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post #4486 of 5820
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Originally Posted by SrTexugo View Post
 

Good night, 

 

Finally bought the fidelio x1. I liked the phone, but one thing is driving me intrigued. 

 

I absolutely could not hear any difference between the original x1 cable and other cables I tested here. 

 

Everyone here who tested another cable detect differences? Tested with some songs and all seemed the same to me, whether with the original cable or another.

 

Sorry for my english,its not my first language.


Tests have yielded results suggesting that the Fidelio X1's stock cable has a high resistance compared to other cables. It doesn't matter though, if you're running off of a powerful source like a laptop or PC. Maybe if you're using an iPod or something like that.


I don't buy that it makes a difference; we're talking, like, not even an ohm apart from a V-Moda cable. I haven't tested it, but I highly doubt it matters.


Edited by Dragonzeanse - 5/26/14 at 5:42pm
post #4487 of 5820
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 


Tests have yielded results suggesting that the Fidelio X1's stock cable has a high resistance compared to other cables. It doesn't matter though, if you're running off of a powerful source like a laptop or PC. Maybe if you're using an iPod or something like that.


I don't buy that it makes a difference; we're talking, like, not even an ohm apart from a V-Moda cable. I haven't tested it, but I highly doubt it matters.

True, it can be. I just tested it with a FiiO e17, i did not tested it with another source.

post #4488 of 5820

Any one know the difference between x1/28 & x1 ?

post #4489 of 5820

I heard 0 differences changing cables but maybe it s just because i m using a mediocre laptop pc. No idea.

 

Texugo how that fiio e17 performs compared to your pc soundcard? 

post #4490 of 5820
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Originally Posted by AlanMcJ View Post
 

I heard 0 differences changing cables but maybe it s just because i m using a mediocre laptop pc. No idea.

 

Texugo how that fiio e17 performs compared to your pc soundcard? 

My sound card is onboard, then it is not a fair comparison. The FiiO e17 improves sound in every way. 

 

So for the record, I tested the  cables in the onboard soundcard and the nexus 4 too, still could not hear a difference between cables.

post #4491 of 5820

There might be many differences - source files, DAC, Amp, personal hearing differences etc. There are many ppl hearing difference in clarity and bass/kick tightness while others don`t detect any difference. Also let Your X1 burn-in for at least 2 weeks.

 

For reference about stock cable impedance: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/4320#post_10475263

 

My ears can detect difference between stock and custom cable quite easily (I have very sensitive hearing).

post #4492 of 5820
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Originally Posted by xDezor View Post
 

Well, "better" is subjective. I would definitely wait until your X1's arrive and you've broken them in properly. 

 

I'm using a Sound Blaster Z with my X1's currently and it sounds quite good. If you put the card into "Stereo Direct" mode it sounds very good. For electronic music this is a good combination and the bass is insane! I'm just frustrated with the quirks of the sound card - maybe its a driver issue. The latest version of the drivers are buggy. I suggest you download version 1.00.16.

 

Since I game quite a bit I want the virtual surround sound that the card provides - this means putting the drivers into "headphone" mode, which automatically sets windows to virtual 5.1 surround. If you listen to reference music you can tell that this does something to the music when played back. There are subtle imperfections that kinda bug me. To remedy this, if you're listening to music you can put the card into "stereo direct" mode.. this will give you accurate sound that's untouched for music. However, switching between the two causes the driver to crash and you have to restart the PC to fix it... It also resets the volume to 100% every time you change modes... which will damage your headphones if you accidentally leave them plugged in. Normal listening volume is like 9% with this combination to give you an idea. 

 

When you do get your headphones (and you've let them break in for a week or 2), try listening to the american beauty soundtrack - that's a very good track to play around with the different settings to see how it behaves.  

I just got my headphones.

 

They are ok, but not such a difference between the 80€ QPAD, which is made by Beyodynamics. Also I can set my Headphones to Stereo Direct.

 

I am considiring to buy the Asus Phoebus, which is one of the best cards you can get

post #4493 of 5820
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Originally Posted by wildseu View Post
 

Any one know the difference between x1/28 & x1 ?

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

post #4494 of 5820

Can anybody comment on the synergy between Fidelio X1 and Fiio X5 DAP?

post #4495 of 5820

Also interested about that combination alongside to DX50. Probably going to get one of those two soon but also need more comments how they pair with X1.

post #4496 of 5820
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Originally Posted by SrTexugo View Post

True, it can be. I just tested it with a FiiO e17, i did not tested it with another source.

How are you liking the X1 with the FiiO e17? Looking for a portable amp when im up and around the house/backyard
post #4497 of 5820
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Originally Posted by yumyum0902 View Post


How are you liking the X1 with the FiiO e17? Looking for a portable amp when im up and around the house/backyard

Souns pretty good to me. But it's like I said, am no expert in sound and also not had a chance to test with other quality sources.

post #4498 of 5820

I just got my X1's in. Immediately threw the stock cable back in the box, as it was making static in my music. Used the media bridge cable and crisis averted. I will give it time to "burn in." I can say right now, get a different cable when you order them. The X1s obviously have better bass than my AD700s but the AD700s seem to have more sound stage and seem idk all the jargon...more vibrant in the mids and highs. 

 

Honestly though, I think what I'm missing is a proper amp/dac, and of course a set of cans for them. 

Sometime in the future, I will invest. Just drove me crazy not having any bass, now the mids and highs seem quieter compared to the AD700s.

Will give them time. 

post #4499 of 5820

Just got an email saying my Aune X1 Pro has arrived at my house. I'm pretty excited to try it out when I get home!

post #4500 of 5820
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Originally Posted by xDezor View Post
 

Just got an email saying my Aune X1 Pro has arrived at my house. I'm pretty excited to try it out when I get home!

Going to use it with the X1 headphones?

 

Anyone think I should get an external amp and dac with these headphones?

I have a macbook pro.

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