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post #2236 of 13992
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

^ I wonder how can they pass QC with that kind of variance.


Beyerdynamic and QC, LOL.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/508836/the-official-beyerdynamic-t1-owners-club-appreciation-discussion-thread/3990#post_9370325

post #2237 of 13992
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Originally Posted by LinkPro View Post

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. 

post #2238 of 13992
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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. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #2239 of 13992

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?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

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. very_evil_smiley.gif

did you get the BHSE?

post #2241 of 13992
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Originally Posted by mink70 View Post

Can you be specific? Which Decware? I heard Frank's Taboo III at the New York meet, and while it was very good, it didn't strike me as a natural pairing with the HD800. 

 

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*ahem* Decware would be the first stop before EC. ;)

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.

post #2242 of 13992
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

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?

I got over collections really quick. I tend to be a 1 headphone at a time kinda person.
post #2243 of 13992

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!

post #2244 of 13992

 The never ending quest continues... Added the V-Link. Pretty happy thus far. The DLIII needed it pretty bad in my opinion.

 

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 The never ending quest continues... Added the V-Link. Pretty happy thus far. The DLIII needed it pretty bad in my opinion.

 

 

it definitely does!

beerchug.gif

 

i have the 24/96 V Link I, i'll upgrade to the newer one once i decide i want 24/192 capability

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

it definitely does!

beerchug.gif

 

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! wink.gif

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OMG, I cant stand the thought of you enduring 24/96 DSG. You must upgrade to 24/192 ASAP, your life depends on it! wink.gif

Not much 24/192 out there,and they take up alot of space, i like downsampling to 24/96 for those. Ill upgrade someday though
post #2248 of 13992

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.

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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

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!

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

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. beerchug.gif

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