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OK, I don't own these yet, so I can't really be a member of the club, but I figured this would be a good place to post this question (or basically a concern). Some of the reviews I have read say that the upper frequencies are "rolled off". Someone mentioned that he wished there was a little more treble. Others have mentioned a drop off in the mid-highs. I owned the B&W P5 for awhile and finally sold them. My impression was that they lacked a bit of detail. I voiced my op on Amazon and got slammed a bit for it. I was bewildered by all the positive reviews of the P5. I felt vindicated when subsequent reviews voiced similar observations. So, do the 1350's provide real clarity into the upper register? I'm not a bass head or a treble head but I AM a "clarity head". I'm on the verge of ordering a pair of these. My current go-to cans are the 990's; I'd like another option for blocking out the wife's sometimes noisy antics. :) Thanks...

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I find the 990s ear-piercingly unbearable after a half hour or so and think the frequency balance on the DT1350s is approaching perfection so you might more treble than the 1350s offer.

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Thanks for the comment, Maverick. I Sometimes EQ the 990's a bit when the source is too shrill (or the bass is too boomy). I like "having it all" so I can tone it down if need be. The 1350's still might work for me. I just hate the thought of missing something in the sound. I loved the fit and finish on the P5 but after some rather obsessive listening, I found obvious examples of data being lost in the smoky warmth. One example (if you want one) is the scene near the beginning of Casino Royale. When the money man meets with the guy in Africa (playing pin-ball while it rains) there is a moment where a creaky metal fan is operating over the money man's shoulder. With the 990's the metallic creak is right there, but on the P5's the sound is almost lost. After being "burned" by the P5 I get a little wary when the word "warmth" is used. :D

post #50 of 740

I currently have both the 990's and the 1350's.  I haven't used the 1350's for movies yet, but I don't feel like I am missing any details when using them for music. They are very clear.

 

I don't consider the 1350's to be warm. Like Maverick, I think they are just about perfectly balanced.

 

The only thing I miss when coming from the 990s is the great soundstage/space that the larger Beyers have (but that is to be expected with a small/closed headphone vs large/open)

post #51 of 740
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OK, I don't own these yet, so I can't really be a member of the club, but I figured this would be a good place to post this question (or basically a concern). Some of the reviews I have read say that the upper frequencies are "rolled off". Someone mentioned that he wished there was a little more treble. Others have mentioned a drop off in the mid-highs. I owned the B&W P5 for awhile and finally sold them. My impression was that they lacked a bit of detail. I voiced my op on Amazon and got slammed a bit for it. I was bewildered by all the positive reviews of the P5. I felt vindicated when subsequent reviews voiced similar observations. So, do the 1350's provide real clarity into the upper register? I'm not a bass head or a treble head but I AM a "clarity head". I'm on the verge of ordering a pair of these. My current go-to cans are the 990's; I'd like another option for blocking out the wife's sometimes noisy antics. :) Thanks...



I also used to own the P5 and trust me the DT 1350 is absolutely nowhere near as bad as the P5. You will find the 1350 by far more detailed across frequencies and the sound signature is by far better. As for the treble I once mentioned I wished there was a little more treble in some songs on another 1350 thread. Overall the treble is pretty good I just wish there was slightly more of it on the odd song. My main home listening HP's are Grado's and they're know for being treble happy cans. Compared to Grado's there's a slight roll off in high's but nothing drastic. My advice to you is go for it you'll find the DT1350's a huge step up from your old P5's.

post #52 of 740

Hey, thanks a bunch for the feedback. It's looking like these are in stock again, so I will likely jump on it this weekend. I'll report back when I've had a chance to put them to the test.

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Hey, thanks a bunch for the feedback. It's looking like these are in stock again, so I will likely jump on it this weekend. I'll report back when I've had a chance to put them to the test.



You're welcome hope you find them as fun as everyone else here. Please feel free to come back and let us know how it worked out.

 

Well looks like theres officially a new king in the mobile HP rankings. joker just added the DT 1350 to his mobile HP thread and the Beyer just edged out the Senn HD 25-1 II for number one spot.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/433318/shootout-89-portable-headphones-reviewed-beyerdynamic-dt1350-added-08-12

 

For those interested the review and final overall ranking is at the bottom of the review page.

post #54 of 740

They just arrived from B&H. I'm feeling pretty good about 'em right out o' the box. Now for some burn in...

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They just arrived from B&H. I'm feeling pretty good about 'em right out o' the box. Now for some burn in...


I personally find jazz sounds the best on them. Glad to hear your first impressions are so far all good. Enjoy your new cans
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I personally find jazz sounds the best on them. Glad to hear your first impressions are so far all good. Enjoy your new cans

 

Every time I get a new headphone I'm usually pretty 'meh' about them, all the way up until I find a track or album that just blows my mind and completely changes my perception of the headphone. For the DT1350, that album was The Black Saint and the Sinner lady, by Charles Mingus, a jazz masterpiece. Not that they don't sound great with other genres too--by and large, they do. But boy, some good jazz on them is really a special treat.
 

 

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Every time I get a new headphone I'm usually pretty 'meh' about them, all the way up until I find a track or album that just blows my mind and completely changes my perception of the headphone. For the DT1350, that album was The Black Saint and the Sinner lady, by Charles Mingus, a jazz masterpiece. Not that they don't sound great with other genres too--by and large, they do. But boy, some good jazz on them is really a special treat.
 

 



Agreed, I'm a new comer to appreciating jazz my artist of choice is Melodie Gardot I love her music on the 1350's. A couple of other little gem's I love listening to is the all time great album classic Jazz At The Pawn Shop and Sade's Greatest Hits album.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/18/11 at 1:20am
post #58 of 740

I'm at work right now; left them burning all day at home. The "microphonic" effect is rather bad with these, as with most cans of this sort. It seems like they could reduce that somehow, maybe a thicker softer connection between the cord and the can; some kind of buffer. The P5's (if I remember correctly) were pretty good in this respect. Thankfully I do most of my listening sitting in a chair and not moving around all that much, so ultimately the cord and surface noise shouldn't bother me too much. Also, the initial sound from the 1350's reminded me of the reviews for the T50P. They don't seem to be lacking in the highs but there was a kind of disconnect between those highs and the low bass. I think this may improve with burn-in and my getting used to the sound signature. I'll update my observations in a few days...

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I'm at work right now; left them burning all day at home. The "microphonic" effect is rather bad with these, as with most cans of this sort. It seems like they could reduce that somehow, maybe a thicker softer connection between the cord and the can; some kind of buffer. The P5's (if I remember correctly) were pretty good in this respect. Thankfully I do most of my listening sitting in a chair and not moving around all that much, so ultimately the cord and surface noise shouldn't bother me too much. Also, the initial sound from the 1350's reminded me of the reviews for the T50P. They don't seem to be lacking in the highs but there was a kind of disconnect between those highs and the low bass. I think this may improve with burn-in and my getting used to the sound signature. I'll update my observations in a few days...

 

Mine pulled themselves together after 16 - 24 hours.  Most drivers seem to take a bit of running before they sort themselves out.
 

 

post #60 of 740

OK, I've got around 24 hours on 'em. They were sounding good this morning. I put my source on shuffle and Roy Orbison's Blue Bayou came up. Sounded very good indeed. Nice range. Tight deep bass and a sparkling harpsichord in the left channel. I'm finding that there is a pretty wide variance in the SQ of various tracks (some sound "bad" while others sound great). I guess that just means that these cans are shining a light on mediocre recordings. Now I've got to get used to the physical comfort factor. I've read that it may improve over time, or maybe I'll just get used to the pain. :D

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