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post #241 of 4958
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post

Before I comment on sound...

Large-headed beware! These might be too small for you. rolleyes.gif I have to push them as far down as possible and it's not that comfortable anymore.

A clear design fault IMO, especially since they are intended for home and not portable usage. Just a few cm more of headband could probably cater to many more people.

So that you don't have to guess, I measured my head from bottom of ear(lobes) going around top of my head: 45 cm. I know I'm not the biggest since many people use longer Audeze posts. biggrin.gif

Pad diameter is about 5x6cm inner, 11x11cm outer.

I had a feeling, just by looking at the headband design, that it'd be too small for many people. Probably for me too. I already stretched the K701/Q701 to it's limits to reach down to my ears properly.
post #242 of 4958

Also a warning to the future owners of the M1, it will fit large heads but at its maximum limit! 

post #243 of 4958
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Originally Posted by ballard3 View Post

Bad news. I asked directly Philips Italia and their answer is  that "earpads are not designed to be removed or replaced ".
I really don't understand  a choice like this

How will these last many years with tough used ?
post #244 of 4958

I don't see how one is supposed to be able to put those codes in. WHERE on either of those sites is there the facility to enter those codes?

I have registered with both and simply can't see where/how to type them in...?

Also, from looking up those codes it appears that the Philips2012 expired last month sometime - how/where were you able to use it yesterday?

 

Apologies it this bothers you or if I'm being dim here, but saying 'if we use these 'through' Topcash or Quidco' doesn't help much!

 

Can you say EXACTLY how one puts the codes in?

Thank.


Edited by MaceHane2 - 10/2/12 at 4:49am
post #245 of 4958

can philips uk ship to united states? or only within europe?

post #246 of 4958
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Originally Posted by MaceHane2 View Post

I don't see how one is supposed to be able to put those codes in. WHERE on either of those sites is there the facility to enter those codes?

I have registered with both and simply can't see where/how to type them in...?

Also, from looking up those codes it appears that the Philips2012 expired last month sometime - how/where were you able to use it yesterday?

 

Apologies it this bothers you or if I'm being dim here, but saying 'if we use these 'through' Topcash or Quidco' doesn't help much!

 

Can you say EXACTLY how one puts the codes in?

Thank.

 

Ok it's not exactly brain surgery but here is a step-by-step guide:

 

1. Register with topcashback and search 'Philips' in the search bar. it should display The Philips Store with 7% cashback. Proceed to click on the link and it will take you the actual Philips Store.

 

2. Once at the Philips Store search whatever you want to buy and add to basket. Before you checkout it will show the basket summary with a box in the lower left side where you can enter a promotional code.

 

3. Enter the first code NJOCT2012. Apply. Enter Philips2012. Apply. The second code didn''t work for me the first time I applied it but did the second time so it could be quite temperamental.

 

4. It should report £131 total to pay after discounts. Topcash should report within a few days that they have tracked the transaction and you will be due around £10 within a few weeks. Voila!

post #247 of 4958
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Originally Posted by ballard3 View Post

Bad news. I asked directly Philips Italia and their answer is  that "earpads are not designed to be removed or replaced ".

I really don't understand  a choice like this

 

What's with Philips' fetish for all of their headphones not having removable pads? (Except for my mystery pair of removable pad Uptowns). In the X1's case especially, not making a whole lot of sense.

post #248 of 4958

I checked the topcashback site, apparently one has to be from UK in order to use it, so it means no international buyers.confused_face.gif

post #249 of 4958

Well yeah philips UK doesn't even ship outside of UK, it would have been simple to see just trying to check out.

post #250 of 4958

@communic

 

Thanks for replying again.

Yeah, I know it's not brain surgery! That's why it was frustrating me so much!

 

Anyway, I had done exactly what you laid out in steps, but unfortunately it no longer works. I think perhaps you were maybe very lucky that it worked for you and that the Philips webstore has subsequently been updated.

 

The situation on the Philips store now, for those interested, is as follows:

 

 Firstly, it explicitly states that it will only accept one discount code/coupon per purchase and, secondly, it now recognises that the Philips2012 code has expired.

 

So, two options as I see it are to either go with currently available NJOCT2012 35% off code, lowering the price to £175 inc. shipping, with I presume a further 15% cashback to follow from quidco or cashback, or to go the Amazon.it route and get them for roughly 185eu, so around £150 inc shipping.

 

Both(presuming the cashback works fine)work out virtually identical, so it probably comes down to which is preferable, Amazon Italy or Philips UK, in case of anything not being right, damaged in transit, faulty etc ...

 

It's not a helluva difference between £120 and £150, but still, with several doubts concerning whether to just go for these, I would definitely have ordered @ £120, but I'm not sure @ £150, even though it is still obviously a big discount on the rrp.

 

Go figure!
 


Edited by MaceHane2 - 10/2/12 at 10:23am
post #251 of 4958
Got my pair. Definitely recessed mids.
Amazing soundstage. More to follow...
post #252 of 4958

Really interested to hear your thoughts/perceptions on the X1's in relation to the L1's and also how the M1's fit into this trio of 'phones - a lot of folks(for what that's worth)seem to judge the M1's quite harshly.

But mostly the X1's.
 

post #253 of 4958

I don't know. I've been listening all day, but it's hard to come to any definite conclusions. Bass is somewhat too emphasized and feels slightly soft. Highs have a nice sparkle, not too much and never sibilant to me. So yeah I guess those make mids slightly recessed. Very open sound(stage). Even with my big head I feel the comfort they can give. For 200€ I'm enjoying the value.

 

edit: Well the velour does heat up ears nicely. So dunno if the comfort is any better than on other good ones..


Edited by hekeli - 10/3/12 at 1:02am
post #254 of 4958

So it sounds like we basically have an open-backed version of the L1 that leaks a lot of sound and costs more. Feh.

post #255 of 4958
Yeah, but going from closed to open is an improvement in every way, other than isolation.
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