I am beginning to appreciate my T1 more. They just do not synergize with my Burson amp. I prefer the Ultra Micro with them. They still do not have the taught and textured bass of the K-702, but they bring things to the table, which the AKGs do not.
First of all, there is none of that weird upper midrange tinge to the presentation that the AKG has. This is a welcome relief. The T1 is very easy to listen to for long hours… warm and more involving in the midrange. The drivers are breaking in and there is some more resolution on offer.
And I daresay, they are beginning to show some imaging prowess at last… the sound is a bit more ‘out of the head’ now and depth has improved. They still sound a tad slower than the K-702 and the bass could improve.
But, the cable is very heavy and putting a lot of strain on the 3.5mm jack of the Headroom amp. I will order a Cardas wired ‘3.5 to 6.3’ adaptor tonight. Once that arrives, I shall do some serious listening.
They do not outclass the K-702, across the board, strength for strength, but they provide a very valid and nice alternative presentation! Neither headphone is the Holy Grail… but they complement each other. Now, is everyone happy?
I think your starting to see some burn in. As I stated they take a while to realize what they could do. When I bought mine it took me about a week of serious listening and then I decided they were very nice. Its also nice to have more than one phone on hand as you get to appreciate each headphone for what it can do. Too bad the Burson does not appear to be a good fit. Tube amps work well as does my solid state Matrix. Give those drivers more hours and I believe you will appreciate them more.