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post #4261 of 10479

I would advise against doing an HD800 to T1 comparison in here. This is the T1 owner club and appreciation thread. May i suggest that if a HD800 vs T1 thread  be created if it is needed? :) I feel that topic is not in keeping with the spirit of the thread.   

post #4262 of 10479

Wow, if you guys want a great album to demo on the T1s, fire up Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" album. I'm listening to the track called "Banana Pancakes" and I can't believe how much instrumental separation and spot-on imaging is present. Beautiful three dimensional presentation with the sound of raindrops off in the background. I've always enjoyed this album, but it was the first time I've heard it on the T1s. 

 

This is with some pretty modest upstream gear - an Audioengine D1 DAC, AppleTV (optical out) and my Meier Corda Jazz amp. I can't wait to upgrade the gear and take the T1s to another level...love these phones. 

post #4263 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Wow, if you guys want a great album to demo on the T1s, fire up Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" album. I'm listening to the track called "Banana Pancakes" and I can't believe how much instrumental separation and spot-on imaging is present. Beautiful three dimensional presentation with the sound of raindrops off in the background. I've always enjoyed this album, but it was the first time I've heard it on the T1s. 

This is with some pretty modest upstream gear - an Audioengine D1 DAC, AppleTV (optical out) and my Meier Corda Jazz amp. I can't wait to upgrade the gear and take the T1s to another level...love these phones. 

+1

Very good album on the T1 indeed.
post #4264 of 10479
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post


+1

Very good album on the T1 indeed.

I bet the Hobbit film would sound amazing on the T1s, as well, eh? ;)

post #4265 of 10479
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I bet the Hobbit film would sound amazing on the T1s, as well, eh? wink.gif

Preferred the LoTR trilogy soundtrack over The Hobbit's ost though. Especially rotk.smily_headphones1.gif
post #4266 of 10479
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Preferred the LoTR trilogy soundtrack over The Hobbit's ost though. Especially rotk.smily_headphones1.gif

 

Nice...I love soundtracks. The Braveheart one has all sorts of really neat instrumentation that the T1s do a fantastic job of reproducing...

post #4267 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Wow, if you guys want a great album to demo on the T1s, fire up Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" album. I'm listening to the track called "Banana Pancakes" and I can't believe how much instrumental separation and spot-on imaging is present. Beautiful three dimensional presentation with the sound of raindrops off in the background. I've always enjoyed this album, but it was the first time I've heard it on the T1s. 

 

This is with some pretty modest upstream gear - an Audioengine D1 DAC, AppleTV (optical out) and my Meier Corda Jazz amp. I can't wait to upgrade the gear and take the T1s to another level...love these phones. 

 

Hey Focker,

 

I think I recall that, at one time, you wrote that you were using a tube buffer (which one?) between your DAC (which one?) and amp (which one?) to the T1.  Is that true?

 

I've been experimenting with a Decware ZSTAGE between my DACmini CX DAC section and Burson Soloist - to the T1.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

 

Edit:  And thanks for the track recommendation - I'll check it out. biggrin.gif


Edited by zilch0md - 5/22/13 at 4:17pm
post #4268 of 10479
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

Hey Focker,

 

I think I recall that, at one time, you wrote that you were using a tube buffer (which one?) between your DAC (which one?) and amp (which one?) to the T1.  Is that true?

 

I've been experimenting with a Decware ZSTAGE between my DACmini CX DAC section and Burson Soloist - to the T1.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

 

Edit:  And thanks for the track recommendation - I'll check it out. biggrin.gif

 

Hi Mike: Yep, you're exactly right....good memory :)  I picked up a Grant Fidelity buffer a couple years ago. Even though it still has the cheapo tubes in it, I enjoy it quite a bit.  It's a re-badged Yaqin piece...built like a tank.  Unfortunately the owner of Grant Fidelity has taken ill with cancer and I dont' think it's available anymore, but they show up on the used market from time to time. 

 

Here's a review of the original one....mine was the MkII:

 http://www.highfidelityreview.com/grant-fidelity-b-283.html

 

...and a thread on head-fi from a while back: 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/409102/grant-fidelity-yaqin-tube-buffer-great-tube-sound-or-splitting-hairs

 

...and a pic of the mkII

 

post #4269 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Wow, if you guys want a great album to demo on the T1s, fire up Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" album. I'm listening to the track called "Banana Pancakes" and I can't believe how much instrumental separation and spot-on imaging is present. Beautiful three dimensional presentation with the sound of raindrops off in the background. I've always enjoyed this album, but it was the first time I've heard it on the T1s. 

 

This is with some pretty modest upstream gear - an Audioengine D1 DAC, AppleTV (optical out) and my Meier Corda Jazz amp. I can't wait to upgrade the gear and take the T1s to another level...love these phones. 

 

+1  

 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

I bet the Hobbit film would sound amazing on the T1s, as well, eh? ;)

 

i watched it with LCD-2's frown.gif

post #4270 of 10479
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

 

If you have the non-veiled version....

The issue affected a small percentage from 2011/ early 2012. Fixed in March of 2012 and it's May 2013 now. 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 5/22/13 at 6:32pm
post #4271 of 10479

Just got my DAC and I'm so happy with how much the T1 sounds beyersmile.png

I'm literally wiggling left and right wanting to cuddle something!

 

Please don't tell me I'm the only one blink.gif

post #4272 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Magiv9 View Post

Just got my DAC and I'm so happy with how much the T1 sounds beyersmile.png
I'm literally wiggling left and right wanting to cuddle something!

Please don't tell me I'm the only one blink.gif

Dw ur not :P
post #4273 of 10479
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

The issue affected a small percentage from 2011/ early 2012. Fixed in March of 2012 and it's May 2013 now. 
So what's your choice of amp for LCD3 to beat T1 with WA2?
post #4274 of 10479
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

I would advise against doing an HD800 to T1 comparison in here. This is the T1 owner club and appreciation thread. May i suggest that if a HD800 vs T1 thread  be created if it is needed? :) I feel that topic is not in keeping with the spirit of the thread.   

I second that, a T1 vs HD 800 vs LCD2 would be awesome.

post #4275 of 10479
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I second that, a T1 vs HD 800 vs LCD2 would be awesome.

 

It would be certainly nice but LCD-2 are really a lot different from HD800... Of course, you can enjoy both but if you only want to choose one, it's really difficult to decide unless you heard both. I would advise to ignore all comments about abou LCD-2 being too dark and HD800 too bright (it can be true for some but that's not what you should care at first). What is important - LCD-2 are all about musicality and bass while HD800 are trully a great demonstration of how far you can go with headphones today in terms of accurate reproduction and spatial interpretation of your audio files (at least in sub-2000USD category).

 

T1 should be somewhere in the middle, being nearer to HD800... That said, there are threads on head-fi demonstrating that T1 suffer from driver variations/manufacturing instability. There are pairs that measure quite nice and others that are rather bad. There are people who find their pairs musical, and too bright (regardless amplification they use) as well which also implies some significant variation in treble response... I don't know the situation today though (2013).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/574139/t1-channel-imbalance-and-beyer-tesla-headphone-variance-issues


Edited by RustA - 5/23/13 at 7:51am
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