So what do Orthodontic headphones do?
And are they hard to drive?
Well fellas i've joined the Q701 club. Mine should be here sometime today, but my Schiit Magni won't be here till tuesday. I really was about to talk myself into buying the Annies, but i decided on the Q's for 2 reasons. 1.) I will be using these to mixdown some recordings and as someone pointed out it seems the Annies are a little colored in comparison. 2.) Price... Annies are $400 at the cheapest and these seem to be more bang for the buck.
Anyways thanks to the other Q701 owners for providing good information in this thread.
The Matrix M Stage is a real favourite with Q701 owners.
I have one.
My only complaint is I think I need a better DAC to compliment the amp!
Do you find that even with the gain setting at it's highest on the E12 that the Q still isn't loud enough? I don't listen to my music at skull crushing decibel levels but I still feel that at max power it isn't as loud as I expected. It surely is a heck of a lot better than any amp inside a DAP and/or my A/V receivers amp but I think that a tube amp would be the only way to really achieve the levels I'm looking for. But for now the E12 does do just fine (it does bring about the right amount of bass though for sure, I don't think having a tube amp would really make it much better). Do you get any more power through your hybrid vs. the E12?
Want to know. Is there a way to use the E12 like a desktop amp. By that, I mean can you plug it up to a power source and let it stay plugged up without worrying about blowing the battery inside, or can you take the battery out to avoid that?
Hey, great to hear that the E12 will drive the Qs! Can't wait to get my hands on one.
This may help you understand the "current" aspect of power: