Originally Posted by gtortorella
After being impressed by the Q701, I have just ordered the K701. What can I expect? I have two good headphone amps, the Schiit Asgard and the headphone section in my Yamaha integrated. I welcome your thoughts.
Before I forget: is it hard to straighten the K701's cable? I am always disappointed when they bunch up the cable--the kinks never seem to go away.
I think you're going to find they sound very, very similar. You may find the Q701 to sound slightly warmer. But you realize they are brothers, not even cousins. That close. I much preferred the Q701 myself, but even then, it's not my cup of tea really either. Because I found the K701 to be too analytical, dry, and anemic for my taste in enjoying music.