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Originally Posted by Grymok View Post

The only problem with the Magni/Schiit here in Europe, it costs 120£ or something, a little more then the O2 amp :S.

At last i have ordered me a pair of DT 990 250 ohm premium, just because of the look biggrin.gif.
So now i'm just looking for an amp, o2, magni, some tube smily_headphones1.gif?.
The main European builder of the Objective2 (O2) amp is Epiphany Acoustics, FYI. I'm assuming you already knew that tho. The Schiit Audio Magni amp is on Schiit.com and ships from the US, I think.
I've read good things about the latest "Indeed" Chinese-made eBay tube amps, and the "Project Sunrise" amp made by Jeremy (USA) as an upgraded version of the Indeed amps, but I have been having a great personal experience with a single-ended-triode Class A tube amp made by head-fi'er Zigis, which he calls the Rock 'n Glass. Zigis is in Europe/Latvia if that matters to you.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Q701 and find out where to get the Anniversary's memory foam pads. It will more or less make them sound like the Annies, meaning complete all rounders. Borrowed my friend's Q701 and I'm using thr Annie's pads. It sounds very close to the Annie. I'm sure its the same, but driver variation makes them sound a little different.

So yes, my recommendation from now on for those that can't straight afford to get an Annie, if to get the K702/Q701 and buy a separate pair of Annie pads. You save about $100+, though it won't be as comfy as the Annie, due to the headband bumps.

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Makes me want to organize a group buy from HK for a bulk order of Annie pads... 
MLE/Chico/EV/TD/(or anyone familiar with K/Q 701/2s) going off this diagram part #19 is the only one that needs to be replaced...correct? http://www.akg.com/mediendatenbank2/psfile/datei/4/k70248b2a8664eaf0.pdf or would a combination of parts be preferable as to just swap out an entire pad assembly?

So looks like its about $70 to get a pair of the Annie pads.

Now next question is where to buy the black q701 for 250. Amazon has them at 290 right now.

Also would an amp be necessary for these to chain along with my mixamp for gaming? I rarely use chat and if I do I put my Xbox mic around my neck.
post #12033 of 26362

I used to do that for a mic too, but the lapel mic works better (louder for everyone else). Part of that I think was because I used a platronics headset mic, which was unidirectional and probably not quite angled right towards my mouth.

 

guess you could buy the black Q701. IMO the white was my preference, (so I lucked out), but your free to have your own taste. It looks like the Q701's price has spiked up a little since the Anniversaries came out, the price may go down again at some point. I suggest you set up a notification on camelcamelcamel.com for when the price reaches your target, a very useful site (so is pcpartspicker.com, but that's for different products)

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Originally Posted by Bayonetwork View Post


So looks like its about $70 to get a pair of the Annie pads.

Now next question is where to buy the black q701 for 250. Amazon has them at 290 right now.

Also would an amp be necessary for these to chain along with my mixamp for gaming? I rarely use chat and if I do I put my Xbox mic around my neck.

These run on my turtle beach dss fine and i think the mixamp puts out more power than the dss so you should be good without chat
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Thread Starter 
Talk to Chicolom who may be selling his black Q701...
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Yes, the Q701 sounds good and is an improvement over most headsets even straight out of a sound processor (like DSS, Mixamp, Recon3D USB), but a more powerful & well implemented headphone amp definitely is another step-up in quality.

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I used to do that for a mic too, but the lapel mic works better (louder for everyone else). Part of that I think was because I used a platronics headset mic, which was unidirectional and probably not quite angled right towards my mouth.

guess you could buy the black Q701. IMO the white was my preference, (so I lucked out), but your free to have your own taste. It looks like the Q701's price has spiked up a little since the Anniversaries came out, the price may go down again at some point. I suggest you set up a notification on camelcamelcamel.com for when the price reaches your target, a very useful site (so is pcpartspicker.com, but that's for different products)

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Originally Posted by kenshinhimura View Post

These run on my turtle beach dss fine and i think the mixamp puts out more power than the dss so you should be good without chat

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Yes, the Q701 sounds good and is an improvement over most headsets even straight out of a sound processor (like DSS, Mixamp, Recon3D USB), but a more powerful & well implemented headphone amp definitely is another step-up in quality.
Thanks for the help guys ill hold off on an amp for now. I really want the black ones I like the stealth look.
post #12038 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Q701 and find out where to get the Anniversary's memory foam pads. It will more or less make them sound like the Annies, meaning complete all rounders. Borrowed my friend's Q701 and I'm using thr Annie's pads. It sounds very close to the Annie. I'm sure its the same, but driver variation makes them sound a little different.

So yes, my recommendation from now on for those that can't straight afford to get an Annie, if to get the K702/Q701 and buy a separate pair of Annie pads. You save about $100+, though it won't be as comfy as the Annie, due to the headband bumps.

Unless the headband doesn't bother you already.  L3000.gif

post #12039 of 26362

Pulled the trigger on this http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00193FT26/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But have been reading a little in the beyerdynamic dt 990 2005 edition thread, and a light just powered on. Is the version i have ordered, an OLD model, which is worse than this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyerdynamic-DT-990-Premium-Headphone/dp/B00193FT26/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1362260869&sr=1-1-catcorr

Or am I just too curious? :S.

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Hi, I am looking to get more power to my akg q701 for gaming on a playstation 3. I use the modmic microphone for gaming all the time. My current setup is ps3 - mixamp - q701. I am looking to possibly double amp. I want another amp that will get more power to the q701 and allow me to hear better aka have some breathing room to really crank up the sound. Because right now the mixamp is at its max trying to power the q701.

I have been looking at including the Fiio E9K amp but do you have another suggestion in relatively the same price rage? I have no need for portability in an amp.
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You can see if the e11 has enough power for you. Got posted in deals thread for like $43 like new
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The usual suspects for desk amps at around $100 besides the E9/E09K are the Magni & O2.

Magni: more powerful and possibly a better choice for lower impedance headphones and/or those with an uneven impedance curve (unlike the AKG 700-series and orthos), more versatile in that regard.

O2: similar upsides as the Magni vs the E9, tho it can look more cluttered with the front jacks and I think it costs a little more too. You could tinker with the opamps on it to tweak the sound tho, if you're into that.

E09K: more versatile overall when you dock E17 into it, you gain multiple inputs, basic EQ'ing etc. Without the docked DAC it just has a couple outputs for hooking up powered speakers or daisy chaining other amps, which is useful in it's own right.
Edited by Impulse - 3/2/13 at 6:13pm
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Thread Starter 
Just wondering where the HE400 it atm. Hoping it's on it's way to Calpis, as hopefully Fri/Sat it can be shipped out to the buyer.
post #12044 of 26362
I took it to the post office at 4:30 today after work: sadly they closed at 4. So right now, it's boxed up by my bed. I don't have work Monday till 3 so I can send it in the morning before the first truck out, but I might upgrade the shipping speed to try and make up some time. I know Calpis is awaiting his ODAC too. Mad, would you like some DSLR photos of the HE-400 tomorrow, or did you already sell the headphone?
Edited by Evshrug - 3/2/13 at 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Mad, would you like some DSLR photos of the HE-400 tomorrow, or did you already sell the headphone?

 

LOL.

 

I took a couple too. tongue_smile.gif

 

 

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