Hi everyone! I just want to ask if anyone of you experience listening fatigue with T1 after long term of listening? I am planning to get them next year but I am a bit worried that I might experience listening fatigue in long term listening. I already auditioned them btw and I really like it more than Senn HD800 but since I have only listened to them for a short period of time, I can't really tell if I will have listening fatigue on them. Thanks in advance!
I can only comment on my experiences with the gear I have. I first used my T1 with an older solid state Firestone Cute Beyond headphone amp and Endtech Number Cruncher dac. Listening to certain songs with pronounced cymbals, the cymbals came off very harsh. I could listen to music for extended amounts of times, I just had to avoid certain songs.
Using new gear, a Decware CSP2+ and a Meier Audio Stagedac, I've had more positive experiences. Using different sets of tubes have yielded different experiences.
Three 6N1P-EV and a Valve Art 274B rectifier; more pleasant sound than my solid state amp, no harshness with cymbals, no noticeable fatigue, listened for hours.
Three Sylvania JAN 6DJ8 and an RCA 5R4GY; greater sound stage than previous tubes, cymbals sounded more natural, no noticeable fatigue, listened for hours. This set of tubes made me want to keep listening to music.
Three different 6N1P-EV and a Tung Sol 5AU4 rectifier; much less sound stage than previous set, more lower end. Listening to some King Diamond, I like metal music, it almost seemed a bit bright when he would sing really high notes. Did not hear this with both previous set of tubes. Will give this set some time, the rectifier is brand new.
My CSP2+ headphone amp with a good set of tubes and my T1 is a great experience. The only thing stopping me from listening to music would be needing sleep for work the next day or the Sun coming up on the weekends.
Edited by Cobalt - 12/9/13 at 12:32am