Shoot me now. At least he wasn't wearing the white ones. Seriously, any of these would have been better, esp. the winged pipe organ cans
nice creations indeed. but the first sentence in that article makes you cringe...
"The drivers are about the same? " Only slightly different are they? " Most green ones are from China already." Your source of data on this would be? Questionable statements in a rather bigoted post. Now that is what people should be concerned about.
Since early May, the production for all AKG Q701's was moved to our facility in China. Going forward these will show as being Made in China both on the product and the label on the box. This will be corrected on the Amazon detail page. However, though they are no longer being made in Austria, much of AKG's engineering and design continues to take place there and no matter where they are built AKG will continue to build great sounding products. in China.
Reference, as the "customer" was me:
LOL, I didn't read any of it. I was looking for a pic of the Jecklin Floats, but the name escaped me, so I was just browsing Google Images. But yeah, this:
"When it comes to audiophile headphones, Dr. Dre Beats is well known as a high-end product, but what if you're looking for something a bit weirder?"
LMAO. I suppose their target audience buys earbuds at CVS, so the Beats would probably blow their tiny minds. The use of "audiophile" is hilariously cringeworthy. I also like the implication that Beats are a little weird
Nothing weird about the Q701.
Just did the bass port mod on my Q701 and I am blown away by the difference it makes. I'm currently using iBasso D2+ Boa waiting for the Lyr to arrive and the lower bass is much better now, overall bass has more body and the soundstage/ spaciousness just got even more impressive. Definitely recommend to anybody using a poverty amp!
Just recently picked up the Q701 (made in Austria) along with the Fiio X3 to drive it (all I had before that was my computer/Iphone 5s).
I'm really impressed with the clarity of the Q701, as I am coming from the Klipsch s4 and Koss Portapros. As expected, the Q701 is a lot clearer sounding, larger soundstage, etc. I generally listen to rap/rock, but I still find it enjoyable (even though it lacks the impact on the bass end, at least to me). My wife was also impressed, as she listen to a song with the new Q701s that she really enjoys and she was hearing things she hadn't before due to the clarity.
I am looking at getting the Schiit Vali down the road, but I just wanted to say that I have been greatly impressed by the Q701's. Thanks for all the posts that helped me make my decision (I've tried to do a lot of reading concerning the Q701's). This site is a great resource.