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post #6916 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post


Depending on your sound card, you might not hear much improvement with a Modi.  I didn't so I returned mine.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around that and here's my reasoning.

I've tried the ODAC and Vali paired the Q701 and to my ears it was comparable and competes with the D100. Very similar sounding, the ODAC/Vali and D100. The D100 edges out maybe by a slight bit with better dynamics with the fatter bottom end and more airy highs (treble sensitive people need not apply and should go the Vali route though).

So the fact that people say the Modi and Odac are neck to neck, my only conclusion would be the Optical transport as the reason why its not much of an improvement. Regardless of the pure digital signal, it still needs the soundcard to process the 1's and 0's. The optical output you used is from the soundcard or built-in to the motherboard right? And just to throw it out there... its been said that coaxial or a nice usb receiver is a better route than toslink. I'd say give their usb version a try..
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 6/11/14 at 12:51am
post #6917 of 9490
I have the biggest urge to just sell the q701, and maybe in he future buy the K712 when the price drops
post #6918 of 9490

Would I be able to use my Astro Mixamp for the time being to power it?

post #6919 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I have the biggest urge to just sell the q701, and maybe in he future buy the K712 when the price drops

 

Save your money and just do the bass port mod! If you can't get that you can just get some K712 pads.

Hopefully the K712 hits $300. It's not worth $379 really.

post #6920 of 9490
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Originally Posted by troymadison View Post
 

If anyone is interested, the k400 i picked up shares a similar sound signature as my q701. If you think the q701 is bass lite, then don't bother with the k400 hehe

 

I would say they're similar too, but K400 has less treble and more of a bass roll-off.

K400 is also a lot thinner sounding too with stock pads. K601 fixes this a little bit.

 

I have an EP and LP version and use the EP a lot more. I found a version like new on Amazon about 6 months ago for $60 or so.

They actually have different internal designs and sound similar. My EP's insides look more like a K500.

 

I actually prefer the K400 to the K501, but not the K601.

 

Q701 is better than all of them of course :biggrin:

 

FYI if anyone is interested I think the K501 has the largest soundstage of any AKG. Even more so than the K702. It's actually not so much a positive and one reason I prefer the K400.

post #6921 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I have the biggest urge to just sell the q701, and maybe in he future buy the K712 when the price drops

Save your money and just do the bass port mod! If you can't get that you can just get some K712 pads.
Hopefully the K712 hits $300. It's not worth $379 really.

It should, I feel like that's the real price it should be set at. Maybe in a year.
post #6922 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I have the biggest urge to just sell the q701, and maybe in he future buy the K712 when the price drops

+2 to the bass port mod.  If your issue with the Q's is the bass, it really does make a difference.

 

However, the K712's don't have the stupid headband bumps.

 

But the Q's only sell for around 150-180 used now (I think?) - even if the K712 price drops to $300, is it worth 2x the price to you?

post #6923 of 9490
Yes because of comfort. I dont have a problem with how the headphone sounds.
post #6924 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post
 

Would I be able to use my Astro Mixamp for the time being to power it?

Can anyone help with this?

post #6925 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

Yes because of comfort. I dont have a problem with how the headphone sounds.

Have you tried some of the suggestions in this thread?  Personally, I put a headphone pad that is made up of a pouch of memory foam.  I don't have a large head so it fits with the bumps still on.  Others with a large head may have an issue that it doesn't extend far enough.

 

Other people cut the bumps off.

 

Another idea is put something (foam tape I think) in between the bumps to make it level.

 

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Can anyone help with this?

 

It would work...likely isn't optimal but it would drive them.  I feel like MadLustEnvy commented on the pairing of the Mixamp and the Q701's...if it wasn't MLE, it was someone for sure.  Do a search and you may be able to find it (it wasn't recent...I'd say over a year ago if that helps).

post #6926 of 9490
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Yes because of comfort. I dont have a problem with how the headphone sounds.
Have you tried some of the suggestions in this thread?  Personally, I put a headphone pad that is made up of a pouch of memory foam.  I don't have a large head so it fits with the bumps still on.  Others with a large head may have an issue that it doesn't extend far enough.

Other people cut the bumps off.

Another idea is put something (foam tape I think) in between the bumps to make it level.
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Can anyone help with this?

It would work...likely isn't optimal but it would drive them.  I feel like MadLustEnvy commented on the pairing of the Mixamp and the Q701's...if it wasn't MLE, it was someone for sure.  Do a search and you may be able to find it (it wasn't recent...I'd say over a year ago if that helps).

I have foam on it that helps with the bumps but the pads are uncomfortable too. It just looks super ghetto.
post #6927 of 9490
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Would I be able to use my Astro Mixamp for the time being to power it?
It's not going to sound great for music and you're not going to be able to get enough volume for competitive gaming AND chat. If any of those sound like a problem, you're going to want an amp to go with it.
post #6928 of 9490
That's weird, the pads are really comfortable to me, on par with the X1 and better than the HD650.
post #6929 of 9490

Yep, I also find the pads super comfy. The headband bumps, not so much!

post #6930 of 9490

Got to agree.  I can see where people are coming from with the headband bumps, but the pads are great.  Every time I put them on after wearing my HP100's all day, it feels like I'm wearing just puffy air around my ears...

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