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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

To be honest, I KNEW i would love the sound before even hearing them just based off all the impressions.

Haha, I got to try these last week. They really are awesome, aren't they?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_-tOJG6OKY&feature=youtu.be

It's still updating for the HD quality, but here's the unboxing.

Sorry for the few errors in the vid. The cable isn't braided. I meant to say it was covered in fancy cloth material. Also, I apologize for not attaching the cable to the headphones, though it's pretty obvious... easy plug and play. No locking mechanism, and most 3.5mm cables should work just fine as long as it's not too bulky.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/13 at 12:26pm
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I have a strange feeling it won't be your end game.

 

Btw what happened to the kingsound stat?

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I dunno. People have been saying the X1 would be endgame for quite a while, and I just don't see the need to buy anything else unless you're just curious.

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He is curiouslustenvy.

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I dunno. People have been saying the X1 would be endgame for quite a while, and I just don't see the need to buy anything else unless you're just curious.

I tried it at a local store the other day for about an hour. Definitely not enough time to come to any conclusions, but it was long enough for me to know there's no room or want in my journey for a pretty colored basshead can. I'm sure it's going to be something people consider to be "end game" material who want a bass heavy signature and could be the last in their line before hitting the diminishing returns factor. I'm just not the target for that signature.

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do you like them better than the Annies?

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do you like them better than the Annies?

You would get a much more educated answer from Chico than you would ever get from me since he has experience with both. Maybe he'll chime in here, but my initial feeling is, absolutely not.


Edited by roguegeek - 6/14/13 at 4:19pm
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I know the picture quality is crappy... but I wanted to share that these are a match made in heaven...

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Chico said something along the lines of that they are completely different flavors and complement each other very well. He wouldn't be able to choose between the two.

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I feel like I want all of my headphones to look like the X1. It's damn sexy.

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Stop tempting me! I need to save money for my PS4. :,(
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Chico said something along the lines of that they are completely different flavors and complement each other very well. He wouldn't be able to choose between the two.

That's how I feel as well. Two different kinds of awesome. The Annie is more balanced, the X1 is more fun. Both have their place, and both are special to me.

For most of my main music genres (which tend to rely on bass), the X1 is more ideal.

It's really apples vs oranges.

If you love the DT990 and want a natural evolution of those (meaning more refinement, more realistic, and considerably less treble fatigue aka way less bright), the X1 is what you want.

Also, the X1 goes lower/deeper, while the 990 is more mid bassy. I prefer lower/deeper bass (more rumble, less bass headaches).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/13 at 7:28pm
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Man, making it harder to decide each day. Looking for a great open compliment to the MD's. I wanted the open one to also double for gaming. Was set on the Annie, just waiting until after the Los Angeles meet. But now the X1 might be a contender... Le sigh.
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That's a hard choice, and they are in the same price range.

While the X1 is leaning towards fun, it is actually (and IMHO undoubtedly) tonally neutral. It may be bottom heavy, but it is quite linear, with a slight tip up in the treble.

The Annie is tonally warm, and more balanced, with stellar mids, and smooth, non fatiguing treble.

I think those who have the Mad Dogs should decide if they want something open with the similar types of strengths (Annie), or something different and complimentary (X1).

Also, those wjo like the HE400 would also like the X1. It again wins in the treble region which is a weakness on the HE400 (overly emphasized). Lower mids are better on the HE400 (among the best in male vocals), and upper mids are a win for the X1 (too recessed on the HE400). Bass is all HE400 in that it is evenly full from sub bass to mid bass, but it's not as fun injected as the X1 which is emphasized/colored, so bassheads may prefer the X1 more.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/13 at 9:04pm
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