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post #8806 of 8820
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Originally Posted by heart banger-97 View Post
 

Hello guys,

I've asked this question in he560 thread. I asked it here too.

 

 

 

What do you intend to amp them with? Because the quality of the amplification can make significant difference to he sound signature of the T1's.  The HE560 might have better synergy with your current set up.

post #8807 of 8820

If you like bass you will probably better like the HE-560. If you like cymbals, lead guitar and sound-stage T1 is a good choice.

 

You also need to take into account with which amp will you pair your cans ? 

 

T1 is a 600 Ohms with high efficiency and HE-560 is around 50 Ohms with medium efficiency so one like voltage and the other one like current.

 

Listening it with your amp/source if you do not want to change is a must.

post #8808 of 8820
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post

What do you intend to amp them with? Because the quality of the amplification can make significant difference to he sound signature of the T1's.  The HE560 might have better synergy with your current set up.
I thought that vali would be a better match for t1 as it requires less power and more voltage. On the other hand, vali has 6.5 ohms output impedance.

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Originally Posted by hpamdr View Post

If you like bass you will probably better like the HE-560. If you like cymbals, lead guitar and sound-stage T1 is a good choice.

You also need to take into account with which amp will you pair your cans ? 

T1 is a 600 Ohms with high efficiency and HE-560 is around 50 Ohms with medium efficiency so one like voltage and the other one like current.

Listening it with your amp/source if you do not want to change is a must.
I think, I'm more guitar and solo guy than bass guy. I don't like bass that much.

what's your ideas about amp? I'm thinking about garage 1217 project ember.
I think it has enough power to drive both t1 and he560.
on the other hand, I think t1 is a better match with my current setup.
post #8809 of 8820
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Originally Posted by heart banger-97 View Post

Hello guys,
I've asked this question in he560 thread. I asked it here too.


My 2 cents:

I own both the T1 and the HE-500. I also compared the HE-500 to the HE-560.

The T1 is very clear, clean, detailed and transparent. It is also on the lean and thinner side as far as presentation. It is my favorite headphone for acoustic string guitar/flamenco.

For almost everything else (especially well recorded jazz) I prefer the HE-5X0; richer, fuller and more body to instruments. Deeper depth of tone. Gravity is lower, mass is higher. Smoother. Coherent, fluid and grain free.
Edited by vlach - 3/29/15 at 10:48pm
post #8810 of 8820
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Originally Posted by vlach View Post


My 2 cents:

I own both the T1 and the HE-500. I also compared the HE-500 to the HE-560.

The T1 is very clear, clean, detailed and transparent. It is also on the lean and thinner side as far as presentation. It is my favorite headphone for acoustic string guitar/flamenco.

For almost everything else (especially well recorded jazz) I prefer the HE-5X0; richer, fuller and more body to instruments. Deeper depth of tone. Gravity is lower, mass is higher. Smoother. Coherent, fluid and grain free.

Thanks, choice is making harder and harder. Unfortunately, I can't listen to both of them. 

post #8811 of 8820
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Originally Posted by vlach View Post


My 2 cents:

I own both the T1 and the HE-500. I also compared the HE-500 to the HE-560.

The T1 is very clear, clean, detailed and transparent. It is also on the lean and thinner side as far as presentation. It is my favorite headphone for acoustic string guitar/flamenco.

For almost everything else (especially well recorded jazz) I prefer the HE-5X0; richer, fuller and more body to instruments. Deeper depth of tone. Gravity is lower, mass is higher. Smoother. Coherent, fluid and grain free.

I don't find the t1s mids thin sounding at all

post #8812 of 8820
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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

I don't find the t1s mids thin sounding at all

Depends partly on the amp I think.  The 500's do have a thicker slower sound compared to the T1's.  If you were to say put the T1's on some solid state amp with like .000001ohm output impedance it can be on the lean side.  On something like the WA2 (when I had it) the T1's have a lot more body to their sound.

 

// IMO of course:)

post #8813 of 8820

From my relative short experience with amps, the T1 is obviously better with "warm" amps

My Icon audio HP8 mkII tube amp pairs marvellously with it, while the T1 was too thin and underpowered with the Teac HA-501

With the right amp, the T1 really provides great vibrations and the sound is full, rich

I can imagine what it would give with something really high end tubes gear such as ALO studio six...

post #8814 of 8820

My t1s sounds better and better every day. 

post #8815 of 8820

I am now a believer of burn in. I initially found the t1s a little bright but now there is zero treble peeks or harshness regardless of the volume. Seriously I could listening to the t1s for a whole day without needing a break, it's that smooth to my ears. The detail retrieval is amazing. I'm so glad I got my hands on the t1's before giving up on buying any more beyerdynamic products. When I got my t5ps, I thought, is that it huh. The t1s hands down is the best headphone/iem I've tried/owned to date and by a country mile. 

post #8816 of 8820
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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

I am now a believer of burn in. I initially found the t1s a little bright but now there is zero treble peeks or harshness regardless of the volume. Seriously I could listening to the t1s for a whole day without needing a break, it's that smooth to my ears. The detail retrieval is amazing. I'm so glad I got my hands on the t1's before giving up on buying any more beyerdynamic products. When I got my t5ps, I thought, is that it huh. The t1s hands down is the best headphone/iem I've tried/owned to date and by a country mile. 

great that you are enjoying T1 now, but a huge part of the burn-in process is you adjusting to the T1. Try listening to another phone exclusively for several days then switch back to T1. You will find yourself back to square 1. :biggrin:

post #8817 of 8820

^^^ Nailed it :)

post #8818 of 8820
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

great that you are enjoying T1 now, but a huge part of the burn-in process is you adjusting to the T1. Try listening to another phone exclusively for several days then switch back to T1. You will find yourself back to square 1. :biggrin:


+1 this is part of the psycho-acoustics topics and auto compensation reflexes... But to be happy just Enjoy !!!

post #8819 of 8820
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

great that you are enjoying T1 now, but a huge part of the burn-in process is you adjusting to the T1. Try listening to another phone exclusively for several days then switch back to T1. You will find yourself back to square 1. :biggrin:

 

I agree with you in principle, however, I would say not quite back to square one.  After I adjust to a particular headphone, and then switch among my harem of phones, I'll find the re-adaptation process gets much faster.  So much so, that I could probably switch between any two and adjust within a few minutes.

post #8820 of 8820
Why has the T1's price gone up?
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