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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Kursah, Jul 26, 2009.

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    Q701s or Custom One Pros are completely different headphones. The One is bass heavy with a warmish midrange and give some noise attenuation. The Q701s are totally open, lean on bass, dryish midrange excellent highs.

    Both are good headphones but the Q701s demand a decent amp. Like an O2 or the likes.
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    the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro are regularly $199 not $299. the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 is probably a better headphone and it only cost $180.

    I don't really like AKG headphones.
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    i have a vengeance 1400 stereo headset and i can only compare to them to my older ones really.

    they are bassy like the sony ones but also much clearer in the mid and high then the sennheiser's sound wise. very impressed as i didn't think i would get both from a sub £50 set.

    most impressive is the finish, they are of a high build quality and score very high in the comfort stakes too which is something my old sony cans failed at.
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    which Sennheiser headphones are you referring to?
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    555s

    the sony ones idk, they was a battered old pair of studio cans my mate stole years ago xD
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    Don't buy a gaming headset. Just like the thing with vinny about racing wheels.
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    if I had some pull I would ask Creative, Asus, Corsair, etc. to send me review samples so I could do a headset round up for laughs.
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    i would recommend these without a shadow of doubt to anyone not sold on surround sound headphones.

    never been a fan of anything sold as a gaming product ever tbh but having seen and felt a pair of the 1300s before i was without doubt blown away by their feel and build quality.
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    Just pulled the trigger on a set of Q701s, hope I don't regret it too much! The current amp I have will probably drive them okay, but I know I'll need a better amp. It's why I passed on the only other set I could afford, the Beyer DT990s, but they only had the 600 ohm version on sale, and my current amp probably can't drive them properly at all. It's all a balancing act.....
    And I know they have non-colored bass, so I'll just do the non-audiophile thing and eq up the bass a little for punch. The midrange on them is supposed to be flat, so nothing to do there.....
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    48hrs until new headphones. This is my first set of almost audiophile headphones. Midrange here we come, weeee!
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    the Beyerdynamic DT990 600 ohm can get pretty loud out of an iPhone (about 98dB) which can only output 1 volt.
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    Darn, now you tell me! I would have gone for the Beyers then.... oh well, I think the AKGs look more durable at least. I have a bad habit of breaking headphones....
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    I think you will be pretty happy but if not NCIX has a good return policy. I still recommend you get a headphone amplifier which will drive the music with more authority.
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    not sure if I posted this before.

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    Yes, I actually think I'll prefer the AKGs somehow.... and yes, I need to get a headphone amp. Ncix doesnt have them though, so this will be an issue.....
    Oh, and they shipped today, I'll get them tomorrow morning some time.
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    if you don't mind used electronics

    http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/

    I buy/sell there once in a while.
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    Arg, Canada Post is being slow... still waiting. I checked that site, darn, headphone amps ain't cheap! Looks like I need 400 bucks or so for something decent.
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    Heh, gotta love Canada Post... they picked them up from ncix yesterday, and promptly delivered them to Canada Customs....???? Today Customs got them to come back and pick them up, they are now finally on a truck to Nelson.
    Sheesh.... Have to wait until Monday now.
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    I think that's normal.
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    Depends on what you class as decent. Different people have different hearing abilities, your choice of headphones should reflect that. I primarily use UE TF10, I don't need higher quality than that. Sure, I can hear improvements for things better than the TF10, but its not really worth my money.
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    Normal they they screw up an order? Of course! In 7 years of orders from ncix they
    never sent the item to customs. I will admit, Canada Post is dam fast to my little town
    of Nelson from the coast, overnight is normal. But locally, they have many times delivered
    my computer parts all over town, then picked them back up and brought them to me.
    Didn't expect the Richmond dept to mess up like that.....
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    no. Linus is pretty vocal about liking soft cell foam packaging because he explained once that packages in Canada will get shipped across country for no reason at all. you order something in Vancouver and it might get shipped to Ontario first. I remember seeing Canadian Customs a couple times on tracking services.

    if you just want a headphone amplifier you don't need to spend $400.
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    Well, not sure how to compare, never owned a set of mid-range headphones before. First thing I noticed is I don't have to bother with using an eq anymore. I hear mid and high range I didn't know even existed! Even though
    the bass reaches really low, its not punchy, so all I used was a bit of bass boost with cutoff at 40hz. Pumping a bunch of flacs through them right now, amazing sounding to me!

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