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Kratos I could only get the first and third tracks to play as well, both tracks sounded good to me. By the way I like your taste in music! 

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Speaking of tubes and the T1, I just hit my personal audio jackpot combination of tubes.  Bottlehead Crack with Tung Sol 5998 + RCA 6sn7gt vt-231 grey glass (1944) with my T1's and I am in sonic heaven.  

 

The RCA replaced a Sylvania "Bad Boy".  I was happy with the Bad Boy but man, am I glad I decided to try the grey glass RCA.

 

No more tube rolling for me...

What 12AU7 tube (driver) are you combining with these two gems?

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What 12AU7 tube (driver) are you combining with these two gems?

 

I am substituting the 6SN7 in place of the 12AU7.   I am using a 6SN7 to 12AU7 adapter.

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Listened to the first and third too. I heard nothing special . It sounds slightly more metallic with the T1 but I didn't hear anything I can obviously qualifiy of "resonnances" . There's too much reverb' though and higher notes sound even more metallic ( something like sibilance) . It's all i can honestly say.


Edited by Sorrodje - 8/19/14 at 11:35pm
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Kratos, I agree with the others that it's in the recordings, my friend :). I'm not sure what's causing the T1s to show the resonance sound to you more than your HD800s, but I definitely hear the same "ringing" type sound (this is what you meant I hope?) with my FA-011 LEs, LCD 2s and T1s so it's not the T1s that are at fault.

 

Maybe the T1s are just so enjoyable to listen to that you don't expect to hear recording "flaws" ;)

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Have to say the T1 sound great out of the Chord Hugo, clear as a bell and with a treble extension that keeps the characteristics of the phone without seeming fatiguing.  I had been expecting the LCD-X to be a slam dunk, but coming back to the T1 after a couple of weeks I'm loving the extra space and airyness, the LCDX seems congested in comparison.

 

I'm not giving up on the LCDX though, will be interesting to see how it performs with my new amp when I get it.

 

For now though, thumbs up to the T1/Hugo combination - any one else agree?


i was thinking of getting the lcd x to pair with my hugo but have read a few posts now saying the t1 sounds very good with hugo. im not planning on getting another amp so out of the two would one recommend the t1. cheers

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i was thinking of getting the lcd x to pair with my hugo but have read a few posts now saying the t1 sounds very good with hugo. im not planning on getting another amp so out of the two would one recommend the t1. cheers

 

I own both and they're quite different. I also don't own the Hugo so can't compare with it as the source.

 

What are your musical tastes and sound signature / presentation preferences?

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i was thinking of getting the lcd x to pair with my hugo but have read a few posts now saying the t1 sounds very good with hugo. im not planning on getting another amp so out of the two would one recommend the t1. cheers


The LCD-X has a richer meatier sound with impressive extension.  The T1 is thinner with more high emphasis and has more pronounced detail.

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i was thinking of getting the lcd x to pair with my hugo but have read a few posts now saying the t1 sounds very good with hugo. im not planning on getting another amp so out of the two would one recommend the t1. cheers

The LCD-X has a richer meatier sound with impressive extension.  The T1 is thinner with more high emphasis and has more pronounced detail.

 

The T1 is also a lot more comfortable than the LCD-X, though I like the LCD-X sound signature. 


Edited by pdrm360 - 8/24/14 at 2:52pm
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The T1 is also a lot more comfortable than the LCD-X, though I like the LCD-X sound signature. 


thx gys, yep the richer sound appeals more to me esp for female vocals. cheers

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Sure! These are the links to the 3 piano songs which I had problems with my T1:

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/766fpduwqxl4bqn/04.+River+Flows+In+You.flac

 

I listened to only this one, and what I heard is non-harmonic (odd order) distortion in the upper mids (1-2kHz).  Some people are sensitive to it, others not.  I am, and find it exceedingly fatiguing and unpleasant, like nails on a blackboard.  The 300-500Hz region is also muffled and unclear, so I suspect the source material is to blame...

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I'm sure this has been discussed in this thread, but I couldn't quickly find the answer with a search. 

 

I'd like to reterminate my stock T1 cable with a 4 pin balanced XLR that's directly compatible with the screw-on 1/4" connector on the stock cable.  Does anyone have a link?

 

While I'm at it, I'd like to either buy or make a 4pin XLR to 1/4" SE adapter to use my re-terminated with SE amps.  Any links?

 

 

Thanks

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Just want to make a general comment about the 'ringing sound' issue that people talked about a few days ago. Obviously, different things may have been indicated and implied under the same discussion: it could be deficits in the recording/mastering/file quality, it could also be a characteristic of T1's sound. Probably people as a group have heard both. 

 

What I want to point out is that, when re-comparing my T1s and HE-5LEs today, I noticed that the high notes on piano do sound particularly brighter/shinier on T1s, and people could have described that as 'ringing'. However, if you have played the piano yourself, you would know/remember (as I do) that high notes on piano have a distinct quality in their timbre than other notes, which is precisely this type of 'ringing'-like effect. I would say this is actually one of the things that T1s do to make piano sound so 'right' to me. 

 

I believe with a little investigation to the base frequency and harmonic frequencies of high notes we would realize they usually are high-energy in 4kHz and above region...Not enough time to do this right now. 

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I'm sure this has been discussed in this thread, but I couldn't quickly find the answer with a search. 

 

I'd like to reterminate my stock T1 cable with a 4 pin balanced XLR that's directly compatible with the screw-on 1/4" connector on the stock cable.  Does anyone have a link?

 

While I'm at it, I'd like to either buy or make a 4pin XLR to 1/4" SE adapter to use my re-terminated with SE amps.  Any links?

 

 

Thanks

 

I don't understand the part in bold, but here's what I did:

 

  1. Unscrew and de-solder the stock, Neutrik plug
  2. Attach the 4-pin XLR as shown here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/509021/beyerdynamic-t1-cable-connection-mod#post_6887688 (note that the linked thread is also about disconnecting the shielding from the plug - I personally wouldn't recommend that)
  3. Buy some quality 3 core shielded cable or 4 core cable and a 4-pin female XLR plug
  4. Wire the 4-pin female XLR with the new wire in the exact same way as the link above
  5. At the other end from the female XLR, attach the original T1's Neutrik 6.5mm jack with the left wire to the tip connector (centre), the right wire to the ring connector (outer) and the earth wires both going to the sleave connector (the large curved part)

 

You'll then have an XLR-HPO adapter and a pair of T1s with balanced termination

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Just wanted to say hi and let you all know that I just purchased a new pair of T1 and they are on there way. I'm excited. I will be pairing with Bryston BHA-1 for now until I re-terminate then I have more options like my Schit Gungnir. I used to own the sennheiser hd800 twice (lol) sold it again. The highs were just too bright for my taste. I hear the beyerdynamic is a little less fatiguing when compared to hd800. I do also enjoy my audeze lcd3. Wonder how the T1 will compare.
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