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post #136 of 297

Honestly, I want the Fidelio L2 first, before the X2 comes out. Philips has been completely ignoring the states, it seems.

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post #137 of 297

I'm in America and the L2 was very easy to locate and buy. I ordered it from Amazon.it and I had it about 5 days after ordering. It's not hard to get your hands on one; it's hard to get it for a reasonable price in many areas. There are also a couple in the "For Sale" section of the forums.

post #138 of 297
^ and not to mention that it is even cheaper that way!!
post #139 of 297
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I've not heard the Annie so can't compare. From what I've read, I would say that the L2 probably has less bass than the X1, L1, Momentum, HP50, P7 but more than the AKG K550. It's also to have good soundstage depth if not width, so that could be a nice difference to AKG.

As for the X2, I am intrigued. Especially if it's on par with the L2 and tuned towards music listening, i.e.. more hi-fi.

Many thanks for the comparison! I have tried the X1 once and compared to Annie, X1's bass is all over the place, recessed midrange and dark sound, definitely not my type. L2 seem to suit me well according to reviews and graph. XD
post #140 of 297
L2 has a midrange a lot less even than the x1, having had both. The x1 midrange would be considered natural compared to the l2 and it has a peeky treble but a way more hi fi, grainless sound. The l2 def has a tighter and deeper low end but isn't nearly as punchy. L2 = bright and bass light, x1= warm and even balanced mids to highs if not slightly dark.
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L2 has a midrange a lot less even than the x1, having had both. The x1 midrange would be considered natural compared to the l2 and it has a peeky treble but a way more hi fi, grainless sound. The l2 def has a tighter and deeper low end but isn't nearly as punchy. L2 = bright and bass light, x1= warm and even balanced mids to highs if not slightly dark.

According to the things you write I can say that L2 and X1 has a perfect lovechild now...
Edited by Baycode - 7/28/14 at 7:29pm
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L2 has a midrange a lot less even than the x1, having had both. The x1 midrange would be considered natural compared to the l2 and it has a peeky treble but a way more hi fi, grainless sound. The l2 def has a tighter and deeper low end but isn't nearly as punchy. L2 = bright and bass light, x1= warm and even balanced mids to highs if not slightly dark.

Any natural headphone (open back) for $300-$350? XD
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L2 has a midrange a lot less even than the x1, having had both. The x1 midrange would be considered natural compared to the l2 and it has a peeky treble but a way more hi fi, grainless sound. The l2 def has a tighter and deeper low end but isn't nearly as punchy. L2 = bright and bass light, x1= warm and even balanced mids to highs if not slightly dark.

According to the things you write I can say that L2 and X1 has a perfect lovechild now...

?????  wait have you heard the x2

post #144 of 297
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?????  wait have you heard the x2

 

Yeah, Baycode took delivery a couple of days ago.

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Yeah, Baycode took delivery a couple of days ago.

Please share your impressions. Don't be silly tongue.gif
post #146 of 297

Are you guys Lying. I wont believe it unless I see a pic. 

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Are you guys Lying. I wont believe it unless I see a pic. 

This.

So any recommendation for sub $300-$350 headphone with natural sound? XD
post #148 of 297

He did leave a pic in this thread in one of his earlier post, take it as you will, here it is: http://www.head-fi.org/t/723025/philips-fidelio-x2/75#post_10741324

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Are you guys Lying. I wont believe it unless I see a pic. 

This.

So any recommendation for sub $300-$350 headphone with natural sound? XD

Well I think the x1 is natural. When ppl use the word natural as a descriptor it usually means warm(bass tilt), full mids, even highs, or dark with sweet timbre. In this case and in your opinion the x1 is dark, too uncontrolled in the bass and distant mids(which I can agree there kinda). So you basically want neutral with full mids, tight clean bass, and slightly north of nuetral highs?

 

Dang I cant think of one (open) in that price range to be honest. I would hold tight honestly because the he400i will drop in price dumb fast and ppl will sell it low and close to that on here. I already got an he560 for 759. I think the closest right now is the k712 for sure, it just has to be amped right. I found its spacial cues unnatural for me with a treble peak that was a little annoying but it had good tones and its mids were fuller than I expected, as well as its bass. When I heard the q701 later properly amped I liked it. 

post #150 of 297
I already have the Annie. Guess I will hold up and wait for X2 before selling my Annie for X2 then xD
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