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post #3286 of 4954

No problem :)

 

I guess any decent cable will provide less resistance than the stock one :p

post #3287 of 4954

@mrk nice pics!

post #3288 of 4954

Fidelio X1

 

Pics to share too. They come in an absolutely lovely padded box. My HE-400 came in a paper box with no cover no protection whatsover :blink:

post #3289 of 4954

Ah, Mrk, we have the same taste.
I had the HD598 for 2 years and then loads of mid fi, dt 990, dt 880, mmx 300, aurvana live.

Got the x1 day before yesterday and this is probably the happiest ive been with a headphone. Spent all day listening to the music, rather than the headphones! 

Regarding the cable, Is it much difference? I have some canare starquad and neutrik 3.5mm available to make a cable as the stock one is way too long.

 

What resistance would I be looking for in a new cable?

post #3290 of 4954

Great aren't they? :D

 

The headphones guy who reviews in detail measured 1.5x ohms over the stock cable whereas a decent cable measures around 0.5 ohms iirc - I don't have a multimeter to test at hand and the one I do have I don't know if it has that feature (any other ways to do it?). I'll do a lengthy listen session with stock then Fisual but as far as ergonomics go, the stock cable is just a tad too bulky and the terminations are big!

post #3291 of 4954

Ill make a cable later and measure up to compare.

post #3292 of 4954

Made a Neutrik 3.5mm Canare starquad cable, 0.4/5 ohms. Will test shortly.

post #3293 of 4954
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Originally Posted by ksat90 View Post
 

Fidelio X1

 

Pics to share too. They come in an absolutely lovely padded box. My HE-400 came in a paper box with no cover no protection whatsover :blink:

 

I'd have to strongly disagree with you on this front. Considering the MSRP of these headphones I found the quality of the box itself to be subpar. It was fuzzy flimsy plastic inside the box. My Sennheiser Momentums came in a much better box, there is no comparison. In fact when I received my brand new headphones and opened up the box the leather on the top of the band was scuffed in 2 places. While it sounds like it was better than your HE-400's, by no means do I think they come in a great box. :P

post #3294 of 4954

I think the X1's box is quite nice.

 

I've had a lot of mid-fi phones, and a lot of them have come in much flimsier boxes that would get destroyed if you stepped on them. 

post #3295 of 4954

Of all my headphones past and present, the X1 box is the nicest.

post #3296 of 4954

I got my X1's recently. Plugged them in to my Corda Quickstep (and ODAC) and found them to be poor. Muddled, boomy bass, and suppressed and grainy treble.

 

Not happy.

 

So left them burning in for about 60 hours.

 

Cannot tell you how happy I am with these now! Beautiful controlled and deep bass (and not as over-done as you may think by reading reviews) with a hugely detailed sound stage and clean and detailed treble. Perfect!

 

I have to say that these phones need the Quickstep. Directly into my X5 is not much good. But overall a complete bargain.

post #3297 of 4954
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I'd have to strongly disagree with you on this front. Considering the MSRP of these headphones I found the quality of the box itself to be subpar. It was fuzzy flimsy plastic inside the box. My Sennheiser Momentums came in a much better box, there is no comparison. In fact when I received my brand new headphones and opened up the box the leather on the top of the band was scuffed in 2 places. While it sounds like it was better than your HE-400's, by no means do I think they come in a great box. :P

I would agree that the packaging is less than stellar.  Sennheiser definitely has some of the nicest packaging in the headphone industry but in the end it's all about the sound and I really like the sound of the X1's.  Oh and the X1's look and feel like a million bucks!

post #3298 of 4954
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Originally Posted by Snoopy Ears View Post
Oh and the X1's look and feel like a million bucks!

Oh for sure. When you have people round they're going to look at them and think WTF when you tell them how much they actually cost and then give them a listen session on them.

 

They'll go away wondering wtf people are paying twice the price for BEATS lol.

 

The Fisual S-Flex Mini cable definitely adds some class to them as well. The stock cable is bulky and professional looking, shame about the resistance issues but as a 3.5mm to 3.5mm replacement at £13, I don't think you can get a nicer tangle free, lightweight replacement cable with some awesome terminations thrown in.


Edited by mrk - 1/1/14 at 7:15pm
post #3299 of 4954

How does the X1 compare to the AKG K540?

 

Also, how well do they perform with vocal rap/hiphop and dubstep?

post #3300 of 4954

Hey guys, just a heads up- Amazon has like 4 of these left @ $249.99 new(directly from them, not a third party seller). Was going to get a pair if it didn't take 3 days to transfer money between my accounts...might as well let y'all know instead :)

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