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post #5356 of 9490

Modded mine earlier, and yeah i heard a difference in the bass straight away:basshead:, i cant prove there's a difference because my test was an epic failure,complete with a wet camera and water everywhere haha. but the test does work, without the mod you cant see any ripples afterwards there's very slight ones.

 

I'm used to my speaker's vibrating everything, so i was picturing a Jurassic Park effect with headphones on a bottle lol.

 

Thank's to whoever found this Mod, going to do some listening to see if i want to keep it like this.

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I have had a pair of Q701s for some time, and have found that they suffer from a treble glare which was off-putting when put under pressure - i.e. when they tried to deal with the louder passages in orchestral music. Sometimes the precision of the cans seemed to fall apart in those circumstances and I never felt that they were particularly good at rendering timbre. Recently, I upgraded the mains cable to my Oppo 103 (http://bit.ly/1dZsKSL) and the biggest beneficiary was, undoubtedly, the Q701s. They don't 'lose it' at times any more, and their musicality is released although they obviously remain 'bright' in character. This may be a UK-specific experience, or not? I don't know. Anyway, it was my experience, FWIW. I am grateful, as the Q701s have qualities that I haven't found elsewhere (although a pair of HD800s is coming).

post #5358 of 9490
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I have had a pair of Q701s for some time, and have found that they suffer from a treble glare which was off-putting when put under pressure - i.e. when they tried to deal with the louder passages in orchestral music. Sometimes the precision of the cans seemed to fall apart in those circumstances and I never felt that they were particularly good at rendering timbre. Recently, I upgraded the mains cable to my Oppo 103 (http://bit.ly/1dZsKSL) and the biggest beneficiary was, undoubtedly, the Q701s. They don't 'lose it' at times any more, and their musicality is released although they obviously remain 'bright' in character. This may be a UK-specific experience, or not? I don't know. Anyway, it was my experience, FWIW. I am grateful, as the Q701s have qualities that I haven't found elsewhere (although a pair of HD800s is coming).

HD800 are the shiz, to me they sound like a roid-raged Q that can also do ballet lol.

post #5359 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

I have had a pair of Q701s for some time, and have found that they suffer from a treble glare which was off-putting when put under pressure - i.e. when they tried to deal with the louder passages in orchestral music. Sometimes the precision of the cans seemed to fall apart in those circumstances and I never felt that they were particularly good at rendering timbre. Recently, I upgraded the mains cable to my Oppo 103 (http://bit.ly/1dZsKSL) and the biggest beneficiary was, undoubtedly, the Q701s. They don't 'lose it' at times any more, and their musicality is released although they obviously remain 'bright' in character. This may be a UK-specific experience, or not? I don't know. Anyway, it was my experience, FWIW. I am grateful, as the Q701s have qualities that I haven't found elsewhere (although a pair of HD800s is coming).

Paying attention to a clean power supply in general can make a big difference for sound quality, depending on the particular equipment being used, be it headphone or main system. It's a big topic in itself though.

post #5360 of 9490
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Paying attention to a clean power supply in general can make a big difference for sound quality, depending on the particular equipment being used, be it headphone or main system. It's a big topic in itself though.

Sorry, darrenyeats, you're quite right, of course. However, for me, the change made the Q701s improve dramatically, and, although any complication is unwelcome, that is relevant to the thread, I think... The bad news is that I am now looking at the other systems, wondering if the cost of putting excellent mains cables everywhere is worth it! Oy.

post #5361 of 9490

The Mod is staying:wink_face:

 

I couldn't figure out why they wouldn't of just made them like this, i have found them picking up my cell phones static sometimes though, didn't hear them do that before. Maybe that's the reason for the tape?

post #5362 of 9490

Which DAC you guys think would pair nicely with LD 1+/LD MK III and Q701(modded) my budget is $250.Thanks!

post #5363 of 9490
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Which DAC you guys think would pair nicely with LD 1+/LD MK III and Q701(modded) my budget is $250.Thanks!

I get great results from an iBasso D12.
It's a definite step upwards from the FiiO DACs, for example.
You can actually use the D12 to drive Q701 (it has a headphone jack on it).
It has Toslink, RCA and USB digital inputs.
post #5364 of 9490
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I get great results from an iBasso D12.
It's a definite step upwards from the FiiO DACs, for example.
You can actually use the D12 to drive Q701 (it has a headphone jack on it).
It has Toslink, RCA and USB digital inputs.

I prefered stand alone DAC not a AMP/DAC Combo i should have include this thoughts  in my first post.THANKS! Oh yeah no FIIO no offence.


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 1/27/14 at 3:56pm
post #5365 of 9490
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I prefered stand alone DAC not a AMP/DAC Combo i should have include this thoughts  in my first post.THANKS! Oh yeah no FIIO no offence.
first thing that came into my mind is schiit products
post #5366 of 9490
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first thing that came into my mind is schiit products

yeah i look at them but they are out of my budget.I want a DAC with at least USB and optical input and RCA output.

post #5367 of 9490
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The Mod is staying:wink_face:

 

I couldn't figure out why they wouldn't of just made them like this, i have found them picking up my cell phones static sometimes though, didn't hear them do that before. Maybe that's the reason for the tape?

The tape shrinks the soundstaging and mids no?

I removed the tape three times (before I upgraded from an E12 to ODAC combo) so I really don't want to try it again that will presumably test the lifespan of this tape.

post #5368 of 9490
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The tape shrinks the soundstaging and mids no?

I removed the tape three times (before I upgraded from an E12 to ODAC combo) so I really don't want to try it again that will presumably test the lifespan of this tape.

Not for me, i can't hear any cons with the Mod, on my setup atleast.

Someone mentioned that you can use other tape, so i wouldn't worry about keeping the stock tape. How did you manage to keep the stock tape intact? lol mine ripped up easily.

post #5369 of 9490
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Originally Posted by GorillaSceptre View Post
 

Not for me, i can't hear any cons with the Mod, on my setup atleast.

Someone mentioned that you can use other tape, so i wouldn't worry about keeping the stock tape. How did you manage to keep the stock tape intact? lol mine ripped up easily.

Blue Painter's Tape FTW (yeah, I keep :deadhorse: about that ;-)

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Blue Painter's Tape FTW (yeah, I keep :deadhorse: about that ;-)

Haha, if it works why not let the world know :bigsmile_face:

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