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Originally Posted by StanT View Post
 

About $125 a year ago.

 

My avatar is every bit as dainty as she looks. She got caught in the cord and put a 90° bend in them.

 

Love the T1s, but cutting the logo the way that they did is a flaw in my opinion.

 

Thanks for your response. That's in the range I figured it would cost. I have emailed the repair service so still waiting to hear back.

 

It is definitely a flaw in the design I think.

 

That's a big doggy lol. Gotta love 'em

post #5747 of 7823
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

I'm not suggesting people shouldn't go for a recable, but it's really easy to re-terminate the existing cable to an XLR. I recently re-terminated my T1s to a 4-pin XLR and used the T1's original 6mm jack to make a fly-lead to adapt the 4-pin XLR to 6mm jack for traditional headphone sockets. It took just 2 XLR plugs, a short length of shielded 2-core cable, about an hour of time and some simple soldering.

 

End result is a stock T1 cable terminated to a 4-pin male XLR plug and a short fly lead with a female 4-pin XLR at one end and 6mm jack at the other. I can now use my T1s with almost anything and it cost about $30 (using high quality Neutrik black XLRs)

yes. the original cable(that is not from beyer)allows him.

the neutrik in europe is a little more cheap

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Has anyone compared the T1s to the TH-600 and TH-900? I heard the Fostex offerings on the weekend and was impressed by the TH-600, but didn't have my T1s available to compare.

post #5749 of 7823
Just got the Musical Fidelity M1HPAPp. Sounds wonderful with the T1, even when used trough the USB input, without a separate DAC. Plenty of power, nice warm sound, forward soundstage, feels like sounds are coming from in front of me. Good for now.
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Interesting, I that might sucker me into trying the HPA from MF, I already own their M1DAC, so I'm sure the pairing would be good.

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

Has anyone compared the T1s to the TH-600 and TH-900? I heard the Fostex offerings on the weekend and was impressed by the TH-600, but didn't have my T1s available to compare.

Ask DubstepGirl she has both T1 and TH900 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/211098/dubstep-girl

post #5752 of 7823
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Interesting, I that might sucker me into trying the HPA from MF, I already own their M1DAC, so I'm sure the pairing would be good.


Its an amazing amp, took me by surprise because I didn't expect it to be that good. To put it into perspective, I can hear things on cheap Sennheiser HD202 plugged into the M1HPA, that I cannot hear on the T1's when they're plugged into the Nuforce HDP. Both devices used trough USB, with their internal DAC's. Thats how big of a difference it is, and Nuforce HDP is by many considered great for 500$ (I think it would be rubbish even at 200$, but hey). Btw, while the DAC inside the M1HPA might not be impressive on paper (being 16/48 capable only), I think its sounds great, I mean, at the moment its hard for me to imagine this amp sounding any better than it does now, I know it will get better when I get a dedicated DAC for my headphone setup. Basically, M1HPA sounds even better than it did in the store when I auditioned it not long ago. I prefered the output from the Naim intergrated amp there, but that thing was like 5000 euros. But now I prefer the M1. Can't compare directly, but it was because the Naim amp was in a isolated quiet room with a speaker system, while the M1 was in the store itself where it wasn't so quiet, so Naim of course made a better impression.


EDIT: just to clarify the HD202 vs T1 comparison. I'm not saying HD202 sounds better out of M1 than T1 out of HDP, or that its more detailed, it's just that some stuff and some detail comes out clearer and more separated trough the HD202 than on the T1. And T1 plugged into M1 is just amazing. So smooth (in the sense of not being fatiguing), yet so clear, crisp, fast, excellent separation.
Edited by derbigpr - 10/23/13 at 9:18am
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Originally Posted by alota View Post
 

Briefly, i will receive my second T1 recabled with balanced moon-audio black dragon.

this is my retour to dynamic headphones after long time.

i´m really curious...

If you got them from Daniel, who got them from somebody else, I was the original owner of them hehe. They were my babies for quite some time and hope you enjoy them :)

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Ask DubstepGirl she has both T1 and TH900 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/211098/dubstep-girl

I had both for a while too. They do share some similarities, but the T1 is the better all-rounder and the TH-900 excelling with electronica.

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I had both for a while too. They do share some similarities, but the T1 is the better all-rounder and the TH-900 excelling with electronica.

this is true....IMO

post #5757 of 7823
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

I had both for a while too. They do share some similarities, but the T1 is the better all-rounder and the TH-900 excelling with electronica.

 

 

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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

this is true....IMO

Oh and if it wasn't for the HE-6 off an excellent speaker amp, the T1 is #1 in my book for Rock music.

post #5758 of 7823
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

 

 

Oh and if it wasn't for the HE-6 off an excellent speaker amp, the T1 is #1 in my book for Rock music.

 

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

I had both for a while too. They do share some similarities, but the T1 is the better all-rounder and the TH-900 excelling with electronica.

 

 

+1

 

T1 is my fav for rock music. i think HE-6 is better for electronic especially with pleathers. the vocals are just really good on it as well as the midbass. 

 

and T1 is still better than TH-900, though both are similar in performance if you are looking for a closed headphone. the TH-900 is a closed version of the T1, make it easy to drive, add a ton of bass, make the highs slightly warmer. the TH-900 is the REAL T5p :D, or should i say, umm T1p ;)


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/23/13 at 4:32pm
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Thanks to everyone who answered the T1 vs TH900 question. I think you just saved me a bunch of $$$ biggrin.gif
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Two weeks ago I took delivery on some Audez'e LCD-2s. I've basically been drooling over planar phones since first getting into this side of the hobby two years ago, but it just always seemed there was some issue that kept me from pulling the trigger. Well, the timing was right earlier this month, and I've been evaluating them since they showed up. 

 

These things sound amazing, but what was REALLY bothering me was how all of a sudden my other headphones weren't sounding the same. My approach has never been to keep upgrading to get better and better sound, I'm more interested in having a variety of phones to enjoy that each had their own strengths and weaknesses. And for two years I've been not only enjoying my collection, but I've been rotating through them to where they all got head time, not cause I felt obligated but because I just enjoyed the variety. But this was the first time I added a phone that seemingly has affected the way my other phones sound, and this has been difficult to deal with. 

 

The MOST difficult aspect of this was with my Grados. The PS500s have not only been my favorite Grado, but my favorite headphone...just nudging out the T1s by a hair. I've had a two year love affair with Grados starting with the SR80s back in 2011 and have enjoyed every minute. But now, they don't sound right and it's killing me! My 1350s I take with me all the time when I leave the house, and even those were sounding more veiled and less dynamic, and that has been difficult to accept, too. 

 

Anyway, I'm telling you all this because I didn't have the heart to listen to my T1s until just the other day...I love these headphones and I'm very proud to own them. They were my first flagship and, as a German-American, I'm excited to own one of Germany's best products. I just couldn't bear the thought of the LCDs outshining these, too! Well, my fears have been resolved...the T1s hold their own just find against the mighty Audez'e, and I've discovered that the T1s are a PERFECTLY complementary phone for the LCDs. I was so happy when I fired up my Meier stack after swapping out to the T1s after listening to these planar beauties...it was very hard to hit "play" and start the music on my first test track, but it only took a few seconds to realize that the magic was still there. The T1s hold their own very well against the LCDs and I can't tell you how happy I am to have found this to be the case. 

 

I love planar speakers...since first hearing the Magnepan MMGs almost a decade ago, I've been smitten with every pair of Maggies I've owned. They made it very, very hard for me to enjoy box speakers anymore, but I really didn't think the same thing would happen with headphones. It looks like it has, however, so the fact that the T1s are so good that they can keep pace with them really is a relief! I have to give the Audez'e a very slight advantage overall, but the T1s are nearly on par in terms of my favorite. Unfortunately I've moved the PS500s from 1st to 3rd place, and the gap is growing a little more each day. The LCDs affected my appreciation for Grados in a negative way, but ironically they have enhanced my love for the T1s. 

 

The point of all this blabbering? The T1s rock :)

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