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post #901 of 4989
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Originally Posted by cib24 View Post

It's still very early and I need to do a lot more listening to different things. I've only sampled 20 songs or so and nothing else. I still have no idea how they compare to the X1's in gaming, movies, etc. However, I will say that I am impressed so far by the detail of the AKG and the balanced sound signature. I will post a full-blown review with a detailed comparison of the X1, AKG Annies and DT 880s in combination with the ASUS Xonar Essence ST, Creative X-Fi Titanium HD and Schiit Magni in a few days. I will test music, games, movies, and youtube videos.

 

looking forward to the final review. helpful that you have the same amp, i enjoy my akg 702-65s but have always had my eye on the x1. should be interesting.

post #902 of 4989

Okay people, be carefull with the connector on the headphones! Mine broke a couple of days ago, it still worked because I could get a connection if I fiddled with the jack enough, but today I tought, maybe if I bend it just a little bit this w- snap... 

 

Well no more sound unless I slightly pull the cord in a certain direction and the jack in a certain position. It's a very sensitive part and If the connector on my next pair might break I think i'd replace the connector myself somehow, shouldn't be that hard.

post #903 of 4989
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Originally Posted by cib24 View Post

The AKG's have finally arrived!

 

 

 

It's still very early and I need to do a lot more listening to different things. I've only sampled 20 songs or so and nothing else. I still have no idea how they compare to the X1's in gaming, movies, etc. However, I will say that I am impressed so far by the detail of the AKG and the balanced sound signature. I will post a full-blown review with a detailed comparison of the X1, AKG Annies and DT 880s in combination with the ASUS Xonar Essence ST, Creative X-Fi Titanium HD and Schiit Magni in a few days. I will test music, games, movies, and youtube videos.

 

Just a quick post to say that after cib24  summary I tried out something very similar as a brief comparison between my AKG Q701 and the X1’s both with stock cable and the Toxic Cable I have had for a about 6 weeks or so now.

 

I used CD source and my MF M1HPA as it’s a good quality fit for most headphones I own.

Pretty much I can fully agree with cib24 summary. I think my AKG Q701’s are a little bright in the upper spectrum giving rise to a bit extra sparkle in certain recordings which  seeming to provided more detail and cleaner tones than X1 with stock cable.  However when the music starts to have a great deal of content and especially will female voices and cymbals the sound can get a bit hard and tizzy on the Q701. Low End  No Contest X1 all day, the low end is full with stock cable.   The mid band and upper is less detailed with stock on the X1’s The overall X1 balance with Stock is warmer than the Q701 which I found a little thin in comparison.

X1 soundstage balance is more in your face and up front than the Q701.

Changing to Toxic cable gives the X1’s something different.  The Low end is as deep but starts and stops with more impact and seems to be better in control.  Midrange and the high end are much better in focus and do not have the same treble edge as the Q701, but provide more inner detail because of the upfront X1 soundstage.  The X1 with Toxic cable gives a much fuller sound balance than the Q701 which sounds much thinner in comparison.

Anyway some more food for thought.

post #904 of 4989
Are these going to be good for ambient electronic or trap with female vocals? That is mostly what I listen to, and most people don't think open cans fit with electronic.
post #905 of 4989

I wouldn't spend too much money on cans if that's mostly what you listen to. Majority of that stuff is artificial and recorded onto laptops anyway.

post #906 of 4989
And? Good cans make EDM sound amazing. Might not suit your tastes, but doesn't mean those who enjoy it can't gain from great cans. The HE-400 really made those genres shine, and I'm sure the X1 would too.
post #907 of 4989
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I wouldn't spend too much money on cans if that's mostly what you listen to. Majority of that stuff is artificial and recorded onto laptops anyway.

 

Give it a try with Burial, Skism, Magnetic Man or The Glitch Mob. You'd be surprised.

post #908 of 4989
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Give it a try with Burial, Skism, Magnetic Man or The Glitch Mob. You'd be surprised.

This is exactly what I listen to. Also some Sound Remedy and misc. Bandcamp Freebies. Would the HE-400s or X1s be more suited?

post #909 of 4989
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post

This is exactly what I listen to. Also some Sound Remedy and misc. Bandcamp Freebies. Would the HE-400s or X1s be more suited?

I have no idea, but for me it would come down to ergonomics. I had the HE-300 for a bit (same headband and earpads) and it wasn't very comfortable to me. The pads seemed very stiff. I think the X1's would be better in that regard

post #910 of 4989
Did you have velours on the HE-300? I do think I'd like the ergonomics better on the X1 regardless, tho I've yet to try them. Seriously Philips, any day now you know?
Edited by Impulse - 2/10/13 at 8:10pm
post #911 of 4989
I may just get them on eBay, they'll probably be $400 USD initially anyway.
post #912 of 4989
I'e actually started listening to ALOT more electronic Music since I got my x1's. They are perfect for that purpose imo.
post #913 of 4989
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

Did you have velours on the HE-300? I do think I'd like the ergonomics better on the X1 regardless, tho I've yet to try them. Seriously Philips, any day now you know?

Yea, I had the velours. Anxiously awaiting for these to drop...
Edited by PanamaHat - 2/11/13 at 8:01am
post #914 of 4989
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Originally Posted by HolyCheese View Post

I'e actually started listening to ALOT more electronic Music since I got my x1's. They are perfect for that purpose imo.

You are making me want them even more! tongue.gif


Edited by Transformatron - 2/12/13 at 12:57am
post #915 of 4989

Can anyone who has owned the Philips HP-890's compare them to these?

 

My third hp-890 is currently on life-support, glued together holding on for its life, and this looks to be the obvious replacement.  From what I've read so far the only things that scare me a little is that they might have less bass than the (considered rather bass-heavy) hp-890's, and that they wouldn't fit my big noggin.

 

thanks for the advice!

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