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post #946 of 960

Let`s hope it gets better and report us back. But Tyll also mentioned X2 (and also X1) treble being little grainy/gritty. Personally I don`t hear any graininess with my setup but my X1`s have had long "burn-in" with amping also.

post #947 of 960

I've never heard any grain with the X1's neither. Hmm. Maybe my ears can't hear that certain frequency. :confused_face_2:

post #948 of 960
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No no it's not fatiguing at all. I really enjoy treble - it's warm, smooth, detailed but has some graininess to some high frequencies, imagine like a subtle bad FM radio reception. That's what I mean.

Let's hope that it will be gone after burn in. I've only listened less than 30 hour in total so I'm really hoping it will fade away.

 

Most probably (99,9%) it's caused by badly mastered recordings, which are easier to find nowadays than grains of sand on a beach.

post #949 of 960
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Originally Posted by daylight View Post
 

No no it's not fatiguing at all. I really enjoy treble - it's warm, smooth, detailed but has some graininess to some high frequencies, imagine like a subtle bad FM radio reception. That's what I mean.

Let's hope that it will be gone after burn in. I've only listened less than 30 hour in total so I'm really hoping it will fade away.

 

Most probably (99,9%) it's caused by badly mastered recordings, which are easier to find nowadays than grains of sand on a beach.

Yes, you are right and plus nowadays records be come very loud compared to old records :(

post #950 of 960
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Let`s hope it gets better and report us back. But Tyll also mentioned X2 (and also X1) treble being little grainy/gritty. Personally I don`t hear any graininess with my setup but my X1`s have had long "burn-in" with amping also.

Quoting from Tyll's review:

 

"At this point I have to bring out my one complaint with the X2: it still does seem a little gritty sounding. While the treble has terrific balance, it's not quite as refined as I'd like, but it's certainly very good for a $300 headphone...Yes, I think both cans has a slightly gritty and bothersome treble, but the treble balance of the X2 is so much better that it seems like the grittiness is significantly less apparent."

 

Would be interested in hearing more reports/impressions from owners on this.

post #951 of 960

What would be the best way to improve the sound on the X2? (ordered already)

 

 

 

I don't have an amp or dac but I don't want to spend more than 300-400$ on them. I mostly listen to electronic and hiphop music on a computer and I like strong punchy bass.


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post #952 of 960
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What would be the best way to improve the sound on the X2? (ordered already)

 

 

 

I don't have an amp or dac but I don't want to spend more than 300-400$ on them. I mostly listen to electronic and hiphop music on a computer and I like strong punchy bass.

Asus STX wouldn't hurt. No need for bulky items on your desk neither.

post #953 of 960

What about something like a fiiO E17 dac/amp? I dont know much about amps but it seems to come up often. Would it pair well with the X2?

post #954 of 960
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What about something like a fiiO E17 dac/amp? I dont know much about amps but it seems to come up often. Would it pair well with the X2?

I have no experience with that. Sorry.

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post #956 of 960
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I like when a vendor meets or beats their predicted General Availabilty (GA) date. They told Tyll November for US and the X2 is shipping already at the end of October!
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post #957 of 960

Let`s hope though that they don`t rush with production (faulty units and other quality issues like cable).

post #958 of 960
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Let`s hope though that they don`t rush with production (faulty units and other quality issues like cable).

Don't think so, Phllips QC has always been top-notch in my experience. My S2 are still chugging along and I can't believe I've had these for over a year now since they show no signs of quitting, even my older X1s were like new even after 4 months of constant use, which is more than what I can say for some of my older phones (if I don't baby them, that is)
post #959 of 960
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Originally Posted by daylight View Post
 

No no it's not fatiguing at all. I really enjoy treble - it's warm, smooth, detailed but has some graininess to some high frequencies, imagine like a subtle bad FM radio reception. That's what I mean.

Let's hope that it will be gone after burn in. I've only listened less than 30 hour in total so I'm really hoping it will fade away.

 

 

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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post
 

 

Most probably (99,9%) it's caused by badly mastered recordings, which are easier to find nowadays than grains of sand on a beach.

+1

 

@Daylight download Audacity and load one of the songs you experience "graininess" with. From File menu chose Show Clipping and see if the song have red parts.

post #960 of 960
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Let`s hope though that they don`t rush with production (faulty units and other quality issues like cable).

Don't think so, Phllips QC has always been top-notch in my experience. My S2 are still chugging along and I can't believe I've had these for over a year now since they show no signs of quitting, even my older X1s were like new even after 4 months of constant use, which is more than what I can say for some of my older phones (if I don't baby them, that is)

With X1 quality was problem. Jack socket at cup getting loose/braking + very vary cable quality (look at X1 thread about cable impedance measurements).

Luckily I haven`t had any problems with X1 but cable had unacceptable high impedance which affected sound.

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