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After reading this thread (and the review, thanks Ultrazino!) I feel very interested in the L1. I'm currently looking for a decent full-sized portable allrounder, and it seems the L1 could fullfill these reqirements wonderfully. So today I've ordered a L1 and a Sony MDR-Z1000. Curious to see (well, hear) which one turns out to be the better choice. The other will show up in the classifieds section soon...

 

By the way, I'm a bit surprised to see that for once we Europeans seem to be getting better prices than you guys in the US. The L1 is sold here for 220 USD, the Z1000 for 320 USD. Not worth importing from overseas this time :-)

post #332 of 689

Well Sony and Philips are huge and cheap in europe. Sony XB are also among the few headphones I could get for like better price in europe than US, even in Finland. I expect L1 will be sold very cheap in france/germany especially. Where did you order yours from? If price is right, say 170 EURish I may give L1 a try at least.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/8/12 at 7:54am
post #333 of 689
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Well Sony and Philips are huge and cheap in europe.

 

That does not have to mean much - even companies based in Germany such as Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic usually don't sell their products cheaper in Europe. Anyway, I ordered my L1 from microspot.ch - reliable seller, but I'm afraid they don't ship internationally. It's the only shop here in Switzerland that lists them, I couldn't find them elsewhere unfortunately. In Germany and other EU countries, It seems the L1 is sold for around 240-250€...

 

post #334 of 689

The L1s were shortly sold for like 179€ in Germany, some1 here picked them up for that price, lucky guy haha. And as far Sony and Philips goes, wasn't relating to geographical manufacturer HQ locations, it's just if I look around here in Finland at least, Sony and Philips have always been widely available and cheap in comparision to other much less common brands (Philips probably most common brand seen in marketplaces in Finland for sure, followed by Sony). Good luck finding stuff like Audio Technica or Denon here anywhere reasonable pricing, if you even find the same price figure in EUR as the USD price and ignore the converted price figure, that's even a good deal. M50 has always been sold for the lowest price around 145 EUR here for example and Denon D2000 probably normally goes for around 300 EUR. Sony XB500 which I bought can be picked up for 38 EUR though for example, if you can currently find them for $60 in US that's pretty good price already, just saying Sony and Philips has always been cheap around here at least.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/8/12 at 10:29am
post #335 of 689
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Agreed with your assessment Beagle. For me though the honk never went away.


I've given up on these. After extended listening for several days, bass is too forward, mids and treble sink into the background. Sending them back. When the KRK 8400 starts to sound amazing in comparison, you know something is wrong.

post #336 of 689
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I've given up on these. After extended listening for several days, bass is too forward, mids and treble sink into the background. Sending them back. When the KRK 8400 starts to sound amazing in comparison, you know something is wrong.


LOL!

It seems you have both ends of the spectrum by having the L1s and the KRKs then! :-p

 

post #337 of 689

Has anyone commented on long-term comfort? Like 1+ hours of wear.

post #338 of 689

I think they're pretty comfortable.  But the earcups are a little small for my admittedly large ears.

post #339 of 689

When are these gonna get released on amazon, any idea ? 

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When are these gonna get released on amazon, any idea ? 

I think later this month. I heard that somewhere. If not, probably in May. There's no confirmed date yet.
 

 

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I think later this month. I heard that somewhere. If not, probably in May. There's no confirmed date yet.
 

 



Damn Im waiting eagerly for these.

post #342 of 689
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Damn Im waiting eagerly for these.

I was in the market for these, and I felt the same way. Now I'm waiting for the Amperior's. (Hopefully they will sound better)
 

 

post #343 of 689

I'm very curious about these and the V-Moda M100s. I'll be interested to see comparisons when the M100s are released.

post #344 of 689

would you say that the sound from these is fatiguing?

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would you say that the sound from these is fatiguing?

 

not one bit

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