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Welcome to Head-fi! I would recommend researching the sites forums for more info than I can provide. There is a wealth of it on here. Basically with the Q701 and it's cousins K701/702 they have the capacity to blossom sound wise with more power supplied than a typical headphone jack on an iPod or computer can provide. The headphones you have are capable of much more than you are now hearing.
Oh and the Sony 7506 are very good and there are somewhat more refined in their price range such as the Shure 440s and Senn HD280. The 7506 are definitely more portable though and have a nice comfort level all their own.
Very comfy but they do not have the velour pads. I prefer pleather-leather personally though. You could always swap the pads but this may change the sound somewhat. I have not tried this myself.
Oops. Under $200. The COPs are 50 bucks more but you could probably find a match around $200.
Of the ones on their list under $300 I would recommend the Shure SRH840 or the Beyer Custom One Pro. I have and enjoy both. The COPs really don't share a similar signature as the DT770. The bass adjuster is fun to play with too. I'm not going to sit here and do the old Headfi sound sig description because those can get lame. Both COP and 840 play almost anything very well and work out of any device.
If you like the 440s and the Shure sound, you will not be disappointed with the 840s. They are one of the most versatile headphones I've ever had the pleasure of owning. A clear upgrade to the 440 and as you know the 440 is no slouch.
The production shifted from Austria to China. Most likely not a fake. If you don't feel you need an amp that's great. If one day you decide to get one you'll be in luck because they like power and respond well to it. I had one recently but upgraded to a k712.
I play Beck's The Information for a bit to break in new drivers. My wife used to like Beck but now she can't stand him because of it.
For $100 I really dig the Shure SRH440. They do everything well and are tops in that price range. Solid and look darn professional too.
There must be some running gag out there that the fake ones are actually better than the real ones. Ha! But yeah, not recommended to buy from those sites. As much crap as they get around here, Beats are very much a premium headphone and you will pay top dollar for the real ones.
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