I think those who love the T1 are among a minority that's defined by a difference in sonic taste - specifically, a taste for sound that's uncolored, neutral, detailed, and quite simply... accurate.
Without taking any surveys and with nothing to go on but my personal assessment of the Head-Fi community at large, I think the majority of Head-Fi, even among those with very expensive rigs, prefer a warmer, darker, smoother, inaccurate sound than what the T1 delivers when using equally neutral and transparent sources.
Even among T1 owners we have people using tube amps, tube DACs, and tube buffers ahead of solid state amps. Why? Because the majority of people prefer a warmer, darker, smoother, less accurate sound.
The T1 is, in my opinion, the only truly "reference" headphone I've heard to date. It's very, very good at adding almost nothing to the signal. And for that, it's shunned.
I feel the same or similar. Uppers isn't as accurate as I like it to be but still very good. I just love the bass on this thing. Have it on ss as well.
Mine was recabled and balanced by aphroditecu29. It was very well done. I only wish I have bought extra length since over time, my desk configuration/bed configuration changes.
You can always buy aftermarket cables, then go to your local electronic or audio shop and they'll do it. This Chinese audio/video place installs them for less than 10 dollars when I asked; And they were willing to install connectors bought from elsewhere.
O snap, 500th post, I'm an audio pro now.