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post #11566 of 11576
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Originally Posted by Pahani View Post
 

Both have excellent bass volume-wise. X00 is clearer, faster, and may extend deeper. X00 isn't *technically* Closed, more like semi-closed..it will leak some sound out.

 

X2 has the wider Soundstage by a fair margin. Both are very easy to drive, X00 has a much higher Maximum rated power input (read: less worry about blowing them up :p)

 

The overall sound signature on both is fairly similar. Not a guarantee, but if you like X2 then X00 SHOULD be right up your alley as well! To my ears, X00 ups the game to HD600 levels of overall fidelity.

 

I am in no way a professional Reviewer, or even a Critical Listener searching for nuanced differences. I'm just a regular dude that throws on my normal playlist and lets it go...so differences I can hear should be great enough that most people won't have to strain to hear it either.

 

As always, YMMV.


well the best way obv is to hear the cans but thats not always possible so one sometimes has to do heavy research and then take calculated risks

 

on the most part people are pretty accurate on here. its defo not a cheap hobby and can't make mistakes too often

 

especially when one relies on online orders. these specific models are not at the local stores for demo :L3000:

post #11567 of 11576

Hey guys, I originally had the V-MODA M-100 but Im considering returning it as its uncomfortable even with the XL pads...

 

Im going to buy this sweet headphone for Christmas. But before I buy it, Is there still a QC problem with the X2? And how does this headphone compare to M-100, HE400s and AKG K7XX in terms of comfort, "fun" sounding, and bass?

post #11568 of 11576

i haven't tried the HE's or the AKG's but have both the X2 and the M-100. comfort definitely goes to the X2, they're like having pillows on your head. as far as fun and bass its easily the M-100's for me. the X2's have a better soundstage and a tad bit clearer but songs sound more fun on the v-moda.

post #11569 of 11576
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Originally Posted by ChinoSon View Post
 

i haven't tried the HE's or the AKG's but have both the X2 and the M-100. comfort definitely goes to the X2, they're like having pillows on your head. as far as fun and bass its easily the M-100's for me. the X2's have a better soundstage and a tad bit clearer but songs sound more fun on the v-moda.

Hey would you consider X2 to be an upgrade over my M-100? And is the X2 good for songs like Hip Pop, Electronic, EDM and Jazz? Does it works well with movies and video games?

post #11570 of 11576
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Originally Posted by jamesgz View Post

Hey would you consider X2 to be an upgrade over my M-100? And is the X2 good for songs like Hip Pop, Electronic, EDM and Jazz? Does it works well with movies and video games?

I wouldn't say upgrade. The sound isn't as upfront like the m-100. They sound good with those genres as that's what I dabble into. Edm and hip hop though are much more fun on the v-modas. Pop and jazz sound a bit better on the X2 as they rely more on clarity and space in their sound. They're not similar phones so hard to say which is better. I use my m1's at work n for travel. Open backs strictly at home.
Before I forget. For games the X2's are great!! Especially with bass boost on with the. HA-2. Great space n separation in Overwatch. Can clearly tell where ppl are
post #11571 of 11576

Does anybody have comparison between X2 and HE400i? 

Its 50$ more expensive than X2 on amazon right now. I don't own an amp. Is it worth getting the He400i without an amp? How does X2's sound compare to HE400i's without an amp and with an amp?

post #11572 of 11576

I had my friend's HE400i a while back and compared it with my X2s. The one thing that stood for me was the soundstage. The X2 had a wider and more spacious soundstage than the HE400i, which sounded more intimate. The X2's had punchier bass, while the HE400i's bass didn't have quite the same punchiness but was more linear and better defined. The HE400i had more detail in the mids and the highs than the X2s, but are pickier than the X2's in terms of amplification.

 

To me, the HE400i is the better set of cans if you're listening to vocal or acoustic music. The X2s are more of all-rounders and highly enjoyable with all kinds of music, especially EDM or hip hop. They're simply the perfect set of can to watch movies.

post #11573 of 11576

Well i went and purchased Xonar DGX hence i found it cheaply by 20€~.Honestly i tried and tried but i cannot hear difference VS integrated alc892 as 2.0 stereo mode.

post #11574 of 11576
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Originally Posted by jamesgz View Post
 

Hey guys, I originally had the V-MODA M-100 but Im considering returning it as its uncomfortable even with the XL pads...

 

Im going to buy this sweet headphone for Christmas. But before I buy it, Is there still a QC problem with the X2? And how does this headphone compare to M-100, HE400s and AKG K7XX in terms of comfort, "fun" sounding, and bass?

I don't have the X2's but I'd spent some time researching them as my next pair of headphones from the M100 for the same discomfort reasons you cited. My understanding is that the sonic changes are overblown between the woox and gibson pads (their official statement said they tested the sound with the glued pads and found no difference, for what it's worth). There were issues, however, when people tried to remove the glued on pads. I found several posts detailing how Phillips replaced the pads for free after people accidentally damaged them during removal, so I wouldn't let the QC drama deter you from getting a pair. They're widely considered one of the most comfortable cans out there, and are the closest you'll get to the fun sound of the M100 with an open pair in the sub-$300 range.


Edited by mauricejohnson - Today at 12:55 pm
post #11575 of 11576
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Originally Posted by nicolo View Post

I had my friend's HE400i a while back and compared it with my X2s. The one thing that stood for me was the soundstage. The X2 had a wider and more spacious soundstage than the HE400i, which sounded more intimate. The X2's had punchier bass, while the HE400i's bass didn't have quite the same punchiness but was more linear and better defined. The HE400i had more detail in the mids and the highs than the X2s, but are pickier than the X2's in terms of amplification.

To me, the HE400i is the better set of cans if you're listening to vocal or acoustic music. The X2s are more of all-rounders and highly enjoyable with all kinds of music, especially EDM or hip hop. They're simply the perfect set of can to watch movies.

I concur with your description, spot on with my experience as well.

The HE400i is probably "technically better" but I enjoy them both equally much. In my opinion they complement each other perfectly.
post #11576 of 11576

Thanks everyone! Just ordered a pair :)

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