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post #16 of 28

Same money typo.

ED 8 also scale though not quite like the T1.

 

I will try some comparisons later on with my soundcard, 435S and the Auditor and see where I land. My money is still on the T1 seeing how it performed on my IPOD ;)

 

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ypoknons View Post


ED8 aside, that is the question isn't it? RSA Protector to T1/HD800/PS1K (~$1400-$2000) versus say, Burson HA160 to DT880 (<$1K). I'm not convinced the former combo would win this, given what I've heard of the T1, but I don't gave the gear to test the hypothesis either, so hopefully someone can help. 


I guess an iRiver E10/Grado PS1000 combo will slaughter a whatever you want + DT880 combo. Same for the ED8. I don't believe the T1 will play equally loud. On some tracks I'd appreciate more power than my iRiver can provide for the PS1000. WIth the E8 I think it's enough.

post #18 of 28

Yes T1 volume is near 100 % on my Ipod touch. About 75 % for equal volume on the ED 8. That is the volume my ears easilly can tolerate for more then a few minutes.

 

I was surprised after the 600 ohm scare propaganda on these forums that they where so efficient :D

post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 

So I guess the best bet high-end phone to use with my Hifiman and RSA Protector is the Beyerdynamics T1?

post #20 of 28
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So I guess the best bet high-end phone to use with my Hifiman and RSA Protector is the Beyerdynamics T1?

I'll say the Edition 8.
 

post #21 of 28

My 990/600 get to some decent volume straight out of my D2+.  Loud enough that I'd only listen to a song or two at that volume.  4/5ths might be more reasonable for long term listening.  You could power any of those decently out of a suitably beefy portable amp, but I think the Ed 8's would be the best since they were designed to be portable.  They sounded pretty awesome out of my Bithead at canjam, and they'll probably sound better out of a better amp.

 

On a different note, do you seriously want to be carrying around something as huge as the HD800s?  I'm picturing a rather large Pelican case to keep them safe.  That's a little over the top even for someone like me, who regularly impressed people from high school through college with a backpack so heavy, most people had trouble lifting it.

post #22 of 28

 

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That's a little over the top even for someone like me, who regularly impressed people from high school through college with a backpack so heavy, most people had trouble lifting it.


What was in it 

post #23 of 28

Yea, I can sympathize with high school. But then in college, my bag with pretty full too - with beer.

post #24 of 28

I own a PS1000 and an HD800.  I've run both off an iPod.  With an impedance of 300 ohms, the HD800 takes just about all the power my iPod can offer - and it doesn't sound too bad - but it really needs an amp to shine.  You get a lot of the HF but the bass is barely there.  I've used a P51 Mustang to boost it, and it gives me plenty of volume but the bass isn't anything like I get off my M^3 with variable bass boost.

 

The PS1000 has an impedance of 32 ohms and runs fairly easily off an iPod.  It still requires a lot of juice but it has a lot more presence.  The bass is punchy.  These can be run loud off an iPod or computer sound card.  Still, the sound of an umamped PS1000 is but a shadow of the same set of cans when amped well.  You really don't know what bass these cans have until you hear them amped.

post #25 of 28
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What was in it 


In HS it was all of my textbooks and notebooks, since I thought that was easier than using my locker for anything but my coat.  In college it was whatever textbooks and notebooks I need for that day, plus a 15" laptop bag inside my main bag, and a whole lot of miscellaneous tools, pens, flashlights and pocket knives.  It was almost always at least 30 pounds, and sometimes more than 50.

 

It's not really that other people couldn't actually lift it, most people just didn't want to.  "How much does this thing weigh?" and "How do you carry this around all day?" were the usual comments I'd get when I'd accidentally leave it in the way and someone would try to move it to the side.  If I didn't set it down very gently it usually made a thump that got everyone's inside a small classroom.

post #26 of 28

Grados are 32 Ohms... so that is pretty low...

post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

Which of these phones are best for female vocal?  (or does the Grado RS-1 still beat them all in terms of female vocal?) Which of them has replaceable cable design?

 

 

post #28 of 28

PS1000s are easy to drive.  I travel a lot for my work and use my PS1000 with my laptop and Sony X.  Without an amp. you lose a bit in dynamics, bass control and treble extension, but the midrange stays absolutely beautiful - shockingly so.

 

If you like how RS-1 renders female voices (I actually liked my old pair of RS-2 better than RS1 - but then again there at at least 3-4 versions of RS- 1/2 so hard to directly compare), PS1000 has similar qualities, probably better as it depends on what you are looking for.  IMO PS1000 female voices is sweeter, smoother, with a touch of Denon lushnesses compared to RS-1.


Edited by purrin - 6/16/10 at 10:39am
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