Just kiddin'..... you get some on threads like that.
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so you preferred the WS99 to the Fidelio X1 and Q40's? You mind telling us why?
Sure for me it has better mids and high then Q40 and bass is a more gentlemen's version of it,not as hard hitting but with more fun and lightness to it,yet very impactfull hitting bass.And then the X1 it sounded kinda dull after 1 hour of WS99 and miss the bass impact and i did not have that with the Q40's.Had them both for more then a year but the WS99 destroys them in fun and overall sound.....
Well if you preferred them to the X1's, then i really need to try them.
I recently auditioned the X1's and i thought they were fantastic. These were my impressions of them (quoted from the dt880 thread)
Phillips Fidelio X1: Man this headphone is good! I think that it compliments the DT880's very well. My first impressions of these were that they sounded thick, meaty, and authoritative without sacrificing the clarity. This headphone has surprisingly good timbre, and did very well on acoustic tracks. The fun factor on this headphones is excellent.. But most impressive of al was the X1's ability to handle bass. Everything about the bass is fantastic. The slam, the rumble, and the extension were all superb, especially since this is an open back headphone. That said the bass can get slightly loose sometimes. In some way then this is kind of like a smoother version of the DT990. The mids are slightly better on the X1's, but the dt990 definitely has the X1 on the ropes in terms of treble. You simply cannot beat the treble of a Beyerdynamic headphone.
Yes stock pads suprised me,just thick enough for me and comfi enough for hours and hours of listening....And X1 was better in soundstage that was awesome and the bass for a open can was also oustanding but i prefer a closed,cause that pounds a lot more....
Not a fan of them at all. I owned some, sold them off. LCD 2 has a far nicer quality of bass, and can also be EQ'd to have ridiculous bass slam, so I have no need for both. Fully aware of the price differences. I guess they have their place in the market, just as any headphone does.
I'm up for anything. Lounge away. I'm happy as long as we adopt this guys attitude:
(Bonus ten points to anyone who can tell me what he's doing)
Anyone know anything about this hybrid planar/neodymium can? Could be great if they get the extension of the planar bass and the impact of the neodymium driver to mesh well...
It's called the OBravo Audio HRIB-1