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post #3556 of 9507
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

I believe God walks on water.  Do you?  Get the point?

This is a very subjective hobby.  Believe in what you want, be it cable, power cord, break in, OFC vs OCC ... Enjoy.

 

post #3557 of 9507
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


Relax, man.
It's just my opinion.

Based on my humble experience, I did not hear any burn-in with either my DT880 600 Ohm cans or my Q701 or my SRS-2170 system.
I have other weird beliefs if anyone is interested!tongue.gif

 

Same here: break-in had no audible effect on my DT 880 600 ohms.

post #3558 of 9507
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Who's the guy in the photo?
He looks familiar?
post #3559 of 9507

Should be that famous guy from porn industry.

edit: It is Ron Jeremy.


Edited by Redshift Rider - 9/4/13 at 9:42am
post #3560 of 9507
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Originally Posted by Redshift Rider View Post

Should be that famous guy from porn industry.
edit: It is Ron Jeremy.

Ah.......The Hedgehog.

Never seen any of his work.
I'm sure he uses a stuntman for his "scenes".
post #3561 of 9507

Actually... the only reason he has any scenes in the first place is because he is the stunt double.  No one wants to see that face.  I often ask how he got into the industry because he's not that much bigger than two of me. ;)

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That's one fugly dude.
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

That's one fugly dude.

 

Fubugly, even  ;)

post #3564 of 9507

sniff, sniff, sniff... I smell some banning...

Let's get back on track gentlemen... :biggrin:

post #3565 of 9507

After reading some forums regarding about the 1/8th ratio for amp compatibility, I wonder if the Meier Stepdance 2 amp and a DACport LX setup would be a nice fit for the Q701.  What is your opinion about the sound signature of these devices?  Anyway, I still don't know what to look for when I see the product's technical spec in order to determine the ratio.  :confused:


Edited by kaufex - 9/6/13 at 11:11am
post #3566 of 9507

hi all,

just got my Q701 about a week now and had 50hr on them.

currently using zero dac franken mod with audio-gd moom opamp.

i feel it didn't bring out the full potential of Q701.

can anyone suggest me a better amp and cable? (budget of us$300-400)

post #3567 of 9507
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Originally Posted by r_aquarii View Post
 

hi all,

just got my Q701 about a week now and had 50hr on them.

currently using zero dac franken mod with audio-gd moom opamp.

i feel it didn't bring out the full potential of Q701.

can anyone suggest me a better amp and cable? (budget of us$300-400)

 

I use a Little Dot MK3, which is great after some tube rolling. I've found that Sylvania JAN black plates really do the trick -- a tidbit of warmth, with a great soundstage and balanced lows/mids/highs. I'm sure some other tube amps would work well too. 

post #3568 of 9507
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

 

I use a Little Dot MK3, which is great after some tube rolling. I've found that Sylvania JAN black plates really do the trick -- a tidbit of warmth, with a great soundstage and balanced lows/mids/highs. I'm sure some other tube amps would work well too. 

 

i used to have little dot mk3 and K701. i like to try something different for amp.

i'm thinking of DIY a ODAC+O2 amp

post #3569 of 9507
Thread Starter 

I got some K601 pads in today. They're flat and a little different than Q701 pads. Q701 pads seem harder.

On the Q701 they do seem to make the upper mids and treble a little smoother or reduced a little.

There is a lot less bass and warmth though. No doubt. Not sure how on earth I got less warmth with less treble/upper mids.

 

 

I was listening to some tracks and they're really bad on the Q701 with K601 and K400 pads.

One is a crappy recording I found from The Fray called "Syndicate". I would like to hear that on a ruler flat set of studio monitors. On the Q701 with K400/K601 pads it's like listening to a headphone with no bass. Basically thin and tinny sounding.

The Q701 pads add a little warmth and some bass. Sounds OK then. I just wouldn't be able to know how it's really supposed to sound. That track sounded different on all my headphones!

 

That song is really smooth on the K400 EP, but sounds totally without bass. Sort of like hearing it on an AD700 with rolled off treble :confused_face_2:

 

It's interesting that you can't really hear how muffled that track really is on the Q701. I only heard it on the HD-598, HD-650 and DJ100.

 

I've weeded out all my harsh tracks and theres even some that can be fatiguing even on my HD-650!

 

TL;DR:

 

 

K601 pads on Q701

 

Smoother treble and upper mids

Less bass/warmth

Smaller soundstage

What the heck?

Low mids less forward

 

Don't really like at all...


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/6/13 at 1:13pm
post #3570 of 9507
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Originally Posted by r_aquarii View Post

hi all,



just got my Q701 about a week now and had 50hr on them.



currently using zero dac franken mod with audio-gd moom opamp.



i feel it didn't bring out the full potential of Q701.



can anyone suggest me a better amp and cable? (budget of us$300-400)


 



A lot of guys use the Matrix M Stage amp with Q701. Personally I like the M Stage with an LM4562 Op Amp.

Most folks use the stock cable.
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