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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Lol, when I use my Beyerdynamics I miss the warmth from the Q's, YMMV wink.gif

 

My Q701s make my Sony MDR-V6s sound like V-Modas.  Granted, the MDR-V6s got a lot more bass mileage with a music production class I was in for a few months, but still...  :-)

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Originally Posted by fauxfreshness View Post
 

 

My Q701s make my Sony MDR-V6s sound like V-Modas.  

 

You know you've spent too much time on Head-fi when this quote makes sense to you... lol!

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Sure thing will do.

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Originally Posted by cdma2k View Post
 


could you post a quick comparison after getting 701? Thanks!

Sure thing will do.

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How to remove the ear pads for these HP's? The inner foam seems not centered on mine and I'd like to fix it. :o

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Originally Posted by GoldenboyXD View Post

How to remove the ear pads for these HP's? The inner foam seems not centered on mine and I'd like to fix it. redface.gif
twist it
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Originally Posted by bobby12 View Post


twist it

Got it! Thanks.

 

For noobs like me the right side must be twisted counter-clock wise to release.


Edited by GoldenboyXD - Yesterday at 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

 

Isn't the WA7 like $1000-1400?  If you're spending that much, you're much better off getting better headphones first.  For example, you can get the HE-4 and EF5 combo for $850 and it will sound way better than the Q with any amp (caveat:  I haven't actually heard the Q with a $1000+ amp).

 

I'm sure the Q will sound very good with the WA7.  But I'm pretty confident that buying better headphones with a cheaper amp will be a better bang for your buck.

 

There are plenty of great tube amps that are far cheaper than the WA7 that will sound 98% as good. 

I get what you are saying, but my initial intention was to get a proper Headphone DAC/AMP combo, since I will anyway in future be getting higher grade headphones.

 

It's just now I only have $1000 to spend and so I thought of getting a proper headphone amp/dac that would both improve my sound quality of the Q and then thereafter any other headphones I add. Otherwise, I spend $1000 on better headphones, but don't have a proper amp/dac. 

 

But I think I will do some more research and like you said I could very well go for a cheaper dac amp with better headphone for about the same price, or a bit more.

 

The only other reason I chose the Woo Audio, apart from some + reviews I watched, was its looks. Looks really nice, high quality built, that kind of minimalistic look. It is also compatible with both lower impendance, IEM  and higher grade headphones. Initially I wanted the Schiit Lyr, which is about less than 1/2 the price. I am still to decide. I will check out that HE-4 and EF5 Combo. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Uncle AL View Post

Valephar,, I would agree with comments the Q701 tends be cold with less bass than other headphones. If you pair it with a warmer tube amplifier, it should produce pretty good balance. Just be careful about headphone impedience recommended for amps you may consider. Solid state amp possibilities, Fiio or a Practical Devices XM4 or XM6 (higher end). Little Dot MKIII, while recommended for higher impedience headphones, like Sen. HD650, should work for the Q701s. Little Dot is known for better bass response than many other tube amps, and therefore, may compliment the brighter sound of the Q701s.

Thanks, I will look into those amps. 

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Not sure if I distinguished between solid state and tube amps? Practical Devices is a Canadian company that produce great compact SS amps. XM6 is their best, but pricey at around $500 USD. XM4, slightly less. Little Dot manufacture great tube amps MK II is basic tube amp, MKIII is mid-level tube amp with many head-fi followers and MK IV SE is IMHO one of best bangs-for-the-buck. Little Dot amps are available direct from manufacturer www.littledot.net.
Fiio amps (E17 or E07 + E17 base) is also very reasonable SS amp worth checking into. Good luck. Any further questions... head-fiers are always there to help--
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Originally Posted by Uncle AL View Post

Not sure if I distinguished between solid state and tube amps? Practical Devices is a Canadian company that produce great compact SS amps. XM6 is their best, but pricey at around $500 USD. XM4, slightly less. Little Dot manufacture great tube amps MK II is basic tube amp, MKIII is mid-level tube amp with many head-fi followers and MK IV SE is IMHO one of best bangs-for-the-buck. Little Dot amps are available direct from manufacturer www.littledot.net.
Fiio amps (E17 or E07 + E17 base) is also very reasonable SS amp worth checking into. Good luck. Any further questions... head-fiers are always there to help--

Okay, thanks for the advice. I kind of think I know the difference, but I'll go do the research and then ask.

 

I've checked out the pages. I like the Little Dot Tube Amps. Would it be wise to get both a Tube amp and a SS amp? Is there really a difference that you would need both? Or would it be pointless, as long as you get a Tube Amp or a SS amp that would be Neutral sounding. Is it correct in saying this?

 

If I could, I would actually prefer to get both a Tube amp and a good SS.  :blink: But don't want to waste unnecessary money. 

 

Sorry, I know this is a bit off topic in terms of the Q701s.

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Originally Posted by Valephar View Post
 

Okay, thanks for the advice. I kind of think I know the difference, but I'll go do the research and then ask.

 

I've checked out the pages. I like the Little Dot Tube Amps. Would it be wise to get both a Tube amp and a SS amp? Is there really a difference that you would need both? Or would it be pointless, as long as you get a Tube Amp or a SS amp that would be Neutral sounding. Is it correct in saying this?

 

If I could, I would actually prefer to get both a Tube amp and a good SS.  :blink: But don't want to waste unnecessary money. 

 

Sorry, I know this is a bit off topic in terms of the Q701s.

 

I would suggest just getting an SS amp. I bought a Lyr expecting a difference in sound. I blind tested a fiio E10 vs a Lyr using the e10 as an amp and couldn't tell the difference on these headphones. IMO  The tube vs ss difference is whether you like hearing a buzzing sound at half volume or only when pushed to the limit.  It should be pointless if you are just aiming for neutral. I suggest an SS so that you don't have to deal with the hiss when listening to soft music. I haven't tried better headphones than the q701 with this comparison though. I definitely could not hear any "wider soundstage" or "warmth' to the lyr. Just the same sound. 


Edited by trick - Yesterday at 10:51 am
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Good idea... I have both SS amps and ordered the LD MK IV SE, which should arrive soon. My pho-to SS amp is the Practical Devices XM6, and use it with an iPod 5. Impedance switch, bass and treble boost and dB boost work well with the Q701. Otherwise, yes you are right that it would have more neutral sound. As I mentioned, the Fiio amps are pretty good, as well, so you may wish to check out head-fi reviews for XM6 and Fiio amps. The Little Dot amps will give you added richness and a warmer sound that should balance well with the more neutral / cooler tonal tendencies of your headphones. The Little Dot amps (especially MK IV SE) should expand perceived soundstage quite nicely too. The MKII and MKIII are nice, but found LD puts far more into the MK IV SE. They include the Mullard M8100 and Electro-Harmonix 6H30PI Gold Pin tubes standard, which is an awesome combination. Enjoy the search.. that's fun in its own right.
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

Isn't the WA7 like $1000-1400?  If you're spending that much, you're much better off getting better headphones first.  For example, you can get the HE-4 and EF5 combo for $850 and it will sound way better than the Q with any amp (caveat:  I haven't actually heard the Q with a $1000+ amp).

I'm sure the Q will sound very good with the WA7.  But I'm pretty confident that buying better headphones with a cheaper amp will be a better bang for your buck.

There are plenty of great tube amps that are far cheaper than the WA7 that will sound 98% as good. 

You could get into a Stax set up for $1,000 to $1,400!

If you like Q701, then you'll love Stax SRS-2170.
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