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post #1756 of 5151
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

The X1 would still be worth it at even $500 IMHO. Any less than $300 and it's a gift to audiophiles.

it;s madness to regular folk, as do any other headphone at the pricerange and up

post #1757 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Save money, live better. smily_headphones1.gif

that's going on my wall.

post #1758 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

that's going on my wall.

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Oh well, I might miss the sale because I can't buy until Friday, but I'll catch them under $300 again one day.

post #1760 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


dude if amazon is ok with me paying less but still paying none the less, I am returning x1 and waiting for a sub 250 price frame and make a final purchase. the only thing I don't like about having to do the shuffle is the wasted burn in hours especially when I used my tubes to do the work.

 

Or I can call them up and complain about this when the price drop below 250 and ask for a refund.

 

There was a time I felt bad about doing this but amazon has screwed me too many times with insane price drop that refrained me from buying anything frequently anymore.


Edited by Overwerk - 7/2/13 at 9:32pm
post #1761 of 5151
Burn in. Just... enjoy the headphones. I used my original X1 daily for many hours a day. My replacement sounds basically exactly the same.

Burn in nonsense needs to stop. Magical, always positive changes are a myth. It's all expectation bias, and self justification.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/2/13 at 9:38pm
post #1762 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Magical, always positive changes are a myth. It's all expectation bias, and self justification.

 

When I've bought that new cable and there's no difference in sound, i'll be quoting you on this :)

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Originally Posted by frustin View Post

 

When I've bought that new cable and there's no difference in sound, i'll be quoting you on this :)

oops-.-

post #1764 of 5151
No expectation bias. Believe me, I'm a skeptic when it comes to everything, from cables, to pad swaps, to DACs, to amps. I still can't really hear much if any difference between the Fiio D03k ($27 on Amazon) vs my $600 Compass 2's DAC (upgraded internals) that uses the high end Sabre chip.

I can surely hear the difference between the cables though, however subtle it may be. The stock cable pushes the mids back and it sounds merged with the background in comparison with the other cables, which have a clearer definition between the instruments/mids, and the rest of the sound. Also, the bass is less boomy/flabby. The clarity of the bass isn't exactly a strength in the X1, especially so with the stock cable, so any little amount of control helps.

Everything sounds slightly fused together on the stock cable, in comparison.

I would love nothing more than to use the stock cable, as it's beautiful, long, and easily bendable. It pains me that it does hold the X1 back just a bit, and had to resort to using cheaper, not as beautiful looking cables.

The Inakustik cable in particular was an immediate contrast to the stock cable. Once you match the bass level, you can clearly hear the mids being brighter and more upfront on the Inakustik. Or if you match the mids level, you can hear the stock cable's bass being more overpowering, and slightly looser/slower.

The Mediabridge cable was middleground. Not as bright and detailed as the Inakustik, but with better control and speed than the stock. Perfectly happy with the Mediabridge's sound. The Inakustik sounds more refined, but a little brighter, and I prefer the warmer tone on the MB cable. I still loved the Inakustik cable, but I can see it being a little less universal.

There are times when the X1's treble can be fatiguing with certain recordings, so the Mediabridge handled that slightly better than the Inakustik. The stock cable was never fatiguing to me. I think that may be a reason why Philips decided on their stock cable. They may have wanted it to be a less fatiguing headphone. The X1 is still an incredibly enjoyable headphone with the stock cable.

It was a LOT of connecting/disconnecting cables on a 3.5mm jack. I don't trust 3.5mm jacks to last a very long time, so it pained me to go through so many cable swaps. Y'all should be thankful. tongue.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/3/13 at 12:36am
post #1765 of 5151

These should come through today, can anyone on head-fi who has the Fidelio X1 and any other spare pads do a huge favour to the community please....

 

Take off the Fidelio X1 glued pads and test some other replacement pads on them and see if you can find some which have a similar fit / sound that will attach to the X1.

post #1766 of 5151
That's a tall order, and potentially voiding the warranty by doing that.
post #1767 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's a tall order, and potentially voiding the warranty by doing that.

 

Why are you saying that? Do you not want to know? You do not seem bothered about it. Even though in 2-5 years the X1 you seem to like a lot will be useless if the pads break and there are no decent replacements.

post #1768 of 5151
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Why are you saying that? Do you not want to know? You do not seem bothered about it. Even though in 2-5 years the X1 you seem to like a lot will be useless if the pads break and there are no decent replacements.

He's saying it because, once they're broke, they're broke.  Want to give it a go on your new 'phones and report back to us?

post #1769 of 5151
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Why are you saying that? Do you not want to know? You do not seem bothered about it. Even though in 2-5 years the X1 you seem to like a lot will be useless if the pads break and there are no decent replacements.

I am not bothered. Why? Because we have no facts that these will go "bad". We have assumptions...

post #1770 of 5151
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Originally Posted by Poleepkwa View Post

I am not bothered. Why? Because we have no facts that these will go "bad". We have assumptions...

 

Well no, based on every other pair of velour pads, and the materials properties and wear statistics.... The pads will wear out in 2-5 years of moderate use, the same as every other pair of velour pads ever made.

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