Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread - Page 364

post #5446 of 7813

You can get "open box" new with full warranty typically for $925-$950 USD on ebay pretty much all the time.

post #5447 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmorneau View Post
 

It's not possible to get the driver and replace it yourself?

 

I'm very happy with my T1 so far. At first I was liking a bit more my old DT-880, but now my T1 get all my listening time. Mine are number 7012, so I'm not sure when they was manufactured, but I guess it's a few years ago.

 

But I'm starting to think, now what? What's the next upgrade I should do? Balanced cable? I'm not sure I can connect them if they are balanced on my auditor.

 

Any advice? 

 

Thanks

 

Balanced is useless with Auditor , as auditor is single ended . If you want balanced you  need another amp . Peraphs next thing is to buy another amp like an OTL one to add some complementary with Auditor , or another headphone .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 9/11/13 at 10:12pm
post #5448 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

Oh look, its the new T1 version frequency response!

 

Ok, all jokes aside (heh! got me too) I wonder how many folks here realize that unlike speakers, having headphones with an extremely flat frequency response is actually undesirable in most situations?  Setting the frequency response on headphones is probably as much an art as it is a science. There is a short blurb in the FAQ area of the Beyerdynamic website that discusses this.

 

See:

http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/service/faqs.html

Under the Headphone & Headset FAQs tab, look at the "What is diffuse-field equalisation?" bullet.

 

For anyone that's looked at a frequency response curve for a headphone and wondered why it seems to look so "bad", this short piece is a must read :biggrin:

post #5449 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

 

Balanced is useless with Auditor , as auditor is single ended . If you want balanced you  need another amp . Peraphs next thing is to buy another amp like an OTL one to add some complementary with Auditor , or another headphone .

 

What is an OTL? I guess I will keep my auditor, it sound very nice with my setup and it's simply too powerful to replace it :).

post #5450 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmorneau View Post
 

 

What is an OTL? I guess I will keep my auditor, it sound very nice with my setup and it's simply too powerful to replace it :).

OTL Tube amp (output transformer less) , one with the "typical tube sound" . A different flavor for your T1 if you don't want to play with EQ . But as i said if you want something else in sound , a complementary headphone with T1 would be the best thing to do if you ever get a bit "borred" by T1 .

post #5451 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

OTL Tube amp (output transformer less) , one with the "typical tube sound" . A different flavor for your T1 if you don't want to play with EQ . But as i said if you want something else in sound , a complementary headphone with T1 would be the best thing to do if you ever get a bit "borred" by T1 .

 

which is why i am getting the HD800 - T1/HD800/WA2

post #5452 of 7813

I'm not "bored", I was just looking for the next part to improve. But I think I have a pretty good setup for my first hi-fi setup so far.

post #5453 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmorneau View Post
 

I'm not "bored", I was just looking for the next part to improve. But I think I have a pretty good setup for my first hi-fi setup so far.

 

At your level there's no more "big improvements" only marginal , it's more about flavors than anything else :o .

 

But this "flavors" can be perceived as a "great upgrade" . Depending on users tastes etc


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 9/12/13 at 7:41pm
post #5454 of 7813

Yeah, you might notice improvements by changing sound signature due to you taste in sound and genres. To me the only true big improvements are something like Stax rigs and some out of production models like Sony R10. Many improvements are in inches for big cost over the already very high level my phones have attained. Most of my recent acquisitions are for the sound signature of the phones rather than upgrading purposes. I really would rather a few good different flagships then going up to 3-4000$ for a top stax rig.

post #5455 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

which is why i am getting the HD800 - T1/HD800/WA2

I'm the other way around...have the HD800 and love it to death but still salivate for the T1...from the short audition I had I really enjoyed the extra punchiness in the bass. I think it could become my 'all rounder' headphone. But, I'm a mids freak and the HD800 will always be KING for jazz & vocals smily_headphones1.gif
post #5456 of 7813
Morseo than your W3K?
post #5457 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlach View Post


I'm the other way around...have the HD800 and love it to death but still salivate for the T1...from the short audition I had I really enjoyed the extra punchiness in the bass. I think it could become my 'all rounder' headphone. But, I'm a mids freak and the HD800 will always be KING for jazz & vocals smily_headphones1.gif

 

Jazz and vocals are what i listen to mostly, have you heard the new Gregory Porter album? The perfect mix of jazz and vocals. Sounds great on the T1 could be even better on HD800

post #5458 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Morseo than your W3K?

Absolutely. For my tastes, the W3000ANV fills a very specific spot in my music listening, mostly acoustic guitar type (Johannes Lindstead, Robert Michaels, Strunz & Farah, etc), otherwise for jazz & vocals the HD800 is king!
Edited by vlach - 9/13/13 at 10:36am
post #5459 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Jazz and vocals are what i listen to mostly, have you heard the new Gregory Porter album? The perfect mix of jazz and vocals. Sounds great on the T1 could be even better on HD800

Appreciate the recommendation. I will be sure to check it out, thank you.

For me it doesn't get much better than Scott Hamilton & Russ Sportiello "Midnight at Nola's Penthouse", the whole album back to back.
Edited by vlach - 9/13/13 at 9:45am
post #5460 of 7813
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlach View Post


Absolutely. For my tastes, the W3000ANV fills a very specific spot in my music listening, mostly acoustic guitar type (Johannes Lindstead, Robert Michaels, Strunx & Fatah, etc), otherwise for jazz & vocals the HD800 is king!

For mine too ... jazz and vocals. biggrin.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread