Hey guys! I just wanted to tell you my experience.
well i'm fairly new in the headfi, got interested, lurked for about 3 months, then went for a ibasso t5, Westone UM1 and an d7 sidewinder for my pc... Then i went to a q701 after a fairly long (but blindly nonetheless) "research" and i just got it... after 3 days using it i can say that i'm in love and if this is not "all mighty hi-fi" i'm probably not worthy of it.
, i'm already really pleased.
I'm driving mine flac(foobar/wasapi) -> D7 -> q701. and absolutely love it.
i can also drive it with my ipod mini 4th gen -> lod -> t5 -> q701. although i think the mp3s sometimes sound really terrible with it. i'm not sure going flac/alac would help but i don't pretend to use the q701 portably, it's already quite expensive to me to just roam around with it.
i'm mainly thinking now about the pc solution. but i'm in Brazil and anything here is at least 160% of the price+shipping of the product. and for now, i'm kinda unemployed.
i could go for a bravo audio amp next year, does it work good with the q701? anyway thanks for all your opinions (i've really spent time reading countless times this whole thread).