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Actually the velour pads on the X1 (or almost every other headphones with velour) will last quite a while if you know how to take take care of them. For one, they're not gonna go unusable in just a year like most pleather pads would.

 

1) Don't wear them if you're sweating or your hair is wet, this is pretty much duh.

2) If you want to wipe the dust off the pads, use a lint roller.

3) Don't try and peel a speck of dust off with your nail, USE a lint roller!

 

Really, I've got a HD555 from nearly 5 years ago and the velour pads on them are still fine. No tearings, no holes.

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Damn, so you been using the X1 over the 990 since u got the X1? The X1 is really that good over the 990 Pro?

I can't say it's a massive difference, but I would say it's worth the price premium for sure.  Looks better, more comfortable (to me at least), sounds better.  The 990 Pro has a stronger clamp too, which I don't enjoy.  What I really notice is that I can get more sub bass (30Hz) out of the X1's and the treble isn't biting like the 990's.  Put simply, there's not really a reason to put the 990's on since they're similar to the X1's, but inferior in some aspects. From what I've experienced, MLE's reviews are pretty much right on for both cans.

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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

Actually the velour pads on the X1 (or almost every other headphones with velour) will last quite a while if you know how to take take care of them. For one, they're not gonna go unusable in just a year like most pleather pads would.

 

1) Don't wear them if you're sweating or your hair is wet, this is pretty much duh.

2) If you want to wipe the dust off the pads, use a lint roller.

3) Don't try and peel a speck of dust off with your nail, USE a lint roller!

 

Really, I've got a HD555 from nearly 5 years ago and the velour pads on them are still fine. No tearings, no holes.

Good advice.  I actually just cleaned some old velour pads today with a rag with some texture and a little warm water - worked really well!

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they're not gonna go unusable in just a year like most pleather pads would.

Wait, really? My 280s are more usable now then where 2 years ago.

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So hearing about the x1 how would they compare to the
beyerdynamic t90? If anyone has heard both It would be good to get a comparison in sound.
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post

I really think the Sony MDR-MA900 needs to be added to this review. They are phenomenal for gaming, their soundstage is incredible and very 3D sounding. I honestly think their soundstage is quite a bit better than the Q701s and HD 598s, both of which can sound a bit congested and 2D in comparison.

Lend them to me and I will. tongue.gif
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I haven't seen that many T90 impressions/owners.

I still want to audition the MA900...
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post

I really think the Sony MDR-MA900 needs to be added to this review. They are phenomenal for gaming, their soundstage is incredible and very 3D sounding. I honestly think their soundstage is quite a bit better than the Q701s and HD 598s, both of which can sound a bit congested and 2D in comparison.

But what about the bass on the Sony MDR-MA900? Can it compete with the X1 or the DT 990?
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I haven't seen much on the T90 either, would be nice to hear it sometime.

Depends on what you are looking for, in terms of impact and prominence, not really. It does have a nice rumble and prominence to its bass though, it is not bass shy by any means and it's bigger sounding in the bass just not as prominent and impactful as the DT 990 pros bass, i havent heard the X1s before. The MA900 has a very big sound and a bass unlike any I have heard on a headphone, which is probably due to the 70mm angled drivers. The bass reminds me more of bass from a speaker than a headphone. It has a very speaker like presentation, they may be the most speaker like headphone I have heard.
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I didn't like the T90. I just tried it at a local meet with the Woo Audio WA7. The treble is pretty elevated and somewhat tizzy.

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I didn't like the T90. I just tried it at a local meet with the Woo Audio WA7. The treble is pretty elevated and somewhat tizzy.

Concurrent to what I've heard about the T90s and the Beyer Teslas in general, which is why I have no desire in hearing any of them.
post #15477 of 31572
What about the Sony MDR - R1? anyone tried this? Im guessing for gaming, only the X1, 990 Pro, and maybe MA900 are the only oneswith good bass and good sound stage for surround sound?
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post

I really think the Sony MDR-MA900 needs to be added to this review. They are phenomenal for gaming, their soundstage is incredible and very 3D sounding. I honestly think their soundstage is quite a bit better than the Q701s and HD 598s, both of which can sound a bit congested and 2D in comparison.

 

Are they really better than the Q701's for competitive gaming? Did you A/B compare them or is that based off memory?


Edited by cheuh - 7/30/13 at 1:00am
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I scored the Philips Fidelio X1 headphones a week ago for $237 from Sonicelectronix (they had a coupon code up when I order that took off $12 from their normal price). This is my first set of killer headphones ever and I am shocked each time I use. The sound is simply incredible. Prior to this I had only used Turtle Beach headphones and all I can say is the ones I had from TB were crap compared to these. I have the X1 hooked up to a Mixamp and I cannot believe the sounds I have been missing on my PS3 and 360. They also feel great when I wear them with my glasses.

 

I am a believer in the X1.

post #15480 of 31572
That's a bit of a shame, I would love for Beyer to release an open-back that isn't overly elevated in the treble. I did like the T1 when I heard it but I agree it's a bit bright and tizzy, wouldnt be a headphone I would buy, I cant handle elevated treble for extended periods of time. The T1 was less bright than the HD 800 for me though, which I found rather unpleasant, it didn't sound harsh but it was quite bright and splashy sounding and some reason it gave me ear fatigue in a short amount of time.

I may consider loaning my MA900s out but it will be a while if I do as I'm kind of moving around a good deal until school starts up again.
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