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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

 

Okay, one last question that no one will have an answer to and I probably can't even put into words.

I have something called hyperacusis that makes some frequency ranges louder then they should be to my ear, making certain sounds (especially listening to people talk in real life) really painful.

This isn't normally a problem with headphones because who knows. Maybe that region on headphones is weaker then a normal humans voice. How strong is the section where the human voice lies, specifically the closer to root section between say 500 and 1000 hz? Will I have to EQ this down?

 

Hmm, so it handles EDM well, then. How does it handle something more orchestral like this?

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69968986/Natsumi%20Kameoka%20-%20Small%20Two%20of%20Pieces%20-%20Orchestral%20Version.mp3

 

The Q701 can sometimes have some foward upper mids, which is a little higher than the frequency range you listed.  I think 500-1000hz is more lower and regular mids.  I can't say how the Q701 will do in that range, but it's not missing mids (so if you're specifically looking for a mid-recessed headphone, this isn't it).

 

The Q701 is very good with classical/orchestral and acoustic music in general.  The soundstage has a cool effect of separating all the different parts and sounds.

post #2912 of 8267
The Q701 has strong upper mids, id say probably 2-3khz and up. They actually seem to have a small recess in the lower mids. The 500-1k area should not be bothersome at all. Also note that the Q701 does not have big bass, it is tight and accurate, but it does not have a lot of bass quantity. If you like your EDM with big bass look elsewhere, but if you like your EDM with accurate and textured bass then these will work for you.

They do classical and orchestra very well.
post #2913 of 8267

I'm much more of a treble person then a bass person, I'd much rather have defined bass, and not overly powerful bass. Strong bass usually annoys me. That is definitely great to know that it works well with those genres.I boost my headphones I have currently above 1 Khz and up, so that region is not what bothers me. I also don't want mid-recessed headphones, either. I've tried the M50s, and they just aren't for me.
 

Thanks for everything, there's are on my list as the first thing to get myself after the school year ends.

 

Now to decide on what color to get...


Edited by daleb - 5/4/13 at 4:26pm
post #2914 of 8267
They arent really recessed in the mids though, id say its more like the boosted upper mids just make the lower mids seem lower. There is no V shape to the sound though. Its not like the bass is boosted and the treble is boosted, its more like the upper mids and treble is boosted a bit and everything else just seems pretty neutral.
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They arent really recessed in the mids though, id say its more like the boosted upper mids just make the lower mids seem lower. There is no V shape to the sound though. Its not like the bass is boosted and the treble is boosted, its more like the upper mids and treble is boosted a bit and everything else just seems pretty neutral.

Do you mean the M50s or the Q701s? Because I want that sound signature, and the m50s didn't sound that way to me. Slowly as my mind got used to them, I liked them more, but I still would rather not have that dip around 400 to 500 hz. It looks like the Q701s have a boost between 100 and 500 hz, but seeing as they are open, I believe that won't sound too loud compared to a closed set?

 

The white ones are under $250 on amazon right now, I hope that stays, but most likely that won't happen.

post #2916 of 8267

I just get a AKG Q701

I have a ASUS Xonar DGX, it has an on board amp...

Do I Need  an amp???

I have others headphones here: Akg K240 Studio and will coming an Akg K271MKII

Here's in my country it's so dificult to have good options of amps ( Fiio E12 cost around $320...madness, don't think?)

 

thx

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Originally Posted by Alesr50 View Post

I just get a AKG Q701


I have a ASUS Xonar DGX, it has an on board amp...


Do I Need  an amp???


I have others headphones here: Akg K240 Studio and will coming an Akg K271MKII


Here's in my country it's so dificult to have good options of amps ( Fiio E12 cost around $320...madness, don't think?)

thx

Well damn what country!

You don't need an amp, per say. However, you will hear great improvements with one. That e12 DEFINATELY not worth that much, you can certainly get amps at better deals. Especially a or something made in Europe maybe.
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I was describing how i hear my Q701.
post #2919 of 8267
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


Well damn what country!

You don't need an amp, per say. However, you will hear great improvements with one. That e12 DEFINATELY not worth that much, you can certainly get amps at better deals. Especially a or something made in Europe maybe.

 


Yeah..

I was thinking about Schiit MAGNI (Other option is the JDS Objective2 amp but it's more expensive for me,not much but it's), i would have import some of them from USA...(I live in Brazil)



Ok,I really appreciate my Q701...i'm ove with it ( I got it a few days ago)

post #2920 of 8267
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Originally Posted by Alesr50 View Post



Yeah..


I was thinking about Schiit MAGNI (Other option is the JDS Objective2 amp but it's more expensive for me,not much but it's), i would have import some of them from USA...(I live in Brazil)




Ok,I really appreciate my Q701...i'm ove with it ( I got it a few days ago)

I know Spanish, not Portugese frown.gif , would probably be easier to talk if you knew Spanish

Anyhow, I didn't like the O2 at all. If you can find an E17, that should be substantial for now, and can be used as a DAC too
post #2921 of 8267

Does Brazil have tariffs on audio equipment or something? I wonder why it would cost that much...
 

Edit: I've heard from some that amps can blow out headphones, is there a way your supposed to plug it in? I've heard some talk about plugging it in before turning the amp on or plugging it after it is on, I don't know which one I'm supposed to do...


Edited by daleb - 5/4/13 at 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

I've heard from some that amps can blow out headphones, is there a way your supposed to plug it in? I've heard some talk about plugging it in before turning the amp on or plugging it after it is on, I don't know which one I'm supposed to do...

 

Most well-made amps have safeguards against damaging headphones during power off/on but like anything else electronic or mechanical, it can fail. I usually power up my amp and wait about 30 seconds before I plug in the headphones, and I unplug them before powering it off. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

Most well-made amps have safeguards against damaging headphones during power off/on but like anything else electronic or mechanical, it can fail. I usually power up my amp and wait about 30 seconds before I plug in the headphones, and I unplug them before powering it off. Better to be safe than sorry.

Wise words!
And good, solid advice!
post #2924 of 8267
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Wise words!
And good, solid advice!

I do this as well. It's a habit due to my Lyr. It has what's called a Relay, once you turn the amp on, you will hear a click, after that click, it's okay to plug ur cans in.
post #2925 of 8267

Would Amazon be the preferred way to buy these? What do I do if the headphones are somehow messed up, I see some people in this thread posting about their headphones messing up...

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