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post #901 of 1167
Hi guys...friend of mine just called me..he offering me a 2nd hand like new HD800 with a very good price. I ordered my T1 but not yet available at my local store till next week. I am planning to run this headphone with my Soloist. Do you think is better for me to get the HD800 (a bit cheaper in this case) or stay with the T1. Any advice?

Thanks.
post #902 of 1167

T1 is terrible, HD800 is awesome.  Clear?

post #903 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

T1 is terrible, HD800 is awesome.  Clear?

 

Well you are half right wink_face.gif

post #904 of 1167
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

Well you are half right wink_face.gif

Agreed, never understood the rabid T1 hate around here.  I do think it's overpriced relative to the HD800 but still a great headphone.  It got me to sell my R1 LCD-2 to buy one.  But ultimately I prefer the HD800 and HE-6.

post #905 of 1167
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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post

Agreed, never understood the rabid T1 hate around here.  I do think it's overpriced relative to the HD800 but still a great headphone.

 

I guess I could give it the same treatment I give the Cavalli LF... great $400 headphone that happens to cost $1400 :P

post #906 of 1167
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I guess I could give it the same treatment I give the Cavalli LF... great $400 headphone that happens to cost $1400 :P

I thought the LF was like $3k?  Still likely a poor price/performance ratio.  Don't even get me started on the LAu or the Luxman P700u for example.  I'm sure they're great amps but $6k is a little silly. Though, I can't entirely fault Cavalli since when your such a small volume builder you have to raise your margin which automatically lowers the overall value level.

 

The Liquid Glass looks interesting though at $3.5k but still too rich for my blood.  I'm perfectly happy with the price/performance of my Soloist smily_headphones1.gif

post #907 of 1167

Nods, I thought the CV LF performed in the same class as other $750 amps.  The asking price for the LG and LAu are mind boggling and even at 1/3 the price would be poor value.

post #908 of 1167
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

Hi guys...friend of mine just called me..he offering me a 2nd hand like new HD800 with a very good price. I ordered my T1 but not yet available at my local store till next week. I am planning to run this headphone with my Soloist. Do you think is better for me to get the HD800 (a bit cheaper in this case) or stay with the T1. Any advice?

Thanks.

Whether or not the majority has good taste, it seems the majority prefers the HD800 over the T1 (right or wrong) and because its more popular, the HD800 will be easier sell if you later choose to try something else.

Buying used is a good idea in the first place, in my opinion. You might want to look for a used T1. :-)

Bring the Soloist into the picture and I have to say that the Soloist alone can't compensate what the T1 lacks. The T1 needs a warm source if used with a neutral amp like the Soloist. I've never heard the HD800, but I know of a lot of people who are very content with neutral sources going into the Soloist and HD800.

Mike
post #909 of 1167
Thanks Mike and all of you guys...actually i tempted to get the HD800 now..but i am still afraid that the bass will not satisfy me in the end. According to my friend who has both of them...the T1 has more bass and better for all rounder compared to HD800. The HD800 is technically better than the T1 but also they do not sound good in every genres. So i think i will stick to my T1 and let see. (There might be a chance i get the hd800 later soon after. But i will consider more to LCD2 as complentary to my T1) . For me the bass somehow is important. I do not like punchy bass or hard hitting bass....but i do prefer headphone which has a body to its bass. And that is the reason why i sold my T5P. Though i love the sound so much...but the bass was too thin for my taste and made me boring during long listening hours.
post #910 of 1167

Your friend needs a Soloist ;)

 

If you thought the T5P was thin you're in for some hurt...

 

post #911 of 1167
Wow...that graph shows t5p has bigger bass than both t1 and hd800?? Is that true?? I've been reading in other threads too..the t1 should be more bass than t5p. Is that mean with the correct amplification (let say the Soloist) the t5p possibly getting more bass that t1 using the same amp?
post #912 of 1167

Science be true ;)  The HD800 and T1 are thinner, punchier.

post #913 of 1167
If you want bass Lcd-3 is what you need. Falling off that Lcd-2. If it still is not enough you would have to stick with suboptimal bass heavy headphones. Both Lcds work great with the Soloist.

T1 is not worth the money unless you find it half price or smth. HD800 is in a different league than T1 imho.
Edited by negura - 5/12/13 at 6:31pm
post #914 of 1167
+1 on the Soloist/LCD-2 combo:)
post #915 of 1167

Nods.  The Soloist is the best LCD amp short of the GS-X mk2 which is quite a bit more $.

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