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post #1051 of 5089
The grills are much smaller than Sennheiser's, and the X1's memory foam pads probably seal better too... Still, I'm surprised the sound wouldn't change much if you cover the grills. I wouldn't mind some degree of isolation tho (for an open headphone), that's one of the things that had me leaning toward the Mad Dogs... Now I wanna A/B them even more, hrm.
Edited by Impulse - 3/23/13 at 6:06pm
post #1052 of 5089
double trouble
post #1053 of 5089

$400USD on Amazon?  No thanks...maybe for $300 I would give these a shot, and even at that price only a maybe.  I don't think the earpads can even be replaced on these, right?  Still, I'm glad Phillips is getting into the headphones game a bit more.  I'll just wait to see what their next offering is.

post #1054 of 5089
That's just a preliminary pricing. Prices will fluctuate by day, sometimes a few times a day. I'm more than certain that once it's actually out, the X1 will go under $400 on a regular basis. Wait until they actually have it in stock.
post #1055 of 5089
Yeah, most of Philips' new lineup from last year dropped a decent amount after a couple months... Usual MSRP vs street price dynamic, it seems to be selling for less in Europe already. AFAIK Philips doesn't do any sort of enforced pricing like Senn/Hifiman.

Take the Fidelio L1 for instance, $300 MSRP and what they were originally priced at... They're $232 right now, average price has been just under $250 since release, even went on sale for $150 at one point (probably Amazon matching a merchant).
Edited by Impulse - 3/23/13 at 7:55pm
post #1056 of 5089
Yup. Philips headphones are consistently varying in price, so if it's priced at $400 before it's in stock, you can safely bet it will go under that on the regular. I personally assume the typical price will dip to $350, sometimes dipping to $325. Not to say it will soon, but it's bound to happen from what I've seen of others.
post #1057 of 5089

Hi folks!

 

Just wanted to say I enjoyed your thread and comments.  

Thought a lot of them were spot on.

 

I may have played the 'basshead' thing up too much in my review, but I thought they are a very cool headphone.

 

Review here.

post #1058 of 5089
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Hi folks!

Just wanted to say I enjoyed your thread and comments.  
Thought a lot of them were spot on.

I may have played the 'basshead' thing up too much in my review, but I thought they are a very cool headphone.

Review here.
Yay, finally that review smily_headphones1.gif, been waiting for it since you mentioned it at CES (or when it was tongue.gif).
post #1059 of 5089
What a beautiful frequency response!

You just made me want them again! That looks like a perfected DT990!

However, my large head... I really wanna ask if the net can be removed in any way...
post #1060 of 5089

Yeah.  They need to make the headband bigger.  I like that you can bend the metal, but in the end it still just barely fit my head. 

 

I really, really like them though. Had a blast listening to some of the music suggestions earlier in the thread.

 

(Hey Beagle, you old codger, get some swivel in those old hips of yours. :) )

 

They're growing on me more and more.  I bet if I wrote the review a few weeks from now it would be even more enthusiastic.

post #1061 of 5089
That's some mighty high praise for them Tyll... So torn between them and the Mad Dogs now, definitely gonna be trying both.

I wanted something warmer than my Beyers that would make vocals sound sweeter, to complement them rather than replace them (for living room use), but these might outright replace my poor DT 880 at my desk if they sound spacious enough for gaming.
Edited by Impulse - 3/23/13 at 8:59pm
post #1062 of 5089
How does the X1 fare with less bass-heavy music?
post #1063 of 5089
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

I wanted something warmer than my Beyers that would make vocals sound sweeter, to complement them rather than replace them (for living room use), but these might outright replace my poor DT 880 at my desk if they sound spacious enough for gaming.

 

It seems to me they'd do that well.

 

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Originally Posted by CBF- View Post

How does the X1 fare with less bass-heavy music?

 

 

They're good. Very even handed. Everything that should be there is, except it's warm and bouncy. They're great fun, and don't do a lot of damage in the process.

post #1064 of 5089
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Hi folks!

 

Just wanted to say I enjoyed your thread and comments.  

Thought a lot of them were spot on.

 

I may have played the 'basshead' thing up too much in my review, but I thought they are a very cool headphone.

 

Review here.

Nice review, I might just sell my HE400 to fund this headphone.

post #1065 of 5089
Tyll, the mesh headband, is it possible to remove? Hell, I'd stick a towel under the other headband just to make them work for me.
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