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Originally Posted by jsplice View Post

 

One that I remember hearing a lot in was Ben Harper - Diamonds on the Inside.

 

Actually, I've been listening to some more well recorded things, even classic rock such as some Zeppelin, and I'm gradually adjusting to the sound.  Either that, or these demo cans just weren't burned in.  The level of detail with these headphones is astounding.  Almost doesn't seem real.

 

Edit: One more song: John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change.  Only a very slight sibilance tendency here, and a lot of the other tracks on the album.  Not sure if it's the way his voice is, or was recorded.  Didn't notice this on the HD650s, but we all know the HD650s pleasantly mask certain imperfections.  

Sounds like you're just prone to hearing sibilance more than others. Same here. Quite a few members on this forum seem to not hear sibilance on tracks that I find so grating that I almost want to blow my brains out.

 

The T1 hurt my brain after a while. It's got one of the craziest treble peaks out there. Love the T1 bass though. I always go with solid state amps, but I feel that a little treble roll off may actually be a good idea on the T1. Tubes would likely do the trick.

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Originally Posted by ZenErik View Post

Tubes would likely do the trick.

 

They do. I have a Grant Fidelity (re-badged Yaqin piece) tube buffer going into my Meier Jazz. Top end is beautiful. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Thanks, that's exactly what a buddy of mine said...I'm hoping to hear back from Beyerdyamic tomorrow to see what the process/price is. I don't have any plans to sell them at all, but keeping them in original condition might be the smartest way to go, especially since there is no damage at all to the headphones themselves...just the cable. 

 

I have had troubles with the cable on mine too. A genuine cable fault, must be the only one in the world. They have been in the shop for two months now awaiting a cable from Germany. Mind you I live in Australia as well. This place can be pretty laid back at times despite how important you think something is. 

 

Pretty funny really, the only hang ups I had about buying the T1 was if the cable might one day get damaged for some reason, it wasn't removable. So if you have the option of going with a genuine third party repairer I would probably recommend that route. Drew is pretty good too, I have bought from him before. Especially if you will go crazy without them.

 

Arrgh. So I decided to come here and live vicariously through you guys :D.

 

As for Sibilance, if it is in the recording the T1s will show it up with great detail, especially with a transparent amp. I have to say if I heard it coming from a vocalist it bothered me a little in the first few hours I had the headphones, my brain must have adjusted, as it didn't bother me at all as time passed. The reasons for this are probably many, but it all boils down to the fact that they are extremely revealing.

 

I discovered some distortion in some of my favourite tracks I wish I had never found. It took me a while to get over the flaws in those recordings >_<. Also I would point out that wearing an overly warm headphone for years probably had something to do with that as well.

 

Saying this though, I went back to my HD650s after my very first listening session just to confirm it was there. Seriously I had to take them off my head. The T1s just were and are my ideal headphone. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of buying them listen to them first though. 

 

P.S. I don't know what I did to offend the headphone gods... but please give my T1s back you &^$%#*@$s!!

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^^ for the record, Focker's cable problems were canine induced. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

^^ for the record, Focker's cable problems were canine induced. smile.gif

Yeah I saw. I am still surprised mine was a genuine fault. I have never heard of anyone with these headphones getting one. In fact the service department of the place I sent mine to had never heard of that either. Ahhh well, such is life.

 

Hopefully they are back in time for the Sydney meet in ten days. 

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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post

Yeah I saw. I am still surprised mine was a genuine fault. I have never heard of anyone with these headphones getting one. In fact the service department of the place I sent mine to had never heard of that either. Ahhh well, such is life.

 

Hopefully they are back in time for the Sydney meet in ten days. 

 

Good luck getting them back soon. 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

Good luck getting them back soon. 

 

+1

 

I already hate being without mine. 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Are your T1s wired to be balanced or do you use an adapter?


moon audio black dragon balanced cable.

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OK, I am on day 29 of my T1 purchase and have just a few more hours to decide if I am keeping them (got them new from Amazon).

 

I love them.  But I am having a really hard time getting over the mental hurdle of the price (even though I got them when they briefly dipped below $1,000).  It's not a matter of whether I can afford them. It's more the general unease of "how the heck can I possibly spend this much money on headphones?!".  Would I regret returning them?  Any advice or help with rationalizing would be appreciated. 

 
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Originally Posted by RapidPulse View Post

OK, I am on day 29 of my T1 purchase and have just a few more hours to decide if I am keeping them (got them new from Amazon).

 

I love them.  But I am having a really hard time getting over the mental hurdle of the price (even though I got them when they briefly dipped below $1,000).  It's not a matter of whether I can afford them. It's more the general unease of "how the heck can I possibly spend this much money on headphones?!".  Would I regret returning them?  Any advice or help with rationalizing would be appreciated. 

 

 

Coin Toss, let fate decide

 

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Ha...that's about what I am feeling like tongue.gif

 
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

Good luck getting them back soon. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

+1

 

I already hate being without mine. 

Thanks to you both and same to you Focker. 

 

As for you RapidPulse, Why not keep them? I mean you only live once. Money isn't everything, I would much rather have regular eargasms than some ones and zeroes promising such.

Good luck!

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Just in case anyone is curious how my puppy-induced cable damage issue has been going...

 

I got word today that Beyerdynamic is actually going to cover this as a warranty repair. A guy named Peter Castelli went to bat for me and got it covered as an exception. I already love my Beyer headphones, but knowing they give a you know what about their customers and will make an exception like this just adds to my appreciation for them.

 

So, off they'll go to a place called Sound Surgeon in New York for a cable replacement :) 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Just in case anyone is curious how my puppy-induced cable damage issue has been going...

 

I got word today that Beyerdynamic is actually going to cover this as a warranty repair. A guy named Peter Castelli went to bat for me and got it covered as an exception. I already love my Beyer headphones, but knowing they give a you know what about their customers and will make an exception like this just adds to my appreciation for them.

 

So, off they'll go to a place called Sound Surgeon in New York for a cable replacement :) 


Cool beans, glad to hear that :)

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Just in case anyone is curious how my puppy-induced cable damage issue has been going...

 

I got word today that Beyerdynamic is actually going to cover this as a warranty repair. A guy named Peter Castelli went to bat for me and got it covered as an exception. I already love my Beyer headphones, but knowing they give a you know what about their customers and will make an exception like this just adds to my appreciation for them.

 

So, off they'll go to a place called Sound Surgeon in New York for a cable replacement :) 

 

I always heard rumors about how beyer had a crap customer service, I guess this will blow them away :D

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