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i'm listening to my AKG Q701 with some .flac tracks. I cannot believe how detail and sound seperation (soundstage) this headphone have. I really dislike every headphone i have tried after using my Q701. beyerdynamic 880 600ohm, sen 650, sen 600, ultrasone 780, ad700. This is only my opinion, don't take it personal.

Oh wow...I wanted to pick up the Q701s but decided to go with the Shure 940s. They were cheaper then normal and the Q701s were more expensive then normal. The shures are suppose to have similar performance to the sens 650 or 600s. Very pleased with them...they sound incredible. Massive jump from my 555s, especially when these aren't even properly driven yet.

Does anyone know if the creative HD external USB soundcard can handle the 940s? I want to keep the surround effectives from the x-fi while gaming and music quality while not.

Also, these things dig into my head till the point you can't wear them after an hour. Any ideas on what to do other then "modding" them...as to the question's answer should be "what to mod them with" to get them more comfortable on the top part of my head?
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Thanks rdrdrdrd!

Will the Fiio E9 be sufficient to drive the mentioned headphones or do I need both a better sound card (ie, Xonar DG) AND the E9? (I currently just have onboard sound)
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Does anyone know if the creative HD external USB soundcard can handle the 940s? I want to keep the surround effectives from the x-fi while gaming and music quality while not.
A

You may be better off just using a line out from your current card and running it to a decent DAC and headphone amp, that way you should be able to add the effects ect in games while significantly improving the quality of sound for music.
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Thanks rdrdrdrd!
Will the Fiio E9 be sufficient to drive the mentioned headphones or do I need both a better sound card (ie, Xonar DG) AND the E9? (I currently just have onboard sound)

The e-9 can drive them, but I would highly recomend picking up the e7 or e17 when it comes out for the dac function, the onboard DACs leave a lot to be desired
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Anyone have opinions on HiFi Man set of headphones (some are planar magnetic)? I see high praise for these (HE-300, HE-400, HE-6, HE-4, HE-500, HE-5LE) and my audiophile friends recommended them as well.

AKG Q701, Senn HD600, and Beyerdynamic 880s are pretty old (but good) tech, so I'm interested in the newer HiFi Man line. I see very little talk of these on the OCN forums when using search. I'm taking a guess that price is restrictive to most although the HE-300 is around $250.
Edited by ChaiBear - 2/7/12 at 7:08pm
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Id get the hd 600s. While the Q701s are more detailed and more revealing they reveal all the flaws as well. They may sound beter with a perfect source, but for a large percentage of things they will be grating, think sports car on bumpy road is less comfortable than a luxury car. The Beyers are better if you are a bass head however.

Or just get better source material to go along with your Q701's....
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Anyone have opinions on HiFi Man set of headphones (some are planar magnetic)? I see high praise for these (HE-300, HE-400, HE-6, HE-4, HE-500, HE-5LE) and my audiophile friends recommended them as well.
AKG Q701, Senn HD600, and Beyerdynamic 880s are pretty old (but good) tech, so I'm interested in the newer HiFi Man line. I see very little talk of these on the OCN forums when using search. I'm taking a guess that price is restrictive to most although the HE-300 is around $250.

OCN tends to focus more on affordability and value. When you get into the prices most of the HifiMan line fetch its time to visit head-fi (bring salt). With the exception of the HE-300's they are all planar magnetic. I've heard the HE500s, they are very very good. With the recent price drop they have separated themselves from the LCD-2, LCD-3s. If you want the ortho sound and don't want to spend a ton of money the Fostex T50RPs are great once properly modded.
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Thanks Draygonn...

I read a little more about the HiFi Man series and just as you mentioned the entry-level HE-300s are not planar. Although the HE-300 got some positive reviews on a couple sites I've seen. I know the Senn HD 600 are great cans, but I'm just a little hesitant on spending money on a product that is a few decades old no matter how good it is. tongue.gif

If the HD 650 were in my price range that would be a different story.
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Or just get better source material to go along with your Q701's....

Sometimes its hard to find or expensive to get the best recordings of some artists and sacrificing a bit of detail for a better sound on most songs was worth it in my book
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Thanks Draygonn...
I read a little more about the HiFi Man series and just as you mentioned the entry-level HE-300s are not planar. Although the HE-300 got some positive reviews on a couple sites I've seen. I know the Senn HD 600 are great cans, but I'm just a little hesitant on spending money on a product that is a few decades old no matter how good it is. tongue.gif
If the HD 650 were in my price range that would be a different story.

The 600's and 650's are very similar, the 650s have slightly heavier bass response and a better build quality but other than that they are very hard to tell apart, I got a deal on mine and was planing to get the 650's thicker cable for the 600's anyways so it cost less for me to just get the 650's
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