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post #4081 of 5820
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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post
 

I'm glad everyone is enjoying their X1s. Unfortunately, mine have been putting a lot of pressure on my jaw bone area and I still feel the tightness and pain (there and in my cheeks) even after I've taken them off for a while. They sound absolutely great, and I haven't even used them all that much, but I might have to part with them. Can anyone here recommend a relatively safe fix?

 
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Originally Posted by Neo-ST View Post
 

Try stretching them like this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5GxWTzK0CA

 

 

 

I WAS IN THE EXACTLY SAME CASE, i found the comfort awful (got big head)

 

My ears got wet in less than 30mn, pain on the top of the head and the cheeks.

 

 

And since i did the bending mod (like the innerfidelity guy) i found the x1 more comfy than the pc 363d (hd 598 like).

so i recommend you to do the mod asap and profit or your headphone !

post #4082 of 5820
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Originally Posted by soaphz View Post

Has anyone tried this one? "Fisual S-Flex Mini 1.5m 3.5mm Jack to 3.5mm Jack Cable" http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisual-S-Flex-Mini-3-5mm-Cable/dp/B00B3VS9X0/ref=sr_1_27?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369988951&sr=1-27&keywords=Fisual

I bought 2 of those. A 1m for my ipad and a 3m for my Yamaha Silent Cinema sessions.

Lovely cables and very well made, but I'm only detecting a very slight improvement. Worth the money though as they're very light weight and don't tangle. Maybe if I get an amp there might be a bigger, more tangible difference but I'm happy with them regardless. I think the standard cable 'problem' is over hyped imo.
post #4083 of 5820
I've done a few Bluray box set marathons with my X1s and I get zero itching, zero discomfort of any kind and zero creaking.

The only 'critiscism' I have is I occasionally forget they are on my head and think it's the speakers making all that sound biggrin.gif
post #4084 of 5820

If any can was made for dolby headphone it's these

 

I am concerned that they seem to be phasing dolby headphone out to be replaced by v4 ? but that doesn't have the dolby headphone feature integrated in to the drivers ? If it's the case boy am I going to miss dolby headphone.

post #4085 of 5820
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Originally Posted by c64 View Post
 

 

I am concerned that they seem to be phasing dolby headphone out to be replaced by v4 ? but that doesn't have the dolby headphone feature integrated in to the drivers ? If it's the case boy am I going to miss dolby headphone.

 

 

Who is "they?"  Dolby? 

 

Dolby Home Theater v4 is supposed to include Dolby Headphone.

post #4086 of 5820

Hi all, I don't know if I introduced myself but I have been a new owner of the X-1s for about a month and half or whenever that amazing price on Amazon was.

 

I will admit but it was an impulsive buy: 1) it was very cheap, 2)I have been curious about open back headphones, and 3) 5 minutes of searching online showed many positive reviews.

 

Anyways, my only real trouble I have had with it is getting a good seal. I am not sure if it matters but coming from the Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads I am use to getting a good seal.

post #4087 of 5820
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

Hi all, I don't know if I introduced myself but I have been a new owner of the X-1s for about a month and half or whenever that amazing price on Amazon was.

 

I will admit but it was an impulsive buy: 1) it was very cheap, 2)I have been curious about open back headphones, and 3) 5 minutes of searching online showed many positive reviews.

 

Anyways, my only real trouble I have had with it is getting a good seal. I am not sure if it matters but coming from the Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads I am use to getting a good seal.


Do you mean a good fit? These are open headphones and do not seal like a closed back, the X1 will leak sound..

post #4088 of 5820

I see two versions of X1 on amazon. one is x1 and the other x1/28. what is the difference guys?

post #4089 of 5820
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Originally Posted by Neo-ST View Post
 

Try stretching them like this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5GxWTzK0CA

 

Thanks, I'll take a look! Worse comes to worse, I'll just sell them on ebay.

post #4090 of 5820
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Originally Posted by richbass View Post
 

I see two versions of X1 on amazon. one is x1 and the other x1/28. what is the difference guys?

The Philips Fidelio X1/28 is the designation for USA/Canada.  The X1/00 is European stock.

post #4091 of 5820
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Originally Posted by Harghan View Post
 

 

 

I WAS IN THE EXACTLY SAME CASE, i found the comfort awful (got big head)

 

My ears got wet in less than 30mn, pain on the top of the head and the cheeks.

 

 

And since i did the bending mod (like the innerfidelity guy) i found the x1 more comfy than the pc 363d (hd 598 like).

so i recommend you to do the mod asap and profit or your headphone !

 

Thats pretty much how it's been for me. My Jawline/cheeks after about 10 mins of use start to hurt and really tighten up. That and in addition to the pain on the top of my head. I thought maybe I could get used to it, not the case unfortunately. The tightness lasts pretty long after taking of the phones too

post #4092 of 5820
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Originally Posted by pat1984 View Post
 


Do you mean a good fit? These are open headphones and do not seal like a closed back, the X1 will leak sound..

Yes, it leaks sound from its open-back design but I guess my question really is, does leaking sound inside the cup matter/do you need a good seal such that sound only leaks from the back of the driver (the grilles on the outside)?

post #4093 of 5820
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Originally Posted by thx1000 View Post
 

The Philips Fidelio X1/28 is the designation for USA/Canada.  The X1/00 is European stock.


Thanks. So which one is better ? Both are the same i guess as price of both is around $300.

post #4094 of 5820
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Originally Posted by richbass View Post
 


Thanks. So which one is better ? Both are the same i guess as price of both is around $300.

I have both and they sound the same.  The first one was an X1/00 bought used from a head-fi member.  My second one is an X1/28 I bought on Amazon's Deal of the Day.  The inside packaging is identical.  The only difference I can see is the X1/00 box says "High Fidelity Sound" on the lower left corner while the X1/28 box says "X1" on the lower left corner.

post #4095 of 5820
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Originally Posted by thx1000 View Post
 

I have both and they sound the same.  The first one was an X1/00 bought used from a head-fi member.  My second one is an X1/28 I bought on Amazon's Deal of the Day.  The inside packaging is identical.  The only difference I can see is the X1/00 box says "High Fidelity Sound" on the lower left corner while the X1/28 box says "X1" on the lower left corner.

Thanks. That clears my doubt. Another thing, Don't know if you can answer this but How is it compared to NAD HP50, PSB M4U1, KEF M500 ?

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