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post #781 of 1578

dang I want to buy one......

post #782 of 1578
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Originally Posted by nijohc View Post

dang I want to buy one......

Stay tuned to my channel. ;)

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post #783 of 1578
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Originally Posted by nijohc View Post

dang I want to buy one......

I'm selling an immaculate pair right now! With the Beyer and original Pads...

post #784 of 1578

So I replaced original pads with 770pro/80 pads and it definitely improved sound stage. They sound amazing. Better than my old 770pro/80 and brand new 770pro LE 32ohm. The Beyers beat them in sound isolation (by little) and build quality though.

 

They don't have recessed mids at all unlike Beyers and PRO 900. To be honest the 770 LE kinda fixed recessed mids but I still think Q40 with Beyer pads sounds better.

 

I actually think they now sound better than PRO 900 and very close to D7000. Amazing. Excellent for gaming.

 

I didn't like Q40 at all when I got them because I was never able to get a proper fit on my head/ears. Maybe I have big ears but left cup always sounded slightly louder. And they were uncomfortable. Beyer pads fixed all that and I'm very happy biggrin.gif


Edited by silverbox - 12/8/12 at 2:37pm
post #785 of 1578

Ended up keeping mine in the end which I'm happy about.

 

Not sure if I miss read but some have found the Beyer pads veil the sound. I found that initially but then I tried the foam (covering the driver) from the stock pads. I cut it, which wasnt too pretty, from the stocks and tucked it over the Beyer pads...Voila! Comfort and best sound.

 

I think the thickness of the Beyer pads mutes some of the frequency. Did anyone else find this?

post #786 of 1578

I just placed an order for these on amazon.uk. They have them for GBP 59,00 now and that's a very good price (for Europe).

 

Have to ship them to my sister that lives in the UK though so it will probably take a while before I get themmad.gif

post #787 of 1578

You have a great deal. Envy  :)
 

post #788 of 1578

to me, they are quite thick and warm sounding even with the beyer pads. they lack transparency and instrument separation. they do not isolate well, also. would the dt770 be better in these regards?

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to me, they are quite thick and warm sounding even with the beyer pads. they lack transparency and instrument separation. they do not isolate well, also. would the dt770 be better in these regards?


I would suggest the V-Moda M-100 as I am a past Q40 owner and current M-100 fan.  Check out the thread if you are not familiar with them.

post #790 of 1578
i owned the m80 but they were uncomfortable and did not isolate at all. m100s do better?
post #791 of 1578
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i owned the m80 but they were uncomfortable and did not isolate at all. m100s do better?


Definitely.  M-100 is circumaural- better comfort and isolation, but not the most comfortable circumaural as the pads are on the small side.  They are much more comfortable now after a few months than when I first purchased them.  The sound is phenomenal.

post #792 of 1578
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Wow, look at that amazing extension to 20Hz and well past 30K! That big peak around the 7-10K region might cause some sibilance issues though. Interesting that there's a dip at 175Hz and then a bump at 220Hz. Would love to see the bass hump centred around 50Hz instead of 100Hz, but nobody makes headphones like that :(

 

Can somebody please provide a comparison between the AKG K81dj and the Q40? I know the Q40 is way better (and costs 3x as much) but I'd like a more detailed comparison. Is bass impact/quantity similar, with the Q40 being better extended, less boomy, and better defined? At least that's my assumption.


Edited by blueangel2323 - 12/18/12 at 12:10pm
post #793 of 1578
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

Wow, look at that amazing extension to 20Hz and well past 30K! That big peak around the 7-10K region might cause some sibilance issues though. Interesting that there's a dip at 175Hz and then a bump at 220Hz. Would love to see the bass hump centred around 50Hz instead of 100Hz, but nobody makes headphones like that :(

 

The DT770 Pro peaks at ~40 Hz, and has a dip centered at slightly above 200 Hz.

post #794 of 1578

i would be even more intereessted in a comparison with the dt770

post #795 of 1578

Just curious about the velour pad modification-are the Beyerdynamic 770 pads the only ones that fit, or are they just the best?

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