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post #6031 of 9490
This isn't entirely o/t but what would be the best way to get sound from my Mac mini to my Q701's? USB or is there a better way?
post #6032 of 9490
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I've never heard of tubes :D
Probably would never get into them since the good ones are supposedly $400+ @_@

No need to spend that much money on tube amps try Little Dot 1 with 6SL7/6SN7/12SN7 tubes for your Q701.search this(Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide) thread to see how flexible this LD 1, LD MK II, MK III, MK IV/IV SE.

post #6033 of 9490

It's been said the Q701 and Schiit Vali are an excellent pairing. Then there's the Bravo Ocean that puts out a good amount of power as well.

post #6034 of 9490
That Schiit Vali looks good. Do you think the Modi would pair well with it? I know sound is the most important factor but I do like the Schiit aesthetic, especially since I have a Mac mini and Panasonic TV all sharing the same finish.
post #6035 of 9490
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That Schiit Vali looks good. Do you think the Modi would pair well with it? I know sound is the most important factor but I do like the Schiit aesthetic, especially since I have a Mac mini and Panasonic TV all sharing the same finish.


A lot of people have given praise to that Schiit stack (Modi + Vali). The AKG X70x seem to have good synergy with the Vali as well.

post #6036 of 9490
I've wanted to give Schiit some money ever since they started out because I really like their company ethos. The thing is I really don't want to be stuck at a desk to get the best sound which of course is why I've only really been looking at portable DAC/amp. Plus if I was to go down the desktop route I'd still need the ability to output a signal to my main stereo amp as it does TV & party duty.
post #6037 of 9490

Fiio X3 works well for me. Sounds sweet with the Q's, and can be connected to a laptop to be used as a DAC.

post #6038 of 9490
The FiiO X3 can be used as a standalone DAC as well. Good suggestion! The Wolfson DA have been said to give a warm sound signature, could be favorable for the Qs
post #6039 of 9490

I tried making a thread about this but got zero responses so I figured I would ask here:

 

Are the K702 65th anniversary pads and the K712 memory foam pads the same? I know some of you have tried them with the q701, but have any of you tried them with the K702?

post #6040 of 9490
I asked on the bass mod thread and from what I remember the 712 pads are flat memory foam. The 702 pads are thicker angled pads than the Qs. Never tried them though
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post #6041 of 9490
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I asked on the bass mod thread and from what I remember the 712 pads are flat memory foam. The 702 pads are thicker angled pads than the Qs. Never tried them though

The normal K702 pads are angled, but I think the 65th anniversary pads are not angled, at least from what people seem to be saying.

post #6042 of 9490
As far as tubes are concerned there are plenty of low cost tube options under $400. I've been looking at the Little Dot, there are plenty of users out there who are quite pleased with its performance, especially for the price. I think the Q701 would benefit greatly from the warmth of tubes but still retain it's sparkly highs plus tube amps allow you the ability to experiment with different sound signatures as you roll tubes. I'm down to the Little Dot, Pan Am or Woo Audio 6. The Pan Am has the edge because it's almost portable, the Little Dot has a great price point & the Woo has the quality.
post #6043 of 9490
I've also been looking at the Little Dots but there are so many options there. I've never heard of Pan Am and always assumed Woo Audio was out of my league. Is there some website where these options can be viewed all together?

What I'd really like is a nice warm sounding (preferably valve) headphone amp which also allows me to pass through the signal to my Marantz stereo amplifier.

Edit > I was right, Woo Audio is out of my league.
Edited by Solrighal - 3/20/14 at 3:20am
post #6044 of 9490
Woo Audio is available used for a fairly decent price & it's already burned in, ready to rock! I've been buying used high end audio for years & it's a much better value plus most owners of quality gear take excellent care of them since they realize the value over most "normal" consumers.
post #6045 of 9490

I keep forgetting from time to time how good the modded Q's sound for the price...

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