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post #3796 of 4795

Thank you guys for the feedback it does help a lot. It's just I was able to place an order for DT880 600ohm while they were $220 (but they were out of stock so my order didn't ship yet), so I guess I will cancel it and place an order for X1.

Do the ear cups attract a lot of dust since they are dark colored compare to Beyer's light colored?

post #3797 of 4795
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Originally Posted by turbo911 View Post
 

Thank you guys for the feedback it does help a lot. It's just I was able to place an order for DT880 600ohm while they were $220 (but they were out of stock so my order didn't ship yet), so I guess I will cancel it and place an order for X1.

Do the ear cups attract a lot of dust since they are dark colored compare to Beyer's light colored?

I don't find that they attract any more dust than any other ear cushion. Over time, I'm sure dust would appear more visible than with the Beyer cushions. 

 

I keep mine either in the box they came in or covered when on a shelf to prevent dust collection when not in use. 

 

As long as you take such precautions, they will last a long time without looking dirty.

post #3798 of 4795
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Originally Posted by turbo911 View Post
 

Thank you guys for the feedback it does help a lot. It's just I was able to place an order for DT880 600ohm while they were $220 (but they were out of stock so my order didn't ship yet), so I guess I will cancel it and place an order for X1.

Do the ear cups attract a lot of dust since they are dark colored compare to Beyer's light colored?

By the way, $220 for the 600 ohm version is a really good deal! Nice find!

post #3799 of 4795
My bad. I read your post as dt990 not dt880. Wasn't trying to imply the dt990 and 880 were similar.
post #3800 of 4795

I see, that's why I am in tough position, $220 for DT880 600ohm or $215 for X1. If I will go with DT880, I will have to buy Schiit Magni for now and the maybe later on buy Modi.

post #3801 of 4795

Anyone using the X1s coming out of a soundblaster z? I just bought the card for $84 and wanted some input before opening it up and installing it. I haven't ordered a set of cans yet but wanted to pull the trigger on the X1s or the Ultrasone Pro 900s tonight. The only pair of cans I have now are the A700s.

post #3802 of 4795
Something must be wrong with me... I literally left work to deposit money to get in on the 150 amazon deal... Got back to work tried to check out three times and missed the deal and now I subscribed to the thread and every time I get a notification I hate life itself... Lol... Enjoy your headphones, I hate you all but really I don't... Just needed to vent that!
post #3803 of 4795
They are $228 on Amazon, which is a great deal and $210 new from another seller with great feedback. If you can afford an extra $60-78, take the plunge and stop hating us! You will not regret it.
post #3804 of 4795
Lol I don't hate anyone just having a little fun out of a loss
post #3805 of 4795
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Originally Posted by CptJeff View Post
 

Anyone using the X1s coming out of a soundblaster z? I just bought the card for $84 and wanted some input before opening it up and installing it. I haven't ordered a set of cans yet but wanted to pull the trigger on the X1s or the Ultrasone Pro 900s tonight. The only pair of cans I have now are the A700s.

I have the Creative ZXR paired with the X1. Sounds great! I can "wall hack" in fps and sounds awesome with any game for that matter. Music and movies also sounds jizztastic. I'm sure you'll love the pairing as well. Congrats on the purchase!

post #3806 of 4795

I'm not hearing the soundstage on the X1s at all. I happened to receive mine the day before I learned about the Philips Golden Ears site, and after listening to a bit of music I started going through the program. On the soundstage section, I struggled to hear a difference between the reference and all the tracks but the one with the narrowest soundstage - they all sounded compressed. I then tried with DT880 Pros, and it was immediately obvious what the difference was.

post #3807 of 4795
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Originally Posted by jonbernard View Post
 

I'm not hearing the soundstage on the X1s at all. I happened to receive mine the day before I learned about the Philips Golden Ears site, and after listening to a bit of music I started going through the program. On the soundstage section, I struggled to hear a difference between the reference and all the tracks but the one with the narrowest soundstage - they all sounded compressed. I then tried with DT880 Pros, and it was immediately obvious what the difference was.

 

Agreed. The X1's sound very closed in for an open headphone, especially when compared to a treble heavy headphone like the DT880.


Edited by Thujone - 2/9/14 at 5:14am
post #3808 of 4795
That's good to hear. I was wondering if mine might be defective, since it seemed strange that Philips' own web site would so dramatically reveal this weakness in the X1.
post #3809 of 4795

Those who hear the X1's soundstage as being very closed in are probably in the minority.  

 

The majority of people hear the X1's soundstage as being closer to the larger side, especially considering its warmth and bass.  HD650 for example is also warm and open but sounds a lot more intimate to my ears.


Edited by chicolom - 2/9/14 at 3:29pm
post #3810 of 4795
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Those who hear the X1's soundstage as being very closed in are probably in the minority.  

The majority of people hear the X1's soundstage as being closer to the larger side, especially considering its warmth and bass.  HD650 for example is also warm and open but sounds a lot more intimate to my ears.
Perhaps they just don't know exactly what they are hearing?
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