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Just ordered the L1.  It'll be here on Wednesday.  I hope it's the headphone I'm looking for.

 

Needs/wants in order...

 

-comfort!!!!!!! for extended periods

-flat EQ with accentuated bass (mostly sub bass).  I listen to a lot of EDM, but also rock, pop, ambient/chill

-moderate to little sound leakage

-moderate to good isolation

-around, or less than, $300 budget

-style is of somewhat importance but luckily the L1 has it in spades

-large soundstage would be a plus

 

I also ordered the V-Moda M-100 and Sony MDR-1R for comparison.

 

I was unhappy with the Ultrasone PRO 900, Sennheiser Momentum, Denon AH-D600, and HiFiMAN HE-400 for various reasons.  I could give details if anyone is at all interested in any of these.


Edited by Dratta - 5/21/13 at 2:07am
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The L1 should definitely fit your bill, though I prefer the M-100 for EDM -- especially on the go: the L1 is too big for me to take them out. They fold flat for easy transport though...

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

The L1 should definitely fit your bill, though I prefer the M-100 for EDM -- especially on the go: the L1 is too big for me to take them out. They fold flat for easy transport though...

 

Well I bought all these contenders to find the sound that I like.  As much as I love EDM, I'm discovering that I don't want a basshead headphone (The Ultrasone 900 taught me this, which makes me scared of the M-100).  The Sennheiser Momentum had the sound I want, but comfort was the issue.

 

Portability isn't as issue, nor would I expect even a SEMI-open headphone to perform well enough to be used on the go.

 

I'm glad I'm learning what my tastes are through my experimentation.

post #619 of 689

Of course experimenting is part of the fun :-)

 

I hesitated for quite a while before I bought the M-100 as I'm definitely no bass-head (having the T5p among my favourite headphones) -- but it does fit EDM quite well. I have to add that I'm listening at rather low volume, so that might make a bass boost not so disturbing...

 

Nevertheless looking forward to your impressions between those three models -- have fun!

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

Of course experimenting is part of the fun :-)

 

I hesitated for quite a while before I bought the M-100 as I'm definitely no bass-head (having the T5p among my favourite headphones) -- but it does fit EDM quite well. I have to add that I'm listening at rather low volume, so that might make a bass boost not so disturbing...

 

Nevertheless looking forward to your impressions between those three models -- have fun!

 

It's just a shame I couldn't demo all these in one place.  The longer this takes, the more I lose on return shipping!

 

Question:  You might've seen that I put minimal sound leakage high in priority, so would someone trying to fall asleep be able to go/stay sleeping with me playing music at moderate to fun volumes?  I'll know soon enough but this could automatically be a deal breaker.  I would never consider fully open headphones in this regard so I was hoping by going semi-open I could get that quality airiness without leaking too much as well.


Edited by Dratta - 5/21/13 at 2:29am
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Of course. I have the l1 and 1r.. The l1 does leak...quite a bit but nothing like an open can. The 1r is closed so it doesn't leak much
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Of course. I have the l1 and 1r.. The l1 does leak...quite a bit but nothing like an open can. The 1r is closed so it doesn't leak much

Thanks. Silly of me to ask since both will be arriving tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing them.
Edited by Dratta - 5/21/13 at 5:59am
post #623 of 689

Just don't forget to turn them off/down before taking them off your head ;-)

post #624 of 689
Has there been a comparison done between the L1 and the Momentum? They both seem to be similar in many respects.
post #625 of 689

Well, one rather significant difference is that one is an open headphone and the other is closed.

post #626 of 689
Semi open actually, the sound stage isn't comparable to open headphones. Isolation is bad for a closed headphones, but very good for an open one.

I have l1 and ws99 but I prefer the ws99.
post #627 of 689

Well thanks for the clarification between semi-open and open... rolleyes.gif

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Your very welcome biggrin.gif lol.
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I ordered the Philips Fidelio L1 today. I have been looking at the Sennheiser Momentum and Sony Mdr 1r alot but the more i read about the Fidelio L1, the more interesting they seemed. Well i will know if i did the right thing or not in a couple of days.

If i like them i will look for a good usb dac head amp. HRT microstreamer, Fiio E17, Audioquest dragonfly, all seems very interesting but I don't know which one is the best for the Fidelio L1?
post #630 of 689
I've heard all three of those and I'd pick the l1.
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