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My opinion is that you should go for closed back ones. They have more bass and usually better sound quality.
Yeah i disagree too, almost every flagship is Open (HD-800, LCD-2, T1 (semi-open), HE-6, PS1000, SR-009...) all but Denon D7000 if I'm correct, that gotta mean something. Of course, I'm just saying they are Open and costing $1k and up I'll guess they are most-likely better than any $300 headphones I can buy lol.
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Yeah i disagree too, almost every flagship is Open (HD-800, LCD-2, T1 (semi-open), HE-6, PS1000, SR-009...) all but Denon D7000 if I'm correct, that gotta mean something. Of course, I'm just saying they are Open and costing $1k and up I'll guess they are most-likely better than any $300 headphones I can buy lol.
Just because it cost more doesn't mean its better I have £20 Sennheiser in ear headphones that have more bass and better sound quality than £150 Beats by Dr. Dre in ear headphones.
    
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Just because it cost more doesn't mean its better I have £20 Sennheiser in ear headphones that have more bass and better sound quality than £150 Beats by Dr. Dre in ear headphones.
This.

Any amp and DAC recommendations?
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Imo

headphone: denon ah-d2000 or the 5000

amp: I like the little dot mkIII
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Are the Q701's good headphones. I may need to bring down my budget.
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Are the Q701's good headphones. I may need to bring down my budget.
The Q701 is basically the K701 which will require an expensive amp. Avoid.
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They are good, or they can be when paired with the right amp. I listened to the K701 with 2 different amps, if I hadn't of known better I would have said it was 2 different pairs of headphones, they sounded that different with each amp and not in a good way.

I'd suggest considering the HD600 aswell as the 650.
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How are the Q701's compared to the K702's?

Is there any large difference between the HD600 and HD650?
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A lit more bass on HD650 and Q701 vs HD600 - K701 respectively FWIR
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How are the Q701's compared to the K702's?

Is there any large difference between the HD600 and HD650?
The Q701 and the K702 are the same headphone, they just look slightly different. The HD650 has an overall warmer, laid back sound than the HD600, it's hard to describe but it's a love or hate thing. I'd say the HD600 is more neutral sounding and has a slightly brighter (more natural IMO) high range. The differences between the HD600 and HD650 aren't big but they are definitely there, some people dislike the sound signature of the HD650, if you've heard it and like it then there is no reason not to buy them, it would be good if you could compare them to the HD600 though, I've heard both and while I like both I do prefer the HD600.

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A lit more bass on HD650 and Q701 vs HD600 - K701 respectively FWIR
I found my HD600 to have deeper bass than the K701 when used with my headphone amp.
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