hi guys! I am an IEM man
I want to go to full size world. I need someone to advise me
I currently have westone 4r and have listened to sony ex1000
I think that w4r has more bass than I want. and has less treble than I want too. vocals are great on w4r. instrument separation and imagine are great too, the sound stage is good (not too much).
about ex1000, I found the treble of ex1000 harsh for me ( I listen to rock & metal)
I'm really interested in q701. can any one compare the treble of q701 with w4r or ex1000?
do you think that k701 is a safe choice for me? if it's not, which HP will be the best choice? do you think that q701 will be an upgrade (in term of quality, not quantity) to my IEM?
thanks (and sorry for my English)
Technically speaking, any quality open headphone (by that I mean something that isn't like a cheapy headphone) will be better than an IEM. To me, even wearing like a 70 dollar pair of pc gaming headsets are better than most (I am not counting the redicoulus $200+ IEMs either) IEMs do to the large sound stage.
I actually do have the q701s and I really like them, and it sounds like it would fit your needs perfectly. The treble is a tiny TINY bit higher than most headphones, and the bass is not as punchy.
I do feel like these are better quality headphones for music. The sensitivity is a bit higher, and the impedance is a little lower which is nice. The only reason I went with the AKG headphones was because they were a bit more comfortable for me. However, I do a lot of PC gaming, so I will wear them for several hours, where you may not. So that could be a none issue for you.