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AKG Pro Audio K702 Over-Ear Open-Back Flat-Wire Reference Studio Headphones

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Online King via Amazon has AKG Pro Audio K702 Over-Ear Open-Back Flat-Wire Reference Studio Headphones (Black) for $138.36. Shipping is free.

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  • Rated Impedance: 62 Ohms
  • Detachable cable
  • Maximum input power: 200 mW
  • Audio frequency bandwidth: 10 - 39800 Hz
  • Type: Open-back

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Currently going for 138, just bought one.
The price history on this ranges up to 349 in some places.
This is currently the cheapest from what I searched for new.

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It is being sold at this price from a few different amazon sellers.
I chose stavvy sales at 100% rating since they have the better score compared to online king which is 92%.

There's also one used very good condition and cheaper, shipped and sold by amazon for 128.

I also searched on slickdeals to see if this was posted and found one from last year, the link still works, but I believe it should be updated to a current post.

I don't post here much, so constructive criticism is appreciated.

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BraveFaucet431 asked this question on 10-05-2022 at 05:43 PM
10-05-2022 at 05:43 PM
Yeah, they’ve been great for gaming. Add a mod mic and you’re good to go.
10-05-2022 at 05:43 PM
They’re the best for gaming and I’ve tried several. They have great positional audio for FPS.
10-08-2022 at 06:21 AM
In terms of positional awareness most open back headphones are really good, I would expect these to be. The very best in that regard are the Audio-Technica ATH-ADx line, even the cheapest 500x make playing fps games a different experience.
TheToddler asked this question on 10-05-2022 at 02:09 PM
10-05-2022 at 04:35 PM
Very different. One is closed one is open. Different sound signatures. Different comfort levels.
11-28-2022 at 04:49 PM
vastly higher-res but lighter on bass, positional cues have radically better clarity, among other things, even the finest compressor and reverb settings are crystal clear if you use K702 for music production, otherwise, relentless fidelity for casual listening, though you might like it better with some bass boost
jgzinv asked this question on 10-05-2022 at 03:38 PM
11-28-2022 at 04:51 PM
far less colored in sound, slightly less bass-light; classic AD700 is a terrible headphone but was a hit with gamers, I don't know about the newer version's sound, and K702 should be a hit or miss depending on the game, research that elsewhere

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For classical music and jazz, these are, by far, the best in this price range. Maybe a bit boring for Rock and EDM but I have many other headphones for those genres. If you need a set of headphones for classical, these are highly recommended.
Ignore people quoting the Ω impedance… that is only a third of the equation, and the part to pay the most attention to is the sensitivity, which is 105 dB SPL (concert loud) /V @ 1 kHz (with a volt of output power, a test tone played at the "this is only a test of the emergency broadcast system" tv alarm pitch, it will sound as loud as an average live concert and louder than you should listen). Some headphones have less impedance than the K702, but be much harder to drive because their sensitivity is low.

So, at least the midrange is very easy to drive loud enough, including with the amps integrated inside of typical sound cards, smartphone dongles, and so on. Should work fine from your soundcard. I will say from experience, however, that the QUALITY of the amp will still be revealed by the AKGs, so while both your soundcard, a Sony Walkman ZX500, or a $600 discrete desktop amplifier all can play at equivalent loudness (and a PS5 controller will get "loud enough"), the $600 amp will still help the audio sound more crisp and have a more solid impact of bass attack and cymbal hits.

Beyerdynamic headphones DO use more metal in their designs; the metal materials DON'T inherently make their build "quality" better in the sense of durability, comfort, or acoustic quality compared to the resins of headphones like AKG or Sennheiser… just heavier, with a bit more luster to look at from the metal. All three of these brands make excellent headphones, your audiogram and personal taste will dictate your individual favorite.
Beyer = bright
Sennheiser = warm and bold (HD 800 being an exception)
AKG = somewhere between the two with emphasis on soundstage.
Beats = bass and treble emphasized over mids/vocals, more than just "warm"
Bose = chocolatey but muddy warm sound.

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Tempting. Not sure if I'd actual use these over my DT1990.
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Tempting. Not sure if I'd actual use these over my DT1990.
Probably not worth it. They won't match the technicalities of the 1990 but the 702 and 712 are good headphones with a large soundstage. Build quality on the DT1990 is also much better.

I think this is a good deal for anyone in the market for a headphone like this. Only 235g too according to AKG which is really light.
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Are these a newer version of the K701s? I have K701s and I like them but the wire is struggling after being ran over by my computer chair for years. Also the pads are pretty raggidy at this point. Was going to replace the pads and find a place to put a new wire in but it would prolly cost me a similar amount to these.
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Are these a newer version of the K701s?
Yes. Wave

https://www.rtings.com/headphones...shold=0.10
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Probably not worth it. They won't match the technicalities of the 1990 but the 702 and 712 are good headphones with a large soundstage. Build quality on the DT1990 is also much better.

I think this is a good deal for anyone in the market for a headphone like this. Only 235g too according to AKG which is really light.
When I bought the 1990s, I also ordered the akg712 and the Sen 660s. Of the three, I couldn't stand the Akgs. I wanted to love them because i like the style but the sound was not good. I actually kept the hd660s too because it sounded so different than the 1990.
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Got this k702 for like $70 with the jbl hack price mistake. Even at that price i returned it. Pretty crappy sound even with an amp
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For classical music and jazz, these are, by far, the best in this price range. Maybe a bit boring for Rock and EDM but I have many other headphones for those genres. If you need a set of headphones for classical, these are highly recommended.
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Tempting but I should probably just fix my k7xx
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Usually use eBay as a litmus for what the fair price should be. Seeing many listing and rather cheap... Doesn't mean it's bad (never tried them) just means theres no rush.

OTOH, focal elegia sale at 329 is excellent (using eBay as reference).. I know different headphones all together.
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Are these a newer version of the K701s? I have K701s and I like them but the wire is struggling after being ran over by my computer chair for years. Also the pads are pretty raggidy at this point. Was going to replace the pads and find a place to put a new wire in but it would prolly cost me a similar amount to these
I wouldn't say that these are a newer version of the K701. They're separate products and they still sell both the K701 and K702 afaik. They're very similar, but the K702 has a removable cable.
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BD design is distorted to appeal, AKG used to be the most accurate, especially AKG 612, but maybe too boring, your money you choice
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I have a pair of K702's by the way. I bought them through a deal on this site last summer.

I paid $129.95 new, when Adorama was blowing them out.

I had a few AKG headphones from before, so I knew what kind of sound profile I was getting.

These K702s are comfortable on the head and have a nice, wide soundstage, but they're not exactly heavy on the bass, if that's what somebody is looking for.

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Relatively new into the audiophile scene. How would these compare to my sennheiser HD 560s?
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