Summary: I love these headphones but they have one small problem and that is the cable, it makes the bass a little loose when you compare it to more precise headphones but now the X2 came out that's been improved.
Summary: Great build, look nice and superb sound with headphone amp. BUT: foam ear cups far too itchy and firm. there is no sculpturing or pivot , so they sit against the widest part of the head and do not envelop the ears properly.
Summary: I have been through three different headphones before these, sending each back for one reason or another. I have finally found a pair of headphones I can't find a reason to send back. The first pair, AKG 550s: Sent back because they were the flattest most unfufilling headphones I've ever heard.
Summary: Great construction and very comfortable in use . Very little pressure over the ears . Yes it does leak sound like a sieve but it really is designed for indoor hi fi use . In that respect it is excellent the dynamic range and sense of space is excellent.
Summary: So after a year spending with them I can say that it was a very good buy. I am very happy with the sound now, but it needed a lot of improvements. First of all that cable, that headphone cable! Just throw it away... The cheapest 3.5 mm cable from Amazon will sound better... But that is past now.
Summary: What a faff I have had in choosing a pair of high end headphones.... Between Beyerdynamic Custom 1's, Sennheiser On Ear's, Monster NTune's plus others I have eventually found best package of look, feel, & audio quality in these Fidelio X1's.
Summary: Used with many different sources, does not seem to have a ceiling. Bought these to replace my old Sennheiser HD-280 Pro after many years of service, the headphones started falling apart so it was time for a little indulgence. The result?
Summary: Bought these to use with the FiiO E17 Portable Headphone Amplifier and USB DAC on my laptop. The sound quality is amazing. I can highly recommend this combo for anyone who wants the best quality for this price range....
great spacial sound with enough bass to excite and treble ...
John B. Ltd "hootboot", Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: I know it's subjective when it comes to listening to music but felt I had to mention that these headphones are 'FANTASTIC' I tried various models from various makers around this price range and some way above but after some serious listening these just pipped everything.