I love the sound of the Fidelio X1, but I will be returning them because of the irreplaceable ear pads. Do any of you guys have recommendations on an open headphone? I've been looking at other headphones, but I'm afraid I may not like the sound as much. I've also been looking at the AKG Q701 and the K702 anniversaries and read that the difference between the two are just pads in another thread. Will they give me a close enough sound when listening with a Fiio X3?
No. They sound completely different (K702/65's).
-Way more bass presence
-Smooth transition from bass all the way up through treble.
-So airy that you'll think the X1's are closed headphones
-Hardly any bass impact and much less bass quantity
-Upper midrange glare (ultimately the reason I don't have them anymore)
-Silky smooth presentation aside from the glare
-Crisper highs (slightly)