I have said from the beginning, and still feel, that they are *slightly* to the warm side of neutral - very slightly. But they are essentially neutral, IMO, and will be a reflection of the gear that they are connected to. They indeed sound warmer via my RSA Stealth than they did via the solid-state "Blossom" amp I have been reviewing lately.
But anyone who considers the T1 to be "cold" must find the HD800 to be positively Arctic.
I would also agree they are slightly on the warm side of neutral. I found the bass to be tight and at the right level in the mix. I found the treble to be absolutely wonderful, with crazy amounts of detail, without ever sounding bright. It MAY could have used a light bit more treble extension. But the midrange is where the magic happened for me. So extremely natural sounding, and just so much separation in the mix.
Maybe they have lain bare the truth too much, and we can't handle the truth.
I can't handle the truth...........
Agreed. I am with Skylab on this. The T1s are very slightly on the warm/lush side of neutral (I have confirmed this with many different setups and they all came back the same).
It could be that those who find the T1s as cold might have a different view of neutral. I do imagine that both the HD800s and K701s would be absolutely freezing just as mentioned above.
IIRC, I don't think anyone said the T-1 was downright cold. There's a difference between being bright and cold.
The 880s are known for being bright but I don't consider them to be cold.
And I want to make another point.... when you guys say it's 'warmish' or 'very slightly on the warm side', what is this relative to?
Are you saying that the T-1 is warm compared to the 880s?
It certainly isn't warm relative to the 650s.
It certainly is warm relative to the 701s.
Is it warm relative to the 800s or the LCDs?