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post #4096 of 5081
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Originally Posted by richbass View Post
 

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 ?

Sorry I have not tried those but I would like to try the NAD VISO HP50.

post #4097 of 5081
Originally Posted by thx1000 View Post
 

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

I suspect that the only reason for the different SKUs is to reduce gray market imports. That way Philips America doesn't have to provide warranty for the Euro product and vice versa.

post #4098 of 5081

Anyone go back to the stock cord? I find it way less fatiguing, and very comfortable even at high sound levels. The bass is better for rap & electronic music too imo. All in all I found I find it more enjoyable these days

post #4099 of 5081

Does anyone else have a problem where the headphones/pillows leave some color on the desk?

post #4100 of 5081

Just a quick update on the just cause cable tour: Cables are going out tomorrow to the first person. There are still two open slots for anyone interested. Since the list has been made, anyone else that adds now will be placed at the end of the list. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/708499/tour-cable-sign-ups-for-philips-fidelio-x1

 

All future updates will be located on the first post of that thread. Thanks to everyone that's participating. 

post #4101 of 5081

Yo guys,

 

Here's that X1 video I promised. Do enjoy!

 

post #4102 of 5081
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Originally Posted by tarbo View Post
 

Anyone go back to the stock cord? I find it way less fatiguing, and very comfortable even at high sound levels. The bass is better for rap & electronic music too imo. All in all I found I find it more enjoyable these days

 

That's what I've been saying.

 

People who called the stock cable craptacular without even trying it must be joking or they're just going by word of mouth. Yes, it's a little high on the impedance but it doesn't really rob the X1's signature. Sigh.

post #4103 of 5081

i am disappointed with X1... :(

I had it for one day and tested 

 

Guitar sounds ugly on it..really ugly

mids are average

Bass is good

Highs are good

 

they cost 250 Euros and 140 Euro DT 990 PRos just destroy them in every aspect

 

Beyer is Comfy

Detailed sound

better kickbass

lot better mids

lil worse highs


Edited by utmelidze - 3/10/14 at 8:05am
post #4104 of 5081
X1 is not my favorite headphone for rock or heavy guitar driven music. It does OK but it would not be my first choice. It does however help when listening to poorly recorded rock albums and makes those recordings more enjoyable
post #4105 of 5081
Earpads are very uncomfortable.too
I was scratching on skin the whole.time

More.or.less it doesnt really.sound for.me.for 250 euros
post #4106 of 5081
It mustnt be heAvy guitar
Acoustic guitar gets even worse with that

Tried some flamengo tunes....ugly as hell
post #4107 of 5081

They need burn in imo and amping and I have seen people selling beyer dt770 dt 880 and dt990 hd600 hd650 and keeping the x1.

Gets so confusing really I hate that we cant try headphones in shops anymore the price we pay for online shopping I'd love to be able to compare to beyers etc but cant.

 

Black sabbath sounds great to me certainly better than the sennheiser momentum which are almost double the price I had, which had a more crystal clear punchy timbre and sparkly highs but not as good musically or warm sounding.

I suspect the dt990 have that crisp clean sound too ? this is what I realized that it's better to have rolled off highs and mids because it makes everything less fatiguing.

 

People looking for that ultra tight bass timbre and sparkly crisp highs should stay away from these.


Edited by c64 - 3/10/14 at 10:47am
post #4108 of 5081
Quote:
Originally Posted by utmelidze View Post
 

i am disappointed with X1... :(

I had it for one day and tested 

 

Guitar sounds ugly on it..really ugly

mids are average

Bass is good

Highs are good

 

they cost 250 Euros and 140 Euro DT 990 PRos just destroy them in every aspect

 

Beyer is Comfy

Detailed sound

better kickbass

lot better mids

lil worse highs

 

Headphones are just half of the story, other half is amp/dac...

post #4109 of 5081

you guys want me to tell that 250Ohm was OK without amp on this Soundcard and X1 gets trouble without it? :)

 

i will give it a week on Fiio E12 and lets see

post #4110 of 5081

Mine sound underwhelming and muddy coming form a xonar dx it's analogue out is just standard 100ohm they only come alive when I use the fiio e6 + xonar

Plan on getting either an eph-02 or fiio e09k, in uk beyer dt990 pro are like £130-£140 compared to x1 £150-£175 got mine for £165.

 

I don't care what the stats or experts say x1 need an amp I had to up the volume more on the e6 compared to my higher ohm ns1000 (300ohm) so to say these sound amazing without an amp might not be true to everyones ears.


Edited by c64 - 3/10/14 at 12:34pm
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