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I understand the basics.... I'm just uncertain how much truth there is in the marketing with all dac produces claiming that due to the fact that they are external from the PC they will not suffer from any interference which is fair enough but they still rely on having a good sound card in them..........

btw are you sure there are such things as Q701 Fully open headphones? I thought i'm fairly certain there semi open
    
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Ended up getting the Asus Essence One and Q701
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Ended up getting the Asus Essence One and Q701
ty everone for the help smile.gif

have you received them yet? what do you think of them?
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IMO, the obvious choice here is the Grado line. If the OP can find an RS-1 for 450 dollars and put the rest towards an amp, he'd be set.

The RS-1's are good for Jazz. Amazing for rock. Very colored. Can't promise others won't hear what you're hearing though. Music Series Pro by Alessandro could be another option (used) + amp.

With your 250, I'd buy a JDS labs O2 amp and with the 100 left over buy a Zero DAC or wait for the ODAC to come out.

The Mapletree Audio EAR+HD is too expensive for you. biggrin.gif

Shame you went with the Q701s.
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The Q-701's are amazing headphones.
Please be sure to post a thread with your listening impressions. thumb.gif
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I hope I didn't put a damper on your plans by hanging on to my Q701's! redface.gif I'm sure you can find another pair for a good deal around here, I just can't give them up just yet!
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IMO, the obvious choice here is the Grado line. If the OP can find an RS-1 for 450 dollars and put the rest towards an amp, he'd be set.
The RS-1's are good for Jazz. Amazing for rock. Very colored. Can't promise others won't hear what you're hearing though. Music Series Pro by Alessandro could be another option (used) + amp.
............
Shame you went with the Q701s.

They may be great headphones but as stated I was really after Semi open headphones.......
Also the Grado brand is one of the few brands that I was fairly certain I didn't want lol, from what I've read they simply are not to my taste........... not that they are a bad choice by any means.
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I hope I didn't put a damper on your plans by hanging on to my Q701's! redface.gif I'm sure you can find another pair for a good deal around here, I just can't give them up just yet!

Na don't worry straight to Amazon and Ebay lol ended up getting them of Ebay for 270 (clearly didn't offer enough lol smile.gif )
This + New WC has made me a very poor student this week lol $64 to last me the week until i get payed! smile.gif And i have no BEER!!! drool.gif
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The Q-701's are amazing headphones.
Please be sure to post a thread with your listening impressions. thumb.gif
Ya I will....... I hope to get the headphones by Friday but may not get them till next week since they haven't been sent of yet..... ordered them on Sunday so they really should be sent off today.. Then it's up to USPS Express Shipping. (Got the DAC wow it big!)
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Money well spent thought. $64 should be enough to eat cheap and pick up a case of VB! You can make it!
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IMO, the obvious choice here is the Grado line. If the OP can find an RS-1 for 450 dollars and put the rest towards an amp, he'd be set.
The RS-1's are good for Jazz. Amazing for rock. Very colored. Can't promise others won't hear what you're hearing though. Music Series Pro by Alessandro could be another option (used) + amp.
With your 250, I'd buy a JDS labs O2 amp and with the 100 left over buy a Zero DAC or wait for the ODAC to come out.
The Mapletree Audio EAR+HD is too expensive for you. biggrin.gif
Shame you went with the Q701s.

The Q701 like all the others AKG 701,and 702 is a hit and miss headphone. One group will like them, while another group doesn't. You might not like the headphone but it doesn't mean he will not either. It all comes down to the person ears. The best thing the op could have done, is go some where and try out the headphones including the grados you mentioned.
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The best thing the op could have done, is go some where and try out the headphones including the grados you mentioned.

I did, admittedly I didn't manage to try the grados but I did manage to try out a few sennheisers and other headphones brands none of which I can remember now......
This was quite helpful because I realised that the HD 598 just wouldn't be suitable for me and were not to my taste! Unfortunately its rather hard in Au to test out a decent rang of headphones with most shops having under a dozen headphones to test most of which are under or over my price range....
    
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