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post #856 of 1668
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Originally Posted by foaming at the ears View Post
I couldn't say of course, but there will always be competing opinions that argue GS1000 > HD800 > T1 HE-5 or HD800 > T1> GS1000, etc...
laughs at the fact that the GS1000 is even being mentioned here..but i guess that's subjectivity and personal choices.
post #857 of 1668
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
laughs at the fact that the GS1000 is even being mentioned here..but i guess that's subjectivity and personal choices.
yup, everyone have different ears... I personally owned both HD800 and GS-1000i... ended up liking grado more
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Edited by thinker - 1/19/14 at 12:33am
post #859 of 1668
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Originally Posted by thinker View Post
wasnt Van Gogh a little bit nuts.....at least he cut his ear off
Actually the latest thinking is that Gauguin chopped Van Gough's ear off in a knife fight (seriously!)
post #860 of 1668
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Originally Posted by lecky View Post
Actually the latest thinking is that Gauguin chopped Van Gough's ear off in a knife fight (seriously!)
Head-Fight
He should've worn this:
post #861 of 1668
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by thinker View Post
wasnt Van Gogh a little bit nuts.....at least he cut his ear off
He did it for love....of Gauguin!
post #862 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Kees View Post
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He should've worn this:
L O L...that's perfect!!
post #863 of 1668
Totally unexpected my HE5 arrived just now (and I happened to be home, how lucky can you get?).
Right out of the box I can only say WOW, I like them A LOT already!
I'm obviously not doing any critical listening right now, but I'm already mightily impressed. Bass on par with my modded PRO900. Cymbals sound like cymbals and not like some shimmering noise. The sound has body, a piano sounds like a piano: BIG.
For those who wonder about suitable amping: my X-Can V8 does an outstanding job with these. The Experience Head One takes them to another level.
Back to some more listening.
post #864 of 1668
Pleas note that the above are extremely non-critical impressions.
I'm just very excited about these phones, and that hasn't happened in a while!
post #865 of 1668
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Originally Posted by FrankCooter View Post
Well, at least we no longer have to worry about the FOTM thing. Skylab got his T-1's today and it took about 20 minutes for him to pronounce them superior to the HE-5. I'm crushed, it's painful to be a victim of fashion. I must be some sort of pervert to still like these.
That does NOT make the HE-5 bad! They are great headphones. And they are half the price of the T1.

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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
For the price, the T-1 better be an upgrade!
RIGHT! They are a much more ambitious design, and priced accordingly.

But I still think the HE-5 sounds terrific, and they are not going anywhere - thrilled to have them in my stable.
post #866 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
RIGHT! They are a much more ambitious design, and priced accordingly.
The ambitious design would be the HE5 (and LCD2), which brought an old but great headphone driver technology involving a planar diaphragm sandwiched between two magnets for a push-pull design not unlike electrostats back from the brink of destruction at a price less than the cost of the original TOTL headphones (inflation adjusted), whereas the T1 just has more powerful magnets in a standard moving coil dynamic design and is priced around the HD800 and possibly the GS1000 so that the intended competition is made obvious to consumers. IMO.
post #867 of 1668
I see where those Beyer T-1s retail for $1300. Sennheiser made the $1400-ish price point acceptable among high-end cans. I have a feeling we're going to see the ultra high-ed models retail for that rather than $1000 from now on. That's just too much scratch to experiment with for me.
post #868 of 1668
Thats mainly why I settled for the HE5/EF5 combo, since I cannot afford to spend 1200US for one headphone and I would also require a good amplifier, and my current MKIII won't cut it. Regardless, for me if the HE-5 holds its own even remotely against the top headphones listed and discussed in this thread, than I am a happy man! Maybe in the future, I can afford a 1000 plus amp and 1000 plus headphone with a 1000 plus dac, but even that seems overboard sometimes... There will always be "new" technology coming out every year, and thats the beauty of our hobby, is that its always evolving. Though there are a few gems (K1000, DX-1000 etc...) that stay with us regardless of time and technological advancement, I can only hope the T1 will be one of those, and the HE-5 a budget one lol! Cheers, and remember, enjoy the music!
post #869 of 1668
Why let the prices of headphones dictate their worth and sonic merit? Why not let your ears decide? For what purpose are we in this hobby, to get that bit closer to sonic perfection or to be able to gloat over others the large amounts of money we spent or plan to spend?
post #870 of 1668
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Originally Posted by mypasswordis View Post
The ambitious design would be the HE5 (and LCD2), which brought an old but great headphone driver technology involving a planar diaphragm sandwiched between two magnets for a push-pull design not unlike electrostats back from the brink of destruction at a price less than the cost of the original TOTL headphones (inflation adjusted), whereas the T1 just has more powerful magnets in a standard moving coil dynamic design and is priced around the HD800 and possibly the GS1000 so that the intended competition is made obvious to consumers. IMO.
I totally agree, plus if the HE-5 was assembled in Germany, it would probably cost well over $1000.
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