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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post

Just got the X1 for 296 usd in HK and sold my Hifiman.
Oh the comfort and light weight compared to HE400...
However, The bassqty now is a bit too much and not enough treble. I'm using the standard cable and Fiio E17. Will the bass and treble improve when I'm using after market cable?
Got a DIY monster 100 standard cable for 10 bux, 1 meter. Is it good?
A lower impedance cable will provide less bass, tighter bass, and more treble.
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double post


Edited by chicolom - 9/3/13 at 9:45pm
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The difference in cables is extremely subtle IMO. 

 

If there's too much bass and not enough treble, I'm skeptical that changing cables will fix anything. 

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Now it's the MA900s turn to try and make it a year...

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Well, the MA900 WILL make it a year, as they're gonna become a staple, like my koss clip ons which I have never gotted rid of. So even if I get something better, the MA900 is gonna stay due to the low cost, ultimate comfort, and gaming performance.
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Maybe its because i'm still used to the he400 sound.
However the comfort oh... so good. Good clamp and weight.
Its not that i hate the sound, just wishing it has a little less bass and more hi.
Bit regret i didn't take the at ad1000x for 360 usd, but it must wait another year.
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Thread Starter 

All those things I've said are true. The X1 IS the culmination of all the things I've wanted in a headphone. There is absolutely no other headphone that has suited me as well as the X1 has. I'm doubtful anything else will.

As I've already mentioned, I'm selling because:

1. After having spent a few weeks away from the X1, I've come back to it and the mid bass has started to give me some serious ear fatigue. Again, this has nothing to do with the X1 having too much bass. This has more to do with specific bass frequencies and my head/ears not matching up. As I have already mentioned as well, this is a common occurence for me, which has happened with the Q701, 990 Pro, UR40, DT770/600, and some other headphones. The X1 was always tip toeing that line, and being away from it those weeks really put it over the edge.

2. I've listened to music less and less, and played games more and more. The MA900 does what I want (especially comfort and weight), even if it's not completely on the same level as other headphones before it. So for NOW, I don't have any plans on buying another headphone and sticking to the MA900.



As for the MA900, there is no real justification in selling the MA900 when it's not expensive and won't fetch a lot of money, and I can easily use it as a transportable headphone even if I were to get something else in the future. Like I said, it will remain a staple in the same way the Koss KSC75/35 have.

I don't know or care if you're taking the piss at me selling the X1, as it's not like I got bored of it or found something better. The X1 is still very much the headphone I will always recommend for anyone who wants a bit more bass than a completely balanced approach like the Annies.

If I was listening to music as much as before, I could bear with some of the bass fatigue and keep the X1, but I'm not really one to have too many main headphones at once, and will more often than not reach for the headphone I find most comfortable.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/3/13 at 10:40pm
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I thought you will buy the k712pro. Being waiting for the review... however, its still out of my budget range...
The annie in hk cost 600+usd now, i can imagine the 712 will cost 700usd atleast...
Btw thanks for the x1 review, finally got rid of neck pain from he400.
I agreed with you for comfort is more important than sound.
Ma900 is too lightweight imo. I still need some weight to get the feel there is a headphone on my head, if you can understand this feeling.
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post

I thought you will buy the k712pro. Being waiting for the review... however, its still out of my budget range...
The annie in hk cost 600+usd now, i can imagine the 712 will cost 700usd atleast...
Btw thanks for the x1 review, finally got rid of neck pain from he400.
I agreed with you for comfort is more important than sound.
Ma900 is too lightweight imo. I still need some weight to get the feel there is a headphone on my head, if you can understand this feeling.

I dunno, for me headphones can never be too light. They can however be too loose. *cough*AD700*cough*

I'm interested in hearing the K712 Pro but I don't wanna spend money on something I know I won't use often. I've been spoiled by the MA900.

When I can sit here and say I'd reach for the MA900 9 out of 10 times over the LCD2, D7000, Annies, SR407, etc.... that's telling you something.

That's how happy I am with them even if they are inferior.

I was watching Oblivion on Blu-Ray today with the MA-900, and they blew me away with their immersion, bass, and fantastic soundstage. It was out of the head, and theater-like.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/3/13 at 11:39pm
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Yes, I know the lightness of the ma900. When I tried it, its like I didn't wear anything on my head. too bad it leak too much, I can't hear clearly the sound signature. I only know it got bass punch and very open sound.

Same reason I didn't take the ad1000x, I'm afraid it will be too loose on my head. Since there are no demo unit on any store, I only know the sound description from the at thread. It might got the sound signature I like, but I still want to test something before buying it.

The only model I tried is the ad900x, got fair bass, good mids and hot audio technica treble. However, I felt that it didn't secure  enough on my head. Feels like it wants to slide down. Unlike the X1, it fits perfectly on my head with good clamp.

Maybe the looseness is  just my feeling, but those are the reasons I'm hesitant to take the AT, although I'm regretting it a bit now.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

 

Interesting. 

 

They list the MSRP for the CAL at $79 and the CAL2 for $199 :(.

 

- I like Head-Fi's new post UI/options. :smile:

 

No, that's $199 AUD.

The MSRP for the CAL2 is $129.95 USD.

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Thread Starter 
Questions are, whether they use the same drivers as the original, whether Fostex is the OEM if these are new drivers, and if they are, do they improve on the original?

The only real complaint I had with the original is that the pads were too shallow, and the diameter needed to be a lot bigger to be truly circumaural. The CAL2 looks like those issues have been rectified.

Of course, there's also the fact that they use pleather pads... though the original CAL had the best pleather pads I've ever felt, seriously.

The name choice is terrible. Live!2? No spaces, really? rolleyes.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/4/13 at 1:48am
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The pads say "Padded with premium protein faux leather and memory-foam, the earcups provide you with unmatched comfort over extended periods of usage."

 

I'm glad more headphones are using memory foam, as it seems to work pretty well.

 

I don't really see any headband padding though.

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Protein fake leather = premium pleather. It's still gonna induce sweat and stickiness. They should just use real leather, which is so much better on the skin. rolleyes.gif
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I can kinda relate to not wanting to sell off something so cheap and light, after all the AD700 is still in my possession after multiple years now. 

 

However, I will be keeping this date in mind to see if you bend and buy another pair of headphones (that aren't temporary for your guide) within a year! 

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