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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Yep, price is a big factor.  HE-560s vs. Q701s simply is not a fair fight.  If you've got the cash, I'd be surprised if anyone chose the Qs.  HE-500s vs. Q701s, while still not equivalent in price, is a different fight.  I can't wait to put the Qs and K712s in the cage biggrin.gif

Very true!
Much as I like my Qs, when it's convenient ( like I'm at my computer), I use a more expensive headphone.

When I'm out on my deck, I'm more likely to pull out the more convenient Qs!

So you're going to go cage match on the '712 and '701s? Have you ever seen the movie "Thunderdome"? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Very true!
Much as I like my Qs, when it's convenient ( like I'm at my computer), I use a more expensive headphone.

When I'm out on my deck, I'm more likely to pull out the more convenient Qs!

So you're going to go cage match on the '712 and '701s? Have you ever seen the movie "Thunderdome"? biggrin.gif

 

For certain music/recordings, I really do love the Qs.  I don't mean to disparage them, it's simply with a lot of the stuff I listen to they come across as shrill or harsh, for lack of a better term.  I'm all for putting them on if I'm listening to something new, as they may sound great.

 

I need to revisit an old career and write up a proper test plan.  Currently modded Qs vs. stock 712s.  Re-stocked Qs vs. stock 712s.  And variations thereof.  After giving the 712s a few hundred hours, I might try the foam-covered bass port mod, unless I'm just digging them too much.  Pad swapping will probably happen fairly regularly.  I should probably get a new pair of Q701 pads.

 

You mean this Thunderdome?

 

"Thunderdome is an arena for steel-cage jousting in the Australian post-apocalyptic film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie. It is also a euphemism for a contest where the loser suffers harsh consequences."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderdome

 

Fortunately for the "loser" there will be no "harsh consequences" ;)

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

For certain music/recordings, I really do love the Qs.  I don't mean to disparage them, it's simply with a lot of the stuff I listen to they come across as shrill or harsh, for lack of a better term.  I'm all for putting them on if I'm listening to something new, as they may sound great.

I need to revisit an old career and write up a proper test plan.  Currently modded Qs vs. stock 712s.  Re-stocked Qs vs. stock 712s.  And variations thereof.  After giving the 712s a few hundred hours, I might try the foam-covered bass port mod, unless I'm just digging them too much.  Pad swapping will probably happen fairly regularly.  I should probably get a new pair of Q701 pads.

You mean this Thunderdome?

"Thunderdome is an arena for steel-cage jousting in the Australian post-apocalyptic film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
 (1985), directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie. It is also a euphemism for a contest where the loser suffers harsh consequences."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderdome

Fortunately for the "loser" there will be no "harsh consequences" wink.gif

Oooops.....you are correct....Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
post #7864 of 7866
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

+1
There are no perfect headphones, especially in their price range.
Basically, I like my Q701s, flaws and all.
I have no problems with anyone who may grow tired of the Q701 sound, basically I sold my DT880 because their flaws were not a set of flaws that I could live with.

Thanks Chris J
Even though I really enjoy my Q701s, I like variety, too, and have considered purchasing DT880s or DT990s. If you can share pros / cons on these, I would appreciate it...
post #7865 of 7866
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Originally Posted by Uncle AL View Post

Thanks Chris J
Even though I really enjoy my Q701s, I like variety, too, and have considered purchasing DT880s or DT990s. If you can share pros / cons on these, I would appreciate it...


Hmmmm......I thought the DT880 were a drier sounding headphone that generally worked best with a vacuum tube headphone amp. BTW, my DT880 were 600 Ohm.
When I purchased my DT880 I spent a fair amount of time comparing them to a pair of DT990, the 990s had a bit more bass and a bit more treble, I felt the '880s had a more natural presentation WRT to piano (for example) but I also thought I could very easily live with either the 880 or the 990. I went with natural.
Getting back to the AKG vs. Beyer:
In some ways the DT880 is actually a more neutral sounding headphone, but the Qs were just more fun to listen to.
I preferred the Q701 for Jazz and acoustic based material, but preferred the 880 more for Rock, for example, Aerosmith sounded better on the DT880, the guitars just had more presence and growl and raunch via the DT880, but I also preferred a solid state amp,driving the DT880 when I was listening to Rock.

I spend more time listening to Jazz than I do listening to Rock.

Complicated, ain't it?
post #7866 of 7866
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


Hmmmm......I thought the DT880 were a drier sounding headphone that generally worked best with a vacuum tube headphone amp. BTW, my DT880 were 600 Ohm.
When I purchased my DT880 I spent a fair amount of time comparing them to a pair of DT990, the 990s had a bit more bass and a bit more treble, I felt the '880s had a more natural presentation WRT to piano (for example) but I also thought I could very easily live with either the 880 or the 990. I went with natural.
Getting back to the AKG vs. Beyer:
In some ways the DT880 is actually a more neutral sounding headphone, but the Qs were just more fun to listen to.
I preferred the Q701 for Jazz and acoustic based material, but preferred the 880 more for Rock, for example, Aerosmith sounded better on the DT880, the guitars just had more presence and growl and raunch via the DT880, but I also preferred a solid state amp,driving the DT880 when I was listening to Rock.

I spend more time listening to Jazz than I do listening to Rock.

Complicated, ain't it?

Thanks... May still consider the DT990s, sounds like they may compliment collection of current and wish-list headphones I plan to add.  Your comparison really helps--

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