Originally Posted by negura
Everyone to his own, but I've owned and sold the T1s, as imho they don't hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD800s. I would never ever choose the T1s over the latter. The other greats are the LCD-3s (and the HE-6s but those won't run properly off the Conductor).
this got me thinking last night …and this morning hahahha..
you don't like the sound of the T1..
i read a lot of reviews claiming otherwise and sum agreeing with you..
And others saying that the HD800 is to analytical and so on..and so on …
The thing is this..For me it's impossible to audition the T5p's
and i want a closed back headphone.. To start of my collection..
The Sennheiser is a bit easier because the official distributor here in Holland must have at least one model for audition (that's what he sad to me)..
so when i go to get my T5p's i can audition the HD800's but i don't have a portable setup..
I will get the FiiO E17 so i could connect it to my macbook and drive them? or ask hem to do a setup.
But here is my main point..
I'ts becoming clear to me that buying audio gear without an audition is pretty much a taboo !
one person says A , the other B and so on…
Sound is subjective by nature I'm beginning to realise this…
So i will email the store where i'm thinking of getting the BursonConductor and i want to audition it with and without the AudioByte Hydra X. if that is not possible i will email AudioByte and tell them about the store..if they are willing to expand there sales to that store and provide a test sample i will jump in..
But buying this type of audio hardware as a newbie that is starting of seems a bit foolish.
Now i can afford it that's not the problem but considering the times we live in ..
i want to be smart about it..On the other hand one only lives once so "Carpe diem"