So after spending the entire weekend with my W4's and SR-71A/JDS cMoyBB combo (which I still very much love), deep down I just missed my T1. Lately I've been using it a lot with the ALO Continental, and literally as soon as I got back from visiting my other half, on went the T1's and it just became ever more apparent just how much better they are in imaging, definition and sound stage three dimensionality over the W4's. They are just a lot more dynamic and detailed. If I had to put it in straight layman's terms, music is just more vibrant and detailed with the T1's. I feel I can not only hear more in everything, from textures, instruments, vocals, the space around individual elements etc, but that it all has a bit more speed and bite. The W4 has a more cushioned and warm tone in comparison, with a bit more bass quantity, but definitely not detail or punch.
I am a very mixed bag when it comes to music preference. Some might frown upon some of the music I listen to. But honestly, I love having a diverse interest in music, since so much of it is culturally relevant even if it isn't the most sophisticated and exquisite affair. I've gone from classical, dance, electropunk, techno, alternative rock, alternative, chilled, foreign, dupstep, hip hop, RnB, drum n bass, garage, pop, commercial, instrumental, orchestral etc all in just the short span of a month or two recently. The T1 does an admirable job of catering to a wide arching array of music, with very few tracks that it doesn't agree with. Only on rare occasion do you get a track that just doesn't sound right with them.
Definitely on the ever so slightly livelier side of musical tonality though, what with the slight treble influence and general detail or clarity of it. Even the bass tends to focus on the mid range side of things, with less of a low bass bellow (though it's still there every time it needs to be) and instead more punch. But the bass has stunning detail, with a richness in micro attributes with texture, decay etc.
I feel one genre of music my collection is sorely lacking in is Reggae. If anyone has any recommendations for good Reggae, I'd love to hear them! Just experimenting a lot with different sounds, moods etc, and feel Reggae is one I wish I always got in to more. A very euphoric, relaxing, naturalistically rooted, cultural vibe about some of the reggae I've heard in the past.
I'd also love some jazz recommendations too if people have them. Need more in my collection.
Edited by Naim.F.C - 12/24/11 at 11:16pm