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post #3031 of 9490
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

Actually, I'm not getting the IEMs anymore. I'm getting the HA-S500s, A bass-leaning can for portability. I think these 2 will compliment each other way better.
 
Edit: Oh no, I just called it a can... oh no.. I'm being converted into an audiophile ;_;

LoL, it's not the end of the world man, and you're in good company (that will make you spend a lot of money)
post #3032 of 9490

I'm slightly starting to have doubts about using these as mixing/mastering headphones. These will be great for that purpose, right? I've been seeing different reviews and comparisons involving the DT880s and how they handle those things better. Are these the best choice for those purposes of being detail and imaging? I'd assume these are better for sound stage, but I really don't know what to go with for music production...

post #3033 of 9490
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

I'm slightly starting to have doubts about using these as mixing/mastering headphones. These will be great for that purpose, right? I've been seeing different reviews and comparisons involving the DT880s and how they handle those things better. Are these the best choice for those purposes of being detail and imaging? I'd assume these are better for sound stage, but I really don't know what to go with for music production...

 

 

K702 were designed for studio use and mastering, by AKG.  That's all you need to know.

post #3034 of 9490
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

I'm slightly starting to have doubts about using these as mixing/mastering headphones. These will be great for that purpose, right? I've been seeing different reviews and comparisons involving the DT880s and how they handle those things better. Are these the best choice for those purposes of being detail and imaging? I'd assume these are better for sound stage, but I really don't know what to go with for music production...

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan10/articles/studioheadphones.htm

 

The DT 880s seem to be more highly-regarded than the AKGs for that purpose, though this is from SoS so YMMV.

 

Personally the only true strength I feel the AKGs have over the DT 880s is faster leading transient response (i.e. snappier attack). I prefer the Beyerdynamics in every other regard, including soundstage. The Q701s had an extreme left/right soundstage, where the DT 880 felt more accurate and precise with the imaging in a slightly narrower projection.

 

The JH13 Pros being my personal reference, I feel the Q701s are somewhat farther from neutrality and accuracy than the DT 880s are.

 

Taken on its own, I feel the main weakness of the Q701 is an extreme roll-off in sub-bass response.


Edited by 3X0 - 5/20/13 at 4:32am
post #3035 of 9490
Oh no!

The Q701 vs. DT880 debate starts again!
Please don't ask which one's brighter! tongue.gif
post #3036 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Oh no!

The Q701 vs. DT880 debate starts again!
Please don't ask which one's brighter! tongue.gif

 

Well, that would be the DT800, right?   deadhorse.gif

post #3037 of 9490
Another very important question is which one works better for music, especially for orchestral and edm? I dont know if you can even answer that for me because i can eq my headphones in anyway and still enjoy the music... Ugh I thought I had this figured
out!

Edit: would whatever the equivalent dt880 in price work with a E11 anyways? and would that edition sound better then the q701s?
Edited by daleb - 5/20/13 at 8:19am
post #3038 of 9490

Another satisfied owner of Q701. :)

Mine has been on for about 50 hours.

When it was brand new, A/B with my K550. As expected, the sound was not good compared to a well seasoned K550.

Sound was veiled, Lacking in details.....

Currently, it has already surpassed the K550 in detail and improving.

The sound and hit-hat and cymbal are more real than K550.

 

This will be the pair for private listening as it would be quite disturbing to others on the other side of the ear piece.

The K550 will be the pair on the go.

 

 

 

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post #3039 of 9490

I... Hmm... This is such a hard choice! I don't know what I want... I LOVE upper mids. I don't know if I'll be able to enjoy music without that awesome bump on the DT880s... But at the same time, I do kind of want sub bass. Then again, I've never experience good midbass, so maybe I can replace my liking for sub bass with midbass? Ugh, this is going to be a hard decision...


Edited by daleb - 5/20/13 at 3:38pm
post #3040 of 9490
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

Ugh, this is going to be a hard decision...

It's kind of like choosing between chocolate cake and yellow cake. They both are a nice treat.
post #3041 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


It's kind of like choosing between chocolate cake and yellow cake. They both are a nice treat.


I want velvet, though!

post #3042 of 9490
Still "cake"

The Sennheiser HD650 is probably the velvet though. Or maybe the Beyer? Idk, & Idc, it's a metaphor to say they are both nice things and a treat wink.gif
Edited by Evshrug - 5/20/13 at 4:26pm
post #3043 of 9490

Well most people don't seem to like stronger treble, so maybe the 701s are something spicy?
Edit: I definitely wouldn't consider extra treble spicy, I love treble.

Edit2: I still think I want the 701s. Hopefully I'll be able to listen to some choices at the meet up in Dallas.


Edited by daleb - 5/20/13 at 4:32pm
post #3044 of 9490
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

Well, that would be the DT800, right?   deadhorse.gif

 

yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes no yes, etc

post #3045 of 9490

YES!
No.

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