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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post
 


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

Thanks, I am aware of the thread and have been using it to build my short list. Unfortunately many of the headphones are out of reach and some others, including the Fidelio, missing. 

 

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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post
 

 

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.

Thank you, that is encouraging! I have found a pair of used Fidelios at an interesting price and they really look comfortable, so I would have really liked them to be Jazz-compatible!

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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.

 



Why did you move to D600 btw? Is the last sentence about D600 or X1? Anyway since i need closed headphone ill look more into that category, do you have any suggestion for any specific good model around that price?
Edited by fullyZ - 12/14/13 at 10:42am
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So I started using the Fiio E07K w/ my X1s for the first time today with my desktop (Windows XP)  Works just fine when using it with iTunes and Google Play. For whatever reason though, when using it with Spotify (desktop version) it still only plays audio through my computer speakers and won't output through the E07K to my cans.

 

I realize most people have different setups. Still, Any educated guesses would still be appreciated.


Edited by KarlAgathon - 12/14/13 at 6:27pm
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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post

So I started using the Fiio E07K w/ my X1s for the first time today with my desktop (Windows XP)  Works just fine when using it with iTunes and Google Play. For whatever reason though, when using it with Spotify (desktop version) it still only plays audio through my computer speakers and won't output through the E07K to my cans.

I realize most people have different setups. Still, Any educated guesses would still be appreciated.

It sounds like you have Spotify setup to specifically route to your speakers, so it ignores you're default audio device (E07k).

Check your audio output settings in Spotify.
post #3230 of 5152
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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.

 



Why did you move to D600 btw? Is the last sentence about D600 or X1? Anyway since i need closed headphone ill look more into that category, do you have any suggestion for any specific good model around that price?

Last sentence was about D600. Both the D600 and X1 are great sounding out of that amp tho. I got the D600 after loving their predecessor, the D2000 and even though they are very different due to being a different manufacturer (Foster built the early models for Denon) they are a very comfortable, isolating bass emphasized phone. The X1 I liked a lot but I preferred the Denon.

Closed headphones in that price range - Ultrasone Pro900 would fit the bill if you can shop and wait for a good price. I paid $252. The Denon D2000 is closed but does leak a bit and is pretty much my favorite sound sig period.
post #3231 of 5152
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post


It sounds like you have Spotify setup to specifically route to your speakers, so it ignores you're default audio device (E07k).

Check your audio output settings in Spotify.

 

Checked the Spotify settings a few times. There aren't that many audio playback settings to begin with. The only one that might affect it directly is the "enable hardware acceleration" option, which has always been enabled. I disabled it, and still no change. Kind of frustrating. Roughly 90% of my music listening is done through Spotify. So I might unfortunately have to return it if I cant figure a solution out. Thanks for responding though.


Edited by KarlAgathon - 12/15/13 at 9:39am
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Does anyone recommend any particular equalizer setting for the X1?

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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post
 

 

Checked the Spotify settings a few times. There aren't that many audio playback settings to begin with. The only one that might affect it directly is the "enable hardware acceleration" option, which has always been enabled. I disabled it, and still no change. Kind of frustrating. Roughly 90% of my music listening is done through Spotify. So I might unfortunately have to return it if I cant figure a solution out. Thanks for responding though.

 

I'm not familiar with the audio settings in Spotify, but I do know that there are plenty of Head-fiers here using Spotify with external DACs without a problem. 

 

So my hunch is that the problem is still with a software setting on your computer and not with your E07K.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

I'm not familiar with the audio settings in Spotify, but I do know that there are plenty of Head-fiers here using Spotify with external DACs without a problem. 

 

So my hunch is that the problem is still with a software setting on your computer and not with your E07K.

 

I concur with you. I've used the E07K with itunes and other programs with no problems at all. So I highly doubt the problem is with the device itself. I've checked and re-checked my computers audio settings and basically I'm stumped. Hopefully will figure it out soon.


Edited by KarlAgathon - 12/15/13 at 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post
 

 

I concur with you. I've used the E07K with itunes and other programs with no problems at all. So I highly doubt the problem is with the device itself. I've checked and re-checked my computers audio settings and basically I'm stumped. Hopefully will figure it out soon.

 

As a short term fix try going into audio settings in control panel and disabling the built in speakers, and making the fiio the primary device. Plus check for any 3rd party audio programs like realtek that could be messing things up. 

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Originally Posted by Torashin View Post
 

 

As a short term fix try going into audio settings in control panel and disabling the built in speakers, and making the fiio the primary device. Plus check for any 3rd party audio programs like realtek that could be messing things up. 

 

Hi Torashim! Not using any built in speakers. Only external and plugged into the back of my sound card (not using on board audio).Maybe I'll unplug them just to see what happens. When I plug the Fiio into my computer, it automatically becomes the primary device for sound playback in my audio settings..I check the settings every single time I plug it in. The device works for everything else, just not Spotify. Will check to see what other programs are running, but other then the basic sound card driver, I don't use anything else. Appreciate the suggestions and will keep digging.


Edited by KarlAgathon - 12/16/13 at 9:23am
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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!

I think these headphones do everything.  If you're only listening to jazz, there are other options but if you listen to movies, electronic music, and jazz, then I think they'd be great.

post #3238 of 5152

I'd sure love to try these

 

I have been recommending them a little to often without ever having heard them my self

 

How ever reading through the DT 990 Dt 880 and X1 comparisions I think my recommendations are valid. Simmilar to the DT 990 Sound Sig but with a touch more warmth and intimacy 


Edited by Mshenay - 12/19/13 at 11:34am
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I'd sure love to try these

 

I have been recommending them a little to often without ever having heard them my self

 

How ever reading through the DT 990 Dt 880 and X1 comparisions I think my recommendations are valid. Simmilar to the DT 990 Sound Sig but with a touch more warmth and intimacy 


I think you're OK - they sounded great to me.  Only sold them to make another deal happen.  Great bass, great comfort to me. 

post #3240 of 5152

I've asked in the TH-600 thread about how the earpad depth compares to the X1 earpad depth. Unfortunately no one could answer that so I shoot here. It's kind of a deal to me as the tip of my ears could touch the X1 drivers and I'd like to prevent Fostex dissapointment.

 

Anyone with first hand experience?


Edited by moriez - 12/20/13 at 12:14am
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