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I have T1 paired with equipment that people here would find low quality but they still sound much better than any other headphones I have had before (compared on the same source and amp). Maybe I'll upgrade one day, but I don't really see the urge for it right now. The T1s are awesome! The instrument separation reminds me of my AD900. Left and right channels are so seperated it's phenomenal. Never felt something like this before. These are huge. Great bass, great soundstage. They are similar to my K702 Anniversary but perform better in every aspect, especially the soundstage and the bass.

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Quite well actually. i have 23 hours on the T1's now. They sounded a bit cold and edgy at the start compared to how they are now. the sound started to get really warm there a while back. people are saying 150 - 200 hours of burn in but i cant imagine them sounding any nicer than they are now. 

Yes, "burn-in" is real phenomenon with the T1.
It will sound much better.
post #4653 of 7797
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Originally Posted by inasafeplace View Post

. The T1s are awesome! The instrument separation reminds me of my AD900. Left and right channels are so seperated it's phenomenal. Never felt something like this before.

 

That's a quality that is apparent from the very first listen and, like you, I was very impressed with the way the instruments and vocals were delineated. Imaging is fantastic and the sound stage is very realistic to my ears. But yeah, some headphones sort of blend everything together, but these babies will have none of it :)

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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post


Yes, "burn-in" is real phenomenon with the T1.
It will sound much better.

wow i cant wait. 

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Originally Posted by inasafeplace View Post

I have T1 paired with equipment that people here would find low quality but they still sound much better than any other headphones I have had before (compared on the same source and amp). Maybe I'll upgrade one day, but I don't really see the urge for it right now. The T1s are awesome! The instrument separation reminds me of my AD900. Left and right channels are so seperated it's phenomenal. Never felt something like this before. These are huge. Great bass, great soundstage. They are similar to my K702 Anniversary but perform better in every aspect, especially the soundstage and the bass.

 

 

I agree totally with you , using an O2 as amp ^^  , even with "lesser grade" amp T1 really shine .

 

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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post


Yes, "burn-in" is real phenomenon with the T1.
It will sound much better.

 

I would temper the "much better" a bit tongue.gif

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I have to agree with inasafeplace. I've never heard these headphones through more upstream gear but they sound amazing through my yulong d100 mk II. I'm satisfied with these whereas I wasn't satisfied with the hd600 or dt990. I was really hoping to be satisfied with cheaper gear too. My wallet hates me but my ears love me.
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I would temper the "much better" a bit tongue.gif

Are u trying to ruffle my feathers? tongue.gif

As they say,

Temper temper.......

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i have some short impressions now.

 

This headphone for a while had a couple of "effects" i wasn't used to, it took a while to get used to. I'm generally used to a much smaller soundstage and initially thought i had some kind of weird channel imbalance, that aside, and the fact for the first time more than anything else it feels like the least headphoney headphone i've ever listened to.. this is not a problem at all, i love it now.. but it took a while to get used to properly. the biggest initial problem is how dependent these are on head positioning, which also worried me at the start.

 

now onto my own impressions..

 

I think what hit me first listening to these is how full they sounded. in particular vocals, which have now made everything else, speakers and so on, you name it feel incredibly thin. of all my previous headphones, my HD650 had perhaps the midrange i liked the most, and these completely wipe the floor with them. It is in a few ways surreal. electric guitars retain a Grado like attack and speed, but so much more precision than any Grado i have ever heard.

 

Listening to Omens reprise, by the prodigy is where i first noticed these were not good. they were special. the seemingly effortless combination and integration of the entire frequency spectrum, from a sweet treble(more on this soon), my favourite midrange to date and a gloriously detailed and surprisingly strong bass (with not very much EQ at all i found these to be basshead worthy) is maintained while maintaining very good separation gives the T1's a very musical tone. They remind me of the HD800's twin brother that isn't quite as technically advanced but a little bit darker, has a little bit of a smirk, a little bit more fun loving... otherwise neutral but looks a little bit of a rebel next to the HD800, and i have to say i love it.

 

As of yet the only problem i have withe the T1's is sometimes they seem a little bit too ready to blast you with treble energy and maybe a touch sibilant? Maybe this will be fixed when i get a new DAC in. however this is only occasionally, most of the time the treble remains incredibly well extended and detailed, all i can really say is that they bring a smile to my face with some songs, and the emotion on others brings me close to tears.

 

Bass wise these are not bloated, not bass heavy, but it strikes with the force and solidity which makes them in my opinion very pleasant for EDM, which i was the set of genres i was not sure about them sounding with. these are known for their bass quality, which i agree is first rate, the texture of them is fantastic and conveys a realism that i didn't know possible. however the extension is excellent but in the lowest of the sub bass i feel for me there is just a touch more roll off than i would like, i am not saying that it is bad, no, it is indeed very very good, i am almost nitpicking here but i just wish they had a little bit more sub bass extension

 

I may post more on this journey soon, i am loving these so much at the moment.

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Cakensaur: I experienced a touch of sibilance from time to time with my AudioEngine (budget) DAC, and that has gone away completely now that I've upgraded to the Meier Daccord. 

 

Thanks for posting those impressions...was a great read!

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Cakensaur: I experienced a touch of sibilance from time to time with my AudioEngine (budget) DAC, and that has gone away completely now that I've upgraded to the Meier Daccord. 

 

Thanks for posting those impressions...was a great read!

Ready to pop on the Meier stack and within less than 24 hours price jumped $200.  A 20 percent bump?  I guess I was a day late.

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You just missed the spring sales. Jan offered great discounts for all his amps and dacs. Even phones I think. May be you write to him whether he can still offer some discount or not? Classic is a great buy indeed. I think daccord will too.

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Originally Posted by ForsakenArcher View Post

You just missed the spring sales. Jan offered great discounts for all his amps and dacs. Even phones I think. May be you write to him whether he can still offer some discount or not? Classic is a great buy indeed. I think daccord will too.

Thank you.

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For anyone interested I id some comparison for the T1 and T90 in my T90 Beyerdynamic T90 Headphones Review

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Thanks for posting your review. I wasn't quite as enthusiastic about the T90 as you ( unlike you, I did find it too bright for many recordings ), but I did enjoy it. At the time I had the T90, I was directly comparing to the T1...and the extra cash for the T1 was worth it IMO.

 

One thing though (that I believe may be a copy and paste error): You stated that "The retail price of $679 makes it suitable for use with either a portable or desktop amplifier."

I wasn't aware that retail price was a determining factor  wink.gif

post #4665 of 7797

Hello all!

 

I am a new member of Head Fi and a T1 owner.

I really enjoy my T1s but I'm thinking about selling them to get some Orthodynamics.

 

Maybe some of you folks can either:

a. Talk me out of it.

b. Talk me into it.

 

I really like my T1s but I would like to find something brings together the detail of the T1s with

some of the warmth of Sennheiser's HD 650.

 

I'd like to get somewhere to audition some stuff first to compare but time/travel constraints are a bit tight at the moment.

 

So what do you think?

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