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post #1666 of 5863
I don't think the X1 is the second coming of Jesus in dynamic form. I love them for the things they do right, but in the end, I think it's a solid mid fi headphone with the perfect sound signature suited to my taste. If I could put a price tag for their actual quality and performance, I'd say they are worth $250-$300.

I think in their price range, the HD650, HE400, and K702 Anniversary are superior, technically.
post #1667 of 5863

Got my new X1's today, i sent back my previous pair because i thought they sounded unbalanced i.e left ear sounded very slightly louder.


I still feel that this is the case with my new pair.  It might be my ears, but i did a bit of a DIY listening test and i think my ears are ok.


Source is a XFi Xtream Fatality Pro sound card.  I tried out a mono test on youtube:




Not sure if it me or my soundcard or the youtube test.

post #1668 of 5863
Again, download SINEGEN. Run frequency tests. It's probably your ears. In the tests, SOME frequencies i n the treble range WILL be unbalanced. That's more than likely your ears as well.
post #1669 of 5863

i ran it.  sure enough unless i moved the phase some of the higher frequencies were indeed off balance.


are my ears stuffed then? (38 years old with tinnitus)

post #1670 of 5863
I have never, ever heard of any headphone not have some imbalance in small ranges in the treble. None. Whatsoever.

As long as it's kept to a minimum amount, it is normal. Now if it's a huge portion, and in the important bass/mid ranges, then yes, it's a problem.
post #1671 of 5863

that's good to know thanks.


What sound card are you using?

post #1672 of 5863
I use my Compass 2. It has a Sabre ES 9018 dac chip.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/26/13 at 9:01am
post #1673 of 5863

I'm a heavy PC gamer, so i'm not sure an amp and dac will be right for me.

post #1674 of 5863
Ah, for gaming? I have an Alienware laptop with a Creative Recon 3Di soundcard. I JUST received my Xonar U3 USB amp/dac that has Dolby headphone, and once I figure it out, that's what I'll be using when gaming.

If I had a main desktop gaming rig, I'd personally go with one of the Asus or Xonar cards with Dolby Headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/26/13 at 10:03am
post #1675 of 5863
Wrong thread.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/26/13 at 10:06am
post #1676 of 5863

Inakustik cable came in today... sounds great, sounds nice and clean with tight bass.


The white cable actually doesn't look too bad with the X1's and the cable is the perfect size for my setup (4 feet). The Vmoda and stock cable would be dangling all over the floor and getting tangled up with everything else tongue.gif


I'm done with the cable shopping now... time to sit back and enjoy the headphones.

post #1677 of 5863
Star or Premium?
post #1678 of 5863
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Star or Premium?


Went with the Star version. Is there any differences between the two other than build quality? The premium is stiffer?

post #1679 of 5863
I dunno, but the resistance is the same, so I assume it's probably just the better build.
post #1680 of 5863

Hey guys,


I live in Europe but the Fidelio X1 is sold out in the country I reside in.


That ment I had to order it from Amazon.com. But the Fidelio X1 is called Fidelio X1/28 it seems in the US, but over here in Europe the name is Fidelio X1/00.


Is there anye difference? Philips couldn't give me a proper answer...


Thank you!


Best regards, Montymastiff

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