or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Q701 impressions thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Q701 impressions thread - Page 268

post #4006 of 9490
Please let me know what you find out. I recall from experience that the Nano will not send sound information through the USB port. For example I was unable to use it with the DAC on my old Glow. (The new Glow model which I am getting has an outboard DAC instead).
post #4007 of 9490

The manufacturer for this DAC says you can plug a Nano into it:

http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/istreamer/?product=istreamer

This thread might be informative, but it seems more geared towards devices using iOS (I don't think this includes the Nano?):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/507559/list-of-dacs-that-work-with-ipad
 

post #4008 of 9490

Thanks for the tips, there.  No, the Nano is just a standard iPod, in mini-form.  Hopefully, the DAC I am getting with my new Glow will work with the Nano.  Otherwise I will try it with my phone, but the battery on phones are so hard to keep going just for regular stuff (like calling - anyone do that with their phone these days?  Remember calling?) that I hate to use it for a music player as well.  That's why I still keep my Nano around.  Plus, it works seamlessly with iTunes of course, which I'm still wedded to.

post #4009 of 9490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kouzelna View Post

I really appreciated the section in the thread about the Q 701 mod. Looks like I'll be doing that.

However, I'm also wondering about a cable upgrade. Something from moon audio perhaps? But I'd like to know what the typical experiences have been.

It's a big investment, like 200 bucks or more. So I'm wondering if any improvement is really heard, and if it's truly worth the extra money.

I love the headphones as they are stock, but any improvement of course is gravy. I'm running this from a glow audio amp one tube amp. Between the quality amp and the quality headphones, why not invest in a quality cable?

However I don't want to blow the cash if it's a waste of money.

 

Can you solder? Do you like to experiment a bit?

 

Be a cheap skate!

I bought a Pipeline 1/8" to 1/8" phone jack cable.

I cut one of the ends off and soldered on a mini XLR.

And now I have a different headphone cable for my Qs.

post #4010 of 9490

I went to a head-fi meetup yesterday and brought along my modded Q701's. Everyone was blown away by them. People who own T1's, HD800's and LCD 3's couldn't put them down. I'm so happy with these headphones.

post #4011 of 9490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advil View Post

I went to a head-fi meetup yesterday and brought along my modded Q701's. Everyone was blown away by them. People who own T1's, HD800's and LCD 3's couldn't put them down. I'm so happy with these headphones.


 


The Dallas one? Shame I missed it... Anything remarkable? Did you try the HE-500?

Man, I got used to the modded Q701 and I think is near perfect now. Perfect bass, almost perfect mids and treble... I'm considering buying another used pair for my office.
Edited by Ashade - 9/30/13 at 11:04am
post #4012 of 9490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashade View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advil View Post
 

I went to a head-fi meetup yesterday and brought along my modded Q701's. Everyone was blown away by them. People who own T1's, HD800's and LCD 3's couldn't put them down. I'm so happy with these headphones.

 


The Dallas one? Shame I missed it... Anything remarkable? Did you try the HE-500?

Man, I got used to the modded Q701 and I think is near perfect now. Perfect bass, almost perfect mids and treble... I'm considering buying another used pair for my office.

 

Yep dallas meet! I got to listen to the HE-500's on a couple different amps. Sounded great with the Lyr and Yulong DAC.

post #4013 of 9490
Would you say it's a good upgrade to the modded Q701?
Edited by Ashade - 9/30/13 at 2:16pm
post #4014 of 9490

Wow, that simple bass mod does so much for the Q701?  Can't wait to try it!  " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" />



Thanks Chris, nice idea!


Edited by Kouzelna - 9/30/13 at 5:08pm
post #4015 of 9490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advil View Post

I went to a head-fi meetup yesterday and brought along my modded Q701's. Everyone was blown away by them. People who own T1's, HD800's and LCD 3's couldn't put them down. I'm so happy with these headphones.

did you try the t1 or hd800? Can you compare them with the modded q701?
post #4016 of 9490
Okay. You guys got me conviced with the bass port mod. The idea has been running around in my head f or months now. Other than removing the sticker, whats the consensus on the foam (replace, remove, etc). Anything else I should do while I have it opened?
post #4017 of 9490
Nothing. Leave the foams as stock.
post #4018 of 9490
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonb View Post


did you try the t1 or hd800? Can you compare them with the modded q701?

 

I listened to both out of the same source/amp and while I can't give a 100% thorough review due to the conditions (noisy atmosphere) I'm honestly blown away at how good the modded Q's are. It's almost absurd honestly. Someone there had LCD3's out of a B22 and we were A/B'ing both cans since it's dual output. I would put on one set while he had another and we'd switch every minute or so and we were both shocked. It was his pair of HD800's, T1's and LCD3's on that amp and I'm pretty sure he's going to buy a set of these now. I can't be too thorough but I can tell you that the soundstage and imaging was more vast and precise on the Q's than the LCD3's. That could be because of the way they fit though, the LCD3's have a weird seal even though they're open. The leather pads really clamp you into the music. The HD800's were awesome and are really comfy but I didn't like the bass extension and the highs were a little weird for me. I think vocals sound better on the Q's. I'm not saying the Q's are better, I just think that spending $1200+ on headphones gives you very little of an upgrade for what you get. After hearing all of the equipment at the meet, if I didn't already own these headphones I would honestly be happy paying $600 for them.

 

Oh and I tried on k702 anniversary and they aren't as good as the modded Q's although the earpads are INSANELY comfy. I really want a pair now but last I heard they were like $60? 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by topgunsphd View Post

Okay. You guys got me conviced with the bass port mod. The idea has been running around in my head f or months now. Other than removing the sticker, whats the consensus on the foam (replace, remove, etc). Anything else I should do while I have it opened?

 

just remove the sticker, don't mess with the foam.

post #4019 of 9490
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advil View Post
 

 

Oh and I tried on k702 anniversary and they aren't as good as the modded Q's although the earpads are INSANELY comfy. I really want a pair now but last I heard they were like $60? 

 

 

 

just remove the sticker, don't mess with the foam.

 

I agree. Modded Q701 and even stock Q701 is much better than the Anniversary. A few people  say the Q701 + Annie pads is 99% identical to the Anniversary so I wouldn't suggest getting the pads.

 

Somehow they might actually sound better with the modded Q701 than the stock version!

 

I paid $70 for my Annie pads back earlier in the year but they've gone down in price a little.

 

You should try to get some K712 pads if you do want memory foam. They're a little different but somehow have the same part #.

 

I'm not a fan of the Annie pads because they make the Q701 sound too dark and congested. I lost some airiness and the low mids are too forward.

 

I swear that the modded Q701 is a way better improvement than getting an actual Anniversary Edition.

 

Now what people need to find out is if the modded Q701 is better than the K712. I know it all depends on preferences. I wonder if the K712 has more or less bass than the modded Q701?

 

I wonder if the modded Q701 has some of things people love about the K712?

 

I really would like to hear if the K712 has fuller mids than the modded Q701. I bet the modded Q701 has fuller mids and is actually clearer. Just guessing though!

 

Thought it'd be impossible to retain the stock Q701s treble AND improve bass quantity.


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/30/13 at 9:32pm
post #4020 of 9490
Lol. Just don't post that last statement in the k712 thread. wink.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Q701 impressions thread