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post #4666 of 7813
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Originally Posted by RapidPulse View Post

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

i will check that sometime my editor write something different 

post #4667 of 7813
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post

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?

 

 

I certainly wouldn't try to talk you out of it, cause there are too many great headphones out there to settle on one that doesn't quite do it for you. That being said, the T1s seem to have better synergy with some amps over others. What are you using for amplification? Maybe try a tube amp? The Woo Audio stuff seems to work great with the T1s. I"d ask Dubstep Girl and others who have experience with that combo what they think. 

post #4668 of 7813

Yes amplification is another option I'm considering.At the moment I only have a Nuforce icon HDP.So even if I change headphones I'll have to get a new amp anyway as I figure it probably won't  be suitable for orthos.

At times I really love my T1's so I hope I'm not just being gear stupid.

post #4669 of 7813
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post

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?

I went from hd650 to T1. I also have the WA2. I have to be honest and say that i have only heard the T1 on this amp but as i mentioned before there is no problem with treble "shrillness". They are very warm with the WA2. When i switch between HD650/WA2 and T1/WA2 i always prefer the T1. The HD650/WA2 is lovely for music like Melody Gardot or Esperanza Spalding and when i got the T1 last week i thought that the one thing the HD650 had over the T1's was nicer re-production of this sort of music. 

 

As of this week i have 50+ hours on the T1's. Today i went back and listened to Melody Gardot's - "The Absence" and Esperanza's first album. I have since changed my mind about the HD650 having one over the T1's on these albums. The T1 has lost an edginess that i didn't even know was there. I was perfectly content with them but now i'm even happier and apparently it gets even better with more burn in. Also listened to the perfect circle album "mer de noms" this album is amazing on the T1!

 

The HD650 has picked up a bit of a reputation for being a great rock headphone because of smooth treble, well the T1's are far superior on all the rock tracks that i throw at them. I was under the impression that a bright headphone like the T1 wouldn't be so good on treble heavy music like - Yes-Roundabout or Megadeth-Rust in Peace but i was wrong about that! 

 

All in all i agree with the consensus - T1/WA2 is a thumbs up pairing. Hope that helps beyersmile.png

post #4670 of 7813

And if T1 sounds a bit "edgy" to you (it was for me), there is easy to install and remove dampening mod.

[GUIDE] How To Properly Dampen Your Beyerdynamic T1

post #4671 of 7813

My T1's arrived this afternoon...never thought the damn things would get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New car smell and serial #13108.  Coming from my recently deceased Denon D5000's and

a short, rebound fling with a DT880 600 ohm.  So this is my first time playin with the big boys.

Air is kinda thin up here.

Just been burning them in with some pink noise but had to sneak some listens.  Running it through

Schiit Lyr/Bifrost Uber with some very, very nice 1967 Mullard CV4109's.

Pretty raw coming out of the blocks but even after just a few hours I was given some real hints of what

I know are incredible things to come.

I'll check back in a week or two.

post #4672 of 7813

Looking forward to your impressions, Billerb...sorry to hear about those beautiful Denons!

post #4673 of 7813
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post

At times I really love my T1's so I hope I'm not just being gear stupid.

It is a hobby.  It is supposed to waste time and money.

post #4674 of 7813
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

And if T1 sounds a bit "edgy" to you (it was for me), there is easy to install and remove dampening mod.

[GUIDE] How To Properly Dampen Your Beyerdynamic T1

 

Actually it doesn't sound edgy to me and as I say I also love them much of the time.

Also like Magiccabbage I also own a pair of hd650s.

 

I would like to say that I don't like the 650's for rock music and prefer my grado rs1i most of the time for rock related stuff. I will say that sometimes I do prefer(sometimes) my hd650s for orchestral music to my other phones just because of their smoothness.Maybe I'm just going soft or something.

 

Overall my T1s are my favorite all around headphones so I have great respect for them.

Despite my sometime preference for hd650s for orchestral music I still use my T1s for critical listening of ALL music I really want to hear what's going on.

 

Anyway maybe I'm being too flaky confused_face_2.gif and not contributing to the thread properly.

I do appreciate your thoughts.I think I need to look at amps more before I can clarify my own thoughts here.....

post #4675 of 7813

Yeah Focker, a little part of me died with the Denons.  (Hey, just sayin' that made me feel better.)

Thanks Focker !!

Seriously, they were my first real headphones and I loved those things.

But just after a day of burn-in I'm way into uncharted water with these T1's.

Huge soundstage difference obviously...I've never heard anything like it.  It's the depth more than

the width that surprised me.  Music source so much more important now than with the Denons or the 880's for that

matter.  When it's poorly engineered it just ain't there.  When it's a quality recording the T1's seem to bring everything I like...

front row presence,very realistic instrument timbre, great detail and nuance. 

What's been cool is that every song, no matter if I've listened to it for 45 years, is like opening up a treasure chest.

I've found a few turds in the some of them but mostly gold.


Edited by billerb1 - 6/28/13 at 5:26pm
post #4676 of 7813
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Originally Posted by billerb1 View Post

Yeah Focker, a little part of me died with the Denons.  (Hey, just sayin' that made me feel better.)

Thanks Focker !!

Seriously, they were my first real headphones and I loved those things.

But just after a day of burn-in I'm way into uncharted water with these T1's.

Huge soundstage difference obviously...I've never heard anything like it.  It's the depth more than

the width that surprised me.  Music source so much more important now than with the Denons or the 880's for that

matter.  When it's poorly engineered it just ain't there.  When it's a quality recording the T1's seem to bring everything I like...

front row presence,very realistic instrument timbre, great detail and nuance. 

What's been cool is that every song, no matter if I've listened to it for 45 years, is like opening up a treasure chest.

I've found a few turds in the some of them but mostly gold.

Over the last few weeks I have been going through old CD's, vinyl and high resolution downloads.  The T1's are so revealing.  The music I thought I knew so well has hidden bits of audio in them.  

post #4677 of 7813
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Originally Posted by billerb1 View Post

Yeah Focker, a little part of me died with the Denons.  (Hey, just sayin' that made me feel better.)

Thanks Focker !!

Seriously, they were my first real headphones and I loved those things.

But just after a day of burn-in I'm way into uncharted water with these T1's.

Huge soundstage difference obviously...I've never heard anything like it.  It's the depth more than

the width that surprised me.  Music source so much more important now than with the Denons or the 880's for that

matter.  When it's poorly engineered it just ain't there.  When it's a quality recording the T1's seem to bring everything I like...

front row presence,very realistic instrument timbre, great detail and nuance. 

What's been cool is that every song, no matter if I've listened to it for 45 years, is like opening up a treasure chest.

I've found a few turds in the some of them but mostly gold.

 

I couldn't agree more. I've had mine for over a year now, and I'm in the process of going through a bit of a renaissance with them after upgrading my gear. What you say about the depth of the sound stage is similar to my experience. There is a layering of instrumentation and vocals that is truly impressive. I usually use my speaker HT rig when I watch movies, but since I've been battling a bad tooth/jaw issue the last week or so, I've been watching movies from my bed. I have my headphone rig in the bedroom now, and I've been in awe of what the T1s have been doing with movies now. And I'm not even talking about big fancy popcorn flicks with all sorts of sound effects and explosions. I'm talking about just regular sounds like dogs barking, cars driving buy, windy weather conditions, etc...the way the T1s are putting everything in space with both depth and width is really, really impressive. And on top of that, dialogue is crystal clear. It's really been a lot of fun. 

post #4678 of 7813
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

Over the last few weeks I have been going through old CD's, vinyl and high resolution downloads.  The T1's are so revealing.  The music I thought I knew so well has hidden bits of audio in them.  

So true. The example I have used recently is Jack Johnson. I've owned several of his CDs for a while now and am pretty familiar with most of the tracks. I'm finally at the point where my T1s can present this music in such a realistic and enjoyable manner that I don't feel as if it's a huge departure (in terms of enjoyment) from my big mama Magnepan speakers. When you give the T1s what they need to thrive, they truly reward you with amazing sound. 

post #4679 of 7813
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

So true. The example I have used recently is Jack Johnson. I've owned several of his CDs for a while now and am pretty familiar with most of the tracks. I'm finally at the point where my T1s can present this music in such a realistic and enjoyable manner that I don't feel as if it's a huge departure (in terms of enjoyment) from my big mama Magnepan speakers. When you give the T1s what they need to thrive, they truly reward you with amazing sound. 

 

i use at least a few of his songs as references for my T1's. they all sound great on the T1. 

post #4680 of 7813
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

So true. The example I have used recently is Jack Johnson. I've owned several of his CDs for a while now and am pretty familiar with most of the tracks. I'm finally at the point where my T1s can present this music in such a realistic and enjoyable manner that I don't feel as if it's a huge departure (in terms of enjoyment) from my big mama Magnepan speakers. When you give the T1s what they need to thrive, they truly reward you with amazing sound. 

The Meier stack is on the way, in the meantime I'm using the ALO Audio MKll portable amp at work.  I was playing The Beatles "Abbey Road" on a Rockboxed iPod 5.5G with my T1's today and heard chanting in the background on "The End," well I never knew that was there. I haven't tried Movies with the T1's, but I will now.  

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