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sound signature of DT770 pro 80 vs Fidelio X1/28

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I've been listening to the Beyer's for a while now, but recently the Philips Fidelio X1 has caught my eye. They were recommended in another thread, and I'm curious to try an open back headphone, because I never have before.

 

However, $230 is kind of steep. If the sound signature or sound quality is too similar, then I might not go for the upgrade. I'd love to hear any thoughts about the two.

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Originally Posted by AdmiralAkmir View Post
 

I've been listening to the Beyer's for a while now, but recently the Philips Fidelio X1 has caught my eye. They were recommended in another thread, and I'm curious to try an open back headphone, because I never have before.

 

However, $230 is kind of steep. If the sound signature or sound quality is too similar, then I might not go for the upgrade. I'd love to hear any thoughts about the two.

What sources are you plugging the headphone into?

The DT770 Pro 80-Ohm like a decent amplifier and are ok with high impedance headphone output jacks.

Where as the 30-Ohm Philips Fidelio need very little in the way of amping,and should sound best with a headphone output with a very low output impedance.

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What sources are you plugging the headphone into?

The DT770 Pro 80-Ohm like a decent amplifier and are ok with high impedance headphone output jacks.

Where as the 30-Ohm Philips Fidelio need very little in the way of amping,and should sound best with a headphone output with a very low output impedance.

Hey, thanks for the reply, you're actually the one who recommended the Phillips to me in the computer audio section. I'm using a xonar DG, which is sufficient enough to power them, and I can always turn off the amp with a pair of low impedance cans. It's not that the Beyer's sound bad or anything, I'm just thinking of moving more towards something with a better sound stage and better mids. 

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Hey, thanks for the reply, you're actually the one who recommended the Phillips to me in the computer audio section. I'm using a xonar DG, which is sufficient enough to power them, and I can always turn off the amp with a pair of low impedance cans. It's not that the Beyer's sound bad or anything, I'm just thinking of moving more towards something with a better sound stage and better mids. 

The DT770 are considered to have good surround sound/sound stage, for closed headphones

But the mids are recessed.

I would guess you will like the sound of the Philips better then the DT770.

So I guess you will be selling off the DT770.

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Ah screw it, after doing some more reading I'm not gonna go for the upgrade. Thanks for the input anyways.

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