Alrighty. So after looking on Amazon (.com) at the Fidelio X1, I saw that I can get them for right around $275 after shipping and customs to Canada. I definitely would prefer these in terms of convenience as I wouldn't have to get a mic like the modmic or a clip on mic and instead I can just order up the Boom Pro for another $30. I'm just not so sure about how much of a competitive edge I will get over the Astros and how much worse these are than the Q701 for competitive use. Can anyone tell me if the Pro setting on the Astro Mixamp will make the X1 a lot more like the Q701? Should I go with the Q701 with the modmic (or even one of Zombie_X's adapters and the Boom Pro) or should I go with the Fidelio X1 as a more all around music/gaming/movie headphone along with the Boom Pro?
Also, do the V-moda cables that come with the M-80s (the standard audio cables) work well with the X1?
Antlion's shipping on the ModMic 3.0 is delayed 2 1/2 weeks. They emailed me today informing me of that. Bummer. You can order the ModMic 2.0 now and it will ship immediately.
The cable that comes with the M80 will work just as well as any other mini-mini cable. I only recommend people get the V-Moda cables to use with other branded headphones because of their awesome durability, and they don't tangle up too bad.
As for your dilemma between getting the Q701 and the X1, I would say just get whatever sounds like what you prefer in a signature, or what price is more appealing to you. It seems like they're both really good headphones for gaming. Both are going to sound better than the A40's anyway. I used a pair of DT990's the other day with my MixAmp and they sounded SO MUCH BETTER than my A40's, and the DT990 don't even rank as high as the Q701 or X1 on the chart.
Edited by PETEREK - 4/7/14 at 3:13pm