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post #151 of 319

Been on the fence for the X1 for quite awhile, but went ahead and bought them today to compare with my Annie... thanks to this review.

 

Stellar pictures as usual.

post #152 of 319

Ordered a set  for $200, taking a while to ship due to some issues with the supplier's stock. Should be interesting to compare to my Sennheiser 558s and MDR-V6.

Don't know how long they'll stick around once I find a good used LCD-2 though.

post #153 of 319
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Been on the fence for the X1 for quite awhile, but went ahead and bought them today to compare with my Annie... thanks to this review.

 

Stellar pictures as usual.

 

Nice!  And thanks.

 

I didn't know you had Anniversaries...

post #154 of 319
He's apparently a huge fan of them. smily_headphones1.gif

Katun, expect a bigger boom in the bass (sometimes lacking in definition, but overall very good), less mid emphasis, and airier, more defined highs.

Pretty good contrasting headphones, IMHO, though since I'm mainly a one headphone guy, I personally feel they both do most things well, with the Annie scaling up better, and the X1 sounded better off lesser equipment.

Both of them have a nice, large soundstage, but the Annie's imaging is a bit more fleshy, while the X1's is easier to pick out because it's sharper/thinner instruments.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/25/13 at 1:00am
post #155 of 319

Yeah, the Annie's are probably my favorite headphone. Everything I was looking for.

 

Still interested in the K712 due to the deeper and spacier earpads. Always interested in furthering comfort.

 

X1 seemed like a good bet figuring I wanted to hear something sorta similar, but a bit more exciting. From the descriptions I've read, it seems like it would be the perfect fit for me now that I have a foothold with the Annie's sound. Hopefully I'll get improved comfort as well (Annie starts getting uncomfortable after about 45 min - 1 hour or so).

 

See, I'm not a multiple headphone guy either. I was planning on getting rid of the Annie or X1 after a few weeks of comparisons. Although, that may be end up being very difficult. Got an AD900X on the way too (again). Can't do movies or games with any headphone but the AD700 (and friends) :frown: 

post #156 of 319
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Yeah, the Annie's are probably my favorite headphone. Everything I was looking for.

 

Still interested in the K712 due to the deeper and spacier earpads. Always interested in furthering comfort.

 

X1 seemed like a good bet figuring I wanted to hear something sorta similar, but a bit more exciting. From the descriptions I've read, it seems like it would be the perfect fit for me now that I have a foothold with the Annie's sound. Hopefully I'll get improved comfort as well (Annie starts getting uncomfortable after about 45 min - 1 hour or so).

 

See, I'm not a multiple headphone guy either. I was planning on getting rid of the Annie or X1 after a few weeks of comparisons. Although, that may be end up being very difficult. Got an AD900X on the way too (again). Can't do movies or games with any headphone but the AD700 (and friends) :frown: 

 

I share a similar feeling.  I really liked the Annie's but it didn't sound too exciting for me.  Gonna try the X1 sometime soon.

post #157 of 319

Got the X1 today. Compared a few songs with the Annie before I had to leave.

 

- Surprisingly, the Annie sounds more fun 

- Annie is more comfortable and has less clamp

- Detail seems more apparent in Annie, more refined

- Overall, the Annie's sound has my majority of preference

 

WTF is up with the X1's velours? They're very prickly. :confused_face:


Edited by Katun - 9/26/13 at 8:28pm
post #158 of 319
It takes time to get used to them. Same with the MA900 pads which are itchy at first.
post #159 of 319

Thanks for a superb review.

Thoughtful, descriptive, thorough, and well written.

 

I've read many reviews on these in deciding whether

to buy them, and this review is by far the most informative

and useful.

 

I'd be interested in your thoughts on the AKG K712's.

post #160 of 319
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

Thanks for a superb review.

Thoughtful, descriptive, thorough, and well written.

 

I've read many reviews on these in deciding whether

to buy them, and this review is by far the most informative

and useful.

 

I'd be interested in your thoughts on the AKG K712's.

 

Thanks!

 

The K712s are very similar to the Anniversaries, so much of what I said in the review still stands.  The main difference between the Anniversaries and K712s is that the latter is slightly smoother, slightly fuller sounding, and slightly more open.

post #161 of 319

Wow, I didn't expect such a quick response! Much appreciated.

Still getting used to my K712's, but have decided for sure they're keepers.

Gone are my K702's and Q701's.

 

And based in large part on your review, I just went for the X1's on Amazon.

They're arriving today (!), and I'm very much looking forward to it.

 

Only strengthened by what you just wrote about the Anniversaries.

 

Thanks again,

post #162 of 319

This is going to sound really dumb, I have these headphones now, whilst I am enjoying them on my desktop PC with my Creative Sound Blaster Zx, I have literally no clue as how I am meant to connect it to my PS3, can someone help me out here?

 

Also a quick note on the Creative Sound Blaster settings is that when I switch it to headphone normal gain 32/300 Ohms is the correct setting yes?

post #163 of 319
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This is going to sound really dumb, I have these headphones now, whilst I am enjoying them on my desktop PC with my Creative Sound Blaster Zx, I have literally no clue as how I am meant to connect it to my PS3, can someone help me out here?

 

Also a quick note on the Creative Sound Blaster settings is that when I switch it to headphone normal gain 32/300 Ohms is the correct setting yes?

 

 

If you want to play in virtual surround (highly recommended over stereo) you'll need to plug an optical cable into the back and send it to a Dolby Digital surround sound decoder, such as the Ear Force DSS.  Depends on what kind of surround sound DSP you like (Dolby Headphone, THX Tru Studio, etc.)

 

 

Normal/low gain should be OK for the X1. 

post #164 of 319
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

Wow, I didn't expect such a quick response! Much appreciated.

Still getting used to my K712's, but have decided for sure they're keepers.

Gone are my K702's and Q701's.

 

And based in large part on your review, I just went for the X1's on Amazon.

They're arriving today (!), and I'm very much looking forward to it.

 

Only strengthened by what you just wrote about the Anniversaries.

 

Thanks again,

 

So I did pick up the X1's (from Amazon), and I really like them.

From the first notes...

 

Really fine headphones IMO, a "must" to consider in the $300.00

range.  Though my K702's have been gone for a couple of weeks,

from memory I'd say I like the X1's more.  And, at least for the

moment, I'd pick the K712's over the X1's but not if using a

portable amp.

post #165 of 319
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

 

So I did pick up the X1's (from Amazon), and I really like them.

From the first notes...

 

Really fine headphones IMO, a "must" to consider in the $300.00

range.  Though my K702's have been gone for a couple of weeks,

from memory I'd say I like the X1's more.  And, at least for the

moment, I'd pick the K712's over the X1's but not if using a

portable amp.

 

Hi zazex, based on your opinion, can you briefly compare between K712 and X1? What do you like most about the X1 if compared to K712? Thanks!

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