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post #1966 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Stealer View Post

Anyone did a comparison btw he500 and Beyer T1 .
I own a he500 and intending to get a T1 to pair with this combo...
solely for the reason T1 is more comfortable
So was wondering will T1 be a significant improvement over he500.
Thx

 

That's relative to the type of sound you prefer.  I'm a fan of high quality bass first and foremost and in that regard, properly amped, I found the HE-500 to be the better of the two while still having a great and respectable handle on other areas of the music.

 

If I had to pick between the two, for me personally, I'd go with the HE-500.  I will say I would recommend the HE-500 as a compliment to the T1, but then again, I'd recommend the HE-500 as a compliment to most head phones.  Point being, you can't go wrong with them.  IMHO it's the best available at that price point and could easily be the end-game headphone if someone wanted to keep their cost below 1K.

post #1967 of 3200

tokendog, are you running the HE-500 off the MJ? If so how does it compare to the Lyr? 

 

I currently have the Lyr and thinking when the upgradeitis kicks in again, I might get something like the MJ and give balanced a try. Not sure when that will be as my Lyr is only 2 months old and I am still enjoying it very much. 

post #1968 of 3200
+1 for he500 > T1....
post #1969 of 3200

I'm with T1 > HE-500

post #1970 of 3200

I liked the T1 and HE-500 about the same. Both good all-arounders, with the T1 having more top and bottom extension and the HE-500 better mids with a smoother signature. I could live with either one.

post #1971 of 3200

That's high praise for a headphone costing about half the T1, how does the LCD2 fall in line in comparison with those cans?

post #1972 of 3200
LCD2 > HE500/T1. But depending on your amp and preferences this ranking cab be reversed or swapped.. tongue.gif HE-500 + CS300XS high power version is my current go-to combo biggrin.gif
Edited by ardilla - 12/5/12 at 2:19pm
post #1973 of 3200

Intertersting amp but I'm now looking elsewhere.

 

John

post #1974 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Erukian View Post

That's high praise for a headphone costing about half the T1, how does the LCD2 fall in line in comparison with those cans?

 

I liked the LCD2 better than either the T1 or HE-500 with rock music, but IMO the LCD-2 is nowhere near as good an all-arounder as the others.

post #1975 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

 

I liked the LCD2 better than either the T1 or HE-500 with rock music, but IMO the LCD-2 is nowhere near as good an all-arounder as the others.

 

I would agree with this 100%.

post #1976 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

 

 IMO the LCD-2 is nowhere near as good an all-arounder as the others.

 

 

Not like the T1s  biggrin.gif

post #1977 of 3200

I don't

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

I would agree with this 100%.

post #1978 of 3200

This being the Mjolnir thread, I'll add some Schiit-specific content.

 

My Mjolnir arrives tomorrow, and I'm planning to spend a couple weeks comparing it with the BHA-1 driving the LCD-3. Should be lots of fun! I've seen the results of previous head-to-head comparisons, but nothing beats a comparison done in the comfort of your own home.

post #1979 of 3200

Looking forward to your insights Olias

post #1980 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

 

I liked the LCD2 better than either the T1 or HE-500 with rock music, but IMO the LCD-2 is nowhere near as good an all-arounder as the others.


So you enjoy the the T1's treble spike with everything other than rock biggrin.gif

T1's were too prickly for my ears. LCD's sound "right" and "truthful" with most music.

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