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post #3211 of 5820

Hello there, i recently obtained 150 euros bonus on amazon and i would like to move from Razer Carcharias to a really good headphone. I dont care anymore about mic and stuff since i hardly use voip nowadays if not on my phone. I still not able to make my decision which is between the X1 and the Denon AH600 any suggestion? even about a different headphone.

 

I plan to use them for online games/music/films

 

I admit that there are really lots of post and infos about those headphone but most of them are discordant.


Edited by fullyZ - 12/13/13 at 8:32am
post #3212 of 5820
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Originally Posted by fullyZ View Post

Hello there, i recently obtained 150 euros bonus on amazon and i would like to move from Razer Carcharias to a really good headphone. I dont care anymore about mic and stuff since i hardly use voip nowadays if not on my phone. I still not able to make my decision which is between the X1 and the Denon AH600 any suggestion? even about a different headphone.

I plan to use them for online games/music/films

I admit that there are really lots of post and infos about those headphone but most of them are discordant.
Definitely the X1. The D600 is boomy bass and pretty harsh treble with the mids sucked out. The X1 is more balanced while still sounding really fun for games/music/films. I also find it to be much more comfortable.
post #3213 of 5820

I admit i wont plan to use them with an amp, should i? it seems a bit strange to me to see that difference in price when talking about high-performance headphone, i mean you could be able to equalize a bit the D600.. i should be able to pay the same price for both of them btw

post #3214 of 5820
I am pretty sure this has already been answered, but the thread is way too long...may I ask whether these headphones are suited to jazz? I mainly listen to piano trios and female vocals. Many thanks!
post #3215 of 5820
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I am pretty sure this has already been answered, but the thread is way too long...may I ask whether these headphones are suited to jazz? I mainly listen to piano trios and female vocals. Many thanks!


For jazz, maybe you can consider Audio technica ad series, maybe ad900x or 1000x. X1 got too much bass for jazz music and might overpower mids.

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might overpower mids.

 

+1. Especially lower mids.

post #3217 of 5820
Well i would say im young so i mostly listen elect/drum and top hits of the moment, what about the amp/dac do i need one? they have quite low impedance so they shouldnt right?
post #3218 of 5820
All rounder cans, x1 is good. For amps, fiio e17 enough.
Or schiit magni modi.
post #3219 of 5820
I manage to retrieve an old Terratec Aureon firewire 7.1 which should have a DAC inside, is it bad?

OT:
Honestly im more tilted towards Denon AH-D600 because they are closed, what other headphones of the same category should i look for in case?
post #3220 of 5820

So I just got my X1's and I must say as  Headphone virgin... holy crap. Why did I not buy something before hand?

 

As I'm playing with my settings with my Xonar STX settings, anyone have recommendations on how to set up the STX to work well with the headphones for music/movies/gaming? I've got all these features that I don't know how to use (or if I should use em). Any help would be cool and highly appreciated.

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Double post


Edited by kxanthop - 12/14/13 at 7:08am
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Many thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the Audio Technicas are out of reach. If I overstretched the budget, I could get a Sennheiser HD650, an HE400 or a Mr Speakers Mad Dogs. Do you think any of those would be better suited?

 

 

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For jazz, maybe you can consider Audio technica ad series, maybe ad900x or 1000x. X1 got too much bass for jazz music and might overpower mids.

Many thanks for the replies. Unfortunately the Audio Technicas are out of reach. Maybe if I overstretched the budget (by postponing the purchase of an amp/dac), I could get the HE400, the HD650, or the Mad Dogs. Do you think any of those would make a better choice?

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Many thanks for the replies. Unfortunately the Audio Technicas are out of reach. Maybe if I overstretched the budget (by postponing the purchase of an amp/dac), I could get the HE400, the HD650, or the Mad Dogs. Do you think any of those would make a better choice?


Definitely HD650 imo for jazz, however you would need better amp/dac to drive it properly. He400 is also good for jazz.

You also have to buy an amp/dac to drive those cans properly.

Maybe you can consider these thread for cans selection

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13

post #3224 of 5820
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Originally Posted by kxanthop View Post

I am pretty sure this has already been answered, but the thread is way too long...may I ask whether these headphones are suited to jazz? I mainly listen to piano trios and female vocals. Many thanks!

 

As others have already stated, the X1s might not be your best choice if you only listen to a lot of Jazz, but I find them to be more the adequate in that dept. Believe me, you could do a lot worse in the Jazz dept then the X1s. I listen to a lot of the vocal female greats with them. They sound pretty good even on my crappy PC. My Fiio E07K arrived a few days ago, so, I'm hoping it will take me to the next level.


Edited by KarlAgathon - 12/14/13 at 8:14am
post #3225 of 5820
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Originally Posted by fullyZ View Post

I manage to retrieve an old Terratec Aureon firewire 7.1 which should have a DAC inside, is it bad?

OT:
Honestly im more tilted towards Denon AH-D600 because they are closed, what other headphones of the same category should i look for in case?

I've got the D600 and had the X1. As always, you should take all our inputs with a healthy dose of skepticism, as I find the D600 an excellent headphone, without boomy bass or sucked out mids. Only you can decide but I'll tell you, fed by a vintage Realistic amp and FiiO E-10 they sounds awesome.
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