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post #4636 of 5820
Sounds good!
I'm currently running them dirrctly from the soundcard in my PC, VIA VT1708S.
post #4637 of 5820
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

I actually came from the Mad Dogs (Balanced) and listened briefly the AlphaDogs (Balanced) and Mad Dog's Pro (the one that is tuned a little bit more for my music's taste). Loved a lot about the Mad Dogs except the Bass. A very neutral headphone that I really don't consider an upgrade from the X1's. As a matter of fact, I feel as if the X1's were an upgrade to the Mad Dogs.

 

But just thought I would share my experience/opinion. 

 

I listen to Chillstep and related, Ambient, Deep House and related, Reggae, very little Rap....


We all hear different, no doubt, but what were you amping the MadDogs with, they sound bland and lifeless under amped.  I actually think they are harder to amp to potential then the HE-500.

post #4638 of 5820
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We all hear different, no doubt, but what were you amping the MadDogs with, they sound bland and lifeless under amped.  I actually think they are harder to amp to potential then the HE-500.

 

Used it with Schiit Magni & Modi stack (whichever one is the amp), FiiO E10, and Audio-gd NFB-28 (Oct 2013). 

 

I would like to try the hd650/600 one day, so I can hear it for myself. 


Edited by eac3 - 6/22/14 at 4:32pm
post #4639 of 5820

Would the HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC 2 work better than the FiiO E17 on the X1? I'm looking to upgrade from my onboard laptop soundcard with the best sound quality for cheap.

post #4640 of 5820

What dac/amp would be good with the x1?

 

I am currently using the creative z and would like to upgrade.

post #4641 of 5820
The Aune T1 is a pretty good DAC/amp for the Fidelio, if you find the right tube.
post #4642 of 5820

Do you guys think the X1 would make a nice compliment to the HD650 & Q701?

post #4643 of 5820
If you have the HD650 and a decent amp then there's no need for the X1. For bass heavy electronic music just get a closed headphone since imaging and soundstage don't really matter for that kind of music.
post #4644 of 5820
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If you have the HD650 and a decent amp then there's no need for the X1. For bass heavy electronic music just get a closed headphone since imaging and soundstage don't really matter for that kind of music.

Funny how your profile says you have all 3.. guess you had the same idea as me for a open can trio. I guess I might stick with my original plan of buying a NAD Viso HP50. I think the HD650 will be endgame though. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 6/24/14 at 2:01pm
post #4645 of 5820
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Funny how your profile says you have all 3.. guess you had the same idea as me for a open can trio. I guess I might stick with my original plan of buying a NAD Viso HP50. I think the HD650 will be endgame though. 

 



Make sure you have a return policy for the NAD, I returned mine because it was uncomfortable. I wear glasses and the pads are too soft which causes the driver to squish my ears against my glasses frames.
post #4646 of 5820
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Funny how your profile says you have all 3.. guess you had the same idea as me for a open can trio. I guess I might stick with my original plan of buying a NAD Viso HP50. I think the HD650 will be endgame though. 

 



Make sure you have a return policy for the NAD, I returned mine because it was uncomfortable. I wear glasses and the pads are too soft which causes the driver to squish my ears against my glasses frames.
Of course. Comfort is really hit of miss with those phones.
post #4647 of 5820

How does the Fidelio X1 compare to 600-Ohm DT880's for gaming (mostly non-competitive)?

 

I previously have been using the DT 880's for gaming, but they recently broke and I no longer am getting sound out of the right channel, so I'm using my spare HD555's. Whatever I buy is going to be powered by the onboard amp in the Soundblaster ZXR - which isn't fantastic, but it gets the job done for my purposes. I'm considering either buying another pair of DT880's since I liked them, but I also am considering the Fidelio X1 or even 250-Ohm DT990's.

 

Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.

post #4648 of 5820
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Do you guys think the X1 would make a nice compliment to the HD650 & Q701?


I've had the Q701 described to me as a less bassy X1 and I feel inclined to agree, through I didn't notice grain from the treble in the Q701. It's not a big deal for the X1s, really. The HD 650s, I can't comment on (partially because I'll be disagreed with because yes, but also because I haven't heard them).

 

The X1 would compliment the Q701 nicely. Other headphones I think pair reasonably well with it are the Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro and Sennheiser HD 598. Before anyone decides to start typing their thundering disagreement, I suggest they would compliment the X1s because they sound different. I'd categorize the Fidelio X1s as being bassy (not quite basshead, but I haven't really found an open headphone I'd call "basshead"), the DT880s as having a more clean treble tilt, and the HD 598s as having the classic, warm sound signature.

 

Also, I don't care what anyone says, the Fidelio X1s are the most comfortable headphone I've ever worn. Not even the Sennheiser HD 800 are that comfortable (they're just too huge for my head to feel comfortable, but they are quite nice).


Edited by Dragonzeanse - 6/24/14 at 6:47pm
post #4649 of 5820
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I've had the Q701 described to me as a less bassy X1 and I feel inclined to agree, through I didn't notice grain from the treble in the Q701. It's not a big deal for the X1s, really. The HD 650s, I can't comment on (partially because I'll be disagreed with because yes, but also because I haven't heard them).

The X1 would compliment the Q701 nicely. Other headphones I think pair reasonably well with it are the Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro and Sennheiser HD 598. Before anyone decides to start typing their thundering disagreement, I suggest they would compliment the X1s because they sound different. I'd categorize the Fidelio X1s as being bassy (not quite basshead, but I haven't really found an open headphone I'd call "basshead"), the DT880s as having a more clean treble tilt, and the HD 598s as having the classic, warm sound signature.

Also, I don't care what anyone says, the Fidelio X1s are the most comfortable headphone I've ever worn. Not even the Sennheiser HD 800 are that comfortable (they're just too huge for my head to feel comfortable, but they are quite nice).

Well, I already own the 558 and 598 but there's no big difference there. I felt like the Fidelio would compliment my other open headphone like this

Q701,- uppermids and midrange, analytical, bass light HP
HD650 - warm, laid back HP
X1 - bassy, movie theater like, sparkly, not quite harsh, but fun hp

I didn't want to go for a Better because of their harsh treble. I've heard the dt880 is quite the boring headphone.
post #4650 of 5820
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post


Well, I already own the 558 and 598 but there's no big difference there. I felt like the Fidelio would compliment my other open headphone like this

Q701,- uppermids and midrange, analytical, bass light HP
HD650 - warm, laid back HP
X1 - bassy, movie theater like, sparkly, not quite harsh, but fun hp

I didn't want to go for a Better because of their harsh treble. I've heard the dt880 is quite the boring headphone.


The DT880 is somewhat analytical but it isn't boring. Treble emphasis doesn't equal a lack of fun. That said, I think your comparisons are apt. They'll all go well with one-another. I'm not sure what the differences between the HD 558/598 and HD 650 are like.

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