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post #76 of 104
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

Nope, this is using an app on my iPhone. I don't like the Realtek EQ. It volume-normalizes your sound in real time, which destroys your music. For example, if you boost the bass, your song will be louder during bass-light parts, and softer during bass-heavy parts, so that it's always the same average volume. Makes no sense at all. In my iPhone EQ apps, the overall loudness is decreased when EQ is on to prevent clipping, but at least the decrease is consistent.

What app are you using for EQ?

post #77 of 104
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Any1 wants to sell his stock Q40 pads? Mine would need to be replaced. ^^ Not too keen on giving the Shure pads a try as the Hifiman ones didn't work well for me.

post #78 of 104
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Any1 wants to sell his stock Q40 pads? Mine would need to be replaced. ^^ Not too keen on giving the Shure pads a try as the Hifiman ones didn't work well for me.

I'll sell my stock pads!

post #79 of 104
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Any1 wants to sell his stock Q40 pads? Mine would need to be replaced. ^^ Not too keen on giving the Shure pads a try as the Hifiman ones didn't work well for me.

You can have mine. Free.
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You can have mine. Free.

 

Shipped to Finland too? ^^ Of course I will pay the shipping, shouldn't be too much as a letter / airmail.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 6/1/13 at 10:17am
post #81 of 104
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Shipped to Finland too? ^^ Of course I will pay the shipping, shouldn't be too much as a letter / airmail.

PM me your address and I'll see what I can do.
post #82 of 104
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

What app are you using for EQ?

I have EQu, Accudio and Radsone. EQu has the most flexible equalization but for everyday use I prefer Radsone because it has the best player (most full-featured, similar to the stock Music app). It's a bit pricey ($4.99) but I got it for free as app of the day.

post #83 of 104
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

I have EQu, Accudio and Radsone. EQu has the most flexible equalization but for everyday use I prefer Radsone because it has the best player (most full-featured, similar to the stock Music app). It's a bit pricey ($4.99) but I got it for free as app of the day.

Do you think the Q40's don't have that closed in sound anymore?

post #84 of 104
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Now, keep in mind I love the Q40's. The comment you made about comfort made me pause - the Q40 stock is far from comfortable. They need the clamp stretched out a little and some pads swapped to make them reasonable but never will you call them über comfy. I put Shure 840 pads on them, and they still are not 4-5 hours at a clip comfy.

with your comments, I'd look at the Ultrasone Pro900, as it has truly explosive bass, very comfy and I think very sharp looking.

Just my opinion.

cheers for the input but to be honest the ultrasones are abit outta budget at the moment after buying the VECTRs but ive been hearing great things about the Q40s and i can pick a pair up for under £100, do you know anything about the quality after being amped and are there many modifications possible? Also, dumb question i know but are the Q40s over ear?

post #85 of 104
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Do you think the Q40's don't have that closed in sound anymore?

The actual soundstage is not going to be big, it's a limitation of how close the drivers are to your ears, but more airy treble helps open up the sound a bit.

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cheers for the input but to be honest the ultrasones are abit outta budget at the moment after buying the VECTRs but ive been hearing great things about the Q40s and i can pick a pair up for under £100, do you know anything about the quality after being amped and are there many modifications possible? Also, dumb question i know but are the Q40s over ear?

Yes they are around the ear. The cup diameter is quite large so that likely won't be a problem, however the pads are quite shallow if your ears stick out. Amping tightens up the bass and opens up the mids. The most common mods are replacing the stock cable and pads, although dampening the cups and securing loose drivers are also possible.

post #86 of 104
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Originally Posted by btk31 View Post

cheers for the input but to be honest the ultrasones are abit outta budget at the moment after buying the VECTRs but ive been hearing great things about the Q40s and i can pick a pair up for under £100, do you know anything about the quality after being amped and are there many modifications possible? Also, dumb question i know but are the Q40s over ear?

Yes, they are over ear.

Amped they accept power very well. Very. Thump darn well.

Mods - here's how to build the Q-40. Order the phone, Shure 840 pads ($14) or HiFiMan pleathers ($20), put them on (may want to put a length of 1/4" or 3/8" rope under them), scrap the stock cable and replace it with a V-Moda ($12) audio only and you are set. Just my opinion but I've done all this and more (have tried Beyer velours, Beyer clear gels) and this is my setup. Some stretch the headband out a bit to reduce the clamp a bit but otherwise you are set.
post #87 of 104

HiFiMan velours would work too and they are much firmer, so a spacer isn't as necessary. They are also only $10. I haven't tried them out, though. I wish the cups rotated :(

post #88 of 104
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

HiFiMan velours would work too and they are much firmer, so a spacer isn't as necessary. They are also only $10. I haven't tried them out, though. I wish the cups rotated frown.gif

They would work, yes, but after my experience with the Beyer velours killing the bass, I'd be concerned the same would happen.
post #89 of 104
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

The actual soundstage is not going to be big, it's a limitation of how close the drivers are to your ears, but more airy treble helps open up the sound a bit.

Yes they are around the ear. The cup diameter is quite large so that likely won't be a problem, however the pads are quite shallow if your ears stick out. Amping tightens up the bass and opens up the mids. The most common mods are replacing the stock cable and pads, although dampening the cups and securing loose drivers are also possible.

I suppose you're using the stock pads?

post #90 of 104
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

I suppose you're using the stock pads?

 

Yes. The Shure pads didn't do a whole lot to improve the soundstage to my ears either. Making the stock pads deeper with stuffing does increase the soundstage but also decreases the mids so I didn't like it. Maybe if you really play around with the thickness of the stuffing you will hit a sweet spot but too much work for me.
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