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post #166 of 7966
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post





What a way to join Head-fi with a pair of T1s! Wow....impressive.

 

Welcome to the T1 owners club and Head-fi....and my apologies to your wallet.

 

May I ask what amp your using with them?


even if may wallet had suffer my hears not a bit

about my amplifier I constructed myself it is an improved  (by myself) version of the famous lehmann linear cube amplifier

I am myself an electronic engeneer and work in the analog field

the amplifier i constructed is without a pcb from any kit it requires   a lot of experience to do with raw wiring

anyway my hears does not lie to me

the amp-head combination seems to be a good match 

post #167 of 7966
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Originally Posted by dukja View Post

Finally I got the chance to listen to T1 after many chances passing by.  I have pre-order T1 twice and have to cancel both after more than a month of wait each time due to different reasons.  

Being a very satisfied DT880/600 owner, I have tried to guess how T1 may be better.  I have to admit that after just a few minutes of listening I though that I made big mistake getting T1.  It reminds me the sound of K702 (as some Headfilers felt the same way): a little too thin, too sterile at mid to high frequency comparing to DT880/600 recabled with mogami wire.  It is quite a culture shock.

Although it is unfair to T1 since it is SE comparing to DT880 balanced to to Phoenix.  After switching between them a few times, I realized that DT880 has a very nice sonic "halo" that sweetened the sound so beautifully that I hate to loose that signature.  But on the other hand, T1 (even with SE connection) shows much well defined soundstage and brings the solo instrument or voice out of the background so well that in contrast DT880 totally blend them into the sonic scene. T1 also enhances some details that were not apparent with DT880 in a sense that T1 almost make my ear "bleeding" with information overload.  

I have never thought any phone can make my Phoenix+Ref combo sounded aggressive and T1 with SE connection actually did it.  It is just slightly but it is there.  Or maybe I just can't handle those new details?!

After several hours of listening, I finally start to embrace T1's sound as a very interesting contrast to DT880/600.  There are some family traits between them but they also sounds so different in a good way.  I would love to keep both since they give me completely different enjoyment.

Then, after work I tried T1 with my Decware CSP2+ OTL amp at hoome.  Wow, it sounded quite different, almost like another phone.  It seems that Phoenix, Ref-1, CSP2+, and T1 are so revealing in their own way, the combination of them becomes very interesting.  In order to really enjoy T1 with CSP2+, I probably need to bring CSP2+ to work for Ref-1.  We will see.

A very interesting day to say at least...


Actually, I did comment that the T1 sounded "kinda" like the K701...but after spending more time and using a tube amp as per Franks suggestion - they are nothing a like - the T1 kind of sits right in the middle of the K701 and HD650 in terms of tonality,  However any resemblance to the K701 would be no different to any other can resembling the K701 - the K701 is has it's own unique coloration.  In the commonly held notion of "neutral" - I think the T1 is bang on.

post #168 of 7966

It took me about 150 hrs of listening to the T1 to realize what it does so well. I stated in my review it was not a wow  phone but on the tube CSP-2 it is without question magical. The synergy is really special. I also rolled some tubes and am using a Sylvania 5U4G and Genalex 6922 tubes and it really makes the T1 musical. I still find them balanced and neutral with a very nice sound stage. I also have the LCD2 and it has different strong points  compared to the T1 both stellar performers. Glady both work well with my CSP-2 and really I enjoy tubes more than solid state. So my advice to Dukja would be to be patient and try some tube rolling.

post #169 of 7966
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post




The DT880s have slightly less clamping and are lighter...no doubt, but the T1s are very comfortable too. I would rank the top 3 comfortable headphones: HD800 > DT880 > T1 > everything else that I've ever had on my head.


That's good to hear, well then that pretty much settles it, the T1 will be my next headphone purchase. I had almost made up my mind about it before posting here, but I just wanted to hear from owners if they find the T1's comfortable smily_headphones1.gif

post #170 of 7966

The T1 is really special with certain tube amps - CSP-2, WA2...with these amps it's positively amazing.

post #171 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The T1 is really special with certain tube amps - CSP-2, WA2...with these amps it's positively amazing.



i hope so. my WA2 is set to be here tomorrow.

post #172 of 7966
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i hope so. my WA2 is set to be here tomorrow.


did you order some tubes for rolling Dave. Enjoy an hopefully your wife does not notice the bulbs glowing

post #173 of 7966

My balanced T1 and LD MK VI should be here by the end of next week, really excited.

post #174 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post




did you order some tubes for rolling Dave. Enjoy an hopefully your wife does not notice the bulbs glowing


didnt order any yet. clayton sent me 4 tubes to get me started!  knowing me ill have a room full of tubes very soon and an unhappy wife

post #175 of 7966
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Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post




didnt order any yet. clayton sent me 4 tubes to get me started!  knowing me ill have a room full of tubes very soon and an unhappy wife



wait till she see you order the LCD2 next

post #176 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post





wait till she see you order the LCD2 next



im done frank... im done!!! hahahah  i hope im done at least.

post #177 of 7966
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Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post





im done frank... im done!!! hahahah  i hope im done at least.


  "What am I, sir! nay, what are you, sir? O immortal 
    gods! O fine villain! A silken doublet! a velvet 
    hose! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat! O, I 
    am undone! I am undone! while I play the good 
    husband at home, my son and my servant spend all at 
    the university."

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Edited by MrQ - 10/1/10 at 11:49am
post #179 of 7966
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Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post





im done frank... im done!!! hahahah  i hope im done at least.


yeah right I said same thing and now my third amp. I love my tube amp better than the SS amps

post #180 of 7966
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im done frank... im done!!! hahahah  i hope im done at least.



LOL...you left out "I'm done.....for now"

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