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post #6931 of 9490
I wear glasses, maybe that's the difference but my 558's are far more comfortable.
post #6932 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I wear glasses, maybe that's the difference but my 558's are far more comfortable.


Well I wear glasses and I found them comfortable as well when I auditioned them. Same with the Fidelio X1. I don't have bulky frames on my glasses, though.

post #6933 of 9490
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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...


 



The HP100 is one of the most comfortable headphones I've tried, especially after I stuffed some cotton balls under it to make it deeper.
post #6934 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

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...

 



The HP100 is one of the most comfortable headphones I've tried, especially after I stuffed some cotton balls under it to make it deeper.

Oh yeah, I don't mean to imply the HP100's are uncomfortable.  But the difference between the closed, stuffy, heavy HP's and the open, ventilated, light Q's is palpable.

 

Now about this deeper thing, I could go for that.  Do you have a post on how to do it in the HP100 thread?

post #6935 of 9490
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That's weird, the pads are really comfortable to me, on par with the X1 and better than the HD650.


That's weird.

post #6936 of 9490

I'm probably gona end up getting the Q 701's, but I need an amp to power them. I have a sound card in my mobo so I don't need a DAC at the moment, but maybe in the future. I was looking at either the Schiit Magni or Vali and was wondering what you guys thought or use to power your Q 701s. Thanks for any help!

post #6937 of 9490
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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post
 

I'm probably gona end up getting the Q 701's, but I need an amp to power them. I have a sound card in my mobo so I don't need a DAC at the moment, but maybe in the future. I was looking at either the Schiit Magni or Vali and was wondering what you guys thought or use to power your Q 701s. Thanks for any help!

 

If you do a bit of searching, or even read back a page or two, you'll see that the Vali is recommended pretty often as a good pairing for these.  I've never personally tried it, though, so the searching might give you better data.

post #6938 of 9490
Anyone in the NYC area who has done the bass mod and would be willing to help me. I would love to try it out but I am completely technically incompetent and would undoubtedly destroy my cans if I tried to do it myself.
post #6939 of 9490
Call me crazy, but I've never been bothered by the headband bumps..and I don't have a lot of hair for a cushion. I've always found my bumpy 701s extremely comfortable.
post #6940 of 9490
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Call me crazy, but I've never been bothered by the headband bumps..and I don't have a lot of hair for a cushion. I've always found my bumpy 701s extremely comfortable.

Some people are okay with it. I wouldn't call you crazy. I would call AKG crazy for ever releasing a headphone with such a headband and not having the foresight to consider that maybe people wouldn't like it.

post #6941 of 9490

Would an Audio engine D1 be a sufficient source to power my newly purchased Q701's? I am currently running an Asus Xonar DGX but feel i need to upgrade a bit. 

post #6942 of 9490
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Would an Audio engine D1 be a sufficient source to power my newly purchased Q701's? I am currently running an Asus Xonar DGX but feel i need to upgrade a bit. 


I think so, but Audioengine does a horrible job of providing necessary specifications to properly calculate.


Edited by Dragonzeanse - 6/13/14 at 8:27pm
post #6943 of 9490
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I think so, but Audioengine does a horrible job of providing necessary specifications to properly calculate.


Yeah, I've been looking for those numbers for about 10 minutes now to help. The best I've heard is that 2 people said it couldn't drive the high-ohm-but-good-efficiency DT-990's 250 ohm cans in an Amazon review. I'd stretch for a Schiit stack or Audio-GD NFB-15.

post #6944 of 9490
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Originally Posted by ojrobinson View Post
 

Would an Audio engine D1 be a sufficient source to power my newly purchased Q701's? I am currently running an Asus Xonar DGX but feel i need to upgrade a bit. 

IMHO yes it's more than enough to drive the Q it's not the best in the world but it's not bad i used mine once in awhile.I mostly used the D1 DAC paired with Littledot 1+ amd LD MK III.

post #6945 of 9490

So I've been told by a retailer that the ADL iHP-35X will improve the sound of the Q701's. True or false? I don't even know anymore about the depths of the audiophile world.

Then there's the ATH-A900X forum where a guy modded his A900X cables and it sounds better.

I'm just feeling a bit disappointed that the headphones don't come with the best cables after all the money that has been spent on them.

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