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post #3661 of 4890

Hi all, do you have a recommendation for a good low impedance audio cable for X1, but it needs to be 3.5mm (X1 side) to 6.3mm (my AMP side) ?

post #3662 of 4890
I also bought the Mediabridge cable. I've decided to try out the stock cable first and later on test the mediabridge. Since I've been so impressed no need to switch quite yet.

For the BH2 I'm on high gc with lf and sf off. I tried the softer HP 2 out first, which didnt give the X1 the sense of power I thought it needed. I moved on to the HP 1 out and that suited my needs much better.
post #3663 of 4890

So, basically, I don't need to change the cable? I read a lot of people saying that I definitely should. It's all a bit confusing :confused_face:

post #3664 of 4890
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Originally Posted by Neo-ST View Post
 

So, basically, I don't need to change the cable? I read a lot of people saying that I definitely should. It's all a bit confusing :confused_face:


Right, you don't need to change the cable.

 

The issue of whether cables sound different, any one of them from any other of them,

regardless of price (which can get very steep indeed), is - and has been for years - one of the most

often and hotly debated topics in the world of audio and sound reproduction.

 

My suggestion, if you want to take this further: pick up another cable and decide if you yourself

hear a difference between the two...

post #3665 of 4890
In my case that's what I did but I also prefer the shorter media bridge cable. Also, it's mini to mini so no need for the adaptor.
post #3666 of 4890
Back on for $249 at amazon.com
post #3667 of 4890
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Back on for $249 at amazon.com


$470 at amazon.ca...

 

ridiculous

post #3668 of 4890

Also "back" up to 195 € on Amazon - wow - i bought it for 179 and tbh i think thats where it belongs.

post #3669 of 4890

They are selling for $153 on Amazon.com through amazon warehouse for very good condition..

post #3670 of 4890

If anyone doubts the "musicality" and range of the x1's ... give this a listen.  Ive had them for 8months and they still suprise me sometimes will how amazing they are.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNUTlKqSO-I

post #3671 of 4890

After owning my X1's for a few now I can honestly say these are the best headphones I've ever owned. I love them. I can tell a slight difference between the stock cable the and 8' monoprice cable I purchased, but I'm leaning more and more to the stock cable all the time, it feels "warmer" to me and the monoprice cable does have some microphonics that the stock cable does not.

 

Wish I would have purchased a 2nd set now for later use when they were on sale!

post #3672 of 4890

X1s and Boompro just turned up from amazon US, Not had a chance to game with them Just yet but listening to some music and wow these thing are insane for open cans they nearly go as low as my D2K not much in it at all.

post #3673 of 4890
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At least they're memory foam. Maybe they last longer? I know it doesn't speak for the velour, but at least the comfort should stay the same. I noticed that one of my pads is rotated about 10 degrees and the other is totally straight. Kinda odd, doesn't affect anything, but seriously? Couldn't glue them on straight?

So I realized last night that this pair (my second pair) has the same problem that my first pair had, except this time one of the pads is rotated about 20 degrees. At least it's rotated backward, so that my ear fits easily, but it doesn't fit perfectly since the other pad is totally straight. How big of a pain is it to remove the pad and reattach it?

post #3674 of 4890
I'm not sure you can remove and rotate them as they fit on via alignment tabs.
post #3675 of 4890
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
 

So I realized last night that this pair (my second pair) has the same problem that my first pair had, except this time one of the pads is rotated about 20 degrees. At least it's rotated backward, so that my ear fits easily, but it doesn't fit perfectly since the other pad is totally straight. How big of a pain is it to remove the pad and reattach it?

I'm actually going to try to get replacements, and see if it is a lottery for them to be correct (The right hand side on mine is correct, the left hand is turned 90 degrees.. I can feel the difference. Hopefully 'item is not perfect' paired with 'light rattle in right ear' are reason enough to get a replacement from Amazon.

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