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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Lee are you not considering the HiFiMAN 901 anymore?


Nope, not even on my mind at this time.

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im really tempted to get the 1+2 now. does the current version of 1+2 is the last version or will they come up with a new version?


I wouldn't worry about that. They have a winner on their hands and if they make anything else it's of course gonna be other products instead of a revision ;).


Edited by lee730 - 1/14/13 at 2:18am
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Nope, not even on my mind at this time.

I'll be getting one so we'll see how that goes smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

I'll be getting one so we'll see how that goes smily_headphones1.gif

Nice smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Just impressions:

After some days with 2 newly acquired amps (T1 and the Glacier), the Apex Glacier gave me the chills, even more than the DX100 used to, esp. in the music instrument separation. The micro details are there, but with some songs , I noticed clips and some noise while listing, so I thought it must be the Glacier, so I muted the Volume....No Hiss or interference or whatever...it was just revealing the tracks with so much clarity, that I could make a bad recording from a good one...I never thought I could hear this from a portable amp. This makes the Glacier, unfortunately , unbearable with some tracks , while the T1 amp is more fun, esp. with my Sen. 598 (which I find it so neutral and totally underestimated here at Headfi) which sounds amazing , not revealing, but amazing as in enjoying almost all my tracks with this amp/can.

Technically the Glacier is better ( but double the price) , but the T1 does a very good job in keeping you in the "Music moment", many times I went continuously for hours, without any irritation. There are cheaper amps out there, but I doubt they are refined like the T1 to be enjoyable.

It loves my JH16 (could not make any background noise), and it added something that made them sound , not better, but (just can’t describe it easily) more engaging and relaxing, with a fine detail, but not overshadowing or emphasizing this detail.

The T1 is one of the most "Fun" amps I listened to, it just works, simple and clean---->


Hello ! Thanks for these impressions. Since you seem to be the only one to own both, could you tell me which one between T1 and Glacier you would recommend more to pair with a DX100 and IEMs. I am liking the Glacier in terms of portability...

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Just sold my tg334 since I mainly listen to 1plus2 all the time and the 334 is gathering dust. So I thought maybe someone else could use better off it tongue.gif
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Just sold my tg334 since I mainly listen to 1plus2 all the time and the 334 is gathering dust. So I thought maybe someone else could use better off it tongue.gif

 

Why am I not surprised. ;) You have good taste ace lol :P. Are you noticing any changes with usage? Care to describe those changes? What is your favorite aspects about the IEM itself? The more impressions the better.


Edited by lee730 - 1/15/13 at 8:19pm
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I'm about to lend my 334s out :)

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I'm about to lend my 334s out :)


Maybe you can lend me that 901 when you get it lol ;).

 

Actually I'm more tempted to try out the Tera player. Have you considered that as an option Viscerious?

 

How is the RWA AK100 coming along for you? I was not so happy initially. Then around 80+ hours starting to feel worth it ;).


Edited by lee730 - 1/15/13 at 9:00pm
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Why am I not surprised. wink.gif You have good taste ace lol :P. Are you noticing any changes with usage? Care to describe those changes? What is your favorite aspects about the IEM itself? The more impressions the better.

1. Naturalness.
Compared to tg334, I feel that 334 is always sounded "on / engaging" all the time, while 1p2 is more laid back, but when the song demands that extra oomph.. 1p2 never fails to deliver. Thus i feel 334 is more colored, but in a good way. However, i prefer the more natural and organic sound signature. It could be yin and it could be yang depends on the song you are listening to...
PS I like trance music so much with the 1p2 more than 334.

2. Soundstage.
Hands down better than 334 by huge margin. Probably the best I've ever heard from iems. Sorry, scratch that, it's definitely the best.

3. Low bass
Very punchy and reverberation is good thanks to the dynamic driver.

Not to totally dismiss tg334, it's one fine iem. One of the best as well. . Especially the mids is buttery Smoooth.
But I feel the mids is kind of over powering a little bit that transparency is at sacrifice.

Overall I prefer the more natural sounding 1p2.

As for changes, I notice that lower bass is more controlled and overall a more balanced sounding iem compared to when I first received it. Still burning @ approx 80 hrs. Sounded more lush too

I am sure my opinion is not based on novelty, in fact I have had a low expectation of 1p2, thinking that no way there's an iem that I could prefer more than the 334, and turns out it's a very nice surprise, totally unexpected tongue.gif
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Also the customer service is top notch. Gavin is so accommodating and helpful, I'm sure that the road ahead of this company is very bright and optimistic! smily_headphones1.gif
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1. Naturalness.
Compared to tg334, I feel that 334 is always sounded "on / engaging" all the time, while 1p2 is more laid back, but when the song demands that extra oomph.. 1p2 never fails to deliver. Thus i feel 334 is more colored, but in a good way. However, i prefer the more natural and organic sound signature. It could be yin and it could be yang depends on the song you are listening to...
PS I like trance music so much with the 1p2 more than 334.

2. Soundstage.
Hands down better than 334 by huge margin. Probably the best I've ever heard from iems. Sorry, scratch that, it's definitely the best.

3. Low bass
Very punchy and reverberation is good thanks to the dynamic driver.

Not to totally dismiss tg334, it's one fine iem. One of the best as well. . Especially the mids is buttery Smoooth.
But I feel the mids is kind of over powering a little bit that transparency is at sacrifice.

Overall I prefer the more natural sounding 1p2.

As for changes, I notice that lower bass is more controlled and overall a more balanced sounding iem compared to when I first received it. Still burning @ approx 80 hrs. Sounded more lush too

I am sure my opinion is not based on novelty, in fact I have had a low expectation of 1p2, thinking that no way there's an iem that I could prefer more than the 334, and turns out it's a very nice surprise, totally unexpected tongue.gif

 

Well at least it was a pleasant surprise now wasn't it! ;). I still feel the mids are the best part of the 1Plus2. As you said it is effortless. Like its not straining at all and that is at every part of the frequency response. Just "owns it". The mids are so natural yet so effortless. It's hard to grasp the sound. Like solid state and tube mixed together but without any of the negatives associated with those sounds (harsh/fatiguing or muddy/slow lol).... The treble is also extremely smooth but not lacking in detail at all. So I have a hard time even saying laid back, because there is no loss of detail at all. As a matter of fact there is more detail than an IEM that is boosted in comparison. tongue_smile.gif

 

I still felt the original version of 1Plus2 beat the 334 and AKG3003 but this new model makes the older one sound muffled in comparison. So equating that to the 334 and AKG3003 now is just a no contest. I won't even bother sugar-coating it as that can also be misleading. Better to be blunt & honest lol. evil_smiley.gif


Edited by lee730 - 1/15/13 at 9:27pm
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Hello ! Thanks for these impressions. Since you seem to be the only one to own both, could you tell me which one between T1 and Glacier you would recommend more to pair with a DX100 and IEMs. I am liking the Glacier in terms of portability...

 

Well, its difficult to say, I never tried the T1 with the DX100 (was already sold).

 

The Glacier, suffers from RF from the mobile (Note2) but much less than the TTVJ, and rarely happens, and that's the only bad thing I can think about .

Its well made,  with a forward sound and much details and a tube like (but less than the TTVJ) sound. It sounds good with my JH16 , HE-500 and the Sen. 598. With the JVC fx200, I find the T1 a bit shy compared to the Glacier, in that it has less details but still maintains a good balance, with a touch of warmth, to make esp. digital sounding daps, much less digital.

 

The T1, is my choice for classic and vocals (esp. Woman...they sound moist !!!!), whereas the Glacier is made for Rock and Techno...It manages to give you a forward sound without being too bright and digital, and that makes it special.

 

If you want numbers....I use the T1 60% (as portable) and the remaining is for the Glacier .

 

Its is not about one is better than the other, but which one suits your needs and compliments your hardware....think about it.


Edited by turokrocks - 1/16/13 at 3:34am
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Thanks so much turokrocks...I might have to get both :) Just kidding. I am thinking Glacier because it is more portable, and I can use it with my laptop as a USB DAC. But it's twice the price...

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Well at least it was a pleasant surprise now wasn't it! wink.gif. I still feel the mids are the best part of the 1Plus2. As you said it is effortless. Like its not straining at all and that is at every part of the frequency response. Just "owns it". The mids are so natural yet so effortless. It's hard to grasp the sound. Like solid state and tube mixed together but without any of the negatives associated with those sounds (harsh/fatiguing or muddy/slow lol).... The treble is also extremely smooth but not lacking in detail at all. So I have a hard time even saying laid back, because there is no loss of detail at all. As a matter of fact there is more detail than an IEM that is boosted in comparison. tongue_smile.gif

I still felt the original version of 1Plus2 beat the 334 and AKG3003 but this new model makes the older one sound muffled in comparison. So equating that to the 334 and AKG3003 now is just a no contest. I won't even bother sugar-coating it as that can also be misleading. Better to be blunt & honest lol. evil_smiley.gif

Exactly what you said tongue.gif

Btw, you should try tera player, I've read from your posts that you are interested in it. Very good player wink.gif
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