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post #21556 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

Just wanna know if the people I've known to like the same sound preference as I am also like the Q701.

 

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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post
 

Save the money. The K712 is much better balanced for only a little bit more.

 

The K612 is also a great choice... for the same (if not, lower) price.

post #21557 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

Guys, anyone here has got the Q701? Or at least auditioned them extensively?
I own a pair of Q701 plus my K545.
post #21558 of 32910
There's a possibility that I can get the Q701 for only $200.

I actually like how the golden ears target sounds and it seems the Q701 is really close to their frequency curve. Just wanna make sure the sub bass ain't too anemic. I also like the hd800 sound Sig.

@mechgamer123 what was it that you didn't like about the Q701?

@dweaver I like most of your iem choices. How does the Q701 fit in your genre specification?

Thanks for the replies guys!
post #21559 of 32910

Oh yeah baby.

post #21560 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

@mechgamer123 what was it that you didn't like about the Q701?

The midrange just sounded too unnatural to my ears and the bass was lame.

post #21561 of 32910
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

The midrange just sounded too unnatural to my ears and the bass was lame.

 

Thanks for the impression mate!

post #21562 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Thanks for the impression mate!

No problem.

Just for reference though, I usually prefer planar magnetic and electrostatic drivers for full size headphones though. ;)

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^ oh, you're one of those guys lol
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If the Q701 is close to the HD800 sound then it's something that I want.

I can find a way to audition it on Friday but unfortunately I only have till thursday to decide on those AKGs.

post #21565 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

If the Q701 is close to the HD800 sound then it's something that I want.

I can find a way to audition it on Friday but unfortunately I only have till thursday to decide on those AKGs.

Hmm, in that case I can't really help you, I haven't heard the HD800 in a while.

 

I'm going to guess not based on some of the frequency response graphs, but we all know how reliable those are...

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

^ oh, you're one of those guys lol

Yup. :cool:

I guess a big "discovery" for me (even though it's by no means new) was the STAX SR-2020 basic system I won on Yahoo Auctions Japan for ~$250, which is a steal for a STAX SR-202 and accompanying amp no matter how you look at it. Of course, it ended up costing me a bit more than that after all the transaction fees, shipping, and real leather pads that sell in the US for $100, but in the end I have a rig that I'm completely satisfied with and nothing under $1000 has really caught my eye for full sized headphones other than the new Hifiman planars and older STAX. :veryevil:

post #21566 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

If the Q701 is close to the HD800 sound then it's something that I want.

I can find a way to audition it on Friday but unfortunately I only have till thursday to decide on those AKGs.

No.

Nowhere near.

Not even close. 

Not even in the same realm.

 

But in all seriousness, I would not recommend you the Q701. 

It's a headphone that I found marketed towards the general consumer, as opposed to the original K701/K702. 

There's a clear mid-bass hump, and everything is distant, the mids are voiced weirdly.

They do improve once modded, but still nowhere near the sound of the HD800s or other flagships. 


Edited by Sil3nce - 2/10/14 at 12:14am
post #21567 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

No.
Nowhere near.
Not even close. 
Not even in the same realm.

But in all seriousness, I would not recommend you the Q701. 
It's a headphone that I found marketed towards the general consumer, as opposed to the original K701/K702. 
There's a clear mid-bass hump, and everything is distant, the mids are voiced weirdly.
They do improve once modded, but still nowhere near the sound of the HD800s or other flagships. 
Don't they all use the same exact driver?
post #21568 of 32910

Thank you for all your inputs guys.

I'll definitely audition them on Friday.

But I guess I won't pull the trigger for now.

post #21569 of 32910
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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post

Don't they all use the same exact driver?

The Q701 is much warmer with more bass impact than the original K701.
And no, they're tuned differently. This is immediately noticeable if you've owned both.
post #21570 of 32910
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

There's a possibility that I can get the Q701 for only $200.

I actually like how the golden ears target sounds and it seems the Q701 is really close to their frequency curve. Just wanna make sure the sub bass ain't too anemic. I also like the hd800 sound Sig.

@mechgamer123 what was it that you didn't like about the Q701?

@dweaver I like most of your iem choices. How does the Q701 fit in your genre specification?

Thanks for the replies guys!
the q701 is an extremely good headphone and is even better after the simple bass port mod. I like it with every genre I listen to. The K545 though is just as good if not better for me because I can use it on the go and it offer a bit of isolation. Both are worth every penny in my opinion.
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