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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

just got this baby a few days ago...been burning them in using jlab's online burn-in and xlo rr burn-in tracks....imho, simply awesome pair of cans!

 

i was lucky enough that i live near a Jaben store so i get to compare a few cans (actually a lot of them) before i made my decision to purchase this one. i got to audition the dr100, m50, srh840, t50p, dtx501p, k550, hd25 and, d2000 - the dt1350 fits my preference.

 

this is my first set of cans :) i'm more of an iem user when i started this hobby.

 

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post #2672 of 3809
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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

just got this baby a few days ago...been burning them in using jlab's online burn-in and xlo rr burn-in tracks....imho, simply awesome pair of cans!

 

i was lucky enough that i live near a Jaben store so i get to compare a few cans (actually a lot of them) before i made my decision to purchase this one. i got to audition the dr100, m50, srh840, t50p, dtx501p, k550, hd25 and, d2000 - the dt1350 fits my preference.

 

this is my first set of cans :) i'm more of an iem user when i started this hobby.

 

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Originally Posted by skyline315 View Post

 

Welcome to the club!   beyersmile.png

 

Dea Karloil,
 
As you might not have known yet, I am the treasurer as appointed by the club. Do remember to drop your $30/month membership to my paypal address by the 15th of Oct.
 
Yours 'sincerely',
mrAdrian
post #2673 of 3809

Yeah, do look into them. If you haven't you really need to get the new mix of the first album. It is THE mix to get and sounds a ton better than it ever did. Their second album I think also got some nice reworking. Lizard I have not heard yet but I hear it is the best it has sounded. The first three have always sounded kind of meh to me and now they are definitely at their best although they have the 30th anni mixes there for you as well if you desire.

 

Steve Wilson and Fripp have outdone themselves mixing these. One I would not really get is Red as it doesn't have many extras and the mix is mostly the same as it was on the 30th. I torrented that one as I have bought all these twice anyway. I torrented that 5 disc set of In The Court... as well because I bought the 2 disc and wanted to see what the other stuff was like. Foobar can be a bit picky on Islands it doesn't seem to want to show the bonus tracks one by one but on the others it seemed fine.

 

Your pic there of Larks, that album is coming out soon with a bunch of extras too I think. These are literally definitive releases. You can't top them. All have surround mixes and high def everything. I love when artists like this release this stuff at a decent price. CD versions of the new mixes are the first disc in each collection.

post #2674 of 3809
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Originally Posted by skyline315 View Post

 

Welcome to the club!   beyersmile.png


thanks! been a long time lurker and i just decide to join the site today. regular_smile%20.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Dea Karloil,
 
As you might not have known yet, I am the treasurer as appointed by the club. Do remember to drop your $30/month membership to my paypal address by the 15th of Oct.
 
Yours 'sincerely',
mrAdrian

 

 

I'm unsure what this $30/month is for - i haven't joined any club. pardon my ignorance. confused.gif


Edited by karloil - 10/8/12 at 7:48am
post #2675 of 3809
i really like Dt1350, but i could get T50p brand new at 150. That's price is so temping. Should i skip that and get dt1350 or not?
post #2676 of 3809

to my ears, the t50p sounds congested, far less spacious than the dt1350. mids are more forward than the t50p. if you can try both before buying, that would be a lot better.

post #2677 of 3809

You sure you wouldn't be thinking about the DT1350 after acquiring the 'cheaper, not as nice' t50p? ;)

 

On the other hand, you might be able to sell the t50p later when you have saved enough cash for minimum to no loss with a good price (I don't know the running price of it).

 

However, it is always harder to sell an inferior model especially on forums like head-fi.

 

Decisions, decisions...

post #2678 of 3809
That's a great idea Thx
post #2679 of 3809
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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

just got this baby a few days ago...been burning them in using jlab's online burn-in and xlo rr burn-in tracks....imho, simply awesome pair of cans!

 

i was lucky enough that i live near a Jaben store so i get to compare a few cans (actually a lot of them) before i made my decision to purchase this one. i got to audition the dr100, m50, srh840, t50p, dtx501p, k550, hd25 and, d2000 - the dt1350 fits my preference.

 

this is my first set of cans :) i'm more of an iem user when i started this hobby.

 

Helluva nice choice for your first headphones! :)  You'll get a ton of enjoyment out of them...I simply will not be separated from my pair...they are phenomenal portables. 

post #2680 of 3809

^ thanks! today was the first time to wear this for extended period - 3.5 hours - my ears hurt, physically! got to get used to headphones!  :o

post #2681 of 3809

I read approximately 70 percent of this thread before giving in to the overwhelming desire to buy these headphones; if I've synthesized all the information from this thread properly, then  by the weekend, I'll be trekking about the city with my new portables, smiling from ear to ear.  But just in case I got something wrong, let me review my reasoning for buying these headphones.

 

To being with, I'm looking for an upgrade to my audio technica m50s; they are pretty good headphones for what they are,  but the bass is way too bloated for my taste, and consequently the sound signature isn't what I would call "clean" or "fast" or "reference." (Also they are too big and clunky for portable use.) Presumably the dt1350 has extended bass without any mid-bass bloat; they also, presumably, have a slightly forward mid-range. Which sounds perfect to me, on paper at least.

 

I also have the audio technica esw9, which I like a lot. But on the other hand, they present music  in an overly lush way, which I like in the way I like red velvet cake:  once in a while and in small amounts only. I'm hopping that the dt1350 is considerably less lush, but not entirely neutral either; the dt880, for example, was too thin in the midrange for me, though strictly speaking, I think they were very neutral cans indeed.  Can anyone comment on any of this? Based on the available information, did I make the smart purchase, or is there something more appropriate out there for me? (In which case I need to cancel my order pronto.) I would appreciate guidance in this matter. A big thanks in advance. Now I have to finish reading this thread!

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I found the mids on the 880s a bit thin, as well....that was the main reason why I sent them back and jumped into the T1s. The 1350s sound like mini-T1s, and the bass on them is *exactly* the type of low end that I love. Like you, I don't like bloated over-emphasized bass either. The 1350s extend way, way low and flat, and there is no bloat whatsoever. Whatever bass in on the recording, I feel it's accurately represented by these headphones. I can play one track where it seems like there is no bass, but then throw on another track where the thump is knocking me upside the head. That's how it should be, IMO. So I would strongly encourage you to listen to a wide variety of recordings and I can assure you you'll find that the headphones will represent exactly what is present on the track. I know there are several others who agree with me that this is a better headphone overall than the 880s, and I stand by that nearly 6mo after purchasing them. The only area where I felt the 880s were better was in terms of comfort. These little guys have some clamp to them in order to maintain a seal, but it's not excessive, IMO. It may take a little adjustment period, but give yourself time to properly evaluate. You can always stretch the headband a little if needed, but I wouldn't do that right off the bat. The ear pads are comfortable and they breathe really well. They'll keep your ears pretty cool, but if you're like me and don't like anything clamping on your head for long periods of time, you'll probably want to take a break at least once an hour or so. 

 

As of today, these are the best headphones I've heard at the $275 price point. 

 

Also, if you put any stock into Tyll's opinion (the Inner Fidelity guy), these and the Sennheiser Amperiors are what he considers to be the best closed, supra-aural headphones he's ever heard and both are on his wall of fame. 


Edited by Focker - 10/9/12 at 2:30pm
post #2683 of 3809

That's great to hear! And thanks for such a prompt and thorough response. I appreciate that big time!  In the too good to be true category, I know a few people here have likened these headphones to the He500s. I own the he400, and I have to say, they are absolutely amazing headphones. Should I regard such comparisons as hyperbolic? Or am I in for a fabulous surprise? I really want to have sober expectations when these headphones arrive, so I'd like to dispel that notion right now if it's patently untrue. 

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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post

That's great to hear! And thanks for such a prompt and thorough response. I appreciate that big time!  In the too good to be true category, I know a few people here have likened these headphones to the He500s. I own the he400, and I have to say, they are absolutely amazing headphones. Should I regard such comparisons as hyperbolic? Or am I in for a fabulous surprise? I really want to have sober expectations when these headphones arrive, so I'd like to dispel that notion right now if it's patently untrue. 

 

I haven't heard either of those headphones, but I know that both the 400 and the 500 are known to be among the best sounding headphones at their respective price points. I certainly would not expect to like them better than either. If you do, then that's great, but with both of those being not only more expensive but also a different technology and full-sized circumaural as opposed to portables. I can tell you that I liked the 1350s a little better than my Grado 325s that I had, which retailed for right at $300. And I like them a lot more than my AKG Q701s which retailed for almost five bills. But especially if you like the hifiman phones, I certainly would keep your expectations well in check lol. I'm also a believer that "night and day" differences in audio are far more the exception rather than the rule. I haven't had many of those type of experiences. I think you'll find that the 1350s are a very solid option at $275 in terms of their performance. But I'd be very reluctant to tell you that they will best an HE400 or 500. Only you'll be able to determine that, though...I guess that's the good news lol. 


Edited by Focker - 10/9/12 at 3:00pm
post #2685 of 3809
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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

One of the criticisms of the T50p has been how the sound changes so drastically based on the precise placement of the pads on your ears...

Oh well then good here's another pair of cans I'll never own <3, still though loveing my dt 880 figured I should look into their others <3, espically since some one recommended this over Xb1000 for Dub Step... lawl

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