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post #106 of 392

Sorry about the long wait, I'm recovering from an operation - and my camera isn't very good, especially with close-ups! Anyway, out of a dozen or so pictures I took of my T1's, only one was in focus, so this is it:

 

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I've always felt that my current rigs (portable and desk) don't do the T1's any justice, but I've bought a Burson HA160 which is due in the next week or 2. I'll post my impressions on the T1's once that's had a good few hours to burn in.

 

PS. I've become much more focused on Head Fi over the last year or two which is reflected in the degree of "upgraditis" I've been suffering from! So it's hard to make objective assessments when all my gear has been steadily replaced by better components. However, I think my upgraditis will be cured (at least for a few months!) once the Burson HA160 has arrived and I've got it hooked up to my HRT ll+ with decent cable and everything is nicely burned in.

 

PPS. Please can anyone reccomend a good headphone extension cable, approximately 2metres / 6feet long, which compliments the T1's? Also, can anyone suggest a short (0.5m) RCA cable to link the Burson HA160 and my HRT ll+ because I will be listening almost exclusively through the T1's for the foreseeable future.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.


Edited by MusiCol - 6/16/11 at 12:16pm
post #107 of 392

will be waiting for your review.. :)

 

btw why do you need an extension cable? isn't T1's cable long enough?

post #108 of 392

The Burson will have to go on the desk where I have my computer and home studio, but I want to be able to listen in bed tootongue.gif


Edited by MusiCol - 6/17/11 at 5:18pm
post #109 of 392

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My smoked ACS T1s...

 

I dont know why this IEM gets little hype... but its really good! I'm loving my set a lot... its a obvious improvement over the previous universal top tiers i owned... i can easily compare this against the Rudistor Chroma MD1 i heard the other day... :) 

post #110 of 392
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Originally Posted by jkwanness View Post

I dont know why this IEM gets little hype... but its really good! I'm loving my set a lot... its a obvious improvement over the previous universal top tiers i owned..:) 


I completely agree with you....I love my T1s and wish everyone could hear just how good they are. When I have had to have some warranty work done on mine, I have hated having to go back to my Shures.. However when I swithced back to the T1s, it has been instantly noticeable how tight the T1s are...everything sounds crisp and clear, with beautifully deep bass.

In fact I hate being without them so much, that I bought a spare used pair from here....just in case of an emergency scenario where I had to send my T1s back to ACS.

If they are good enough for Pink Floyd...they're good enough for me  ksc75smile.gif

 

 

 

 

 

post #111 of 392

They don't get much hype on here because most of the user base is American and the pound-to-dollar ratio isn't kind to them, same reason why very few people have the Earsonics customs. For the price of the ACS customs they can get JH13s/ES5s from inside their own country. 

post #112 of 392

I've been experiencing discomfort/pain in my left ear recently when listening to these, not due to fit though. At first I thought the sound was cutting out in the left earpiece because there seems like a channel imbalance where the volume of the left seems lower than the right, however now I'm starting to think I've been listening too loudly and have damaged my left ear in some way.frown.gif


Edited by shamrock134 - 7/6/11 at 4:34am
post #113 of 392

Yeah, thats probably true.. I know here in South East Asia, ACS T1's are rather popular.. but still hardly anyone posts anything about them here.

 

kryten123, are you saying you have 2 pairs of T1s? WOW! 

 

shamrock134, i think you better get your ears checked out and maybe fast from listening for a few days.. I tend to crank up my T1s too, they sound so much better with volume... 

post #114 of 392

shamrock134 - I would definitely give your ears a rest for a few days and see how they are after that...no ringing I assume? I would guess you might have them too loud as I wear mine for hours without any fatigue...but I try and restrict the volume for 90% of the time.

 

jkwanness - yes I've got 2 pairs now - couldnt resist the 2nd hand bargain in the traders section on Headfi. I've got some time off work soon, so going to take a drive up to ACS and get the spares remoulded for my ears. I need ACS to take some new moulds as the current pair I have dont fit 100% since they came back from a warranty job - They push slightly against the top of my left ear causing a dull ache after about and hour inserted. The one huge plus for ACS is that their customer service is amazing - they really seem to care that their clients are 100% satisfied.

post #115 of 392

I did give them a rest for about a week. I thought I'd try them again today and in less then 10mins I had to take out the left ear piece. It's strange because I don't get this with full-size headphones. An ear test might be a good idea.

post #116 of 392

Hi folks,

Has anyone experienced problems with bad connections in their T1's? I ask because over the last few days the sound to my right ear has started cutting out and it now happens so frequently that they're unusablemad.gif

 

I guess it's a return to base warranty job. By the way, does anyone know if ACS are starting to use replaceable cables because if that's an option I'd like to have it!!

post #117 of 392

I thought I had a channel imbalance, but I can't be sure it's not my left ear going deaf! Music seems off centre to me, as if the left side is lower volume.

 

So your right ear piece cuts out completely? What happens if you wiggle the wire?

post #118 of 392
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Originally Posted by shamrock134 View Post

I thought I had a channel imbalance, but I can't be sure it's not my left ear going deaf! Music seems off centre to me, as if the left side is lower volume.

 

So your right ear piece cuts out completely? What happens if you wiggle the wire?



I thought I had a problem with my right ear initially as there still seemed to be a little sound coming out. So I cleaned and inspected the T1's very carefully, gave my ears a good soak and thorough clean, just to be certain there wasn't a big blob of wax moving around. But the problem persisted and got worse. I think I may still be hearing music at a very low volume in the right ear but it's too faint to be certain.

 

Anyway I guess it's a dodgy wire or connection because every time the sound cut out I wiggled the wire and the sound came back. I can't think of any "trauma" that the T1's have had, certainly not recently around the time this problem began, so it's all a bit baffling. I'll contact ACS and arrange a return as I've only had them a few months.

 

Your situation sounds very different to mine, and I sincerely hope it's not due to any problems with your hearing! I assume you've tried your other IEM's? If so, does the effect persist with them, or with different amps? I guess you've tried all those options, so if the problem occurs solely with the T1's then that's almost certainly where the problem lies. One thing which springs to mind is whether you've had any dental work done recently because that could alter the movement of your jaw, and hence the shape and movement of your ear canal just enough to cause a problem..

post #119 of 392

Musicol, I had the same problem with mine recently. I sent them back to ACS and it appears to have been a dodgy cable causing the earpiece to cut out. They turned it around very quickly under warranty.

post #120 of 392
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Originally Posted by jkwanness View Post

Yeah, thats probably true.. I know here in South East Asia, ACS T1's are rather popular.. but still hardly anyone posts anything about them here.

 

kryten123, are you saying you have 2 pairs of T1s? WOW! 

 

shamrock134, i think you better get your ears checked out and maybe fast from listening for a few days.. I tend to crank up my T1s too, they sound so much better with volume... 

If you don't have a portable amp, you should get one--your T1s will sound better at lower volumes and you won't damage your ears over time.

There's a portable amps forum at head-fi, you can look there. I use the TTVJ Slim with my customs and it's very nice.

 

 

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