Originally Posted by ClieOS
milkpowder will probably be one of the first to try it out. He seems to be quite interested by the new T1.
Interested? Sure! But my bank account doesn't allow for any more purchases, at least not £645. It's a shame there's no upgrade discount for existing T2 users... Meanwhile, I'll hang on to my T2, which surprisingly still fits very well after nearly two years. (no refits in between. YMMV)
I don't have my HE60 with me atm, but I do have a HD650. The HD650 is clearly superior in terms of soundstage, clarity and sheer detail, but it sounds a too distant for my tastes, and the bass isn't quite as rich, nor does it carry enough weight. Given that I don't have very good dynamic amplification, I can say that the T2 is certainly better-sounding IMO than an under-powered HD650. Timbre-wise the T2 bears resemblance to the HD650: smooth, rich and rounded. If the T1 can improve on the T2 in terms of clarity, instrument separation and bass definition, then we really have a winner. I'd be willing to pay £150 extra for those.