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post #3481 of 10479
Glad you like them!


I got rid of my LCDs a while ago, but they'll have to tear my T1's from my cold,dead ... (broke) hands.
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Glad you like them!
I got rid of my LCDs a while ago, but they'll have to tear my T1's from my cold,dead ... (broke) hands.

 

LOL

 

I'm undergoing a conversion experience as we speak, so who knows where I will end up?

 

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post #3483 of 10479
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Originally Posted by calaf View Post

since you don't own the T1 I would seriously consider Focker suggestion. Meier sells you a T1 and a Concerto Corda Classic for $1500 (if you are in the US). If you like the T1 sound signature (or lack thereof I would say), that is a combo that should keep you happy for many years.

 

Wow, that's a great deal for that combination. He has a great price on the T1 by itself too.

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

LOL

 

I'm undergoing a conversion experience as we speak, so who knows where I will end up?

 

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What's your dilemma?

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

LOL

 

I'm undergoing a conversion experience as we speak, so who knows where I will end up?

 

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What's your dilemma?

 

No dilemma here.  I'm having a good time with the T1!

 

By "conversion experience" I only meant that I'm learning to enjoy the brighter, crisper sound of the T1 relative to the laid back sound of the LCD-2, with which I'm so familiar.  

 

I've got about ten hours on the T1, now, and feel certain that the bass is starting to limber up, relative to when they were fresh out of the box.  

 

The T1 is very enjoyable indeed.  Some songs are startlingly pleasurable - I've even had a couple of "rushes" that really took me by surprise.

 

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Mike

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..so you better be prepared for more rushes to come! smily_headphones1.gif
post #3487 of 10479

Any T1 owner compared theirs to a pair of Shure 1840s? 

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post


No dilemma here.  I'm having a good time with the T1!

By "conversion experience" I only meant that I'm learning to enjoy the brighter, crisper sound of the T1 relative to the laid back sound of the LCD-2, with which I'm so familiar.  

I've got about ten hours on the T1, now, and feel certain that the bass is starting to limber up, relative to when they were fresh out of the box.  

The T1 is very enjoyable indeed.  Some songs are startlingly pleasurable - I've even had a couple of "rushes" that really took me by surprise.

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Mike

Glad to hear that things worked out for you eventually! :-)

I came from the DT880 background so my audio philosophy is that a neutral pair of cans rather than colored ones are easier to manage.
By "manage" I refer to the ability to get the sonic signature that I personally like.

I pair my T1 with a tube amp so I can still get the sonic lushness from tube rolling.
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post


Glad to hear that things worked out for you eventually! :-)
I came from the DT880 background so my audio philosophy is that a neutral pair of cans rather than colored ones are easier to manage.
By "manage" I refer to the ability to get the sonic signature that I personally like.
I pair my T1 with a tube amp so I can still get the sonic lushness from tube rolling.

 

As much as I love my Meier/T1 combo, I have to admit that I like it just a TINY bit more when I engage my tube buffer. I haven't even rolled any tubes in that thing yet...still have the stock Grant Fidelity (Chinese) tubes in there. But the T1s seem to really enjoy having a little tubage to snack on. Which tube amp are you using? 

post #3490 of 10479
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

I believe these to be working as designed - no defects!  And I am very, very impressed - they are very pleasurably like nothing I've heard before (in my limited experience).

 

Overall, the T1 offers a big improvement in resolution across the entire spectrum, is very neutral and balanced, but again, after two years of listening to the LCD-2 rev.1, the treble feels bright even though I know it's probably accurate. It's just that I'm used to the shelved highs of the LCD-2.

 

The soundstage is amazing.  I've never heard the HD800, but now I know what people are talking about, finally, as the LCD-2 has a much smaller, less defined soundstage.  As with the imaging - I'm able to isolate voices and instruments so much more easily with the T1, as long as the recording itself offers the information.

 

I should also mention that even though the T1 has a lot more treble energy, it is both detailed and smooth - not smeared, yet not etched or fatiguing.  As bright as it sounds to my LCD-2 accustomed ears, the treble is very, very nice.

 

Perhaps the most appealing trait of the T1, again from my LCD-2 perspective, is the soundstage and all the micro-details that help define the space in which an acoustic recording was made.  The LCD-2 rev.1 lacks the resolution to pull this off.  Low-energy treble signals that simply cannot be heard under the LCD-2's shelved highs can easily be discerned with the T1.  This, more than anything else has really got me exploring my music collection with the T1 - as trite as it is to say this - I'm hearing stuff I've never heard before.  And that's always good!

 

I'm glad I heard the T1 before hearing the HD800 - as I don't think I could have handled the greater treble energy it's alleged to have (despite also having greater soundstage, going form what I've read.)

 

Even though I'm sure I prefer the LCD-2 over the T1, at the moment, I've already begun to appreciate the possibility of keeping both of them for the long haul.  I think both headphones are capable of serving as someone's one and only, as they are both good for many genres, but it comes down to taste. I don't want to let go of the LCD-2's organic neutral signature and the spectacularly well-controlled, deep, natural-sounding bass.   And, now, I don't want to let go of the T1's wonderful soundstage, imaging, and resolution.  

 

This probably sums it up best:  The T1 fixes everything that's wrong with the LCD-2 and the LCD-2 fixes everything that's wrong with the T1.  

 

Having not heard them myself, yet, I suspect the LCD-3 offers the best of both the LCD-2 and the T1.  

 

 

Mike

 

yes....Yes.....and YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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i really liked how u worded ur impressions, i think ppl who have been considering the LCD-2 vs T1 should definitely read it.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/1/12 at 9:43pm
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

As much as I love my Meier/T1 combo, I have to admit that I like it just a TINY bit more when I engage my tube buffer. I haven't even rolled any tubes in that thing yet...still have the stock Grant Fidelity (Chinese) tubes in there. But the T1s seem to really enjoy having a little tubage to snack on. Which tube amp are you using? 

I'm using a Decware CSP2+ amp to drive my T1.

This amp is highly responsive both upstream and downstream components.
The input tube I'm using is an Amperex Pinched Waist 6922 *USA valve.
The sonics I'm experiencing are as described by the "Joe" of "Joe's Tube Lore".

http://www.audioasylum.com/scripts/d.pl?audio/faq/joes-tubes.html
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post


I'm using a Decware CSP2+ amp to drive my T1.
This amp is highly responsive both upstream and downstream components.
The input tube I'm using is an Amperex Pinched Waist 6922 *USA valve.
The sonics I'm experiencing are as described by the "Joe" of "Joe's Tube Lore".
http://www.audioasylum.com/scripts/d.pl?audio/faq/joes-tubes.html

 

 

Ahhh, very nice. I've heard amazing things about that combo! 

post #3493 of 10479

New owner of Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Serial Number 8502.

 

All I got right now is HOLY WOW.

post #3494 of 10479

Nice, another Beyer-Grado guy!! biggrin.gif

post #3495 of 10479
Thank you, DG!
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

yes....Yes.....and YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i really liked how u worded ur impressions, i think ppl who have been considering the LCD-2 vs T1 should definitely read it.
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