or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread - Page 585

post #8761 of 10478

I borrowed T1 from my friend and combined with schiit lyr 2 + modi 2u, sound is smooth and I bass is ok since I am not a big friend of it. 

I listen various type of songs and T1 is the one that can perform them well.

post #8762 of 10478

Is there anyway of tighten the headband slider since mine are very loose on both sides? 


Edited by Fungus - 3/21/15 at 9:09pm
post #8763 of 10478

I honesty think the t1's are the end game headphones. Now it's just about improving my setup to get the most out of the them. 

post #8764 of 10478

Looked quickly at your profile. That is an impressive roster of gear that you've gone through!

 

I agree that the T1 can be considered end-game. That's probably why I've only been mostly dabbling in sub 1K gear. Everytime I am tempted to go for the higher end Audeze's, HFMs, Senn HD800, I just pop the T1 on and all those thoughts go poof. 

 

Are you looking at a transportable setup or a home setup?

post #8765 of 10478
Quote:
Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post
 

Looked quickly at your profile. That is an impressive roster of gear that you've gone through!

 

I agree that the T1 can be considered end-game. That's probably why I've only been mostly dabbling in sub 1K gear. Everytime I am tempted to go for the higher end Audeze's, HFMs, Senn HD800, I just pop the T1 on and all those thoughts go poof. 

 

Are you looking at a transportable setup or a home setup?

Home setup since the t1's aren't suitable for portable use in my book though not of the size but the excessive leakage. 

post #8766 of 10478

True, true. Good luck with your search and I hope you enjoy the journey. Keep us posted. 

post #8767 of 10478
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

Is there anyway of tighten the headband slider since mine are very loose on both sides? 

So anybody? I know I can't be the only one. 

post #8768 of 10478

I was listening to my t1's whilst driving to work this morning on full blast. The bass is amazing, goes very deep but I don't think I'd be comfortable listening to them on high volume for long sessions cos of the brightness. I'm used to listening to my um3x so maybe that's way :bigsmile_face:. I'm so proud to be t1 owner! 

post #8769 of 10478
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Groucho View Post
 


Hi ​wormsdriver,

 

Personally I believe that a number of factors need to be considered here, for example, the genre of music, the quality of the production, the period it was recorded, studio or live, etc.  Then the source & amp the listener is using, etc.  For example as I'm writing this I'm listening to a CD, "Travel Log" / by J.J. Cale w/T1s, w/SACD/CD Teac 2000 as my source, in xlr balanced mode w/Auralic Taurus mk2 amp.  The volume is at ten o'clock & the detail is first class, so is the soundstage, the highs & mids shine & the bass is just perfect.  No roll off on the cymbals, quite transient & fast.  Now, I keep in mind that J.J. Cale plays mellow rock/country blues & either plays an acoustic guitar or when he's playing electric it comes through quite clearly because he's a precision note picker and not a heavy metal type guitar player; add to the whole that he also produced his albums from the very start of his career which began in the late '50s & this album was recorded in 1989 = he had become an accomplished producer = the quality of his albums sound wise is first class.  There are other albums which I have, especially "Hits compilations, Gold Series" comprising several different artists which means that some songs sound great and others not so great.  Some I have to play a bit louder in order to hear the low mids for example & hopefully not create distortion in the high mids, etc.  My point here is there are so many intangibles (and I've only pointed out a few that I could think of) that come into play but you've touched on an important point in my opinion in the last sentence of your post which is amping.  Generally speaking there is no longer any doubt in my mind that a quality amp makes a world of difference in bringing out the best possible sound from a pair of quality HPs.  

 

*everything I've just written is only my opinion based on my years of listening to different HPs, amps & genres of music; I respect every/any opinion which may differ from mine; I believe our aim on this site is to share our personal experience and hopefully help someone else*


From my own humble experience with 3 main amps + T1, I fully agree on what you say

 

My dac is the HRT µstreamer II+

 

T1 + Asgard 1 (SS): full bodied sound, weighty bass, average transparency & sparkle & resolution - easily enough power

T1 + Teac HA-501 (SS): better details resolution, sparkle, transparency and soundstage but lack of body and bass weight - not enough power, struggling to feed the T1

T1 + Icon audio HP8 MKII (tubes !): way more power !!! wonderful body to the sound, wonderful bass, wonderful midrange and trebles ! The sound is vibrant ! Super at ease either with rock or classical music --> a total upgrade from my 2 SS amps

 

I also own the AKG K550, the Fidelio X2 and the Beyer DT880 32 ohms, and for sure the best pairing is T1 + Icon audio

The Teac is very good with the X2, but it really lacks power for the T1

 

So yes, the adequation between amp and headphones is sometimes picky ! before buying the Icon amp, I was still very sceptical about the T1 skills...now I'm delighted with the way it reproduces the music.

 

hope it'll help

post #8770 of 10478

Bought the T1 as my first audiophile headphone and entry into the community. It's an incredible sounding headphone with a open soundstage, albeit not as open as the HD800's. They have a very nice and tight bass with outstanding mids which feel as if the artist was right in front of you. I auditioned them with the Mayflowers ODAC and found that the combination was horrific with the ODAC really pulling the T1's behind. I also used them with the Meier Audio dacord and corda classic which I ended up going with. These gave them the tight bass and outstanding mids and unleashed the full potential of the beyer's. Very happy with these headphones and highly recommend them. 

post #8771 of 10478
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

So anybody? I know I can't be the only one. 

My size adjustment was and sometimes still is having a slight issue where it freezes up and takes a lot of force to adjust. 

post #8772 of 10478

Would you say T1 is on the same level as HD800 in general?

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by xSwifty View Post
 

Bought the T1 as my first audiophile headphone and entry into the community. It's an incredible sounding headphone with a open soundstage, albeit not as open as the HD800's. They have a very nice and tight bass with outstanding mids which feel as if the artist was right in front of you. I auditioned them with the Mayflowers ODAC and found that the combination was horrific with the ODAC really pulling the T1's behind. I also used them with the Meier Audio dacord and corda classic which I ended up going with. These gave them the tight bass and outstanding mids and unleashed the full potential of the beyer's. Very happy with these headphones and highly recommend them. 

post #8773 of 10478

I read some people like the T90 more than T1, is the T1 worth the extra $$$ over T90?

post #8774 of 10478
Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

I read some people like the T90 more than T1, is the T1 worth the extra $$$ over T90?
The T90s are more "fun", V-shaped. Some prefer that signature and some don't. As for the worth more $$$.... that's going to be up to you really. Some find it is and some don't.
post #8775 of 10478

I don't know where you live, but I got my T1s in the USA brand new for $699.  There are now a lot higher than that.  If you keep your eyes open and have some patience, you may find a great deal.  I believe I got mine in November/December of last year.  I don't know if they close out stock at year end or not, but I couldn't resist buying them at that price, and they are great cans.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread