I've found a new way to appreciate the Q701s - don't use them
For a while anyway, because when you come back to them from whatever HPs you've been listening to they just sound astounding.
I've been a month without the Qs for various reasons, work, needing to go back to the UK, etc, and been using my HD25s exclusively during this time. Just this morning I finally have had the time to sit down in my office at home and put the Qs back to work, and my god - the space, air, and detail these phones deliver is phenomenal.
Went on trip a while back. Using only ATH-WS55 for the duration. Listening to music suddenly becomes a diversion instead of enjoyment...