Beyerdynamic and QC, LOL.
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Beyerdynamic and QC, LOL.
Back then I couldn't justify dropping 1.5k on the HD800 so I went with the T1. And on my sub-par amp/DAC setup the T1 kills both my Denons for accuracy/balance and sound stage. Vocals simply sound amazing.
The HD800 really requires careful matching. Last time I heard it out of a $1700 DAC it was nothing but a sibilant mess with no bass. I'm hoping to give it a second chance, once I got my finances get sorted out. But then I'd be tempted to get a TH900 first. I wonder if this game of phones ever ends? :P
i think i have gone down the rabbit hole too far now. i dont think ill ever be truly satisfied.
It's called electrostats and speakers. If you have heard all the available flagship dynamic, planars and still aren't satisfied. There's one thing left and that's to join the Stax mafia.
oh im an amateur here, the best i have heard is hd 650 threw wa2 (stock tubes) but even still i want the t1s and hd800s and when i get those i know ill want more. im not exactly complaining. its fun having a collection right?
did you get the BHSE?
The Taboo MK III is terrific with the HD800's, but you do need to dial them in. (Tubes, Lucid Mode 1 or 2, etc) Once you find the sweet spot it is a terrific pairing.
Well, I was lucky enough to own the very first T1 sold in Canada several years back when they were first released. I really did enjoy my time with them. Did they do anything outstanding? Not to my ears, BUT, they were well balanced across the board: bass, mids, treble, imaging, comfort, etc.... And that's where they're strength lied. The 10kHz spike really had very little effect as there really isn't a lot happening in that frequency range. The 6kHz bump on the HD-800s or the even bigger treble spikes on the HE-6s are more problematic IMO. (Heck, I prefer the T1s to the HE-6s and sold off the latter sooner than the former).
That said, they were sold to clear up some space for my SR-009s and I didn't feel that they (T1s) would be listened to much with my other headphones. I'm still a fan though!
it definitely does!
i have the 24/96 V Link I, i'll upgrade to the newer one once i decide i want 24/192 capability
OMG, I cant stand the thought of you enduring 24/96 DSG. You must upgrade to 24/192 ASAP, your life depends on it!
No hurry DSG, I was just razzing you. I have some hi-rez Alan Parsons Project discs that are 96 on one side and 192 on the other. There's no audible difference...
Same with HDTracks - I cant tell the difference.
I have several of those too....Damn are they expensive now on ebay!
Oh yeah? I have all three. I must be getting old.
You know you're getting old when...
Aircraft you flew in the military are now mounted on 30' poles by the front gate and albums you bought new are now collectors items.