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post #1786 of 7396
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 

Have fun with them with movie , but i think that time to time it's not bad to listen music with it :p , yeah you have PS500 or T1 for that purpose , but it will not hurt you to listening music with Q701 some times we need something to break up routine , but PS500-T1 seams allready good enough for atlernating tastes ... hum strating to think in getting a PS500 in the next month when incomes will be more ok biggrin.gif

 

I'm sure that from time to time I'll fire them up with music just for comparisons sake....but with Grados there are those who don't like them at all, those who like them but dont love them, and then there are people like me who they just click with like peanut butter and jelly. For whatever reason, they just take me somewhere that other phones can't. I've used the comparison to Magnepan quite a few times, and it's amazing to me how many similarities there are between the two companies and their products. Different technologies, of course, but for whatever reason these are the two audio companies that have captured my brain. I'll never give up my Maggies, just like I'll never give up my Grados lol. But I prefer to have a variety of phones around, so I'm sure the Qs won't get lonely or collect dust :)

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Originally Posted by dgilz View Post


Interesting discussion, I have both PS500 and Q701 (after a K701 I've sold recently). My wife really likes the Q701 for watching movies late at night, and personally after changing the sotkc cable for nice replacement I like to listen to music with my Q701. In addition I find it very comfortable for easy listening while reading of playing on my iPad.
About the PS500 I finally decided to put it for sale preferring my DENON D7000 since it is easier to use on a wider range of musics. The PS500 was very nice on live recordings, but doesn't give the same detailed listening as D7000 or even Q701 sometimes, and D7000 is much more at ease with complex pieces like symphonies.

 

You know, I have two lady friends who just insist on using their apple buds when they are on their iPad. Is that not completely absurd?? I've offered to buy each of them headphones that would be comfortable and just obliterate the buds, but they dont have any interest....I'm so glad to hear that your wife understands what a great pair of headphones can do for movies and/or their iPad/tablet/iPhone use! 

 

So are you able to drive the Qs directly from your iPad or do you have to use an amp with that? 

 

No shame in preferring another headphone to your Grados...hopefully you'll help someone realize their love for the 500s once you find a seller! :)  

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

Heavy groan.

Define "easier to drive".

 

The DT880 and DT990 need more voltage, which means you have to turn the volume up more, or set the gain higher.

But they are not very taxing for an amp, because they don't pull a lot of current.

 

OTOH, apparently new K702 are the same as new Q701s and you can actually listen to Q701s via an iPad, just don't expect them to sound fantastic thru an iPad.

 

Really all those phones could do with a very nice sounding amp.  The Beyers usually sound better thru a tube amp.

 

YMMV

 

Yeah the Beyers have a much higher impedance. Good to hear that the AKGs get more volume out of the same source.

I just remember being amazed how much amp it took to make my K 240 studios sound good when they're only 55 ohm. I went from hating them to loving them after amping.

 

Can't wait though. MADE IN AUSTRIA!

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Anyone who buys these definitely needs to try them with an amp. I can get adequate volume from my iPhone with them when it's cranked to the max, but they sound much better when a quality amp. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

These are great headphones for movies....I've decided that I'm definitely keeping them and they are my new dedicated movie heaphones. I don't see myself using them for music very often, if at all, but they are so light and comfortable that I can wear them for hours and not even know they're on my head. With movie audio, they sound incredible paired with the Meier amp. 

I love these for movies too. The reason I started using them to watch movies was the long cable that came with them let me sit in my favorite easy chair. They really pick up a lot of backround sounds. I have these plugged into my Yamaha HTR 5990 and they sound great together. I use them for music too and love them better than any of HPs I own. I have a pretty good home theater setup in the basement  but I cant use it at night  because it keeps my wife  up and neighbors complain about the subwoofers.

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Originally Posted by rrwatch View Post

I love these for movies too. The reason I started using them to watch movies was the long cable that came with them let me sit in my favorite easy chair. They really pick up a lot of backround sounds. I have these plugged into my Yamaha HTR 5990 and they sound great together. I use them for music too and love them better than any of HPs I own. I have a pretty good home theater setup in the basement  but I cant use it at night  because it keeps my wife  up and neighbors complain about the subwoofers.

 

I think it's fantastic that they include two lengths of cables...I have a 20' extension cable here, but it's a cheapo....the AKG one is much better.  I love my T1s for movies, but I dont' like dragging them with me when I come over to spend the night at my lady friends place...so these are great...I just leave them there and they're ready for me when I listen to movies at night so I don't disturb her. I can't see paying $400 for these, but at the current price of $235 they're a very solid buy. 

 

What kind of HT gear do you have in the basement? biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

I think it's fantastic that they include two lengths of cables...I have a 20' extension cable here, but it's a cheapo....the AKG one is much better.  I love my T1s for movies, but I dont' like dragging them with me when I come over to spend the night at my lady friends place...so these are great...I just leave them there and they're ready for me when I listen to movies at night so I don't disturb her. I can't see paying $400 for these, but at the current price of $235 they're a very solid buy. 

 

What kind of HT gear do you have in the basement? biggrin.gif

I have a Planar PD7150 projector 720P /TI Dark Chip 3 DLP with a 92 inch Elite screen, Oppo 981-HD DVD player,Roku XDS for streaming Netflix and Amazon, PS3 for gaming and Blu-Ray.

  All matching   Rocket rosewood speakers from  AV123 ...RS850 Signature Main Speakers,RSC200 Center Speaker and RSS300 Adaptive Dipole Surrounds with 2 Klipsch Reference RW-12d subwoofers for some oomph. I use a Yamaha RX-V665 as a pre-amp sound processor and an Emotiva LPA amp. I also have a Panasonic 42 inch plasma tucked in the corner so I can watch news or other programming that I really don't need to see on the big screen.  I seem to end up using the Q701's a lot watching  movies in the living room on my 55" plasma in the evenings,  I can get some volume without keeping everybody else awake. Its not a huge screen and there is no chest thumping subwoofer action but it works for me.
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Originally Posted by rrwatch View Post

I have a Planar PD7150 projector 720P /TI Dark Chip 3 DLP with a 92 inch Elite screen, Oppo 981-HD DVD player,Roku XDS for streaming Netflix and Amazon, PS3 for gaming and Blu-Ray.

  All matching   Rocket rosewood speakers from  AV123 ...RS850 Signature Main Speakers,RSC200 Center Speaker and RSS300 Adaptive Dipole Surrounds with 2 Klipsch Reference RW-12d subwoofers for some oomph. I use a Yamaha RX-V665 as a pre-amp sound processor and an Emotiva LPA amp. I also have a Panasonic 42 inch plasma tucked in the corner so I can watch news or other programming that I really don't need to see on the big screen.  I seem to end up using the Q701's a lot watching  movies in the living room on my 55" plasma in the evenings,  I can get some volume without keeping everybody else awake. Its not a huge screen and there is no chest thumping subwoofer action but it works for me.

 

 

Hell yeah!! lol  Love the Roku...and the Oppo. I use both of those, too. I've never seen the Planar projectors, but I've heard they're good. I have an Elite screen, as well...have always meant to upgrade it, but the elites give a pretty nice picutre for the money. Have seen pics of the Rockets many, many times....each time drool-inducing :)  I'm even with ya on the flat screen in the corner for regular tv watching....I used to use my projector for everything in the past, but I found that it sort of takes away the fun a bit....it's better to have a smaller screen to watch for regular stuff, and then use the projector for more important sports/movies/etc. Just my opinion :)  Nice set up, man!!

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

 

Hell yeah!! lol  Love the Roku...and the Oppo. I use both of those, too. I've never seen the Planar projectors, but I've heard they're good. I have an Elite screen, as well...have always meant to upgrade it, but the elites give a pretty nice picutre for the money. Have seen pics of the Rockets many, many times....each time drool-inducing :)  I'm even with ya on the flat screen in the corner for regular tv watching....I used to use my projector for everything in the past, but I found that it sort of takes away the fun a bit....it's better to have a smaller screen to watch for regular stuff, and then use the projector for more important sports/movies/etc. Just my opinion :)  Nice set up, man!!

Thanks Focker. Anyone that has 4 of my top 20 movies listed as their top 5 has got my respect. Bubba  Ho- Tep  ftw !!

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Wow, I've owned the K 702s for about an hour and I'm blown away by my inability to find any flaws with them. What a masterful alchemy of non-fatiguing sound and detail/definition.

 

I don't get how people constantly call these thin, harsh, for video games, etc. They're just beautiful...


Edited by machoboy - 9/25/12 at 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by rrwatch View Post

Thanks Focker. Anyone that has 4 of my top 20 movies listed as their top 5 has got my respect. Bubba  Ho- Tep  ftw !!

 

LOL, I'm about due for another repeat viewing of Bubba here pretty soon...love that movie! 

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Has anyone ever had to order replacement ear pads from AKG? I need the twisty part too.

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

LOL, I'm about due for another repeat viewing of Bubba here pretty soon...love that movie! 

 


Funny he would mention that, as I was also considering doing so... Bubba Hotep is a sublime masterpiece!  One of my favorite movies.

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Originally Posted by discombob View Post

 


Funny he would mention that, as I was also considering doing so... Bubba Hotep is a sublime masterpiece!  One of my favorite movies.

 

Do you think it was worthy of an Academy Award?  wink_face.gif

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Elvis was too worried about all those "big bitch bugs" and soul crapping mummies than to be concerned about a stinkin' award! 


Edited by Focker - 9/26/12 at 6:31pm
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