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Anyone compared the COPs with the Q40?

post #1412 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post
 

Having finally actually recieve a bit of spending cash, I'm now looking into a bit of a Amp or DAC that would go nicely with the Q40's.

I've looked into the E17, and am obviously considering the Digizoid ZO2. My only question is, how's the bass boost on the E17? I understand that the ZO is basically elevating the bass levels, and not really considering much else, whereas the E17 does quite a bit of everything, it's just whether it'll be able to get that extra bass end push similar (but obviously not too similar) to that of the ZO2.

 

Cheers,

The E17 works great. The EQ functions are also pretty slick, I can't complain at all with the bass boost. I haven't used the EQ on it much since my M100's, but I loved it.

 

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I've tried over 10 pads on the Q40. Top two are Alpha pads and Shure 840.

Definitely. You can also do RPGWizard's stock pad mod with the paper towel and it helps a lot with comfort and also makes some sonic changes.

post #1413 of 1638
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I've tried over 10 pads on the Q40. Top two are Alpha pads and Shure 840.

Yeah, I think the Alpha pads are a bit too expensive for me (Shipping from US to the UK isn't cheap). I generally prefer a velour material on headphones but not sure what to do.


Edited by Mackem - 1/9/14 at 3:50pm
post #1414 of 1638

Hi guys

 

Looking for a portable headphone. How portable is the Q40?

Is it ok looking for walking outside.

Is it durable?

 

Or is it more for inhouse.

post #1415 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Yeah, I think the Alpha pads are a bit too expensive for me (Shipping from US to the UK isn't cheap). I generally prefer a velour material on headphones but not sure what to do.

Velours comfort is good but kills the bass on the Q40.
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Velours comfort is good but kills the bass on the Q40.

So are the Shure pads quite big / deep as well as being comfortable? I have pretty big ears as well as wearing glasses.

post #1417 of 1638
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

Hi guys

 

Looking for a portable headphone. How portable is the Q40?

Is it ok looking for walking outside.

Is it durable?

 

Or is it more for inhouse.

Definitely durable, perfect for outside, if you like.

 

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So are the Shure pads quite big / deep as well as being comfortable? I have pretty big ears as well as wearing glasses.

Shures work fine with glasses for me (medium size ears)

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So are the Shure pads quite big / deep as well as being comfortable? I have pretty big ears as well as wearing glasses.


Yeah, they have ample room.  Work with glasses as well. 

 

And I'd say the Q40 would be a pretty good portable solution.  Built well, small enough to be reasonable. 

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Right, now to figure out where to get the Shire pads from that deliver to the UK for a reasonable price. I want to see if somewhere in Europe stocks them so I'm not waiting weeks.

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Right, now to figure out where to get the Shire pads from that deliver to the UK for a reasonable price. I want to see if somewhere in Europe stocks them so I'm not waiting weeks.


Start on Amazon. 

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Start on Amazon. 

Yeah, looks like ordering from the US is my only option unless I want to pay nearly double the price to get them from Germany.

post #1422 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

Yeah, looks like ordering from the US is my only option unless I want to pay nearly double the price to get them from Germany.

 

I'm selling my backup pair that's used for a few hrs and I'm from europe (Finland) if you're interested at a very low price too. I paid much more for it but it was stretched out that most people would want/need but I quite like the very tight clamping non-stretched.

But I'm getting a little bit unsure myself as at least now I have a backup pair as I love these headphones so much I think I'd be quite devastated if my primary ones died.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/10/14 at 8:10am
post #1423 of 1638
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

Anyone compared the COPs with the Q40?

 

I've owned both but never compared directly. What exactly do you want to know?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

Right, now to figure out where to get the Shire pads from that deliver to the UK for a reasonable price. I want to see if somewhere in Europe stocks them so I'm not waiting weeks.

 

http://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_hpaec840_ear_pads.htm

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I'm very happy with the Hifiman velours on mine. I, like many others, have tried a lot of different pads with these and to me the Hifiman velours to be the best sounding. Didn't like the sound with the beyer velours at all though. I'll guess that in the end it cooks down to personal preference as always.

Edit: @Mackem (the quoting doesn't seem to work on my tablet at the moment)
Edited by peter123 - 1/10/14 at 1:38pm
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Right, Q40s will be here Monday or Tuesday. Not sure whether to go pleather or velour. I want something with awesome comfort whilst not altering the sound too much. I assume either the Shure pads or HifiMan velours would be two of the best in this regard?

 

I'll pick up the V-Moda cable as well.

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