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Hi everybody. What do you think about combo Odac+o2+k701s? I'm gonna buy this setup.

post #2072 of 2368

hello. Anybody here?

post #2073 of 2368

We're here.... but possibly no one who has heard the exact set up you're asking about.

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Originally Posted by liemhup View Post

hello. Anybody here?

post #2074 of 2368

I'm here! O2+ODAC+K701. Exact setup you're talking about. And it works great.

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i have only tried the O2 + K701 combo, and it works quite well. sounds really clean and detailed.

meanwhile, i am right now listening to Bravo V3 + Encore ENMA + K701 setup, and i'm pretty much satisfied with it.
the midrange sounds ok, and the bass is quite sufficient for me.
it sounds airy with above average soundstage.

i'm not keen on getting a new amp anytime soon, but i'm saving up for it in case a good deal pops up somewhere.
Edited by adgaps - 12/1/12 at 1:18am
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

I'm here! O2+ODAC+K701. Exact setup you're talking about. And it works great.

That's great to hear. I purchased an O2 and ODAC, and my K 701 is coming through the mail soon.

 

That being said, has anyone here tried the K 701 with a Bottlehead Crack OTL amp?

I'm interested in a tube amp for the novelty of it. Either a Bottlehead or Schiit tube amp are in my thoughts on a tube amp.

 

Does the K 701 pair well with tube amps? It was to my understanding that tube amps have a high output impedance and the K 701 is rated at ~62 ohms. Technically, shouldn't a solid state amp be more suitable?

post #2077 of 2368

wow,  i really need to read some posts. Right now my choices are SR225i, HD598, and k701. I know k701 needs amps and all sorts of things that I don't have now, and the other two do not need these. But I think I will enjoy the slow and fun process of improving the sound quality of K701. That's the fun part and hope my wallet thinks the same way too. biggrin.gif

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Question: Is the K701 any different from the q701?
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Question: Is the K701 any different from the q701?

From what I read, no. They think Q701 has slightly stronger bass compare with K701 and that's it.

post #2080 of 2368
Hello all.

I am no technical expert on amps but I'm pretty sure there is massive variation in output characteristics, tube & SS. K701 is somewhat picky though IME and generally can be a marmite can (love or hate). Personsl Testing is highly recommended.

Best

James
post #2081 of 2368

Does these require a good amount of power like the Qs?

post #2082 of 2368

mine sounded thin with the Asgard solid state, but excellent with the 2 hybrid amps.  I listen mostly to jazz and blues with them

post #2083 of 2368

Hey guys

sorry to pop in unannounced but since i gave away my beyers (they weren't my kind of sound) i've been wondering what to replace them with.

my friend has the K601 which i actually didn't mind at all so im wondering what's the K701 compared to them (i'm just in need of a comparison with a headphone i've heard)

 

the other treble happy headphones i've listened to is the Audio technica ATH-AD700.

 

cheers

post #2084 of 2368

If you like k601 warm sound than k702 will not give you that. In other aspects soundstage, positioning, detail retrieval and in my chain more bass texture and quantity. Akg k601 had "squeaky" upper mids (people say that is the k702 case as well, but I never experienced it to such extent and with proper amplification it was completely gone) that was fatiguing and along with soft sounding signature was pretty awkward IMO.

 

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Hey guys

sorry to pop in unannounced but since i gave away my beyers (they weren't my kind of sound) i've been wondering what to replace them with.

my friend has the K601 which i actually didn't mind at all so im wondering what's the K701 compared to them (i'm just in need of a comparison with a headphone i've heard)

 

the other treble happy headphones i've listened to is the Audio technica ATH-AD700.

 

cheers


Edited by loopfreak - 12/13/12 at 3:59am
post #2085 of 2368

Thanks loopfreak

... The K601 is warm? basshead.gif and the K701 is even less so...

I might consider another pair of hp then.

Would you happen to know of another HP a little closer to the K601 sound sig? a tad more warmth but (absolutely) not recessed mids and the same kind of treble on the K601?

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