Hi guys, I'm thinking of getting the mad dogs or the Philips x1 now after Treoo told me they have no stock for the ma900.
Heard that the cable that come with the Philips x1 is not very good and that there will be a new revision of the x1, hence still thinking whether to buy that or not...
Any suggestions? I went to stereo to try out the hd650 with their ifi iCans and I like it very much! However I would like to do some slow upgrades after I buy my headphone, like aune t1 or jds labs C5D or the fiio E17 after 1-2 months after getting the headphone.
If you've found the HD650 matching to your preference in sound, then by all means, that's what you should save up for. Also, the HD650 is known to be very high in scalability. However, without a decent amplifier, the X1 would be a better headphone. It's easy to find a replacement cable and doesn't necessarily have to be those silver plated copper ones or those 99.999% pure whatevers, just a cable with low resistance.
The Mad Dogs have the planar sound and transients but also have certain amplification requirements. Between the Mad Dogs and the HD650, it's a matter of personal preference and basically planar magnetic vs dynamic driver.
Where did you hear about the X1 revision? I've seen some posts that say that Philips MIGHT be making one following the release of the M1 bluetooth and the L2 but I think these are just speculations.