Supplier. Listened for about two weeks before adding. Hard to describe the difference. Just sounded better. Sound seems fuller and more finely etched. Notable loss when swapped for supplied wall wart.fatman said:another vote for the Q701 & firestone audio combo -
i run the Q701 with the Fubar 4+ as I wanted a DAC too.
i haven't added the supplier yet, but is my intention to do this in the not too distant.
wbarr - how long did you listen for before adding the supplier? was there a huge improvement with the supplier? can you describe the difference at all? i also see you use an upgraded headphone cable - was this a previous upgrade, have you tested against the cable the Q701's are shipped with? questions questions. upgrades, upgrades. best regards.
H'phone cable. Added later. Have done comparisson to stock cable, many times. Again, soundstage is a bit fuller and things sound a shade more natural. Not much difference to be honest. It's better, but not much. Bit like differences with interconnect cables. Note, though, the RA cable is a bit of a pig. It's very rigid and microphonic.
Supplier made a bigger difference and audible almost immediately.