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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

I'm comparing them to the Anniversaries and they're definitely on par and are even beating them in areas.  These are no joke.

 

Please tell me if the soundstage is on par. That answer is what will ultimately decide if I return the Annies and purchase the X1. I'm having doubts about the bass, though. I definitely don't want too much bass when gaming (my preference) and also don't want it to overpower my HP100s bass. The HP100 has bass that is just above neutral and is pretty much where I like it.


Edited by Change is Good - 5/31/13 at 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Bend the shizz out of the headband and send them my way!

 

Never!!! 

I can tell you right now that I'm keeping this pair.  And I don't want to bend these babies as they fit me perfectly at stock. floatsmile.png

 

So you're going to have to jump in and bend a pair eventually, but not mine!

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

 

Please tell me if the soundstage is on par.

 

That answer is what will ultimately decide if I return the Annies and purchase the X1. I'm having doubts about the bass, though. I definitely don't want too much bass when gaming (my preference) and also don't want it to overpower my HP100s bass. The HP100 has bass that is just above neutral and is pretty much where I like it.

 

Yes.  Better then on par actually.  evil_smiley.gif  Stay tuned!!

 

I'm still working on the bass.  There is definitely more than the Anniversaries, but it seems to be behaving itself.

 

Also, keep in mind that if you use a DSS you can actually reduce bass by dialing it back.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Never!!! 

I can tell you right now that I'm keeping this pair.  And I don't want to bend these babies as they fit me perfectly at stock. floatsmile.png

 

So you're going to have to jump in and bend a pair eventually, but not mine!

I'm glad you like them as much as Burritoboy and I do. I have been trying to yell at everyone to buy these things for DH !  It is almost like they take the immersion and fun that some closed cans offer and perfectly mix that into an open can. 

 

X1 just went down to $349.99 on Amazon.


Edited by Happy Bullets - 6/1/13 at 1:01am
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I'm glad you like them as much as Burritoboy and I do. I have been trying to yell at everyone to buy these things for DH !

 

 It is almost like they take the immersion and fun that some closed cans offer and perfectly mix that into an open can. 

 

Yes, you were right about them.  They are seriously good with Dolby Headphone.  And that bolded text is spot on.

 

These are probably the best headphones for gaming I've personally heard (although I've heard the T1 and HD800, I haven't heard them for gaming).  I say this because they have the highest combination of "competitive" and "fun" I've heard in one headphone.  I haven't heard the D7000s, but I bet they have a lot of both categories as well.  The X1s have have a fun home-theatery sounding signature with a mild "U" shape, with more emphasis on the left side of the "U" then the right side.  I was expecting them to have a signature like this, but I wasn't expecting them to pull of this kind of soundstage while doing it.

 

Their soundstage and imaging are both excellent. The soundstage comes across as being even larger and more roomy and open sounding then the Anniversaries.  It's on par with the Q701 in that regard, but the Q701 is thinner sounding and sounds primarily mid-rangey in a direct comparison (a la HD598).  The X1s keeps the same size soundstage as the Q701 but are punchier with impressively visceral bass topping everything off. 

 

The X1's secret to pulling all this off is in by having smaller sounding instruments with plenty of room around each other.  The T1 does this also.  The Anniversaries instruments sound larger, and as a result become more crowded and intimate sounding inside the soundstage.  As the size of the instruments increases, it becomes more of a struggle for the headphone to keep an impression of soundstage size and space.  These large intimate sounding instruments can be cool, and are nice for some music, but for gaming the X1s really benefit from having the type of presentation they do.

 

 

For music these are also excellent, but not necessarily a replacement for the Anniversary.  This is because they have different signatures so personal preferences will come into play.  The AKGs focus more attention on the mids, while the X1s spread the signature around a bit more with the bass receiving some TLC.  I'll go more into the sound sigs later, but I will say that I really enjoy the X1s signature and it's a nice compliment to the AKGs.

 

 

My new goal is to get MLE to buy a pair of these ASAP, as I think they are the perfect headphone for him.  MLE, I will take pictures of the headband for you (next to the AKGs as well) so you can see what you will have to work with as far as bending them.  I know you can make them fit your fat head if you try!!

floatsmile.png

 

http://www.seaboom.com/scripts/product.asp?PRDCODE=1093-X1/28&REFID=PG


Edited by chicolom - 6/1/13 at 2:21am
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Thread Starter 
Not gonna happen... as much as I want to, im tapped out after my Alienware and Kingsound purchases. Seriously. frown.gif
post #13957 of 25693
Get rid of that alienware hot mess already. Such a waste.
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No YOU'RE A MESS, POOPY HEAD. frown.gif

I love it... when it works. #4 should be here on Tuesday. I promise... if it doesn't work properly, I won't be getting anymore.
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I think the fifth one will work...
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The first two were messed up in the HDMI. The 3rd one had a bad AMD gfx card, but working hdmi. My 4th one is an Nvidia card, and was tested thoroughly for all the problems I had with the last 3. They told me they'd make sure the hdmi inout and gfx card were all working proerly before sending it out. There should be no reason why it wouldnt work this time.
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I am going to have to see what I can get the X1s for. I have a relative who works for Philips and they get stuff for cost I believe. May be worth a shot.
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I am going to have to see what I can get the X1s for. I have a relative who works for Philips and they get stuff for cost I believe. May be worth a shot.

You can pick them up from a website like Chico linked....but it is a waiting game. Had to wait 5 or 6 weeks to get mine. 

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You can pick them up from a website like Chico linked....but it is a waiting game. Had to wait 5 or 6 weeks to get mine. 

 

That's a damn shame. 

 

I don't understand why Philips doesn't stock these with US retailers.  They would sell like hotcakes at the prices they're going for in the EU.

 

That website says "This item will be shipped directly to you from the nearest available shipping facility which include those in CA, FL, GA, IL, NJ, TN, and TX."

Is that false?


Edited by chicolom - 6/1/13 at 1:13pm
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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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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
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.
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