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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    I'm sooo confused......I went and looked & the NEW K701's are priced from $160.00 to $450.00 ? That's a pretty wide range. Are their differences?

    I really like the sound of my Grado's, but I HATE the yoke type cord & I can't keep them on my head. ( And I've been told it's quite large).



    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...G+K701&_sop=16
    Like anything great, the Chinese are ripping off counterfeits, beware! Ask the US sellers for pics of the bottom of the box UPC codes, contact AKG http://www.akg.com/ for info!! I paid around $225 for mine, worth much more for what you will hear !!

    They also like some juice to really sing, I'm not familiar with your Sony, you might need a dedicated amp for them, that brings up the cost much more! I'd eat ramin noodles and cheap mac n cheese to get the level of sound these bad boys give you!! Seriously! Hit the head-fi forums and others.

    And give them time to settle, they are not kidding about 300 hours of use!! Have you ever turned on one of your vintage SS components and heard harsh things, then, just like magic, everything warmed up and it all jelled?? Your jaw dropped! Kinda like that! Very, very comfortable 'phones, barely feel them
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    I'm very curious about any tech item
    I presume they are very good phones .
    I have Koss ESP 9 ( perfect but confort it's an optional ) , AKG 240 studio monitor ( superb ) and
    Sennheiser Hd 414 ( very good ) .
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    Brad, your Sony is a great piece! Similar to my old Marantz 2270 spec wise. Unfortunately, the headphone output is rarely talked about in specs. My old beloved SAE P102 preamp couldn't drive half the crappy earbuds out there now, SAE amps don't have jacks for 'phones. AKG's like a nice, tight amp with high damping factor, wide freq response and of course, low distortion

    I've played with 'phone amps from $200 to $500 and they all have their story to tell!! I love the 'Little Dot 1+' I mentioned earlier for certain recordings, most if I had nothing else...tube glow and superb headphones

    Marco and some others mentioned the K240 studio's and others, get thee to the nunnery, or your nearest AKG dealer, these are amazing transducers!!
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    701? ...

    Quote Originally Posted by marcok View Post
    I presume they are very good phones....
    AKG 240 studio monitor ( superb.... )
    But they are outstanding after a heavy modificition (physical and technical as well)..

    Here are some of my latest creations based on the AKG K-240 mkII (made in Austria) model:






    Another one, based on the older K-240 studio model:




    Soundwise all three modificated headphones shown above will surpass the K-701 with ease..

    Last edited by Miracle Mile; 07-03-2017 at 04:29 PM.
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    Hey! I just won an Ebay auction on a barely used set for $132.00 last night. I've been checking every day since this thread started. I wanted new, but the 'Made In Austria models have dissapeard. I got a bit carried away while waiting & also got a pair of Grado RS2's. They just arrived today.
    Not to quit there; I've ordered most parts to build a Pete Millet headphone tube amp. Name starts with a 'J'. That's all I remember.

    White Oak order coming up next!

    Then a 700b rebuild candidate. They have been slim. But I NEED the sexy black faceplate assm. Mr. WOPL has for sale. Checking under sofa cushions now.

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    I'm very curious about any tech item
    Miracle Mile ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcok View Post
    Miracle Mile ,
    Chapeau !!!!!
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    Thank you Marco.

    It's been a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miracle Mile View Post
    But they are outstanding after a heavy modificition (physical and technical as well)..

    Here are some of my latest creations based on the AKG K-240 mkII (made in Austria) model:






    Another one, based on the older K-240 studio model:




    Soundwise all three modificated headphones shown above will surpass the K-701 with ease..

    Beautiful work Miles...
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

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    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

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