Originally Posted by vvanrij
Yeah, exactly my thoughts currently. The K701 just present what you put in, there seems to be very little coloration going on.
While most people don't look at it this way, it's the truth.
If you have average source + decent amp + K701's, you are not getting the best available sound.
Now if you have a good source + above average amp + K701's, you're going to get a higher quality sound, because the K701's REALLY synergize with great recorded/pressed music.
I have the second tier, because this is my second go around with the K701's, and before I had a decent source, but a nice amp, and I didn't like it. Now, I like it with a great source and average amp.
good amp > amping average quality music vs. above average amp > amping high resolution music.. you see where I'm going with this.