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post #1111 of 2485
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Originally Posted by Pe8er View Post

Can you please elaborate? What are "J$money's"?
It's actually J$ or Jmoney, they're custom made leather pads. The guy doesn't make them anymore so you'll need to check ebay or the FS forums. They'll pop up occasionally for around $50-100 a pair.
post #1112 of 2485
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It's actually J$ or Jmoney, they're custom made leather pads. The guy doesn't make them anymore so you'll need to check ebay or the FS forums. They'll pop up occasionally for around $50-100 a pair.

indeed, they are a little hard to come by, non the less they appretnly make the DT 880s bassier than an X1? I've never tried the J$ with my 880... never felt any reason to 

post #1113 of 2485
Listening to T90 on a Zana Deux SE. OTL magic on steroids meets headphone magic. Distance My Demons, Pink Floyd, Wycliffe Gordon, Jennifer Warnes, Bela Fleck, all just the beginning of a delightful auditory experience.
post #1114 of 2485

Just picked up a T90 myself early last week, and have been loving it!  Superb clarity and separation, and I've been noticing things I haven't before with my HD558's.  Just wonderful.

 

I noticed while reading through this thread that several people, including myself, have been having sibilance issues with the T90.  Is this something that resolves over time as they burn in?  Also, my Amp/DAC combo is the Fiio E09K/E17.  I've heard this combo is known to be more on the forward themselves, and I think it is contributing to my sibilance issue.

 

I'm planning on upgrading to the Bottlehead Crack amp in the next few months.  Can anyone shed some light on how the mids/highs are influenced by the Crack?  Also, is there a better-fitted DAC that is more relaxed?

post #1115 of 2485
The Crack offers opportunities to roll tubes which may have a positive effect on the sibilance you are experiencing. I think the T90 pairs very well with the Crack.
post #1116 of 2485

Yeah that's what I've been hearing!  I'm excited to try it when I get the chance.  Have you ever had any sibilance trouble with the T90?  Or, have you noticed the Crack helps with easing the (sometimes) harsh treble at all in general?


Edited by Btdk34 - 10/27/13 at 9:33pm
post #1117 of 2485
I have older ears. Sibilance has not been an issue for me. I can still hear to 15K though, according to my audiologist.
post #1118 of 2485

There will for the most part be silibance problems on some brighter mastering due to the massive treble spike. It'll always be there short of amplifying with something with a weak/underemphasis top end.

 

Even the T1 can be similar on recordings that are just that way.

post #1119 of 2485

Yup most of that is due to the way the music is recorded and mastered to play across a wide variety of transducers....most of which is on systems other than headphones...

 

A.

post #1120 of 2485

Gotcha.  My ears have been adjusting slowly to the sibilance and amount of treble.  So it looks like my best option as of now is to buy a Crack and perhaps tube roll...

post #1121 of 2485

Saren & adydula both have good points about the variability of recordings. Mix and mastering engineers skills vary in the industry, musicians and producers have different tastes. So one recording may be very well balanced across the spectrum, another is bass heavy and yet another may lean to the bright side of the spectrum. During mix & mastering sessions listening fatigue also can play a factor. The better producers and engineers will let a session rest for a day or so and then evaluate again. During fatigue, our ears tend to dull on the high frequencies and the natural tendency is to brighten the mix or master.

 

So my comments about not having an issue with sibilance on the T90 apply to recordings that are not sibilant to begin with. The T90 will be unforgiving of a sibilant recording.


Edited by atomicbob - 10/28/13 at 8:57am
post #1122 of 2485

Okay.  So I'll just learn to live with it I guess. :regular_smile :

 

I still wouldn't mind if the Crack helped smoothed the treble a bit.

post #1123 of 2485

Both the Crack and Woo WA3+ can roll different tubes to great effect. 6080 and 6AS7g can range from mostly transparent to what I call the auditory equivalent of rose colored glasses. The latter can help less than stellar recordings sound pretty decent. If all I had was a Crack and T90, I could live with that very well thank-you.

post #1124 of 2485

Thats why i have settled in with the O2 and ODAC....now back to the music untill or unless I actually hear equipment that is better to me......and thats on the objectve side for sure.

 

All the best

A.

post #1125 of 2485
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post
 

Thats why i have settled in with the O2 and ODAC....now back to the music untill or unless I actually hear equipment that is better to me......and thats on the objectve side for sure.

 

All the best

A.

Given I don't have to live with just one and that transparency is also important, you have an excellent example of a transparent system. Add the Crack for one of each, transparent and tube magic, with ODAC feeding either as desired. I do live with that combo often and the T90. Yes, I am also exploring the excellent sound of the ZDSE with the T90, but the aforementioned two amp system has delivered and will continue to give many hours of listening enjoyment.

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