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post #76 of 415
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
I've been listening to personal recordings of radio and they are fine, but if you listen primarily to those, you'd be wasting money to get the T1. Instead the the T3 or something that is more cost effective. 

 

Thanks shigzeo. Whatever I end up getting it will be used for a combination of work and play with different sources. Even if the majority of material is good quality, enough will be lower quality that I need to make this a serious consideration in my choice of IEM. I'm not so keen on the idea of having multiple IEMs for different things, but it is possible that I could choose something much cheaper and end up with different ones for home/travel/work.

 

I do have fit/comfort issues, so I was considering the Westone 2 and Earsonics SM3 in combination with ACS custom sleeves as a lower cost alternative. However those combinations are expensive enough that the T2 is not vastly more, and while the T1 is a further step up it is within the realm of attainable (and I'm in the UK so ACS is much more cost effective than any other customs)

 



 


Edited by IanM - 5/20/10 at 10:57am
post #77 of 415
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If you are in the UK, ring up Andy at ACS and have a chat. Of course he'll try to sell you on the T series, but then again, he'd not be wrong to recommend it. The new T series will come with a detachable cable as well - my recommendation is to take the plunge mate!

post #78 of 415

I plan to speak to ACS at some point, for now I want to read around a little more, see if I can identify one or two other cheaper options and then find a demo somewhere to compare. It's all very well picking things based on written reviews, as yet I don't have enough frames of reference to know that the written descriptions that read as appealing will match my personal taste.

post #79 of 415
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Indeed. I wonder if ACS make a universal to test. I know before I got the Sensaphonics 2X-s, I tested a universal fit which I really liked. 

post #80 of 415

Kryten those look fantastic... I'm really considering saving the wonga required for these, they seem to tick all the boxes for me, although I'd obviously want to try them out first, if that's possible. 'Bass reverberation' made me purr btw. Haha.

post #81 of 415
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i'll admit that it was the first time I've heard dosh referred to as wonga... but them i'm a silly boy. Wow, I had these in 6 hours today... yikes. Yep, bass it to die for.

post #82 of 415

Haha, it's because of those stupid adverts on Sky News, wonga.com and so on. These are definitely earmarked for the future, unfortunately I NEED a new computer as this one is dying on me, so I'm saving for a build there, then there's an HTPC build.... and something about a student loan that needs paying off. 

 

After than, I'll see if I can audition these haha.

post #83 of 415
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Tell me what you think again: if you are into anything electronic, the T1 is simply... stunning. Other stuff works wonderfully, but the purring bass is simply.... to die for with IDM and Trance. Love love love. 

post #84 of 415
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Tell me what you think again: if you are into anything electronic, the T1 is simply... stunning. Other stuff works wonderfully, but the purring bass is simply.... to die for with IDM and Trance. Love love love. 


How's the bass compared to the JH13 Pro?

post #85 of 415
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Tell me what you think again: if you are into anything electronic, the T1 is simply... stunning. Other stuff works wonderfully, but the purring bass is simply.... to die for with IDM and Trance. Love love love. 


 

I listen to most things but a big chunk of that is electronic stuff. I'm thinking of how Juno Reactor could sound right now. <3

post #86 of 415
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How's the bass compared to the JH13 Pro?


That's the thing: they are both good, but the T1 has a more bouncy, throbby bass. It isn't more voluble, but it bounces more and gets a funner reverb. For electronic, I'd take the T1 hands down. For guitar and classical, I might take the JH13Pro. They are both excellent products, but to be honest, the T1 is just a more realised - do it all earphone. It will sound great, but also make the stage and the bicycle path much better than the JH13Pro because it is far more robust. 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post




That's the thing: they are both good, but the T1 has a more bouncy, throbby bass. It isn't more voluble, but it bounces more and gets a funner reverb. For electronic, I'd take the T1 hands down. For guitar and classical, I might take the JH13Pro. They are both excellent products, but to be honest, the T1 is just a more realised - do it all earphone. It will sound great, but also make the stage and the bicycle path much better than the JH13Pro because it is far more robust. 

Thanks for the explanation.
 

post #88 of 415

Hi Guys,

 

Here is our review of the excellent 2010 ACS T1.

post #89 of 415

Great review thanks. I have to agree with you that the T1s really are something special. As I wear them for an average 8hrs a day, they are however costing me a fortune. As I am always buying new albums to listen to with my T1s 

post #90 of 415

Any news on the detatchable cables guys?

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