WAIT WAIT WAIT A MIN HERE!!! WHAT IS THIS "WETNESS" THEY BE SPEAKING OF???!!!
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I still think the Vali is extremely good for the Q701, but doesn't add warmth to it. Don't ask me why. Sounds EXACTLY how it always sounds, which is good to me. Perhaps with the modded Q701 it's slightly better than even the O2. I would not suggest it as a purchase because it's not a good all-rounder. Maybe if you only planned on using it for very specific headphones.
The Vali doesn't really add any warmth. I don't consider the Vali a particularly warm sounding amp (the Lyr is warm sounding tho.) Well maybe the Vali is a teeny teeny bit warm. But only after the filaments are white hot and electrons are melting off of it. What the Vali does add is "wetness". That is one major essence of toobs. That is what tooby is. This is what you are experiencing for the first time. Hearing wetness. Something that is warm, yet is not warm, but is actually wet. Tooby does not necessarily mean slow or syrupy or lush or bloomy. Although too much wetness coincides or results with these characteristics.
You are making great progress, but you have much to learn and experience padawan.
^ Man this is the 1st tyme i have seen the term "wet" used to describe audio qualities. LoL
Hope it's not wet like heart break.....
But like this........
Oh and why of course......
Edited by sfwalcer - 12/4/13 at 11:11pm