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Col cool thanks all! So how can I achieve virtual surround, etc. Also I was thinking of going with the K702.

post #152 of 224

Just bought the black Q701. I've owned two pairs of K701s and a K702 before. The K702 is more comfortable but definitively more "colder" sounding.

post #153 of 224
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Just bought the black Q701. I've owned two pairs of K701s and a K702 before. The K702 is more comfortable but definitively more "colder" sounding.

 

I also recently purchased a black Q701, after owning a pair of K702, then a pair of K701, and then a pair of K701...... 

 

do you have that love/hate thing going with these?

post #154 of 224
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I also recently purchased a black Q701, after owning a pair of K702, then a pair of K701, and then a pair of K701...... 

 

do you have that love/hate thing going with these?


I became a speaker guy for a while and sold most of my headphones. I just recently became interested again since I am a loyal AKG fan and they released a new headphone. I also bought a Grado GS1000 on an impulse since I never tried them before. Also after owning two pairs of K1000s, I was thinking about trying it again.

post #155 of 224
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Col cool thanks all! So how can I achieve virtual surround, etc. Also I was thinking of going with the K702.

 

If you're on a console, your options are Astro Mixamp, Turtle Beach DSS, and Tritton AX720.

 

If you're on PC, I'd look at one of the Asus Xonar soundcards.

post #156 of 224
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If you're on a console, your options are Astro Mixamp, Turtle Beach DSS, and Tritton AX720.

 

If you're on PC, I'd look at one of the Asus Xonar soundcards.

Thanks for that heads up, but which SS amp do you recommend?

post #157 of 224
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Thanks for that heads up, but which SS amp do you recommend?

A lot of the Q701 and K70x folks use the Matrix M Stage.
It has great synergy with those 'phones.
You can't go wrong with a pair of Q701s and the mighty, mighty Matrix M S.
post #158 of 224
vote for Q701, you can't go wrong with Quincy Jones reference ears. Q701 tweaked to be well behave & nice sounding than K700, including more bass appearance.
post #159 of 224

I am pretty sure that almost everyone at Head-Fi who owns the M-Stage also owns a set of AKG's. smily_headphones1.gif

It may not work vice-versa, though.

 

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A lot of the Q701 and K70x folks use the Matrix M Stage.
It has great synergy with those 'phones.
You can't go wrong with a pair of Q701s and the mighty, mighty Matrix M S.
post #160 of 224
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I am pretty sure that almost everyone at Head-Fi who owns the M-Stage also owns a set of AKG's. smily_headphones1.gif

It may not work vice-versa, though.

 

 

haha! Always seems that way. I don't have one though. Love my AKGs though. I always think they sound a lot better with a balanced amp. Seems one great thing about AKGs is their scalability. 

post #161 of 224
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I am pretty sure that almost everyone at Head-Fi who owns the M-Stage also owns a set of AKG's. smily_headphones1.gif

It may not work vice-versa, though.

 

what is an m-stage?

post #162 of 224

This is true.

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Seems one great thing about AKGs is their scalability. 

 

 

 

The Matrix M-Stage is, I imagine, by far the most popularly paired amp with the AKG K/Q701 headphones on Head-Fi; it is a solid-state amplifier that sells for ~$250 from TamAudio.

 

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what is an m-stage?

post #163 of 224
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Originally Posted by wilky61 View Post

This is true.

 

 

 

The Matrix M-Stage is, I imagine, by far the most popularly paired amp with the AKG K/Q701 headphones on Head-Fi; it is a solid-state amplifier that sells for ~$250 from TamAudio.

 

oh nice, does it add 5.1 or anything cool?

post #164 of 224

Sounds like Head-Fi Jeopardy:

 

original.jpg     "...By far the most popularly paired amp with the AKG K/Q701 headphones on Head-Fi..."

 

s-JEOPARDY-CONTESTANT-large.jpg       "What is an m-stage?"

post #165 of 224
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oh nice, does it add 5.1 or anything cool?

 

No, just a nice solid state headphone amp.

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