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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


Bass mod I assume, not lovely comfy softee spongey head mod?

My Q's are China version's and the bumps are super squishy, and even though the bumps are soft, after a couple hours i get grooves on my head lmao, it doesn't hurt but i'd be lying if i said it doesn't freak me out:eek: i might just cut the bumps off..

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

Yep, agree.  Also, I've found that over time, this sensation hasn't happened nearly as much.  MY baby's car seat has these velcro pads that cover the straps near his neck so they don't bite into his skin... I hear you can use those over the Q701 strap to help the issue with the bumps.  I think you can get them for pretty cheap at any baby supply store (Babies R Us, etc).

Baby stores. Me in a baby store hmm... I'll get used to the burning 😁

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These are indeed picky with amps. Even though my X3 has plenty of power to drive it, the results lacks bass even with the mod, forcing me to EQ up the bass. It sounds perfectly balanced without EQ on my DACport LX. Plus it seems less fatiguing with treble heavy music while paired the less warm LX, though this may be due to burn in.

The only amp I've used with them is my E18 which certainly goes loud enough but I find it tiring. I've ordered an ODAC and an O2 in the hope that even more power is the answer. It is with everything else. I've been out and about in my car all day with 2 x 12" Alpine subs and came home, had my tea, slipped on the Q's and took them right back off again.

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

I prefer the Q701 and my Stax SRS-2170 and I don't need several pairs of headphones.
OTOH, I may be picking up a pair of HD800, so maybe I do need several pairs of headphones.

The DT880s are actually a more neutral headphone, but the Q701 are a bit more fun, especially after this bass mod.
The DT880s are actually a bit better for hard rock.

I remember a few years ago I was ready to get into serious headphones and for some reason I'd settled on the DT880's. At least they're comfortable. I also fancy a pair of HD600's for the novelty.

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Oooops, yes, bass mod.
I don't have any comfort issues with my Q701. Maybe I have a soft, spongey head?
The bass mod does add a bit more bass kick.

I've no idea why AKG put that sticker over that port in the first place. Modded seems more natural to me.
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Somebody needs to buy my DT880s!

I wish I could! 

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I wish I could! 

and they can be yours for the right price!
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/712067/fs-agk-q701-black-extremely-good-condition

Selling my Q701s in case any lurkers of this thread want to give them a try! 

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/712067/fs-agk-q701-black-extremely-good-condition


Selling my Q701s in case any lurkers of this thread want to give them a try! 

I guess you refer your Grados?
Just curious, what is it about the Grados that you like.

Signed,
A potential Grado owner.
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I thought I'd never see the say but I prefer the Q's more fun sound than the sterile sound in dt880. The Qs puts out a sound that seems more organic. Although I can see a tube amp adding nice musicality to the DT880.

If you want a super880 go for an HE4 or T1.
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


I guess you refer your Grados?
Just curious, what is it about the Grados that you like.

Signed,
A potential Grado owner.

 

The Qs definitely have their place. I had them connected to my computer for the bulk of the time... but I do prefer the in-your-face presentation of my Grados for the music I listen to. :o)

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

I thought I'd never see the say but I prefer the Q's more fun sound than the sterile sound in dt880. The Qs puts out a sound that seems more organic. Although I can see a tube amp adding nice musicality to the DT880.

If you want a super880 go for an HE4 or T1.

 

You're not helping his potential sale... ;)

 

I've never really paid much attention to beyerdynamic, but reading the marketing material for the DT880 600-ohm version makes me curious.  Only curious, though.  Having modded my Qs to what I imagine is as good as I can make them sound (with quick mods to tweak the sound), I'd have to be in a seriously self-indulgent mood to get another mid-fi pair of cans, esp. with the new HiFiMAN HE-560s sending out their siren song.  That said, how do you think the DT880 600-ohms would sound on the Lyr?  I assume it's got plenty of oomph to drive them well.

 

TIA, and good luck with your sale, Chris.

 

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Oh, I'd be willing to offer my Grados as partial payment for the DT880s, unless you're looking for a different model.


Edited by ThurstonX - 3/27/14 at 5:33pm
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This isn't even an Beyer thread let alone a classified. If you want to pitch a sale, open a classified... lol

With that said the dt880 does sound more real for stringed instruments (rock and classical). Soundstage is lacking compared to the Qs but not like a closed can or anything like that. The Lyr is plenty of power even for the 600ohm. I would say they're a side-grade to the Qs unless you're going to a tube amp and 250-600Ohm version then they'd be a slight step up and different flavor.
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 3/27/14 at 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

This isn't even an Beyer thread let alone a classified. If you want to pitch a sale, open a classified... lol

With that said the dt880 does sound more real for stringed instruments (rock and classical). Soundstage is lacking compared to the Qs. The Lyr is plenty of power even for the 600ohm.

 

My bad.

 

Thanks for confirming.

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Sometimes, the soundstage can be too big for my brain to grab all the details. I'm listening to a simple japanese anime poprock song and there's details like the tom toms and rhythm guitar that I have never picked up before ever since I got these headphones. Weird.

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Sometimes, the soundstage can be too big for my brain to grab all the details. I'm listening to a simple japanese anime poprock song and there's details like the tom toms and rhythm guitar that I have never picked up before ever since I got these headphones. Weird.

I'm never tempted to use Neutron's crossfeed with any other headphones but I use it a lot with the Q's, especially stuff like Patricia Barber. It just brings things into focus a bit more for me. On the otherh and I've just finished listening to Younger Brother there in the dark - no crossfeed for that monster, lol.
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I had started off my journey with both dt880 and the q701 (both arrived within a few weeks of each other).

 

My impressions were that unamped (or at far as using an Asus Essence STX's integrated amp was concerned), the q701 (already bass ported modded) sounded somewhat reccessed (probably due to the larger soundstage), and more importantly, the treble was so harsh on some tracks that for a few months, I stuck predominantly to using my DT880s for everything. It had a more well-rounded sound signature that was suited for various genres of music, as well as movies and games.

 

I was rather disappointed until I got myself a new amp, a Littledot MK III, and I can safely say that the positions are reversed; I hardly used the DT880 in the last month. I don't have much experience with amps (other than a short while with a Bravo Ocean, wasn't impressed, and the one in my STX), but I'm guessing the trebles really mellowed out with the tubes, and the mids featured more prominently, and the bass presence is definitely not lacking. 

 

With the same amp (tested on various gain settings as well), the DT880 while still pleasant sounding, sounds a lot flatter compared to the amped q701; I'm guessing where this was where the q701's soundstage really shines.

 

Strange how adding an amp in the chain changed my preferences between the two so much.  

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I've been looking at tube amps & think the Q701 will be a perfect can for me once I pull the trigger. I enjoy my E17 with the Q701 but while not sharp or grating I can see how the mid range will benefit from the lushness of tubes. Have you rolled tubes in the Little Dot? In my main system I've been impressed with the amount of impact just swapping out some tubes will do. I'd be curious to hear everyone's thoughts on some tube amps with Q701.
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