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post #2821 of 7697

Well I started off spending big, now I've settled for less and have learned to live with it. If I really think about it though, it's not really "less" since I like the Q701 more than the HD650. 

 

I'm sure the Q701 would be better with a better amp and DAC, but how much better, and would it really be worth spending more? If I like what I am hearing now, then why change anything in the first place?

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I started with the E17, my first DAC. Now, the Gamma2, and never think about going back smily_headphones1.gif

This hobby is a money pit. Especially since I will never be able to sell my K340, K240 Sextett, or Q701. Since they are so awesome.
post #2822 of 7697
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

Well I started off spending big, now I've settled for less and have learned to live with it. If I really think about it though, it's not really "less" since I like the Q701 more than the HD650. 

 

I'm sure the Q701 would be better with a better amp and DAC, but how much better, and would it really be worth spending more? If I like what I am hearing now, then why change anything in the first place?


Yeah, I tried the HE-400 due to the hype. And it sucked IMHO. But I loved the instrument separation, so I found the HE-5Le, and its perfect.... for now :P

 

I have a feeling the HE-6 will be coming shortly after the NYC meet in 2 weeks.

post #2823 of 7697
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Strangely I prefer the DAC inside my Ipod 3G (the monochrome version) to every DAC i've had. It's smoother sounding than the Modi, but that could mean it's just less revealing or more colored. Not sure. I wish I could find a computer DAC that sounded identical to my old Ipod 3G. The DAC in that uses an older Wolfson chipset and is slightly warm in comparison to the ODAC and Modi. It's not as warm as the HRT MSII though. The DAC in my Ipod Touch 2G isn't that good and too cold sounding.

I might have to try the E17 out sometime. That uses a Wolfson DAC chipset and might be what I'm looking for. There's also an Audio-GD DAC that uses dual Wolfson DACs too.

The Wolfson DAC in the iPod 3/4G is good stuff. I really adore the DAC in the 1st gen Shuffle, if anyone still has one of those.

I'm listening to some Alabama Shakes tonight on my 701s, and totally loving them right now!
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I really adore the DAC in the 1st gen Shuffle, if anyone still has one of those.

 

I gave mine to my brolaw and to my knowledge, it sits in a drawer...I think maybe I need to ask for it back.

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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

Well I started off spending big, now I've settled for less and have learned to live with it. If I really think about it though, it's not really "less" since I like the Q701 more than the HD650. 

 

I'm sure the Q701 would be better with a better amp and DAC, but how much better, and would it really be worth spending more? If I like what I am hearing now, then why change anything in the first place?

 

Hahaha, because you don't know what you're missing!  very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Take your sweet time getting there if you want, there's no rush.  Pair the Q701 with a Sheer Audio HA006 and some killer DAC.

 

I've got a pimped out Dynalo and DAC19 (rarely pops up in the FS forum if I'm not mistaken), and the combo with K701 is basshead.gif basshead.gif basshead.gif basshead.gif basshead.gif

post #2826 of 7697

Hi, I ordered this hp back in march on the 24th from harman's ebay store(auction). There was a problem with paypal accepting my credit card so harman cancelled my order and sent me a new order. Well, they took my money and never sent the hp. Ive asked them 3 times now through ebay messaging why my item hasn't shipped and the only answer I've gotten is "order was cancelled. any other questions?". WTF they took my money and even left positive feedback and now they are ignoring me. What the hell am i supposed to do here?
 

post #2827 of 7697
PayPal dispute. they never sent item so you never got tracking number or package. get PayPal involved and you can most likely get your money back
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post #2829 of 7697

Ok guys my Q701 has arrived.

 

I am ampig it with may Fiio e9k/e17 on low gain so i can hit the 12 o. clock mark which seems to be  the sweet spot of the amp.

 

I had huge expectations for the Soundstage but i have been disappointed.

My old Dt 880 (600) Sounded pretty close, however the Q701 is just A LITTLE bit further away.

 

Ist that normal? Does it change with burning them in?
 

post #2830 of 7697

Ok i think that chossing the High Gain option may be better.

While gaming (PS3) the Volume seems to be pretty low compared to Pc.
 

post #2831 of 7697

No replies?
 

post #2832 of 7697
No soundstage problems here. The perceived dynamics of soundstage are perhaps something of a personal matter.
post #2833 of 7697

Maybe it is my cohice of music perhaps.

 

I am listening right now to the Soundtrack of a Game ( Final Fantasy XIII) from the cd and its a bit wider than the dt 880.

When i watched a FPS video like Battlefield 3, the Soundstage seemed to be even wider.

 

Is there any perticular Soundtrack you could recommend me to listen on Youtube which shows me what kind of Soundstage the Q701 can reproduce?

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Is there any perticular Soundtrack you could recommend me to listen on Youtube which shows me what kind of Soundstage the Q701 can reproduce?

 

Quoting from another thread I'm following:

 

You want scary binaural? Try a virtual haircut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA

post #2835 of 7697
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post

 

Quoting from another thread I'm following:

 

You want scary binaural? Try a virtual haircut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA

Oh boy, the virtual barbershop. I listen to this thing daily, its so crazy. I'd suggest downloading the mp3, though, because it sounds way better on that.

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