Originally Posted by chicolom
I posted it in the Q701 thread, because that's where all the discussion on the mod was taking place.
The effects of the mod are still subtle, so it want transform the headphone to a "whole new level" or any of the other typical head-fi hyperbole you may have seen mentioned when describing the mod. As such, it won't make the Q701 sound that much different from stock and it certainly won't make it sound like the Anniversary or K712.
This is why you need to do the mod on the Q701 No, that's not a suggestion. I really wouldn't say this unless you've tried it.
I should point out that if you love the Q701 stock the mod isn't a big enough change to make you hate it. The Annie still may have a little more bass, but is darker.
I don't doubt what you heard on the modded K712 with Q701 pads at all, but the mod could be VERY different on the K712 and K702. Maybe even making it much worse.
I think it works so well on the Q701 because the outer grill is more closed off. I guess it's all about getting the perfect amount of air into the driver.
Oh and the mod doesn't transform the Q701 into an Annie (or K712) but perhaps into something better (and with more treble than the Annie/K712)
I'm willing to bet money there are those that will prefer the modded Q701 to the K712/Annie. Yes, even those that want the fuller mids and a little extra bass.
People who don't like the Annie but want more bass with very few other changes will love this mod on the Q701.
Ok, i'm leaving before someone hurts me.
Edited by tdockweiler - 10/11/13 at 8:00am