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He gave me the push I needed  biggrin.gif


Just gald i can contribute to the demise of Masa' WAYNE. bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

Here are my initial impressions of the X1's even though my 6th gen iPod Classic/ 4th gen Nano were not able to fully drive them properly. Straight from the players with zero amp don't cut it for these X1's. These need dat POWA"!!!

 

"Listened to these X1s for couple of hours last night despite it was somewhat under driven, but i got a good grasp of how they sound. So will see how those S2s will compare. The X1s are not dark AT ALL, it's barely warm. Pretty damn transparent to me, with pretty deep sub bass/ slight mid bass impact that is playfully punchy yet not fatiguing. Stage is between large to X-L, with pretty damn great mids, though slightly less forward than the gr07 BEs, highs are well extended but lack a bit of sparkle unlike the CKS1K. Overall an fantastic sounding open back set of cans that does justice to the entire spectrum. I can only imagine how much more amazing these will sound when properly amped/ burned in. L3000.gif"

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X1 sounds great out of my ipods with no amps. Hmmm? But I agree an amp really helps this headphone to shine.

post #2163 of 4949
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

X1 sounds great out of my ipods with no amps. Hmmm? But I agree an amp really helps this headphone to shine.


What generation is your pods ericp??? Cuz my 6th gen classic is able to drive them ok, but not loud/ powerful enough really hear their true potential.  It was very evident that they needed more juice in order to truly shine.


Edited by sfwalcer - 7/27/13 at 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by s0ckpupp3t View Post

By the way, does anyone have a recommendation for a good carry case?

The Slappa case I used for my DT770 Pros barely fits them but mashes up the foam in the ear cups so it's not ideal. 
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http://www.amazon.com/Slappa-Sized-HardBody-Headphone-SL-HP-07/dp/B009NE7B06/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1374982474&sr=8-4&keywords=headphone+case
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That's the case I bought and used for my Q40 with Alpha pads. I felt it fit very well, just right in fact.
post #2165 of 4949
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


That's the case I bought and used for my Q40 with Alpha pads. I felt it fit very well, just right in fact.

Nice! Screw the bag they came with...

post #2166 of 4949
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


That's the case I bought and used for my Q40 with Alpha pads. I felt it fit very well, just right in fact.

Sorry, I was unclear.  The Slappa case barely fits the Philips X1s and mashes the ear cups.  They fit my DT770 Pros just fine.

post #2167 of 4949

This isn't a case but its perfect for the X1... and the Annies... and other headphones of similar size...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007VGMAQI

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The X1 isn't hard to drive at all. They need very little. A basic amp at the most. Anything else is people just hyperboling all over tbe place. So much, that I'm selling my stuff and downgrading to bare essentials.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The X1 isn't hard to drive at all. They need very little. A basic amp at the most. Anything else is people just hyperboling all over tbe place. So much, that I'm selling my stuff and downgrading to bare essentials.


LoL, easy for you to say with an amp, trying to go into this commando style. ph34r.gif

 

Yeah with a basic amp you can drive them for sure, i was just saying that straight from mp3 players it might not do. That's all.

post #2170 of 4949
Well, by bare, I mean like a portable amp, like the E12. Im hoping for an E12 with a built in dac in the future.

I might get an Asgard 2. But maybe not. Im just not really in need of a major amp anymore.
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Hey, it looks like you did a great job, but how did you attach the beyer pad to the X1? I took my chances and ordered a pair of X1's, but I was going to get some Hifiman replacement pads and attach the inner ring to the X1's themselves, so there can be a lip for replaceable pads.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I might get an Asgard 2. But maybe not. Im just not really in need of a major amp anymore.
Have you checked out the iFi iCan?
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Nah, I wouldn't get it. If it's a desktop amp, I want the A2. if not, I want a portable amp with power, like the E12. I just need Fiio to make an E19 or whatever. I'd honestly prefer getting something like that. I'm done with desktop setups. I want something I can toss in my backpack and take around. The E12 is nice, but i don't wanna have to hook that up to a dac as well.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/28/13 at 5:11am
post #2174 of 4949
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post


What generation is your pods ericp??? Cuz my 6th gen classic is able to drive them ok, but not loud/ powerful enough really hear their true potential.  It was very evident that they needed more juice in order to truly shine.

 

I use the 160gb (last version) and 120gb Classics. I've also use the nano (fourth generation) with no problem. The X1 needs a good burn-in to really show it's potential, and actually how loud are you listening to the music sf? I won't lecture you about your hearing. 

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The reason to get an iCan is for the switches on it t which gives it an advantage over a basic amp. A quality sub bass boost is something a lot of headphones benefit from (even the X1) and is great for single player gaming (Yo dawg, i heard you like sub bass).

The soundstage switch is also great and works well with movies and TV.

With the switches bypassed the iCan still sounds nearly the same as the M-stage, so I don't see too much point in buying a plain amp like the Asgard when the iCan sounds essentially the same but is more fun and versatile (unless you just need moar power).
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