How much for the Reflector? Also, you hear the new Arcade Fire song of the same name yet?
2 x Reflector 6N23P-EV Military Cryo () = $59.98 + shipping.
Haven't heard it, but I'll look for it.
Just listened to it twice. First on the K550 (to keep out the talk radio from my wife's laptop), then on the main system. Fun on both. She said it was like a time machine back to Serbian discos of the 1980s. It's definitely 80s club retro, but a lot more going on. Never heard of the Baroque Pop sub-genre, but that's how Rhapsody labels them. One factoid that popped up was that Regine Chassagne used to play recorder in a pre-Renaissance band. Talk about yr time machine! I'll have to listen to more, as I've been a little curious about them since I first saw the name. Listening to Funeral atm.
Thanks for the tip.
Found this post:
I sorta see a pentagon shape, so maybe it's a Novosibirsk.
Been listening to my modded Q701 a lot lately with my new Micro DAC.
Sounded really a bit screwy lately, but I got it sounding good now. Just needed a few hours and to be hooked up to a good surge protector.
I also switched from USB to Optical but no difference in audio quality of course. Not that I can tell.
Right now it sounds a bit fuller/more musical than the Modi. A little more revealing it seems. Quite a small difference and I would need many hours to point out any more differences.
I think the Modi, ODAC and Micro DAC are pretty much all close to being transparent and this is why. I'm surprised the Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chipset is better than I imagined.
It's not bright, thin or harsh at all.
I've been trying to get people to try the Headroom Micro Amp with the Q701 for years without much luck. I think they're perfect together. Maybe someone will actually try it sometime After 3 years of use i'm really convinced it's very transparent and even more so than the O2. O2 and Micro Amp are close in sound, but Micro Amp sounds better. Much smoother with the Q701. I've yet to hear a headphone that's bad with it. It really needs the upgraded power supply to be at it's best though. I won't go there.. IMO the Micro is better than the Asgard 1/2, E9 and O2/Magni. I think my favorite things i've ever bought are the Micro Amp and Q701. I'll never get rid of them. I think people overlook the Micro Amp because it's very small and people think it's a weak portable amp. If it can't drive an HE-500 or some really power hungry headphone i'll be shocked. It even handles my K400 with ease.
Can't believe it took me so long to get the Micro DAC to go with it. I think it's probably better than the Modi/ODAC but not 100% sure since I only got it 3 days ago. Right now it's pretty smooth and has an addicting sound without adding much of anything.
Too bad Headroom stopped making amps and DACs. I think their Micro Amp is way better than anything from Schiit i've tried. Sorry! If this dies i'll need to find another US built amp that's comparable. I think it will be $500+
I'll probably get the Bifrost one of these days though. I do love the Modi. I'll try the Vali with the Q701. Not sure if it will be any good..
As a long time owner of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pros, I am bored with the recessed mids and want to try something new. What I prioritize the most in headphones are wide sound stage, clarity, and naturality. From what I read, I understand that Q701s are a good choice for my first two priorities. Given their heavily discounted price on Amazon, I am about to order one, however I have a few questions.
This question has been asked before in this thread, but still I am eager to hear from more people about how Q701s would perform with the Sound Blaster Z series sound card. This sound card has a dedicated headphones amp (Maxim MAX97220) which is supposed to drive cans up to 600 ohm. I know driving headphones is not only about resistance but the issues of sensitivity also come into the picture, but I don't have much idea about how the headphones amp on the Z would react to less efficient headphones. Would the Z drive these cans to acceptable levels?
Also I read that some people complain that K/Q 70x series do not provide accurate timbre. Any musicians to comment on that?
The Zx is supposed to push cans up to 600Ohms (80mW amp on card). I'm assuming the little controller module would add a little resistance though.
I'm planning on purchasing some DT990/600 to test this out.
I was originally considering the Q702's but it wasn't bass heavy enough for me. At least, not according to the graphs.
Pretty sure that post just lists the different factories in the old CCCP where tubes were made. e.g., Novosibirsk is a city in Russia. If you've got Voskhods, then you've got what most people consider the best of the Russian tubes, from my reading. Is there a Rocket logo on them? I'm pretty sure that's the distinguishing mark for Voskhods. Voskhod was part of the Soviet space program: a rocket, a capsule and the overall program. Talk about confusing, but it explains the Rocket logo. All pre-Soyuz.
So, still enjoying the Q701 with those tubes? (just trying to keep it somewhat on topic ;-)
I think I´m starting to like or get used to my K271s... still getting used to them though. I had to mod the pads a bit with some foamy thread to raise them a little and avoid my ears to touch the drivers. Can´t wait for the velour pads though. That makes me think I still owe you all some pictures of the "trio calavera".
Keep us updated on it! I currently have my eyes on the Vali as well, might be a good combo with the Q701