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post #46 of 61

Like head-fi is ever gonna talk somebody out of getting a new piece of gear...

 

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post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by DamageInc77 View Post

Like head-fi is ever gonna talk somebody out of getting a new piece of gear...

 

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Oh, Head-Fi will talk you out of buying gear...if it's something like Bose, Beats, or a gaming headset.

 

Then they talk you into buying other gear that's just as expensive, if not moreso, but which might actually justify its price!

post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

Oh, Head-Fi will talk you out of buying gear...if it's something like Bose, Beats, or a gaming headset.

 

Then they talk you into buying other gear that's just as expensive, if not moreso, but which might actually justify its price!

That's what I mean. Head-Fi will never tell you to buy nothing at all.

post #49 of 61
No headfi will tell you to buy something expensive and better and therefore the saying


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post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by kazaakas View Post

Hmm no need for the bass knob anymore, I'm starting to like this signature quite a bit!

Though I feel the soundstage seems like a little too much, I mean, it's utterly terrific for soundwh##ing games like call of duty, but with music I catch myself turning the volume up too high because everything sounds so distant.

 

Bass? We don't need to turn up no stinking bass with the Qs! I leave it flat myself.

 

And (drum roll please) my Op Amp of choice in the mighty, mighty Matrix M is the LM4562.

 

Just be careful with the Qs, don't turn the volume up so high that you blow your eardums out.redface.gif

post #51 of 61

I must be weird but I like the K 702s with everything left flat except for a boost around 6k

post #52 of 61
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Originally Posted by machoboy View Post

I must be weird but I like the K 702s with everything left flat except for a boost around 6k

 

If you mean boost, yes, you are weird.very_evil_smiley.gif

 

If you mean cut, you are normal.redface.gif

 

LOL

post #53 of 61

Boost at 6k o_0 !?!?!

 

I enjoy my K701s completely flat.

post #54 of 61

He isn't normal, is he? I think a lot of people turn the bass up, way up!

post #55 of 61

Surprising as it may sound, not everyone is a basshead and listens mostly to bass-centric genres of music.

 

That's why we have so many varieties of headphones...and the EQ.

post #56 of 61

My initial instinct was to boost the bass but I grew to love their quick, natural bass and now I can't go back to headphones with "woofer" bass, they sound cheap and digital. It may seem odd to boost the upper mids on a headphone that already has a lot of upper mids, but I guess I like more of a good thing.

post #57 of 61
Thread Starter 

About a month later and I'm liking my new rig more by the day.

Everything starts to mellow out really nicely and I think I can confidently say this is a great setup all-round: Again I'm really liking the very detailed, spacial sound and the bass is well defined and not accentuated.

Great thing about these cans is that it seems they respond really well to EQ'ing or boosting certain parts of the sound. When I'm in the mood of a little more bass I can just turn up a small bass boost cutting of at about 80Hz and then there is nothing left to be desired :D.

And yet, like many other Q701 owners I'm really confused if it's burn-in or getting used to the sound.

 

Funny part of the story is that I used to listen to heavy metal mostly, which these cans aren't even the best for. I agree with this to a certain extent, the problem seems that this headphone brings out so much detail in the recording and most heavy metal recordings can be quite bad, especially in terms of separation and compression. Many records are produced like a non-dynamic "blob" of sound and I think this headphone can butcher such recordings because of the soundstage and the detail. Some well recorded albums do sound great though!

 

I don't know if I'm switching musical style, but I find myself listening to more mellow and acoustic music more often nowadays. Acoustic guitars sound so great with this phone, the hands/pick of the musician hitting the snares, the echoing in the soundbox of the guitar, everything is so real. I'm even hearing every breath flute player takes and hearing the decay of the sound at the end of each note, everything, it's great!

 

Lately I've been having a lot of sessions in which I'm lying in bed for hours with the curtains closed listening to Ayreon records like "Into The Electric Castle", "The Final Experiment" and "The Dream Sequencer". Just unreal :)


Edited by kazaakas - 10/27/12 at 3:13pm
post #58 of 61
Glad that you like it man
post #59 of 61
I find there are certain types of music and recordings I listen to using my Qs, and other types of music and recordings thru my Beyer DT880 600 Ohm.

I suspect you stopped listening to music that does not work with the Qs.

And that, my friend, is burn-in!
post #60 of 61
Thread Starter 

Nah, I didn't stop listening to the genre of course, I never could! It's quite true that I'm a bit less inclined to put on old favorites which are recorded badly though

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