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post #5311 of 7719
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Originally Posted by Megalith View Post
 

Not sure why I bought these for wearing outdoors.

This.  Keep them indoors and buy other headphones for outdoors :p

post #5312 of 7719

Yeah, I might go ahead and try that.

 

So I just tried these with my Schiit Valhalla and Bifrost combo. Holy crap, what a difference from my Sennheiser HD 650. It's like there was a veil lifted.

post #5313 of 7719
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Originally Posted by Megalith View Post
 

Yeah, I might go ahead and try that.

 

So I just tried these with my Schiit Valhalla and Bifrost combo. Holy crap, what a difference from my Sennheiser HD 650. It's like there was a veil lifted.

 

Now that is quite surprising, I was under the impression that Q701 hated OTL amps. I tried plugging them to my WA3. Didn't like it.

post #5314 of 7719
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

Now that is quite surprising, I was under the impression that Q701 hated OTL amps. I tried plugging them to my WA3. Didn't like it.

I've used my Qs with an OTL amp, the La Figaro 336C, it doesn't sound too bad al all.
I could easily live with it.
It's fine for more acoustic based music.
But, overall, I really don't prefer it over a Matrix M Stage amp.

(BTW, I bought the 336C for my 600 Ohm Beyers)
post #5315 of 7719

Anybody own a HD558/598 and Q701 and can compare the two? 

post #5316 of 7719

Modded Q701 + jazz = awesomeness! 

post #5317 of 7719
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
 

Modded Q701 + jazz = awesomeness! 

 

I would simplify the statement:

 

Modded Q701 = awesomeness! :beerchug:

post #5318 of 7719

Yea, of course, but these are amazing with a good jazz recording.

 

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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post
 

 

I would simplify the statement:

 

Modded Q701 = awesomeness! :beerchug:

post #5319 of 7719
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
Yea, of course, but these are amazing with a good jazz recording.

 

I don't listen to Jazz much but sometimes I do when I want to relax. Could you give me some advice on good Jazz recordings? I use Spotify mainly to explore and then I go ahead and get on flac what I think is worth it.

post #5320 of 7719
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post
 

 

I don't listen to Jazz much but sometimes I do when I want to relax. Could you give me some advice on good Jazz recordings? I use Spotify mainly to explore and then I go ahead and get on flac what I think is worth it.

 

What type of Jazz are you thinking about?

A lot of the classic stuff was recorded between 1950 and 1969.

Instrumental Jazz?

Jazz Vocalists?

Small combos?

Big bands?

post #5321 of 7719

I'm kind of new to jazz myself. There is an endless amount of great jazz out there. I've been buying up used jazz CD's at an alarming rate. 

 

Anyway, right now I am listening to this one:

It is pretty damn good in terms of the music itself, the playing, and the recording quality is great as well. Dave Brubeck is not exactly the most relaxing, it has some odd time signatures, but it's not overly complicated either. It's a good mix of exciting and relaxing.  

 

I started this thread about a month and a half ago being a total jazz newb and have come a long way already. I'm still a newb though. There has been lots of good suggestions in this thread, so maybe start there if you really want to try to get into it. Spotify is a great way to try before you buy, I use MOG to do the same.

 

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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post
 

 

I don't listen to Jazz much but sometimes I do when I want to relax. Could you give me some advice on good Jazz recordings? I use Spotify mainly to explore and then I go ahead and get on flac what I think is worth it.


Edited by jasonb - 1/19/14 at 6:18pm
post #5322 of 7719
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

I'm kind of new to jazz myself. There is an endless amount of great jazz out there. I've been buying up used jazz CD's at an alarming rate. 

 

Anyway, right now I am listening to this one:

It is pretty damn good in terms of the music itself, the playing, and the recording quality is great as well. Dave Brubeck is not exactly the most relaxing, it has some odd time signatures, but it's not overly complicated either. It's a good mix of exciting and relaxing. 

 

Nice, I'll try it, thank you!

 

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
 

 

What type of Jazz are you thinking about?

A lot of the classic stuff was recorded between 1950 and 1969.

Instrumental Jazz?

Jazz Vocalists?

Small combos?

Big bands?

 

I listen to ANY thing. I just like to be surprised. That's why I use to listen to radios a lot and stuff that I don't know. That's why I like spotify, I am constantly surprised with stuff I don't know, but the Jazz station is ridiculously bad.

post #5323 of 7719
Patricia Barber offers some amazing female vocal Jazz, someone introduced me to her and started my Jazz journey a few years ago.
post #5324 of 7719
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Patricia Barber offers some amazing female vocal Jazz, someone introduced me to her and started my Jazz journey a few years ago.

Nice! Thank you!
post #5325 of 7719

I'm surprised to hear how well these isolate, i was under the impression they wouldn't isolate at all. 

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