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post #5176 of 5180

First measure stock cable impedance, if it`s under 1 Ohm then You`re good. Well, should be but there are cases where different low-impedance cables gave different results to user.

Seems that most good quality SPOFC cables fit good. I made my own cable from Van Damme XKE Pro-patch. But You can also go for some cheap cables @ eBay & amazon. 

Check this post for some info: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/4320#post_10475263

 

About sound blaster z ...it should be ok but if I remember correctly then its output impedance wasn`t good match. But if it sounds ok to You then no problem. Just test Your stock and beats cable and gear You have. If it was me, I would get some cheap separate dac/amp for music listening. For example cheap ELE EL-D02 with upgraded capacitors fits good.


Edited by CoiL - 1/24/15 at 8:45am
post #5177 of 5180

thanks for suggestions CoiL, yeah actually I'm happy with SBZ and i'll do some cable tests.

post #5178 of 5180
Listening to some prog rock on the X1 and on one track there's this guitar sound which is only on the left and I never noticed it also being behind.
Almost 3D like very weird experience, of course we know left and right, airy, width etc but this sound was on the left, behind and as if it was below you.
With all the talk of the X2, you would almost forget there's the excellent X1 as well. :-)
post #5179 of 5180

Yeah, X1 has VERY big soundstage with great depth towards front and even "back of head". I just melt into music and especially with prog-rock with lot of details/instruments/sounds with great mastering. According to user impressions X2 does not have so impressive and large soundstage as X1. With upgraded cable (if stock cable has too high impedance) and proper matching DAC/Amp these cans are just perfect imho. No upgrade needed for me ;)

post #5180 of 5180
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Originally Posted by MarcelE View Post

Listening to some prog rock on the X1 and on one track there's this guitar sound which is only on the left and I never noticed it also being behind.
Almost 3D like very weird experience, of course we know left and right, airy, width etc but this sound was on the left, behind and as if it was below you.
With all the talk of the X2, you would almost forget there's the excellent X1 as well. :-)

 

Can you please share the song name? Id like to hear what you mean

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