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post #1291 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Gnawbert View Post
 

The bad news: I had three cables die out, all within about a month of being installed.  The old version cable, which can be seen here (http://youtu.be/TSR3rXSwFao?t=1m25s) just never worked for me and fell apart shockingly fast.

 

The good news: Beyerdynamic have a new cable that has held up (at least for over two months so far), and they've been super helpful in getting my T5Ps re-cabeled in-warranty, despite me living half a world away.

 

The better news: everything else about this headphone is simply fantastic, and now that the cable issue has been solved I don't have a single complaint.

 

The worse news (for me):  my cable is having the same problem as yours.  I'm probably going to re-cable them.

post #1292 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Gnawbert View Post
 

The good news: Beyerdynamic have a new cable that has held up (at least for over two months so far), and they've been super helpful in getting my T5Ps re-cabeled in-warranty, despite me living half a world away.

 

Glad to hear that your issues have been solved by the new cable design!  Do you happen to have a pic of the new 3.5mm connector?

 

*Edit- nvm, saw the image you posted a couple pages back*


Edited by dsound - 5/29/14 at 6:05pm
post #1293 of 1957
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

I received an email from Martin saying that work is in progress... he recently finished like 3 other sets (he posted them on his website, none of them Beyer though) which of course look absolutely stunning so here's to hoping mine turn out decent!!! smily_headphones1.gif

It's taking quite a long time though. I sent them up in February but his wife was actually pregnant and they welcomed the baby I think a few months ago. So that's why he was slow with all the sets. I don't have time for doing stuff at home and I don't even have a pet, so I cannot imagine myself doing mods with 2 kids, wife, work, etc.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted! smily_headphones1.gif

I've looked around his site a bit, and I've never seen nor heard of anything less than stellar quality from that guy... So here's hoping it works out for you!! (...sometime this year, lol.)

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The worse news (for me):  my cable is having the same problem as yours.  I'm probably going to re-cable them.

Good luck... Seems there aren't a whole lot of places that will do the recable, and some of the ones that will either have ridiculous requirements (e.g., Jaben's insistence they'll only modify headphones you buy from them) or take an incredible amount of time to complete. I don't doubt it's worthwhile when done (I'm having mine redone right now too), but I do wish there were more options for us to have this done.

On a generally unrelated note, I got a set of 60-ohm versions of T51p portables in today, and I've been really pleased with them thus far. If someone needs a set of more portable cans for on the go (that do a decent job of isolating), these should definitely be on your shortlist IMO.
post #1294 of 1957

Just got my T5p's in today and listening to them as I type.  

 

Listening to "Tenenbaum" by the Paper Kites is a treat.  The acoustic guitar is nicely portrayed and the vocals are rich and resonant.  Listening through my 1st generation Musical Fidelity X-Cans amp.  

 

Can't wait for a more serious listening session tonight :bigsmile_face: .

 

*Edit:  And Bon Iver sounds amazing through these cans.


Edited by dsound - 5/30/14 at 3:37pm
post #1295 of 1957

Couple amplification-related impressions:


Musical Fidelity X-Cans (Tube-hybrid)

The sound was a bit thin with the treble pushed forward and mids/bass too recessed.  Also, the amp's gain is too high for these headphones, there was a noticeable amount of hiss during quiet passages.


Budgie SE (all-tube SET):  

It sounds like a completely different set of headphones.  The bass is not only more present, it is both impactful and detailed.  The sound is overall more balanced, with the mids pushed forward.  If I were to characterize the combination of the T5p and this amp in one word, it would be lush.  This is becoming my preferred amplifier for the T5p.


Bottlehead Crack (OTL):  

Untested (I don't expect much from this amp as it is geared towards high-impedance headphones and not the 32Ohm T5p).

post #1296 of 1957
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Originally Posted by dsound View Post
 

Couple amplification-related impressions:


Musical Fidelity X-Cans (Tube-hybrid)

The sound was a bit thin with the treble pushed forward and mids/bass too recessed.  Also, the amp's gain is too high for these headphones, there was a noticeable amount of hiss during quiet passages.


Budgie SE (all-tube SET):  

It sounds like a completely different set of headphones.  The bass is not only more present, it is both impactful and detailed.  The sound is overall more balanced, with the mids pushed forward.  If I were to characterize the combination of the T5p and this amp in one word, it would be lush.  This is becoming my preferred amplifier for the T5p.


Bottlehead Crack (OTL):  

Untested (I don't expect much from this amp as it is geared towards high-impedance headphones and not the 32Ohm T5p).

 

These impressions correlate fairly with mine. T5p is highly dependant on synergy with what it's connected to. Low power, low impedance is the way to go in my experience. I'd like someone to give impression from the AK240 since it has been hyped as a quantum leap in portables and looks to be low power/low impedance capable.

post #1297 of 1957

Low impedance is a given as the headphone is also low-impedance.  But T5p shines best with my solid-state desktop amps, which are not low power.

post #1298 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

Low impedance is a given as the headphone is also low-impedance.  But T5p shines best with my solid-state desktop amps, which are not low power.

I plan to check out my balanced T5p with some high-powered sources (Audio-gd Master 8, Pass F5 clone) when I get them back. Interested to see how the sound responds, especially given the positive feedback about the bass response when running balanced from a more powerful source.

Here's hoping!!

Also, it's probably about time for my monthly inquiry: WHERE THOSE WOOD T5P'S AT??? tongue.gif
post #1299 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

Also, it's probably about time for my monthly inquiry: WHERE THOSE WOOD T5P'S AT??? tongue.gif

 

I think they are planning on cutting the tree needed for the cups this weekend. :(

post #1300 of 1957
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

I think they are planning on cutting the tree needed for the cups this weekend. frown.gif

Ah, makes sense. Redwoods do need plenty of time to grow, I 'spose. tongue.gif
post #1301 of 1957

How I would love to get my Woodified T5p in time for my birthday!!! (the 20th...)

Here's to hoping...

 

:p

 

After I have some quality time with them, I will contact you guys so that you compare them to your current T5p's! :)

post #1302 of 1957
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

How I would love to get my Woodified T5p in time for my birthday!!! (the 20th...)
Here's to hoping...

tongue.gif

After I have some quality time with them, I will contact you guys so that you compare them to your current T5p's! smily_headphones1.gif

Happy early birthday!! And yeah, I'm pretty curious to see just what wooden cups would do to the sound wink.gif
post #1303 of 1957
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

How I would love to get my Woodified T5p in time for my birthday!!! (the 20th...)

Here's to hoping...

 

:p

 

After I have some quality time with them, I will contact you guys so that you compare them to your current T5p's! :)


Happy Bday.  I hope you finally get them by then...

post #1304 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post


Happy early birthday!! And yeah, I'm pretty curious to see just what wooden cups would do to the sound wink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 


Happy Bday.  I hope you finally get them by then...

 

Thanks! :beerchug:

post #1305 of 1957

Has anybody tried the T5p with the Fostex HP-V1?

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