As a new guy in headfi, just got my AKG Q701 yesterday.
Initial impression of the phone on my HDVD800 is not good. Actually, pretty bad compare to HD800 balanced on that amp.
Then I bring it to my office, and uses my cheap Chinese made Musiland US02 dragon USB amp, it actually sounds amazing!!!!
Not sure what got into sennheiser by making such horrible single ended output on their amp (This is actually the first time I tired the single ended output since all my other headphone are balanced).
Now, I do want to take advantage of my fully balanced setup. Hence, I want to make a balanced cable for my new AKG. When I checked the connectors, I found out that the phone actually uses 3 pin mini xlr socket instead if 4 pin ones. This means I have to open up the phone and replaced the socket.
Any one have a step by step guide about open up this headphones? Possible parts that can fit in the phone?
I really wish they uses 4 pin-xlr which will make my live much easier.