Is there actually a headphone with fuller/thicker mids than the HD-650? If so I can't imagine what that would sound like. I guess maybe an HD-650 with a specific tube amp. I don't really want the HD-650 any warmer.
These are probably just as fun to listen to as the DJ100 for me easily. Nothing laid-back or boring about them. Just really smooth sounding. The mids are addicting and not what i'm used to. Feels like my home theater setup in a way.
Right now I must be imagining things, but with the ODAC they sound like they have more detail than the Q701. I'm not going to sit and over-analyze this like I did in the past. I think the ODAC is possibly helping a lot to make them a bit more revealing or detailed. Not really sure. My Q701 didn't really become much more detailed or revealing with the ODAC. A little bit. It actually became more balanced.
I do now feel they make some music a little better sounding than it should be, but I don't care. I mean it doesn't dramatically change anything too badly. I think this is the general consensus.
This pair has none of that muffled sound and is always crystal clear. This pair has some of most controlled bass i've ever heard. Weird. I guess I can't complain.
I think the most impressive thing other than the full mids is the soundstage. Not super huge, but I easily prefer it to the HD-600/580. I don't know why there would even be such a difference. The 600 is said to have a larger soundstage, but it no longer seems that way. I don't really want to compare them. Just would rather listen to my music.
Oh yeah..I think the HD-650 and Q701 make a good pair. I'll probably still use the Q701 for gaming, but i'll finally test out the HD-650 for it later tonight.