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post #496 of 4729

Do the X1 sound good with the fiio E17 + E9K?

post #497 of 4729
IDK about E17+E09K, however they sound wonderfully with a Bifrost+G109P and with a E17(LO bypass + L7)+G109P. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by MrScratch - 12/11/12 at 11:01am
post #498 of 4729
Has anyone in this thread compared the X1 and Hifiman He-300?
Build quality LOOKS better on the Philips but I haven't seen either in real life yet...
Which is more comfy? Deep cups are really important for me.
Which has better soundstage and stereo imaging?
And lastly, which one sounds better? I like my DT990 but the treble is too harsh for my taste and with rock music they are just no fun because of the recessed mids. I like the deep bass these things produce, and I prefer fully open over semi-open any day but could be willing to compromise if the X1 are that much better.
I'm stuck between those two and I can get them both for the same price...
What would you do?
 
PS: Source is a FiiO E7

Edited by zephyr90 - 12/11/12 at 11:21am
post #499 of 4729
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Originally Posted by zephyr90 View Post

 
And lastly, which one sounds better? I like my DT990 but the treble is too harsh for my taste and with rock music they are just no fun because of the recessed mids. I like the deep bass these things produce, and I prefer fully open over semi-open any day but could be willing to compromise if the X1 are that much better.
 

 

But the X1 are open.  The L1 that are semi-open.

post #500 of 4729
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But the X1 are open.  The L1 that are semi-open.

Good to know! I need to get my facts straight then. I'm almost sold on these.

post #501 of 4729

I just got mine today.

 

Build quality is amazing, feels great in my hands.

It is a bit small for my head though, so there's a little pressure on the top of my head, hopefully it will go away with some head time.

 

Coming from HD800s, these are definitely bass heavy, a bit too much for my liking without EQ. I'll let these burn for a bit before coming to a conclusion.

Other than bass, everything else is already great, especially the vocals. It's very rich and natural. In fact, I think these headphones sound more natural (the sound of instruments) than the HD800. HD800 is technically perfect, but can often sound too analytical.

 

If I need to sum up the X1 in one world, it'd be musicality.

post #502 of 4729

What the X1 are absolutely brilliant for is watching movies.  

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I'll link this in the OP.

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Originally Posted by kwang411 View Post

I just got mine today.

 

Build quality is amazing, feels great in my hands.

It is a bit small for my head though, so there's a little pressure on the top of my head, hopefully it will go away with some head time.

 

Coming from HD800s, these are definitely bass heavy, a bit too much for my liking without EQ. I'll let these burn for a bit before coming to a conclusion.

Other than bass, everything else is already great, especially the vocals. It's very rich and natural. In fact, I think these headphones sound more natural (the sound of instruments) than the HD800. HD800 is technically perfect, but can often sound too analytical.

 

If I need to sum up the X1 in one world, it'd be musicality.

Good to hear. 

post #506 of 4729

So did Philips tell Mike they were going to release them in the US for $299?

post #507 of 4729

I have my X1 for some days now, and I'm pretty impressed by the bang for the buck.

 

Don't think it is bassy, but this depends on how it fits on the head (pressure of the cussions on the ears etc.)

Voices are balanced and resolution is very good for a 32 ohm type. No peaks like a Beyer T1 in the highs, but not as 'sparkling' also.

 

T1 got better textile for the long run, and is more mechanic friendly constructed.

 

Both are very good headphones, the T1 (600 ohm) is the 'microscope' but the X1 is a working horse with glossy coat.

 

So, the X1 is a absolute nobrainer from Philips next to my electrical toothbrush ... even working with mobile players, but shines with midpower amps.

post #508 of 4729

Very interesting, after about 24hrs of burn in, the bass quantity has decreased substantially.

It went from almost unbearably much to pretty much no EQ required. I would still say it's a bassy headphone, but now its much more enjoyable. 

 

I like to share some photos that I took of these beautiful headphones =)

 

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Edited by kwang411 - 12/13/12 at 2:05am
post #509 of 4729

Nice photos thanks!

post #510 of 4729
damn! these photos look better than the original pictures smily_headphones1.gif

i love my x1.
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