I recently traded my AKG K550's for a pair of MS1000's and find that I am missing the AKG sound. I loved the amount of detail the K550 had and how neutral they were, and after going through both the q701 and k612 appreciation threads I still have no clue which would be the better choice. From what I have gathered the q701 is more analytical with an eliptical sounding soundstage, and the K612 are more neutral making them better for a wider selection of music. I have also heard mixed things about the bass for both of them, and I know there is a bass mod for the q701, but from what I have read it sounds more like the K612. I listen to a wide variety of music (metal to indie) and game. My source is USB to my Aune T1 with a gold lion tube. Is this efficient enough to drive either of them? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2/25/14 at 12:38pm