Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread - Page 13

post #181 of 8378
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post





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


im absolutely done... for this week. lol

post #182 of 8378
Quote:
Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post




im absolutely done... for this week. lol



Exactly...LOL.

post #183 of 8378

I have been listening T1 <= CSP2+ <= Ref-1 the whole day and was quite pleased by its sound.  The strength of each components in this combination show up clearly: pin-point focus with super resolution from T1, transparent and yet with a breath of right warmth plus right amount of bass from CSP2+, and all the refinement, clarity, and tight grip over the spectrum from Ref-1.  Listening to acoustic or new age (Narada Lotus sampler) is really an eye opener experience to me.  T1 does excellent job putting each instrument on the spotlight at their own turns.  But for soundtrack such as Pirates of the Caribbean the dynamic and details of large scale performance, they are still a little bit "too enhanced" for relaxed listening.  T1 is like a high resolution microscope that brought out all the details and edges, which is good for hi-fi style or analyzing listening but a little bit too intense for the background music listening.  I guess it might be disrespectful to use T1 for that purpose.    DT880/600, on the other hand, does excellent job for that.  I have never worried about losing them any time soon.

 

Now I am happy about getting T1. It does fill up my wanting of getting more definition and soundstage.

post #184 of 8378

Today I reterminated the T1 to 4-pin XLR connection to mate with Phoenix in balanced mode.  Immediately, I heard the sound is opened up and relaxed.  The sound from T1 in SE connection to Phoenix sounds compressed and hence a little too analytical and aggressive to me.  It also sounds dull comparing to balanced mode.

 

Now the sound in balanced mode is "released" and more natural sounding.  The details and excellent imaging are still there but the edges are gone.  I used a XLR-TRS converter to switch between balanced and SE mode in comparison.

 

Interestingly, T1 balanced seems to be much efficient than DT880 600 ohm.  When T1 only use 12/70 of the volume pot, DT880/600 need to use 15/70 to get to similar SPL right at the driver.


Edited by dukja - 10/4/10 at 3:30pm
post #185 of 8378
Quote:
Originally Posted by dukja View Post

Today I reterminated the T1 to 4-pin XLR connection to mate with Phoenix in balanced mode.  Immediately, I heard the sound is opened up and relaxed.  The sound from T1 in SE connection to Phoenix sounds compressed and hence a little too analytical and aggressive to me.  It also sounds dull comparing to balanced mode.

 

Now the sound in balanced mode is "released" and more natural sounding.  The details and excellent imaging are still there but the edges are gone.  I used a XLR-TRS converter to switch between balanced and SE mode in comparison.

 

Interestingly, T1 balanced seems to be much efficient than DT880 600 ohm.  When T1 only use 12/70 of the volume pot, DT880/600 need to use 15/70 to get to similar SPL right at the driver.


Did you reterminate your black dragon cable? i heard its really tough because of the casing for the cable that drew uses.  i wanted a blue dragon reterminated and a cable builder said no because its too hard and not worth the small amount of money he would have charged.

post #186 of 8378
The T1 actually IS more efficient than the DT880/600, electrically.
post #187 of 8378

Yes, I reterminated the BlackDragon and it took about 30 minutes with no sweat.   The "sleeve" or "casing" IS stiff (which is my only gripe) but not difficult to cut at all.  All I use was just a X-acto knife.  Although I hate to open the ear cup for recabling, reterminating cable is quite easy and no worry about damaging the phone.
 

And it is a must for a Phoenix user. 

Quote:
Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post

Did you reterminate your black dragon cable? i heard its really tough because of the casing for the cable that drew uses.  i wanted a blue dragon reterminated and a cable builder said no because its too hard and not worth the small amount of money he would have charged.

post #188 of 8378
Thread Starter 

I find that the T1, when balanced, sounds smoother and a little snappier.

post #189 of 8378

Skylab: How is the T1 with the Mini Torii? I've been thinking about this pair for a while.

post #190 of 8378

#1635 here. 

post #191 of 8378
Thread Starter 

Yeah, it's more efficient because of the Tesla technology correct? It's supposed to boost the efficiency quite a bit FWIR.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The T1 actually IS more efficient than the DT880/600, electrically.
post #192 of 8378

AVALover, the T1 and the Mini-Torii is not a good pairing. The Mini-Torii is good for low impedance, low sensitivity cans like the LCD-2 or HE-5LE if you want a Decware tube amp for the T1, the CSP-2 is the way to go for sure - GREAT synergy with the T1

post #193 of 8378
Thread Starter 

I know the synergy between my T1 and WA3+ is nice. I also like how they sound on my Audio-GD ROC. On the ROC they have a wider soundstage and sound a little smoother with tighter bass. Probably because it's solid state?
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

AVALover, the T1 and the Mini-Torii is not a good pairing. The Mini-Torii is good for low impedance, low sensitivity cans like the LCD-2 or HE-5LE if you want a Decware tube amp for the T1, the CSP-2 is the way to go for sure - GREAT synergy with the T1


Edited by Zombie_X - 10/6/10 at 9:20am
post #194 of 8378

 And SN # 2092. No chance to hear them yet, but looking forward to it.

 

o

post #195 of 8378
Quote:
Originally Posted by orkney View Post

 And SN # 2092. No chance to hear them yet, but looking forward to it.

 

o



welcome and enjoy they are great headphones.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread