just the headphones)? I want to buy a case before it arrives thanks
Hey guys, I need some help. I have a Blue Yeti which I use as a mic and as a "soundcard" with my Bose QC35 for gaming and editing. I know this isn't the perfect scenario, but can it power the k7xx ?
Wency
It will work but probably won't be as satisfying and tight in the bass as it would be with a headphone amp with lots of power on tap. I use a JDS Element with the K7xxs and it sounds great . Try it though, you may be OK with your setup if it sounds good to you,
Wency
I recently made this tube/mosfet hybrid headphone amp, and there's a very definite difference between the sound from just plugging these into my computer or having that amp between: http://www.diyaudioprojects.com/Solid/12AU7-IRF510-LM317-Headamp/
I'm not an audiophile by any means, but I was gently surprised by the difference. Didn't find these to be too great right from the computer.
Started having issues with the right headphone 3 months after I got these. Submitted a request to the support, still waiting on the response to see how to resolve this. Based on several Reddit threads, it looks like a pretty common problem for K7XX, which is related to some loose cable.
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Ruslan_G
did they replace it?
kapampanganGamer
no, they repaired it
So just to be clear these are nowhere near the 712 model, they are a match for the 702, correct?
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Yeah figured that was the case but just was making sure. In the past I googled 712 and got links to click on showing deals on 712. After following the links the advertised price was actually for 612 headphones....
But yeah, I don't own both but usually heard better things about k712. Granted like I said, I have a sneaky suspicion they're practically the same headphone.
The 712pro has more detail thats for sure. I bought into the HD 650 hype and i love my K712 pros better, better comfort and better detail in games because the mids are more forward so you can here footsteps better. I think the HD650 is better in music but they distort with lots of bass like the HD 558s i had. It must be a sennheiser thing.
For owners of Sennheiser PC 360 headphones. Full disclaimer, I am not an audiophile or expert when it comes to sound gear.
When I first bought the Sennheiser PC 360's I knew I was downgrading audio quality for gaming headset convenience. At the time things like the Mod Mic or vmoda mic were not available. The AKG7xx is better in every way to the Sennheiser PC 360, there is not one thing the 360 does better than the AKG. Is it worth $200? It depends on how much you value good sound. In the past sound was very low on my list of importance when gaming but after trying the AKG7xx I realize I've been missing out on a lot of immersion when it comes to single player games. I can crank the volume up on the AKG's without encountering any abrasive or uncomfortable sounds which helps immerse you in the game. I'm a gambling man so I got my AKG's used on Ebay and for the price I got them, I would say they are absolutely worth it assuming my headphones don't have any durability issues in the near future. At this point, even if my AKG's were to break, I would only return to the PC 360's if I couldn't afford something else. Even though I play single player games only 1-2x per year I think these headphones will improve the experience enough to justify the cost.
I have a medium-large head and I would say these are slightly less comfortable than the PC 360's which I would rate as very comfortable. My biggest complaint with the fit of the AKG's is that the pads allow the sound driver surface to lightly press against my ears (I have big ears). I might consider getting the dekoni pads if the fit continues to bother me.
I haven't done much testing on competitive FPS multiplayer games because I'm currently only playing Rocket League but if I eventually put in some time with FPS games I will update my comment. I assume sound cues will be easier to hear because I can turn the AKG's up higher without creating uncomfortable sounds
Test rig: Mayflower O2 Amp, Sennheiser GSX1000, AKG7xx Red Edition
I'm using a pair of 10 year old Ultrasone DJ1....... how are those compared to this pair...? Considering getting a set
When the drop end?
Are these worth getting if I already own the HD650 and Oppo PM-3?
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Robblob
In my opinion, no. I think the HD 650 has more detail and separation. I also think it’s overal flatter, which can be bad if you want more low end. kind of depends on what you want out of a headphone though.
Robblob
650's are pretty amazing. So "worth", not really. 7xx are side grades sacrificing some things for other things. Both headphones are amazing.
"Worth" though if you're building a collection. I have both and won't sell either one.
Is this ok for gaming ? Witcher 3 , overwatch, diablo3 ? I am comparing this with HD6xx and HD58X
Waterboy9610
7xx is one of the best for gaming due to the detail and wide sound stage.
Waterboy9610
they have a huge soundstage which is perfect for gaming.
omg they are headphones, not a fashion collection. Please quit with the 'colorway'. There really is no more pretentious word in the English language.
Calaverasgrande
I like liking how my headphones look even if no one else will see them.
Some good looking headphones right here
are these the same as the black ones that are selling for 249? the specs seem identical.
Any recommendations on a good portable Amp to pair with these? Thanks!
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GooseGalaxy
If you have an iPhone then it has enough power to drive these since the impedance is only 64 ohms. Most Android phones limit the maximum voltage out of the headphone socket. There are some exceptions like LG and HTC.
P.S. I am well aware that it is not impedance but sensitivity that matters.
GooseGalaxy
I got my Objective 2 and it's a really good amp, I'm liking it so far. But the massdrop desktop edition that I bought and linked before doesn't have the option to be battery powered, this one does:
https://www.jdslabs.com/mobile/products/35/objective2-headphone-amplifier/
Any feedback on these with Little Dot mkii?
akg k720 120€ on amazon