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I finally got around to trying it with my new Beyerdynamic T1 headphones, and I can report pretty much the same effects as with the HD650. The sound moves a little bit forward and seems more natural and effortless to listen to. There is also a slight filling in of the tone. Seems that maybe it is boosting the mid -range since that is the only frequencies I hear when I turn down the main headphones and only listen to the Koss on-ears that are hanging from a headband and sitting outside the bigger over-ear Byerdynamics. So maybe along with a completely natural crossfeed, I am also effecting a natural EQ like boost of the mid-range. This is actually ideal with the T1 headphones as their treble is a bit bright, and so boosting some mid-range fills in the tone.

 

Again the effect is very subtle. I added a in-line volume control to the cord to the second pair of headphones so I can easily turn them on and off. Even though the effect is subtle and hard to pin down, I definitely sense a more natural soundstage that is like well placed speakers. There is a greater degree to which I can forget I am wearing headphones and just listen to the music.

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Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are some pictures of my head with two headphones at the same time. The main phones are some modded Koss Porta-Pro's that I ordered from Highflight on here. And then hanging from a grey headband are a second pair of headphones, in this case a pair of Koss KSC75 earclip headphones. The sound form the KSC75's is much softer than the main phones because they are so far away from my ear, but that seems to be enough to create the crossfeed effect that gives me a more speaker like soundstage. It is kind of a bother to hook up and arrange two headphones, so I do not use both headphones all of the time. But there is undeniably something special about the sound when I have them both playing.

 


Edited by Nirmalanow - 2/14/13 at 4:36pm
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