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post #421 of 4803
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You can read mixed opinions about redcoon on the web... Some received damaged goods, while others received items not corresponding to description. As an italian, I wouldn't buy anything from it. biggrin.gif

I bought Fidelio L1 and X1 from redcoon.pl. Everything went just perfect.

post #422 of 4803
I should have specified I was referring to redcoon.it. biggrin.gif
I didn't mean they are scammers, however after some reading online I would think twice before buying something you can scratch/dent easely from them...
post #423 of 4803
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Originally Posted by OPrwtos View Post

 

argh, you!!!

 

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Congrats Communic! That was really a good deal especially as they come from direct from Philips themselves.

 

I'm wondering if they might put these stackable codes out again, was it a one off or even a mistake. 

 

It's quite funny because the code that was posted earlier in the thread with 25% off expired when I wanted to purchase them but about two weeks later it somehow was valid again along with a new code offering 35%! Not sure if it was a glitch or not but I did read on HUKD that stackable codes have been going for quite a while on the Philips site so it's worth trying periodically as there seems to be a new code from ~15-40% released every few weeks or so.

 

Either way, as I stated in my impressions, I would have happily paid full retail of £299 and then some for the SQ alone considering I find it handily outperforms similar phones in that price bracket. I almost feel like asking them to charge my card again!

post #424 of 4803

These are gorgeous! I wish I could audition them. Wonder how they'd pair with the Lyr...

post #425 of 4803

Phillips fidelio x1 vs Grado ps500 vs Sennheiser H650

 

which one would you prefer to use with a computer to watching movies!? using a fiio e17 dac amp

 

the most important points for me:

 

1. comfort

2. sound quality

3. value for the money

 

THANKS!!

post #426 of 4803
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Originally Posted by Towwers View Post

Phillips fidelio x1 vs Grado ps500 vs Sennheiser H650

 

which one would you prefer to use with a computer to watching movies!? using a fiio e17 dac amp

 

the most important points for me:

 

1. comfort

2. sound quality

3. value for the money

 

THANKS!!

 

If closed back design is not a problem I would suggest you make yourself familiar with the AKG K550's. Ticks all three of those boxes and works very well with the E17. HD650's are also good choice but are more expensive and are probably difficult to drive with the E17. Grados are not for everybody and I would suggest you try them before buying. From this list I would definitely go for the X1's and exploit the crazy amazon.it deal.

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These are gorgeous! I wish I could audition them. Wonder how they'd pair with the Lyr...

 

They are low impedance and sensitive, so I don't imagine well.

post #428 of 4803

How do the X1s stack up against the Hifiman HE-400 and the HE-500?

post #429 of 4803

Do these discount codes apply to the US Philips store? I'd also like to ask for a like to these discount codes, if possible.

post #430 of 4803
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Originally Posted by lubczyk View Post

Do these discount codes apply to the US Philips store? I'd also like to ask for a like to these discount codes, if possible.

 

Did You read whole topic? These phones aren't available in US by now.


Edited by all999 - 11/17/12 at 12:48am
post #431 of 4803

For a few days I use the X1 now and getting happier all the time happy_face1.gif.

 

Straight out of the box not to much impressed soundwise because of several reasons. My HPamp died recently and I am temporarily using something low-fi. Also it is true that the X1 rearly needs a solid break-in, a French site advises an absolute absolute minimum of 48 hours. In real life it is NOT advised to do this non-stop and with high volumes. The mechanical parts of a HP needs pauses and breaking in with high volumes and/or unnatural sounds is just ill-advised. Last reason: it is only my second real-Fi headphone, also using a DT880, and it took time to get used to.

 

Everything that is said about the X1 (in this blog and in all the tests) is true. TOP design, TOP quality, TOP comfort. Nice soft cable. Wide, natural, 'layered' soudstage and in general a nice sound, nice bass. The break-in improves in my opinion the bass (more tight) and the high. It was especially the voices I was, straight out of the box, a bit concerned about, not surprising beeing used to the Beyerdynamic DT880 which is probably the best 'normal price' HP in the world for voices. Also my DT880 is 7 year old now and much used, that differs from a brand new HP with a BIG driver (like that of the X1). Also the wider sound compared to the DT880 (less 'intimite' you could say) took time to get used to.     

 

It is, I think, especially the voices that will improve in time. Already they sound smoother and more natural now, and when a new amp arrives (the plan is the expensive Beyerdynamic Headzone) and I will also watch DVD/Blu-ray the X1 will certainly be brilliant.    


Edited by Bulldog - 11/17/12 at 5:31am
post #432 of 4803

I wonder if Philips will actually sell replacement cables for the X1. They don't sell replacements for the L1 and M1 as far as I know.

post #433 of 4803
Considering the L1 is sold by amazon nowadays, it's only a matter of time before the X1 hopefully follows suit. The L1 took forever.
post #434 of 4803

Just played a bit with the X1 today, and I am impressed. The stock cable definitely need to be changed, I still can't understand why the manufacturers are saving the cost in this sort of vital stuff? The connector is regular 3.5mm jack, win.

 

It has a very friendly and balance sound, and I find it hard to not compare it with the Sennheiser HD650. While the 650 has a special place in my heart, I have to say that it has, in some aspects, noticeably better than the 650.

post #435 of 4803

If these ever become available in North America, I'm thinking of feeding them through a HRT HeadStreamer instead of directly from my iMac. Any better ideas?

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