That is a very sexy collection! I enjoyed each photo more than a thousand words describing a photo.
How do you like your K271? RPGWizard really likes his for the mids magic, but I don't always have the same experiences as him, so I'd like more info from a fellow Q701 lover
Originally Posted by ThurstonX
Now I see it
Wasn't looking in the right place. Maybe I was expecting the rocket to be going "up". Am I seeing it correctly if I say it's pointed at the top of the pentagon?Yup
That's an excellent observation re: the soundstage. I'll have to compare it once the Lyr arrives
(today!) and I get my other tubes. If the Q701's soundstage improves, I'll be in hog heaven. I listened to my HE-500 when I got them, as did my wife, and we both agree the Q701 has the MUCH better soundstage. For her, it's a simple "I like the white ones better," and nothing wrong with that opinion. Perception is everything in the end, just depends how picky one is, and how much effort one is willing to put into comparing perspectives. That said, I knew the HE-500 wouldn't compare in that dept., and it was seriously under-amped with the C5. Also, it's completely stock (only got the velour pads in the deal). I suspect/hope the grill and pad mods, an aftermarket copper cable, and of course proper amping, will help the poor li'l thing along
Woah! Hope you love the Lyr man! Also, I suppose the HE-500 has SOME things you really love to try to improve the rest by putting it on life support
About your wife, she may not be much of an audiophile, but like you said there's nothing wrong with her opinion, and i've found it takes a lot of time investment and community vernacular (and and confidence in ability to express) before people try to expand on "I like the white one better." In fact, she may have said white specifically because she's more comfortable pointing out that difference. As it happens, I love the white on my headphones too, anyway.
Originally Posted by tdockweiler
If anyone is curious I did a 7 hour listening session of the K712 Pro. These are impressions of it vs the MODDED Q701:http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k712-pro/reviews/9815
Both are very good. Pick whatever matches your preferences.
I could live with either of them.
Yep. I feel much the same. I also kind of pooped a philosophical rant on that thread, uh oh.
I love my K712. I have enjoyed living with the Q701 for a year, but the new one has better wearing comfort, and I think that it's a little bit easier to understand the soundstage as being round rather then oval. I could care less about getting more bass, but I like having the mids feel a little bit more forward in certain areas.