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post #196 of 10478
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

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?
 



when u gonna get the WA2?!

post #197 of 10478

T1 has a huge wide and deep sound stage on my CSP-2 perfect match IMO

post #198 of 10478
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

T1 has a huge wide and deep sound stage on my CSP-2 perfect match IMO



have u tried it with the WA2? i think it sounds pretty good but i havent heard the CSP2

post #199 of 10478
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have u tried it with the WA2? i think it sounds pretty good but i havent heard the CSP2


cant say I did but did hear it on the 6 and 6SE both maxxed out and I preferred the CSP-2 much mor than those. I would think the WA2 would be better as it is also OTL. Jack spent some time listening to the CSP-2 at the NJ meet and had lots of questions on who designed. Steve Deckert is a brilliant SET designer and Woo makes some nice products also. Either of the OTL should be fine.

post #200 of 10478

I just got my balanced T1 today and having a blast, can I call myself a member of "Team Beyerdynamic" now?

post #201 of 10478
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Originally Posted by reiserFS View Post

I just got my balanced T1 today and having a blast, can I call myself a member of "Team Beyerdynamic" now?



that team stuff is so last year. :P congrats. my balanced T1 is having a ton of fun with my single ended WA2.... frown.gif

post #202 of 10478

Serial #1940 reporting in

 

I've had both a new Wa2 and the T1s breaking in for about 60hrs now. The sound quality is exquisite, comfort, not so much. I'd really like to pop out these drivers and put them in my HD650s.

 

Any suggestions for loosening up the headband? Will it just relax over time? I've flexed them considerably past what seems reasonable without any effect. Taking tools to the titanium (?) clamps seems a bit drastic for $1200 headphones.  Store them on a bowling ball?

post #203 of 10478
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Originally Posted by StanT View Post

Serial #1940 reporting in

 

I've had both a new Wa2 and the T1s breaking in for about 60hrs now. The sound quality is exquisite, comfort, not so much. I'd really like to pop out these drivers and put them in my HD650s.

 

Any suggestions for loosening up the headband? Will it just relax over time? I've flexed them considerably past what seems reasonable without any effect. Taking tools to the titanium (?) clamps seems a bit drastic for $1200 headphones.  Store them on a bowling ball?



i also love my t1 and wa2 setup.  as for fit, i have no solutions. i just kept wearing them. i thought it was a little uncomfortable on the top but i moved it back some and it feels great now.  but yea i think storing them over something lieka bowling ball should help. i did that with my hd650.

post #204 of 10478
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I have no idea man. I really don't need to upgrade my amps anytime soon. I don't even have room for the amps I have!
 

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when u gonna get the WA2?!

post #205 of 10478

Today I brought CSP2+ and Phoenix together to have a death match using Ref-1 as the source and T1.  I was hopping that CSP2+ will be so good that I will need to get another Ref-8 or Ref-9 for it since I had quite high hope with CSP2+ and T1 combo.

 

When my T1 came with SE connection, it did sound better with CSP2+.  After I re-terminate it to 4-pin XLR, T1 starts to sound great with Phoenix.  The sound becomes smoother, opened up with excellent spatial information and room feeling.  T1 especially shows great detail and room feeling in some of my classical piano music.  I was surprised how good they sound with T1 and Phoenix.

 

Then, I switch to CSP2+ and was disappointed a little bit since the transparency was lost a little bit and the temporal attack was a little bit loose.  This was totally surprise to me since with DT880/600 I actually may prefer CSP2+ a slightly little bit.  But T1 totally changed the situation.

 

Maybe I need more time to compare, but just for a day I was win over by Phoenix.  The tonality, speed, soundstage of T1 balanced to Phoenix is just excellent.

post #206 of 10478

I will have a chance to listen to a Phoenix with my balanced T1 soon, looking forward to doing comparison between the LD VI and the Phoenix. The LD VI + Yulong D100 combo is already heavenly to my hears with the T1. These cans just keep surprising me, such intimating that it gives me goosebumps.
 

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Originally Posted by dukja View Post

Today I brought CSP2+ and Phoenix together to have a death match using Ref-1 as the source and T1.  I was hopping that CSP2+ will be so good that I will need to get another Ref-8 or Ref-9 for it since I had quite high hope with CSP2+ and T1 combo.

 

When my T1 came with SE connection, it did sound better with CSP2+.  After I re-terminate it to 4-pin XLR, T1 starts to sound great with Phoenix.  The sound becomes smoother, opened up with excellent spatial information and room feeling.  T1 especially shows great detail and room feeling in some of my classical piano music.  I was surprised how good they sound with T1 and Phoenix.

 

Then, I switch to CSP2+ and was disappointed a little bit since the transparency was lost a little bit and the temporal attack was a little bit loose.  This was totally surprise to me since with DT880/600 I actually may prefer CSP2+ a slightly little bit.  But T1 totally changed the situation.

 

Maybe I need more time to compare, but just for a day I was win over by Phoenix.  The tonality, speed, soundstage of T1 balanced to Phoenix is just excellent.

post #207 of 10478

I joined the T1 club yesterday, and they really have been blowing my mind since then. :) I got an insane deal on them ($750 CAD) so I couldn't pass up the opportunity. So far I am amazed how much better it is than my recabled HD650s, it's not even in the same galaxy. I guess now I have to wonder what is even better out there... maybe in a year or two. :) 

post #208 of 10478

With more listen and the addition of the Concerto, I am not sure if the T1s are for me.. The detail is amazing and for certain types of music (anything acoustic, classical or mellow) it's great, but for some others the treble sounds very harsh to me.. whenever there is distortion (guitars) or slightly higher pitched male voices, it just hurts my ears because the treble is too piercing. Like a cheese grater. I often find myself changing songs because it's just not pleasant. On some songs they sound heavenly, though.

 

I tried the T1s on my LD MKIII and the treble peaks, while less harsh, were still there. So perhaps I just don't enjoy the sound of the T1s and it isn't an amp issue? It's hard to say since the MKIII is not a high-end tube amp. 

 

Has anyone else experienced these harsh treble peaks with the T1s? I really love the detail and clarity they have but not if it also hurts my ears. :P

post #209 of 10478
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Originally Posted by PascalT View Post

With more listen and the addition of the Concerto, I am not sure if the T1s are for me.. The detail is amazing and for certain types of music (anything acoustic, classical or mellow) it's great, but for some others the treble sounds very harsh to me.. whenever there is distortion (guitars) or slightly higher pitched male voices, it just hurts my ears because the treble is too piercing. Like a cheese grater. I often find myself changing songs because it's just not pleasant. On some songs they sound heavenly, though.

 

I tried the T1s on my LD MKIII and the treble peaks, while less harsh, were still there. So perhaps I just don't enjoy the sound of the T1s and it isn't an amp issue? It's hard to say since the MKIII is not a high-end tube amp. 

 

Has anyone else experienced these harsh treble peaks with the T1s? I really love the detail and clarity they have but not if it also hurts my ears. :P

I find the T1's treble laid back, more so (laid back) than the K701s, D7000s, HD600s, Ed8s, or HD800s. bigsmile_face.gif
 

post #210 of 10478

Interesting as you guys are using the same amp. Is the Havana an aggressive source?

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