Thank you, dear friend.
I wonder why you say so? Of course Ambient/Noise music (That especial sort that I like), is really low budget and mostly (+90%) use inexpensive & sometimes really cheap devices to make/record music, but I wonder if it means that It doesn't need a great headphone to listen to such kind of music? I don't know really, I'm not an expert, you say.
I think here are the quality for the headphone you are looking for:
- nice sub bass
- great soundstage
- anything but bright (I mean no emphasis of the highs).
- not excessively analytical, preferably something "smooth".
- some euphony , if you listen to stuff like stars of the lid (i.e even when playing a single note for long, it sounds pleasant).
First three are exactly right.
About smoothness, I don't know exactly if I like it or not.I want my headphone to be precise & completely neutral & sometimes smoothness hurts these two.
And about euphony, no, I don't like my headphone to be euphonious because of above-mentioned reasons.(Thanks for stars of the lid, I've never heard of them before. Nice music but not my cup of tea.)
Listening to merbow would be painful on a detailed and bright headphone , which seems the case of the k701/ q701.
The ultimate test , would be to listen to the Venerology album from Merzbow, and see how long you could stand it.
Hmmm, You are right about bright headphones, but others say Q701 is not that bright.
Great test. Venerology is really harsh, maybe one of the harshest & loudest albums that I've ever heard.
Edited by cartograph - 5/23/12 at 1:18am