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post #5431 of 5441
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...and I briefly compared my 1 year old pair with her brand new one on my SS amp...

And what was used for source?

 

For what it counts, I "burned in" my X1 for ~100h without listening (was just checking some moments) and hence no "brain burn in" was happening. "Burn-in" was done with one gear and left for playing almost 24/7. I did notice change in sound using same test tracks as in beginning. X2 seems to have about same burn-in time and change.

But this is just my experience and I`m not claiming everyone will notice it with their gear and hearing.


Edited by CoiL - 4/14/15 at 1:51am
post #5432 of 5441
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

And what was used for source?

 

For what it counts, I "burned in" my X1 for ~100h without listening (was just checking some moments) and hence no "brain burn in" was happening. "Burn-in" was done with one gear and left for playing almost 24/7. I did notice change in sound using same test tracks as in beginning. X2 seems to have about same burn-in time and change.

But this is just my experience and I`m not claiming everyone will notice it with their gear and hearing.


I tried that before with a set of Superlux HD668Bs. I listened to them once, then I just let them play music without listening to them for maybe 100 hours? They sounded different, but I honestly wouldn't be able to say it was because of the burn in rather than the possibility I just didn't remember the sound sig too well, especially while listening to other headphones in the meantime.

post #5433 of 5441

"brain burn in" I think that's more like an appropriate term. Having said that, even though the burn-in/break-in has been scientifically proven to change the sound, it doesn't drastically change the sonic character of the headphone. So if one hates the sound of a speaker/cans, no amount of burn in will turn them magically into an awesome pair. :-)

 

By closed, I meant it seals a bit tighter and reduces the outside sounds to a considerable extent similar to how a closed headphones would do. I think in my case, I know what is causing the problem. Its my built-in amp on my Yulong DAC. When hooked up to little dot, the bass is considerably restrained resulting in a much better listening experience. I will look further into it and perhaps try to roll some tubes to get a different sound that would better match with my X1s.

post #5434 of 5441
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And what was used for source?

 

PC->Audio-gd NFB-28->X1

post #5435 of 5441

Hmmm, interesting that You didn`t/don`t hear difference. Oh well, let it be... ;)

post #5436 of 5441

What does it matter if there's no difference to be heard (for some of us) after extended usage time? As long as they still sound good, I couldn't care less :D

post #5437 of 5441

Here are my impressions on the X1's comfort:

 

The X1's go on correctly without my head touching the top of the metal headband but it gets real close (my head is a little bigger then most as I am a little over 6' tall). When they first go on they feel good but after a few minutes they feel heavy. The self adjusting headband seems so taut that when I move my head left and right the headphone moves upwards making noises that are distracting.  That movement continues upward on my head until the bottom of my earlobes are touching the pads, then it stops. I then need to pull them back down to the proper position. I just feel like the everything about the unit is uncomfortable, I do not like self adjusting headbands, or maybe I just don't like this self adjusting headband as I haven't owned any other headphones that have it. I've only had it 2 months and am probably going to sell it for just under what I paid for it unless someone could make a suggestion. 

post #5438 of 5441

inseconds99, there`s a quite easy fix for this - take hammock away and cut the rubber line inside and put it back together, no mor "pulling up" feeling for larger than average head ;) X2 was upgraded with little larger head-arch to solve this problem for larger heads.

I have littlebit smaller than average head and I find X1 to be superb comfy, I even forget that I`m wearing them.

post #5439 of 5441
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

inseconds99, there`s a quite easy fix for this - take hammock away and cut the rubber line inside and put it back together, no mor "pulling up" feeling for larger than average head wink.gif X2 was upgraded with little larger head-arch to solve this problem for larger heads.
I have littlebit smaller than average head and I find X1 to be superb comfy, I even forget that I`m wearing them.

I don't want to modify the headphone in anyway as I think I'm going to sell it. I bought the HD 650 so there is no need for this phone anymore. Will probably post it on the for sale forums this weekend.
post #5440 of 5441
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Originally Posted by inseconds99 View Post


I don't want to modify the headphone in anyway as I think I'm going to sell it. I bought the HD 650 so there is no need for this phone anymore. Will probably post it on the for sale forums this weekend.

What are your impressions of your HD650 with respect to X1 (sound quality only)?

post #5441 of 5441
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What are your impressions of your HD650 with respect to X1 (sound quality only)?

Still waiting for it to come in, soon as it's here this weekend and I listen I will post my comparisons.
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