Excellent Reference Headphone
The Q701 are amazing headphones. Bass is deep and full without being too much. The treble is smooth and very detailed. Vocals just soar and sing. The soundstage is wide and deep. The sound is laid out in front of you with each instrument clearly defined. I have played every kinds of music from classical music to rock, blues acoustic and jazz all sound fantastic. You definitely need a good quality source Mp3 generally won't cut it with these cans. use FLAC or Apple Lossless. Overall I would describe these headphones as smooth and natural sounding. These phones require a good headphone amp to bring out their best qualities, if amped well they punch far beyond their price point for excellent sound quality. Highly recommended.