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post #4531 of 4958

Just bought iBasso DX50 for my Fidelio X1. Will share impressions when I receive it ;)

post #4532 of 4958
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Just bought iBasso DX50 for my Fidelio X1. Will share impressions when I receive it ;)

So in a month. Gotcha.

post #4533 of 4958
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Just bought iBasso DX50 for my Fidelio X1. Will share impressions when I receive it ;)


Yes please share your experience (which I'm sure you will :)

 

I'm considering either iBasso or Fiio.

post #4534 of 4958

According to this post X1 should pair with well with 1.2.8 firmware (supposedly bug-free) because X1 bass department will "balance" out "weak" bass with 1.2.8 FW: http://www.head-fi.org/t/701351/ibasso-dx50-debate-on-the-sq-of-each-firmware/30#post_10241332

Only thing I`m little "worried" about is soundstage and clarity compared to 1.2.5 FW and rockbox. But these differences should be quite little. But we will see... I hope my unit has already 1.2.8 FW installed.

post #4535 of 4958
anybody use this with fiio e12? thanks!
post #4536 of 4958

I have an arcam rpac to amp the fidelio x1, I'm looking for a better amp/dac do you have suggestions?


Edited by PDCP - 6/9/14 at 5:00pm
post #4537 of 4958

I've had the E17 paired with X1 for close to a month now, using two sources: HP laptop and my phone.  About 75% of my listening is spent on Spotify and the rest is on a mix of ripped WAV and MP3 formats.  For my personal taste, I think the X1 sounds great plugged in directly.  Someone mentioned using X1 for acoustic listening--I certainly would agree for me.  I love listening to live acoustic soundtracks and the X1's are wonderful.

 

With the E17, much of the music I listened to were even better (but not all).  I switched back and forth to make sure I wasn't psyching myself out.  The soundstage was a bit more prominent on the live acoustics and there was more clarity especially on the vocals.

 

Regarding the stock cable...I wanted to throw in my own experience which is why i'm really replying here (I just wanted to mention all the above stuff because i'm loving my X1/E17 pair :D).

 

I didn't notice anything bad out of the audio with the stock cable...no static or anything.  Using the mediabridge cable, I did feel that there was a noticeably better clarity (although I I think it's just a smidge of difference, not so much of a huge difference).  I'm simply a consumer enthusiast right now, so i can't really comment on the more technical aspects other than what others have already mentioned in this thread.

post #4538 of 4958
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I didn't notice anything bad out of the audio with the stock cable...no static or anything.  Using the mediabridge cable, I did feel that there was a noticeably better clarity (although I I think it's just a smidge of difference, not so much of a huge difference).  I'm simply a consumer enthusiast right now, so i can't really comment on the more technical aspects other than what others have already mentioned in this thread.

 

It does 'tighten up' a little bit, but I think it's also more treb-ly, which I don't really care about. I keep thinking why would Philips do this, was it intentional? I think it might be.

 

Anyways, I'd like to test it further, but I am in love with the default cable; it's so... comfortable and light-weight and of great material.

post #4539 of 4958
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It does 'tighten up' a little bit, but I think it's also more treb-ly, which I don't really care about. I keep thinking why would Philips do this, was it intentional? I think it might be.

I think it`s not intentional because stock cable quality (impedance) is very vary according to user measurements/auditioning: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/4320#post_10475263


Edited by CoiL - 6/10/14 at 11:22am
post #4540 of 4958
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I think it`s not intentional because stock cable quality (impedance) is very vary according to user measurements/auditioning: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/4320#post_10475263


Oh goodness...nice visual guide.  I'm actually tempted to measure mine...I just remembered that I have a DIY-DMM from four or five years ago, so no need to buy!  :D 

 

 

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It does 'tighten up' a little bit, but I think it's also more treb-ly, which I don't really care about. I keep thinking why would Philips do this, was it intentional? I think it might be.

 

Well, when you put it that way, I'm actually glad it's removable and easily replaceable.  What if someone doesn't like the sound of it?  BAM--change the cable.  But then again, the more effective method would be to just use a DAC/Amp or something...


Edited by fumobs - 6/10/14 at 1:15pm
post #4541 of 4958
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Well, when you put it that way, I'm actually glad it's removable and easily replaceable.  What if someone doesn't like the sound of it?  BAM--change the cable.  But then again, the more effective method would be to just use a DAC/Amp or something...

 

True, but I don't find it that dramatic anyways, so it's not a huge difference (to my ears). I use a V-Moda Boom Pro mic when I'm using on my PC anyways, so I only use stock when playing PS3 because the V-Moda is not long enough and I prefer not having the mic sticking out when couch-chillin'.

 

If someone knows a different cable that is of the same quality as the stock, I'd certainly get it, but let's face it... that stock cable is very nice.

post #4542 of 4958
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Hello all,

Just chiming in about my recent Fidelio X1 purchase. I bought them "Used - Like New" from Amazon Warehousedeals. You can get them in various degrees of condition including: Used - Good ($171), Used - Very Good ($177), and Used - Like New ($180).

Anyway, the Like New really is as is it described. I couldn't tell the difference from a brand new set. See pics below. The only blemishes I could see was on the box itself. One corner was slightly dented and there was a small 1.5 cm hole on the side. The headphones are in perfect condition. Just thought I'd share my experience since you can save a bit by browsing the Warehousedeals. Prime shipping too!

BTW, I measured the resistance of the cable. 1.8 ohms, so no change there. Pictures (Click to show)



 

Nice!  I just ordered a "used - like new" set of X1's from Amazon Warehouse last night.  Got a nice discount off the regular price, free shipping, and also had a $35 amazon gift card to boot!  Can't wait for them to show up!  I believe it was the last pair of "used - like new" that they had.

post #4543 of 4958

The X1 should arrive today. I'm curious how they'll sound with my laptop onboard soundcard IDT High Definition Audio Codec

post #4544 of 4958

Enjoy!!!  These things are such a treat for the price.

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Enjoy!!!  These things are such a treat for the price.

I better hope they perform well for their €215 euro pricetag.

 

Because if they don't sound good, I'll immediately return them.


Don't wanna be disappointed again like when I bought the AKG K540 2 years ago.

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