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What amp for q701?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Im in need of an amp for my setup on my new q701s.
 
My setup is
Titanium HD> ? ? ? > Q701
 
Would really like to spend under $250
 
Thanks
post #2 of 16

Matrix M-Stage or Schiit Asgard.

post #3 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dlauth View Post
I'm in need of an amp for my setup on my new q701s.
 My setup is
Titanium HD> ? ? ? > Q701
 Would really like to spend under $250

Try asking in this thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582276/q701-appreciation-thread

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Didnt really get much in that post.

 

Still looking for an amp.

 

Schiit Magni

Schiit Asguard 2

O2

M-Stage

V-Can

post #5 of 16

The Shanling ph100 is a great amp for the AKGs.  Tons of detail, great bass extension and impact and a build quality unlike anything I have seen.  I recently bought an M-stage with the opa627 mod hopeing it would be an upgrade for my k701s, but after comparing the two I feel like the ph100 is probably as good or better.  The o2 is a good amp for the price as well, but I thought it was a little to dry and lifeless with the k701s.  Still might be worth checking out if accuracy is what your after.


Edited by nickwin - 2/16/13 at 10:25am
post #6 of 16

+1 on the M-stage. 

post #7 of 16
+1 on m-stage
post #8 of 16

O2 is a great amp, but I think that the combination with Q701 can get dull and sterile at times, depending on the signature you're after.

 

Otherwise I would say M-Stage also.

post #9 of 16

Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dlauth View Post

Im in need of an amp for my setup on my new q701s.
 
My setup is
Titanium HD> ? ? ? > Q701
 
Would really like to spend under $250
 
Thanks


I recently tried the K701 (old version of Q701) with my iCAN Headphone Amp, awesome. Rarely had as much fun with headphones! You can read more here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/648968/a-headphone-group-review-for-speaker-listeners-testing-eight-headphones-from-80-to-1-200/45#post_9158684

The iCAN fits your budget perfectly as well, definitly worth giving a try. Only one warning, after you get it, you may be tempted to upgrade your DAC...

Cheerio Rich


Edited by bedlam inside - 2/20/13 at 9:11am
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

Found this one on the used forum.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651941/m-stage-a-bias

 

What would that mod change on the M-stage? Would it be better than a stock one?

post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dlauth View Post

Found this one on the used forum.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651941/m-stage-a-bias

 

What would that mod change on the M-stage? Would it be better than a stock one?

 

Yes it should be better than stock.

 

I haven't tried OPA627 but with LM4562 there was a somewhat warmer sound with a better controlled bass. The changes are subtle but indeed noticable.

post #12 of 16

+ 1 on M-Stage
 

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Ended up getting that M-stage I posted for $193 shipped to my door. Now all I need is RCA cables to attach the Titanium HD to the M-stage.

 

Thoughts on this?

Cable quality really any different? I dont want to spend 2x for a cable that is only 5% better(Im a price/performance guy)

post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dlauth View Post

Ended up getting that M-stage I posted for $193 shipped to my door. Now all I need is RCA cables to attach the Titanium HD to the M-stage.

Thoughts on this?
Cable quality really any different? I dont want to spend 2x for a cable that is only 5% better(Im a price/performance guy)

We are not allowed to discuss cables here ;-)
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dlauth View Post

Ended up getting that M-stage I posted for $193 shipped to my door. Now all I need is RCA cables to attach the Titanium HD to the M-stage.

 

Thoughts on this?

Cable quality really any different? I dont want to spend 2x for a cable that is only 5% better(Im a price/performance guy)

 

 

Monoprice 

 

Blue Jean Cables..

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by muxamed View Post


We are not allowed to discuss cables here ;-)

 

 

Why not?

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