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I really like the T1 but I don't love them...

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Dears, 

 

it's about 5-6 months that I listen the t1 with every genre and I've tried them with different customized amp (F2a Trasformer coupled, OTL and a customized SS). They are superb and almost perfect in every way...

 

SALDY they don't connect emotionally with me.. it's strange but sometime I get distracted from the music and feel bored. 

 

So please, someone can suggest me a more "engaging" headphone? 

 

Right now I'm thinking about the LCD-2 (that it seem tonally similar to the T1, but with more PRAT  and the ps-1000 that seems the best solution for me that I prefer a more eufonic sounds..

 

So, any suggestions ?

 

thanks a lot,

 

Marco

post #2 of 10

Having owned the LCD-2, I prefer the Grado sound, colored, fun, engaging.  I don't know the PS-1000 but I do have extensive listening experience with the GS-1000.  Same verdict.  Colored, fun, engaging.  And not boring.  Maybe you need both the T1 and the Grado.  evil_smiley.gif

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks! It's a nite point of view!

Why didn't you liked the lcd-2?

post #4 of 10

I just went from loving the T1 and hating the LCD-2 to still loving the T1 and adoring the LCD-2. They're wonderful compliments to each other and the LCD-2 is the most engaging headphone I have ever heard, more than D7K, ED8, HD800, etc. It has amazing PRAT and for is unbeatable for Metal, and thus likely any other fast genre. Definitely give it a shot.

 

Also, the T1 sounds absolutely nothing like the LCD2.


Edited by Alghazanth - 6/16/11 at 11:33pm
post #5 of 10

I should have the T1's in a couple of weeks. Damn-- better start saving for the LCD2's. That sounds like the exact combo/compliment that I'm looking for.

 

By the way, to the original poster: yeah, the higher-end Grados are definitely not boring. Not to everyone's taste, no doubt, but they do rock out.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

I should have the T1's in a couple of weeks. Damn-- better start saving for the LCD2's. That sounds like the exact combo/compliment that I'm looking for.

 

By the way, to the original poster: yeah, the higher-end Grados are definitely not boring. Not to everyone's taste, no doubt, but they do rock out.



Indeed, very good complement. Throw in an ED8 like me and you're set for life wink.gif

post #7 of 10

Have you tried the T1 from an amp with a high output impedance?

 

120ohms FTW, you can buy little adapter cables to do this on ebay. 

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yes, I've used an F2A tube amp with 100 ohm output impedance, a great OTL and now a SS with 120 ohm output. 

Sadly the T1 to me remain slightly boring!!!

post #9 of 10

Poo, OTL tubes were my next guess. 

 

Have you tried a Grado RS-1?

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by cappellano View Post

Yes, I've used an F2A tube amp with 100 ohm output impedance, a great OTL and now a SS with 120 ohm output. 

Sadly the T1 to me remain slightly boring!!!


Looks like you just don't enjoy the natural sound. No use forcing yourself to love it, if it doesn't grow on you and begin to amaze you like it did me, just return it and get a colored can. 

 

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