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What is the best portable amp for this headphone? I went with the Fiio E12. Should I have gone with the E17? Using this headphone only for immersive gaming through mix amp 5.8...
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post #317 of 327
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Originally Posted by frankefrum View Post

What is the best portable amp for this headphone? I went with the Fiio E12 Should I have gone with the E17? Using this headphone only for immersive gaming through mix amp 5.8

How does the X1 improve with the E12 vs onboard soundcard?

post #318 of 327
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How does the X1 improve with the E12 vs onboard soundcard?

I have not used these with the E12 yet. Just wondering if I should ship the E12 back to Amazon and get the E17's instead.
post #319 of 327
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How does the X1 improve with the E12 vs onboard soundcard?

 

Here is my experience..

 

For the first two weeks I owned my Fidelio X1 headphones they ran on my MSI motherboard realtek audio onboard sound.  Then I added a creative soundblaster OMNI usb soundcard.  The OMNI has a DAC and headphone amp. While it probably doesn't measure up to the E12, it does provide surround processing for games.

 

Overall the sound is more clear and defined.  The bass has tightened up and has a very noticeable increase in presence. The volume level is also increased, these can get loud now quite easily, although I usually listen at low or medium volume.  Much more consistent performance, whereas before the onboard sound went flat if there was too much going on.

 

While this is not an E12, it is an onboard soundcard vs add-on.  I would absolutely not use the onboard sound, the quality is much better with an external AMP. 

post #320 of 327

Are there any differences between Philips Fidelio X1 and Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium ?

 

The strange thing is that i can get a product named Philips Fidelio X1 for $240 in Denmark and on amazon.com its called Fidelio X1/28 Premium and retails for $300. (Prices are usually way lower in the states).

 

Any ideas?

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Are there any differences between Philips Fidelio X1 and Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium ?

 

The strange thing is that i can get a product named Philips Fidelio X1 for $240 in Denmark and on amazon.com its called Fidelio X1/28 Premium and retails for $300. (Prices are usually way lower in the states).

 

Any ideas?

The Philips Fidelio X1/28 is the designation for USA/Canada.  The X1/00 is European stock.

post #322 of 327

I am referring to the "Premium" or does this have no meaning?

post #323 of 327
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Originally Posted by NiklasBrock View Post
 

I am referring to the "Premium" or does this have no meaning?

Well let's see...

On the Philips Fidelio X1 web page, it says "High Fidelity, Premium Quality"

There was a "Special Limited Edition" Gold and Black Fidelio X1 that was made in Hong Kong.

 

I have both X1/00 and X1/28 and they sound the same.  The first one was an X1/00 bought used from a head-fi member.  My second one is an X1/28 I bought on Amazon.  The inside packaging is identical.  The only difference I can see is the X1/00 box says "High Fidelity Sound" on the lower left corner while the X1/28 box says "X1" on the lower left corner.

post #324 of 327

Ok great! thank you for your help!

Nice to see that some products are cheaper here :P

post #325 of 327
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Ok great! thank you for your help!

Nice to see that some products are cheaper here :P

  1. From Wikipedia:
    Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. 
     
    Philips products should be cheaper there, eh?
post #326 of 327

Denmark is Danish ;)
The Netherlands is Dutch :)

post #327 of 327
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Originally Posted by NiklasBrock View Post
 

Denmark is Danish ;)
The Netherlands is Dutch :)

I am now embarrassed, sorry about that.

Anyway, enjoy your new Philips Fidelio X1.  I love mine so much I have it in my avatar 

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