Originally Posted by Krazor
I'm quite willing to part with the cash, I just want something that will make my experience better that I won't leave me wanting more. Don't get me wrong the STX has plenty of sound, I just want more if possible.
So when it comes to amps for the Q701s, would you guys recommend more of a tube amp such as one or the black dots/ hifiman EF5 or something solid like the matrix stage m amp.
What I heard, the m stage should be fine. But from my experience is the little dot mkiii wich is a tube amp, I dont get a beeping noise in my head after a while listening to loud music as I like. I get beeping noise after my diy black cube. Altho, the black cube got so much power and a lovely sound, everything becomes so much better with it. But then again my ld mkiii isnt burned in yet since I only listened to it yesterday. But the sound is allready great so I think after they have been playing for some weeks I think will be excellent.
So either way you would be happy since imo q701 works for both tube and non tube. But I think you get a more detailed sound with non tube, but the highs is quite extreme against ur head, wich it isnt in a tube amp. Correct me if im wrong.
If ur not willing to spend much money, the m stage (I just read about it) or ld mkiii would be good, but if you got alot of money you want to get rid of, there are so many too choose from.
A couple I heard should be good is the sennheiser hdvd800, but really pricey, and lehmann makes good amps.
If you are handy, you can make some really good amp yourself, like my dad made my black cube (wich I mention all the time hehe), and we only bought components for like 50-100 euro.
Hope I am helping and not confusing anyone Edited by Androb - 9/9/13 at 11:24pm