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Could have sworn he started with the Taboo and moved up to the Torii?

Started out with the CSP-2, then the Tori. (Why do I know this?) tongue.gif

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My bad, it was the CSP2 Rob had first.

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Started out with the CSP-2, then the Tori. (Why do I know this?) tongue.gif

 

Signs we need to get out more... hmm JH IEMs maybe :D

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Signs we need to get out more... hmm JH IEMs maybe :D

Spring is finally here a pair of JH13s would really fit the bill.

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Or UE Pro Signature monitors

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Or UE Pro Signature monitors

Yep...they look like winners too!

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which engineer over at senn decided that 1000000 meter cable would be a good idea anyways?

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I'm reading a lot of conflicting opinions but between the HD800 and T1 which has the more full bodied and warmer sound with smooth and non-fatiguing treble?
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I'm reading a lot of conflicting opinions but between the HD800 and T1 which has the more full bodied and warmer sound with smooth and non-fatiguing treble?

T1. But the HD800 is a different level once amped right. Kind of reminds me both don't have any sort of resemblance in sound whatsoever. 

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I'm reading a lot of conflicting opinions but between the HD800 and T1 which has the more full bodied and warmer sound with smooth and non-fatiguing treble?

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T1. But the HD800 is a different level once amped right. Kind of reminds me both don't have any sort of resemblance in sound whatsoever. 

Absolutely not (IMO I guess)...The T1 was sibilant and extremely fatiquing when I heard them. The HD800 with the right amp does all of that though.

That actually sounds like the HD800 witha good tube amp. The T1 sounded harsh on both amps I tried them with.
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I'm reading a lot of conflicting opinions but between the HD800 and T1 which has the more full bodied and warmer sound with smooth and non-fatiguing treble?

 

None. There's no warm sound to be had here, unless you tune your upstream gear for them like that. Also both will be sibilant and harsh with anything less than great upstream gear and on brighter recordings.

 

For warmer high quality sound with good detail but non-fatiguing treble we've got team Audeze. The LCD-2 can even do good enough amped from a kettle. :)

 

That said my main headphones are the HD800s, but I do go to the Audeze quite a lot depending on mood/recording/genre. The T1s got sold after a few weeks.


Edited by negura - 4/27/13 at 6:01pm
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Absolutely not (IMO I guess)...The T1 was sibilant and extremely fatiquing when I heard them. The HD800 with the right amp does all of that though.

That actually sounds like the HD800 witha good tube amp. The T1 sounded harsh on both amps I tried them with.

Well the only available amp I had on hand to try the T1 way back was the Concerto and a 160 which sounded great with the HD650 but it was ok with the T1. For most people the HD800 without proper high end or a synergistic pairing the sound signature would be fatiguing to them due to that happy treble peak and that's where my statement was coming from. A well powered HD800 with the suitable amp would be levels ahead of the T1 and the T1 just needs a good amount of current for that 600ohm + impedence while the HD800 is a finicky bitch to amp, but rewarding once a perfect companion is made.

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Owning the hD 800 and LCD 2.2 and had the T1 twice. I find them all very system dependent. The HD800 and the T1 IMO sound best with Tube amplifiers. I also prefer them listening to a great source. I have never found the T1 or theHD800  harsh in my system and I also stress  system because you need to pay attention to the interconnect  and USB cables as well. When the system is right the T1 and HD800 are reference can and IMO compete with any headphone at any price.  If you want to hear accurate and detail and exactly what a recording is doing or more important for me also is what a component is doing the T1 and HD800  are valuable reference headphones. The LCD2 is more forgiving and has that famous warmer planar tone that keep you addicted.  They are all fantastic headphones.


Edited by Frank I - 4/27/13 at 6:09pm
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View Post I also stress  system because you need to pay attention to the interconnect  and USB cables as well. 

 

I much concur Frank's reply but in particular with the above, which some people tend to ignore knowing or unknowingly. This is something I can confirm especially after the head-fi meet today. I would also add headphones cables to this list as very important.

 

Now there's a downside with tuning your system to suit some heapdhones, as you may find it improperly tuned for some others. Unless you own multiple sets of gear and ... and here we go. :) Tube rolling could be a good work-around though. Some will love tuning their system and some won't. Everyone to their own. I am in the first camp.

 

No disadvatanges with getting a nice headphone cable with great synergy for your headphones though. Other than cost. :)


Edited by negura - 4/27/13 at 6:19pm
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post



Absolutely not (IMO I guess)...The T1 was sibilant and extremely fatiquing when I heard them. The HD800 with the right amp does all of that though.

That actually sounds like the HD800 witha good tube amp. The T1 sounded harsh on both amps I tried them with.


T1 has some ringing going on in the treble region, so yeah, on bright material they are harsher than HD800.

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