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post #2056 of 2660
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

Yep, very nice combo. IMO the T1 needs a bit of help to sound its best - a cold, neutral amp with the T1 doesn't do much for me. I like T1 with tubes, or a warmish solid state. Not major coloration - just a bit of help. 

Are T1 good alternative to HD800 or do they have similar sound. I don't like bright sound of HD800 and also their plastic sound(no full enough or not life like).

post #2057 of 2660
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Originally Posted by mentt View Post

Would you recommend T1 over HD800 and he-500 on V200? I listen to indie, alternative slower rock music. Today i auditioned LCD2, but it was not ideal sound for me. Is there something in between HD800 and LCD2 sound? T1 or he-500? What is you favorite headphones for this kind of music?

 

Personally I like the HE-500 better than the T1, but they both have their strengths. I'd consider both somewhere in between the HD-800 and LCD-2. 

 

Did you try the latest LCD-2 version? Because to me it sounds far less dark than the older models. 

post #2058 of 2660
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

Personally I like the HE-500 better than the T1, but they both have their strengths. I'd consider both somewhere in between the HD-800 and LCD-2. 

 

Did you try the latest LCD-2 version? Because to me it sounds far less dark than the older models. 

Yes, they were the latest LCD-2. Sadly they were with zero hours on them, brand new. I know that they will sound better after 30-200 hours, but I didn't know if I would use to to their sound  ...

post #2059 of 2660
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Yes, they were the latest LCD-2. Sadly they were with zero hours on them, brand new. I know that they will sound better after 30-200 hours, but I didn't know if I would use to to their sound  ...

 

I wouldn't worry about it then. Even if we assume burn-in is a real thing (which is hotly debated), I doubt it would fundamentally change the tone of the headphone enough to make you enjoy it. If it did nothing for you then it's probably best that you moved on. 

 

I'd say buy an HE-500 or T1 from a good seller who allows 30-day returns. Or else buy at a good price from the forum here and resell it for the same price if it doesn't satisfy. 

post #2060 of 2660
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Originally Posted by mentt View Post

Are T1 good alternative to HD800 or do they have similar sound. I don't like bright sound of HD800 and also their plastic sound(no full enough or not life like).

I have the T1 with the V200 - great sounding combination. They are not offensively bright, but very detailed AND musical. I havn't heard the HD800 for any length of time.

post #2061 of 2660
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

I have the T1 with the V200 - great sounding combination. They are not offensively bright, but very detailed AND musical. I haven't heard the HD800 for any length of time.


I agree, the T1 is great with the v200.  The T1 has tighter bass than the HD800, but the HD800 has better sound stage (spaciousness).  So it would depend on your music preference.  T1 better for rock / HD800 better for orchestral.  Another consideration might be that T1 comes up on Head-Fi Buy Sell Trade for around $800, often in like new condition. 

post #2062 of 2660
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post


I agree, the T1 is great with the v200.  The T1 has tighter bass than the HD800, but the HD800 has better sound stage (spaciousness).  So it would depend on your music preference.  T1 better for rock / HD800 better for orchestral.  Another consideration might be that T1 comes up on Head-Fi Buy Sell Trade for around $800, often in like new condition. 

I mostly listen to Indie, alternative rock(Radiohead, PJ Harwey ) music. So it is between T1 and HE-500


Edited by mentt - 2/6/13 at 8:38am
post #2063 of 2660
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I mostly listen to Indie, alternative rock(Radiohead, PJ Harwey ) music. So it is between T1 and HE-500

Thats going to need a side by side comparison. I like the T1 owned it for 2 years. If I were you like  Project86 said get both with a return policy and keep the one you dont want to. Shop around you can buy the T1 for 925.00 new if you haggle as I did twice. The hE500 has a return policy as well. This way you have a few weeks to really decide what you want more. The T1 is a great headphone. I have the hD800 which I slightly prefer more because of soundstage but the T1 has deeper bass and I also like the T1 focus and treble,

post #2064 of 2660
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Thats going to need a side by side comparison. I like the T1 owned it for 2 years. If I were you like  Project86 said get both with a return policy and keep the one you dont want to. Shop around you can buy the T1 for 925.00 new if you haggle as I did twice. The hE500 has a return policy as well. This way you have a few weeks to really decide what you want more. The T1 is a great headphone. I have the hD800 which I slightly prefer more because of soundstage but the T1 has deeper bass and I also like the T1 focus and treble,


I agree.  The biggest difference between the T1 and HE500 would be the greater bass extension of the HE500.  The trade-off would be weight and comfort.  The T1 is much lighter and would be by far the more comfortable, imho.

post #2065 of 2660
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post


I agree.  The biggest difference between the T1 and HE500 would be the greater bass extension of the HE500.  The trade-off would be weight and comfort.  The T1 is much lighter and would be by far the more comfortable, imho.

The T1 is more comfortable but the the HE500 IMO is more transparent. It gives up soundstage depth, air and focus to the T1 but its really a matter of what you want most. Both choices are really driven well by the V200. Whe I first reviewed the V200 I had the T1 in house. They are synergistic as is the hD800 and every other can I have used. Comfort is a T1 strong point. I think these arent bad but the velours pads on the he500 can be a little scratchy as well. mIf you like deep bass and planar transparency the hE500 is a better choice. If your listening to classical primarily the t1 or HD800 is the clear cut choice for me. It aint bad to have them all LOL.

post #2066 of 2660
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The T1 is more comfortable but the the HE500 IMO is more transparent. It gives up soundstage depth, air and focus to the T1 but its really a matter of what you want most. Both choices are really driven well by the V200. Whe I first reviewed the V200 I had the T1 in house. They are synergistic as is the hD800 and every other can I have used. Comfort is a T1 strong point. I think these arent bad but the velours pads on the he500 can be a little scratchy as well. mIf you like deep bass and planar transparency the hE500 is a better choice. If your listening to classical primarily the t1 or HD800 is the clear cut choice for me. It aint bad to have them all LOL.

Just ordered HE-500. Thank all for help!

post #2067 of 2660
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Originally Posted by mentt View Post

Just ordered HE-500. Thank all for help!

Hope you like them. Congajulations

post #2068 of 2660
One day I need to get some planars. Will the V200 drive the HE6?
post #2069 of 2660
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

One day I need to get some planars. Will the V200 drive the HE6?

no

post #2070 of 2660

Do you think think that HiFiMAN EF-5 AMP is better choice for HE-500 than V200? My v200 still has 30 day return policy...

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