Originally Posted by Capunk
I would love an impression between K701 & Maxed WA6,
I'm seriously consider this amp, hopefully it matched my expectations.
Sorry, but my WA6 is stock. I bought it new right before I took delivery of brand new K701s. The experience had me wondering why people were saying the AKGs needed 300+ hours of break-in, since mine sounded fantastic right out of the box. Of course, my source is a really nice vinyl front end, so I wasn't hearing any digital artifacts. The 701s now have over 100 hours and I'm only noticing more bass. The top was always open, detailed and beautiful.
There's plenty of volume for me, but I CAN turn the volume all the way up and not hurt my ears (short term). I generally listen to my speakers with average SPLs in the mid to high 80 dB and perceive that my headphones are below that on average (given the partial isolation). I would equate the WA6 at full volume as equivalent to high 90 dB through the speakers.
With my UE Triple.fi 10 Pros the Woo is also stunning. The bass is powerful and punchier than with the AKGs. However, the AKGs are still gaining bass, so I'm reluctant to say that they're bass-shy. The highs with the IEMs are detailed and smooth, very comparable to the AKGs, the main difference being in the image (IEMs have a smaller, tighter, less diffuse image. Duh).
I would hesitate to recommend any Woo product even though I've only tried this one product. It's very competitively priced, built like a brick house and stunning sounding.