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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

I use O2+ODAC with modded Q's. I can only say I like it a lot. I got rid of all my other amps (I even use it as my "portable"solution).

It's bright a bright combo If you compare it for example with HD700. Still, it doesn't bother me, but I have to say I like sharp and fast sounds so... To each its own. :P
I'd like to hear more feedback on the modded Qs if you don't mind. From what I've read it increases sub bass but becomes a touch looser and soundstage is slightly smaller.
post #8822 of 8830
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Originally Posted by Jmop View Post

I'd like to hear more feedback on the modded Qs if you don't mind. From what I've read it increases sub bass but becomes a touch looser and soundstage is slightly smaller.

I've read that a lot, and I think I said it the past. I lived for a while with a modded and an unmodded version and ended up modding both. It improves slightly the bass (subbass is not that much modified) and it's nothing crazy (HD700 still delivers waaaaay more bass and specially subbass). I don't think it reduces sound stage or becomes looser for what I remember, and even if it does, it's so subtle when compared with the improvement that it's not worth considering. I think some people interprets the increase of bass with a reduction in sound stage and I don't agree.

IMHO modding the Q's is a no brainer, but other people is going to differ with me because they really really enjoy bright signatures.
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

I've read that a lot, and I think I said it the past. I lived for a while with a modded and an unmodded version and ended up modding both. It improves slightly the bass (subbass is not that much modified) and it's nothing crazy (HD700 still delivers waaaaay more bass and specially subbass). I don't think it reduces sound stage or becomes looser for what I remember, and even if it does, it's so subtle when compared with the improvement that it's not worth considering. I think some people interprets the increase of bass with a reduction in sound stage and I don't agree.

IMHO modding the Q's is a no brainer, but other people is going to differ with me because they really really enjoy bright signatures.
I see, thanks for sharing your opinion. I'll definitely give it a try when I get the Qs if I find the bass lacking!
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Is the process for modding the 701Qs applicable to the 701Ks as well?

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Definitely yes.
post #8826 of 8830

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
post #8827 of 8830
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

If you need an amp just for the Q701 the Littledot 1+ sound way better than the MK III with the Q701,at least to my ears.

Truth be told, I was looking at the LD 1+ initially, but after a few reviews and the look of the MK3 I though I would rather go for the MK3. It wasn't that much more expensive. Anyways, I am very happy with the sound. I also like the design and everything else of the LD mk3. My Qs sound amazing. 

 

I think for now, I will save up for a proper DAC.

post #8828 of 8830
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Originally Posted by Valephar View Post
 
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

If you need an amp just for the Q701 the Littledot 1+ sound way better than the MK III with the Q701,at least to my ears.

Truth be told, I was looking at the LD 1+ initially, but after a few reviews and the look of the MK3 I though I would rather go for the MK3. It wasn't that much more expensive. Anyways, I am very happy with the sound. I also like the design and everything else of the LD mk3. My Qs sound amazing. 

 

I think for now, I will save up for a proper DAC.

One thing i like about the LD 1+ over MK III for my Q701 is the BASS and SOUNDSTAGE,The bass sound tighter and the soundstage is bigger.

post #8829 of 8830

Just got a Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 to go with my little dot 1+ and modded Q701's....good lord what a fantastic sound to my ears, loads of detail and my Q701's have never sounded so good. 3.5 hours of listening and still great (I need to go to bed). Modding the q701 was the best thing I did, I highly recommend it.

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Would Qs + IPod Classic + iStreamer + Vali be a good combo?
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