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post #5731 of 5743
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I doubt my pair or your pair is/will be fake. I bought mine from a legit retailer, I may just be out of luck and got a pair where they hade to use glue for some reason. Anyway, you should not worry. Please get back to me about your headphones though, and this goes for everyone here. If any of you guys have glued earpads or have a box like mine, let me know about it, thanks.


on tuesday my x2 will be arrive i will let you know asap thanks!

post #5732 of 5743

At 30 ohms, I need to turn up the volume with the X2's compared to the HD700's at 150 ohms. Weird. Not sure the sensitivity of both.

post #5733 of 5743

It depends on the amp. Some amps like the Schiit Valhalla work best with high impedance cans like the Sennheiser HD600s, some work better with lower impedance cans like planars. It depends whether the amp has been designed for driving current hungry low impedance cans or the opposite. Output impedance of the amp also has a significant effect. If the amp has high output impedance, then you would need to turn the volume up more compared to high impedance cans as they're less affected by it.

post #5734 of 5743
Right now i have magni 2 and modi 2 what gain is the best for x2 lo gain or hi gain?
post #5735 of 5743
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Right now i have magni 2 and modi 2 what gain is the best for x2 lo gain or hi gain?

Whichever one that has the volume level you want.

post #5736 of 5743
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Right now i have magni 2 and modi 2 what gain is the best for x2 lo gain or hi gain?

 

you would want to use the lowest gain possible.

if the low gain isnt enough you should go for the higher one, but i doubt that the X2 will need the higher gain.

post #5737 of 5743
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Originally Posted by ChesterYonany View Post

you would want to use the lowest gain possible.
if the low gain isnt enough you should go for the higher one, but i doubt that the X2 will need the higher gain.

Yah they said x2 is easy to drive but let see on tuesday because i will receive my x2 on that day....
post #5738 of 5743
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Yah they said x2 is easy to drive but let see on tuesday because i will receive my x2 on that day....

High you gain more bass but also more volume. It's unlistenable for me at 10'o clock. Low gain the sound is tight and you have more volume control. My higher listening peak is 12 or 13, tops.
post #5739 of 5743

 Hey, v1718. Definitely use low-gain with the X2.

The benefits of using low gain with low-impedance cans (X2) are:

-Higher signal to noise ratio due to lower noise floor. This means that the noisy, hissy sounds coming from your source or the amplifier itself aren't being made (much) louder. Instead, the stuff you want to hear is more audible.

-More volume range. With high gain, turning the volume up about 25 degrees from nothing results in crazywtfomg levels of audio. This means there are at least 300 degrees beyond this point that aren't listenable!

-Smaller chance of blowing up your headphones..or ears. What if you accidentally nudge the volume control? :eek:

 

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Originally Posted by liraop View Post
High you gain more bass but also more volume. It's unlistenable for me at 10'o clock. Low gain the sound is tight and you have more volume control. My higher listening peak is 12 or 13, tops.

Sheesh, that is quite loud, my friend. With my Magni2Uber+X2, I listen at no higher than 9 o'clock at low gain. But then again, my source(a laptop via USB) is maxed out.

High gain with the X2 is just..useless to me, haha. There's such a narrow listenable range.


Edited by CaveManta - Today at 7:25 pm
post #5740 of 5743
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Sheesh, that is quite loud, my friend. With my Magni2Uber+X2, I listen at no higher than 9 o'clock at low gain. But then again, my source(a laptop via USB) is maxed out.

I listen that high when I'm under effect. Usually is less than 11. Do you use modi2u as well? Sometimes I regret modi2u... But then I remember coax, USB and optical at the same gear
post #5741 of 5743

Ooh, under effect, eh? :cool: Sounds like you're really enjoying your cans.

You know, there is something about the X2 that really makes me pump up the volume. With my Q701, I can listen at lower volumes(which is better, as the Q701 is less clean at higher volumes.) But with my X2, I want moar bass and stuff, I guess.

 

Yeahh, I always use my Modi2Uber. And I love it! It seems to add a little bit of volume to the bass, I guess because it isn't so rolled-off down there compared to my other sources. But that's another topic!

post #5742 of 5743
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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post

Ooh, under effect, eh? cool.gif Sounds like you're really enjoying your cans.
You know, there is something about the X2 that really makes me pump up the volume.

Oh man. They are the best. There's nothing as when up the skies out these things on and listen a bit louder. Separation and soundstage gets absurdly better. thus, the bass makes it feel more realistic. I really appreciate music like this. I wish I had a vinyl player and a nice chair. But it's just two days to get back in Brazil and listen to my x2 over a bunch of old vinyls.
post #5743 of 5743

You need to get some tubes to go with that vinyl. It will lead to super psychedelic/retro/edgy(hip) sound. It might make the experience even better.

 

Ya know, I used to really trance out while listening to my M50(with trance music no less.) But the X2 also has the ability to do it. I just love this can!

My favorite thing about the X2 is that I can't find anything bad about it. Well, not unless I get super picky :ph34r:.

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