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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

If I had the budget to buy the HD600, DT880, and Q701, I would buy the HD800 instead.

Yeah welll I am pretty sure I could not get the HD800s they do not go for 400-450$ I bought both my 880 and the HD600s(from a friend is sending them to me I was able to pay him a bit at a time.) for very good prices and even if I added them together with let us say a AKG k612, it would still only a fraction of the what the HD800s cost. Not to mention I do not buy all three headphones at once, because If I did I twas be a bit extreme... If anything I would buy the T1's with the money if I had the amount for all 3headphones right now. To each his own though and if you wanted to drop money to purchased a used HD800 I would get it. I do not have much interest in them though.

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The Q701s and K701s are meant to be identical right? My Q701s are noticeably bassier than HD600s. Measurements also back this up, but they also show the Q701s are bassier than K701s.

 

What's the deal?

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Originally Posted by tbmj View Post
 

The Q701s and K701s are meant to be identical right? My Q701s are noticeably bassier than HD600s. Measurements also back this up, but they also show the Q701s are bassier than K701s.

 

What's the deal?

I have read from owners of both that the Q701s are bassier that their K701s and also less dry, and I am not sure if this is an accurate opinion but that is what I was told and they seem to know their headphones so who knows, How do you like the Q701 btw? in comparison with the HD600 how does it sound.

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I see, thanks for multiple explanations :D 

 

both DT880 and K701 look like nice companion to hd600

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post
 

I have read from owners of both that the Q701s are bassier that their K701s and also less dry, and I am not sure if this is an accurate opinion but that is what I was told and they seem to know their headphones so who knows, How do you like the Q701 btw? in comparison with the HD600 how does it sound.

 

From my experience, the Q701s are bassier. They also have a wider soundstage which can be a positive or a negative. The HD600s have terrific mids. The treble is better on the HD600s, mainly due to a bump in the 6-8k range on the Q701s that cause noticeable sibilance (though I don't mind it too much, I can imagine it'd be a pain for some people). Overall the HD600s are a bit more neutral, though I quite enjoy the bass and wider soundstage of the Q701s. I prefer the Q701s for electronic music (eg. amon tobin, ryoji ikeda), but HD600s are more versatile overall (excellent for classical, but they will suit most music fine). I also imagine Q701s would be better for videogames. Comfort wise, the HD600s win, I can use them in bed comfortably and they feel barely there, but that's not to say the comfort on the Q701s aren't quite good too. Some people complain about the bumps on the headband of the Q701s but they haven't bothered me yet.

 

The Q701s are easily comparable with the HD600s in terms of sound quality and I have to say they are excellent value for their price (I got mine for $150). I would recommend anybody get a pair of Q701s if they can find them for that price (they retail for $600 in my country).


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Originally Posted by tbmj View Post
 

 

From my experience, the Q701s are bassier. They also have a wider soundstage which can be a positive or a negative. The HD600s have terrific mids. The treble is better on the HD600s, mainly due to a bump in the 6-8k range on the Q701s that cause noticeable sibilance (though I don't mind it too much, I can imagine it'd be a pain for some people). Overall the HD600s are a bit more neutral, though I quite enjoy the bass and wider soundstage of the Q701s. I prefer the Q701s for electronic music (eg. amon tobin, ryoji ikeda), but HD600s are more versatile overall (excellent for classical, but they will suit most music fine). I also imagine Q701s would be better for videogames. Comfort wise, the HD600s win, I can use them in bed comfortably and they feel barely there, but that's not to say the comfort on the Q701s aren't quite good too. Some people complain about the bumps on the headband of the Q701s but they haven't bothered me yet.

 

The Q701s are easily comparable with the HD600s in terms of sound quality and I have to say they are excellent value for their price (I got mine for $150). I would recommend anybody get a pair of Q701s if they can find them for that price (they retail for $600 in my country).

Thanks a lot for that reply, and after I get the HD600s I will be able to some a/bing with the DT880s myself but this is obviously after I do some serious listening of a lot of my albums and FLACs. I just re-downloaded the Inception Soundtrack and man I have to say the DT880s paired with either the CDAC+ and the Fournier, or UD110 and Vali sounds so detailed and engaging and I just have had that a long with the Game of Thrones soundtracks back to back for hours. I cannot wait to listen to the HD600

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post
 

Thanks a lot for that reply, and after I get the HD600s I will be able to some a/bing with the DT880s myself but this is obviously after I do some serious listening of a lot of my albums and FLACs. I just re-downloaded the Inception Soundtrack and man I have to say the DT880s paired with either the CDAC+ and the Fournier, or UD110 and Vali sounds so detailed and engaging and I just have had that a long with the Game of Thrones soundtracks back to back for hours. I cannot wait to listen to the HD600

Not a problem. As far as I know, they are more neutral than the DT880s (though I haven't tried 880s personally), I think you'll enjoy them. Have fun. :]

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Originally Posted by tbmj View Post
 

Not a problem. As far as I know, they are more neutral than the DT880s (though I haven't tried 880s personally), I think you'll enjoy them. Have fun. :]

 

HD600 are more natural (timbre/tone).  DT880 are definitely more neutral (flatter freq).

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HD600 are more natural (timbre/tone).  DT880 are definitely more neutral (flatter freq).


+1

 

 

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Which version of the dt880 are we talking about here? The 250 ohm or 600 ohm? Also do the 250 ohm pair well with dx90? I have the hd600 and I use the e12 with my dx90.
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Which version of the dt880 are we talking about here? The 250 ohm or 600 ohm? Also do the 250 ohm pair well with dx90? I have the hd600 and I use the e12 with my dx90.

The version they may be talking about is the Premium 600 ohm version, I did not have the money for the better but more power hungry version. I am using the 250ohm version, and i happen to love it more than i thought I would for shure...figured it would be a more relaxed DT990....if anything the DT990 is a DT880 with too much caffeine in the morning... really likely this headphone. Only like 16-17 hours until the post gets here with my HD600 to use, not to mention a nicer quality replacement cable for my Fostex HP-A3.

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Right now I only own the HD600, but I've had the HD650 and the Q701 and remember very well their sound signatures. I, for one, wouldn't keep more than one full sized open headphone, but I'm an headfier on a tight budget. I just happened to go through those other two until I found the right one for me.

 

I hope to like the PX100-II as I've read nice things about them on their appreciation thread. It'll be nice to have an easy to power, light and portable open headphone instead of having to choose between a full sized open headphone or an IEM, as they have a completely different presentation.


Edited by 80smusicboy - Today at 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by tbmj View Post
 

The Q701s and K701s are meant to be identical right? My Q701s are noticeably bassier than HD600s. Measurements also back this up, but they also show the Q701s are bassier than K701s.

 

What's the deal?

My Q701 were very bass light compared to my HD600. 

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Originally Posted by 80smusicboy View Post
 

My Q701 were very bass light compared to my HD600. 

Hm are the HD600 bassier right off the rip fro the Q701s? or they need some time to burn in before the bass opens up? I am very happy with the fournier amps control over bass for a hybrid and I not having a ton of experiences with amps in general I would say it is very solid state, but in the best of ways while keeping a bit of the livelier feel a tube can give in some instances. I reeally like it very much and I hope the HD 600 likes it as well.

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The Q701 were very shouty/harsh right out of the box, but some 20 hours or something later they were much better and it wasn't just me getting used to the sound. I listened to the Q701 for 10min and then left the room letting them playing music on repeat and only listened again hours later.

They were sounding much better at the time but didn't notice any further improvement later on and while they seemed to excel with classical music, they were still bass light (too much for me - and I'm fine with the RE0 IEM which is known for being bass shy) on pop/soft rock and the treble was "plasticky/artificial". They were still the made in Austria version, S/N 19*** if that matters.

The soundstage was also quite wide and spacious but, maybe as a consequence, not very focused.

 

The HD600 have a smaller soundstage (my favorite on that aspect was the HD650, width wise it was between the Q701 and the HD600, but the placement/focus of the instruments was spot on!), but the tone/timbre is very realistic. Bass, mids, treble, all very well integrated and natural.

 

I found the HD650 too dark. There was too much mid-bass (voices sounded too bassy) and the treble, while refined, was quite subdued, lacking that bit of sparkle.

 

So I ended up with the HD600 and I'm a happy camper!


Edited by 80smusicboy - Today at 6:10 pm
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