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post #2986 of 4950

...maybe even go one step further and see what happens if they wire those drivers for balanced input...? :atsmile:

post #2987 of 4950

As long as the pricing is not insanely expensive, I think I agree with Anodyne. Balanced more refined sounding might be best for competing with K712 and HD 650.

post #2988 of 4950

Will probable be quite expensive small the small number of potential buyers with the amps for it. But the Fidelio label has gotten a good start, so it would be interesting to see what happens if it stays around.

post #2989 of 4950
I've just got a chance To listen to x1 it's so different with what I'm used to in a good way. It's so warm and engulfing. The instrument separation it's there and the sound stage is wide but they are not apart. There is no holes in the soundstage both horizontally and vertically. Simply impressive.
post #2990 of 4950

This is probably one of those weird subjective audiophile things...

 

So far I've listened to the phones sitting down comfortably, at most taking a few steps from the desk chair to the sofa in the same room. But... last night something happened when I remained standing. I felt something about the sound of these phones that just made so much sense when standing in the middle of the room. I just remained like that, walking around a little, listening to the last half of Patti Smith's Gone Again on my feet.

 

And "Fireflies" sounds so wonderfully amazing with these phones. It, and the rest of the album, needs a little warmth in my opinion.

 

 

post #2991 of 4950

Hi all, do you think X1 is suitable for low volume level listening?

post #2992 of 4950
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Originally Posted by TitaniteXtreme View Post

Hi all, do you think X1 is suitable for low volume level listening?
Not really since the treble is pretty tame, you lose a fair bit of detail. I think it needs to be at a moderate level.
post #2993 of 4950
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Not really since the treble is pretty tame, you lose a fair bit of detail. I think it needs to be at a moderate level.

 

Thanks for the feedback! ^^

post #2994 of 4950
hi guys ! i just recieved my X1 and im very happy with them . Also bought one replacement cable for the stock one . The cable is Cordial CFS and the manufacturer says that his resistance is <=80 mohm/m . How can i interpret (convert) these ? 1.8ohms of the stock cable is /m ? /km ? What is my true cable resistance? Help me pls!
post #2995 of 4950

In whole Ohms that would be about 0.6 per meter for the stock cable and 0.08 for the Cordial. But... as far as I know the stock cable measurements are for the whole cable, with plugs and joints adding to the total – so the only real way to compare would be to whip out the multimeter and work out the resistances from pin to pin.

post #2996 of 4950
yep! i now i can confirm myself that the myth with stock cable is true. I switch them today 10 times and i was hoping to keep the stock cable but... i cant . The highs are realy highs and the bass it feels better with the Cordial cable. Switch the cable !
post #2997 of 4950

So I just got these shipped to me today in the mail and right when I opened it, there were scuffs at the top on the band. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm not usually this OCD, but I'm really annoyed that something with an MSRP of $300 has such cheap internal packaging that would allow the band to be scuffed already.

post #2998 of 4950
The packaging on the X1 is quite nice.

I'd say yours was probably scuffed beforehand. If you bought it new you could probably exchange it.
post #2999 of 4950
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Originally Posted by raysefo View Post

yep! i now i can confirm myself that the myth with stock cable is true. I switch them today 10 times and i was hoping to keep the stock cable but... i cant . The highs are realy highs and the bass it feels better with the Cordial cable. Switch the cable !

They are very cheap but look quality. How is the cable - not too stiff?

post #3000 of 4950
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Originally Posted by Meh View Post
 

So I just got these shipped to me today in the mail and right when I opened it, there were scuffs at the top on the band. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm not usually this OCD, but I'm really annoyed that something with an MSRP of $300 has such cheap internal packaging that would allow the band to be scuffed already.

 

I think the packaging is quite nice, and looks secure enough with the molded tray and the foam blocks in the lid to keep everything in place. I also think the leather quality feels like something that needs some serious (ab)use to get scuffed, so I also recommend asking for a replacement. Either you got a lemon, or someone tried to sell you phones that had been returned already.

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