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^ Thanks guys for the input. I'm leaning heavily towards the T1 now. One other question, how forgiving is the T1 with less-than-stellar recordings? I'm guessing they are more forgiving than the HD 800 at least.

You guess correctly. The T1's are more forgiving but still a mirror to the source so a really bad recording will still sound really bad.

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^ Thanks guys for the input. I'm leaning heavily towards the T1 now. One other question, how forgiving is the T1 with less-than-stellar recordings? I'm guessing they are more forgiving than the HD 800 at least.

I briefly owned the HD700...I can't think of a better decision than to upgrade to the T1. I would not describe the T1 as lush either...more like clear, dynamic and transparent. Better definition and resolution. Significantly superior to the HD700 in every way. Mustang vs Mercedes.
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Woo Audio WA2 delivered today.  Oh my God !!!

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Congrats.

Which amp are you coming from? How does it compare to WA2?

Cheers

Nathan
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Congrats.

Which amp are you coming from? How does it compare to WA2?

Cheers

Nathan


Schiit Lyr...which I really liked and got me interested in tubes.

But the WA2 is a totally different world.  More to the music everywhere

you look...and where you forgot to look.

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Woo Audio WA2 delivered today.  Oh my God !!!

 

Congrats man!! 

 

I'm still working towards my WA2, so hopefully I'll follow in your footsteps soon :regular_smile :

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I briefly owned the HD700...I can't think of a better decision than to upgrade to the T1. I would not describe the T1 as lush either...more like clear, dynamic and transparent. Better definition and resolution. Significantly superior to the HD700 in every way. Mustang vs Mercedes.

I think I personally like the Mustang more. The T1's are at repairs at the moment so now I get some alone time with the HD700. 

 

I think the reunion will still be a happy moment:)

 

edit: For some reason I tend to describe the T1 as lush and lively. There's something very symphonic about them. A big, woodwind sound.


Edited by Kirnupiima - 3/7/14 at 1:25am
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I think I personally like the Mustang more. The T1's are at repairs at the moment so now I get some alone time with the HD700. 

 

I think the reunion will still be a happy moment:)

 

edit: For some reason I tend to describe the T1 as lush and lively. There's something very symphonic about them. A big, woodwind sound.

 

They definitely have warmth and body, but "lush" always makes me think "thick and creamy" like the SE535s or even the SRH840s

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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

^ Thanks guys for the input. I'm leaning heavily towards the T1 now. One other question, how forgiving is the T1 with less-than-stellar recordings? I'm guessing they are more forgiving than the HD 800 at least.

 

For those kinds of recordings, I like to switch to my HE-500,

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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

^ Thanks guys for the input. I'm leaning heavily towards the T1 now. One other question, how forgiving is the T1 with less-than-stellar recordings? I'm guessing they are more forgiving than the HD 800 at least.


I use my old HD650s for those recordings. I love my T1s; but "forgiving" isn't an adjective I'd use to descibe them.

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Originally Posted by vlach View Post

I briefly owned the HD700...I can't think of a better decision than to upgrade to the T1. I would not describe the T1 as lush either...more like clear, dynamic and transparent. Better definition and resolution. Significantly superior to the HD700 in every way. Mustang vs Mercedes.

 

 

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I think I personally like the Mustang more. The T1's are at repairs at the moment so now I get some alone time with the HD700. 

 

Right, well, now you have me thinking fun and fast vs luxurious and fast. I really like the more colored "fun" signature of the HD 700 especially in the bass. Treble peaks only become an issue 15% of the time for me. My hope is that the T1 bass doesn't seem disappointing going to a more transparent and natural sound.

 

What about soundstage? I feel the HD 700 have opened up quite a lot more over 50 hours of use, but have read the T1 is also very good there. I really wish I could spend time A/B-ing both, but sadly that's not an option for me.

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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

 

 

 

Right, well, now you have me thinking fun and fast vs luxurious and fast. I really like the more colored "fun" signature of the HD 700 especially in the bass. Treble peaks only become an issue 15% of the time for me. My hope is that the T1 bass doesn't seem disappointing going to a more transparent and natural sound.

 

What about soundstage? I feel the HD 700 have opened up quite a lot more over 50 hours of use, but have read the T1 is also very good there. I really wish I could spend time A/B-ing both, but sadly that's not an option for me.

 

The sound stage can be first class but is very much amp dependent. I was listening to my itunes library the other night which was on shuffle while I was checking some stuff on the pc, a drum solo started and caught my attention enough to make me stop what I was doing to better listen. The drummer then went from drums to cymbals and high hats the sense of sound stage and placement was perhaps the best I have experienced so far the cymbals sounded as if placed all around the drummer I could follow side to side forward and back higher and lower the cymbals all had a superb crisp bronzieness sound to them. I have spent ages trying to find the track again. It was a seriously good bit or recording.

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The sound stage can be first class but is very much amp dependent. I was listening to my itunes library the other night which was on shuffle while I was checking some stuff on the pc, a drum solo started and caught my attention enough to make me stop what I was doing to better listen. The drummer then went from drums to cymbals and high hats the sense of sound stage and placement was perhaps the best I have experienced so far the cymbals sounded as if placed all around the drummer I could follow side to side forward and back higher and lower the cymbals all had a superb crisp bronzieness sound to them. I have spent ages trying to find the track again. It was a seriously good bit or recording.


Ha! This happens to me a lot as well. Searching endlessly for a track that sounded great and can't find it again. Was this by chance while listening on the BH Crack?

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Hello all!

I ordered my T1 yesterday along with the meier daccord and classic. Eagerly awaiting their arrival (hopefully next week or so), I only recently joined the Head-fi community, but I have visited the site and forums extensively when I was saving up for the aforementioned gear!

 

I'm a uni student so it was a fair while, and the sheer amount of products and information available was (and still is) daunting, not to mention the prices :eek:. Forums like these were a great guide and source of knowledge for me in finally choosing my first high end audio set up, so thanks all!

 

My current set up is as follows. PC > HRT microstreamer > Audio Technica ATH AD700X 

 

I expect that I will notice some difference with the new gear, but I regard my current gear as very decent and will continue to use the Microstreamer in a more portable setup. The headphones. I really like what for me was a really clean and expansive sound, but I think it is too large for my head as they tend to slide down and end up being held up by my ears.

 

Anyway, I've been saving and waiting a long time to be able to post on this thread as an owner of the T1 (albeit presently in a legal rather than a physical capacity) , and I couldn't wait any longer :D 

Pleased to meet you all, and hope to post back after having used the new gear.

 

all the best!

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This is interesting. Someone who purchased a $750 buydig is trying to sell it for $970 on ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beyerdynamic-T1-Tesla-Premium-Headphones-600-Ohms-Brand-new-sealed-/261416389166?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item3cdda18a2e

 

If that person is in this thread please be advised that Ebay charges a 10% fee. http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html So subtract $97 from the purchase price. Paypal charges 4%, so subtract $39. Shipping is $20 or so. $970 - $97 - $ 39 - $20 = $814 the amount of money you'll receive. So you'll only make $814 - $750 = $64 profit. That's assuming someone pay less than your asking price (I see you're taking offers).

 

I would have messaged him in ebay but I don't think that's allowed.


Edited by ag8908 - 3/8/14 at 12:39pm
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