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post #316 of 790
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

I get a full-size hp sound quality with my DT1350 using this combo:

 

 

 

I don't get the same experience using my momentum with the same setup. The DT1350, IMO, can be a legend in portable cans category. It scales way better than the others, using a proper setup.

 

 

Very nice RSA amp, and another balanced portable...

 

Are you tempted, at all, to mod you DT1350s for balanced play?  I am...

post #317 of 790

been tempted long enough actually biggrin.gif. still waiting correct cable to go with. I am gonna do it sooner or later. But definitely i will use the silver one. Any idea what best silver cable to go with? I am planning to use Toxic Silver cable 24awg, but not sure yet.

post #318 of 790

I've already chatted with Brian at BTG Audio.  He has already done this mod several times on this exact model.  He can do it with 8 strand silver plated copper and terminated anyway one would want.

 

I'm just already over the top with cable orders through him, and have to wait a but while I recover.....redface.gif

post #319 of 790
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

I get a full-size hp sound quality with my DT1350 using this combo:





I don't get the same experience using my momentum with the same setup. The DT1350, IMO, can be a legend in portable cans category. It scales way better than the others, using a proper setup.

Lovely looking rig, it reminds be of my old set up.. SR71-B/CLAS/Classic. I loved that rig but wanted to simplify and also grab one of the last remaining HM-801's available and am loving the sound of just that and the DT1350's out and about and my tube amp and T5P's for home.

And Butt ugly Jeff. I did not dare tell her the cost of the 801, it was all she could handle knowing the price of the DT1350's! It could have been worse. It could have been the day I took the T5P/TU-05/HM-801 combo with me! biggrin.gif
post #320 of 790
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

 

I don't get the same experience using my momentum with the same setup. The DT1350, IMO, can be a legend in portable cans category. It scales way better than the others, using a proper setup.

 

First of all, that is one badass portable rig! Second, I completely agree about the scaling. I had pretty much overlooked this aspect of the 1350s because the sound I was getting just from my iPhone jack was far more than I ever expected. But yeah, when I fire them up with my Meier amp, the bass becomes even more "thumping" and the sound certainly takes another step up in quality. If the 1350s had the same level of comfort as my T1s (which, to me, are *PERFECT* in terms of their comfort), I could easily live with these as my only headphone. I've said it before, but the 1350s are the one phone that even the Beyer-haters love lol. Even Tyll had them as the best closed portables he'd ever heard at the time he did his review on them. Love these damn phones!

post #321 of 790

BTW muzic4life, where did you get those caps for you coax plugs?  I want to get a pair, just to keep the terminals free of dust.  I don't know about that sound quality mumbo jumbo.....redface.gif

 

Sorry for the off topic question.

post #322 of 790
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

I've already chatted with Brian at BTG Audio.  He has already done this mod several times on this exact model.  He can do it with 8 strand silver plated copper and terminated anyway one would want.

 

I'm just already over the top with cable orders through him, and have to wait a but while I recover.....redface.gif

I think the 8 strand is the best to go for sound quality. I am not sure my local cable maker able to do that, but he did once with my LOD cable, and the sound is better compared to my others.

 

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Lovely looking rig, it reminds be of my old set up.. SR71-B/CLAS/Classic. I loved that rig but wanted to simplify and also grab one of the last remaining HM-801's available and am loving the sound of just that and the DT1350's out and about and my tube amp and T5P's for home.

And Butt ugly Jeff. I did not dare tell her the cost of the 801, it was all she could handle knowing the price of the DT1350's! It could have been worse. It could have been the day I took the T5P/TU-05/HM-801 combo with me! biggrin.gif

Thanks ian. Last time i also did try to simplify my rig and then i bought my AK100. I do like to use amp in my portable usage. But AK100 seems not much benefit from amping. I have many amps to pair with it but none of them suits me well with AK100. I still prefer the sound from my ipod+amp, that is why now my AK100 is lonely in dark all the time in my drawer rolleyes.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

First of all, that is one badass portable rig! Second, I completely agree about the scaling. I had pretty much overlooked this aspect of the 1350s because the sound I was getting just from my iPhone jack was far more than I ever expected. But yeah, when I fire them up with my Meier amp, the bass becomes even more "thumping" and the sound certainly takes another step up in quality. If the 1350s had the same level of comfort as my T1s (which, to me, are *PERFECT* in terms of their comfort), I could easily live with these as my only headphone. I've said it before, but the 1350s are the one phone that even the Beyer-haters love lol. Even Tyll had them as the best closed portables he'd ever heard at the time he did his review on them. Love these damn phones!

Yes. i agree with you. I tried many portable cans before, but this DT1350 is really scaling pretty well and much benefits from amping which i like very much. Surely a keeper for me !

 

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

BTW muzic4life, where did you get those caps for you coax plugs?  I want to get a pair, just to keep the terminals free of dust.  I don't know about that sound quality mumbo jumbo.....redface.gif

 

Sorry for the off topic question.

Hi Jeff..The caps is made by company named Vermount. I bought it reasonably cheap. Cost me about USD 2.5/pair. The guy told me this caps somehow may benefits from avoiding unnecessarily noise that may interfering with the RCA plug, but seems to me is more just being an accessory. Looks good thou biggrin.gif

post #323 of 790
I must admit the DT1350's are now my constant companion when out and about. My previous favourites the ER4S's have been confined to the cupboard and yet I will always hold the in high regard and will never sell them. So why this turn of events.

Well, firstly the DT's isolate almost as well as my ER4's when music is playing which is important as my listening environment is coffee shops when out and about (I find coffee shops great places to inspire writing!). Secondly there is no "in ear" sound! The music has space to breathe and it does not feel claustrophobic.

Thirdly is just the sheer musicality of the 1350's. They are still no T5P's in respect of clarity or pace rhythm and timing but they are not that far behind so for me represent a perfect alternative to the T5P's. Also the slightly warmer bass helps in the sound isolation I find.

The thing I am finding about the Tesla Beyers is they need burn in and lots of it. I have well over 500 hours on my T5P's now and they just sound so effortless and special, thats the word, they feel like an event to listen to. The DT1350's the same though I would say burn in has an even more profound effect.

I have about the same amount of hours on them now and gone is the wooly bass and slightly congested mids to be replaced with deep bass that has texture and mids that are lovely and creamy. Likewise one needs a good number of hours on the pads before they become fit and forget. I have reached that now and the slight hardness on the grissly bits of my ear (you know the bits, that ridge just below the outer ear that is really firm) has gone.

The other thing that truly becomes second nature is getting the right fit. I just now instinctively place them in the right location on my ears.

Another benefit is that I can now share music with others knowing they will hear it in excellent quality as they can listen through my headphones not their (usually) crappy iBuds!
Oh, and the last point. These are fantastic with the HiFiMan HM801! I loved my ER4's with it but the player is really musical and these tesla headphones really bring out that musicality!
post #324 of 790
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

 there is no "in ear" sound! The music has space to breathe and it does not feel claustrophobic.

 
 

 

I can relate to this for sure. I was pretty excited when I bought some Etymotics a year and a half ago, and then followed that up with some Atrios. I loved the idea of IEMs being so small and having different tips, but once I discovered the 1350s they pretty much became the only portable I needed. I wish I had more of a tolerance for IEMs, but usually after an hour my ears start getting tired of having something stuck in there. And like you, I've found that the presentation of the music is just not the same.  The Beyers have just blown me away with how well they image lately, and with some material they are even throwing a nice big sound stage. At this point I just can't justify spending any more money on nicer IEMs, and that's mainly due to how much I absolutely love these 1350s.

 

Great write up, Ian!

post #325 of 790

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

The thing I am finding about the Tesla Beyers is they need burn in and lots of it. I have well over 500 hours on my T5P's now and they just sound so effortless and special, thats the word, they feel like an event to listen to. The DT1350's the same though I would say burn in has an even more profound effect.
 

 

 

I'm glad to hear that.  I only have 15 or so hours on mine, but I'm already enjoying the ride.  I like to bounce around on my headphones, maybe its because I never owned a "flagship" model headphone.  I am currently craving a bit more......mid to sub bass, from these phones.  But I tend to credit that to its newness.  But its separation of frequencies is astounding, considering its price point.

 

I purchased the DT1350 to compliment my HD25s, and they are doing just that.  I'm already developing a preference as to when I pull out the HD25s or the DT1350s.  The Beatles beg for the Beyers, and so is David Bowie (I'm just finding out as I type this), and I've already mentioned my love for jazz vocals with these phones.

 

 

On a side note, ianmedium, have you read AnakChan's reviews of the TUR-06, and the TU-05b?  I think there might be another convert...

 

 

And I'm still fighting to get an acceptable seal on these.  Might be the reason for losing some bass......


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 6/3/13 at 1:38pm
post #326 of 790
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

 

And I'm still fighting to get an acceptable seal on these.  Might be the reason for losing some bass......

 

Rochester, eh? Honeoye Falls-Lima grad here...really miss it back there. I could go for a Tahoe's plate right about now!

post #327 of 790
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Rochester, eh? Honeoye Falls-Lima grad here...really miss it back there. I could go for a Tahoe's plate right about now!

 

 

Very nice.  One of the nicest things done for me, was when I was in college.  I was on Co-op, in Connecticut, for a year.  My friends knew I was home sick.  So they came for a visit, and brought a white foam cooler.  Care to guess what was inside?  Garbage plates for all.  They traveled fairly well, and were only semi-congealed......biggrin.gif

post #328 of 790
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

 

Very nice.  One of the nicest things done for me, was when I was in college.  I was on Co-op, in Connecticut, for a year.  My friends knew I was home sick.  So they came for a visit, and brought a white foam cooler.  Care to guess what was inside?  Garbage plates for all.  They traveled fairly well, and were only semi-congealed......biggrin.gif

 

Wow, now THAT is friendship! beerchug.gif

 

Hopefully they remembered the bread! 

 

There was just nothing else that you could eat at 2am after bar hopping that could make you feel THAT bad, yet THAT good at the same time lol.

post #329 of 790

Long time reader but this is my first time posting.  I recently ordered the DT 1350's from Amazon after reading a lot of great reviews on this site.  Can't wait to get them but unfortunately there's a 1-3 month shipping time if you purchase directly from Amazon instead of an authorized seller.  Just today I came across this Beyerdynamic press release: http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/press/press-releases/press-detail/article/dt-1350-dt-1350-cc-mobile-tesla-technology-for-studio-professionals.html.  Apparently they've updated the 1350's and are going to sell them with the larger 67mm ear pads along with some other little upgrades.  So basically now I'm thinking the reason Amazon's shipping time is so long is because they're waiting to get the newer updated models in stock.  I'm really hoping this is the case due to my large ears...lol.  Has anyone else heard any other news on the updated 1350's?

post #330 of 790
Interesting.

Looking at the specs in comparison it looks like the differences are just the headband and ear padding and coiled cable and the caseback looks plain not textured like mine

This looks more like a comfort and cosmetics upgrade rather than sound though the bigger pads might make a difference, if they do positively then I might order a set of the larger ones for mine!
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