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post #1486 of 10477

First of all, I have to say that I hate every one of you guys for getting me interested in high quality headphones. If only I had kept my interest to the wayside last year, I wouldn't have spent so much on headphones. But alas, I may as well thank everyone as well.

 

Going from a pair of SR60i for about 9 months, then to a DT 880 600 Ohm (which was returned after a few weeks) to a Tesla T1... The jump between the SR60i and DT 880 was phenomenal, but the jump between the DT 880 and the Tesla T1 was absolutely ridiculous. Just, the imaging capabilities, the sound stage, the highs, lows, and the lovely mids... and oh, the neutrality. I can literally use this for everything! Though, I have to say, listening to post rock on these bad boys is something else. I can just kick back, close my eyes and enjoy the music. Even at about halfway on the volume knob on my schiit valhalla I can fall asleep listening to post rock with these... they're so dreamy.

 

The only issue is I have a hard time keeping them seated on my head. Being unfortunate enough to sport not only huge feet, and hands, I also have a large cranium and big ears. Getting this thing to stay comfortably is a chore and it still bothers me, which is an issue I never had with the few weeks I spent with the DT 880. I can make it work, though, it's too amazing to let such a minor quibble detract from the overall experience.

post #1487 of 10477
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First of all, I have to say that I hate every one of you guys for getting me interested in high quality headphones. If only I had kept my interest to the wayside last year, I wouldn't have spent so much on headphones. But alas, I may as well thank everyone as well.

 

Going from a pair of SR60i for about 9 months, then to a DT 880 600 Ohm (which was returned after a few weeks) to a Tesla T1... The jump between the SR60i and DT 880 was phenomenal, but the jump between the DT 880 and the Tesla T1 was absolutely ridiculous. Just, the imaging capabilities, the sound stage, the highs, lows, and the lovely mids... and oh, the neutrality. I can literally use this for everything! Though, I have to say, listening to post rock on these bad boys is something else. I can just kick back, close my eyes and enjoy the music. Even at about halfway on the volume knob on my schiit valhalla I can fall asleep listening to post rock with these... they're so dreamy.

 

The only issue is I have a hard time keeping them seated on my head. Being unfortunate enough to sport not only huge feet, and hands, I also have a large cranium and big ears. Getting this thing to stay comfortably is a chore and it still bothers me, which is an issue I never had with the few weeks I spent with the DT 880. I can make it work, though, it's too amazing to let such a minor quibble detract from the overall experience.


lol. yeah, you should have left then, welcome to the club . I am the opposite of you, my t1 is my most comfortable phone . Enjoy!!
 

 

post #1488 of 10477
When I went from my much used 880s to the T1, the tesla felt less comfortable.

Now, when I switch from the LCD-2 to the T1, it's like taking off ski boots and putting on fuzzy slippers.
post #1489 of 10477

Maybe I'm strange but I find the T1s really comfortable, I've had them on for 4-5 hours at a time and don't feel any discomfort, and I wear glasses to boot.  If I take my glasses off and slump back into my comfy chair or lie on the bed I could easily fall asleep with them on.

 

The only place of discomfort is that tad of pressure from the headband right in the middle of the top of my head, which only the 3D wings of Audio Technica phones don't have in my experience.  But compared to the bumps on the K701 the T1s are much better already. 

post #1490 of 10477

The darn ear pads are what bother me. The top and bottom are always pressing against the back and bottom of my ears because they are large and are practically crammed in there to get a good, secure fit. I'm sure I will get used to it over time, but if there is any solution, I would like one asap.

post #1491 of 10477

The discomfort comes from the clamping force depending on the size of your head.

post #1492 of 10477

It's the headband that bothers me after an hour or so due to the weight. If I shift position it helps. I think I need a mod.

post #1493 of 10477
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The darn ear pads are what bother me. The top and bottom are always pressing against the back and bottom of my ears because they are large and are practically crammed in there to get a good, secure fit. I'm sure I will get used to it over time, but if there is any solution, I would like one asap.



Bingo, same here.  Because of this the T1 was the least comfortable headphone to me, I also have big ears.  That doesn't take away from the fact that the T1 has one of the most natural of tonal balance to me.

post #1494 of 10477

Yeah, I'm gonna force myself to get over it. NO way I am gonna disregard a 1000+ dollar pair of headphones because I can't have everything my way. My life has been full of compromises up to this point and will continue to be. Whatever.

post #1495 of 10477
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It's the headband that bothers me after an hour or so due to the weight. If I shift position it helps. I think I need a mod.



Beyer fixed the headband problem but the T-1s are still pretty heavy relative to 880s and 650s.

post #1496 of 10477

The only issue I have is the T-1 sliding forward off my head if I lean forward at all, but the HE-6 do too. Small noggin I guess.

post #1497 of 10477
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The only issue I have is the T-1 sliding forward off my head if I lean forward at all, but the HE-6 do too. Small noggin I guess.



Or heavy headphones. biggrin.gif

post #1498 of 10477

Indeed! It makes me wary of the LCD2.

 

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Or heavy headphones. biggrin.gif



 

post #1499 of 10477
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Indeed! It makes me wary of the LCD2.

 



I'm waiting for the light weight plastic LCD 3.  The T-1s are about as heavy as I want to go.

 

 

post #1500 of 10477

Just got # 3964

 

Does anyone know what the differences are between the T1s with the white drivers and the black drivers which look more angled?  There are pictures of both floating around, but is one of them newer?  Thanks.

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