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post #3481 of 5840

Don't know about shipping costs but at current exchange rate works out to £162 which is a good price but would rather spend £25 more and have peace of mind with warranty!  A bit annoyed I didn't spot it on amazon earlier, since I've bought my PS4 have wanted these headphone to use with my Mixamp.  My DT880s (250ohm) need an amp to work well with my mixamp and from what I can read these work well unamped.  Also am going to use a V-MODA BoomPro Mic with it, whereas now I have the AntLion Modmic and then having to use an amp as well after the mixamp so just a big ol mess with wires everywhere! 

post #3482 of 5840
Are we expecting them to go EOL?

I too am holding out for £150 again but don't want to miss them completely!

Also prices have only risen since that sale price.
post #3483 of 5840

Only just ordered my Mic so will hold out until those come from America and then order.  It has risen up and dropped down to £150 twice now in the past few months.

post #3484 of 5840

Does anybody know how these headphones compare to the AKG K701?

post #3485 of 5840

using that site camelcamelcamel.com I only say the pre-xmas dec sale hit £151?

 

Gonna wait till next pay check in couple weeks, can afford them now but it justifies it more and they might hit a lower price fingers crossed.

 

Amazon.de also worth a go

post #3486 of 5840
I tried the v-moda cable and wasn't all that impressed. Not a huge difference, sounds thinner and not at as fun compared to the stock cable.
post #3487 of 5840
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I tried the v-moda cable and wasn't all that impressed. Not a huge difference, sounds thinner and not at as fun compared to the stock cable.

Are you referring to the V-MODA BoomPro cable?

post #3488 of 5840

no, the audio only cable.

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/

post #3489 of 5840

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDWDn1z3VSI

 

Can someone tell me how the bass note is handled (comes in at 43s) on the X1's please?

 

I find that note is a torture test for equipment, as it bottoms out pretty low.

 

Also, that song is quality, enjoy:p It's on Spotify too


Edited by 3t3p - 1/20/14 at 4:21pm
post #3490 of 5840
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Originally Posted by 3t3p View Post
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDWDn1z3VSI

 

Can someone tell me how the bass note is handled (comes in at 43s) on the X1's please?

 

I find that note is a torture test for equipment, as it bottoms out pretty low.

 

Also, that song is quality, enjoy:p It's on Spotify too

What torture? My X1 handled it perfectly.

post #3491 of 5840

I just compared the v moda boom pro with the media bridge cable I got from Amazon. Coming straight out of my macbook The V Moda cable is VERY quiet.   I'm talking like 30% quieter than the media bridge.   Strange.


Edited by TooManyHobbies - 1/20/14 at 8:09pm
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I just compared the v moda boom pro with the media bridge cable I got from Amazon. Coming straight out of my macbook The V Moda cable is VERY quiet.   I'm talking like 30% quieter than the media bridge.   Strange.

 

There's an in-line volume control on the BoomPro, is it turned up to max?

post #3493 of 5840
OK thanks
post #3494 of 5840
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Originally Posted by 3t3p View Post
 

using that site camelcamelcamel.com I only say the pre-xmas dec sale hit £151?

 

Gonna wait till next pay check in couple weeks, can afford them now but it justifies it more and they might hit a lower price fingers crossed.

 

Amazon.de also worth a go

 

It was just under £150 for a little while in October and then December £151.  Hit £142.78 one day as well on 11th December!  I'm an impatient man so am getting the urge to buy now but I'll hold out until at least when my Mic comes from America which should be within 2 or so weeks!  Also need to try and source a Mixamp PS3 chat cable!

post #3495 of 5840

Very close to buying these myself.

 

The non-replaceable ears cups don't bother me but the looks, build/sound quality, replaceable cable, comfort all massively draw me to them.

 

Couple of questions for anyone:

 

Main use for these will be gaming, i.e PS3, PS4 and Wii U. Also be used for some music/films though. Are these a good option for gaming and will I be doing them justice if I either plug into the controller (PS4) or into the headphone out of my Panasonic 2013 smart TV or do I need some sort of amp?

 

Is it definitely worth replacing the cable? If so, can someone recommend one that is currently available on Amazon?

 

Finally, as these are the first real high quality headphones I've bought before, how long do they need to burn in? I've heard variations of 5 hrs to 200 hrs. Also, is it basically OK to just leave them running with the ipad or whatever? Does type of music or volume make much difference to the burning in process?

Thanks a lot.
 

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