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post #2326 of 2369
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Eh. I don't need it; definitely not for double the price. No wai. I will also never own a source to justify it, and I hate double sided cables.
Yeah, I agree with you for the most part... it's just that I lucked into them from a friend who didn't like the T1s. He didn't like them sooo much that he accepted a broken pair of He-500s(Warranty still covered) for his set of T1s. He liked how the He-500s sounded from just the right driver that he didn't even think about it. I traded my T90s away for the He-500s but I was missing the T90s a week in. That and my wife didn't like the HE-500s. She called them gaudy and cheap looking and absolutely hated the weight. Sooo, now I have the T1s. biggrin.gif
post #2327 of 2369
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Originally Posted by hellfire8888 View Post
 

Just got my T90 and when i compare it with my ATH- AD700 i feel that AD700 sound better to my ear...maybe it needs burn in...

 

Give your ears time to get used to T90. Do not touch AD700 in the meantime! Then, after a week or two, go back to AD700 and you should have clear view on both headphones.

post #2328 of 2369

Lucky bastard.

 

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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


Yeah, I agree with you for the most part... it's just that I lucked into them from a friend who didn't like the T1s. He didn't like them sooo much that he accepted a broken pair of He-500s(Warranty still covered) for his set of T1s. He liked how the He-500s sounded from just the right driver that he didn't even think about it. I traded my T90s away for the He-500s but I was missing the T90s a week in. That and my wife didn't like the HE-500s. She called them gaudy and cheap looking and absolutely hated the weight. Sooo, now I have the T1s. biggrin.gif
post #2329 of 2369

+1, have to allow time to adjust to and from cans.

 

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Originally Posted by Redshift Rider View Post
 

 

Give your ears time to get used to T90. Do not touch AD700 in the meantime! Then, after a week or two, go back to AD700 and you should have clear view on both headphones.

post #2330 of 2369
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Originally Posted by hellfire8888 View Post
 

Just got my T90 and when i compare it with my ATH- AD700 i feel that AD700 sound better to my ear...maybe it needs burn in...

what is your source / headphone stage?

 

headphones are only as good as your weakest link in the chain. 

post #2331 of 2369
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Originally Posted by hellfire8888 View Post
 

Just got my T90 and when i compare it with my ATH- AD700 i feel that AD700 sound better to my ear...maybe it needs burn in...

 

If after sometimes using the T-90 , you still prefer the AD700 , then you just enjoy the AD700 sound signature more , but if you can send back the T90 try to mostly use it and compare it a last time before the dead line (as suggered) .

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@Gilly87 Always enjoy music suggestions, I'll have a look at those when back home (currently on vacation and trying not to spend too much time at the computer ;-)

 

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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

T90 with bigger soundstage + $$$$ = T1. Just throwing that out there. wink.gif

 

Of course a good example of diminishing returns... the T1 is obviously not double the T90 in sound quality, albeit more refined (especially in the treble). As I said above the T90 is well worth its asking price when compared with the next tier and would be a headphone I think I could live with, even after listening to the T1.

 

Regarding the HE500 I'd support your wifes conclusions, especially regarding the looks (first decent looking Hifiman is to me the HE560). I would exchange it for the T1 anytime, so I think you were really lucky...

post #2333 of 2369

After several years of looking for a really great set of cans I settled in on the T90's.

 

Going thru several AKG's, Audeze, Grade, Audio-Technical, HE''s, Senns and listening to many, many amps, solid state, discrete, op amps, tubes etc...... sold most of it and kept the T90's.

 

The closest pair of cans to me were there Audeze but listening to them both over and over and over they weren't as musical and natural sounding as the Beyer to me.

 

It was kind of like the T90 vs the T1...are the T1's really worth the extra cash... with the LCD's it wasn't to me.

 

I built a very rare amp, the ODA which there are only 3 or so in the world at this time.... its a hopped up O2 with 2x the current capacity and lots of desktop niceties...... totally transparent etc.

 

Through anything at this setup and it makes you smile.

 

The only set of cans I have not listened to are the T1's and yes I do still want to listen to them but doubt the difference would be worth the extra cost..... but you never know!!!

 

LOL

 

Alex

post #2334 of 2369

I had in the same time T90 & T1. A short comparison of both side by side led me to keep T1 & sell my T90

For me T1 is worth extra cash (both were bought used though so in value the difference was not that much).

In comparison, T90 sounded shouty and artificial

post #2335 of 2369

adydula you are using a shouty and artificial headphone :p .

 

T1 is a great headphone but the problem for me is the DT880  :D, i guess that T90 should be something in middle , but more you pay less you get so :o . And tastes are not the sames also : / .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 8/25/14 at 5:36am
post #2336 of 2369

DT880 is a great can, but I definitely prefer the T90. It's just much more dynamic and has a slightly warmer, less sterile/thin sound. Is it worth twice the price? To me, yeah, because the DT880 doesn't have enough bass for about half the music I listen to (for my tastes); sometimes I wonder if the DT990 might have been good enough for me, but I hear so many reports of ultra-recessed mids, strident treble, and overbearing bass that I felt safer paying extra for the T90, knowing that I was getting a headphone that could compete with TOTL stuff from Audeze and Sennheiser for half the cost, without shortcomings that were as flagrant as the DT990. I'm definitely happy with my purchase; I will probably test the DT990 once I find a source I like just to see if I could make some money back, but I'm very happy with the T90.

 

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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

adydula you are using a shouty and artificial headphone :p .

 

T1 is a great headphone but the problem for me is the DT880  :D, i guess that T90 should be something in middle , but more you pay less you get so :o . And tastes are not the sames also : / .

post #2337 of 2369
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post


Of course a good example of diminishing returns... the T1 is obviously not double the T90 in sound quality, albeit more refined (especially in the treble). As I said above the T90 is well worth its asking price when compared with the next tier and would be a headphone I think I could live with, even after listening to the T1.

Regarding the HE500 I'd support your wifes conclusions, especially regarding the looks (first decent looking Hifiman is to me the HE560). I would exchange it for the T1 anytime, so I think you were really lucky...
I agree on both counts. If my friend didn't have the T1s... I probably would've sent in the HE-500 to get them fixed, sell them off, and buy the T90s again. HE-500s were nice but too relaxed for my liking. Would've gotten a HD600 or HD650 if I wanted a relaxed sound but without the neck workout. wink.gif
post #2338 of 2369

I have been listening with the T90s for a few months now and today I tried my DT1350's...

 

As much as I like the 1350's they aren't even close to the T90's.....

 

Oh well....

 

Alex

post #2339 of 2369

I can't wait to get to listen to these at a meet I am going to next month in Germany. I am sort of hoping they are tuned like the T70 which I liked a lot. T70 sounded so clean, tight and transparent.

 

Maybe the T90 will even be better than my T5p in some ways because it is open? Does anyone have experience with T90 vs. T5p they want to share?

post #2340 of 2369

To me T90 vs. T5p does show the usual traits of open vs. closed: the T90, while having more bass, feels much lighter, airier. In my opinion its rather different from the T70, which, like its bigger brother, offers clean and deep bass, but simply not enough for my taste and music. The T90 can even be a bit too much in that regard, the T1 is the perfect balance for me. Please note that I'm speaking on memory as I'm on vacation (out of all Beyerdynamic models I own only the T1 came with me this time).

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