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B&H Photo Video has AKG K 702 Open-Back Circumaural Headphones (2458X00190) on sale for $149.99 when you apply promo code K702 at checkout. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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These cans are for reference, if you stream music, have a library primarily in MP3, and/or don't use an amplifier or use your phone for music, these cans aren't for you. They are hard to drive without an amp and will not make streamed music or MP3s sound that great.

If you're producing music, then these are an investment. If you want a neutral sounding set, these would be good, but overall, if you're a music fan and not a music maker, you probably don't need these.
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That's a great price. These have some unnatural 2.5k shout vs DT880 and HD 600, but some people enjoy that. Soundstage is very wide but imaging is less precise than DT880. Not nearly as bright at 6k and 10k as DT880 either, but not as warm as HD 600 in the highs. Bass extends well but is not boosted and like the other mid-fi open back dynamics in this price range, still rolls off towards the bottom. Comfort is superb. Watch out for broken solder joints in the long run. Build quality hasn't been the same since AKG moved production of these from Austria to China. Hope this helps.
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Nice - code didn't work properly at first, but now the discount is showing correctly after code is applied.
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These cans are for reference, if you stream music, have a library primarily in MP3, and/or don't use an amplifier or use your phone for music, these cans aren't for you. They are hard to drive without an amp and will not make streamed music or MP3s sound that great.

If you're producing music, then these are an investment. If you want a neutral sounding set, these would be good, but overall, if you're a music fan and not a music maker, you probably don't need these.
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Does anyone know if B&H Photo still ships stuff in boxes with their logo all over it, basically advertising steal me? Last few items I ordered never made it to my house.
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As another poster said you will want an amp to drive these.
I don't have this particular model, but the Q701s which are my favorite cans for gaming and movies as it has a very wide soundstage.
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These cans are for reference, if you stream music, have a library primarily in MP3, and/or don't use an amplifier or use your phone for music, these cans aren't for you. They are hard to drive without an amp and will not make streamed music or MP3s sound that great.

If you're producing music, then these are an investment. If you want a neutral sounding set, these would be good, but overall, if you're a music fan and not a music maker, you probably don't need these.
I think if they have Schiit stack. It's perfect for this headphone.
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Couldn't just plug it into my receiver (Denon X3500), could I?
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I got one since I missed on the last deal. Main use will be gaming...
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Couldn't just plug it into my receiver (Denon X3500), could I?
Sure you can. These just need some extra power and a receiver is fine as long as you can get the source you want through it. I use my AKG's with an Emotiva amp and it works fine.
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Sure you can. These just need some extra power and a receiver is fine as long as you can get the source you want through it. I use my AKG's with an Emotiva amp and it works fine.
Thanks. That's good to know. I currently use the Phillips X2HR, plugged into the receiver, for all my listening but the shrillness of the treble is really starting to bother me. Looking for something more refined at the top end. I don't know if the 702s are it but I'm willing to give them a go.
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Couldn't just plug it into my receiver (Denon X3500), could I?
Yes. You will need some power to make these sound good. A phone isn't going to work. If you use a separate amp hooked up to your phone they will sound good. But a receivers has plenty of power. Something like a schiit stack would be perfection. Or something similar.

I had theses and they sound fantastic. The Soundstage is wider than HD600/650's. Sound is a little leaner than the Sens. I slightly prefer the HD650s, but I can definately see that some would like these more. The wide soundstage is truly amazing for a set of headphones.
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How would these stack up against my 598s?
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How would these stack up against my 598s?
Personally, I don't feel like these are a step up from the 598s. It really depends what you're looking to get out of a change of headphones. The 598s are easy to drive, have an amazing soundstage, a warm presentation, and are only really lacking in deep bass. The bass situation is helped a bit by using an amp. I haven't listened to the K702 myself, but I have used the K712 and I was not a huge fan of their sound. The soundstage is huge like the 598s which is nice for games, but I felt like the mids were a bit honky and not super pleasing to listen to.

For what it's worth, my main headphones these days are Yamaha YH-100 orthodynamics and AKG K280s. I use the 598 for VR gaming due to the soundstage and alternate between the other two for music.

Rtings does in-depth headphone reviews now, so you can take a look at their findings to get a good idea for yourself.

https://www.rtings.com/headphones...ser/hd-598

https://www.rtings.com/headphones...s/akg/k702

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Thanks. That's good to know. I currently use the Phillips X2HR, plugged into the receiver, for all my listening but the shrillness of the treble is really starting to bother me. Looking for something more refined at the top end. I don't know if the 702s are it but I'm willing to give them a go.
These are rolled off a bit in the highs so you might like how they sound compared to the Philips.
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