Disagree again, Tony Rice and Los Lobos rock on the 800. The T1 is unrefined and lacking dynamic contrasts and micro detail by comparison. Oh well, it's clear we aren't hearing the same phones. Maybe the colored, edgy bite to the T1 adds a nice Gradoesque flavor to electric guitar crunch some like better.
i like that grado-ness that the T1 seems to add, makes it funner.
especially when it comes to rock music, i don't think its a genre where micro details are emphasized. i do regularly enjoy listening to evanescence through the hd 800s though, but thats because amy's vocals shine through on the hd 800s more.
of course, our preferences are different and either phone is already quite good. i just feel the HD 800 is better suited for other types of music.
also, i listen to the hd 800s on my WA2, you might be using a more dynamic sounding amp or just a better one overall.
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 5/10/12 at 10:18pm