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 Blast you, Brooko. You're eating away my resistance to the T1 bit by bit, undermining in the process my certainty that I need go no higher than the 880. It's cruelty, I tell you. Cruelty to dumb animals.  @earfonia: thanks for posting that review of Tyll's. I wonder if the Ultrasone Edition 10 is really that bad or if Tyll was simply honing his thespian skills.
Lol. Would that all Head-Fi problems were as easily solved.
The back perforations can make an enormous difference. This is why I resisted getting one of those $10 Chinese replacment pads for my DT880 and paid the full price for the genuine article. The $10 ones had no perforations.
Yes, I appreciate that it's the details that make the difference, but one thing Brooko did say, which I've read before, is that without direct comparison to the T1 the 880 sounded fine in its own right, which I guess is as much as to say that if you never hear the T1 you may happily live with the 880 in ignorant bliss ever after. And probably until the T1 drops to around $400 or hell freezes over, whichever comes first, that's what I'll be doing.   I wouldn't mind...
 Yes, it's good to slum occasionally with the more fiscally restricted types and their $200 headphones. Maintains one's perspective.
 I assume you're talking used here. But even at that price, which is certainly pretty good, wouldn't you say the T1 is overpriced? I've read a number of reviews now and what comes through most clearly, as in yours, is the sense that overall the difference is not immense--which, given that we're in a forum where hyperbole usually runs rampant, especially from those who've just parked out $1000+, is rather telling.  Not saying there's not a noticeable, even...
On the comparative value front, the difference is often far greater outside the US. I can't get Amazon to sell me headphones (or indeed anything but books or CDs) and the cheapest price for the T1 here in Oz is AU$1159 (about US$1060). On the other hand I can get the DT880 Pro here for AU$250 on a good day, making the difference at least 4 to 1. And the 880 is just so good (I've owned most of the mid-tier phones) that the T1 would have to be positively mind expanding to be...
  
I think it's worth saying that there's no guarantee that you'll like a summit-fi headphone anymore than a mid-tier. Beyond a certain point comes diminishing returns, and some have climbed the summit only to find that they were happier at mid-tier (for instance, people moving up from HD650 to HD800, or from Beyer DT880 to T1, then going back again). For the majority of people mid-tier is enough. I've owned Audeze LCD-2 and HiFiman HE-500 but currently use, quite happily, a...
I liked it. Very 1960s. 
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