Originally Posted by jasonb
This is definitely an improvement, and I still don't hear anything negative. Usually when you gain something somewhere you lose something somewhere else, but I really do not notice any negative effects here.
Took family to the beach this weekend. I brought the Q701 and have used it for the last 3 days. I just got home, did the mod and agree 100% with the general evaluation, just like Jasonb. To my ears, I will put bass improvement at around +3 and a little more felt impact (probably +20%) when the bass hits. Mid and high are still in tact. However, the mid and overall sound seem a touch less centered in a good way though (I like it, you might not). I believe this is why people who have performed this mod seem to think that sound stage has improved. This mod also affect the whole balance of the FR. You will hear that the high seems toned down a touch because of the bass increase. Mid got affected a touch too but the bass being very clear and controlled, it doesn't show clearly; plus you have tons of mid in the Q701 so just a bit less, IMO, is a worthy trade off. For the first time, I don't have to EQ the bass listening to Carlos Santana.
Overall, Thumb way up for this mod. Also, I'd like to thx tdockweiler for bringing up this mod and tried it out first (in this thread group, at least). Good find there, bud. You might have saved me $1400 for .... (you already know ) or at least delay that purchase for a long while.
Edited by koiloco - 9/15/13 at 2:51pm