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post #1021 of 1480

I don't think they sell the hardware. It is sold as a modded package with the phones plus cable and is expensive. I love DIY as besides the saving, I get complete control on components and detailing. Now I just need the time to source the parts and make up the housings (in aluminium or resin).

post #1022 of 1480

I just wanted to share a little praise for the T5p after a pair of listening experiences over the last week. I got the T5p more than a year ago and I have used it as my only home desktop headphone. I have been through a process of selling out of all my headphones to only have one for home-use and one for my work and IEM for the road. So I ended up selling the HD650, T70, T70p, T1, DT-1350 and T50p. I kept the TZAR 350 for the road and traveling together with a very old pair of ER-4S. I kept the DT-1350 for office use but it has been exchanged for the Amperior lately. The T5p was my favorite all rounder and it has been my preferred headphone for the last year. 

 

Even after going to a few meets and comparing it to the HE-400 and HE500 I still never thought anything could really compare to how I like its sound. Even though the T5p is closed is sounds very open and the best thing is that it is far more 'musical' than the T70's are. Last week I found a very good bargain on a pair of Sennheiser HD800 an offer I could not reject. I have had the HD800 on loan in order to compare it to the T1 back when I had the T1. SO I thought that A/B'ing the T5p and the HD800 would clearly show the T5p to be inferior in many ways - but as much as I LOVE the HD800 it is still a pleasure to listen to the T5p. It is not bad at all in comparison. The HD800 is the best headphone I have had so far and I live listening to them. But when I have a need for closed headphones during the evening when the family is in the same room as me the T5p does a great job. The detail level is not all the way up there with the HD800 - but it is close enough not to be irritating. The soundstage is by far as wide in the T5p as in the HD800. But sometimes it feels great with electronic music to have the sounds closer and more in-your-face with the T5p. 

 

The T5p still does a lot of things in their own way and it is a such a pleasing way. Listening to these when there is a need for closed headphones is pure bliss. I think they deserve more recognition then they get. 

post #1023 of 1480
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
 

I just wanted to share a little praise for the T5p after a pair of listening experiences over the last week. I got the T5p more than a year ago and I have used it as my only home desktop headphone. I have been through a process of selling out of all my headphones to only have one for home-use and one for my work and IEM for the road. So I ended up selling the HD650, T70, T70p, T1, DT-1350 and T50p. I kept the TZAR 350 for the road and traveling together with a very old pair of ER-4S. I kept the DT-1350 for office use but it has been exchanged for the Amperior lately. The T5p was my favorite all rounder and it has been my preferred headphone for the last year. 

 

Even after going to a few meets and comparing it to the HE-400 and HE500 I still never thought anything could really compare to how I like its sound. Even though the T5p is closed is sounds very open and the best thing is that it is far more 'musical' than the T70's are. Last week I found a very good bargain on a pair of Sennheiser HD800 an offer I could not reject. I have had the HD800 on loan in order to compare it to the T1 back when I had the T1. SO I thought that A/B'ing the T5p and the HD800 would clearly show the T5p to be inferior in many ways - but as much as I LOVE the HD800 it is still a pleasure to listen to the T5p. It is not bad at all in comparison. The HD800 is the best headphone I have had so far and I live listening to them. But when I have a need for closed headphones during the evening when the family is in the same room as me the T5p does a great job. The detail level is not all the way up there with the HD800 - but it is close enough not to be irritating. The soundstage is by far as wide in the T5p as in the HD800. But sometimes it feels great with electronic music to have the sounds closer and more in-your-face with the T5p. 

 

The T5p still does a lot of things in their own way and it is a such a pleasing way. Listening to these when there is a need for closed headphones is pure bliss. I think they deserve more recognition then they get. 

 

Nice write up. I enjoyed the read.

 

The more time I spend with the T5p the more I am appreciating the sound.

 

I'm looking forward to comparing the T5p with the COP Tesla once it is released next year.  In the mean time, I'm thinking of buying the Arcam irDac to pair with my Burson SL and T5p.

post #1024 of 1480
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Originally Posted by holeout View Post
 

I don't think they sell the hardware. It is sold as a modded package with the phones plus cable and is expensive. I love DIY as besides the saving, I get complete control on components and detailing. Now I just need the time to source the parts and make up the housings (in aluminium or resin).

 

Please keep us a loft of your DIY experience. I haven't entirely ruled out modification of T5p myself.

 

I have a Toxic Cables Silver Poison available, however people have recommended purified copper 18 AWG.


Edited by AJHeadfi - 10/10/13 at 9:03pm
post #1025 of 1480

Brought my T5p with me to work today. They are a great headphone for the office. I am right now enjoying them playing from iPhone 5 with Wimp HiFi lossless streaming --> CLAS --> Just Audio AHA-120 and it sounds perfect!

post #1026 of 1480
I am always amazed how good they sound directly out of my AK120, they sound better via my tube amp but if someone said I could only have the T5P's and AK120 I would not feel I was missing out too much!
post #1027 of 1480
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I am always amazed how good they sound directly out of my AK120, they sound better via my tube amp but if someone said I could only have the T5P's and AK120 I would not feel I was missing out too much!

Oh I have been looking at the AK-120 several times. It looks gorgeous and it probably sounds great too. But the price... :-!

Next thing for me is a pair of new speakers :-)
post #1028 of 1480

I just played this on my T5p and the sound stage is just phenomenal for a closed pair of headphones.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR_sk6UiCKw

 

Seriously, give it a listen.....

 

:beyersmile:

post #1029 of 1480
Don't know I am just not feeling it with T5p, I assume I got enough amps to play around with but non pairs that well with it. Quickstep is decent but still the sound is not what I thought it will be. It lacks emotion.
post #1030 of 1480

I love my T5p its sound great. Recently. I planed to probably upgrade to Fostex TH900 which if I found it better I would probably sell my T5p and get TH900. I went to Headphone shop. I also brought HD800 with me together with T5p. At the shop I had spent almost two hours swapped betweenTH900, T5p, HD800, TH600, T1 connected with my AK120 and SR71-B. I ended up by bought a pair of T1 and back home happily with my old HD800, my delicious T5p and the new T1. I'm blessed by how T 1 sounds so great and I found somehow it tied to HD800 in sound quality. 

 

Here I would like to share the pics of my new T1 and T5p. The T1 big brother sounds great but the little brother T5p is not that far behind. 

 

 

 


Edited by maii - 10/14/13 at 9:54am
post #1031 of 1480

 

T5p and Corda Classic combo.  Good-sounding sounds confirmed.  Jan Meier is an amazing human being.

post #1032 of 1480
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Originally Posted by maii View Post
 

I love my T5p it sounds great. Recently. I planed to probably upgrade to Fostex TH900 which if I found it better I would probably sell my T5p and get TH900. I went to Headphone shop. I also brought HD800 with me together with T5p. At the shop I had spent almost two hours swapped betweenTH900, T5p, HD800, TH600, T1 connected with my AK120 and SR71-B. I ended up by bought a pair of T1 and back home happily with my old HD800, my delicious T5p and the new T1. I'm blessed by how T 1 sounds so great and I found somehow it tied to HD800 in sound quality. 

 

Here I would like to share the pics of my new T1 and T5p. The T1 big brother sounds great but the little brother T5p is not that far behind. 

 

WOW nice headphones. My three personal favorites. I wish I had the AK-120 and SR71-B. They probably sound great with all those headphones for various genres and listening situations. I can easily imagine that I could live with the AK-120 + SR71-B as my only rig replacing my home desktop rig. You have some very nice products there!

post #1033 of 1480
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
 

 

WOW nice headphones. My three personal favorites. I wish I had the AK-120 and SR71-B. They probably sound great with all those headphones for various genres and listening situations. I can easily imagine that I could live with the AK-120 + SR71-B as my only rig replacing my home desktop rig. You have some very nice products there!

Hey Thank you. You will never feel regret to get this combo. AK120 produce supurb sound quality and SR-71B is a complement product power house portable amp to AK120. I still love my quickstep and recently I bought 2stepdance. I'm not sure if my ears are wrong or quickstep is not burned in yet but I feel like 2stepdance has more open sound and fuller body also clarity is a little more on 2stepdance but it's brightness is a tad less than quickstep which I like. My SR71-B is a real rock lover. Classical music sound a little better on SR71-B than quickstep SR-71B is also less brightness. Sound stage is deeper and wider and details are a little more on SR71-B. There high currents of SR71-B really drive the real potential of T5p. For T5p the different is not that big but wit T1 and HD800 I can see how much different between three amps. The cello play Bach on SR71-B is so real and full compare to quickstep or 2stepdance. Overall I love them all pair with all my cans. I love my quickstep and 2stepdance sound signature which like you explained me before they has no sound signature only what sources of sound made they delivered it faithful. SR71-B add a little bit of their sound signature in every music genre play on. Thank you and I will never regret to keep my T5p instead of TH900


Edited by maii - 10/14/13 at 9:57am
post #1034 of 1480

Hello Peeps

 

The jack of my T5p has developed a fault, a loose connection. The sound occasionally is lost in one of the channels when I bend the jack.

 

Shall I get it reterminated, or perhaps use this opportunity to recable? Does anyone have any recommendations?

post #1035 of 1480
I am quite happy with the stock cable so I would send it back to Beyer if under warranty and get it fixed for free!
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