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This thread has made Jan Meier a happy man with all these new orders!
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Jan has also made us very happy in return......:beerchug:

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I just got the AKG K702 anniversary edition, how do you think it will sound with the quickstep? :)

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I just got the AKG K702 anniversary edition, how do you think it will sound with the quickstep? :)


DX50 + Quickstep? I have a feeling like Quickstep will handle it quite nicely.

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DX50 + Quickstep? I have a feeling like Quickstep will handle it quite nicely.

Haha nooo, I will not use the AKG with the DX50. That thing will stay put at my desk! 

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The thing with k702 is you will never feel it is ever loud enough, that is their nature. I have not touched the k702 for well over an year, the pads required changing and I decided that investing on a desktop amp just for k702 is not worth it. Going to try with quickstep tomorrow, going to be interesting to see how they pair. 

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I have the Stepdance @ 15 volt. Compared to how the standard K702 sounds straight out of the Ipod Classic, you will have much more bass impact and everything else will open up and sound very much alive.
Ipod 》LOD 》Stepdance @ low gain.
Volume is @ 3 o'clock for very loud without hurting.
@9 volt it has only slightly or unnoticeable less impact. Not blind test able.
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

I have the Stepdance @ 15 volt. Compared to how the standard K702 sounds straight out of the Ipod Classic, you will have much more bass impact and everything else will open up and sound very much alive.
Ipod 》LOD 》Stepdance @ low gain.
Volume is @ 3 o'clock for very loud without hurting.
@9 volt it has only slightly or unnoticeable less impact. Not blind test able.

Alright thanks! Now I wonder if the quickstep will sound much better (relatively) than the O2.

I've been spending a little crazily the last couple of months (€1300+), so I might actually return the quickstep if I don't find it noticeably better than the O2.

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Alright thanks! Now I wonder if the quickstep will sound much better (relatively) than the O2.

I've been spending a little crazily the last couple of months (€1300+), so I might actually return the quickstep if I don't find it noticeably better than the O2.

I find that the ODAC+Quickstep sounds much more enjoyable than the ODAC/O2. But whether it is just a matter of synergy with my headphones or because I just find the O2 amp to be lifeless and boring I do not know. I am looking forward to read your impressions and see if you find the same impressions :-)

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I find that the ODAC+Quickstep sounds much more enjoyable than the ODAC/O2. But whether it is just a matter of synergy with my headphones or because I just find the O2 amp to be lifeless and boring I do not know. I am looking forward to read your impressions and see if you find the same impressions :-)

Well now I'm getting curious. Obviously I hope the quickstep outperforms the O2. Is the O2 considerably more powerful than the quickstep?

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You can boost the power of the Quickstep by using up to 15 volt external power supply. But I do not know about the O2 other than that it seems to be well recognized by many users.
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I do not know which amplifier is the most powerful. The Quickstep is powerful enough for me. I am always on low gain and never above 11-12 on the volume. There is just a better musicality in the Quickstep. The O2 sounds lifeless and reminds me of a set of AKG K701 - when unamped... But I am sure it has something to do with synergy with different headphones. The O2 is probably the more correct sounding amplifier if you measure it but the Quickstep is just as neutral I think. The best thing is that the Quickstep sounds great from a 9V battery and it can be used when traveling. 

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Opining both my view is for my everyday usage I use quickstep more than O2 but when I want to be sure that I am not adding any colortion what so ever I use O2. I am not sure whether quickstep tops and bottoms are that neutral, they are excellent but compared to O2 they come across as more pronounced.

 

Honestly one cannot go wrong with quickstep, probably its only down side is lack of internal charging mechanism which I believe in future it will be its major short coming. 

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Opining both my view is for my everyday usage I use quickstep more than O2 but when I want to be sure that I am not adding any colortion what so ever I use O2. I am not sure whether quickstep tops and bottoms are that neutral, they are excellent but compared to O2 they come across as more pronounced.

 

Honestly one cannot go wrong with quickstep, probably its only down side is lack of internal charging mechanism which I believe in future it will be its major short coming. 

So your saying keeping both amps would be benificial?

I think my wallet just growled at the screen.

Nah, considering the price of the O2 I wouldn't get that much out of selling it. 

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So your saying keeping both amps would be benificial?

I think my wallet just growled at the screen.

Nah, considering the price of the O2 I wouldn't get that much out of selling it. 

O2 measures well, it is simply an amp based on the objective performance, it has enough power to use for all thing, it has internal charger and it can be used as desktop amp but it can get boring real quick. Quickstep has small size format, very clear high and tight low, it is designed by Dr Meir who knows what he is making so you can be sure objectively it will perform well.

 

If I was to go back I would just get the quickstep with a good 15 volt PSU for home use and be willing to buy 9 volt battery from time to time when I need to use amp outside which I rarely do. 

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