Originally Posted by elwappo99
Certainly is an interesting mod. I could definitely see how someone people would really like the changed sound, but as I listen to a lot of classical and acoustic type music, it's definitely not for me.
The really low frequencies definitely get a little kick down low.
I think this even improves classical and acoustic type music for me. Much more spacious sounding. Really almost speaker like.
Strange but I didn't notice much very low bass increase. "Koyaanisqatsi" still sounds pathetic on the Q701 and HD-650. I think that goes pretty low but not sure.
If there was a 1db increase I'd be shocked.
For me there's not a dramatic boost in the bass. I think it just is very very accurate still and there's just more bass impact. If it's not supposed to be there it won't show up (for me).
You can find music that has bloated bass in the recording (Why does this even exist?!) and it sounds the same on the Q701.
Also for me the mids got slightly fuller sounding but not shoved forward at all. About the same as before. The "Annie" low mids are much more forward, but not as full sounding.
I would say right now the low bass is almost identical in quantity to my HD-650.
Right now it sounds like an HD-650 mixed with a K702.
Some may think the mids sound more distant but IMO it just due to a more accurate soundstage. If you listen to live Pearl Jam songs they're awful (Dissident Live is unlistenable) and you can barely hear the vocals. It sounds like the songs were recorded from 50 feet away. Not the headphone and sounds similar on the HD-650.