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post #976 of 1030
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Lol I thought this was a lounge. Dang!


Just kiddin'..... you get some on threads like that.

 

" No divergence from the thread title - END OF LINE. "

post #977 of 1030
Yeah there are man, and some OPs just won't stand for it.
post #978 of 1030

Why do so many have that much cans haha i only need 1....WS99 haha the rest sucks after listening to those my Q40, X1, WS55 do not need them anymore :atsmile:

post #979 of 1030
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Originally Posted by dailysmoker View Post
 

Why do so many have that much cans haha i only need 1....WS99 haha the rest sucks after listening to those my Q40, X1, WS55 do not need them anymore :atsmile:

so you preferred the WS99 to the Fidelio X1 and Q40's? You mind telling us why?

post #980 of 1030

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.....

post #981 of 1030

Do you use the stock pads on the WS99? 

post #982 of 1030

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)

 

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

 

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. :cool:

 

 

 

post #983 of 1030

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....

post #984 of 1030
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post

 

So much for the JVC SZ

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Yeah there are man, and some OPs just won't stand for it.

 

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)


Edited by White Lotus - 8/26/14 at 8:39am
post #985 of 1030
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

I'm up for anything. Lounge away. I'm happy as long as we adopt this guys attitude:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

(Bonus ten points to anyone who can tell me what he's doing)

He's testing the new ZO FS board with a pair of LCD-X. BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!

post #986 of 1030

He's inferring that LCD cans need his gizmo.......and it has just 'fixed' LCD-X cans....

post #987 of 1030
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post
 

He's testing the new ZO FS board with a pair of LCD-X. BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!

 

TEN POINTS TO YOU SIR

post #988 of 1030
I have a report on the xiami piston 2 low cost 30 dollar delivered iem. They were obtained by my younger bro who seems to be developing an interest in iems for their ability to go into a pocket. So I supply him with a pair of se530s and px100 and along with his cx300 2s I point him to inner fidelity graphs which is all one needs to be able to triangulate a preference.

A really interesting test subject this one....he is so far removed from audiophilia. I had to bail him from the police when he was much younger and decided then to be his friend ...not older brother...a real O.G if ya see what I see.

Being younger than I...he was much more aware of Dr. Dre, Nwa and their total re-shaping of the charts music makeup. I only became aware of dre's music style in early 2014 when it dawned on me that all my favourite urban tracks in the last 20 years are in fact penned by dre. Today's charts are dominated by the sound dre pioneered...with the like of skrillex coming up to mix it with the established beats and rhythms. This is of prime importance if you want to understand the target market for common music.

The first track I put on is a song that is in my head...but I quite like it. Rude...by magic, has a reggae style. It didn't work quite well with this track as I picked out the distant low MIDs right away. I hear this track with my senheisser clip on ear buds with suitable foam covers to control the degree of air seal....giving me an 'open' style sound...this was what I used all week on those cold, dark, and lonely 5 am train rides to work. On this tack the low mid...on stage style of sound is evident...lots of data in the low MIDs saying that is how it is supposedly recorded to sound.

The next track is iggy...compared to my buds, the xiamos rendered this track more correct. It is recorded with an off stage in the mosh pit sound. The ximais are very smooth in the uppermids and renders all the ambience on front row more correctly, giving me a more correct perspective. There isn't that much information in the low MIDs on this track to resolve, but there is a tone in the uppermids and treble and the strength of the xiami is here.

The bass is quite correct for Iggy's fancy track. I didn't run anything through an acoustic track as these headphones are not made for audiophile recordings so can't actually say how accurate the speed of the bass is. Although I think these should do OK with its slightly bright MIDs and treble. Slightly bright but not at all lean....because the bass is all there for today's top hits.

My brother commented that he was considering beats but if these xiamis have a similar bass presence then he isn't because to him and for his music the xiamis are perfect. He also reminded me that he doesn't really listen to Eric Clapton all that much and knows darned well my headphones are much better for those acoustic references. He hated my se530 because for his tracks the bass is AWOL and in doing so...he felt the MIDs were too pumped up and the whole sound was a druggy effect on all the music he likes. Although he messaged me at 11pm after pinching my px100s to say that they're better than all the items I have around.

At this stage it becomes clear that I have a bias...I seek out the on stage sound even when the recording was not recorded with this sound in mind.

What is the on stage sound? It is that wall of sound that many complain about. It existed because of the stage itself bouncing back bass and low MIDs back up to the performers. You can here this on unplugged perspectives because the audience might be on the same floor as the performers...however most live music is observed below the performers floor...down below off stage....so the audience never hear a the power of being on stage because those sounds reflect upwards and the audience is below this point of reference.

I have to keep this in mind more....but it was always on my mind and I never did find that perfect can for recordings presented off stage. To supplement what I new was missing with my hd650 and lcd2.
Edited by SP Wild - 8/30/14 at 6:17pm
post #989 of 1030

Feel free to add the on ear Sony MDR-10RC... :happy_face1:

post #990 of 1030

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

 

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