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to be honest i cant remember what they sounded like before.  i just remember they were great.  plus, its hard to say when im using this ibasso pb1/db1 balanced combo.   for some reason, the headband is less comfortable than i remember. i keep adjusting its position but i cant find where i used to wear it.

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Well they do seem to gain more pep. I noticed on my Roc that the bass became tighter and more controlled. Separation also improved in the instruments. Of course I did majkels mod as well so that may have attributed to the improvement as well.

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So I was just listening to The Police- Zenyatta Mondatta on my T1's and it was incredible.  The bass was so deep and full bodied yet it never overpowered the rest of the music.  That's one of the best characteristics of the T1 IMO.  One of the reasons I chose the T1's instead of the HD800s was due to the reports of the HD800s being a bass lite can only suited for classical/jazz.  It's great with the T1's that I get revealing, neutral sound but still a fun sound with classic rock like 'Zeppelin and a great sound stage with Mahler symphonies

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yea when i originally had them, i loved the fact that they were versatile.  not knocking the hd800 as im sure they are absolutely great and i hop0e to try them out some day. (doubt it)

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#1041 owner here

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sigh... ah the sound of the T1 back in my ears.  the only way im selling it is if i need to pay rent or upgrading lol


IMHO, there is no upgrading on the T1s, just picking something different.

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IMHO, there is no upgrading on the T1s, just picking something different.


i agree. :) just gotta work on the every other aspect of my setup lol

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i agree. :) just gotta work on the every other aspect of my setup lol


True...they really do show weaknesses in your system. My last tweaks were cables. Good copper interconnects (DiMarzio) for my Concerto and good silver (Kimber) interconnects with my tube amp.

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Yeah you need a dedicated amp and a DAC and you'll be set!! I still recommend the Roc SA Version for a amp, and the DAC25.2 as the DAC. The SA version is more tube like with it's smoother presentation. It can also output 1.7W into the T1's!!!

 

 

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i agree. :) just gotta work on the every other aspect of my setup lol

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i know =\ but im trying to get smallest footprint.   all the good DACs and amps are pretty big it seems.  you guys have any recommendations for something smaller in each catagory?

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i know =\ but im trying to get smallest footprint.   all the good DACs and amps are pretty big it seems.  you guys have any recommendations for something smaller in each catagory?


http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/509152/fs-meier-corda-opera

 

Great AMP and really good as a DAC...2 in 1.

 

My Meier Audio Concerto works very well with my T1s.

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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/509152/fs-meier-corda-opera

 

Great AMP and really good as a DAC...2 in 1.

 

My Meier Audio Concerto works very well with my T1s.


very interesting.  too bad i have too much money tied up right now. i bought a HDP to try out. ill probably end up selling it and looking into one of the Meier amps.  have any other recommendations ?

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very interesting.  too bad i have too much money tied up right now. i bought a HDP to try out. ill probably end up selling it and looking into one of the Meier amps.  have any other recommendations ?


Interesting...let us know how the HDP pairs with the T1s.

 

The Meier Audio Concerto is a definite winner and if you want to go tubes I can confirm Mapletree and Woo amps are great pairings too. My favourite still though is the Mapletree amp w/ NOS Sylvania Grey Plate Gold 5751 driver tube and good 6N silver interconnects. More organic tube sound that I prefer and the sound stage is slightly wider and deeper. Not by much, but enough for me to prefer it.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 8/28/10 at 8:09pm
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Interesting...let us know how the HDP pairs with the T1s.

 

The Meier Audio Concerto is a definite winner and if you want to go tubes I can confirm Mapletree and Woo amps are great pairings too. My favourite still though is the Mapletree amp w/ NOS Sylvania Grey Plate Gold 5751 driver tube and good 6N silver interconnects.


yea i had the WA6 with pdps and the princess b4 i decided to sell my desktop rig.  ugh! i love tubes but i just dont have the desk space for it lol. thats why im trying all these portable setups.  i wish someone with a desktop setup would by the ibasso balanced dac/amp combo and tell us how it compares lol. i have the combo but i dont have any frame of reference to say it competes with mid fi desktop rigs or not.

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yea i had the WA6 with pdps and the princess b4 i decided to sell my desktop rig.  ugh! i love tubes but i just dont have the desk space for it lol. thats why im trying all these portable setups.  i wish someone with a desktop setup would by the ibasso balanced dac/amp combo and tell us how it compares lol. i have the combo but i dont have any frame of reference to say it competes with mid fi desktop rigs or not.


The issue is that the T1s are $1300 headphones and need (and deserve) a "system" to be built around them to reach their full potential...source/amp/dac/tubes (if tube amp)/cables/etc... (in that order).

 

My system took about 10 months of tweaking and experimenting to get to a point now where I'm really thinking there is nothing left to get any more out of them...who know though...


Edited by MacedonianHero - 8/28/10 at 8:21pm
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