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post #6601 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post
 

It's strange but I never realised how taxing it was to listen to the T1, they demand your attention and concentration. That is a weird thing to discover; I find it hard to relax with these things on my head.

 

That's why I keep my HD650's around for relaxed late evening listening, I cant ever imagine falling asleep with the T1's on my head you just want to keep feeding them track after track! The HD650's on the other hand are a different story, I have lost count of the number of times I have nodded off to while listening with them.

post #6602 of 7966

+1 to the above post. 

T1 wants your full attention...i use it only when i waaaant to listen to the music :P

post #6603 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

+1 to the above post. 

T1 wants your full attention...i use it only when i waaaant to listen to the music :P

 

Well here's the thing.

 

I'm an IT guy, but I show up at 7. The others don't come in until 9. I get two hours of undisturbed work and music every... single... day...

 

And I want it to be just so. And now it is.

 

I can't believe they pay me for that :D

post #6604 of 7966

u r sure u ARE working...or just listening to music from 7to9....

 

:beerchug:

post #6605 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

u r sure u ARE working...or just listening to music from 7to9....

 

:beerchug:

Yep.

 

Because I also love to code :D

post #6606 of 7966
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Originally Posted by dduck View Post
 

 

Well here's the thing.

 

I'm an IT guy, but I show up at 7. The others don't come in until 9. I get two hours of undisturbed work and music every... single... day...

 

And I want it to be just so. And now it is.

 

I can't believe they pay me for that :D

 

I usually listen to music when I work, but I do my job and they pay me for that. 

post #6607 of 7966
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

I usually listen to music when I work, but I do my job and they pay me for that. 


Lucky man:rolleyes: 

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Does anyone else find that the T1s sound edgy on lower volumes, but come alive and sound smoother at slightly higher volumes?

 

I hadn't been enjoying mine the last few days and I decided turned it up today when I still wasn't really enjoying them and "wham!" there's that magic T1 sound again! Can't tell if it's the headphones or my ears that are changing with the extra volume.

post #6609 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

Does anyone else find that the T1s sound edgy on lower volumes, but come alive and sound smoother at slightly higher volumes?

 

I hadn't been enjoying mine the last few days and I decided turned it up today when I still wasn't really enjoying them and "wham!" there's that magic T1 sound again! Can't tell if it's the headphones or my ears that are changing with the extra volume.

 

To me it kinda feels like a mood thing as well. However, in general I feel the same. The T1 is a great can to rock out to. Mid-to high volume is where the magic is. On something like the TH900 though, low and mid-volume is where its at. Too much volume and everything just gets a tad overwhelming. 

post #6610 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

Does anyone else find that the T1s sound edgy on lower volumes, but come alive and sound smoother at slightly higher volumes?

 

I hadn't been enjoying mine the last few days and I decided turned it up today when I still wasn't really enjoying them and "wham!" there's that magic T1 sound again! Can't tell if it's the headphones or my ears that are changing with the extra volume.

You aren't using any kind of digital volume control in your audio path are you? All digital controls should be at max and the volume itself controlled in the analog domain if possible.

post #6611 of 7966
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Originally Posted by wisemanja View Post
 

You aren't using any kind of digital volume control in your audio path are you? All digital controls should be at max and the volume itself controlled in the analog domain if possible.

 

Good question, but no. ASIO (exclusive mode) out of laptop to X-Sabre DAC (no pre-amp / volume control) to Bottlehead Mainline. 

post #6612 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

Does anyone else find that the T1s sound edgy on lower volumes, but come alive and sound smoother at slightly higher volumes?

 

 

 

Yes.

 

Granted I have a rather modest amp/dac setup however.

post #6613 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

Does anyone else find that the T1s sound edgy on lower volumes, but come alive and sound smoother at slightly higher volumes?

 

I hadn't been enjoying mine the last few days and I decided turned it up today when I still wasn't really enjoying them and "wham!" there's that magic T1 sound again! Can't tell if it's the headphones or my ears that are changing with the extra volume.

I haven't noticed this. The sound at low volumes is excellent. I listen at pretty low volumes 99% of the time.

 

I am running Audiolab MDAC --> SPL Phonitor --> T1.

 

You might need to see a doctor about your ears if the sound has changed like that and it's noticeable. I found I had an ear infection once that really impaired the sound of my cans to the point where I thought they might be broken. Then got my ears cleaned out and seen to and all has been well since.

post #6614 of 7966
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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post
 

I haven't noticed this. The sound at low volumes is excellent. I listen at pretty low volumes 99% of the time.

 

I am running Audiolab MDAC --> SPL Phonitor --> T1.

 

You might need to see a doctor about your ears if the sound has changed like that and it's noticeable. I found I had an ear infection once that really impaired the sound of my cans to the point where I thought they might be broken. Then got my ears cleaned out and seen to and all has been well since.

 

It's not that it's bad, just that I am much more aware of extra treble energy at lower volumes than at moderate (not high) volumes. It seems there is more balance at slightly higher volumes.

 

As for your comments about hearing - it's a really good point and part of the reason for my question. I had Bell's Palsy a little over a year ago and my ears are definitely more sensitive to treble since around that time (leading up to it and since). I'm hoping to fully overcome the symptoms with some ongoing chiro work, but it's so subtle now that I can't tell if it's my ears being 1-2% more sensitive than normal or if it's a real characteristic of the amp / cans I'm using.

post #6615 of 7966

The T1 sounds good at any volume. In my experience it all has to do with environment sounds. When it's totally quiet around the house I listen at a pretty low volume level.

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