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For gaming, I can definitely recommend it for its imaging but in all honesty, there are more open sounding headphones at cheaper prices if you want to use them solely for gaming. I actually quite enjoy Hip-Hop on these but this is purely dependent on how much bass you want. The L2s are more on fast, tight, and punchy bass as opposed to heavy and deep bass. Also, they're quite revealing of recording quality… they aren't particularly forgiving for some tracks as the soundstage would be all over the place (and not in a good way). I'm currently listening to Illmatic XX and the delivery and quality is just stellar. 

 

Overall, if you're mainly into Hip-hop and gaming… I'd advise the Fidelio X1 over the L2s. Wider soundstage but less deep, huge but still quality bass for an open back

Yeah, I bought the Fidelio X1 and returned them, because the fit was really weird on my head, which made the imaging on the left driver very annoying. And whatever I did, I couldn't get them to sit right, so that's why I had to return them.

 

I'm looking for a realistic sounding headphone with a lot of clarity, non-recessed mids, enough bass for rap/hiphop music and good soundstage/imaging for gaming.

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Yeah, I bought the Fidelio X1 and returned them, because the fit was really weird on my head, which made the imaging on the left driver very annoying. And whatever I did, I couldn't get them to sit right, so that's why I had to return them.

 

I'm looking for a realistic sounding headphone with a lot of clarity, non-recessed mids, enough bass for rap/hiphop music and good soundstage/imaging for gaming.

 

The L2s are all that for me (the bass part will really vary from person to person). However, the lower mids lacks a little heft hence my use of CL Duet amplifier. If you do get these, let them loosen up, get the best fit and I'd even suggest building a system around them. I sure am planning to.

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The L2s are all that for me (the bass part will really vary from person to person). However, the lower mids lacks a little heft hence my use of CL Duet amplifier. If you do get these, let them loosen up, get the best fit and I'd even suggest building a system around them. I sure am planning to.

How do they compare to the X1 in terms of sound signature and bass quantity/quality? And what do you mean by building a system around them?

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How do they compare to the X1 in terms of sound signature and bass quantity/quality? And what do you mean by building a system around them?

 

L2s have more forward treble, less bass quantity but better quality, mids have more of a bloom on them. Building a system around them meaning basically getting better gear to force the most out of the L2 and to lessen their flaws in line with my preferences. The L2s really have a lot of potential

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L2s have more forward treble, less bass quantity but better quality, mids have more of a bloom on them. Building a system around them meaning basically getting better gear to force the most out of the L2 and to lessen their flaws in line with my preferences. The L2s really have a lot of potential

Less bass quantity? Alright, I'm done with them :p

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Less bass quantity? Alright, I'm done with them :p

 

HAHAHA The X1s have a hell of a lot of bass. I really think the X1s are for you… It's a shame regarding the fit though.

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HAHAHA The X1s have a hell of a lot of bass. I really think the X1s are for you… It's a shame regarding the fit though.

Yeah, the X1s were for me indeed if it wasn't for the fit...

 

I actually think the bass of the X1 was more situational. 

 

For instance: With my JVC HA-S400, the bass is always very present, and the quantity is always around the same.

 

As with the X1 they can get bass light on some tracks, and others they can have even more quantity than the JVC's, and on others inbetween.

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