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post #31 of 4926
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Some detail and close-up shots: (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

post #32 of 4926

Woahhhh. I hope they sound as good as they look.

post #33 of 4926

Interesting, the driver looks identical to a Grado driver.

post #34 of 4926
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Interesting, the driver looks identical to a Grado driver.

The vast majority of dynamic speaker drivers look like that.

post #35 of 4926

The X1 can also be seen at the IFA Messe 2012 in germany, Halle 22, Stand 101. It will be avaible in September.

 

The press release says:

 

"Bei der Entwicklung haben die Philips Sound-Ingenieure das Design des Fidelio X1 so konzipiert, dass Musikfans einen authentischen, unverfälschten Sound in höchster Qualität genießen können. Ganz egal ob Oper, Electro oder Rock gehört wird, der Fidelio X1 soll laut Philips ein Klangbild der Extraklasse bieten und dank hochwertige Materialien und Verarbeitung auch bei langem Musikgenuss angenehm zu tragen sein."

 

In short the goal of developing the X1 was to get a pristine and authentic high quality sound.

post #36 of 4926

As long as it is nothing like the awful SRH1840, I'm really curious about it. Hopefully it's in one league with the HD800...

post #37 of 4926
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Originally Posted by Nordwestlicht View Post

As long as it is nothing like the awful SRH1840, I'm really curious about it. Hopefully it's in one league with the HD800...


That would be nice, but the msrp is only $390.... I don't thing it will be as good as the $1500 headphones.

post #38 of 4926
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The vast majority of dynamic speaker drivers look like that.

 

Uh, no

post #39 of 4926

I was there at the HK Audio Expo. The X1 was extremely comfortable and light. You barely notice they're there. The sound was very balanced. From my memory I think it is slightly bass light, but the rest is neutral. Not sure if there was sibilance though... I still remember my friends and I concluding that the headphone was definitely worth the price. The sound of these are quite non-fatiguing.

 

Edit: Yes they did manage to achieve their goal of natural sound imo. Large soundstage too! Though its completely open and leaks sound and blocks out nothing..

post #40 of 4926
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Originally Posted by bizkid View Post

It will be avaible in September.

 

Added this to the OP.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Nordwestlicht View Post

Hopefully it's in one league with the HD800...

 

Let's not get carried away now...haha. That would be quite something though.

 

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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

I was there at the HK Audio Expo. The X1 was extremely comfortable and light. You barely notice they're there. The sound was very balanced. From my memory I think it is slightly bass light, but the rest is neutral. Not sure if there was sibilance though... I still remember my friends and I concluding that the headphone was definitely worth the price. The sound of these are quite non-fatiguing.

 

Edit: Yes they did manage to achieve their goal of natural sound imo. Large soundstage too! Though its completely open and leaks sound and blocks out nothing..

 

Very interesting indeed. I wasn't sure these would appeal to my sound preferences, but if the few short impressions we've had pan out, they just might.


Edited by manveru - 8/19/12 at 12:13pm
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post #42 of 4926

Only 299 Euro for a flagship. That's a reasonable price.

 

I really hope the headphones will be really good to a certain degree.

 

Not so much out of my own interest, because I'm in love with my HD800 and I don't need another headphone in my actual ~40 pieces collection, but for others who probably seek an alternative to the DT990/DT880/HD600/HD650/K701/K702/Q701.

 

Keep your fingers crossed, that the X1 will be good. smile.gif

 

I'll certainly listen to it and write a brief review, shortly after when it's out.
 

post #43 of 4926

Subscribe!  Very curious about this new top-of-the-line Philips. I've tried the L1 but like many was disappointed with their dark somewhat veil sound  . The first(brief) impression from the show seems favorable. Wait & Ear biggrin.gif

post #44 of 4926

I don't remember seing these pictures so here we go

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Twinster - 8/21/12 at 7:02pm
post #45 of 4926

Schmexy.  Clearly owning these headphones will give you an attractive girlfriend who wears them at night on rooftops.

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