Been using the X1 for a short while and love them but now I want more, would the X5 be a noticeable upgrade on a pair of AKG550s?
Love the X1, should I upgrade to the X5?
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Hi, in my opinion yes, definitely. I have the X1 and the X5, and the AKG550s, and to put it as simply as I can - I'm no audiophile so I'm not going to attempt to talk about soundstages and so on - the sound of the X5 is clearer and you can make out the different instruments better. What I would say though, is that with the recent release of the next generation X3 it might be worth waiting until more reviews and comparisons start to come in, to see if the upgrade to that one might not be a better idea. You'd save a lot of money and I suspect that the gap between the X3 and the X5 might have narrowed significantly, ready for the inevitable X5 2nd generation.