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post #5131 of 9490
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Thanks for your reply. I added C5 to the list.

What do you think about the soundstage of Q701 driven by the C5? Can C5 provide enough power for Q701?

 

Could you tell me your impressions for Lyr and C5, paired with Q701?

 

Will do.  Should have some time tomorrow to make a comparison.

post #5132 of 9490
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Im thinking of purchasing the q701. they are currently $199 on amazon, is anyone aware if they go even cheaper or something? Not to say that 199 doesn't sound like a good deal. I've become obsessed with saving money smily_headphones1.gif

You can go used and find them around $130-150. $200 is a pretty darn good price though.
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Im thinking of purchasing the q701. they are currently $199 on amazon, is anyone aware if they go even cheaper or something? Not to say that 199 doesn't sound like a good deal. I've become obsessed with saving money :)

If you expect them new, not quite. On headfi and if you search around, you will find them used for as low as $140 (which is extremely rare), but they are commonly found used for $180. I got mine for $180 that's been used by two other users. I can tell you that they sound amazing, I'm not sure what it sounded like 4000 hours however...
They didn't smell amazing I can tell you that. A handwash of hot water and detergent did the trick ;)

post #5134 of 9490
I left the pads 24h in hit water with detergent as well and they came out as new in both of my Q's.

As far as used price goes, this is the time for negotiating the price. Asking $180 when new is $200 is ridiculous and many people will understand that. I got both of mine for under $170.
post #5135 of 9490
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Originally Posted by exSpire View Post

What do you guys think of the Q701 with the Audinst HUD-mx2?

(I don't have either but I'm planning to get the Q701 or the DT880.. and so I'm trying to fit a DAC+Amp for them. I don't mind if its a combo or two separate devices, budget is $200.)

I don't have experience with it but there's a review around and they say it's more or less similar to O2/ODAC with a little bit more I'd punch in the bass, with sounds like a superb combination with the Q's. It runs on batteries as well: another extra.
post #5136 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

I left the pads 24h in hit water with detergent as well and they came out as new in both of my Q's.

As far as used price goes, this is the time for negotiating the price. Asking $180 when new is $200 is ridiculous and many people will understand that. I got both of mine for under $170.


I got my Q701's 3 months ago for $180. They look pretty brand new. The ones on amazon.com are $160 (white, used), but state they have pretty bad cosmetic imperfections.
In Canada's Amazon, they are still $300. In retail stores; $350.

Some people here say the HD800 is the only reasonable upgrade from a Q701. If my Q's ever failed, I am DEFINITELY buying another pair! Unless if the K712 is any better...

post #5137 of 9490
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I got my Q701's 3 months ago for $180. They look pretty brand new. The ones on amazon.com are $160 (white, used), but state they have pretty bad cosmetic imperfections.

In Canada's Amazon, they are still $300. In retail stores; $350.


Some people here say the HD800 is the only reasonable upgrade from a Q701. If my Q's ever failed, I am DEFINITELY buying another pair! Unless if the K712 is any better...

After trying myself the HD800 (and HD600 and HD650) and owning the HD700 I can tell you the Q's are by far the best bang for the buck (specially modded). Even if I were to upgrade (which I kind of did) I would always keep at least one pair of Q's. They are amazing.

I like the HD700 (still getting used to them) and cannot compare to the Q's yet very well, but the Q701 is a headphone that is really easy to listen to and to enjoy. I was listening to AC/DC with them on the couch while playing with my tablet a while ago and I found myself rocking!

This is just my personal opinion and while I didn't listen to the K712 I find hard to believe the difference in price is justifiable. Now, this is like everything, if you want to upgrade... biggrin.gif I'd most likely buy other model.
Edited by Ashade - 1/1/14 at 9:52pm
post #5138 of 9490
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Originally Posted by duyu View Post

Thanks for your reply. I added C5 to the list.
What do you think about the soundstage of Q701 driven by the C5? Can C5 provide enough power for Q701?

Could you tell me your impressions for Lyr and C5, paired with Q701?
you should add fiio e12 too.it can give more juice than jds c5.😃
post #5139 of 9490
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Originally Posted by lsamod View Post


you should add fiio e12 too.it can give more juice than jds c5.😃

In fact, I'm using E12 DIY with Q701, and have tried several combinations of buffers and op-amps. But my impression is that the soundstage is not deep enough, which Q701 should have if it is amplified properly. So, I guess portable amps do not have sufficient power for Q701. Personally, I won't recommend E12 for Q701. I think people should get a desktop amp instead for Q701.

 

Could the recommenders also give some brief impressions for your suggested amp? I will link your impressions to that list.


Edited by duyu - 1/1/14 at 10:41pm
post #5140 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post


After trying myself the HD800 (and HD600 and HD650) and owning the HD700 I can tell you the Q's are by far the best bang for the buck (specially modded). Even if I were to upgrade (which I kind of did) I would always keep at least one pair of Q's. They are amazing.

I like the HD700 (still getting used to them) and cannot compare to the Q's yet very well, but the Q701 is a headphone that is really easy to listen to and to enjoy. I was listening to AC/DC with them on the couch while playing with my tablet a while ago and I found myself rocking!

This is just my personal opinion and while I didn't listen to the K712 I find hard to believe the difference in price is justifiable. Now, this is like everything, if you want to upgrade... biggrin.gif I'd most likely buy other model.

 

I've heard the K712 and I don't think I can justify the price difference against the modded Q701. For me I'd rather take a Q701, OR upgrade directly to HD800 / K812 (never heard the HD700 so can't comment on that).

post #5141 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 


I got my Q701's 3 months ago for $180. They look pretty brand new. The ones on amazon.com are $160 (white, used), but state they have pretty bad cosmetic imperfections.
In Canada's Amazon, they are still $300. In retail stores; $350.

Some people here say the HD800 is the only reasonable upgrade from a Q701. If my Q's ever failed, I am DEFINITELY buying another pair! Unless if the K712 is any better...

 

I own a pair of K702 anniversary and auditioned a pair of K712 pretty extensively. For my tastes and what I look for in a headphone, I find the Q701 to be the most refined and detailed of the bunch. I wouldn't call the K712 an upgrade, but more of a side-grade overall though. 

post #5142 of 9490
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Originally Posted by duyu View Post
 

In fact, I'm using E12 DIY with Q701, and have tried several combinations of buffers and op-amps. But my impression is that the soundstage is not deep enough, which Q701 should have if it is amplified properly. So, I guess portable amps do not have sufficient power for Q701. Personally, I won't recommend E12 for Q701. I think people should get a desktop amp instead for Q701.

 

Could the recommenders also give some brief impressions for your suggested amp? I will link your impressions to that list.

totally agree:L3000:

post #5143 of 9490
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totally agree:L3000:

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Originally Posted by duyu View Post

In fact, I'm using E12 DIY with Q701, and have tried several combinations of buffers and op-amps. But my impression is that the soundstage is not deep enough, which Q701 should have if it is amplified properly. So, I guess portable amps do not have sufficient power for Q701. Personally, I won't recommend E12 for Q701. I think people should get a desktop amp instead for Q701.

Could the recommenders also give some brief impressions for your suggested amp? I will link your impressions to that list.

E12 should have more than enough power to drive the Q's. Maybe you don't like how they pair with the Q's particularly or maybe it was the DAC you were using but man, that thing is powerful.

The Q's are difficult to drive, but not that difficult. E17 or E18 drive them just fine. You might prefer other combinations maybe.

I compared side by side E18 and O2/ODAC and I would call the difference subtle IMHO (I might not have golden ears biggrin.gif). The E18 was perhaps slightly warmer and more metallic, but everything is detailed, tight and punchie. I might fail a blind test.

With the E17 the bass feels a little bit loose by memory (some people would call it smoother), but I've heard this with other headphones, thus I suppose it has more to do with the device itself.
post #5144 of 9490

I'm comparing the Q701s on the Lyr and the C5 atm.  Detailed post to come, but the C5 drives them just fine.

post #5145 of 9490
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I'm comparing the Q701s on the Lyr and the C5 atm.  Detailed post to come, but the C5 drives them just fine.

How do you like the Lyr back at home? biggrin.gif
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