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post #3886 of 5077

Hey guys.

 

I'm thinking of grabbing a pair of these, but I also want to grab a sound-card or DAC/AMP to go along with them.

 

What would you guys suggest as I have little clue about these things? Just bored of cheap gaming headset audio :P

 

Thanks

post #3887 of 5077

I'm coming off of a same situation like you :)

These are great, but bear in mind that you'll have problems with mic picking up sound from them and creating echo in Teamspeak sessions.

 

As for amp/dac, I opted for Schiit Magni+Modi (still don't have it, stuck at customs:( ), but others say O2+ODAC combo is great too.

post #3888 of 5077

I'm using the FiiO E10. No complaints in conjunction with the X1.

 

Edit:

 

this might help ->

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689313/dac-amp-for-fidelio-x1-ratings-and-recommendations-compilation-thread


Edited by BOzard - 2/17/14 at 4:19am
post #3889 of 5077

I think the Yamaha HPH-200 have been mentioned to be similar.

 

I am personally deciding on what to get for headphones solely for games and movies and the X1 is my first choice, but if the HPH-200 isn't that far off it then it might also be a cheaper consideration.

 

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Originally Posted by D4rkst3EL View Post
 

I wonder why no one has asked this question so far, if it has been asked I am sorry but I must have missed it although I have been through the 258 pages.

 

Which is the closest/similar sounding headphone to the X1, for approximately the same amount of money if not less.

post #3890 of 5077

Everyone should start saying they suck and make fake reviews on amazon saying they are overrated so we can get the price back down :)

post #3891 of 5077
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Everyone should start saying they suck and make fake reviews on amazon saying they are overrated so we can get the price back down :)

 

Yeah. I've been watching it creep up slowly but surely. :( I'd buy instantly at $200 or less. I'll even buy them at $230 if they refuse to budge by the end of March. But if they make it back over $250 I'm probably going to look elsewhere :(

post #3892 of 5077
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post
 

 

The problem is,  your question was "if there's a headphone close in signature to the X1 for the same amount of money, if not less", is it not?

 

The cold hard truth is; there isn't

If there is, why wouldn't your hours of info gathering not found you an answer yet? $230 (or rather, $150 even) for a calibre of the X1? Perhaps when there's an X2.

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Originally Posted by D4rkst3EL View Post

 

 

Which is the closest/similar sounding headphone to the X1, for approximately the same amount of money if not less.

 

 

I said for around the same amount of money, meaning more expensive too, but not like double the price ofc, in case someone wanted to be *smart* and suggest headphones like HD800 or LCD-3. Ofc less expensive than the x1  would be welcome. Anyway seeing that you have not suggested anything so far I understand that you cannot help me. Thank you though

 

 

So on the year 2014 there isn't an open headphone that has removable earpads with good bass, and not sibilant treble. So all these headphone companies with years of expertise (beyerdynamic,sennheiser, akg,jvc,audio technica,shure, etc) have not been able to create a fun headphone for around that price point and philips are some kind of great "inventors" but were not good enough to put removable earpads. Or that headphone companies are playing with us I suppose, waiting for us to spend near 1k.

 

Or none of the above and similar headphones do exist.

 

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Originally Posted by aBc.CaN View Post

I think the Yamaha HPH-200 have been mentioned to be similar.

 

I am personally deciding on what to get for headphones solely for games and movies and the X1 is my first choice, but if the HPH-200 isn't that far off it then it might also be a cheaper consideration.

 

 

Thank you for your suggestion, I will defo look into it

post #3893 of 5077
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Originally Posted by D4rkst3EL View Post
 

 

 

Thank you for your suggestion, I will defo look into it


Have you considered the AKG702 65th Anniversary headphones? They are openback headphones with a great bass FR curve and removable ear pads I think. 

 

Just curious why removable ear pads is a big concern for the X1s if you don't mind me asking?

post #3894 of 5077
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Originally Posted by CJs06 View Post
 


Have you considered the AKG702 65th Anniversary headphones? They are openback headphones with a great bass FR curve and removable ear pads I think. 

 

Just curious why removable ear pads is a big concern for the X1s if you don't mind me asking?

No I don;t mind at all :)

 

Actually it is more about getting to know similar headphones that are alternatives to the X1. But the earpads are an issue to  me. I have for example the K171 for years and the pads and cable were destroyed over time. I just changed those and voila. Like new :)

 

The annies are too expensive, more than double the price, and I have tried the k701 which from what they say is kinda similar to the annies and I didn't particularly like them. From what I can remember the bass was subpar and the sound was kinda thin, sterile even? Don't know how to put it in words.

post #3895 of 5077

is there a way to protect the ear pads of X1 so they would last longer? I just ordered mine today :)

post #3896 of 5077

Yes, look a few pages back in this thread...

post #3897 of 5077
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Originally Posted by CJs06 View Post
 

I think the X1s are a great value and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend getting a pair, especially now that you can find them well below MSRP. I'm hoping Philips have some X2s around the corner.

I dont think i would the X2s if they were to be made or released...maybe until they drop to 150 again...just like when i bought my pair recently lol....then i would buy them lol

post #3898 of 5077
@D4rkst3EL here are some headphones that I was researching before I bought the X1:
Sennheiser Momentum - liked the sound but the earcups were slightly small.
V-Moda M-100 - LOVE it so I bought it.
Sennheiser HD600 - sounds great but not enough bass for me.
Want to try these: Philips Fidelio L2 and Sennheiser HD25 Aluminium and HD26 Pro.

Good luck and have fun in your quest.
post #3899 of 5077

Just a heads up, I'm happy to announce that the extra large (XL) version of the Casebudi case fits the X1 perfectly:

 

amzn.com/B00BF6IKL4

 

The width and depth match the X1 perfectly. There's perhaps an excess of about 1cm vertically, but it's nothing major and I doubt there's a case that fits it more precisely.

 

There's no padding on the interior, but I suppose that's standard as far as generic headphone cases go.

 

I realize that the box the X1 comes in is quite strong and protective, but it's humongous and impractical for daily use for me. Plus, the box isn't really replaceable and I don't want to subject it to unnecessary wear and tear.


Edited by nway - 2/17/14 at 2:00pm
post #3900 of 5077
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Originally Posted by nway View Post

Just a heads up, I'm happy to announce that the extra large (XL) version of the Casebudi case fits the X1 perfectly:

 


amzn.com/B00BF6IKL4

 

The width and depth match the X1 perfectly. There's perhaps an excess of about 1cm vertically, but it's nothing major and I doubt there's a case that fits it more precisely.

 

There's no padding on the interior, but I suppose that's standard as far as generic headphone cases go.

 

I realize that the box the X1 comes in is quite strong and protective, but it's humongous and impractical for daily use for me. Plus, the box isn't really replaceable and I don't want to subject it to unnecessary wear and tear.

 



Nice, I work thinking of getting that one to transport my X1 and HE-400. I might put some foam in the excess space to protect the HP more. Is the hard shell sturdy or soft?
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