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Philips dropped the ball here. It's a damn shame. There shouldn't be any reason for such a long delay.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/27/13 at 9:19pm
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Agree, especially in light of Tyll's review, which I interpreted to infer that sonically the X1 is rather an open version of the L1......heavy bass and ragged treble. Do I need it? Methinks not..

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Fellow Singaporean here! May I know if there is any place where the X1 is available for audition?
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Agree, especially in light of Tyll's review, which I interpreted to infer that sonically the X1 is rather an open version of the L1......heavy bass and ragged treble. Do I need it? Methinks not..

Actually thats a definite plus for me. I meant they dropped the ball with the domestic release which they keep pushing back.

There are barely any bass emphasized, open headphones. I welcome that completely. The only direct competition is the DT990, which has that overstated treble that needs a massibe reduction. The X1 looks like the headphone to get for those who wanted just that out of the DT990.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/27/13 at 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Agree, especially in light of Tyll's review, which I interpreted to infer that sonically the X1 is rather an open version of the L1......heavy bass and ragged treble. Do I need it? Methinks not..

The X1 and L1 are completely different. The X1 is detailed and warm with good balance. You can't hear the "ragged treble" unless you see the measurement. The L1 is very dark with a U-Shape sound sig.
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......heavy bass and ragged treble. Do I need it? Methinks not..

 

I think I split hairs much better than that. The treble is a tad rough, but I wouldn't characterize it as "ragged". It's bass heavy for sure, but well balanced as such as well.

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Tyll, what amp would compliment the x1's well? I'm allready looking into the O2 as a diy project. Any more suggestions? smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

I think I split hairs much better than that. The treble is a tad rough, but I wouldn't characterize it as "ragged". It's bass heavy for sure, but well balanced as such as well.

First ever open bass head cans, interesting! Tyll, what do you think when pitted against the old denon dxxx series, esp. The d5k and d7k. I remember you mentioning you have a personal pair of d5ks, can you compare them?
post #1119 of 5145
DT990 Pro and Fischer FA-011 are open basshead cans...
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I was comparing the FA-011 and the X1 and the difference isn't all that much.  Someone might shoot me down here but just an observation. 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

DT990 Pro and Fischer FA-011 are open basshead cans...

Tried the dt990, couldn't stand 1 minute of the harsh treble! Hmmm... Never heard of the fa011, will check It out!
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Fellow Singaporean here! May I know if there is any place where the X1 is available for audition?

I've not seen the X1 available for audition but I have auditioned the L1 at Harvey Norman (Funan) dept store. I'd suggest you try the main Harvey Norman or even Philips at Toa Payoh.

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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

I've not seen the X1 available for audition but I have auditioned the L1 at Harvey Norman (Funan) dept store. I'd suggest you try the main Harvey Norman or even Philips at Toa Payoh.

Ok thx!
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post


The X1 and L1 are completely different. The X1 is detailed and warm with good balance. You can't hear the "ragged treble" unless you see the measurement. The L1 is very dark with a U-Shape sound sig.

 

U-shaped? More like W...

post #1125 of 5145
How does the X1 do for classical music?

One review says the X1 is comparable with the HD650 and the ATH AD900. The latter is highly recommended for classical in the 'Battle of the flagships' thread. OTOH Tyll's review says the X1 is not audiophile and the treble is slightly artificial, gritty. That would suggest it is not ideal for classical.
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