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Does the M1BT sound better with the stock cable or Bluetooth? Thanks.

 

Yes and oddly enough very dfifferent

 

on blue tooth the sound is heaveir and softer , very easy on the ear.... with a good cable.... not the wafer thin one provided !!  they brighten and the detail ooozes out of them....

 

put the babys on a valve amp and good DAC and they really shine ... with quite a wide and deep sound stage for a closed back little un...

 

They are still a very good option for "on the move" with blue tooth and suit many types of music and they are Uber Comfy and last for hours on one charge....

 

they look really cool on the head too :)

 

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What are some resources or URLs for after market cables for L2?  have seen some mentions but nothing definitive.

 

I have a chappy who makes cables for me, has done for a while, mainly for HiFi .. the speaker sort.... I got the silver cable from him...

 

From what I have seen of prices online , I would be tempted to buy in the cable etc... and make my own !!!

 

 

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Given the isolation issue is the only thing holding me back, how would you guys rate the L2 for the following situations -

 

1. Walking in the street ---- be prepared to watch peoples heads turn and look at those fab headphones ( they look way cool )

 

2. Working in a noisy cafe ----  You wont hear them.... but the persons next to you will know what your enjoying...

 

3. Working in a library ---- NO CHANCE .... sent out....

 

4. Commuting - train and underground ----  be prepared to let them have a listen ---- if they are attractive !!!!!     they will ask....

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Just as a note..

 

I took the L2's to work with me today and spent more time trying to get them off other peoples heads than listening to music !!!

 

My work colleagues were blown away with how good they sound with what they have had access to in the past.....

 

1... Make sure they are not trying to crush your head... nice and perched ( they sound bright if too tight )

2. .. buy a good cable...buy a good cable..

3.... place the rear of the seal against the back of your ear.... so they are slightly forward giving a little space at the front of the ear.... it   improves the image and depth and width quite a lot....

 

4. try and stick to high res 96k 24 bit ( at least with the Microstreamer )   I am also using AIMP3 and ASIO4ALL no buffer....

 

they are cleaner and clearer than should be allowed.....  and encourage extended listening at not that good for ears volumes....  BE WARNED....

 

Oh yeah make sure you get them the right way round..... it makes a difference.... the drivers are angled in the cups.....

post #438 of 656
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Originally Posted by Jonfairway View Post
 

 

Yes and oddly enough very dfifferent

 

on blue tooth the sound is heaveir and softer , very easy on the ear.... with a good cable.... not the wafer thin one provided !!  they brighten and the detail ooozes out of them....

 

For the wireless to sound better than the stock cable, something has to be wrong. Philips neglected this part throughout the Fidelio headphone range, it seems.

post #439 of 656
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still enjoying the L2 via iPad, Onkyo HD and iFi iDSD nano..

Hi,

 

How would compare the sound from iFi and directly from iPad?

I'm looking for better DAC than iPhone and Sansa Clip Zip for my L2s and iFi iDSD is the most likely candidate ...

 

Thanks!

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Hi,

 

How would compare the sound from iFi and directly from iPad?

I'm looking for better DAC than iPhone and Sansa Clip Zip for my L2s and iFi iDSD is the most likely candidate ...

 

Thanks!

 

For me it's hard to separate the DAC functionality (alone) of the iFi iDSD nano since I use the headphone amp 99% of the time also.

the over all unit is good, clear, precise, amp certainly powerful enough for L2 and IEMs, open.

how much of this quality is the DAC vs. the amp, can't say.

there is the slightest background hiss (Heir 4.AiS) only when volume knob is at max and no music is playing.

(sorry, don't have L2s handy to test hiss at the moment.)

I won't listen to the L2 or IEMs in any iDevice headphone jack any longer, let's put it that way.  :etysmile:

 

there's a few minor details with the volume knob:

- there's a step right at 9am where the volume jumps a bit more than you'd expect.  not a smooth graduation of volume at 9am.

- small digital clicks can be heard when moving the knob for volume.

neither bother me very much.

 

battery life is great during the day, it's a superb set up in a hotel room, bed, airplane seat, desk.

a bit cable/cumbersome in transit tho (bus/train).

iFi iDSD is a great "little brother" to the HiFi-M8 I'd say.   less power, less customizability (switches), fewer headphone ports. more portable.

 

only way the iFi iDSD nano ever leaves my hands is if the Geek Wave delivers in many many months.

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Isolation is the only thing that is keeping me from buying them, too. How do these compare to the Momentum? I think I'll have to go for the Sennheisers... Amazed that the L2 is considered for some as a better headphone than the Momentums, being around 100£ less...

Coming from the VModa M100, looking for something more balanced for on-the-go and office.

post #442 of 656
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Originally Posted by davidzomec View Post

Isolation is the only thing that is keeping me from buying them, too. How do these compare to the Momentum? I think I'll have to go for the Sennheisers... Amazed that the L2 is considered for some as a better headphone than the Momentums, being around 100£ less...


Coming from the VModa M100, looking for something more balanced for on-the-go and office.

The l2 and akg k545 is better than the momentum. If your funds would allow I would go for the focal spirit pro. The momentum is becoming outclassed by new comers
Edited by grizzlybeast - 4/15/14 at 2:50pm
post #443 of 656
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The l2 and akg k545 is better than the momentum. If your funds would allow I would go for the focal spirit pro. The momentum is becoming outclassed by new comers

Thanks for the reply. I think I'll give a try to the L2, see how they behave outdoors.

Focal Spirit pro - 160 euro in Amazon spain so money would be no problem. Do these compare well to the L2? how about the Spirit Classic?

post #444 of 656
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Thanks for the reply. I think I'll give a try to the L2, see how they behave outdoors.

Focal Spirit pro - 160 euro in Amazon spain so money would be no problem. Do these compare well to the L2? how about the Spirit Classic?

Very well and the best balance of any headphone I know period. I havent heard the classic. I very much prefer the pro to any other headphone that I would consider for portable use. The others I like I wont take out the house or require amping.The l2 has a better driver and blacker background but the Spirit pro has it all and nothing missing basically. Just not for bassheads.Never heard the Classic.

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I just got my Ibasso DX90 and tried it for a day with the Fidelio L2. It's just magic! A very open and clear sound. Deep but natural sounding basses, neutral mids and beatiful crispy highs. Can't keep smiling and want to keep it on in the bathroom ,shower or wherever I go. Live's good! :beyersmile:

post #446 of 656
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Originally Posted by dafos58 View Post
 

I just got my Ibasso DX90 and tried it for a day with the Fidelio L2. It's just magic! A very open and clear sound. Deep but natural sounding basses, neutral mids and beatiful crispy highs. Can't keep smiling and want to keep it on in the bathroom ,shower or wherever I go. Live's good! :beyersmile:

 

How's sibilance with less than ideal recordings? How's male vocals? 

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There's no hissing effect as far as I've noticed. My "worst'" recordings" are mp3 320 kb, so with the DX90 I've no experience with less quality music.

Male voices sound just like you're sitting in the middel of a large theater. Andrea Bocelli as well as Mick Jager sound like they're on your own private stage. I'm really happy with the sound quality until now so still smiling all the time. 

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Edited by jexby - 4/21/14 at 8:09am
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if anyone here:

1.  lives in the USA

2.  wants my 4 day old, pristine, as NEW Fidelio L2

3.  wants to pay less than the USA $299 price

 

 

fell out with them ????

 

 

 

have a new amp on way to try with my  L2  :)

 

DaRed Ef-99

 

I can feel a bit of tube rolling in the making...

 

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Edited by jexby - 4/21/14 at 8:09am
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