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post #5176 of 5186

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 5186

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

post #5178 of 5186
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 5186

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 5186
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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

post #5181 of 5186
It's a 1973 Italian band and by no means an audiophile recording (also have no idea about what they're singing :-)
Actually I was about the guitar being in the left, it was the right.
It very panned, but somehow it sound behind me and below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fLVQ0mMfcU

but for me an excellent piece of testing material, reaching top and bottom - spacial etc, for any speaker or headphone is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raVdU8HzFPc
sadly it's YouTube quality
or try this one from the same band, it may just be the music that I like :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPukSU9KUA
Edited by MarcelE - 1/28/15 at 2:27pm
post #5182 of 5186

I got the Philips X1 about a month ago and I use it connected to my computer with a V-Moda Boompro Mic/Cable connected to a Nuforce uDac 3 and microphone connected to the internal sound card. Can I get better sound out of these somehow? I enjoy the sound through the uDac but maybe a O2/ODAC-combo would make it better? Any other suggestions?

post #5183 of 5186
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I got the Philips X1 about a month ago and I use it connected to my computer with a V-Moda Boompro Mic/Cable connected to a Nuforce uDac 3 and microphone connected to the internal sound card. Can I get better sound out of these somehow? I enjoy the sound through the uDac but maybe a O2/ODAC-combo would make it better? Any other suggestions?


I don't know about uDac 3, but uDac 2 measured horribly. O2/ODAC would be overkill imo. Maybe try out a Fiio E10K (using it with my X2, sounds great) and see if you hear a difference.

post #5184 of 5186

I am debating on getting these, the DT 880's, or the AKG K7XX, the DT880s are on massdrop for $230 and the AKG are on mass drop for $200, while the X1 are $230 on amazon.

 

The main reason I am worried about the K7xx is the bass, I will only be using these MAINLY for BF4, or other FPS games, so good bass would be nice for explosion sounds and such.

 

 

Are the x1 and dt800 pretty much equal in quality and bass areas? What would you guys recommend?

post #5185 of 5186

Imo, get X1 for gaming. Read mad lust envys gaming headphone guide also.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by udd3n View Post
 

I got the Philips X1 about a month ago and I use it connected to my computer with a V-Moda Boompro Mic/Cable connected to a Nuforce uDac 3 and microphone connected to the internal sound card. Can I get better sound out of these somehow? I enjoy the sound through the uDac but maybe a O2/ODAC-combo would make it better? Any other suggestions?


I don't know about uDac 3, but uDac 2 measured horribly. O2/ODAC would be overkill imo. Maybe try out a Fiio E10K (using it with my X2, sounds great) and see if you hear a difference.


I recall from someone impressions that E10K is not so good match for X1 but I might remember it wrong.

post #5186 of 5186
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I recall from someone impressions that E10K is not so good match for X1 but I might remember it wrong.

 

Yes I've seen that somewhere too. It was a while ago though so it would have been the older E10.

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