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post #5686 of 9507

$130 for a set of new sealed Q701s is probably the deal of the year, congrats and enjoy them!

post #5687 of 9507
I saw the like new Q701 on Amazon, too bad I couldn't cancel the 'Used - Very Good' one I ordered the day before.
post #5688 of 9507
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Originally Posted by Sonichedgehog360 View Post
 

$130 dollars later, my like-new Q 701 from Amazon are here! They are, in fact, the Austrian model and appear to have never even been opened!

 

Mine haven't even shipped yet! It makes me mad this is the longest time Amazon has taken to ship something for me.

post #5689 of 9507
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Originally Posted by Koukol View Post


So is it safe to say that if I don't like the K702's... I won't like the Q701's?

 



A couple of years ago I heard a pair of K70x (can't remember which ones) next to my Q701s.
Neither the owner of the K70x nor I could hear much difference between the K and the Q.
We both agreed they were virtually identical.

There seems to have been a design change to the K, apparently old Ks sound different than Qs.
But newer Ks and Qs sound the same.

This has been debated to death BTW.
post #5690 of 9507

Thanks Chris,

 

I'm sure the 702's were older.

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

Mine haven't even shipped yet! It makes me mad this is the longest time Amazon has taken to ship something for me.


I used Prime and paid for one day shipping for $4. That's why it came in a jiffy like it did. :) I needed to have it for my birthday this weekend. :)

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Originally Posted by terance View Post
 

$130 for a set of new sealed Q701s is probably the deal of the year, congrats and enjoy them!


Even unamped, using these headphones makes me feel like I stole. I have never felt so enthralled and I've tried and owned my fair share of headphones. Music, for a lack of better words, sounds real. Even the bass is a CLEAR step up from the SRH 940. It's filled out, smoother and actually warmer than the SRH 940 bass.


Edited by Hifihedgehog - 2/21/14 at 5:30pm
post #5693 of 9507
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Originally Posted by Koukol View Post
 

Thanks Chris,

 

I'm sure the 702's were older.


I demoed an older boxed K 702 at a local music store a couple days ago. Its treble was grittier. The Q 701 I am using right now is indeed warmer and has smoother and perhaps further treble extension.

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For those who want even a lit bit more bass than the "bass port mod", you can simply add some cotton under the black round foam pads behind the "Q" grills. I used some cotton balls my wife bought from CVS, and I only need one ball. I pull it into two halves and spread them to a round disk about the same size as the foam pad and put them under the foam piece. This is with the bass port mod done.

 

The soundstage seems as wide as unmoded. The bass is, well, beyond what I expected. Not only the bass extension that goes below 25 Hz, but the whole low frequency and lower mids range has changed. They sound a lot warmer now, and the treble is still there. The vocal is still not as prominent as some of my other headphones but sounds much more enjoyable now. The upper mids bump also sounds not as tiring as before. The only trade off is the imaging I'd say, but since the Q's are not good at that from the beginning, it is not that bad and totally ok to my ears. Maybe I'm just a hiden bass head.

 

It may not be good for some genres for sure, but this is easy to reverse so I do suggest you have a try. It does not make the base boomy at all. Enjoy!

post #5695 of 9507

OK, I've listened for a good two hours and I'm thoroughly impressed without a shadow of a doubt. Once I get an amp, I will be on cloud nine squared and rising! Zero complaints. The bass problems are seriously exaggerated. I'm getting plenty of bass and it sounds better than the SRH 940 and DT880 to me the way the ranges line up and bounce out at me. I've heard the K550 and the review site which says they are an improvement to the K 701 must be off their rocker. There is zero comparison in any area, except isolation. That K550 sounds confused and less precise than even the SRH 840 and 940s and ath-m50 I've owned. As for the Q 701, that's in its own league. I wonder why it took me so long to get a Q 701. I've been missing out big time on so much of my music and I didn't even know it.


Edited by Hifihedgehog - 2/21/14 at 10:04pm
post #5696 of 9507

Hi I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive tube headphone amplifier to pair with the Q701s. Does anybody have any suggestions? I have a budget of about $200. Right now I have no headphone amplifier to drive the Q701s and I feel like they could benefit with a warm sounding amp.

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Originally Posted by brybry24 View Post
 

Hi I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive tube headphone amplifier to pair with the Q701s. Does anybody have any suggestions? I have a budget of about $200. Right now I have no headphone amplifier to drive the Q701s and I feel like they could benefit with a warm sounding amp.


I've listened to the Q701s exclusively with tube amps.

 

Both the Bravo Audio V1 and Dared MP5 sound great and really make it sing.  The Bravo is very affordable $50? and the Dared MP5 might be more (don't think it's produced anymore).

 

At that price range, the Little Dot (1+?) entry level amp is always a good contender.

 

loves me some tubes.

post #5698 of 9507
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Originally Posted by terance View Post
 


I've listened to the Q701s exclusively with tube amps.

 

Both the Bravo Audio V1 and Dared MP5 sound great and really make it sing.  The Bravo is very affordable $50? and the Dared MP5 might be more (don't think it's produced anymore).

 

At that price range, the Little Dot (1+?) entry level amp is always a good contender.

 

loves me some tubes.

Thanks for the recommendation! I did a little bit of research and do you know the difference between the Bravo Audio V1 and V2? I'm also very interested in the Bravo Audio Ocean.

post #5699 of 9507

I'm confused.:confused_face:

 

I'm reading that Q701 have less bass than HD650 but hearing completely otherwise. I'm using ODAC + O2 and for example "Get Lucky" sounds much bigger and bassier on Q701 than the 650. HD650 sounds more congested and thinner to me.

 

Anyone else having a similar experience?

post #5700 of 9507
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Originally Posted by brybry24 View Post
 

Hi I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive tube headphone amplifier to pair with the Q701s. Does anybody have any suggestions? I have a budget of about $200. Right now I have no headphone amplifier to drive the Q701s and I feel like they could benefit with a warm sounding amp.

Try Little Dot 1+ with 6HM5 Yugoslavia tubes they are a good much and if you decide to do tube rolling later you can roll 6Sl7 or 6SN7 with external power supply.The 6HM5 is around $5.00 per tube IMO these tube is far better than any EF91,EF92 & EF95 tubes now the 6SL7 and 6SN7 you need  a diy skill to do it but again IMO it's better than any tubes that i have tried with LD 1 and LD MK III which ever you choose have fun and enjoy. 

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