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post #451 of 689
How warm do you guys find them to be? I've heard conflicting things and I'm really trying to avoid another warm sounding headphone at the moment!
post #452 of 689
In that case I would avoid the L1... Portable over-ear alternatives with better treble response I'm aware of: the sennheiser Momentum (also a bit on the warm side) or the upcoming v-moda m-100 (might follow other v-moda Models with a bit elevated bass). An excellent on-ear solution is the beyerdynamic dt1350. Or, if portability is not so important, the AKG k550
post #453 of 689
Thread Starter 

If warmth is not what you want, you should stay away from the L1 and maybe even closed cans in general. By construction they already create a warmer sound by default. The best exception is probably Ultrasone.

 

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

Portable over-ear alternatives with better treble response I'm aware of: ...the upcoming v-moda m-100

 

How does this even make sense??

post #454 of 689

It's said that they will have a more extended treble response than the M-80.

post #455 of 689
And the m-80 already has more treble than the L1 -- so i guess, this does make sense ;-)
post #456 of 689
The ironic part is I already "have" them! My father bought them for me as an apology after a very difficult couple of months at home. He says that he doesn't mind me exchanging them but I'd rather not do that because I know he wouldn't take that particularly well really. I don't mind bass emphasis, I just don't want a pair that let the bass and mid range compromise the high end, I'm going through a stage of enjoying nice sparkly trebles at the moment. How do they compare to the ATH M50s with regards to overall sound signature?

They'll be used at home for the vast majority of the time, by the way.
post #457 of 689

I understand your situation... Although I would recommend against buying it considering your preferences, the L1 is by now means a bad headphone and certainly enjoyable, good looking and has a very respectable build quality. Maybe try to EQ them a bit, I guess you might like them overall. I think while it might not perfectly match you current preferences its not a gift without thought and not a bad headphone.

post #458 of 689

Personally I dont think they are as good as they are hyped up to be by innerfidelity etc. They are good as an all round headphone for phone calls etc. but for music I dont think they are great... They have no PRAT and some resonance. They are not BAD but they are not GOOD either IMO... Especially at the full asking price of £220

post #459 of 689
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

It's said that they will have a more extended treble response than the M-80.

 

But more bass, so we're back where we started..

post #460 of 689

Phillips fidelio L1 vs Sennheiser HD598. for watching movies in my laptop! which one is better????

post #461 of 689

Sennheiser for movies. Not for music tho imo.

 

Wouldnt bother with the fidelio personally.

post #462 of 689

Has anyone tried swapping out the gimbals so that the ear cups swivel the opposite direction?  I'm with Tyll, it drives me nuts when I take them off and want to put them down on my desk, I want them to be ear pads down, but they don't rotate that direction...  I hope I'm making sense...

post #463 of 689

anyone still liking theirs?

i have changed my mind on what headphone i have wanted for xmas about ten times in the last week.

i am currently using K81 DJs and love them, but am wanting something new.  i really like the bass in them and i know they are considered a bass head headphone, but i listen to DMB, Coldplay, Guster, Mumford, Avett Bros, 90s rock and 90s rap.

 

obviously not bass heavy music, but i love the live sound of music and i like a little bass in my non-bass music.  

 

these phones seem to get mixed reviews.  i have read , "these are the best they have heard from any $500 headphone" to "waste of money" 

but the descriptions of the headphones from most are what i seem to be looking for.  "live sound" "warm" so on and so on.

 

 

so still happy? 

post #464 of 689
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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

anyone still liking theirs?

i have changed my mind on what headphone i have wanted for xmas about ten times in the last week.

i am currently using K81 DJs and love them, but am wanting something new.  i really like the bass in them and i know they are considered a bass head headphone, but i listen to DMB, Coldplay, Guster, Mumford, Avett Bros, 90s rock and 90s rap.

 

obviously not bass heavy music, but i love the live sound of music and i like a little bass in my non-bass music.  

 

these phones seem to get mixed reviews.  i have read , "these are the best they have heard from any $500 headphone" to "waste of money" 

but the descriptions of the headphones from most are what i seem to be looking for.  "live sound" "warm" so on and so on.

 

 

so still happy? 

I tend to go through headphones quite often and these are still here.  Must be a good sign.

post #465 of 689
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I tend to go through headphones quite often and these are still here.  Must be a good sign.

i was hellbent on the Vmoda M80s and heard them and said, nah.

 

the Beyer 1350 is my other choice.  (that and some House of Marley options).  i know there is a big difference in over ear and on ear, and i am not looking for one over the other.  i really am looking for THAT sound overall.  a detachable cord is a bonus.  

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