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post #3001 of 4344

Hi guys.

 

Im thinking about picking up a pair of these to run on my desktop computer that is running a Creative Sound Blaster Z.

 

I should be fine without an external DAC right?

post #3002 of 4344
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Originally Posted by MoogLe View Post
 

Hi guys.

 

Im thinking about picking up a pair of these to run on my desktop computer that is running a Creative Sound Blaster Z.

 

I should be fine without an external DAC right?

 

You mean external AMP ?

 

Yeah, probalby as that card looks fairly beefy.

post #3003 of 4344
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Originally Posted by MoogLe View Post
 

Hi guys.

 

Im thinking about picking up a pair of these to run on my desktop computer that is running a Creative Sound Blaster Z.

 

I should be fine without an external DAC right?

 

That should probably be fine. Even the external USB soundcard that came with my SteelSeries headset can get good (but not perfect) sound out of them.

 

They don't sound good with the onboard Intel HDA sound on my PC, and they get a little muddy with my smartphone (even with the relatively powerful output that comes with the ugly "b" logo on higher end HTC devices), but beyond that they are not very demanding when it comes to power.

post #3004 of 4344

In my opinion, Phillips SHP895 were better by the sound of ... noble. What do you think?

 

 

post #3005 of 4344

got an impulse buy yesterday for silver cable. Originally I want to ask for the astro mixamp, but the store is closed. Then I passed the cable store, and I bought it for 15usd.


I was wondering, have I spent 20usd for nothing, I'm still thinking that all those silver and copper cable are just nonsense.

so when I went home, I test the cable with the previous copper cable. After an hour of A B listening, I'm sure i listened a difference on sound signature.

Copper cable got fuller sound, especially mids, while silver cable got more laid back sound. However, with silver cable, the sound becomes more airy and I'm pretty sure I can hear bit more details.

Also, with silver cable, I must put more vol on my dac. With copper, I just dial to 9 0'clock, but with silver, I must dial to 10.

Its not an improvement, just noticeable change on sound signature imo.


Edited by widdyjudas - 10/23/13 at 10:09pm
post #3006 of 4344

Damn where the hell did you get a silver cable for 15USD?

I cant even get the materials for that little if I were to make my own...

post #3007 of 4344
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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post
 

Damn where the hell did you get a silver cable for 15USD?

I cant even get the materials for that little if I were to make my own...


China lol... I don't think its pure silver, as its very cheap. But its silver when the person split open the cable.

Sorry, converted its almost like 20usd, not 15.

post #3008 of 4344

Still a pretty good price, even if its only silver plated copper or less pure silver. Maybe I'll search ebay for some to play with lol.

post #3009 of 4344
That is also my guess, Its only a silver plated copper. However, I do notice sound change for the copper cable after an hour of A B comparison.
The shop also got much more expensive silver cable though, they got from germany, japan, usa, holland and more, and sell like 100usd permeter.
I just took the cheapest one, because i dont think x1 will scale up far. I think this one is teflon cable.
I took the shop photo for my friend, here it is.

Edited by widdyjudas - 10/23/13 at 10:29pm
post #3010 of 4344
Very nice, Judas. It suits the X1's look.
post #3011 of 4344
White is not the best pair for x1 imo, wished it got darker color or black.
The silver with dark color one is stupid expensive, usd 150 permeter...
post #3012 of 4344

hey guys. Im doing a little upgrading and unfortunately the fidelio X1 need to go funding. If anyone is still on the fence about getting these...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687217/selling-philips-fidelio-x1

 

maybe that might help you decide? =D?

post #3013 of 4344

See the X1 has dropped sharply in price in the UK - £35 lower than when I last looked.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Fidelio-X1-00-Headphones/dp/B008ZW2T7M/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1382602947&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=fidelio+x1


Edited by SaLX - 10/24/13 at 9:50am
post #3014 of 4344
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

hey guys. Im doing a little upgrading and unfortunately the fidelio X1 need to go funding. If anyone is still on the fence about getting these...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687217/selling-philips-fidelio-x1

 

maybe that might help you decide? =D?

 

Quite tempting. I'd be all over those if some of my stuff sold.

post #3015 of 4344

These headphones will go down as classics.  They are one of the best headphones I've ever owned and I've owned quite a few over the years; Denon D7000, HE-500, Senheiser HD650, AKG 702, Beyerdynamic T90, Sony MDR 7506, etc.  These headphones hang with the best of them.  Yes, they are that good!

 

It just shows how ridiculously priced some of the so called "audiophile" gear is.

 

Philips has created something special here.

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