Originally Posted by daltonlanny
A few questions to anyone who can help me:
[ Again, I currently own a pair of Q 701 headphones Quincy Jones Signature Reference headphones that I have removed the round white port cover tape from, but I can replace it if necessary].
Where can a person buy the AKG K712 replacement ear cushions, and how much are they?
Also, which mod would you most recommend to increase the bass and better balance the overall sound with the least negative sonic effects:
1. Removing the round white tape from the port covers only?
2. Keep the round white tape over the port covers, and replace only the stock Q 701 earpads with K 712 earpads?
3. Remove the round white port cover tape AND replace the earpads with K 712 ones?
re: how to tweak the sound, I've done the bass port mod, added a strip of foam over the port when I thought the bass was too much, then started messing with the rings that cover the drivers (just behind the screen on the pads), landed on wool felt rings in place of the stock foam (or with the stock foam on top of those, which sounds good but touches the top of my ear, driving me crazy), and finally this morning put the original bass port stickers back on when stuff I was listening to last night was just too bassy.
Soundwise, at this point I prefer the leaner sound of unmodded (I lived with modded for a few months), but with the wool felt to cut some of the harsh highs I get with my Qs. If my ears can take it, I'll probably put the stock foam back on top of the felt (or under it), as I liked the slightly added bass without giving up too much detail. Kinda depends on the music, though. Fortunately, it's an easy thing to mess around with.
My advice is to use your imagination and try different things, different combos, until you hit the one you like.