I haven't been in this thread for a while. I do still have my modded Q701 and still enjoy them. A week ago I got the new HTC One M9 smartphone. It has been doing excellent with my GR01, RE-Zero, and HM5. Actually it has made the RE-Zero really come alive compared to when I tried it and disliked it with my old Galaxy S4. Tonight I decided to plug my Q701 in and give a quick listen. Well, 2+ hours later I'm still listening to the Q701 plugged into the M9. This is very impressive for a smartphone.
I haven't seen anyone test the power output of the M9 yet as it's still very new, but people have said that the M9 sounds even more powerful than last years M8 which will put out up to 1.3VRMS and 96mw at 15ohm, 48mw at 33ohm and so on. 60-80% volume is driving the Q701 to my prefered listening level and it sounds clean and clear doing it. Very impressive, and sounds at least 95% as good as the Q701 hard wired right to the speaker taps of my Emotiva Mini-X. Bass is as tight and punchy as a Q701 has a right to be and it still has that very airy detailed sound.
Man, I forgot how much I love these Q701's. They sound so special and unique.
Edited by jasonb - 4/29/15 at 9:26pm