Hey, I've got a quick question on the Q701's. Does this bassport mod just add a bit of midbass to the sound, or help with extension/impact as well? I heard a properly amped unmodded Q701 and loved it for it's mids and highs, excellent for the music I listen to most (Live rock/prog rock/post rock concerts and Ambient/Post Rock), except I didn't like the extension of the bass. Their was enough presence for me, though I wouldn't mind more, the kick drum just felt a bit high in the mix in a vertical sense of the meaning. This was the first pair of open back headphones I've heard, so I honestly don't know much of what I'm talking about, but any comments would be great.
Also, would the K712 pads or another pair of pads help with this?
The bass port mod helps with the whole frequency of bass and even slightly intrudes the low mids (this is more difficult to notice thought). you will start feeling the kick on every bass frequency though it doesn't get crazy in the very low end (from around 40Hz and below). It's VERY noticeable, maybe a bump of 3-4dB.
Apparently swapping pads helps as well. I suppose both combined is excessive, and considering the mod is free, unless you want to come back and forth frequently, I wouldn't bother about the pads.
Edited by Ashade - 11/19/13 at 2:43pm