Originally Posted by AristoNYC
What am I doing wrong here.
I bought a the Q701 from a member here *yes before trying them at a store like an idiot, but reviews were glowing*
Anyway, I have been using them with a FIIO E6 amp and I am extremely unimpressed with these cans. My old Sennheiser HD485 & even my HD280 sound much better. Do I need a higher powered / better amp to drive these to get full potential or should the E6 give me a good idea of how they will ultimately sound?
I am willing to buy an amp like the FIIO E17 if it will drastically improve sound quality, if not I will have to resell these and get another pair of Senns.
I don't have any experience with the E6, but an E17 has absolutely no trouble driving a pair of Q701s.
What is it that you don't like about the E6 + Q701?
Judging by the specs on the FiiO website, the E6 should have enough power to drive the Q701.
OTOH, for $30 I wouldn't expect too much out of the E6.
The Q701 deserves a good amp to get the most out of it.
The Q701 may just be letting you hear how bad the E6 is.
I'm not too impressed with the sound of my Q701 from the headphone jack on my laptop computer.
Edited by Chris J - 5/13/13 at 3:55pm