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post #1651 of 4890

Wow... I was digging around in my drawer and found one of my old 3.5mm cables and said what the heck, I'll try it out and I swear it sounds better than the Vmoda lol.

 

Also went back and listened to the stock cable for a while and there definitely is a big difference. My first impressions about the stock cable were that it wasn't that big of a difference after replacing it with a different cable, but I was definitely wrong. The stock cable chokes the crap out of the music!

post #1652 of 4890
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Well.... fuuuuu--

I WANT IT.

;__;

I'm... probably gonna get it. rolleyes.gif

Why oh why didn't you post that earlier? frown.gif

I was searching through connectors that I might want and just happened to search and find that. I'm hoping the listing is accurate as pure silver and not spc.

Btw, Brian at BTG-Audio shipped the cable. Should have it in a day or two. I usually make them at night so I'll ship it the say after it arrives.
post #1653 of 4890
I probably won't jump at it. It's too short. At least not yet. Once I find a computer desk I want, then I will. Until then, I'm too far from my amp to justify such a short cable.
post #1654 of 4890

so i have listened to the x1 for a couple days.

there is really no wow factor, except that it really has no obvious flaw. As for the dt880 premium, maybe Lyr is not enough to power it, but I sense that the dt880 is having way much more potential, because it sounds inferior to the x1 by a large margin. Maybe it's because of the presense of bass in every sort of music lacking comparing to the x1--and I was thinking the dt880 was a blend of akg and sennheiser, deeming it already bland sounding.

 

it has a lot of detail, but the way it presents it, is rather natural sounding, comparing to the piercing pseudo detail style of akg cans.

 

i wouldn't say it has more detail than any akg major cans. But that is just well wishing and a respect talk for akg. Someday I may  be smart enough to admit that akg cans aren't really that fun to listen to. But that piercing style is why I love akg cans.


Edited by Overwerk - 6/25/13 at 8:30pm
post #1655 of 4890
Nothing piercing about the K702 Anniversary.

I was watching an episode of Teen Wolf with the X1... and my god, it was hella fatiguing. I dunno if it's the headphones or the sound mixing of the show, but it made me uncomfortable.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/25/13 at 8:34pm
post #1656 of 4890

When listening to some tracks it feels as though the bass is more emphasized on the right side. I've been noticing this when listening in the past couple days. Could it just be a part of some tracks? Should the bass feel 'centered' and not heard more on one side?

post #1657 of 4890
Download sinegen, and run frequency sweeps, see if your bass is centered. Notice that it's normal if the upper range deviates from the center here and there...

However, bass should be centralized.

Be wary about the sinegen install, it has an adware 'Sweetpacks'. Make sure to uncheck it, and/or uninstall everything that just installed except sinegen.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/25/13 at 9:03pm
post #1658 of 4890
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When listening to some tracks it feels as though the bass is more emphasized on the right side. I've been noticing this when listening in the past couple days. Could it just be a part of some tracks? Should the bass feel 'centered' and not heard more on one side?

 

It depends on the recording. Not all recordings have the bass centralized. 

post #1659 of 4890
Hence why he should run Sinegen to see that the headphone has centralized bass.
post #1660 of 4890
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It depends on the recording. Not all recordings have the bass centralized. 

 

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Hence why he should run Sinegen to see that the headphone has centralized bass.

 

Awesome. Nifty little program and the version I downloaded didn't need installation... just ran straight from the .exe.

 

Seems as though it is just some of the recordings, as the bass in Sinegen is centralized.

post #1661 of 4890
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Awesome. Nifty little program and the version I downloaded didn't need installation... just ran straight from the .exe.

 

Seems as though it is just some of the recordings, as the bass in Sinegen is centralized.

you do realize that classical recordings are rarely "centralized" in bass right-.-

post #1662 of 4890
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you do realize that classical recordings are rarely "centralized" in bass right-.-

 

Did I say I was listening to classical? rolleyes.gif

post #1663 of 4890
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Did I say I was listening to classical? rolleyes.gif

whatever you listen to, headphones nowadays rarely come un -balanced

post #1664 of 4890

I personally think that even at lower price tag, the x1 beats the he500 easily. these are the closest sounding cans among all my over ear cans, namingly due to the booming bass, a rare thing in open back cans.

 

david mahler said he500 is bar none best flagship for the price, fine, fair enough.

 

I say x1 is the best open back dynamic cans for the price, which I believe will continue to drop below the current k702 thresold.

 

no harsh sounds and bumpy top from the akg k702. 

no crazy air pushing in and out of your eardrums, no deadly weight crushing your bones fromt he he500

 

no muddiness and coloration of the 650/600, 

 

no lack of impact from the k601

 

no dull sounding from the dt880 premium

 

no ...lack of modern design, although it still looks stupid wearing it, or maybe I don't look good wearing it.

of course i own a limited amount of cans. others with comparison feel free to add to it.

 

just a matter of opinion so don't take it seriously


Edited by Overwerk - 6/25/13 at 11:05pm
post #1665 of 4890
^ Sheesh - sign me up!
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