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post #1336 of 1958
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
 

After listening to the T70, ER-4S and Tzar 350 for some time I thought the T5p had too much bass and was too dark sounding in the beginning. I was debating with myself for some time whether I could live with T5p or if they were too dark for me. So when people say headphones sound bright or dark it is alway relative to what they are used to. After some time I got accustomed to the T5p sound and I couldn't imagine selling them ever again. 

 

I actually thought they sounded a bit thin.  I was comparing them to a T1 at the time.

 

Like you, I will never consider selling them either.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Griploc View Post

I find the t5ps have similar characteristics to the k702, but they are bigger in sound with less hf content and a more accurate bass response. I just wish the t5p soundstage was better in imaging, other than that i think they sound great

 

This is a good description.  The T5p sound like an improved AKG (everything is better except the soundstage).

post #1337 of 1958
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

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This is a good description.  The T5p sound like an improved AKG (everything is better except the soundstage).

 

That would be awesome if it was, but T5p can't compete with K701's detail and transparency; and neither bass or midrange is as tight, fleshed out, and well-defined as K701's.  They're in totally different leagues.

post #1338 of 1958
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

 

That would be awesome if it was, but T5p can't compete with K701's detail and transparency; and neither bass or midrange is as tight, fleshed out, and well-defined as K701's.  They're in totally different leagues.

 

I agree with you -- the K701 is a couple of leagues bellow the T5p.  :wink:

post #1339 of 1958

Interesting to hear the comments about the T5p being bass heavy. I've only ever heard the one I own, and I find the bass to be exquisitely well rendered and textured; but I do find there to be precious little of it. That's actually my one real reservation about the sound (I don't care much about soundstage), everything else is just fantastic! Wouldn't mind getting to do an in-depth comparison with the Alpha Dogs some day...

post #1340 of 1958

I find that it depends on how good of a seal the earpads get on your head.

post #1341 of 1958
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

That would be awesome if it was, but T5p can't compete with K701's detail and transparency; and neither bass or midrange is as tight, fleshed out, and well-defined as K701's.  They're in totally different leagues.
I was referring to the k702 characteristics in sound. Where the k702 lack is in energy, that is where the t5p really shines. Detail and transparancy and soundstage and imaging is where the k702 really shines
post #1342 of 1958

Hi everyone, I just ordered a T5p and wondered the varying choices for trying balanced.  I have a HeadRoom amp with dual 3 pin but I have a nice dual 3 to 4-pin adapter as well as a Centrance HiFi-M8 with 4-pin, so I'm looking to see if I can go to that.  I saw Theogenes has a newly balanced pair and am sending a PM to ask for pics.  All in all, I don't see many of balanced/XLR discussions in the thread, so I suppose most don't go with that.

 

Thanks!

post #1343 of 1958
A balanced cabling system is known for clean imaging and no phase due to the left and right cable seperation. More accurate for sure
post #1344 of 1958

I guess these are not the perfect pair for a blind purchase as they are highly dependent on your preferences and taste in music... What did you pair them with (i.e. which DAC/amp) and what kind of music are you listening to?

 

In my opinion they go quite well with an amp that is a touch warm. I like them with electronics (but that may be me ;-) and with classical music, e.g. Chello & piano works. Overall I have to say I prefer the T1 by quite a margin as they are much more versatile, but of course semi-open. Both pair very well with the Beyerdynamic A2 amp btw (but that should be expected I guess). The T5p is positioned as an option to mobile devices and while it works OK with an iPad, its capable of much more and can sound rather harsh when driven by an underpowered device.

post #1345 of 1958
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Originally Posted by schalliol View Post

Hi everyone, I just ordered a T5p and wondered the varying choices for trying balanced.  I have a HeadRoom amp with dual 3 pin but I have a nice dual 3 to 4-pin adapter as well as a Centrance HiFi-M8 with 4-pin, so I'm looking to see if I can go to that.  I saw Theogenes has a newly balanced pair and am sending a PM to ask for pics.  All in all, I don't see many of balanced/XLR discussions in the thread, so I suppose most don't go with that.

Thanks!

T5p's cable is 4-conductor, just reterminate it for balanced drive and let the gang here know how it goes. biggrin.gif
post #1346 of 1958


Sounds worth doing, but I confess I haven't done soldering in a very long time and doubt I'd be good enough at doing it.  How would you know which conductor is which?

post #1347 of 1958
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post
 

In my opinion they go quite well with an amp that is a touch warm.

My T5p sounds great from anything I've plugged them in.

 

 

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post
Overall I have to say I prefer the T1 by quite a margin as they are much more versatile, but of course semi-open.

+1

 

But together they make for a formidable one-two punch.  One open, one closed....to take care of every situation.

 

 

I paired my T5p with a HD800 instead of a T1.  I'm extremely happy and I don't see any changes with this setup in the future.  I add headphones to spice things up and to to hear different models, but I usually sell them after a couple of weeks.  I just bought a D2000 -- the T5p totally destroys the Denon (in sound quality as well as isolation). 

post #1348 of 1958
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Originally Posted by schalliol View Post
 


Sounds worth doing, but I confess I haven't done soldering in a very long time and doubt I'd be good enough at doing it.  How would you know which conductor is which?

 

Grounds are uncolored, red is right channel like any other cable, and both channels are separate from each other so you can't get it wrong.  :cool:

Just make sure that you have the pin out right for whatever XLR(s) that you will use.

post #1349 of 1958

Pics I took of the post-op T5p for schalliol, if anyone is interested: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consider the toe shots a bonus for you weird foot fetishists out there...

post #1350 of 1958
Whats the ear padding and does it change the sound?
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