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post #931 of 954

I just picked up the T1's recently and use the WA7 Fireflies and it's a really nice combo. The best Sennheiser I've owned is the HD600 and the T1 by far is more in my wheel house far as both of those go. I also have a pair of Hifiman HE-500's that articulate certain live acoustic music, chamber music and live Jazz more to my likings that the T1's. Sometimes I go for the Grado PS500's, it just really depends on the genre and mood. I'm sure the HD800s are the cat's meow but for me I love the comfort, size, look and sound of the T1's for orchestral music and other genre recordings that have micro detail and large soundstage. Far as portable I have the first generation DT1350 and those have the Beyerdynamic Tesla sound (not exactly T1 sound but amazing for on ear mobile) and have crazy sound isolation which is what I need in the office.

 

That's the beauty of headphones and all the brands, such a subjective thing to debate, but at least we have a lot of great options these days to suite our personal needs.  

post #932 of 954
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Originally Posted by iPaintCode View Post

I just picked up the T1's recently and use the WA7 Fireflies and it's a really nice combo. The best Sennheiser I've owned is the HD600 and the T1 by far is more in my wheel house far as both of those go. I also have a pair of Hifiman HE-500's that articulate certain live acoustic music, chamber music and live Jazz more to my likings that the T1's. Sometimes I go for the Grado PS500's, it just really depends on the genre and mood. I'm sure the HD800s are the cat's meow but for me I love the comfort, size, look and sound of the T1's for orchestral music and other genre recordings that have micro detail and large soundstage. Far as portable I have the first generation DT1350 and those have the Beyerdynamic Tesla sound (not exactly T1 sound but amazing for on ear mobile) and have crazy sound isolation which is what I need in the office.


 


That's the beauty of headphones and all the brands, such a subjective thing to debate, but at least we have a lot of great options these days to suite our personal needs.  


 





I think that both the HD800 and the T1 are the cat's meow...so...congratulations!!!
post #933 of 954

+1

post #934 of 954

I love both of them & think their presentations are different enough to warrant having both. I find it very interesting that even though both have similar treble peaks , a particular tube combination will sound amazing on HD 800 but on T1 it will have fatiguing treble (& vice versa). Happens rarely but has happened a couple of time to me while tube rolling.

 

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Edited by punit - 9/8/14 at 9:28am
post #935 of 954

Hi guys. i'm lurking it this thread for a long time . I have the HD800 since last year and I bought a T1 at the beginning of this summer in order to make my own opinion and write a review for a french website .

 

Here's the review :http://www.tellementnomade.org/feedback-beyerdynamic-t1-avec-des-morceaux-de-hd800-dedans-2/

 

I tried to translate and adapt it for Head-fi : http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-tesla-t1/reviews/11551  . I apologize for all mistakes I miss in my translation.

 

:beerchug:

post #936 of 954
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

Hi guys. i'm lurking it this thread for a long time . I have the HD800 since last year and I bought a T1 at the beginning of this summer in order to make my own opinion and write a review for a french website .

 

Here's the review :http://www.tellementnomade.org/feedback-beyerdynamic-t1-avec-des-morceaux-de-hd800-dedans-2/

 

I tried to translate and adapt it for Head-fi : http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-tesla-t1/reviews/11551  . I apologize for all mistakes I miss in my translation.

 

:beerchug:

 

I read your review and think you have one of the "overly bright" T1s.  (This can also be described as annoyingly bright)

 

My first T1s were of the "overly bright" variety.  They were exactly as you describe them.

 

Fortunately for me,  the left driver failed within the warranty period and Beyer replaced the headphone with a new one. 

 

The second set of T1s were completely different and not annoyingly bright like the first ones were.  Had this never happened, I would have never know that there are a few T1s that emerge from the factory "overly bright".

 

There has been some controversy regarding the existence of "overly bright" T1s, but my experience, your review and the many posts about T1s that were too bright seems to reinforce this hypothesis.

post #937 of 954
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post
 

 

I read your review and think you have one of the "overly bright" T1s.  (This can also be described as annoyingly bright)

 

 

Maybe. but i had the same problem (a bit less annoying though) with the DT880 ;)

post #938 of 954
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

Maybe. but i had the same problem (a bit less annoying though) with the DT880 ;)

 

I have '04 880s which have a much warmer treble than the 2007 880s I bought and gave to a family member because I didn't like the new thumpy bass.... 

 

My T1s are superior to my "04 880s in every way.

 

Relative to the'04 880s, the T1s have superior resolution, a warmer more defined treble, much better bass, deeper and more defined.

 

post #939 of 954
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

Hi guys. i'm lurking it this thread for a long time . I have the HD800 since last year and I bought a T1 at the beginning of this summer in order to make my own opinion and write a review for a french website .

 

Here's the review :http://www.tellementnomade.org/feedback-beyerdynamic-t1-avec-des-morceaux-de-hd800-dedans-2/

 

I tried to translate and adapt it for Head-fi : http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-tesla-t1/reviews/11551  . I apologize for all mistakes I miss in my translation.

 

:beerchug:


Nice review altough I don't agree with the treble part. I do not experience the treble brightness that you hear (except on some tube combinations when tube rolling but that's bcos the tubes). Never experienced brightness on SS amps that I have tried them with - Meier Classic & AGD M9. In terms of musical engagement I will rate them equal to HD 800. For me HD 800 is more resolving and has wider soundstage, T1 is more fun , soundstage is not bad, pretty good actually. One is like listening to a band at a concert hall the other is listening to the same band at a decent sized bar (which has good acoustics).:beerchug:


Edited by punit - 9/9/14 at 7:47am
post #940 of 954

HD800 and T1 are the two headphones that I really want to have if budgets are there. I am torn between getting each one first if I have first one grand available. T1 sometimes has sale as low as $900 and HD800 refurbished can be bought at $1100. I already have HD650 and RS220 from Senn, so it's a choice of one much better and one more different.

post #941 of 954

What amp & source will you use ? Which one to get may depend on that (if you are not planning to upgrade). In my limited experience T1 is the easier to mate with various amps, HD 800 is more fussy.

post #942 of 954
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

What amp & source will you use ? Which one to get may depend on that (if you are not planning to upgrade). In my limited experience T1 is the easier to mate with various amps, HD 800 is more fussy.

I have a few CD and DVD players (non is high end) and an old receiver, which still runs strong, and NuForce HDP Icon for the HD650. I guess it can be used with HD800 or T1 but I am not sure if it's enough to bring the potentials of the two headphones.

post #943 of 954
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post
 

 

I read your review and think you have one of the "overly bright" T1s.  (This can also be described as annoyingly bright)

 

My first T1s were of the "overly bright" variety.  They were exactly as you describe them.

 

Fortunately for me,  the left driver failed within the warranty period and Beyer replaced the headphone with a new one. 

 

The second set of T1s were completely different and not annoyingly bright like the first ones were.  Had this never happened, I would have never know that there are a few T1s that emerge from the factory "overly bright".

 

There has been some controversy regarding the existence of "overly bright" T1s, but my experience, your review and the many posts about T1s that were too bright seems to reinforce this hypothesis.

 

 

the T1's I owned when I had them where perfect, they sounded just right, never overly bright, with slight warmth in the mids, the treble was rarely an issue only on bad recordings. i've heard 2 other T1s's since; both where rather bright and slightly lean with less bass.

post #944 of 954
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

the T1's I owned when I had them where perfect, they sounded just right, never overly bright, with slight warmth in the mids, the treble was rarely an issue only on bad recordings. i've heard 2 other T1s's since; both where rather bright and slightly lean with less bass.

 

+1  I'm glad someone else has heard both versions of the T1s :  the really good sounding ones, like my second set, and the overly bright with less bass T1s.

post #945 of 954
What serial number are your good ones?
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