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post #1891 of 8310
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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

No question Bounty provides a great VFM ratio.  Chinet napkins are definitely well into diminishing returns, but IMO it's worth spending 500% more to get that last 10% the AKG's can offer.  And sometimes you can stumble into a great deal on the Chinet on the used market for as low as half price...  I think that improves the value proposition and also adds a great aroma of corned beef and bacon to the listening experience.

 

 

I'd be wary of buying a used Chinet.  I've heard there are tons of counterfeits out there. 

 

I also heard the Chinets need A LOT of burn in to sound good, but that if you burn them in too much they will overheat and catch on fire!  Chinets R&D is working on it, but they had to recall some earlier batches.

 

Lately I've been experimenting trying to get a thicker sound, and I feel the best choice for that might be Brawny.


Edited by chicolom - 10/22/12 at 3:55pm
post #1892 of 8310
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

 

I think the most economical way to do this mod is snagging up some extra napkins from McD for free! They might smell like fries though. I prefer bacon myself.

 

 

The McD napkins really make the low-end phat, flabby, and bloated IMO.

post #1893 of 8310
Are you guys off your meds again?

Did someone let you out of your straightjackets?

I'm going to need samples of your brain tissue. I'm sure you won't miss an ounce or two.

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post #1894 of 8310

tongue.gif Good to see lighthearted stuff, Head-fi is too serious at times.

post #1895 of 8310

My new Q701 came in today. Loving the new headphone smell.  Honestly can't hear any difference in sound quality vs the K550.

post #1896 of 8310
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Are you guys off your meds again?
 

 

No. I took the wrong onesconfused_face(1).gif

post #1897 of 8310

What would be a good amp for these? and are the q701 a big upgrade from my hd 595's? i need help please becasue im thinking about getting the q701's. message me to help please

post #1898 of 8310
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Originally Posted by jaymoney View Post

What would be a good amp for these? and are the q701 a big upgrade from my hd 595's? i need help please becasue im thinking about getting the q701's. message me to help please

 

E9, O2, M-Stage?

 

They are an upgrade, but they also sound different.  What are you looking for?

post #1899 of 8310
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

No. I took the wrong ones:confused_face(1):

Then stay on them and double the dosage! biggrin.gif
post #1900 of 8310
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

 

I'd be wary of buying a used Chinet.  I've heard there are tons of counterfeits out there. 

 

I also heard the Chinets need A LOT of burn in to sound good, but that if you burn them in too much they will overheat and catch on fire!  Chinets R&D is working on it, but they had to recall some earlier batches.

 

Lately I've been experimenting trying to get a thicker sound, and I feel the best choice for that might be Brawny.

 

That's actually true of the HE-6 stock damping as well....or at least it'll melt with excessive burn-in.  I wouldn't worry about it, I think you're ok with Chinet biggrin.gif

 

I'm not sure Brawny would be a good match for 701's.  They're a very fast headphone out of the box, and adding The Quicker Picker Upper(TM) might make them as harsh and revealing as stock HD800!

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

E9, O2, M-Stage?

 

They are an upgrade, but they also sound different.  What are you looking for?

 

O2 for K/Q 70x?  Ouch.  See the Brawny comments above! biggrin.gif   Granted my O2 testing was with K702, and I seem to be among the few here that actually likes K702, but O2 was just nasty with it.  Good for studio work...but of that mix, that's the one I'd leave out!

 

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Are you guys off your meds again?
Did someone let you out of your straightjackets?
I'm going to need samples of your brain tissue. I'm sure you won't miss an ounce or two.
tongue.gif

 

At least I openly declared that I'm Crazy ahead of time, so it shouldn't be a surprise! wink_face.gif

post #1901 of 8310

Man, I love this thread! biggrin.gif

 

 

BTW, somewhere on Head Fi there is  thread where a guy named "Kouzema" (I think?) tried O2 vs. Matrix with K701

 

He said the O2 was too bright & the Matrix M just right.

post #1902 of 8310

I would like to try the Q701 with the M-Stage sometime, personally I'm using NFB 15.1 / Fiio E17 to power 'em.

post #1903 of 8310
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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

O2 for K/Q 70x?  Ouch.  See the Brawny comments above! biggrin.gif   Granted my O2 testing was with K702, and I seem to be among the few here that actually likes K702, but O2 was just nasty with it.  Good for studio work...but of that mix, that's the one I'd leave out!

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

BTW, somewhere on Head Fi there is  thread where a guy named "Kouzema" (I think?) tried O2 vs. Matrix with K701

He said the O2 was too bright & the Matrix M just right.

 

 

I guess I just listed the O2 because it was cheap.  redface.gif

I haven't actually heard it, but it's fine to recommend stuff you've never heard before, right?    evil_smiley.gif

post #1904 of 8310
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

 

I guess I just listed the O2 because it was cheap.  redface.gif

I haven't actually heard it, but it's fine to recommend stuff you've never heard before, right?    evil_smiley.gif

Some will love O2 + K702 so it's safe to recomand it , i guess tongue.gif , no at all want warmish / dark sound , some like it bright so biggrin.gif

post #1905 of 8310
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

BTW, somewhere on Head Fi there is  thread where a guy named "Kouzema" (I think?) tried O2 vs. Matrix with K701

 

He said the O2 was too bright & the Matrix M just right.

 

So the M-Stage rolls off the high end while the O2 doesn't. Is this a good thing?

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