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post #496 of 10479

Been listening a couple hours now with the T1, and comparing to my DT880/600ohm. one thing that immediately struck me is that there appears to be more bass with the T1. Other than that the differences are more subtle, the music to me sounds "fuller" with the T1, also the highs smoother (the DT880 could sometimes have "earpiercing" highs with some songs). 
 

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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

Why do the pads look purple?  That indeed look like the new headband.



It's because of the lights in the room, I can assure you they are black tongue.gif. As for the stripe on top of the band, on pictures it always looked to me like it was smooth silvery shiny, but as can be seen on this photo, on this headband it's matt black and somewhat "furry". 


Edited by Sesam - 6/9/11 at 4:15pm
post #497 of 10479

would a TWag DT880/600 be a serious downgrade from the T1?

 

edit: sorry didnt see the post above.  interesting! thanks


Edited by caracara08 - 6/9/11 at 3:53pm
post #498 of 10479

I also compared T1 and DT880/600 quite a bit.  However, both my DT880 and T1 are re-cabled and my system is balanced all the way so our observation may differ.

 

The bass on T1 definitely goes deeper and more impact.  The texture of bass is also much better. 

 

However, T1 has much more resolution and the midrange is much more up-front than DT880.  DT880 was never piercing at all due to its diffusive sound in my system, but T1 can be some edgy with bright or poor recording due to its higher resolution and focused sound. 

 

The most advantage of T1 is its larger dynamic range, which only shows on well recorded large scale music such as classical music.  You will hear DT880'ls sound level saturated at music peaks, but T1 still show great headroom with ease.

 

DT880 is very easy and enjoyable to listen.  T1 is for my Hi-Fi type of focused listening.  They are completely for different purposes.
 

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Originally Posted by Sesam View Post

Been listening a couple hours now with the T1, and comparing to my DT880/600ohm. one thing that immediately struck me is that there appears to have more bass with the T1. Other than that the differences are more subtle, the music to me sounds "fuller" with the T1, also the highs smoother (the DT880 could sometimes have "earpiercing" highs with some songs).

 

post #499 of 10479
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Originally Posted by dukja View Post

I also compared T1 and DT880/600 quite a bit.  However, both my DT880 and T1 are re-cabled and my system is balanced all the way so our observation may differ.

 

The bass on T1 definitely goes deeper and more impact.  The texture of bass is also much better. 

 

However, T1 has much more resolution and the midrange is much more up-front than DT880.  DT880 was never piercing at all due to its diffusive sound in my system, but T1 can be some edgy with bright or poor recording due to its higher resolution and focused sound. 

 

The most advantage of T1 is its larger dynamic range, which only shows on well recorded large scale music such as classical music.  You will hear DT880'ls sound level saturated at music peaks, but T1 still show great headroom with ease.

 

DT880 is very easy and enjoyable to listen.  T1 is for my Hi-Fi type of focused listening.  They are completely for different purposes.
 

 



Thanks you!

post #500 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

With my plug you could wiggle it and it would cut out.  I have read this from other Woo owners as well.  W/the 4 pin XLR zero worries for the WA22.  That being said the 1/4" was never a death grip type of connection.  It just slid in too easy.  I have no idea.  W/my old HeadRoom Home that baby was in there.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Well that's a bit off. Only my T1s and HE-6s feel the least "snug" in my WA2 AND they both use Neutrik plugs.


My Woo3 is also the least snug with the T-1s but it's not loose.  My GS-1 jacks are tight and both my M^3s jacks are are tight too.

 

Maybe Woo jacks are over-sized ????

 

post #501 of 10479

The T1's fits my Woo6se nice and tight.

post #502 of 10479

I finally heard back from beyer about the replacement headbands.  It is a no go according to them.  You'd have to have a 2600 Serial number or higher for that or then you need to replace the whole deal part# 908053.

post #503 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

I finally heard back from beyer about the replacement headbands.  It is a no go according to them.  You'd have to have a 2600 Serial number or higher for that or then you need to replace the whole deal part# 908053.



 

If it is of any comfort, I think the old headband is more aesthetically pleasing than the new one :).

 

Just to report back now that I have my WA22, I don't have a problem with the headphone jack being loose with the T1. Maybe either Beyer or WooAudio has changed something?   

post #504 of 10479

I'd vote more on the side of Woo Audio but who knows?

post #505 of 10479

This might well be the best thread for this;

 

Im am considering the future purchase of a high end pair of can.

The T1 is basicly on top of my list. Mainly because i like the Beyer sound and love my DT880/250. Though i'm afraid my rig is underpowered.

Will the GS-1 or LD MKIII have enough balls to do the T1 justice or am i better of looking for another set of cans?

post #506 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post

This might well be the best thread for this;

 

Im am considering the future purchase of a high end pair of can.

The T1 is basicly on top of my list. Mainly because i like the Beyer sound and love my DT880/250. Though i'm afraid my rig is underpowered.

Will the GS-1 or LD MKIII have enough balls to do the T1 justice or am i better of looking for another set of cans?

The T1 are surprisingly easy to drive. Though I would never use them for such, I tried them through my iPhone and even that sounded incredible. You certainly won't get their full potential but they will sound incredible regardless.
 

 

post #507 of 10479


 

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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post

This might well be the best thread for this;

 

Im am considering the future purchase of a high end pair of can.

The T1 is basicly on top of my list. Mainly because i like the Beyer sound and love my DT880/250. Though i'm afraid my rig is underpowered.

Will the GS-1 or LD MKIII have enough balls to do the T1 justice or am i better of looking for another set of cans?



T-1 doesn't require a lot of power.  They play at relatively the same volume as my 650s.

 

GS-1 is fine, so is an M^3 or a Woo3.

post #508 of 10479

Somewhere in my head i wasnt hoping for these reactions :)

 


Edited by Stitch - 6/22/11 at 10:44pm
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post



The T1 are surprisingly easy to drive. Though I would never use them for such, I tried them through my iPhone and even that sounded incredible. You certainly won't get their full potential but they will sound incredible regardless.
 

 



Your old amp is definitely underpowered, you must upgrade! ;)

 

Just kidding, I have found the T1 easier to drive than the DT880/600ohm. And the T1 worked amazingly well with my tiny LC3 amp with GoldLion tubes. 


 

post #510 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Sesam View Post


 



Your old amp is definitely underpowered, you must upgrade! ;)

 

Just kidding, I have found the T1 easier to drive than the DT880/600ohm. And the T1 worked amazingly well with my tiny LC3 amp with GoldLion tubes. 


 

I'm still shocked at how incredibly easy the T1 is to drive for what it is. It still sounds like a $1000+ can through the iPhone and astro mixamp. How they managed that at 600 ohm (especially when the DT990/600 is somewhat hard to drive) is beyond me.
 

 

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