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post #121 of 5105

Thanks for your impression bizkid. I was wondering about how this headphone works with fast paced music, is it slow or fast ? The presentation is forward or laidback? Some sibilance?

 

Thanks

post #122 of 5105
Thread Starter 

Found an official spec sheet over on Philips' website and updated the OP accordingly. Nothing not already known really, just a bit of extra detail/clarification. These weigh rather heavy actually.


Edited by manveru - 9/7/12 at 9:53am
post #123 of 5105

Hello all.

 

Those who have made reference to the X1 on the Philips UK site, would you be kind enough please to post a link as my searches have yielded nothing... confused_face.gif.

 

Thank you!

 

Best

 

James

post #124 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jamescodway View Post

Hello all.

 

Those who have made reference to the X1 on the Philips UK site, would you be kind enough please to post a link as my searches have yielded nothing... confused_face.gif.

 

Thank you!

 

Best

 

James

http://www.philips-shop.co.uk/store/catalog/headphones/indoor/-/productdetail/X1_00_GB_SHOPPUB/GB/en

post #125 of 5105

trakh: No complaints, fit and finish is great, it's a joy to hold these in your hand before putting them on. The quality is what you would expect after seeing all the pics.

 

manveru: i don't mind the weight at all, the comfort for me is even slightly better than the beyerdynamics or the shure 1840

 

 

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crazywipe

I was wondering about how this headphone works with fast paced music, is it slow or fast ? The presentation is forward or laidback? Some sibilance?

 

I don't really listen to fast paced music, it's not as tight and dry as the T90 but that is clearly a headphone on one extreme end of the scale. It's definately not slow but it's also not appearantly fast but note that i only listen through portables (NWZ-Z1060). The presentation is pretty neutral, some tracks sound forward, others laidback. i'd still say involving is best word to sum up the presentation. Haven't met any sibliance yet.

 

Back to the soundstage, i haven't heard so much depth since the W5000 few years ago but it never sounds distant. There are instruments in a mix that can sound very upfront while others are more distant, the X1 portrays that seperation better than most headphones in it's pricerange (or higher..)

 

A few other things: These really leak sound ALOT. My wife could hear me listening from the next room with one closed door between....


Edited by bizkid - 9/7/12 at 1:47pm
post #126 of 5105
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manveru: i don't mind the weight at all, the comfort for me is even slightly better than the beyerdynamics or the shure 1840

 

They still look like they'd be extremely comfortable because of the pads and especially the headband design. The AT wing system and suspended headbands like on AKGs are the ultimate in comfort that I've experienced. I do find it interesting that the weight is getting into ortho territory. I'm guessing because of the metal used in the construction, which might actually be considered a good thing.

post #127 of 5105

 

Thank you Tangster!

 

I tried to find this page again using pretty much every attribute I could see on the page... with no luck (!), so either I can't use the Philips search facility or you saw the link somewhere else?

 

Best

 

James

post #128 of 5105

Someone posted it earlier in the thread, though I'm not sure how they found it. Also, someone posted a 30% (?) off code earlier in the thread if you're going to order from there.

post #129 of 5105

The code is Phillips2012. Can't remember where it was posted, but it came up in chrome autofill. :)

post #130 of 5105
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trakh: No complaints, fit and finish is great, it's a joy to hold these in your hand before putting them on. The quality is what you would expect after seeing all the pics.

Thanks bizkid, for the reply and the good news.

 

 

 

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These really leak sound ALOT. My wife could hear me listening from the next room with one closed door between....

Yikes, these would be my first open-back headphones, I better consider the ramifications...

post #131 of 5105
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These really leak sound ALOT. My wife could hear me listening from the next room with one closed door between....

 

And there is the dealbreaker...

post #132 of 5105
Thread Starter 

Wait...from another room through a closed door? How is that even possible? Unless she was hearing it extremely faintly. Even with fully open headphones the only way that I could achieve that is if I blasted my ears right out of my head. blink.gif

post #133 of 5105
Yeah, the HE400 leaks more than any headphone I have ever owned (including the Q701/K701/HD598/PC360 which are all very open), and even with moderately loud volumes, they should be a non-issue to someone in another room with a door closed. They might be very faintly audible, but to the point of it being bothersome? About as bothersome as background noise. People are ridiculous.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/7/12 at 9:53pm
post #134 of 5105

I didnt write anything about it being bothersome in the next room, it was evening so you're more sensitive to noise anyway. It was probably faint but noticeable, i wouldnt make a big deal out of it but it's still one of the louder headphones i had.

post #135 of 5105

I wonder if there are other headphones with a similar construction? A minimum driversize of 50mm with a slight angle torwards the ear? The only ones i can hit on right now are the closed Audio Technicas, the open ones have straight 53mm drivers. It's definately an interesting combination. I wonder when Audio-Technica will revamp their open headphones, the AD-2000 is on the market for ages compared to how often they release updates to their closed line.


Edited by bizkid - 9/8/12 at 11:53am
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