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post #5821 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

My audiogd nfb10.32 serving me well....low or ligh impedance...single or balanced...double 3pin XLR, or single 4pin XLR...
Armed with a dac with a tall deep soundstage...some filters to fine tune to my taste on the odd cans,
Even the He6 is reasonably powered at 6watts...when I m lazy to cart out my big amp...lol.
All for 500+ bucks tongue.gif

 

They're an awesome product for their price!

 

My NFB-5.2 has served me very well as an excellent entry in to high quality headphone audio. I'll be a little sorry to see it go when it sells...

post #5822 of 7966
Anyone have certain songs that they just can't listen to because they don't sound good on the T1? I have, unfortunately, encountered many such songs. On my portable rig, which is just my K167, I have few songs that I can't listen too. On the T1, there are lots of Rock/Metal songs that just sound too distant, too congested, or too muted in a way. Anyone else experience this? I'm using the Burson Soloist and the M1DAC.

I can give some song examples if it helps.
post #5823 of 7966
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Anyone have certain songs that they just can't listen to because they don't sound good on the T1? I have, unfortunately, encountered many such songs. On my portable rig, which is just my K167, I have few songs that I can't listen too. On the T1, there are lots of Rock/Metal songs that just sound too distant, too congested, or too muted in a way. Anyone else experience this? I'm using the Burson Soloist and the M1DAC.

I can give some song examples if it helps.

 T1 doing badly with rock/metal sounds ? :confused: .

 

Aren't you expecting too much from this genres , many times they are not very well recorded ... But not a problem for me .

 

Does your K240 , HE5-Le perform better ? at this genres ?

post #5824 of 7966
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 T1 doing badly with rock/metal sounds ? confused.gif .

Aren't you expecting too much from this genres , many times they are not very well recorded ... But not a problem for me .

Does your K240 , HE5-Le perform better ? at this genres ?

No they don't. The HE-5LE I don't have a great amp for, but they are pretty much the same, just with different songs.
post #5825 of 7966
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Anyone have certain songs that they just can't listen to because they don't sound good on the T1? I have, unfortunately, encountered many such songs. On my portable rig, which is just my K167, I have few songs that I can't listen too. On the T1, there are lots of Rock/Metal songs that just sound too distant, too congested, or too muted in a way. Anyone else experience this? I'm using the Burson Soloist and the M1DAC.

I can give some song examples if it helps.

 

I certainly find some tracks sound incredible on certain cans, but I wouldn't go as far as "unlistenable" on other cans. I've noticed that some demo / test tracks I've selected with other phones (e.g. UM Miracles / HD650s) don't shine on the T1s just as tracks that blow my mind on the T1s can sound really ordinary on other equipment, but I think it's just a question of synergy and a big part of the fun of trying different gear.

post #5826 of 7966
I think part of the problem is that the T1's aren't aggressive enough because of their larger soundstage. I think if they were more closed in, the metal would sound much less dull and smeared. Maybe I'll have to try the HE6 smily_headphones1.gif
post #5827 of 7966

I assume you are feeding your T1s with at list CD quality audio. I listen mostly on Rock/Metal too. Some CD recording can sound bad because of the way they were recorded. An example for me is Nirvana's Nevermind album. However, when I tried the HD remastered version. It just sounded far better on my T1 and it feels I was in the studio while the songs are being recorded.

post #5828 of 7966
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

I assume you are feeding your T1s with at list CD quality audio. I listen mostly on Rock/Metal too. Some CD recording can sound bad because of the way they were recorded. An example for me is Nirvana's Nevermind album. However, when I tried the HD remastered version. It just sounded far better on my T1 and it feels I was in the studio while the songs are being recorded.

That's been my experience as well, the Van Halen remastered albums are much better with the T1 than the CD versions.  I own all versions of those albums (the Dave era).  However, arguments can be made that the remastering is responsible for the difference.  "In Utero" and "Nevermind" are mind blowing good on high rez.

 

The T1 is hands down the best sounding HP with Rock that I own.

 

I think the quality of the CD player makes a huge difference when comparing CD sound and audio quality.

 

My better HP's, the T1 and the HD800, can reveal the quality of the recording, as can the equipment used to play the recording.

post #5829 of 7966

Agreed,. Sometimes, it's a curse.  T1 sounds great when your source is great and bad when the source is really bad.

post #5830 of 7966
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

Agreed,. Sometimes, it's a curse.  T1 sounds great when your source is great and bad when the source is really bad.

Expensive audio gear is both a blessing and a curse :ksc75smile:

post #5831 of 7966

Hey there, i'm from Singapore:) Not sure whether many people here live nearby haha. Thanks by the way! 

post #5832 of 7966
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

That's been my experience as well, the Van Halen remastered albums are much better with the T1 than the CD versions.  I own all versions of those albums (the Dave era).  However, arguments can be made that the remastering is responsible for the difference.  "In Utero" and "Nevermind" are mind blowing good on high rez.

The T1 is hands down the best sounding HP with Rock that I own.

I think the quality of the CD player makes a huge difference when comparing CD sound and audio quality.

My better HP's, the T1 and the HD800, can reveal the quality of the recording, as can the equipment used to play the recording.


+1

Next to grado rs1i and audeze lcd-2. , the T1 is the best rock headphone ive heard
post #5833 of 7966
Yeah haha they are all at least 320 Kbps, I'll hopefully get to try some more SS amps at the NYC meet, maybe it's just an amp problem. Maybe the Burson just isn't agressive enough for metal.. Tubes I'm fairly certain won't be agressive enough but I think ill try the Woo stuff at the meet too? The previous tube amps I didn't own T1's to use them on, so I would not know how they sound (Valhalla, WA6, few others)
post #5834 of 7966
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Yeah haha they are all at least 320 Kbps, I'll hopefully get to try some more SS amps at the NYC meet, maybe it's just an amp problem. Maybe the Burson just isn't agressive enough for metal.. Tubes I'm fairly certain won't be agressive enough but I think ill try the Woo stuff at the meet too? The previous tube amps I didn't own T1's to use them on, so I would not know how they sound (Valhalla, WA6, few others)

 

Some tube amps might surprise you - tubes don't necessarily mean mushy, soft sounds. I have the Bottlehead Crack and Bottlehead S.E.X. and while the Crack is more traditionally "tube sounding", the S.E.X. is brilliant for rock. Clean, fast, edgy, etc. while still being just smooth enough to keep the T1s really enjoyable.

post #5835 of 7966

I love when my speakers and/or headphones reveal poor recordings...cause it means when the recording is good, it's going to sound glorious. That's exactly why I always seek out transducers that are as transparent as possible. It's not the T1s fault that the recording is crap! ;)

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