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Unfortunately I needed to free up some money for bills that i wanted gone. I am using the HE500 and D7000 and will have a HD650 soon. I also sold the RSA amp which I used to buy the HD650and finish the balance with the on a credit card. I hate debt.



 

 

Sorry to hear about your financial issues. Hope they get sorted out quickly. I just wanted to thank you again for helping me with my T1 purchase at the end of last year. Thanks a lot!



not an issue I just dont like credit card balances and I used the money to set up a corporation . Thanks for the concern.

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Hey all...had the DT880s in here recently but decided to return them and pull the trigger on a pair of T1s. Plan to take advantage of the combo deal that Jan Meier offers and will have some funds in his hands next week. This is a great thread and I appreciate all the helpful information (especially from ZombieX).

 

This will be my first true reference headphone, so I'm psyched.

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I finally got the pads off. Turns out, they easily come off when I squeeze the inner web part as I pull.
 

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ITCW: The pads are enveloped around the outer rim of the headphone's left and right cup. Look closely how it works, it's really simple!



 

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Nice. What amp are you planning to use with them mate?


For now it will just be the headphone out of a vintage Kenwood KA-3500 stereo I have-I have no clue of it's power rating or impedance matching for the T1-but my CSP2+ won't be here til April I suppose. Also, I'll be using just the analog outs of my SBT until I free up funds for a TOTL dac-I'm leaning towards a Nad M51 at the moment.

 



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Unfortunately I needed to free up some money for bills that i wanted gone. I am using the HE500 and D7000 and will have a HD650 soon. I also sold the RSA amp which I used to buy the HD650and finish the balance with the on a credit card. I hate debt.


Frank, be sure to give us in depth impressions on the HD650/CSP2 combo as the 650s apparently improve quite drastically with totl OTL amps (see Zana Deux/650 impressions for example). I actually was planning on picking up a pair myself once the Decware arrives to test them out.

 

-Daniel

 

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You're realistically looking at May/Early June for your CSP2+ to arrive assuming the same level of productivity. Decware is still processing orders from December right now. :(

 

(My CSP2+ was ordered a week after yours so I'm equally as anxious... Using a valhalla until then.)

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Hi guys, I've owned a pair of T1s for about half a year now. I've paired them up with the Peachtree Nova and it's been all good thus far. However, at times, I do notice that the T1s don't feel engaging enough. Everything feels a bit too "distant". I listen primarily to progressive rock/metal. So now, I'm thinking of acquiring another pair of high-end headphones to complement the T1s which I can use when I feel the need to be closer to the music. Any recommendations? I have auditioned the Audeze LCD2 and the HD800 but those don't do anything for me at all.

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Hi guys, I've owned a pair of T1s for about half a year now. I've paired them up with the Peachtree Nova and it's been all good thus far. However, at times, I do notice that the T1s don't feel engaging enough. Everything feels a bit too "distant". I listen primarily to progressive rock/metal. So now, I'm thinking of acquiring another pair of high-end headphones to complement the T1s which I can use when I feel the need to be closer to the music. Any recommendations? I have auditioned the Audeze LCD2 and the HD800 but those don't do anything for me at all.


 

Do you find all of the music being too "distant", or just some artist? T1 has a slightly fuller soundstage than HD800 already, and I believe the feeling of distant is more of a merit in most of the case.

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Hi guys, I've owned a pair of T1s for about half a year now. I've paired them up with the Peachtree Nova and it's been all good thus far. However, at times, I do notice that the T1s don't feel engaging enough. Everything feels a bit too "distant". I listen primarily to progressive rock/metal. So now, I'm thinking of acquiring another pair of high-end headphones to complement the T1s which I can use when I feel the need to be closer to the music. Any recommendations? I have auditioned the Audeze LCD2 and the HD800 but those don't do anything for me at all.



Are you sure the Peachtree can properly drive the T1s? I had a few conversations with Peachtree a while back when I was trying to learn more about headphones and headamps, and for some reason I was under the impression that it wasn't really suited for 600 ohm headphones.

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This sounds to me like you want more depth in the midrange. Not familiar with the Peachtree Nova but a nice tube amp from Woo may be what you're looking for. 
 

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Hi guys, I've owned a pair of T1s for about half a year now. I've paired them up with the Peachtree Nova and it's been all good thus far. However, at times, I do notice that the T1s don't feel engaging enough. Everything feels a bit too "distant". I listen primarily to progressive rock/metal. So now, I'm thinking of acquiring another pair of high-end headphones to complement the T1s which I can use when I feel the need to be closer to the music. Any recommendations? I have auditioned the Audeze LCD2 and the HD800 but those don't do anything for me at all.



 

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Actually I find an OTL amp like the Woo 2 makes the music seem further away ... broader, deeper, and fuller .... but further away. When compared to the hybrid Lyr the difference is quite noticeable.

I'd try to audition an SS amp that has plenty of juice to power the 600 Beyers before dropping money on different phones. The LCD-2 sound seems to fit what you describe you are after, however if they don't do it for you, try out another amp if at all possible.
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Try one of the higher-end Grado headphones. "Engaging" is the first word that comes to mind for me. Famously fine mid-range. I put on my old HP-1000's occasionally, and they still rock.

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Thanks guys but I really don't think the amp is the issue here, at least in terms of power. I don't even need to turn the volume knob past the halfway point to get the T1s to sound loud for me. Maybe I'll audition the Grados. How does the RS1i compare to the T1?

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You have to turn it to half way to seem loud? I don't know much about the amp you're using but that seems like a lot. Typically the max I go on my amp is 9 o clock.

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 Maybe I'll audition the Grados. How does the RS1i compare to the T1?



In the Grado line, I'm only personally familiar with the SR80's, SR225's, and the (then) top of the line HP1000's. Grados are famously good for rock. They can be a little rough around the edges, but they have a fantastic, very forward mid-range. Did I mention forward? They are indeed very engaging. I'm sure there are some good threads here on HeadFi to give you some more information (and to avoid getting this one off-topic). And while overall I'm happier with my T1's and Denon D7000's, Grado is still a real contender. They still have many fans, and I know why.

 

That said, if you dive in with Grado, I'd would advise you to experiment with the (easily replacable) ear cups. I'm a big fan of the original 'flats'-- NOT the 'bowls.' It really makes a significant difference in their sound. But of course, your mileage may vary...

 

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Perhaps, but the T1 is easier to drive than the HD600, in my opinion. So in theory it should do quite well, but I've not heard the combo and am unsure. 
 

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Are you sure the Peachtree can properly drive the T1s? I had a few conversations with Peachtree a while back when I was trying to learn more about headphones and headamps, and for some reason I was under the impression that it wasn't really suited for 600 ohm headphones.



 

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