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post #241 of 371
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Originally Posted by eddiehaha View Post
 

Nice review and comparison~!!

 

Do you try to find a replacement cable for X1?

 

Thanks! 

 

Yeah, I'm using a replacement cable myself. 

 

There's more info about where to get replacement cables in the main X1 thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1

post #242 of 371
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

Thanks! 

 

Yeah, I'm using a replacement cable myself. 

 

There's more info about where to get replacement cables in the main X1 thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

But the thread has 219 pages....

 

Could you tell me which pages should I start? 

post #243 of 371
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Originally Posted by eddiehaha View Post
 

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

But the thread has 219 pages....

 

Could you tell me which pages should I start? 

 

There isn't any one page to start at it, as the information is scattered and everyone is using different cables anyways.  It might help though if you want to search the thread or ask a question about a cable though, which it looks like you've already done http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/3255#post_10106810.

 

You don't need a fancy cable, any decent one should do.

post #244 of 371

Yes, I just want to hear more opinions from  experts

 

Thanks for your suggestion! 

post #245 of 371

How do they do with vocal rap,hiphop and dubstep?

 

I'm afraid the vocals are going to be a little TOO laid back.

post #246 of 371

For that kind of sound, you should try Dr Dre's Beats Pro headphones, which sound really great. But of course they will be rather dreadful on anything else... Just my pennyworth.


Edited by chartz - 1/2/14 at 8:23am
post #247 of 371
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Originally Posted by chartz View Post
 

For that kind of sound, you should try Dr Dre's Beats Pro headphones, which sound really great. But of course they will be rather dreadful on anything else... Just my pennyworth.

My current headphones destroy the Beats Pro, and I've listened to both.

post #248 of 371
I don't normally buy stuff on the strength of forum praise, but I've done just that because you guys seem so impartial and knowledgable. Thanks Chicolom and others for your great info & balanced views smily_headphones1.gif

I got mine delivered to work. Roll on Monday morning biggrin.gif
post #249 of 371
Hi,

Well well! I got my X1s yesterday, and they fit my bill for my money.
I am surprised that some should call them bass-heavy cans, because for me they are most definitely not.
Their bass is just right, and they are very linear up to higher frequencies: I cannot hear the treble zing some describe either.
No, but they really are very revealing, making comparison between sources quite clear - an iPod hasn't got the guts to drive them to full throttle, and sounds vague and fluffy.
But any decent CD player with a good headphone amp will drive them well.

Overall, at the current reduced price, they are a clear bargain, but are less than ideal I guess for rap music...
post #250 of 371
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Originally Posted by chartz View Post

Overall, at the current reduced price, they are a clear bargain, but are less than ideal I guess for rap music...

With some EQ, the bass will vibrate your brain.  They go deep but you have to compensate for the rolloff to make the bass really shine.

post #251 of 371
Well, tone controls are banished from this house, and I do not like too much bass anyway. They give me headaches. That is, except for the organ in the church! biggrin.gif
So I am happy as it is.
post #252 of 371
Got mine today. Out of the box, plonked onto head, plugged into amp, test tracks fired up and Top marks Philips. Nothing to complain about at all at this price.

The last time I heard Kraftwerk's Minimum-Maxiumum reproduced this well was from a set of B&W Nautilus speakers and REL subwoofer.
post #253 of 371

FYI: Got this Chinese cable today (took two weeks to get to the UK) - very well

made and compliments the X1 beautifully. Got my brother to measure it (sound

engineer) and he measured it @ 0.5Ω. I can't really yet comment on what it's

done to the sound as my new amp has still got a long way to go burning in wise.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-Headphone-Cable-For-philips-Fidelio-X1-UE6000-UE9000-Sony-MDR-1R-AUX-/310803988432?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&var=&hash=item485d5c7fd0

 

** Edit: btw chico you were absolutely right what a neutral amp does to the X1... bass is tightened up (but can still thump) and the treble is better by a margin. Sound's airier and the soundstage is a little larger. It still feels like a warm headphone, not as much as on my SBZ but better overall - I'd say it's a definite improvement **


Edited by SaLX - 1/7/14 at 3:18pm
post #254 of 371

That looks good! I am still trying to decide which cable to get aside from my media bridge. Maybe the Forza Audioworks Color Series and the Chinese one

post #255 of 371

What's wrong with the stock cable? I've read the review, the linear resistance being high (I am an electrician so I get it), but it just sounds fine to me.

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