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I personally haven't listened to the Q701 in detail before, but from what I've read, it does seem to be a better choice if you're going the safe route.

I've been overlaying the Olive-Harman preferred headphone sound and traditional flat-speaker HRTF onto Tyll's measurements on Innerfidelity. Of course, the frequency response doesn't tell the whole story, but I was surprised to see how the K 701 and Q 701 fair in terms of the entire Q/K 6/7/8/X-series headphones that have been measured. I certainly won't be paying nobody's ~$1100 for the K812.... D:

Black = Harman target headphone response
Green = flat-speaker HRTF Q and K 6/7/8/X-series measurements (Click to show)
KXX


K612


K701 A


K701 B


K712


K812 earlier serial number


K812 later serial number


Q701

And since it's on-topic right now, here's the Beyer DT880 measurements DT880 measurements (Click to show)
32-ohm


250-ohm


600-ohm


Head-Fi'ers like MiceBlue, are the reason Head-Fi is such a great online community.

Absolutely excellent post.

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Hi guys, I just got the K701's. The newer model made in china without the bumps on the headband. They sound great, i'm running them through my Asus D2X soundcard, do you think a Shiit Vali would be a worthwhile investment.  =)

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Originally Posted by Colactix View Post

Hi guys, I just got the K701's. The newer model made in china without the bumps on the headband. They sound great, i'm running them through my Asus D2X soundcard, do you think a Shiit Vali would be a worthwhile investment.  =)
Personally I wasn't a fan of the Vali at all. I'd recommend the Magni over it. The Vali makes some extremely annoying tube microphonics. As in, if you plug in your headphones, you're going to be hearing a ~1 kHz screech through your headphones for about 30 seconds.

Really a poor design in my opinion. I'd stay away from that thing.
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Originally Posted by Colactix View Post
 

Hi guys, I just got the K701's. The newer model made in china without the bumps on the headband. They sound great, i'm running them through my Asus D2X soundcard, do you think a Shiit Vali would be a worthwhile investment.  =)

 

If you can afford it, the Lyr is one of the best amps for the K70X. Mine sound absolutely amazing with the Lyr. In case you decide to buy it, also make sure to get some good tubes.

 

-This is a great thread about tube-headphone synergy with the Lyr: 

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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post

Sure, it's totally different sounding compared to the DT880 IMO. The high trebles are more shelved on the AKG's than the Beyers and the K series has that typical bump in the frequency range around 2K region that gives it its characteristic forward vocal qualities (where as DT's mids sit back a bit more). The bass is less present on the K's as well and the soundstage is a lot wider so you get a very clear presentation overall. It's certainly not to everyone's tastes but those who love it love it for what it is. It's different enough from DT880's to experiment with IMO. I've had both in the past, and I personally liked the K's better (and have actually reacquired the K702's since).

Do you like the K702 better than K701?
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Originally Posted by mikiphile View Post

If you can afford it, the Lyr is one of the best amps for the K70X. Mine sound absolutely amazing with the Lyr. In case you decide to buy it, also make sure to get some good tubes.

-This is a great thread about tube-headphone synergy with the Lyr: 

I agree with this. The Lyr copulates with the K7xxs in my setup. The Gustard H10 is another fantastic pairing.
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Originally Posted by Liu Junyuan View Post


Do you like the K702 better than K701?

 

The two don't sound different at all to my ears. I like the look of both, but I found a better deal for K702 and it does have a detachable cable, so I went with it over K701 (which I owned multiple times in the past) this time.

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