Reddit Reddit reviews Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Powerful 50mm neodymium drivers for wide yet precise range. Connectivity Technology: WiredAcoustic open-back architecture for pristine audio fidelityDouble-layered ear shells engineered for sound precisionDedicated cable management clip for tangle-free easeDeluxe memory foam ear pads for long-wearing comfort
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95 Reddit comments about Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

u/Vortax_Wyvern · 16 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Wall of text ahead. Please, read only if you are really interested...

What I usually recommend when someone ask for advice about gaming headsets is: Gaming headset are crap 99% of the time. They provide very poor sound quality, and any good headphone (literally, even 40$ ones) will sound far better than expensive 300$ headsets. The question is not if headphones are better than headset (the answer is “Hell, YEAH”). The question is, are they better for you?

What are you planning to use your headphones for? Just for gaming, or for gaming and music listening?

If the answer is “just for gaming”, then ask yourself if a Hifi headphone is what you need. Usually games don’t really need high quality headphones, since they provide low quality sound, and you will be more concentrated gaming than listening. In that scenario, everything will serve you, and gaming headsets have the advantage of the integrated microphone.

So, if you want something good for gaming, and just for gaming, with integrated microphone, then the only two headsets with good enough quality sound (aka don’t suck) are:

HyperX Cloud (70$)

Sennheiser G4me One (170$)

Both are good choices. Or go with any fancy RGB headset you find (Logitech, Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, etc), you will most probably don’t notice the difference while gaming.

BUT, if you plan to use them for music listening besides gaming, then keep reading.

Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must either use a desk microphone like this, use a modmic like this one. or if your budget is tight, something like this. The first one requires desk space. The second and third one are detachable micro, with an extra cable you’ll have to deal with. Any of them are a nuisance. Any solution is annoying. All of them are an extra expense that must be accounted. If micro is a must and you are not willing to bother with this solutions, please, go back to HyperX Cloud or G4me One.

Ok, so, you really want some damn good headphones, that also can be used for gaming! Keep reading, please (are you bored yet?).

You can choose Closed back headphones (the classic ones you have already used. Closed back models offer good isolation and do not leak sound. This is your choice when there are people around you, or you want isolation from noisy a environment.) or Open Back headphones (Open back models offer next to no isolation and will leak sound -and allow you to hear what happens around you-, but they are the best sounding models). Open headphones achieve the best sound, soundstage (feeling that sound is coming from around you) and imaging (ability to locate the origin of one sound).

If you are here because you want to get a replacement for a gaming headset, I would recommend you Open back, but since they don’t isolate, you must choose. If isolation is required, get closed back, if that’s not a concern, go open.

Some closed back cans:

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. 100$. Balanced headphones, very good feedback from lots of people. Typical entry level headphones to the rabbit hole.

Sennheiser HD 598Cs. 125$. Balanced, very very detailed, great instrumental separation. Comfortable as hell, Very recommended.

Beyerdynamic DT770. 160$. V-shaped signature (lots of bass and lots of treble). Great for explosions, movies, and rock. Treble can be harsh if you are sensible. Get the 32 ohm version, as the 80 (may) and 250 (do) need an amplifier to work properly.

Those are some examples of entry-mid level of closed cans. There are lots more, depending of your budget!

As for open cans:

Superlux HD668b. 40$. Those are THE CANS. The best quality for low budget you can get. Hands down. Great soundstage, Bass light. They are not too comfortable, but pads can be changed for a deluxe comfort (extra expense). You are not getting anything better at this price. For gaming in a budget, this are the headphones you were looking for,

Philips SHP9500. 80$. Mid-forward signature. Good soundstage, great comfort. Very detailed. Another amazing quality for the budget headphone.

Sennheiser HD 598 SR. 170$. Very similar to the HD 598Cs, but with open back. Wider soundstage, a little less bass. Very balanced headphones. Super-duper comfortable. Great for long gaming sessions.

Philips Fidelio X2. 250$. V-shaped signature. Those are in another league. Build quality is just.. OMG. Extreme soundstage and imaging. More comfortable than the HD 598. Bass is BOOOOOM!!!. A little pricey, and can be somewhat fatiguing to listen if you are treble sensible, due to high treble.

Well, that’s all. I have selected only headphones that don’t need an amplifier. Now is your turn to research, watch some Youtube videos, read some reviews, and give them a try.

All this headphones are GOOD. No trash here, and all them will make you open your eyes when listening your music if you are coming from standard headsets. You will notice sounds, instruments, that you never realized they were there, even if you had listened this song a thousand times before. Try them, and be amazed.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.

u/xSociety · 16 pointsr/gifs

I have these and I forget I'm wearing them often when gaming.

u/DrakeDun · 15 pointsr/Vermintide

Open-backed audiophile level headphones. Left For Dead on XBox taught me to use my ears.


For my part I cannot imagine how people play with FOV 120 or whatever the max is. The distortion is unbearable to me, aesthetically. I suspect it would also destroy my ability to headshot, since tracking distances become so variable.


Depending on the weapon, I'm typically putting up a 65 - 85% headshot to melee kill ratio. Upward of 200 headshots per map as often as not. North of 300 when team is not putting in work. Doubt I could do that through reverse fish eyes.


Even at FOV 120 you still have 260 degrees not in LOS. At most we're talking 67% blindspot instead of 82% blindspot. Either way yo gon' git stabbed in da butt, if you're not listening for the adorable little pitter-patter of rat feet.


EDIT: Dude, talking about this made me want to know what actual natural human FOV is so I looked it up. [210 per Wikipedia.] ( You would need some huge-ass display to make that work.

u/_OVERHATE_ · 12 pointsr/headphones

In order of price:

  • Creative Aurvana Live! (NOT THE LIVE 2).

  • Audio Technica ATH-WS1100

  • Phillips Fidelio X2 The Fidelios L1 are also good on bass.

  • Beyerdynamic DT770

  • V-MODA M100

  • Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 (Mahogany have the best bass, Purplehearts have the most bass, Ebony have the most controlled bass)

  • Fostex TH900 Simply, the best bass headphone money can afford. Its craaaaaazy.

    There are others that people like to recommend the old Denons, specially the D2000 that can be found cheaper in Ebay, but its a pain in the butt to find, same with the MDR-XB1000.

    Some people will also mention some JVC ones, but i havent had the chance to try them. Btw some people will recommend the HE400i and please no stay away from them. Stay away from Planars in general if you want Basshead levels of Bass, the LCD-2 Pre-Fazor being the only exception (i tried it like a year ago so i dont remember a lot but i liked it).
u/copot1234 · 11 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

About $200 on Amazon. The official site lists the recommended price at $300 though.

u/JahRo225 · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

Fidelio X2's are 198 + S&H with the $50.00 coupon going on now. They rival some top tier cans and are amazing for music and gaming. Skip the garbage phones and get this + a Boompro or ModMic

u/adm96 · 5 pointsr/headphones

If you don't want to worry about an amp, the Fidelio X2's come to mind. They're efficent (no need for an amp), have a fun sound signature, and have a very wide soundstage that you will really benefit from when gaming.

u/KrustysKomedyKlassic · 5 pointsr/headphones

Ordered these today! Hopefully will have them this weekend.

u/Fenghoang · 4 pointsr/headphones

They're on sale again, in case you missed the Amazon Prime Day deal last week.

There appears to be two versions of the X2HR on Amazon (the X2HR/00 and X2HR/27). Not sure if there's a difference but this is the X2HR/00 version.

Camelcamelcamel price history for the X2HR/00 and the X2HR/27. Also the discontinued X2/27 for comparison.

u/rsilverblood · 4 pointsr/ZReviews

Here's the TL;DR of differences between Gibson and Philips for the Fidelio X2 manufacturing:

Philips sold the plant to Gibson, and now Gibson manufactures the headphones. Gibson tried using glue to hold the earpads better to the cup, and they said it didn't affect the sound quality, but was a QC issue. Gibson has said that because this interfered with the removable earpads, they would revise this going forwards. Some new stock and some used pairs might have the glue issue, but this is only important if you plan on using aftermarket earpads (or if you plan to use it long-term and might need to replace the stock earpads later down the line).


(Reddit thread with a guy who works on the Fidelio X2 team confirming an error in QC.)

(Zeos compares the differences in a video.)

(Picture of the glue before and after being removed, courtesy of Massdrop.)

(Head-fi thread/topic about the issue. Likely the least helpful link here. View at your own discretion.)

For a time, Amazon's product page for the Philips Fidelio X2 mentioned that some earpads might come glued, and if so, to contact customer support for a replacement. (The warning is no longer there, now.)

Read the most helpful reviews on the Amazon product page, if you'd like to. One talks about QC issues and customer support. Others mention the product's quality. This should help you make up your mind.

Hope all these links are helpful for ya. Cheers,

u/PewPewJester · 3 pointsr/headphones

I've not listened to the Phillips Fidelio X2 but the ppl on this sub seem to recommend it often. Might suit your preference for bass.

My personal recommendation would be the HE-400S. Sits right in your budget, excellent mids and solid bass. The bass might not hit as low as other cans, but it sounds well defined and not muddy to my ears. Furthermore, the bass can be elevated using leather pads.

Also, I've also heard wonders about the HE-400i, if you can find it on sale, you should grab that. It's probably worth more than the X2 and the 400S. However, these cans need decent amping to work to its full potential.

u/SubsequentDownfall · 3 pointsr/aphextwin

Philips X2 are probably the best choice. They have a slightly "V" shaped sound signature, which puts the drums slightly forward in most mixes, and really are known for complimenting electronic music because of their sound signature. They are a great balance between "forgiving" and "revealing" meaning they can still make poorly mastered recordings sound good, and can still show quite a bit of detail that most headphones will not be able to show. Before their release Sennheiser's HD600, were the main champ of the "mid-fi" range, but after the X2's were released plenty of people say they prefer them. They're really known for their very good bass and mids, what I really like about them is their soundstage is 3-D meaning sounds can be perceived as not only appearing around you, but above and below you and I've heard this very frequently in Aphex Twin songs, specifically the drums in IZ-US and the slow monophonic synth at around 2:30 in Mt. Saint Michel's Mix.

Here's a good review, and a more entertaining, but far less objective review.

Other options to consider are Hifiman's HE-400s, I have heard mixed stuff about them from "meh" to "absolute game changer for $300". But they are certainly worth looking into.

If you're looking to spend less and get the headphones Richard says are his favorite for studio, the Sony MDR-7510 would be good to look into.

If you find you can't get your headphones to good listening levels, notice a lot of floor noise, or just want to spend more money to get a little better sound you should maybe look into getting a dedicated headphone amp. I personally use the Schiit Fulla for my Philips X2's, and I think they make a difference well worth the price. The next step up would be NwAvGuy's Objective2 Amp which is well known for competing against much higher priced amps and being very neutral.

If you want to do more of your own research I highly recommend using head-fi's popular headphone guide or posting a purchase advice thread in /r/headphones. Spending $300 is a big decision and there's a HUGE difference in the best headphones $300 can buy and the worst. I would definitely avoid noise-cancelling and blutooth unless it's an absolute necessity since it just redirects the price tag to additional technology instead of focusing on the driver. Also in pretty much any price bracket, open-back headphones will trump closed-back. Open back allow for a much larger soundstage and typically do everything better than closed. Before I made the move to open back I hated the idea, but after hearing how open back headphones almost feel like sitting perfectly in between two very nice speakers, I never can imagine going back to closed.

I will any questions you (or anyone else) have.

u/thatflyingsquirrel · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

If you’re on a budget. Plug directly into the controller.

Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One PC, Beexcellent Noise Reduction Crystal Clarity 3.5 mm Professional Game Headphones with Microphone for Laptop Tablet Mac … (Blue)

If you’re not on a budget.

Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

Creative Sound Blaster X7 High-Resolution USB DAC 600 ohm Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth Connectivity

u/bigdoghogfrog · 3 pointsr/headphones

Here are my recommendations that will work with a V-Moda Mic:



If you want an overall better experience/quality and have the money - X2:

I'm sure there are other options out there using the Modmic(attaches to any headphone) but these are the ones I have experience with and would recommend using the V-Moda cable. Obviously prices will vary but those 9500's are on for a good price IMO. None of these require an aftermarket Amp(I'd get one anyway though!) as they are under 50ohm.

u/QuipA · 3 pointsr/headphones
u/mrstinton · 3 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

So since I did a lot of searching prior to purchase but couldn't find anything - to anyone else considering using the Ikea Fredde desk and the X34 together, the the monitor stand just barely doesn't fit on the raised shelf and so I had to screw a small metal plate to the back to accommodate the rear foot of the stand. It's a fine solution and I can't see the plate during regular use so it's seamless.

I'm super happy with the monitor besides some minor bleed in the corners but UNF I just can't get over that colour accuracy and encompassing view! With this addition to my setup I feel like I'm at max level, i.e. can't "level up" (at least not very far), with regards to my audio/video setup.

Anyone with a nice ultrawide monitor shouldn't skimp out on audio too! I see a lot of ascension posts featuring $100 Logitech speakers, which are fine but you can improve on audio as much as video! To anyone looking for an excellent performance to value ratio mid-fi 2.1 audio solution to complement their ultrawide I can't recommend this combo highly enough: Audioengine A5+ bookshelf speakers + S8 subwoofer.

EDIT: Forgot about headphones! My point still stands, don't be afraid to spend more for a better experience! I love my Philips Fidelio X2 for both gaming and movies. If you're in the market for some cans head on over to /r/headphones and ask for purchasing advice in the sticky.

u/KasaiSV · 3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Thanks a bunch for all the info. I'll have to do some research into the planar headphones. Until I did a quick search I had no idea what those were.

Are these the Fidelio x2s you were talking about:

They're currently 160 on Amazon. Not sure what they normally run for.

u/foamed · 3 pointsr/DevinTownsend

Three headphones which are recommended for first time buyers looking to invest in a higher quality pair of headphones are Audia-Technica's ATH-M50x, Grado's SR80e and Beyerdynamic's DT-770 Pro 80ohm.

Sennheiser's HD650 would be better for Devin's type of music, but it's also a big step up in price and they should only be used inside as you need a good DAC to drive them.

Personally I'm using several different headphones depending on if I'm in front of my computer, in the living room or outside. My two main headphones are Philips Phidelio X2 and the Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32ohm limited edition.

Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, AKG, ATH and Grado are usually safe brands to go for when looking for higher quality headphones.

u/fikshunn · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/SeafoodDuder · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm not the guy that suggested you the Philips Fidelio X2s but there are quite a few used on amazon for $198. They're fulfilled by amazon, so if you don't like them then you can always send them back.

I'm wearing a pair right now and love them, they're very fun to listen to. They're great for all-around listening, vocals, the bass, it's a jack of all trades IMO.

u/materix01 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Phillips X2 which you often seen on Amazon around $200-220ish.

Sennheiser HD598 which I heard is going to be as low as $99 during Black Friday but even at $150 is great.

The AKG 7KXX is a Massdrop exclusive that pops up fairly frequently (if you request it, Massdrop will notify you when they are available again) and you can find them second hand online

I have not used the MX50x myself but they get a lot of hate here on reddit. People find them very muddy and many seem to prefer the M40x over the M50x. If you don't mind buying an amp, Sennheiser HD600 and 650 are probably the king of midfi and the most popular audiophile headphones in the community for good reason.

u/DieselWang · 2 pointsr/audiophile

For your taste in music, I would lean towards the X2's for their excellent bass and enjoyable nature:

Some reviews:

u/jbramont · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I've had my Philips Fidelio X2 for a month now. I find myself listening to music a lot more with them, and the gaming experience is amazing. I've been playing a lot of Rainbow 6 Siege with them and opponents always ask me; "How do you always know where we're at?"

Before buying the Fidelios, I was using Logitech G930s 7.1. The difference is night and day.

u/dylan43270 · 2 pointsr/ZReviews

If you want to help support Zeos, please use his affiliate link:

u/Eyloner · 2 pointsr/headphones

The [Beyerdynamic DT 770, 80 Ohm Pro] ( boasts very boosted bass and treble, great for EDM. I describe the sound as mechanical, almost machine-like - again, great for electronic music with artificial synthesizers. But listening to high notes hurt like hell in the beginning until your ears get used to the piercing sound. Think nails screeching off a chalkboard.

The Fidelio X2, while open-backed, delivers amazing yet controlled bass. Unlike the DT 770, they work well for all genres of music because they have a more balanced sound signature. A pair of headphones suitable for true bassheads.

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u/2capp · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I only deal with open headphones so here's what I'd recommend. You can skip an amp with any of these and be fine.

Audio-Technica ath-ad900x - I have these with the exact setup you want. The modmic was a little annoying to get to attach right but it hasn't fallen off. They sound great but not a ton of low end. The head suspension thing is comfy but kinda fiddly. Steal a worn out hair tie from your girl and put it between the arms and then forget it's there. Recommended without hesitation.

Sennheiser HD598 - warm sound, comfy. Not much to say, they're easy to listen to, easy to drive, and they're reasonably priced. Also recommend without hesitation.

I'd advise against the DT-990s unless you can return them if you don't like them. The v-shape sound is very polarizing and you'll either like it or you won't. I found the highs to be like an ice pick to the brain with most things I listened to. Some well produced stuff sounded great but they're fatiguing to listen to. They are also the most uncomfortable headphones I've ever put on my head, ymmv. I returned them.

If you feel like hitting the top of your budget I LOVE my Philips Fidelio X2. These actually replaced my Audio-Technicas as my daily driver. Great bass, good mid range, little grainy on the highs but it isn't harsh and how much depends on the recording. They're really comfortable but also a little on the heavy side. Again, recommend you buy from somewhere you can return just in case.

Any other questions let me know.

u/InhailedYeti · 2 pointsr/headphones

Depending on what your definition of immersion is, I usually find open backs to be more immersive. They usually sound a bit more natural and, well, open, often offering a wider soundstage (how wide they sound, with some headphones making it sound like sounds come from inches outside of the actual speaker).

Depending on your budget the common suggestions for gaming is something like the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (a good amount of bass and boosted high frequencies as well) or the Phillips Fidelio X2 (possibly more bass though likely less clean and a very wide soundstage but a little less high frequency than what's considered neutral).

It's hard recommending headphones because people have such a wide variety of preferences, everybody's ears are different and headphones come in a very large variety themselves. Your best bet would be to try some out beforehand at a local store if possible or just make use of amazons return policy. Even at like a Target or something, listen to their demo pairs and pay attention to what you like (bass quality/quantity, mids which is usually vocals and can help with guitars, and high frequencies like cymbals and snares) and see if you like more or less of any of the frequency range.

u/shadyinternets · 2 pointsr/gaming

generally the best sounding setup will not be a "gaming headset", but just a pair of good headphones with a separate mic.

what is your budget? that is a big factor as there is a huge variety of headphones out there all across the price spectrum.

i currently use Phillips Fidelio X2's with an Antlion ModMic running through a beyerdynamic usb dac/amp (soundcard basically, not even necessary but i had it already and its convenient) and love the setup. ive gone through several other headphones but found this setup to be the most comfortable with best sound. the X2's barely feel like youre wearing anything, have great soundstage and just sound really good in general. i previously used beyerdynamic mmx300's which are an actual headset (mic attached) but moved away from them as they just were not quite as comfy as i wanted for longer usage. also the mic didnt detach so it got annoying at times. other headphones i tried are my akg 553 pros, ath m50x, oppo pm3 and fostex th x00 but none quite had the "full package" of great sound and comfort of the x2's though. not the cheapest setup, but it works great and im happy with it so worth it to me.

in general the idea is to just get headphones from an actual headphone manufacturer, not a does it all like logitech. they make so many different things, headphones just arent a priority. others have mentioned the sennheiser game ones, which is at least a headset from an actual headphone company. the hyperx clouds are also supposed to be very good for the price despite not being from a headphone company, but that is probably because they are based off of the beyerdynamic mmx300, which is just the beyer dt990s with a mic. meaning the clouds are just a much more affordable clone basically.

at the minimum just try to avoid buzzwords like "7.1 surround". the headphones dont have 8 speakers in them (there are a few that tried doing such, but so few it doesnt matter), theyre not actually doing any surround sound so dont fall for it.

u/Alkali-A · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I'm found ya a couple options for ya.

Planar Magnetic Headphones aka "special driver headphones"

Monoprice M1060s Perfectly fine stock, maybe a change of earpads if you're looking for something a little "more"

Modhouse Argon Mk3s These are specially modded headphones that give you an option for choice of headband material and earpad material (sheep leather is soft man)

Dynamic Open Headphones aka, "normal headphones"

AKG K712 Pros Very accurate, lots of soundstage, plenty of bass You may have to get a used pair as prices are on the rise

Philips X2/27 Almost the same as the 712s, a little more narrow of a soundstage and "possibly" less accurate Debatably less comf (comparatively speaking) Again, you'll need to get them used but they're cheaper used than 712s

Audio Technica ATH AD series Very accurate, good soundstage, amazing treble, but definitely bass light. It's an entire series of headphones and each model up adds a slight bump in quality overall, used or otherwise

Dynamic Closed Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Plenty of soundstage, treble is there, and BASS

AKG K553 Pros Accurate, excellent mids, lacks soundstage but remarkably good build

Shure SRH840 Hesitant to put this on the list as this is basically how to perform studio monitoring Super Neutral, accurate as it gets almost, not a huge player in the soundstage game. You'll need new earpads for particularly long sessions of use

And finally the Koss KSC75s get a pair, no exceptions. They are not a replacement for ANY of the other options on this list as they're closer to earbuds than headphones, but the amount of sound quality you get for their 15 dollar price point you should already own a pair

A few of these may be hard to drive on their own and may need a headphone amp or dac/amp combo to run properly and if you're not at ease with that right now there are always options.

Edit: removed accidental affiliate links that snuck in

u/OverExclamated · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Two picks that you can't go wrong with are:

Open backs: Fidelio X2 + VModa BoomPro

Closed backs: Audio-Technica MSR7 + VModa BoomPro

Spendy yes, but these are essentially the top of the heap for great sounding, well built, comfortable, and easy to use headsets. Compatible with pc and most consoles, either of these should last a lifetime save for maybe the cords or pads which are replaceable. Buying 'Used - Like New' is an option to save a bit.

If you decide using a desktop mic is an option, then the DT990's have already been suggested. The ModMic is an attachable mic option that works with everything, but it adds yet another cord so it's not an option I'm particularly fond of.

If you decide the options above are just more than you really want to spend, there are a few good budget picks as well.

u/Fritz125 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hello again guys. :)

I came here 6 months ago looking for help and advice before getting my current pair of Sennheiser HD 598s.

The 598s are really good and all, they met my expectations.

This was my first pair of actual audiophile headphones, and it was a great and fun experience, from researching to using the headphones.

As many of you predicted, I am now looking for something better and more expensive, now complete with a DAC and an amp.

I currently have my eyes set on the HIFIMAN HE400Ss.
I'm looking for a balanced or neutral sound signature, maybe even a bit bright. I do not mind the lack of a punchy bass as long as it's not completely void of any bass. I also like mid-treble heavy headphones, like my current pair.

I've done my research about them and they seem to meet what I'm looking for. I've however, read about the not-so-great construction quality and use of plastic of the headphones. This isn't really much of a concern since my focus is of course audio quality. It is however, something to consider.

For the amp and DAC I think I would go with the Shiit Vali 2 and Modi 2

This would be a grand total of $570 + shipping. Quite a big difference from the $100 I spent on my 598s (I got em' on a good sale on my country's amazon.

I was hoping you guys could tell me if I am making the right decision, your experiences with the headphones, a recommendation for a different headset or a different amp and DAC combo, etc.

The thing I would use them mainly on is definitely gaming, followed by listening to Rock, Soft Rock, Classical Rock, Classical Music, some Punk. I would also use them to plug in my guitar and digital piano, but not as much as gaming or music.

Note: The Philips X2 Fidelio have also caught my eye and was wondering how do they fare against the HE400Ss.

My budget would be less than $350-400 for the headphones, and around $300 for the amp and DAC.

Thanks everyone for their time :)

By the way, sorry for any mistake on my english, I consider my self good at it, even though mistakes pop from time to time.

Sincerely, Fritz.

Edit: Hmm, the BeyerDynamic DT 88s Also seem like an interesting choice to consider. The 600 ohm version is pretty tempting.

u/Mmmmmmmmmmmmmkay · 1 pointr/headphones

Cant say ive watched their sales since I bought mine, though I bought mine a year ago during the last holiday shopping season they dropped to $199.

Heres a price chart of what they've been sold for on amazon.

u/pullupman1 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Audio-technica has a line of open back headsets... I personally use the ATHADG1 Open-Back Gaming Headset, but I linked the one without a mic, since you said you have a stand alone mic... Hope I could help!

edit- my friend who owned a nice pair of audio-technica's said that he likes the sound better on this open back headset, he also said it was a bit more durable and comfortable, both are great I hear though...

u/Elnrik · 1 pointr/ZReviews

I was going to say much the same. Try it before spending more.

As far as suggestions go, I recently got the red K7XX drop, and find my Fidelio X2 to be better. Better built, better sounding, more comfortable. (Take note AKG, that is how a suspension style headband should be made.). It's not night and day better, but it edges out the K7XX in enough categories to make it the clear winner.

Your going to love that Micca Origen+.

Anyway... If you didn't want to wait on the drop, here you go., or you might be able to convince me to sell my red K7XX. Less than a week old. Pics are in my "new addition to the herd" thread.

u/Always_Excited · 1 pointr/headphones

I have a bose companion 5. I find the sound very satisfactory but I live in an apartment, so I'm trying to get a headphone for nights.

Does this count as DAC amp people talk about?

If not, what's a good one that will go with Sennheiser HD 598 Cs or HIFIMAN HE-400I? or X2s?

u/Gamesrock22 · 1 pointr/ZReviews


If you're in the U.S, you can get them from Amazon Warehouse deals for ~$178 like I did a few weeks ago

u/gen10 · 1 pointr/headphones

Would it be a a bad idea to hit the amazon warhouse deals for around [$170] ( and drop the saved money into the dac? I would be losing out on the warranty I assume though. Whats the warranty on these things anyway, 1 year?

u/SomeoneHasThis · 1 pointr/buildapcsales
u/Mad_Economist · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

Hm. Alright, so I've run some numbers, and I have a rather unorthodox but viable option for a headphone which has a v-shaped sound, no isolation, and good positional audio. This was harder than you might think, as bass and low isolation do not often go hand-in-hand, but here we are.

Beyerdynamic's DT990 can be had around [$160 new] (, but used it can be as low as [$100] ( (though be warned, Beyer pads flatten fast, so a used model may need a $30 pad replacement in fairly short order). The DT990 is a very bright, quite bass-boosted headphone, to the point of not being to many people's taste, but it's a very competent headphone if you like your sound with an extra helping of bass and treble. It's an acquired taste for many, but that status keeps it very cheap on the second-hand market. The DT990 is fairly high impedance, however, so I'd recommend an amplifier with it - [this Monoprice DAC-amp] ( should be around $60 after whatever 20% off code Jet's running these days.

Of course, that's a fair amount of moving parts, and a lot of people really don't like Beyer's take on treble, so here's a simpler alternative if you prefer: [Philips' Fidelio X2] ( for [$165 shipped on Amazon used, fulfilled by Amazon] ( A fairly competent headphone plagued by scandals and QC problems, the X2 isn't a good pick at its usual asking price in my opinion, but used for $165 it's a competent pick with a "fun" tuning with boosted bass and treble. It's also very efficient, meaning that you don't need an amp - it'll run happily off your computer or cell phone to ear-splitting levels.

Sorry for the delayed response, by the way - busy times.

u/xD4rkFire · 1 pointr/headphones

I just noticed that the same notice is on the product page for the Phillips Fidelio X2's.


u/Stelekin · 1 pointr/headphones

Are there any amps or dac/amp you would recommend to pair with the Philips X2/27 Fidelio? I read on this subreddit that you need a low impedence dac/amp for a low impedence headphone such as these. Around $50 or less would be great since I just purchased the this headset and a mic for around $320.

u/eagles310 · 1 pointr/headphones

I will say tho, if you have no issue with the glue and won't change them AMZ has these on used warehouse for $141

u/90N1NE · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

You might be interested in the Fidelio X2 which are $146 via Amazon Warehouse Deals currently.

I have some ATH A900X with brainwavz pads that I'd be willing to sell (they are closed though). Also located in MD (north of Baltimore).

u/parion · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - $150, flexible

Source - Computer

Requirements for Isolation - None, going to be using this at my computer primarily. Would like to hear my surrounding, so open back preferred

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Rarely, if any.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Over ear, open back

Preferred tonal balance - Basshead

Past headphones - ATH M50X

Preferred Music - Bass heavy music (Electro, dubstep, funk). Would mainly use these for gaming, however.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Open back headphones with the same audio quality from the M50X


Last time I posted this, someone told me to go with the Philips SHP9500S Over-Ear Headphone. Someone else advised me with the Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium Headphones. I was hoping for headphones that meet in the middle of this price range and offer the same sound quality (or better, if that's even possible) of the M50X.

u/blasterdude8 · 1 pointr/buildapc

As I mentioned in the post I currently use this receiver and a set of Phillips X2 heaphones or a nice pair of stereo monitors depending on the situation. That said I'm interested in the devices you're referring to if you think they'd be superior.

u/Toastersaregood · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/FragileDrummer · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey guys, I was just recently introduced to the world of headphones by a friend, and I have been doing some research on what I want. I would appreciate any help you guys could give me.

So far the only reference point I have is the Audio-Technica ATH-M50s, so you can probably see that I don't have much experience.

Here is what I want:

  • 100% mobile

  • No amp (but I am considering getting a mobile amp if the price:performance is worth it)

  • Somewhat stylish, I don't buy for looks but if I am wearing these in public I don't want to look that stupid

    Some other info about me that could help:

  • Was originally looking at active noise cancelling, but due to poorer sound quality I have drifted away from it (I am around loud music a lot, specifically drums)

  • Going to be a freshman in college next year, pretty big university (another reason for noise cancelling/isolation)

  • Price range will be weird, I am mainly looking for good price:performance

  • Probably won't be used for gaming, but I do play on my PC

    Here is what I am looking at so far:

  • Philips X2/27 Fidelio Headphones

  • Audio Technica ATH-ANC9

    I would greatly appreciate any advice you guys can give me. Thanks in advance!
u/codyxephos · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm one click away from buying the Philips Fidelio X2, but before I did that I was just wanting to make sure I was making the right choice.

I'm just after some open backs that have solid bass and would be good for listening to hip hop and playing games on, am I making a good decision in buying these or is there another set that would be better? I've read great reviews for the X2 so I'm ready to buy them if they're the best set to get.

u/novanuus · 1 pointr/headphones

This one ?

Also is there a good review of it? Would it be better to go for the antlion modmic or vice mods boompro?

u/plazman30 · 1 pointr/iphone

>Have you looked at a smaller in ear insert combined with an over the ear hanger? That's what did the trick for me for extended usage.

Can you recommend something?

Right now I am using the Fidelio X2 along with the BoomPro. I work from home and already owned the headphones.

The setup is insanely comfortable. I can easily sit on an all day conference call and it does not bother me.

The problem is the mute switch and iOS. The mute switch because it doesn't mute, and iOS because it won't always stay on the call screen unlocked so I can easily mute and un-mute. Sometimes, my phone will happily stay on the call screen and I can mute and un-mute to my heart's content. But a lot of times, the phone chooses to lock, and then I have to unlock it, switch to the call screen and un-mute my phone.

I've reported this bug to Apple with each minor and major iOS release, and they don't seem to want to fix it.

u/VLAD1M1R_PUT1N · 1 pointr/LogitechG

I mean a high quality pair of headphones and an actual separate microphone. I'm currently using a Philips Fidelio X2 headphone with a Blue Yeti microphone, but a lot of people go with something cheaper like an Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and an Antlion ModMic. These leave you without the gimmicks of "gaming" audio, but rather with pure quality sound. Obviously there are many other combos out there that people use, which is awesome because you can tailor yours to your own needs.

u/ECEXCURSION · 1 pointr/audiophile

With that said, I bet you'd love the Philips Fidelio X2's then. I have the X1's and I can't say enough. With that price point I would absolutely go that route if you can find them for a good price (they go from $200-$250ish). You won't be disappointed.

u/tapdeezy · 1 pointr/gamingsuggestions

I use the [Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium Headphones] ( and the sound is amazing.

Although technically it doesn't qualify as a gaming headset, the width and depth of the soundstage makes it much easier to identify enemies over great distances and definitely gives you an advantage in games like Call of Duty where even the slightest noise can give away a player's exact position (their direction, height, distance, etc.).

Although I don't use the microphone function, based on what I've read, a ModMic 4.0 uni-directional mic + Philips X2 Fidelio headphones = the ultimate gaming headset.

Have fun!

u/Kerry56 · 1 pointr/headphones has the X2, though I got sticker shock looking at this page. Mind boggling to think they are selling for approximately $100 US in Sweden at the moment.

Don't have an Xbox One, so can't help with it.

u/Johnv466267 · 1 pointr/headphones

>Maybe the X2 would be an improvement over the 558, my X2s have incredibly accurate positional audio for me.

You're referring to these X2's correct? Also thanks for the recommendations and new knowledge. Still a bit new to audio itself but it's so much clearer that sound does experience so much more surreal.

u/Swissies · 1 pointr/headphones

Most they've ever been on sale too. This is a lot of peoples favourite headphones

u/rex1030 · 1 pointr/audio

These are the best headphones you can get for under $300
Fidelio X2s

u/ItsNotAnOpinion · 1 pointr/headphones

Fidelio X2

V-Moda Boompro

If you'd rather not spend $250 on headphones, this is just a smidge worse sounding for a hell of a lot cheaper

Both the Fidelio x2 and the SHP9500 are compatible with the boompro.

u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 1 pointr/PS4

Don’t know if it’s in your budget, but check out the Phillips Fidelio X2/27’s on sale for $275 right now. I was looking for a unicorn — a pair of headphones that would be amazing for gaming, movies, music, and event TV. They’re wired, and can be powered by the PS4/XB1 controllers without a headphone amp/DAC.

  • They have a HUGE amount of head space with a ski-goggle sort of binding in the center that rests on your head and a much higher outside curve. You’d have to be Frankenstein to have too large a head for these, and they stretch comfortably and feel fantastic around your ears (they’re open back for a wider soundstage). I use a V-MODA microphone cable (it just acts as the cable between your controller and plugs into the Fidelio X2/27s and has a boom mic design that can easily move and flex anywhere you want, with a mute switch and volume knob on the cord itself). And it comes with about a 3m (9 foot) high quality cable.

    I’m absolutely thrilled with the quality of the sound, and I’m actually just running an audio out cable from my home theater audio receiver’s headphone out jack for single player games/movies/music/tv — I figure it’s just as good as a dedicated headphone amp/DAC. I did pick up an A40 MixAmp TR Pro and that works just fine while gaming on PS4 — you can individually control the voice/party chat and the game sound and then have an overall volume knob. It depends on what you’re trying to do, I guess... but I like being able to cater to the content and so this works perfect for me. But you can plug it right into the PS4’s dualshock (with a VMODA or Antlion modmic) if you want to add a mic. If you want to amp it and have a home theater receiver in the room, just run a cable and dial it up to 11 — these headphones can handle some serious power if you want and deliver crisp, clean, and bass-y sound. Really glad I went for them.

u/Zerowantuthri · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have the Fidelio X2 and love it. Really comfortable and sounds great. Better do not need an amp to run it well (although it runs fine with one too). While it is an open backed headset the noise leakage is pretty minor. Unless someone is sitting within 10 feet of you it probably won't bother them...YMMV.

They really punch above their weight for the price. A surprisingly good pair of headphones.

If you need voice coms you can add a V-Moda Boom Mic for another $30 (I have that great since this headset has a detachable cable).

My previous set of cans was an overpriced Beyerdynamic gaming headset. The sound was good and the mic was very nice but I hated everything else about that headset. Truly top of my list of buyer's regret. I am literally restraining myself from going off on a rant about them. I got a puppy and she ate the cord. I was not happy at first but I think she did me a favor. I am waaaay happier with the X2's and a boom mic.

u/BennyBlades44 · 1 pointr/AstroGaming

How much are you looking to spend? One of my personal faves is the fidelio x2. A good set of open back headphones will give your soundstage much more distance and separation.

fidelio x2

Also here is a video I found of a guy using then with a mixamp. You can see they are a lot nicer than the a40 headset

x2 with mixamp video

u/RagedScavenger · 1 pointr/Twitch

This is the Headset I currently use. Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium Headphones. It's the best comfort I've ever had from headphones. But these were a gift and are expensive. But, They are very soft and sound amazing. These even beat the headset I tried from Sennheiser.

Though, again like everyone is saying, it'll be best to get a separate Mic, either mod mic or a Audio-Technica ATR2500, etc.

I Highly recommend those Phillips Fidelio Premium headphones if you want comfort 100%

u/VelcroSnake · 1 pointr/gaming

> My budget is 250-300.

Philips Fidelio X2 ($200 to $250)

V-Moda Boompro ($30)

u/FallenNagger · 1 pointr/videos

I'd say from $500 and up it's all bs. My headphones are honestly the best I've ever heard compared to the expensive sennheisers and stuff but the difference is quite minimal as you said.

But one of the main differences is comfort, mine are so nice I used to forget I was wearing them and it took many many times trying to leave my chair only to get pulled back by the cord to finally learn to assume they're on lmao. They're also ugly as hell so kind of a never take this outside headphone.

u/PrestoCG · 1 pointr/headphones

Fidelio X2's are nice, if you want pronounced low-end, soundstage (3d soundscape), and comfort. They are $240 currently.

u/MightyGrey · 1 pointr/headphones

Sorry mate, not following? X2's are currently $240 on Amazon, doesn't seem like an outrageous comparison to the HD6X0's or K7XX's?

u/Dionyzoz · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 150- 280$

Source PC

Isolation would like them to be open

Type honestly no idea, the regular kind of headphones that goes over your ears

Balance would like a decent bass but also very balanced otherwise

Past headphones a pair of siberia v2 ´︵ゝ`

Preferred music anything that sounds good with some exceptions like any kind of heavier rock, metal and anything between those but also not the new pop music. really like music like Frank Sinatra for example

Stuff I want preferably I dont want to spend money on a amp/dac so if possible I dont want them to need one (I think the Philips Fidelio X2 requires one) Im going to wear these very long periods at a time so comfort is a must and if possible ventilation aswell.

Location I do not live in the US but rather in Sweden, would be very nice if you would take the time to check if the product is available in sweden using either Prisjakt or Amazon DE if you choose to check on Amazon DE make sure the product can be shipped to sweden, if you choose to check on Prisjakt then my budget will be around 1200-2400kr

I think that is all the info you should need but let me know if I missed anything

u/blueman541 · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Headphones I've used the past 10 years.

  • ATH-AD700 - Discontinued now, but cheap used, open back, under $50, one of the biggest soundstage, but lacks bass
  • ATH-AD700X - updated revision of the ad700, under $100 on sale, tiny bit better bass. The stock pad made my ears sore since it touches the driver. I replaced it with memoryfoam BrainWavz pad, and they feel much better. Puts less pressure on my eyeglasses too.
  • ATH-M50X - My go-to music headphone, but I use it for travel gaming too since they fold up nicely and closeback for noise isolation.
  • ATH-AD900X - Better version of AD700X
  • Philips Fidelio X2 - About $200 on sale, a little bit less soundstage than AD700X, but much better bass. If you can splurge, I highly recommend this. They are balanced type headphones. Basically replaced the the M50X for music listening and AD700X/AD900X for gaming. It feels really nice, pad fits much better than the AD700X. I forget I am actually wearing headphones. If this is too expensive, SHP9500, is a cheaper alternative at 1/3 the cost.
  • All of the headphones listed above are low impedance meaning you don't need an amp to get good sound output.
  • Most gaming specific headphones aren't that good for the price. You're paying mostly for the marketing. Get any decent audiophile headphone and it will be much better.


    Virtual surround sound I've used

  • Xonar U3 - Got this to replace my broken mobo sound, but found out it does virtual surround sound. Basically simulates 5.1/7.1 sound on a 2 channel headphone. Used it for many years gaming. Sounds awesome with good headphone that has big soundstage. Nice to hear directional audio to know here footsteps are at in games. Also acts like an amp with boost mode for high impedance headphones.
  • Razer Surround Sound - free, but the worst virtual surround sound I've heard. Things sound muffled.
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi - Upgraded to this, it has better virtual surround sound technology.


    Hate wired headphone?

  • How to convert wired phones into wireless gaming one



  • ModMic - Used this for many many years, but got tired of wires dangling around
  • Blue Yeti - Audio quality is so much better than the modmic, but it is big. Use a mic stand or arm.
u/TheLelik · 1 pointr/buildapc

Philips Fidelio X2 Awesome headphones for that price!

u/finitemike · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Definitely go with BoomPro compatible headphones exclusively, here are the good ones:

$80 Phillips SHP9500 (Legendary at this point. Neutral, budget open backs)
$150 Phillips X2 are insanely cheap right now (Very fun open-back V, bassy, wide, lots of highs)

$155 Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus (closed, wide and sub bass)

$299 T60RP. Just about the highest end headphones that are BoomPro compatible. Can be Argon modded as well for another $100 (adds even more bass, detail, and wider sound stage)

Onboard PC audio is fine, but the $150 Sennheiser GSX 1000 is an end game DAC/MIXAMP/audio controller for gaming headsets and really enhances the experience.

u/Brooney · 1 pointr/Overwatch

250?! Okay then, this will be fun :)

Just remember though, that higher number in headphones series does not always mean better. eg DT880 > DT770 is not always true. Yours focus more on bass and treble, while the middle ground is left out, Also called V shaped headphone. While the 880's are neutral on most areas, while emphasizing mostly on the treble. Two completely different things, all comes down to taste :)


  • Audio Technica ATH-AD500X Open Back [$79.95] Permanent cable.


  • Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Open-Back [$94 on sale.] Permanent cable.


  • Audio Technica ATH-AD900X Open-Back [$138.94] Permanent cable.


  • Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X Open-Back [$293.99] Permanent cable.
    Over budget I know, but this is also where we reach a new level. You can look at the Z-Reviews of the AD series headphones. He's missing the 700x's, but has most others :)

    All AD headphones are fantastic, they do get increasingly better up untill 900x. Where the 2000x, 1000x and 900x
    can come down to taste. I prefer the 1000's over the rest as they contain a bit of midbass, while the 2000's are super clear and analytical, where those who listen to classical music will absolutely orgasm over them.
    I've specifically bought AD velour earpads over the standard leather pads on my own headphones, because of the amazing comfort.

  • Beydynamic DT990 Semi-Open-Back [32 Ohm] [$146.97] Permanent cable.

  • Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium [$254.18] Detachable cable. Replaceable earpads.
    Often compared with Sennheiser HD600 [$400]. People have complained that the sound of the X2's has been bad, but it turns out the headphones are actually exposing poorly mastered/rendered music. It also has a massive soundstage, this is a winner for games where listening matters. You can see impressions over at Head-Fi, these are people who own multiple headphones in the $1000 zone, so don't be afraid of a mediocre rating.
    30ohm, so even a phone can power them fine.

  • Philips SHP9500 Open-Back [$75.95] Detachable cable.
    Said to be among the most comfortable objects one can place on the head. Also a very good soundstage, not in the X2's category, but still good.


  • Z-Reviews: What makes Good Gaming Headphones? He also debunks surround headsets' marketing. It's not better.


    I know there is a boatload of things here to pick from, but promise me to research into these things and maybe find something else I haven't mentioned. Headphones or headsets for that matter are an investment and should last +5 years.

    Happy listening! :)
u/BenevolentSarcasm · 1 pointr/headphones

I have all of the headphones you mentioned but I spend more time with my [Philips Fidelio X2 headphones] ( I also have Micca origen+ and FiiO E10K which I use more often.

u/fgoncalves97 · 1 pointr/headphones

Considering your budget, I'd put all the cash towards headphones. Check out the Phillips Fidelio X2s. 598's are a great choice too! Not sure how much you'd benefit from an amp.

u/username1615 · 1 pointr/headphones

If you want more bass and don't want to bother with an amp, get the Fidelio X2.

If you prefer a more neutral sound with wider soundstage and want to use an amp get the K7xx with the FiiO E10K or the Micca OriGen+

u/deus_deceptor · 1 pointr/PSVR

I'm planning on using my amazing Philips Fidelio X2. Open backed with great timbre and wide soundstage.

u/teddyzaper · 1 pointr/headphones

is the modmic still the way to go? Are there any other microphone alternatives?

Also, Looking at headphones in the $150-200 price range. Out of these what would you pick? Also any that i've missed?

DT-990 PRO -$160

DT-880 PRO -$190

ATH-AD900X -$150

SR225e -200

Philips X2 -$225

I currently own the Takstar Pro80 and the one thing i really don't like is that they don't fit my ears well. I fear that the grado may have the same issue as they look a bit smaller than the others.

My daily driver is the Astro A40, and they started having a tinny sound in the left ear so i'm ready to upgrade!

u/maltawind · 1 pointr/headphones

DT770, or if you're willing to stretch your budget a bit the Philips Fidelio X2. Both have good bass.

u/kare_kano · 1 pointr/headphones

I didn't notice any issues when I tried them... but there's no guarantee it will fit well on your head of course.

Alternatively you could look at Fidelio X2.

u/CMIUCan · 1 pointr/Techno

Thanks for your response ! How are the sound stage and clarity on your AKG's for techno? I am new to the genre and would definitely sacrifice some bass for some awesome imaging and details (which I assume are probably more important than bass, especially for techno right?

I also came across the Fidelio X2's recently and reports seem to say the sound stage on these are average to good with more than enough bass for open cans. I would for sure be down to throw $250-$300 for these since the build and comfort looks awesome with low impedance too ! Thoughts on these?

u/kluvin · 1 pointr/headphones

tl;dr: It's not worth it, get a good headphone, please, so you may finally ascend your ears, and look down upon all the peasants below.


For any of your needs, the 840 won't come close to what other $350 headphones will buy you. Let me suggest some stuff, taking in account the fact that you want bass and soundstage.

I want bass: Philips Fidelio X2, $250

I primarily want soundstage, but also a little bass: Sennheiser HD 650, $250-$500 (usually retails around $300)

Keep in mind those are open headphones, they will leak a lot of sound, but that's good, that gives you a great soundstage and strikingly good sound. FYI you might also want an amplifier with these, especially the HD 650.

I want something between the former: One of the Beyerdynamics, I'm not sure which to recommend, $120-$250~

You also need a mic, the Antlion Modmic is the best in this department


Simulated Q&A:
> But I want Bluetooth

Sorry, can't help there. There is probably some good Bluetooth headphone, however.
> But I need surround sound.

Most surround sound in headsets are simulated, including the one in the 840. This means you're never getting "true" surround sound, only virtual surround, which any headphone can produce with the right software, and there's no shortage of Virtual Surround software.

Do not waste your money. Do feel free to voice any concerns.

u/Takoman64 · 1 pointr/PS4

If you're willing to wait just a little you can grab them on a good sale.

They destroy any "gaming" headset. Amazing for gaming and music

Or... you can just get their little brother

u/mothking · 1 pointr/headphones

hey, i plan on buying X2s soon. how do i know which is the better one, the x2/27s? if i just bought these: would that be the better manufactured pair?

u/Dallagen · 1 pointr/headphones

On the case of your wants for a wide soundstage, the AD900x is in fact a great choice, but has bass quality over quantity and are very focused and have extreme treble and upper mid clarity. They are in fact good for games like CS:GO, but if you want to play battlefield with them, you'll want something like X2s which stretch your budget a bit, but are compatible with the VModa BoomPro which is great for the price but doesn't work with everything.

Your PC360s are Sennheiser HD595s with an attached mic basically, and the 595s don't have the widest soundstage at the price of either the 595s or the PC360s.

You may need an amp/dac combo for your 900x, so you can get something like this, which will power it just fine, but if you're on a desktop with a good motherboard, you should be fine.

Also if you can buy the AD900x from USA amazon, they are like $176CAD which is extremely cheap.

u/Vandalism_ · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Fixed that for you. Best sounding headphones ive owned and most comfortable at the same time. Very easy to drive too in terms of amplification

u/Schmingleberry · 0 pointsr/buildapc

Wireless is doodoo:( these are the headphones jesus would wear.

u/VonGoebbels · -8 pointsr/gaming

Are you retarded? A 300$ headphone is going to sound much better than a crappy gaming headset at any price point. Logitech is terrible and so is all the other gaming companies making headsets.


Hifiman 400i

Fidelio x2

Here are 3 headphones that are really good for their price