So the Q701, the Labtech LVA 7330, and the mixamp finally arrived.
So here's the impression from a complete greenhorn without proper lingo.
Set things up to the PC. With just a 3.5 mini to RCA on onboard audio to Mixamp to the Q701. Using foobar.
Well with random music... I certainly perceived things differently, enough that it made me giddy/surprised at some points. Some instruments in the background that I never knew were there, could be heard, just a tiny detail but it was there. Though for arguments sake I had this pair of in-ear Beats given to me and I switched to that for a moment... It's there too just not as "present" "well known" as the Q701, but this difference is so tiny in the grand scheme of things, maybe my ears are playing tricks on me. I don't have my A40s unfortunately to test this. Carrying on though.
Lots of instruments sounded MUCH better hrm... "ALIVE" "DETAILED" though this really stands out at the END of each note. If between both headphones the body of it seems to be about the same, but there's just that extra pinch of detail you can hear at the end of each note for various instruments, though other times with the in-ear Beats that extra pinch of detail is sometimes missing. I dunno maybe this is a bad setup for testing, specially considering one's an full On-Ear and the other is an In-Ear. That and I have very little flacs. Just alot of 192-320 mp3s hah.
I think I'm understanding what people mean about the soundstage though... What I am gonna try doing though is visiting an acquaintance I know in the Philippines. He's got a PS3, and the top of the line of the Beat series the Over Ear ones I'll set things up and do a headphone comparison with him for ****s and giggles.
Seems like with my current setup, it's all about those tiny little extra details in the music that makes it great.
Overall... the general headphone is fine for most people. Then there's headphones like this which most people think... "You spend x amount of money for headphones like this seems crazy." Course once you listen to it and you step into that world you understand why heh.
On the side note in some movies/anime in bluray format.. Well that certainly was very interesting. More interesting than the music I must say, lots of sound effects sounded lot more... vibrant, but this is just a repeat of the above. I used Media Player Classic and just unchecked everything in ffdshow audio.
Frankly I'm really trying to differentiate between both, there are differences, but on average it's very mild/slight differences. Maybe my ears are just playing tricks on me lol.
@Jodiuh: You either have a bigger head than me and I consider my head a bowling ball or the format of the Q701 is just very weird to you. These things fit comfy for me. sure the way it wraps your head is very different to what anyone would be used to but you get used to it. Also what did you "fix" exactly? You used the zipties to keep it in place so that it stops retracting each time it's off your head?
Anywho thanks ya'll for recommending this. I'm quite happy. Although I wished there was a more night and day difference that I could notice *easily* without having to *try* to notice. I guess it'll be like AxelCloris where I'll find more things that'll surprise me.
But yeah I just typed whatever came across my mind, didn't really review and organize this lol.
Edited by AxelDaemon - 4/15/12 at 4:32am