Previously known as Nec3
- Mar 29, 2013
I'm assuming you were thinking about the k601 but are now doubting it?
I'd encourage you to try the k601 and use the pads from your Q701 on them. The k601 with stock pads is unremarkable (my opinion) but becomes a completely new headphone with the AKG angled pads. And you can make the treble stand out a bit more by removing the foam rings under the pads. This is how I run my k601 and it's my favorite dynamic headphone.
What changes have you noticed in regards to adding the Q701 pads? Larger soundstage, refinement?
If the modded K601's microdetailing sits between the Q701 and HD598, then I think I've found my new headphone
Edit, thanks for your quick response, I was expecting a response that would take a week or so.