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The X2's bass stays at LEAST even with the mids all the way down to 35hz. And it's not a contradiction. Just because something rolls off doesn't make it inaudible.
I can easily hear the sub bass on the X2. Don't know what kind of ear problems people are having, but the X2 isn't missing sub bass. Yes, it's rolled off, just like every other dynamic open headphone I've ever heard including the X1. Starting to believe people are confusing the mid bass with sub bass. The X1 has a pretty noticeable tilt towards it's mid bass, while the X2 is quite a bit more balanced and evened with it's mids.
No offense taken, just saying, that my reviews (especially the bigger ones), go more in depth on the headphones themselves. So a headphone I feel is good, is gonna be a good recommendation regardless of stereo or surround gaming (as far as personal opinion goes).
If you want sub bass, open dynamic is the last place to look. There are exceptions, but be realistic. A headphone as open as the X2 is just not going to give sub bass much attention. That's planarmagnetic territory. how I spent my morning:
Stillhart, just because my gaming impressions for the headphones are surround related, the reviews themselves are based on the headphone's own sound, not related to surround (that section is specifically in the soundstage/positioning sub sections of the reviews).
A high power, high efficiency Class-D digital amplifier TPA3116D2 delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω*), allowing you to connect to passive bookshelf or tower speakers. The Sound Blaster X7 features an impedance switch to select between 4Ω and 8Ω to match your speakers to deliver the best audio performance."Excitement has dissipated entirely. I'm pretty certain the impedance switch is for the SPEAKER output, not the headphone one. I'm willing to bet it's the typical...
Well, they just lost a sale.
Never mind, the impedance switch is for the speaker output, not headphone.
That kills the X7 for me. I mean, for $280, I would've went for it but 10ohms right now is not something want. The X2 is gonna be my main headphone, and at 30-ish ohms, sensitive at that, it doesn't make sense to get the X7. What specifically irritates me is how these amps are made to use headsets which are almost always low ohm and sensitive. Can't have everything, even if they got close. I prefer the X1 over the 598 every single time. They sound quite different so...
If only Creative would give a definitive answer on the X7's output impedance. I dont want guesses. I want an answer. Tyll posted a pretty good article on output impedance quite recently, and what it does. No matter how you slice it, too high an impedance will negatively affect a headphone's sound. $280 sounds quite tasty for what the X7 does, but that final road block is a big one for me. If Im gonna spend the money on such a great product, i wanna ensure that it makes...
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