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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Off topic but this movie looks like a modern day Godzilla. My buddy told me to go see this at the movies. Might have to.

 

 

How does this have anything to do with phones. It don't. Lol.

 

The BEST original film ever released this year so far! I'm so glad that Hollywood has finally done justice to Japanese creativity. Far from the disappointing Godzilla adaptation mad.gif

 

And what better date to release it than my birthday: July 12 popcorn.gif


Edited by d marc0 - 7/13/13 at 10:49pm
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

I opted to go with the "functionally lacking" but "SQ inspired" Colorfly C3. I'll be pairing it with the C&C BH amp - it will be my portable rig - and from all accounts that combo should work stunningly well with the H-200's (although I think that it will probably work very well with my other iems as well).

I have that exact combo, and as much as I like by BH, I actually don't feel it really adds anything here. The H-200 already has strong, clear treble and bass, and the SF switch can easily degrade the sound (depending on the recording). The C3 is great though. It wasn't a night and day difference coming from my Fuze, but the upgrade gradually became clearer and now it's obvious if I switch back. The UI is buggy and awkward, but it looks pretty and you get used to it. ;-)

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Btw (as you probably guessed), I bailed on the X3. I need something sooner than later, so I opted to go with the "functionally lacking" but "SQ inspired" Colorfly C3. I'll be pairing it with the C&C BH amp - it will be my portable rig - and from all accounts that combo should work stunningly well with the H-200's (although I think that it will probably work very well with my other iems as well). As for the AD900X's, I will most likely continue to use them with the Sabre Dac + E12. But I'm ok with that :)

 

I'm sure that the X3 will rock for you though!

 

The reason why I am sticking with the X3. and I know how tempting these threads are is because I think if they drive my X1 to the power I want it then that alone will be worth the price to get one. Not to mention I hate having a source and amp stuck to it. The lesser stuff I am toting around the better for me. The X3 should be good like that. I have plenty of brighter signature ears and headphones that can benefit from some warmth too so I welcome Fiio tuning to go along with many of my phones.

 

 

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Thanks for your input! Well I don't really have a need for a portable setup but it seems like it would be great for my desktop regardless. I would love for the WS99 to have a larger soundstage. I felt a bit tempted by the ES700  because of its supposedly amazing mids also but I think on-ear headphones are too uncomfortable for long listening sessions. Dsnuts, out of curiosity, what is your preferred setup for listening to the WS99 at home?

 

DAMN that movie almost looks like it could be a live action version of Neon Genesis Evangelion!

All AT fans should eventually get themselves an ES700.. The sound quality is so good I did an A/B against my X1 last night and I have to say I would have a hard time getting rid of either one of them.. Forward mids is one thing but then it has sweetness to the sound. Some added cinnamon to them mids. The comfy part on them is easily solved with a WS55 pad change..

 

I have 3 home set ups. My main Denon rack I have in my cave and I also have a dedicated burn in station using my Audinst MX2 and my Asus gaming/entertainment lappy in the kitchen set up with my Meridian Explorer and some Altec Lansing speakers connected to it..I am at the house by myself so it is usually pumping with music all day long. It is a party at the Dsnuts residence all the time always.   Well that is until I have to start school again.

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The reason why I am sticking with the X3. and I know how tempting these threads are is because I think if they drive my X1 to the power I want it then that alone will be worth the price to get one. Not to mention I hate having a source and amp stuck to it. The lesser stuff I am toting around the better for me. The X3 should be good like that. I have plenty of brighter signature ears and headphones that can benefit from some warmth too so I welcome Fiio tuning to go along with many of my phones.

 

 

All AT fans should eventually get themselves an ES700.. The sound quality is so good I did an A/B against my X1 last night and I have to say I would have a hard time getting rid of either one of them.. Forward mids is one thing but then it has sweetness to the sound. Some added cinnamon to them mids. The comfy part on them is easily solved with a WS55 pad change..

 

I have 3 home set ups. My main Denon rack I have in my cave and I also have a dedicated burn in station using my Audinst MX2 and my Asus gaming/entertainment lappy in the kitchen set up with my Meridian Explorer and some Altec Lansing speakers connected to it..I am at the house by myself so it is usually pumping with music all day long. It is a party at the Dsnuts residence all the time always.   Well that is until I have to start school again.

What about the ws99? Now that the x1s are fully burned in, does the bass of the x1's mercilessly slap the nooks out of the ath-ws99s? I have mine on burn-in as well as the cks99s (which btw are getting slightly smoother and less silibant by the hour), and I was just wondering how the bass between the two compare. 

 

@dmarc0, did you get to watch the pacific rim movie yet? I'm guessing you might have either seen the movie, or based your views off of the trailer in order to comment about it. I am curious to know because I want to be entranced by a great movie later this week!


Edited by vlenbo - 7/14/13 at 10:49am
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Bass is a bigger on the WS99 but quality on the X1s bass end is a marvel. Impact is not too far off of the WS99. Never heard an open back phone with this good a bass end. As for pacific rim my buddy that told me to go watch it is a movie holic and he tells me it is THE movie to watch. Epic was his terminology when describing that movie. That is all the score I need to read about that to go see it.

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Bass is a bigger on the WS99 but quality on the X1s bass end is a marvel. Impact is not too far off of the WS99. Never heard an open back phone with this good a bass end. As for pacific rim my buddy that told me to go watch it is a movie holic and he tells me it is THE movie to watch. Epic was his terminology when describing that movie. That is all the score I need to read about that to go see it.

Agreed, the ws99's bass is definitely grand, and the quality is seamless to me. I have to admit that I do enjoy the es700's bass a bit more because of its leaner bass signature and similar impact, but I do love the giant bass these put off!

 

I see that you are not the only one who hypes certain merchandise, lol. Awesome! I will watch it this week then, and hope for the best! It also looks like the x1's are the next headphone for me. I was thinking of getting the x3 player as well. The release of the x3 fiio player is late july through mid-august, correct? 


Edited by vlenbo - 7/14/13 at 11:23am
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I hope by the end of this month. Fingers crossed.

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I hope by the end of this month. Fingers crossed.

For the sake of the people who pre-ordered (you included, of course), let it be done that july 26th will be the exact day!

 

I hope...

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

 

@dmarc0, did you get to watch the pacific rim movie yet? I'm guessing you might have either seen the movie, or based your views off of the trailer in order to comment about it. I am curious to know because I want to be entranced by a great movie later this week!

 

@vlenbo, mate! This is the movie that I've been waiting for so long... Have you ever seen Robot Jox? Tell me, when was the last time you saw GIANT Robots in a movie? Me, that was in the early 90's with Robot Jox! Transformers? IMO the Transformers adaptation was a disappointment and they are tiny compared to the Jaegers and Kaijus in Pacific Rim.

 

Here's my personal opinion: If you grew up watching anime's (Gundam, Robotech, Macross, Mazinger Z, Votes V, Voltron, Daimus, etc...) and reading manga's, Pacific Rim is a MUST WATCH! Go in there with an open mind... this is a movie adaptation of Japanese Robot Anime's and Manga's. As I was watching, I seriously felt I was watching an Anime made to look realistic. Acting was as over-the-top as what you get in Anime's and Manga's. The variety of characters also reflect how the Japanese do it: think Naruto, Pokemon, Samurai X, Bleach, etc... They followed the same formula. Story is something I wished was better, but IMHO it is just not possible to build such a strong story in a 2.5 hours film when your real motivation to watch are Giant Robots fighting Giant Monsters.

 

TBH, there are quite a number faults in Pacific Rim... but when I left the cinema, none of those were in my mind. All I can think of are the epic fight scenes and Robots, Monsters, Robots, Monsters! That's what I wanted to see in this film and Del Toro delivered in ALL aspects.

 

Now, how would I rate this film? Well I enjoyed it so much that I posted a status in my facebook page with photos and videos; encouraging everyone I know to go and watch this film. BTW, don't watch this in 3D. I saw the trailer in 3D, and a lot of details I saw in 2D I completely missed in the 3D version.

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Now, how would I rate this film? Well I enjoyed it so much that I posted a status in my facebook page with photos and videos; encouraging everyone I know to go and watch this film. BTW, don't watch this in 3D. I saw the trailer in 3D, and a lot of details I saw in 2D I completely missed in the 3D version.

 

Just to get things back OT, how well did the Basso's isolate during the film? biggrin.gif

 

That's too bad about the 3D version - and strange that details would be missing!

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Really contemplating on selling my recently bought WS99 to get a X1. Should I? I tried out the X1 at a store and the bass end is seriously addictive. WS99 may have stronger bass impact but nothing gets your head thumping like the X1. Them X1 bass just have that 'subwoofer' feel that the WS99 lacks. The X1 might just be the endgame bass can for me, lol smily_headphones1.gif

Oh yeah, BTW I sold my AD900X and got a AD2000X. Let's just say they are 200% more awesome than the 900's. The mids and detail are CRAZY on these. But given the price these aren't exactly value, so they probably don't belong to this thread, haha. wink.gif
Edited by lalala6 - 7/14/13 at 6:42pm
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What is the X1?

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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

What is the X1?

Philips Fidelio X1. Which is the new go-to can for bassheads according to Dsnuts. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

What is the X1?

Philips Fidelio X1!
Looking forward to owning one myself :)

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Philips Fidelio X1!
Looking forward to owning one myself :)

 

 

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Philips Fidelio X1. Which is the new go-to can for bassheads according to Dsnuts. wink.gif

 

Thanks for telling me.

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