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Maybe that's why some people report hearing differences while others don't. I don't know the exact manufacturing date of my headphones either but I bought I last week and it arrived yesterday. Someone who recently purchased the headphones should send in their measurements. Maybe there actually a difference in newer batches.
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Btw, did a little quick tube roll on my Aune T1 and I find JAN Sylvania 6922 green label to be pretty good tube for rock/metal/progressive. For example, I like this tube more with those genres than my beloved Ultron SQ PCC189 (which is very similar to Amperex 6DJ8 GAC) paired with my heavily modded HD-681. It`s actually little weird because with HD-681 I like this JAN Sylvania 6922 with vocal filled EDM/electronic atmospheric music due to little emphasis on mids and fowardness of vocals while retaining large soundstage. Since X1`s are not so analytical cans, it`s actually harder to make difference between tubes but I can confirm that it still makes noticeable difference. I still have to roll ~65 tubes with X1 but I hope it`s already somewhat useful info for those who think X1 not performing well with rock/progressive/metal - lot depends on gear used to feed it. And noting once more - I`m using +10dB gain since I find it to firm up bass and make things clearer/punchier + also custom lower impedance cable that also makes sound little tighter and clearer (it`s not placebo).

 

 

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Rush & AC/DC sounds great with X1 too but much depends on source/amplification/cable upgrade. Like I already shared, with Aune T1 and JAN Sylvania 6922 (82219 EAD 7002, US, green label) rock/metal/progressive are very enjoyable imho. At first I was also littlebit disappointed with those genres but luckily right tube fixed it ;) Last night I was really enjoying TOOL, Mars Volta and A Perfect Circle, so much that I fell asleep with X1`s on my head and woke up several hours later. Those cans are soooo comfy! ;P

 

I concur man.

 

I just picked up the 6922 for my T1 too. My goodness, Nightwish's Imaginaerum album just became so alive I'm having tears.

 

Go give it a listen. :basshead:

 

Little addition to my impressions from other thread:

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X1 has tremendous -shaped soundstage with deep foward depth and that`s what is "causing problems" with rock/metal/progressive genres (not with everything) - it sounds too distant and listener is too separated from music. I still have about 60 tubes to roll and atm I`m using JAN Sylvania 6922 (82219 EAD 7002, US, green label) tube which brings vocals closer and bumps littlebit mids (imho X1 mids are not recessed, just neutral and distant), also instruments (guitars) are more pulled "back" to your head sides (creating more back-depth) and separation/transparency also becomes better. All that sums up as mix-up between intimate inside-head and large hall-like soundstage - a really enjoyable result.

 

Found another good matching tube for Aune T1 + X1 + rock/metal/progressive - Valvo PCC88 (DJI D0I). Not sure which one to prefer but will do proper comparing after I have selected some good matching tubes out of my collection.


Edited by CoiL - Today at 2:35 am
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Hi, I am really interested in this headset but I am worried about the fit. I have a large wide head, measuring about 46.5-47cm ear lobe to ear lobe. Will this fit me?

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Hi, I am really interested in this headset but I am worried about the fit. I have a large wide head, measuring about 46.5-47cm ear lobe to ear lobe. Will this fit me?

 

I just checked - I have about 45.5 cms and the headphone fits nicely. I doubt that the extra cm would make much of a difference, I can certainly pull them down more than that. I would assume the fit should still be reasonably comfortable.

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I thought I would share my setting with the e17 as I've been tinkering around with them a lot and found these to be the best for myself.  Maybe this will encourage others to share their settings as well.  Even those these work well for me they might not work for you depending on the type of music you listen to and how much bass you want.

 

Fiio e17 acting as both AMP and DAC.

 

MAX VOL 60

SYSTEM FW

Treble +6

Bass +8

Gain 6

 

Music of choice, Hip Hop and Rap.  I would love to hear others thoughts on these settings.

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just for clarification... Aune T1 is not tube amp, it`s solid state DAC with tube buffer ;)

 

Did You pick up the same JAN Sylvania 6922 ?

 

 

Yup!

Though I personally didn't like it for much else though, pop especially.

 

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I thought I would share my setting with the e17 as I've been tinkering around with them a lot and found these to be the best for myself.  Maybe this will encourage others to share their settings as well.  Even those these work well for me they might not work for you depending on the type of music you listen to and how much bass you want.

 

Fiio e17 acting as both AMP and DAC.

 

MAX VOL 60

SYSTEM FW

Treble +6

Bass +8

Gain 6

 

Music of choice, Hip Hop and Rap.  I would love to hear others thoughts on these settings.

 

 

I've always believed that the proper way to EQ is to always EQ DOWN and not up. EQ'ing up is basically adding something that isn't there, artificial sounding.

If you EQ down, you're just subtracting something away and adding it to someplace else, thus moving the frequency line.

 

This of course applies to simple software EQ only though, it's a whole different ball game on a dedicated hardware equalizer.

 

But hey, whatever sounds good to you then that's the way it should be. Your ears, your fun. :)


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