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No problem man.

 

I also loath adhered ear pads as much as you might.

 

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Thanks. That is good to hear. This information is certainly a godsend for me as I thought the earpads are in some ways stuck to the earpiece with some sort of adhesion.

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Originally Posted by ryder78 View Post
I experienced a mild headache in the first 5 minutes listening to Adele on FLAC.

 

I seriously doubt that this is caused by your equipment or the file format :-)

 

Werner.

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Generally how many hours does it take for the T1 to reach its full potential with burn-in? 50 hours? 100 hours? Unfortunately I haven't got much time to spare on the T1s and they currently have about 10 minutes on them. The sound quality is pretty good fresh out from the box though.

 

Any thoughts or information appreciated.

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Generally how many hours does it take for the T1 to reach its full potential with burn-in? 50 hours? 100 hours? Unfortunately I haven't got much time to spare on the T1s and they currently have about 10 minutes on them. The sound quality is pretty good fresh out from the box though.

 

Any thoughts or information appreciated.

 

You STILL only have ten mins on them? lol 

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I find that burn-in to be completely false. I have not heard it at all on the past headphones I've owned or even my current ones. Untill  I hear a change then I say it's not real.

 

Just listen to your headphones and let your ears adjust to them.

 

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Originally Posted by ryder78 View Post

Generally how many hours does it take for the T1 to reach its full potential with burn-in? 50 hours? 100 hours? Unfortunately I haven't got much time to spare on the T1s and they currently have about 10 minutes on them. The sound quality is pretty good fresh out from the box though.

 

Any thoughts or information appreciated.

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Thanks for the information Zombie_X. That is good to hear as I will get to know the potential of the T1s with further listening this weekend.


As an update, I just tried a little experiment comparing the headphone and hifi system using the same music and same source. I used Adele's music as a reference as I currently only have her music on FLAC(all my music are mostly on CDs and LPs). To cut a long story short, I much prefer Adele's music on the T1s than on the main hifi system through loudspeakers. The sound is more accurate and precise with the T1s, more energy in the highs. The overall sound through the loudspeakers is fuzzy and the bass is all over the place. 

 

Will do more listening this weekend.

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You STILL only have ten mins on them? lol 

Then they are officially burned in.

post #2573 of 10478

lol, true....I didn't notice much burn in on them either...

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About a month after I have sold my T1, I honestly have to admit that I miss them from time to time. Mostly I'm not looking back, but every so often I miss the wonderful clarity and effortless sound that the T1 provided. I hope my incoming DT1350 will remedy this situation a bit, otherwise I'll have to wait for the T80. Poor wallet!

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As much as I like my DT1350 I regret to say it won't replace a T1. evil_smiley.gif

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About a month after I have sold my T1, I honestly have to admit that I miss them from time to time. Mostly I'm not looking back, but every so often I miss the wonderful clarity and effortless sound that the T1 provided. I hope my incoming DT1350 will remedy this situation a bit, otherwise I'll have to wait for the T80. Poor wallet!

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On a different note I don't know how to explain how I feel. Ever since I bought the T1 my other headphones are getting less  and less head time. I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad confused_face_2.gif. I can barely listen to my modify Grado SR225 anymore. I'm debating on trying the RS1 before I decide on selling my MAD Ear+ confused.gif. I owned the MS-Pro before and loved them but sold them to finance the T1 so I'm not sure if I would be able to appreciate the RS1 or MS-Pro again.

 

I know that someone else reported the same situation (MacedonianHero??) with his RS1.

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Although I am currently having a slight difficulty in adapting to headphones(can't listen to them for long), I find the T1s to be an excellent all-rounder with its neutral and detailed sound. The mids although more lean sounding and precise than my reference Harbeth loudspeakers have enough warmth and body, thus avoiding an overly analytical presentation. The highs are smooth, sweet and detailed and didn't sound bright or splashy as some might have suggested. The bass is just nice, clean and taut, though it didn't go too deep and lacking in texture in comparison to loudspeaker systems(due to the absence of room interaction which promotes bass lift or resonance),

 

Overall a great and good-looking pair of headphones that ticks most of the boxes for me.

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Although I am currently having a slight difficulty in adapting to headphones(can't listen to them for long), I find the T1s to be an excellent all-rounder with its neutral and detailed sound. The mids although more lean sounding and precise than my reference Harbeth loudspeakers have enough warmth and body, thus avoiding an overly analytical presentation. The highs are smooth, sweet and detailed and didn't sound bright or splashy as some might have suggested. The bass is just nice, clean and taut, though it didn't go too deep and lacking in texture in comparison to loudspeaker systems(due to the absence of room interaction which promotes bass lift or resonance),

 

Overall a great and good-looking pair of headphones that ticks most of the boxes for me.

+1

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As an update, I have had the T1s for slightly more than a week now and they have about 4 to 5 hours on them. I had earlier reported difficulties listening to the headphones for more than a few minutes(since the T1s are my first experience with headphones). This morning I managed to listen to the T1s continuously for more than an hour. The good news ends here though. The bad news is I recently discovered that the pair of T1 that I own is defective. There is a rattling sound or distortion on the left earcup when playing certain music with low bass. It gets pretty annoying as the rattling sound although pretty faint can be heard at moderate volume levels(volume knob of Meier Corda Jazz at about 11 to 12 o'clock). It only happens with select jazz recordings with good low bass. Overall I am slightly disappointed as I didn't expect this quality issue would show up with the T1s. I will have this sorted out soon.

 

Quality issues aside, I am now able to gauge the T1s better with extended listening sessions. Most of the comments about the T1 have been pretty accurate. In summary, they are quite neutral, perhaps leaning slightly on the warm side of neutrality. There is good separation between instruments and soundstaging is about average. I enjoyed the T1s with most of the music that I listen to(70% instrumental jazz, 30% vocals, pop and rock). The highs although sweet and detailed do not exhibit the same level of airiness, extension and detail when compared to more revealing and transparent transducers(loudspeakers, not headphones). Not exactly a criticism as too much transparency and detail may result in an analytical sound, a bright and splashy treble. In my book it is important to strike a good balance between musicality and transparency although neutrality is still of paramount importance.

 

The bass on the T1s is full and has ample punch and slam. No complaints here although they still (obviously) can't match the loudspeaker system in this department.

 

The headphone listening experience may not be as natural in comparison to loudspeaker based systems but it does have its own appeal in its capability of a more intimate and direct sound, with the absence of room interaction.

 

In summary, the T1 represents a great design and good all-rounder with its neutrality and low levels of coloration. It is not only a musical headphone but solidly built too in a clean and minimalist form which contributes to its classy looks.

 

The picture below shows the T1s connected to the main system although they were meant to be used in another computer setup. The T1s managed to hold its own and did not disappoint.

 

 

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Edited by ryder78 - 5/25/12 at 11:05pm
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Very nice, Ryder! My Jazz is in black but love the look of the silver! 

 

As for the rattling/buzzing, just email Jan and he'll take care of you. 

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