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post #46 of 4797
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I don't remember seing these pictures so here we go

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice. Hadn't seen these.

post #47 of 4797

I recently tried the L1 at a Philips Retail store and I can almost assure you, the X1 is way better!!

It sounds much more "neutral" and does not have that "dark" sound sig.

post #48 of 4797
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I recently tried the L1 at a Philips Retail store and I can almost assure you, the X1 is way better!!

It sounds much more "neutral" and does not have that "dark" sound sig.

 

Awesome. This is getting interesting now...

 

Methinks these are ticking all the marks in terms of features so far. Hopefully they live up to the task in the sound department.


Edited by manveru - 8/21/12 at 10:01pm
post #49 of 4797
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Found some apparent specs via Google Translate on a Chinese website:

 

-Freq. Response: 10Hz-40kHz

-THD: <0.1%

-3m OFC copper cable, gold-plated plug, 6.3mm to 3.5mm adapter

 

They also said that the X1 uses real leather in its construction. It would be nice to see some actual measurements of distortion as well. It's kind of a useless spec without any kind of context. The L1 also claims <0.1% THD, but Tyll's measurements suggest that it is almost uniformly above 0.1%. Hopefully he or somebody else ends up getting their hands on these sometime.

 

 

Updating OP now...


Edited by manveru - 8/30/12 at 12:43pm
post #50 of 4797

Those are possibly the nicest looking headphones ever....

 

Any news on a release date?

 

These better have removable pads this time ffs!

post #51 of 4797

But do they taste good? Last time I chewed on the L1s, and they didn't taste that great to be honest...

post #52 of 4797
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But do they taste good? Last time I chewed on the L1s, and they didn't taste that great to be honest...

 

Hmm I would not reccomend that

post #53 of 4797
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Those are possibly the nicest looking headphones ever....

 

Any news on a release date?

 

These better have removable pads this time ffs!

 

Supposed to be September. They're already listed on Amazon Germany.

post #54 of 4797

I hope those sound good as they look. For almost $400.00 it better be worth it.

post #55 of 4797
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gdgt has listed some specs for these:

 

Impedance: 30Ω

Sensitivity: 100dB

 

Don't exactly know if that's supposed to be dB/mW, dB/V, or what.

 

OP updated.

post #56 of 4797

Thanks for all the info. Super excited about this headphone! Excited enough to finally join Head-Fi after browsing on & off for years.

 

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Looks to be everything I liked about the L1 but even better. I'm looking for a headphone for home/office use that is:

 

  • Comfortable for hours, in particular doesn't overheat the ears (happy about the open design and micro-fiber pad covers).
  • Sensitive enough to power by a simple amp/DAC like NuForce HDP (don't like amps heating my small room).
  • Good looks (otherwise I'd probably have bought some Sennheisers by now. Joke! I don't have the balls to insult Senns around here).
  • Sounds nice and not fatiguing (honestly I'd be fine with bass emphasis of the L1, but hopefully a little more flat).

 

I look forward to more hands on impressions guys.

post #57 of 4797
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  • Good looks (otherwise I'd probably have bought some Sennheisers by now. Joke! I don't have the balls to insult Senns around here).

 

Be not afraid.

 

The HD800 is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen in my life. I wouldn't buy it even if it had the most amazing sound of any other headphone.

post #58 of 4797

Phillps. Just take my money, I want one. The L1 didn't do it for me(finish felt a little rough, pads not removeable), but these look great. If they have changeable pads I'll be looking for the £300-400 to get one.

post #59 of 4797
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Be not afraid.

 

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OK thanks. Hopefully these feel as well built as they look.

 

Didn't see this Philips marketing video up here yet, and a hands on video from some dude at IFA2012.

post #60 of 4797

Increasingly interested in these. I wonder how the distortion on these will be, with the measurements for Shure's open backs being so bad.

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