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post #901 of 1303

What filter are people using 1 or 2?

 

I find myself usually using 2.

post #902 of 1303
Same here..i use filter 2 most of the time...but listening to pop/rock i like to use filter 1 because i feel like the bass is a bit extended.
post #903 of 1303

I seem to use filter 2 more....

post #904 of 1303

I use 1 for non-acoustic, 2 for acoustic, recordings of microphones. Sometimes I find I left it on 1 despite moving to acoustic recordings. It is such a subtle difference between the 2 filters. 

post #905 of 1303
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

What filter are people using 1 or 2?

I find myself usually using 2.

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I seem to use filter 2 more....

What difference do you hear between the 1 and 2?
post #906 of 1303

I'll have to listen closer again...I basically just flipped between them and decided  Filter 2 was my preference. I did not do a long comparative listening session.

post #907 of 1303

If you ask me, I'll say ... there is more immediacy to filter 1. Filter 2 is described by Fostex as a delay filter for acoustic, I would go with that exactly.

post #908 of 1303

I like 1 and earlier in the thread it seemed to be the preference.

post #909 of 1303

Anybody else using the T5p with the HP-P1?

post #910 of 1303
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

Anybody else using the T5p with the HP-P1?

 

yes i do atsmile.gif..one of my favorite combination.

post #911 of 1303

Now I am going to have to play with the filters again......biggrin.gif

post #912 of 1303
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Originally Posted by xallarap View Post

Thanks for the reply sir. :) Can you elaborate on the effects of the HP-P1 when used with the HD25? I'm actually thinking of buying the HP-P1 then add it to my idevice and HD25 as my end all portable rig(if that exists :P). Or just get the Amperior and a better portable amp ~$300 that's better than my PA2V2.

 

My own experience was that the HD25-1 ii was surprisingly not good a good pairing with the HP-P1.  The sound is "crowded" is the best explanation I can think of, just too packed in--the opposite of "spacious."

 

This is in comparison to my Westone 3s and AKG K550s.

post #913 of 1303
I'm torn between the Ultrasone SigPro and Beyer T5P to pair with my Fostex. I just can't make up my mind :-(
post #914 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I'm torn between the Ultrasone SigPro and Beyer T5P to pair with my Fostex. I just can't make up my mind :-(

 

First consider the music that will be mostly used.

 

Orchestral/classical/voice/acoustic microphone recordings, the T5p are marvellousatsmile.gif. Then I listen to electronic/synth/studio heavy processed stuff and T5p are weak as can be, I change to another headphone (DT1350 L3000.gif). 

 

I suspect the Ultrasone SigPro and the T5p are two products at opposite ends on the spectrum. The Ultrasone seem DJ/studio orientated, complete opposite of T5p.

 

Hope that helps sort out your mortal struggle.

post #915 of 1303
I'm pretty sure the Ultrasone would suit my tastes better but I'm wondering about its compatability with the HP-P1 as some people say it's not really up to the job of driving them properly. Perhaps I'll go for a cheaper portable like the 1350. I've read good things about them but I can't help thinking that I'd make the purchase and then crave something better within a few weeks. Too much choice :-)
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