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post #12226 of 18959

If sibilance is heard with the T1, it's not because of the T1 but it's just a particular bad synergy with the amp, or not enough burn in on the gear, or not enough listening until the hearing adapts..  Once it goes in a setup with nice synergy, the T1 is definately a keeper..

 

My setup doesn't change after getting the V181 so sorry for not posting pics and going off topic..

post #12227 of 18959

Heard it on 2 completely different rigs one of which I didn't think was sibilant with other headphones.

 

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If sibilance is heard with the T1, it's not because of the T1 but it's just a particular bad synergy with the amp, or not enough burn in on the gear, or not enough listening until the hearing adapts..  Once it goes in a setup with nice synergy, the T1 is definately a keeper..

 

My setup doesn't change after getting the V181 so sorry for not posting pics and going off topic..

post #12228 of 18959

To be honest I heard sibilance with the original NFB-12 and also the LD MK VII+, but not at all with the Quattro, NFB-10.2, V181, and even the Arrow.  I don't know, maybe I have a lucky one or the T1 is just very picky.

 

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Heard it on 2 completely different rigs one of which I didn't think was sibilant with other headphones.

post #12229 of 18959
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Heard it on 2 completely different rigs one of which I didn't think was sibilant with other headphones.

 

 

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To be honest I heard sibilance with the original NFB-12 and also the LD MK VII+, but not at all with the Quattro, NFB-10.2, V181, and even the Arrow.  I don't know, maybe I have a lucky one or the T1 is just very picky.

 

 

I always attributed the sibilance in this headphone to its intrinsically bright and treble tuned nature.  Yeah it does have a hard hitting bass, but the highs are just as pronounced - each overshadowing the midrange.  Either way I was never happy with mine either (for the brief time I had them), just too bright.  

post #12230 of 18959
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Need a change, had them nearly a year now. I sold my HE500's couple of months back too. I'm gonna look at either T1 or HD800.

 

In the mean time I'm reeaally enjoying the K701's!

 

 

 

 

i like the T1 as much as the HD 800 and never find it to be sibilant, at least not more than the hd 800. just needs an amp that pairs good with them.

 

for me, its my favorite headphone. very musical yet transparent and detailed, doesn't do anything wrong.

 

i can see an HE-500/K701 lover enjoying the T1, they're all very similar sounding.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/21/13 at 10:57am
post #12231 of 18959
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i like the T1 as much as the HD 800 and never find it to be sibilant, at least not more than the hd 800. just needs an amp that pairs good with them.

 

for me, its my favorite headphone. very musical yet transparent and detailed, doesn't do anything wrong.

 

i can see an HE-500/K701 lover enjoying the T1, they're all very similar sounding.

Good stuff thanks. Although I've imagined the HD800's to be more like the K701's? 

 

Brightness has never really bothered me in the past and I've owned K702, DT880, RS1 and other Grado's.. So I can't imagine either of those flagships being any more fatiguing or indeed sibilant.

I'm going to be looking for the best option for classical music mostly as this is my prefered genre. I also like jazz and electronic music. So.... ??

Anyways I've got at least another month to think about it confused.gif

post #12232 of 18959

For me it's not too bright. Sibilance and brightness are different, IMO. There's too much sizzle but it's not an ice pick to the ear kind of thing like the ED10.

post #12233 of 18959
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For me it's not too bright. Sibilance and brightness are different, IMO. There's too much sizzle but it's not an ice pick to the ear kind of thing like the ED10.

I've got you. Yeah suppose it depends where the peaks are.. My K701's don't sound that bright but they do emphasize sssss-cymbals for example. Same with the HE500's for that matter; They have such a sweet treble but every now and then treble details in certain music would be emphasized too much.    

post #12234 of 18959
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Get an HD800 dear god don't get a T1.

 

I disagree, but I seem to be in the minority. The T1 really isn't that bad, and it's a viable alternative to the HD800 with a bit more bass impact.

Nope....I have listened to them side by side many times. No contest. HD800 every time.

post #12235 of 18959
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I've got you. Yeah suppose it depends where the peaks are.. My K701's don't sound that bright but they do emphasize sssss-cymbals for example. Same with the HE500's for that matter; They have such a sweet treble but every now and then treble details in certain music would be emphasized too much.    

Hmm, then you probably wouldn't like the HE400 too much.

post #12236 of 18959

What High end cans are there anyway? The HE-500 is too bright, same goes for hd800 unless you spend alot on the amp, T1 is too bright, Denons are closed. 

The only thing left is the audeze but i've heard mixed things about them. I didn't spend enough time with them to really know. (plus they don't fit on my head/feel awkward)

post #12237 of 18959
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What High end cans are there anyway? The HE-500 is too bright, same goes for hd800 unless you spend alot on the amp, T1 is too bright, Denons are closed. 

The only thing left is the audeze but i've heard mixed things about them. I didn't spend enough time with them to really know. (plus they don't fit on my head/feel awkward)

That's the thing around here. The longer your here, the less headphones you like. Even though you buy a bunch.

post #12238 of 18959
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What High end cans are there anyway? The HE-500 is too bright, same goes for hd800 unless you spend alot on the amp, T1 is too bright, Denons are closed. 

The only thing left is the audeze but i've heard mixed things about them. I didn't spend enough time with them to really know. (plus they don't fit on my head/feel awkward)

That's the thing around here. The longer your here, the less headphones you like. Even though you buy a bunch.

I wasn't too impressed with the HE-500. Neither the T1. Just inputting my thoughtsredface.gif

post #12239 of 18959
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Originally Posted by HolyCheese View Post

What High end cans are there anyway? The HE-500 is too bright, same goes for hd800 unless you spend alot on the amp, T1 is too bright, Denons are closed. 

The only thing left is the audeze but i've heard mixed things about them. I didn't spend enough time with them to really know. (plus they don't fit on my head/feel awkward)

 

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That's the thing around here. The longer your here, the less headphones you like. Even though you buy a bunch.

So true. Its the old 'perfection' that doesn't exist. Remove the last 4 years... And the above post from holycheese could have been said about the Beyer/AKG/Senns the then high enders. But its all good fun! In my case I really need to get out the habit of buying something every payday.... Thats why I can never afford the current 'biggies" Ha

I like change, rather than an end goal..

post #12240 of 18959

Yeah the only cans I really 'like' anymore are the TH900 and HD800. 

 

Sure the D7000 is okay, as is the HE500, but they're not up to par like the other 2. Audeze doesn't do it for me anymore and the HE6 never has. 

 

You really do like less and less as time goes on here.

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