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The T1 is such an incredible all rounder, really recommendable to a music lover who enjoys a bit of everything. Today I had the opportunity to show my headphones for a couple of hours a good friend of mine I has not seen in person in years - he is normally a speakers guy.  Safe to say he is now off to buy a T1 himself due to its all round capabilities.

 

I do a similar thing to you guys, I rotate through my headphones for the different sound signatures, but I do so every few days/for genres. I can get used to a new signature pretty quickly, say within a couple of hours despite using each for 4-8 hours in a day. I'm currently on a Dubsteb, DnB, Trance binge with the TH900

 

The W3000anv is on my short list to buy in a couple of months. Still interested in buying/trying the HD800, K812, LCDX, MS-Pro/PS500 and the Alpha Dog.

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Thats a lot of cans mate!
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

Congrats HW. Sounds like you've found audio bliss.

The M8 and T1 pairing is really that good huh? I guess I really have to find out. Still saving up. Halfway there.

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I don't have much experience with desktop amps. So I don't know what I'm missing. If I ever get a desktop amp I would really it first and compare it it's worth against the M8. But so far I'm satisfied with my setup. Maybe I just have not heard the best amp there is yet.

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Thats a lot of cans mate!

 

It is a lot

 

I think most of that will be borrowing and trying haha!

 

If not I'll have a hard time explaining it to the missus :o 

 

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

I don't have much experience with desktop amps. So I don't know what I'm missing. If I ever get a desktop amp I would really it first and compare it it's worth against the M8. But so far I'm satisfied with my setup. Maybe I just have not heard the best amp there is yet.

 

Its nice to hear that. I'm the same for all the amps I've tried I still stick with my relatively entry level combo, I've never felt the need to upgrade that part of the rig.


Edited by Saren - 10/26/13 at 1:23am
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 I still stick with my relatively entry level combo, I've never felt the need to upgrade that part of the rig.

 

Same here...I upgraded to the Meier stack several months ago and don't feel any need to go further. Sounds fantastic. 

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Hey Focker - very interested in your comments on the LCD 2.  Like you I moved from Grado (325) to T1, and I've always been interested in a complementary 'phone and earmarked the LCD2 as that.  But always been worried about the dilemma of which to put on at any one time - too many choices, ha ha!

 

But sounds like my instinct was right - T1 and LCD2 do make a good combo

 

Any regret you didn't wait for the LCD X ?

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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

Hey Focker - very interested in your comments on the LCD 2.  Like you I moved from Grado (325) to T1, and I've always been interested in a complementary 'phone and earmarked the LCD2 as that.  But always been worried about the dilemma of which to put on at any one time - too many choices, ha ha!

 

But sounds like my instinct was right - T1 and LCD2 do make a good combo

 

Any regret you didn't wait for the LCD X ?

 

Hey there!

 

Yep, I turned down the HD800s because they sounded too much like the T1s to me, but the LCDs definitely offer up some contrasting elements. I haven't really seen enough feedback to get a feel for what the "X" offers yet, to be honest. I'm still within my 30 day return period with Audez'e, and in all honesty I've been very tempted to return these and pick up the X or the 3s. The reason I haven't yet is because I'm typically of the belief that when you find something that really makes you happy, you don't mess with it lol. 

 

But yeah, the T1s are a nice complement, IMO...I feel very fortunate to have both here to enjoy. Now I just have to figure out which Grado to sell, cause I think I finally hit the point where I won't be able to give them all the attention they deserve! 

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Originally Posted by Saren View Post
 

The T1 is such an incredible all rounder, really recommendable to a music lover who enjoys a bit of everything. Today I had the opportunity to show my headphones for a couple of hours a good friend of mine I has not seen in person in years - he is normally a speakers guy.  Safe to say he is now off to buy a T1 himself due to its all round capabilities.

 

I do a similar thing to you guys, I rotate through my headphones for the different sound signatures, but I do so every few days/for genres. I can get used to a new signature pretty quickly, say within a couple of hours despite using each for 4-8 hours in a day. I'm currently on a Dubsteb, DnB, Trance binge with the TH900

 

The W3000anv is on my short list to buy in a couple of months. Still interested in buying/trying the HD800, K812, LCDX, MS-Pro/PS500 and the Alpha Dog.

 

what do u think about dubstep, dnb, and trance on HE-500 (with pleathers) ? 

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Yesterday I had the serious listen to the T1 + M1HPA for the first time after a very busy week. I started listening at about 8 o'clock in the evening, planing to listen for about an hour and then go out. Let's just say I didn't go out, and I didn't sleep much either. I was listening to music for almost 7 hours straight, with a few 10 minute breaks. Never did that before. The most amazing thing is....after I stopped, I felt like I didn't listen to music at all, no fatigue, not at all, I didn't feel strained or tired at all. Headphones just disappeared. Usually I fiddle with headphones when listening for half an hour, I have to move them, or take them off, but not with T1. Also, they disappear in the sense of not feeling I'm listening to headphones. It just doesn't sound like listening to headphones when listening a live album for example. The way the soundstage can expand in certain moments is just remarkable.

The sound seemed to change as I listened to it and got more used to it. With every song and album the setup sounded better and better.

What surprises me the most is how good the Musical Fidelity M1HPA is. It really is an extraordinary amplifier, so clean, crisp, airy, spacious, but at the same time, it has the weight, speed and punch in the bass. Overall the sound is slightly on the warm side, but extremely detailed and has a very "you're there" feeling to it. Its a very liquid sound, very natural and just seems to flow effortlessly. T1 has a big say in that as well, but M1 totally changed the way that headphone sounds. It is so much better than Nuforce HDP that I feel its an insult for M1 to even put them in the same sentence. The biggest thing that M1HPA add is the scale. The sound just seems so big. It feels like there's a wall of very dynamic, punchy and loud sound in front of you. Not just something thats stuck between your two ears, as it feels with HDP. The whole soundstage is pushed forward. The sounds that seem to come from 90 degree left or right, or even from behind me on the HDP, seem to come from about 30-40 degrees to the left or right with M1. That's way more realistic. I actually was sure that the crossfeed plug in was turned on in Foobar2000 when I started listening, so I went to turn it off, but there was no plugins turned on, which was a big WOW moment.
Sinfonie Nr. 9 - I. Adagio, Allegro molto from the Audiostax - Klassik 1 (1988) binaural album was just amazing. Such scale, its almost overwhelming at moments.

You know the most amazing part of it? I'm still using it trough a cheap 2 dollar USB cable that goes from a laptop into the M1HPA's integraded 16/48 DAC. Which means that even without a proper DAC, the M1 manages to sound amazing. I thought that the DAC inside it was a gimmick, a sort of a low-end DAC that's just there to make the amplifier work trough USB, but this thing sounds like a genuine audiophile level DAC. I don't even feel the need to upgrade, although I know its going to make a big step up when I do.
Edited by derbigpr - 10/26/13 at 8:44am
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Derbigpr: That's so awesome...I've heard many great comments about the MF piece. 

 

As for the T1s, like you, I just never develop listener fatigue with them at all. They are supremely comfortable and I could, and have, listened for hours on end. They are also my favorite movie headphones, and I've had several nights where I would do a double feature. Vocals are beautifully rendered, spacial effects are accurate and well integrated, and the soundfield overall is cohesive and spacious from front to back and side to side. I love the T1s for movies. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

Derbigpr: That's so awesome...I've heard many great comments about the MF piece. 

 

As for the T1s, like you, I just never develop listener fatigue with them at all. They are supremely comfortable and I could, and have, listened for hours on end. They are also my favorite movie headphones, and I've had several nights where I would do a double feature. Vocals are beautifully rendered, spacial effects are accurate and well integrated, and the soundfield overall is cohesive and spacious from front to back and side to side. I love the T1s for movies. 

 

Same hear I enjoy watching movies with T1. I have a 2.1 wireless speaker setup (2 x Creative D3x and 1 DSx sub) which I normally use to watch movies. Now I'm exclusively using T1 for movies.

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

Same hear I enjoy watching movies with T1. I have a 2.1 wireless speaker setup (2 x Creative D3x and 1 DSx sub) which I normally use to watch movies. Now I'm exclusively using T1 for movies.

 

Seems like more and more people are starting to get into headphone movie watching, which I think is great. I always show off my T1s to guests over to my place, and I have yet to come across anyone who wasn't completely blown away by the experience. I feel like I'm hearing *every* single detail in the soundtrack. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

 

Seems like more and more people are starting to get into headphone movie watching, which I think is great. I always show off my T1s to guests over to my place, and I have yet to come across anyone who wasn't completely blown away by the experience. I feel like I'm hearing *every* single detail in the soundtrack. 

 

I used to plan on setting up a kick ass speaker system both for music listening and movies. However, there are many things to consider especially people you live with. You can't go on hours blasting the speakers especially at night. So an awesome set of cans like T1 which is the closes thing on having speakers is the best alternative.

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

I used to plan on setting up a kick ass speaker system both for music listening and movies. However, there are many things to consider especially people you live with. You can't go on hours blasting the speakers especially at night. So an awesome set of cans like T1 which is the closes thing on having speakers is the best alternative.

 

Totally agree. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

Derbigpr: That's so awesome...I've heard many great comments about the MF piece. 

 

As for the T1s, like you, I just never develop listener fatigue with them at all. They are supremely comfortable and I could, and have, listened for hours on end. They are also my favorite movie headphones, and I've had several nights where I would do a double feature. Vocals are beautifully rendered, spacial effects are accurate and well integrated, and the soundfield overall is cohesive and spacious from front to back and side to side. I love the T1s for movies. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

Same hear I enjoy watching movies with T1. I have a 2.1 wireless speaker setup (2 x Creative D3x and 1 DSx sub) which I normally use to watch movies. Now I'm exclusively using T1 for movies.

 

 

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

I used to plan on setting up a kick ass speaker system both for music listening and movies. However, there are many things to consider especially people you live with. You can't go on hours blasting the speakers especially at night. So an awesome set of cans like T1 which is the closes thing on having speakers is the best alternative.

Boy you two need to check out the multi-channel version of TB Isone. It's like Dolby Headphone on steroids for movies. Everything totally pops out around you outside of your head. I absolutely loved it when I had T1.

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