Originally Posted by Zorrofox
I think I'd like a better amp though. I'm using the Fiio E18 and there's no problem with volume level but I think the sound could be smoother. Only today I tried the Q's connected to my Marantz PM6004 and they were far smoother and if anything produced more detail. Generally integrated stereo amps don't have the best headphone outputs. That's playing the same files but from my Mac mini via a cheap plastic £30 DAC.
I've read that their are various ways that integrated amps/receivers integrate headphone output, and some are better than others. So nice to hear that the Marantz is driving them well for you
And congrats on the new headphones. I liked them a lot when I demoed them. Only I have a little bit of tinnitus,and the particular emphasis of the highs on the Q701s irritated it. Otherwise, I would have kept them for their marvelously unique sound.