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TYPE Open-air Dynamic
DRIVER DIAMETER 53 mm
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 5 – 35,000 Hz
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER 1,000 mW
SENSITIVITY 100 dB/mW
IMPEDANCE 38 ohms
WEIGHT 265 g
CABLE 3.0 m (9.8')
CONNECTOR 3.5 mm(1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated
ACCESSORY INCLUDED Detachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

 

 

Impedance (Ohms): 38
Effectivity (dB/mW): 100

Signal 

Level (mV): 1100

>> R E S U L T S

SPL (dB): 115.03
Power (mW): 31.84
Current (mA): 28.95

 

Well, there's the numbers to get you to 115 dB SPL

post #12122 of 25776

^^^^^^^^^^ oops. meant to quote you.

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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

MLE - I ordered the new Audio Technica AD-900x. The reviews for these cans are very scarce at the moment since they aren't officially available in the States or Europe. I did manage to find a review on Amazon which said that these cans need amplification. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/review/R203F2SJQ7D6U3

 

What gain setting would you recommend I use on an Asus STX to amplify these?

 

 

Thanks

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MLE, how would you compare the Q701 to the HE-400 and which one do you prefer?

 

I noticed that you loaned out the HE-400 to Chicolom and Evshrug (who both own the Q701). Do you know if they both still preferred their Q701 over the HE-400 for music and gaming?

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Thread Starter 
I prefer the HE400 over the Q701. The Q701 doesnt have enough bass for me. I do prefer its mids and highs though. The Q701 with the Annie pads however, are more favorable to me though.
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

MLE - I ordered the new Audio Technica AD-900x. The reviews for these cans are very scarce at the moment since they aren't officially available in the States or Europe. I did manage to find a review on Amazon which said that these cans need amplification. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/review/R203F2SJQ7D6U3

 

What gain setting would you recommend I use on an Asus STX to amplify these?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Previous Audio Technicas have been very easy to drive, and the AD900X are still only 38 ohms (previous were 32 ohm I think), so I highly doubt they're require that much amplifcation.

 

I would probably use 0 dB gain, 12 dB if your feeling brave.

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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

I noticed that you loaned out the HE-400 to Chicolom and Evshrug (who both own the Q701). Do you know if they both still preferred their Q701 over the HE-400 for music and gaming?

 

Personally I preferred Q701's treble, mids, and soundstage over the HE400.  Not having as much bass as the HE400 is not a dealbreaker for me.

 

The HE400 are nice though - very clear with a good soundstage and some "V" signature if your into that.  I think the HE400s is alot more reasonable and balanced than DT990.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Well, due to length of period away, the last guy backed out of buying the HE400 so I had to refund him. They are back up for sale. $300. Check the sig link if interested. Though sale is pending, and have 4 other people waiting, lol.

 

I like the "New professional type picture added (taken by friend)."

 

tongue_smile.gif

post #12128 of 25776
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I prefer the warmer, more balanced sound on the K702 Annie over the HE400. They're both amazing, but I'm over the emphasized treble headphones, which the HE400 falls under. The Annie has a non-fatiguing and airier sound presentation, and is also much, much more comfortable for extended use. Also, its more suited for gaming.

The HE400 is mainly bass and treble centric, and nowadays I prefer bass and mid centric with smooth treble.

For you, I think you'll find the K702 Annie to be somewhat like the HD650 with more airiness, and clarity, but still on the warm, pleasant side, and not as laid back.

 

This helps a ton! I'm def not a fan overemphasized treble. And I'm big on comfort, too, so that sounds great. I love the idea of more clarity and airiness as the HD650. Pretty much...I think you should work for AKG. (Now, can I have you call my wife and explain why this all to her?! :) 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I prefer the HE400 over the Q701. The Q701 doesnt have enough bass for me. I do prefer its mids and highs though. The Q701 with the Annie pads however, are more favorable to me though.

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Personally I preferred Q701's treble, mids, and soundstage over the HE400.  Not having as much bass as the HE400 is not a dealbreaker for me.

 

The HE400 are nice though - very clear with a good soundstage and some "V" signature if your into that.  I think the HE400s is alot more reasonable and balanced than DT990.

 

Thank you for the responses.

 

I'm assuming the soundstage will be wider/bigger on the Q701? Does this mean the Q701 will sound more 'open' or more 'spacious' than the Hifiman? How would the imaging/positioning and instrument separation compare to the HE-400?

 

I will be using an O2 amp with these headphones and I tend to listen to music at very loud volumes. Does the Q701 ever become harsh or sibilant in the treble?

post #12130 of 25776
I don't think the anniversary is all that airy. Maybe compared to the HD6x0.

It's dark and smooth compared to the HE400 though, not exactly words I'd use to describe "airy."
post #12131 of 25776
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

What was wrong with my packaging?  frown.gif

BTW, Calpis should remember that the parts express headphones are hidden inside the box somewhere and that they go back to MLE.  I know he has been dying to get his hands on them.
Well B&H thought it was good enough. Happens that I shot out the door and forgot the box you sent it in, though I was going to at least put a pair of bags over the retail box and add some extra padding before sending anyway. It's about $400 worth of responsibility, don't want to mess that up, y'know?
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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

MLE, how would you compare the Q701 to the HE-400 and which one do you prefer?

I noticed that you loaned out the HE-400 to Chicolom and Evshrug (who both own the Q701). Do you know if they both still preferred their Q701 over the HE-400 for music and gaming?

Oh, I liked the HE-400 alright, especially some of the time. They're a little more "fun" than "faithful" (two hard to define things anyway, but that was the sense) compared to the Q701, I could see why one would have a different preference than me, but in the end I still prefer my Q's. Don't have the extra money to buy a more expensive headphone right now anyway... I want a new graphics card or CPU upgrade next.
post #12132 of 25776
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

I don't think the anniversary is all that airy. Maybe compared to the HD6x0.

It's dark and smooth compared to the HE400 though, not exactly words I'd use to describe "airy."

For gaming with DH? Oh, it's airy. Maybe not Q701 airy, but still, 'I will pinpoint everything around me' airy. tongue.gif
post #12133 of 25776
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

MLE - I ordered the new Audio Technica AD-900x. The reviews for these cans are very scarce at the moment since they aren't officially available in the States or Europe. I did manage to find a review on Amazon which said that these cans need amplification. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/review/R203F2SJQ7D6U3

 

 

Check this out.

post #12134 of 25776
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Originally Posted by Heretic817 View Post

TYPE Open-air Dynamic
DRIVER DIAMETER 53 mm
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 5 – 35,000 Hz
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER 1,000 mW
SENSITIVITY 100 dB/mW
IMPEDANCE 38 ohms
WEIGHT 265 g
CABLE 3.0 m (9.8')
CONNECTOR 3.5 mm(1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated
ACCESSORY INCLUDED Detachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

 

 

Impedance (Ohms): 38
Effectivity (dB/mW): 100

Signal 

Level (mV): 1100

>> R E S U L T S

SPL (dB): 115.03
Power (mW): 31.84
Current (mA): 28.95

 

Well, there's the numbers to get you to 115 dB SPL

Sorry, what does that mean in laymans terms? :p

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Previous Audio Technicas have been very easy to drive, and the AD900X are still only 38 ohms (previous were 32 ohm I think), so I highly doubt they're require that much amplifcation.

 

I would probably use 0 dB gain, 12 dB if your feeling brave.

 

I don't want to blow them up lol, I'd just like to know is it safe to use +12db without damaging the cans?

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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Check this out.

Yeh I saw that yesterday. Thanks for the heads up though.

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