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post #1711 of 5001

Meh ordered some, hopefully I will like these enough as a pair of all rounders to hold me out for while!

 

This headphone thing is getting out of hand.. I cannot stop buying headphones!

 

Seriously I am going to just keep this pair as long as they are good and NOT buy any headphones for a while!!!

 

I might have to ban myself from head-fi lol.

 

Soundstage : Win

Open sound quality : Win

Bass : Win

Faster and more fun than HD650 : Win

Comfort and looks : Win

 

I really hope these live up to the hype!


Edited by nicholars - 7/1/13 at 4:54am
post #1712 of 5001

Does the bass get less agressive as the headphones are burned in or is it just me?

 

After about 50 hours of burn in, I feel that the bass is much more controlled...

post #1713 of 5001
There was one instance where I felt that way, but it was because I swapped to a cleaner dac signal, and controlled things just ever so slightly. I wouldn't put much if any stock in hoping for changes, and just consider it you getting used to their sound.
post #1714 of 5001
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

There was one instance where I felt that way, but it was because I swapped to a cleaner dac signal, and controlled things just ever so slightly. I wouldn't put much if any stock in hoping for changes, and just consider it you getting used to their sound.

You're probably right...

post #1715 of 5001

I gave them ~200 hours but didnt hear any noteworthy changes with these

post #1716 of 5001
I asked for a replacement due to the vibrations bothering my left ear on the first pair... and while i was going to say it's fine, I just wanted to make sure that the driver wasn't being a problem. I'm too OCD about such things, and needed to make sure it wasn't a defect. For a headphone I'm definitely planning on keeping, everything has to be right. Definitely a personal fault of mine.

My 2nd pair arrived, and yes, it seems my weird left ear tickles with the new pair too. Sigh, oh well. I'll have to deal with it now that I know it's gonna happen regardless.

In any case, the new pair sounds identical to my worn in pair (have them both on hand). Again, don't put much stock in burn in. I might keep my original to sell to a friend that is coming in next week.

Oh, and checked the cable... again, hovering around 1.8ohms. Meh, I was hoping to get lucky. frown.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/1/13 at 11:13am
post #1717 of 5001
Mine have been tickling my right ear since day one. Sounds fine so I left it be.
post #1718 of 5001
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Meh ordered some, hopefully I will like these enough as a pair of all rounders to hold me out for while!

 

This headphone thing is getting out of hand.. I cannot stop buying headphones!

 

Seriously I am going to just keep this pair as long as they are good and NOT buy any headphones for a while!!!

 

I might have to ban myself from head-fi lol.

 

Soundstage : Win

Open sound quality : Win

Bass : Win

Faster and more fun than HD650 : Win

Comfort and looks : Win

 

I really hope these live up to the hype!

 

I could see myself posting those exact same words when I eventually break down and get the X1's. Too funny. Oh, and congrats!

post #1719 of 5001
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Meh ordered some, hopefully I will like these enough as a pair of all rounders to hold me out for while!

 

This headphone thing is getting out of hand.. I cannot stop buying headphones!

 

Seriously I am going to just keep this pair as long as they are good and NOT buy any headphones for a while!!!

 

I might have to ban myself from head-fi lol.

 

Soundstage : Win

Open sound quality : Win

Bass : Win

Faster and more fun than HD650 : Win

Comfort and looks : Win

 

I really hope these live up to the hype!

 

You may very well be totally happy with these as a complete headphone. I know I could be.

post #1720 of 5001
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

My 2nd pair arrived, and yes, it seems my weird left ear tickles with the new pair too.

 

Perhaps your left ear is a little larger than your right ear.  I think mine is, as my left ear is more likely to get tickled. 

 

It's not a defect, it's just that cloth covering the driver can vibrate like a drum head during strong bass. 

 

If you modifiy/replace/remove the cloth covering the driver, it could probably be eliminated. 

 

 

I think this outer cloth piece below is the one that vibrates.  It's a separate piece from the pad itself.  Underneath that piece, the driver still has a dust cover over it, so I'm not sure you even need that outside cloth layer...


 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by chicolom - 7/1/13 at 1:01pm
post #1721 of 5001
That has to be one of the worst ear pad assemblies ever... rolleyes.gif

Damn it, Philips.
post #1722 of 5001

I am reeeeally happy with the sound X1 gives me, especially after listening to the live classical concert! I think listening to the X1 is so close to enjoying the music in a concert hall!

 

But seriously, live classical concerts definitely sound better than any high-end headphones. Also compared to live music, there are a lot of things that you couldn't get from the headphones...

 

But still, I would recommend the X1 to those who enjoy (classical) music!


Edited by soaphz - 7/1/13 at 1:28pm
post #1723 of 5001
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Perhaps your left ear is a little larger than your right ear.  I think mine is, as my left ear is more likely to get tickled. 

 

It's not a defect, it's just that cloth covering the driver can vibrate like a drum head during strong bass. 

 

If you modifiy/replace/remove the cloth covering the driver, it could probably be eliminated. 

 

 

I think this outer cloth piece below is the one that vibrates.  It's a separate piece from the pad itself.  Underneath that piece, the driver still has a dust cover over it, so I'm not sure you even need that outside cloth layer...


 

 

 

 

 

 

how do you know philips didn't put it there for a reason tho:)

post #1724 of 5001
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

how do you know philips didn't put it there for a reason tho:)
I don't. The outer ring may be functional, but the inner cloth looks like it's probably purely cosmetic - maybe to hide the angled driver assembly. The cloth is pretty thin so I doubt it's doing much besides looking pretty and vibrating tongue.gif
Edited by chicolom - 7/1/13 at 2:35pm
post #1725 of 5001

Another potential (and easier) anti-tickle mod is to try and simply stretch the cloth layer over the driver so it's loose and no longer taut - making it less susceptible to vibrating.

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