Originally Posted by mejoshua
If you like bass you'd be better off with the x2. The he-560 will give you deeper extension but it won't be as 'fun'. Soundstage performance def goes to the 560. It throws a larger stage. For the price difference the X2 is def more value for money though...
I didn't think planar magnetics are known for their soundstage. And from what I've read of HiFiMan headphones below the HE-560 the Philips Fidelio X2 should have a larger soundstage. Not sure about the 560, I've read up on it the least.
I've listened to the K712 and R70x, and the X2 has the best balance of fun and soundstage in comparison so it's the better all-rounder. I'm someone who has used the AD700 for years and transitioning to the X2's soundstage is no problem at all. People often say the AKG K/Q7 and Audio-Technica AD series of headphones has a much more spacious soundstage than the X2. But I have to disagree somewhat, the difference isn't night and day, but I can tell. Still, I could continue to use the X2's and never feel like I need more soundstage. Sound direction and distance in gaming and movies is a piece of cake with these headphones and nobody should be discouraged when reading soundstage comparisons like I was.
Edited by Draulius - Yesterday at 8:49 pm