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post #856 of 10478
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I have used my T1 in CoD game as well as Bad Company 2. With the right configuration the T1 is a beast of a gaming headphone.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroBBOY View Post

Off chance anyone here has tried the T1's for gaming?

post #857 of 10478
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

Alright this is getting ridiculous. May as well have a T1, T2, T3 now.

 

OK, I still there are just two versions.  One is overly bright and the other is very well balanced. 

 

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Originally Posted by Sophonax View Post

I've had three different pairs -- two sounded about the same, one did not.  The one that did not was excessively bright and fairly bass-light.  However, never did any of these T1s change their sound signature over time -- to use the terminology that's being tossed around here, the "normal" ones continued to sound "normal", and the "defective" one continued to sound "defective".  And never once did any of them sound as dark as or darker than an HD650.


I never had a headphone change this much before.  I'm just reporting my experience.  It's a mystery to me.

 

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My T1s have always sounded like a DT 880 on steroids. I think I have the "bass medium" version. L3000.gif

 

Well, as of now, I'd say I agree with you......
 

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The two "normal" sounding pairs were 12xx and 46xx.  I'm not positive I remember what the "defective" pair was, but I think it was roughly a 19xx.

 

I think this is more evidence against Beyer intentionally making 2 different versions of the T1 -- there really doesn't seem to be any sensible correlation between the serial number and sound signature.  If they had intentionally made a switch in sound signature, you'd expect there would be a definite serial number where they made the transition.

 

I don't think that the overly bright versions were intentionally made either... apparently some of them just came out that way.

 

Never the less, it seems that there are two versions.

 


 

 

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Originally Posted by MetroBBOY View Post

Off chance anyone here has tried the T1's for gaming?



Oh yea. It's my favorite overall gaming can. The D7000 is slightly better for some types of SP, but much worse for competitive MP. The HD800 is slightly better for MP, but worse for SP. Everything else I've tried loses out to these three, and the T1 is the overall winner.

 

Gaming was actually the reason I decided to keep it around even though I had the HE500. An absolute joy with just the mixamp 5.8+DH.


Edited by Alghazanth - 7/19/11 at 8:35pm
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Wow did you just mention the T1 runs on the Astro mixamp well?

I know that generally with gaming audio it's not the best SQ, hence why I asked if flagships would still fare well. I still generally play FPS on the PS3, and eagerly anticipating BF3.
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Originally Posted by MetroBBOY View Post

Wow did you just mention the T1 runs on the Astro mixamp well?

I know that generally with gaming audio it's not the best SQ, hence why I asked if flagships would still fare well. I still generally play FPS on the PS3, and eagerly anticipating BF3.


That's right. When console gaming, I'm on a recliner on the other side of the room from my TV and consoles, and I hate wires running across the room, so I use the 5.8 mixamp. The T1 straight out of the 5.8 mixamp sounds just perfect for every game I tested... hell, it made Black Ops sound amazingly natural. Not even kidding. There were times where I would rather have the D7000 (FPS campaigns) or the HD800 (Oblivion etc) but the D7000 has issues soundwhoring and the HD800 sounds unnatural in a lot of SP games, whereas the T1 will sound perfect for just about everything.

 

Of course it doesn't make sense to spend money on flagships specifically for gaming, the T1 was purchased for music first and foremost. Games all have compressed audio so you're not going to see improvements like you would jumping up to top tier cans for music, but it'll be a huge improvement nonetheless. Out of all the cans I've tried, the soundwhoring potential of the T1 is second only to the HD800, and that's a tiny difference anyway.

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Good information. I'm not too familiar with the Mixamps. So effectively the sound is not degraded considering it's wireless from the receivers?

Good price too. You've also found using the mixamp for movies is sufficient too? Bluray discs anyway.
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One more thing, the Mixamp appears to have a bass enhancement feature. Sounds like a nice "boost" feature for the T1's considering..
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It's 5.8ghz so no interference for most people, and people who have had both the wired and wireless say there is no sound difference. I may get myself a wired one too for PC use because I prefer DH to my X-Fi Fatal1ty Champ's CMSS3D, and I'd rather not get a whole new sound card.

 

If it's the best can for gaming, I have no doubt it's amazing for movies, and while I haven't tried it yet, several friends can confirm. For Michael Bay flicks and stuff, you may want something with crazier bass. As for the mixamp itself, it'll provide you with DH for your movies, and that's about it. If you're cool with wires, you'd do better to hook another amp to the chain, but I personally don't bother for gaming, I'd rather relax and not flail around wires. If I'm online gaming with friends, I use my TB PX5s because I don't want to deal with a spaghetti mess of wires with the mic and whatnot. For SP/MP sans mic, the T1 straight to 5.8 mixamp is just one wire and sounds incredible.

 

The 5.8 has a quality bass boost, though I never use it because:

 

1) Not a fan of EQ/artificial boosts

 

2) T1 has natural bass as it is

 

3) It causes the deeper sub-bass to distort

 

 

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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

It's 5.8ghz so no interference for most people, and people who have had both the wired and wireless say there is no sound difference. I may get myself a wired one too for PC use because I prefer DH to my X-Fi Fatal1ty Champ's CMSS3D, and I'd rather not get a whole new sound card.

 

If it's the best can for gaming, I have no doubt it's amazing for movies, and while I haven't tried it yet, several friends can confirm. For Michael Bay flicks and stuff, you may want something with crazier bass. As for the mixamp itself, it'll provide you with DH for your movies, and that's about it. If you're cool with wires, you'd do better to hook another amp to the chain, but I personally don't bother for gaming, I'd rather relax and not flail around wires. If I'm online gaming with friends, I use my TB PX5s because I don't want to deal with a spaghetti mess of wires with the mic and whatnot. For SP/MP sans mic, the T1 straight to 5.8 mixamp is just one wire and sounds incredible.

 

The 5.8 has a quality bass boost, though I never use it because:

 

1) Not a fan of EQ/artificial boosts

 

2) T1 has natural bass as it is

 

3) It causes the deeper sub-bass to distort

 

 



Grrr... Michael Bay...grrr....(see badastronomy.com for thoughts. I agree with Phil)

 

I agree on the overall performance of the T1. I feel it has better all around goodness than my HE6. I have been playing Duke Nukem (USB>Emotiva XDA-1>ß22) and the T1 is better than the HE6 here. I could be due to the amp being under powered for the HE6, but I prefer the T1.

 

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Cheers for the advice mate. And hey, what is wrong with Michael Bay movies lol. Watched The Rock again on bluray. Definitely his best.

I've still got no approval by the finance director, so it's a waiting game.
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I think his films would be better is there wasn't a sea-sickening motion with the camera lol.

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beyer logo.JPG

could be this two photo taken from one T1 ?

or are this photos from two different T1's ?

please help me.

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i believe they are from same T1 which is the older version (bass light, bright version)
 

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Originally Posted by agoston.berko View Post

beyer logo.JPG

could be this two photo taken from one T1 ?

or are this photos from two different T1's ?

please help me.



 

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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

i believe they are from same T1 which is the older version (bass light, bright version)
 



 


Mine is "bass light and bright" and it's 35XX with the new headband. I know people who have the old headband and describe their T1's as warm, and some say the same with 4XXX. The headband has nothing to do with the sound, it's just that started using a new headband at some point. 

 

As for the headband differences, I already showed you twice agoston.berko. 

 

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^ it's all relative. A 'bass-heavy' T1 version is still 'bass-light' when only compared to say D7000 or so.

 

I've got #4512, new headband (without logo on the side, only at the center), but I haven't got a clue which version it is. I don't think it's really bright, but it's brighter then my LCD-2. I don't think it's very warm, but it's warmer then a K501......

 

I can't compare it with another T1...

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