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Told you guys back in November how good the Fidelio X1 are for gaming and how they became my best bang for the buck. tongue_smile.gif

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I believe they will outclass everything MLE has heard for his tastes.
My only wish, as usual, is that they would be available in the states for closer to their EU price point.

 

 

The problem has always been their lack of availability in the states.  Philips has made the X1s difficult to get a hold of in the US.  As a result there has been a lack of impressions and comparisons against other headphones floating around.  I searched a lot for comparisons on the X1 vs the Anniversary and Q701, but didn't find much substantial info.  I'm going to change that though.

 

I do think these are a nearly perfect fit for MLE's preferences in a headphone.  MLE, you know I don't BS and I've never steered you wrong before have I? tongue_smile.gif  I usually shy away from the "fun" sound, but the X1s do it right - and it made my decision to keep them effortless.

 

For gaming, I think these will be one of the highest overall scoring headphones he's ever reviewed.  Fun, competitive, and comfort are all simultaneously among the best I've heard. 


Edited by chicolom - 6/1/13 at 2:43pm
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I think the AD900X will be too light in signature for adequate immersive gaming.  I've also heard that the imaging is a little diffuse.  They're nice for female vocals though.

 

The DT770 build is much more solid and heavy-duty feeling than Audio Techinicas, which use a lot of light plastic.  The wing design suspension can be controversial for some, but I don't mind it.

 

The DT770 aren't mid rich, and the treble may potentially be sparkly for your taste.  The bass depends on which version you get.

 

Do you NEED closed? 

 

Closed aren't a necessity, but my spending limit is $250.

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Closed aren't a necessity, but my spending limit is $250.

For a small amount more you can get the X1's.

-Erik
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I don't understand why people looking into this specific topic even consider headphones that are not the Philips Fidelio X1s.*

 

*N.B.: I have not heard the Fidelio X1s.

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Closed aren't a necessity, but my spending limit is $250.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634186/review-soundmagic-hp200-an-excellent-open-back-headphone

 

Price $250

 

Edit: Here's a more detailed review

http://noblehifi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/soundmagic-hp200-review.html

 

Edit 2: These velour pads fit for extra comfort

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-EDT770VB-Headphone-Pads-Black/dp/B007VCKA64/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370127532&sr=8-3&keywords=dt770+pads


Edited by Change is Good - 6/1/13 at 3:59pm
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^Though I have not heard these, I am a firm believer that these can be just as incredible as the X1... for $100-$150 cheaper. I own the HP100 and it is extremely impressive for a $200 closed can. And everything I keep reading says the HP200 is much better with a wide open soundstage. Again, I have not heard the HP200 nor X1 so these are just assumptions.

 

Edit: They are currently out of stock at SoundMAGIC headquarters, however.


Edited by Change is Good - 6/1/13 at 4:06pm
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I looked into the HP200, but the pads were a turnoff for me. Even if they were velour the problem is they don't look deep enough for me (Beyer DTxxx is too shallow as well).

I've heard good things about the sound though.
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I looked into the HP200, but the pads were a turnoff for me. Even if they were velour the problem is they don't look deep enough for me (Beyer DTxxx is too shallow as well).

I've heard good things about the sound though.
You must have the ears of a giant if the DT770 pads are too shallow for you.
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

I looked into the HP200, but the pads were a turnoff for me. Even if they were velour the problem is they don't look deep enough for me (Beyer DTxxx is too shallow as well).

I've heard good things about the sound though.

 

I might take a stab at it once it's available on Amazon.

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You must have the ears of a giant if the DT770 pads are too shallow for you.
I haven't worn the Dt770, but I've owned the 990 and 880 and they were a tad too shallow. I do have big ears though.
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The X1's can be had for under $300, by the time you add the pads, they are about the same price.

-Erik
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The X1's can be had for under $300, by the time you add the pads, they are about the same price.

-Erik

 

I haven't seen any under $350 in the US. And they just went on sale, today, on Amazon as part of "June Audio Month."

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For a small amount more you can get the X1's.

-Erik

 

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

I don't understand why people looking into this specific topic even consider headphones that are not the Philips Fidelio X1s.*

 

*N.B.: I have not heard the Fidelio X1s.

 

These?:

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-X1-28-Fidelio-Headphones/dp/B00B3QD94O?tag=amazoniediscount01-20

 

 

$350 seems to be over my spending limit.

 

Those look nice, I'll try looking for some other reviews.

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I haven't seen any under $350 in the US. And they just went on sale, today, on Amazon as part of "June Audio Month."

 

Someone linked a site that had them a couple of pages back for $297, I got mine from pcsuperstore.com over a month ago for $268 shipped. Search "philips x1/28" on google to find more sites.

 

-Erik

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Chico, I'm really hoping that there's a meet sometime soon where I can get some head time with those X1's. You make me wish I had the funds to try them out right now. Can't wait to see the full fledged comparisons.

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