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There seem to be not many L2 owners around here. This surprises me. I think the L2s are outstanding headphones. I mostly listen to metal of any kind bought these for the "hot", overcompressed, loudness war driven recordings, that simply do not work on my beloved Fidelo X1s. The X1s get too boomy and to slow in the bass region with fast, overcompressed metal recordings. And this is where I switch to the L2s. Loose the bass that was too much, get some more sparkle in the treble and PRAT! Man, these cans are really hard hitting fast and balanced at the same time. They are also great with good recordings of course. Love them.


Edited by Bibo - 6/30/15 at 11:22am
post #722 of 727

I do have a Fidelio L2, and in fact I agree with your comments that these headphones are outstanding. Soon I will have in hands (on ears!) a Sony MDR-1R to compare with Fidelio L2. To be honest, I think Fidelio L2 will be much better, I just purchased the MDR-1R because I need a closed headphones with better sound isolation to use in some situations where the L2 sound leakage (due to its semi-open design) is undesirable.


Edited by dsouza - 6/30/15 at 1:12pm
post #723 of 727
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Originally Posted by Bibo View Post
 

There seem to be not many L2 owners around here. This surprises me.

 

I'd like to join the club, but I can't justify $300 via an import.  Would be nice if Philips/Woox/Gibson could get their crap together and have decent distribution in the US (this goes for all Fidelio products).

 

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I think the L2s are outstanding headphones.

 

From all the comments, I think I'd agree.  Wish I could have the chance to find out.

post #724 of 727

$300 is a little stiff indeed. I paid 156 Euros ($173) incl. VAT and free shipping for my pair (like new, package damaged). There are quite a few L2s with damaged package on amazon marketplace here in Germany. The package opens in another way than you may think, so it is easy to damge it.:wink:

post #725 of 727
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Originally Posted by oryan_dunn View Post
 

 

I'd like to join the club, but I can't justify $300 via an import.  Would be nice if Philips/Woox/Gibson could get their crap together and have decent distribution in the US (this goes for all Fidelio products).

 

 

From all the comments, I think I'd agree.  Wish I could have the chance to find out.

 

I think Philips prefer to continue to sell the L1 in the US (via massdrop) for some reason.

 

The SHP9500 seems like a good alternative to the L2 and available at a bargain price.

post #726 of 727
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Originally Posted by Head1 View Post
 

 

I think Philips prefer to continue to sell the L1 in the US (via massdrop) for some reason.

 

The SHP9500 seems like a good alternative to the L2 and available at a bargain price.

 

It seems that Amazon will start selling the L2 by the end of July in the US ("Ships from and sold by Amazon.com, pre-order, this item will be released on July 30th").


Edited by dsouza - 7/1/15 at 4:03am
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It seems that Amazon will start selling the L2 by the end of July in the US ("Ships from and sold by Amazon.com, pre-order, this item will be released on July 30th").


Thanks for the heads up.  There are quite a few available via import on Amazon.  I'll keep an eye on the one from Amazon itself.

 

Here is the listing that all the imports are listed under:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F4P7NG0/

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