Originally Posted by chicolom
If you want a little fuller and smoother sounding Q701, that's the K712 + angled pads. It's a nice combination.
Maybe when they drop in price a little. It does sound interesting. I just can't stomach paying $400 for a K712. Maybe if I could get rid of my Q701 but it's never going anywhere.
Q701 is pretty smooth overall to me until I put on some bad Japanese Pop music or whatever. I can't say that I ever get fatigued with the Q701 ever though.
For the really annoying/bright recordings the HD-650 is a little better. I think there's only maybe 3 or 4 albums I have that could possibly be fatiguing on the Q701.
What's really amazing to me is how warm the Q701 can sound with very warm recordings. These seem kind of rare though and not sure what exactly causes them to sound this way on the recording.
I'm kind of addicted to the upper mids of the Q701, but a little less treble wouldn't ruin the Q701. Not that it needs it!
It's still very possible that i'd love the K712. I'm actually not a fan of the forward low mids of the Annie. The low mids of the Q701 are perfect.
My HD-650 is close to being very warm but yet never sounds congested, too dark or muffled. Not sure how they pulled that off. Maybe the K712 does this for me.