Philips Fidelio X2 : A Review by Baycode
Aug 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM Post #46 of 1,061

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For reply to the planar question: I only have a moded, recabled T50RP to compare it to X2. 50RP is a linear HP. Its more neutral and not very warm like X2. Apart from these differences (or strengths IMO) X2 will eat 50RP for lunch!
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X2 is MUCH better in every other aspect IMO.

Wish I had a friend with an X1 and L2 around to compare them with X2
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Interesting. My X1's don't even think about making a meal out of my Nickerfied 50RP's!. But I suppose there are lots of variations to modded 50RP's, and we don't yet know how much of a difference there is between the X1's and the X2's, and of course personal preferences comes into play. Ultimately though I'm glad that you are liking the X2's so much!
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Aug 5, 2014 at 9:07 PM Post #48 of 1,061

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Baycode...u need to find a pair of X1 n complete this review. $$$ lolz.
buy the hd650 too...and then the LCD2..and give us a big shootout !! :p
 
Aug 5, 2014 at 11:14 PM Post #49 of 1,061

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yeah. thats exactly what I said in my first post. 
The X1 does NOT use real leather. I didn't think anyone was under the illusion that 150 dollar cans did. They sound great though, but they are just fancy looking plastic through and through like 99% of all the cans under 300/400 bucks. 
 
Aug 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM Post #51 of 1,061

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Baycode...u need to find a pair of X1 n complete this review. $$$ lolz.
buy the hd650 too...and then the LCD2..and give us a big shootout !! :p


+1 indeed! :)
 
Aug 6, 2014 at 2:36 AM Post #54 of 1,061

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  *wondering how X2 compares to planars...*

from my experience, the X1 DOES NOT use real leather. i've touched it myself, compared it to real leather, and i can tell its fake.

 
From the Philips US website: "Genuine calf leather headband for style and durability."  My X1 headband smells and feels like real leather.  Granted, I haven't tried gnawing on it like beef jerky so I could be wrong.


Also confirmed by my mother who has been doing leather handicraft for almost 20 years. X1 headband uses real leather :wink:
Not that I care about it. Even thinking about removing it to reduce weight.
  yeah. thats exactly what I said in my first post. 
The X1 does NOT use real leather. I didn't think anyone was under the illusion that 150 dollar cans did. They sound great though, but they are just fancy looking plastic through and through like 99% of all the cans under 300/400 bucks. 

Yes, X1 is using REAL leather. Plastic? Aluminium swivel rings. Aluminium cups edges. Cups itself are plastic, but quality ones. Metal grills. Metal headband arches. 99% plastic?
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  I would love to try these "again"!
I had the X1 for a short time, but the sibilance did hurt with that piece, so I sent it back.

 
O_o sibilance on X1 ? Really? Must be coming from Your source/amp. Also might be case of no proper burn-in. Never heard any sibilance with X1.
 
Aug 6, 2014 at 2:48 AM Post #55 of 1,061

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Also confirmed by my mother who has been doing leather handicraft for almost 20 years. X1 headband uses real leather :wink:
Not that I care about it. Even thinking about removing it to reduce weight.

 
 
I do remember the X1 headband having that leathery smell whenever I put them on for a listening session when I owned them. The leather itself is thick and stiff.
 
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Thanks everyone for their contribution to the thread!


@peter123 thanks and you're welcome! are you really coming to Turkey in november? Or just kidding? :p
 

Thank you!
 
Yes I'm really going to Turkey on November 20'th so you better hide those X2 if I still haven't got a pair by then 
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Aug 6, 2014 at 3:40 AM Post #57 of 1,061

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  O_o sibilance on X1 ? Really? Must be coming from Your source/amp. Also might be case of no proper burn-in. Never heard any sibilance with X1.

Yes, I wouldn't mind if it was just a little, but it hurt! I was letting it burn in for days, but it didn't tame down. It was so bad I just had to send it back...I wanted a replacement originally, but it was out of stock...
Some helpful members tried those songs too, and didn't hear sibilance.
I can hear no sibilance with the same setup and same songs with the HE-400, so there must have been something wrong with my X1.

This is so strange though, I was browsing through my photos just a few days ago when I saw the X1 and it got me thinking about trying it again. And now I see this review and I want them again even more...
 
Aug 6, 2014 at 3:47 AM Post #58 of 1,061

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I can hear no sibilance with the same setup and same songs with the HE-400, so there must have been something wrong with my X1.
 

I hear sibilance with the X1 I got too and they're not really as people here describe them to be. Maybe you and I somehow ended up with Fake X1's? or we have the same ears that nobody else has.
 
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  Thank you!
 
Yes I'm really going to Turkey on November 20'th so you better hide those X2 if I still haven't got a pair by then 
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What's a Swede living in Norway doing in Turkey on November 20? Is there a rave going on? 
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Baycode abi, thanks for your effort and time in writing this up. I'd like to see a similar review on the AvB signature line. These are interesting cans ama unfortunate that it seems to have the same size and fit as X1.
 

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