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Is anyone running the Q701 with the O2 amp? What range is your volume adjustment knob usually set to for regular listening?

Not me, but you should be aware that the strength of the signal that the DAC puts out also matters a lot in this question.

post #2327 of 7157
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Not me, but you should be aware that the strength of the signal that the DAC puts out also matters a lot in this question.

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post #2328 of 7157

I've had my Q701 for just over 2 months now and I still love it. I use it for mostly prog rock, prog metal, and ambient electronic music and it does great. Definitely the most perfect headphone I've heard, and a steal at the current price they go for.

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will fiio E10 enough to feed the Q701?

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Q701 is a great headphone that even has some HD650 like qualities in the bass region. In fact, overall I'd rate the bass performance above the HD650's, but with the caveat that the overall bass presentation and quantity is better in the HD650's. Bass is more tuneful and well defined on the AKG's with surprising body and heft on some songs. The HD650's best them on many songs because the bass is like a lush cradle for the music. Personally I would rate the Q701's way above the HD650's on value for the dollar ($230 vs $499) and about on par in terms of absolute performance. 

 

I've been finding that the Q701's are less amp dependent than some headphones and more source dependent. These things are really very resolving, and unforgiving of poor recordings especially in the treble region. They're less fun headphones, and more serious headphones. They can be a tad ruthless. On highly dynamic amplifiers I find they get fatiguing very fast and tend to be a little too hot in the treble region. On smoother more delicate sounding amps they sing. 

 

They're a little bit of a conundrum because they're one of the cheaper high-end headphones out there but so resolving as to require a fair investment in your source, both recordings and equipment. But, it's a nice headphone and I think underrated.


Edited by cheapskateaudio - 1/6/13 at 8:30pm
post #2331 of 7157

Is the Fiio E09K good for these?

post #2332 of 7157
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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

will fiio E10 enough to feed the Q701?

It can be. Depends how loud you listen.

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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

Is the Fiio E09K good for these?

Yes.

post #2333 of 7157
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Originally Posted by cheapskateaudio View Post

Q701 is a great headphone that even has some HD650 like qualities in the bass region. In fact, overall I'd rate the bass performance above the HD650's, but with the caveat that the overall bass presentation and quantity is better in the HD650's. Bass is more tuneful and well defined on the AKG's with surprising body and heft on some songs. The HD650's best them on many songs because the bass is like a lush cradle for the music. Personally I would rate the Q701's way above the HD650's on value for the dollar ($230 vs $499) and about on par in terms of absolute performance. 

I've been finding that the Q701's are less amp dependent than some headphones and more source dependent. These things are really very resolving, and unforgiving of poor recordings especially in the treble region. They're less fun headphones, and more serious headphones. They can be a tad ruthless. On highly dynamic amplifiers I find they get fatiguing very fast and tend to be a little too hot in the treble region. On smoother more delicate sounding amps they sing. 

They're a little bit of a conundrum because they're one of the cheaper high-end headphones out there but so resolving as to require a fair investment in your source, both recordings and equipment. But, it's a nice headphone and I think underrated.
The Q701 does not fit my personal tastes that well but I consider the above to be a very accurate assessment of it and the HD650.
post #2334 of 7157

i much prefer tube amps with the q701. tongue.gif

post #2335 of 7157

I mainly listen to Jrock/indie/dubstep, will they fit me?

i don't mind if they have less bass quantity, i just want the bass to present and clear.

post #2336 of 7157
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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

I mainly listen to Jrock/indie/dubstep, will they fit me?
i don't mind if they have less bass quantity, i just want the bass to present and clear.
If you like their presentation then they'll be fine for those genres.
post #2337 of 7157
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Originally Posted by joeq70 View Post


If you like their presentation then they'll be fine for those genres.

last question before pulling trigger,

are they okay with glasses on?

post #2338 of 7157
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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

last question before pulling trigger,

are they okay with glasses on?

 

Yes

post #2339 of 7157

Thanks, getting them next fri

post #2340 of 7157
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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

last question before pulling trigger,

are they okay with glasses on?

I am a glasses wearer and the Q701s have been the most comfortable for me, although I am generally OK with most circumaural headphones. I can adjust my glasses without taking off the cans which is very important to me.

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