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post #7696 of 24294
Yes in the midrange. Treblewise, the hd 800 does have a cleaner treble, the t1 having a bigger peak. Both can be hot and bright though depending on recording, equipment, and your own ears sensitivity to different frequencies..

Bass wise, both have a different decay and different sounding bass. The t1 overall has more bass bloom and body but also lacks some super deep extension, hd 800 as wellm both are very good though. Hd 800 can actually have a ton of slam, something the t1 lacks, sometimes the hd 800 hits as hard as an audeze, sometimes it seems leaner. Same with t1.
post #7697 of 24294
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Yes in the midrange. Treblewise, the hd 800 does have a cleaner treble, the t1 having a bigger peak. Both can be hot and bright though depending on recording, equipment, and your own ears sensitivity to different frequencies..

Bass wise, both have a different decay and different sounding bass. The t1 overall has more bass bloom and body but also lacks some super deep extension, hd 800 as wellm both are very good though. Hd 800 can actually have a ton of slam, something the t1 lacks, sometimes the hd 800 hits as hard as an audeze, sometimes it seems leaner. Same with t1.


So, the T1 has a warmer midrange?

I only noticed the hotter treble and bigger bass bloom in the T1 against the HD800.  T1 also seems faster than the Senn.  Maybe  I have yet to experience the rest.

post #7698 of 24294

I don't hear the T1 being faster than the HD800... 

post #7699 of 24294
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The T5p is a great complementary model for the HD800.   It retains some of the T1 signature, plus you get very good isolation and the bass is different (a little more mid-bass) from that of both the HD800 and T1.

 

Agree. I also have the T5p and IMO it complements the HD800 very well. 

Sonically they are not as different as HD800 and LCD3, but what works for me is that being low impedance and closed back, the T5p has its own place in my listening patterns. I find it an ideal headphone for listening at work: it certainly attracts less attention with its looks, works well with practically any source, and isolates from the external noise.

post #7700 of 24294
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I don't hear the T1 being faster than the HD800... 

That's because they're not. Have a look at the published waterfall plots (the T1s while pretty darn good, have a good deal of ringing going on in comparison).

post #7701 of 24294
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That's because they're not. Have a look at the published waterfall plots (the T1s while pretty darn good, have a good deal of ringing going on in comparison).



I beg your indulgence but why is it that the T1 sounds faster compared to the HD800 when playing pop and rock music?


I know that both have varying bass decay but is it faster on the T1 than on the HD800?
 


Edited by sp3llv3xit - 1/26/14 at 4:45pm
post #7702 of 24294
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I beg your indulgence but why is it that the T1 sounds faster compared to the HD800 when playing pop and rock music?

 

 

It certainly doesn't sound faster to me. There is more bloom across the frequency band with the T1s. The HD800s/SR-009s are the quickest two headphones I've heard/owned. Just for the record, I owned my T1s for about 2.5 years (owned the first pair sold here in Canada in Jan. 2010) and really enjoyed them (amps included: MAD Ear+HD, Concerto, GS-1, GS-X, Liquid Fire, WA2, WA22 and GS-X Mk2). And on all these amps (and DACs that have come and gone), the HD800s were the quicker of the two (by a reasonable margin).

 

As mentioned, the objective waterfall measurements also show the HD800s as "quicker" (and in-line with my experiences). What front end rig are you using?


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/26/14 at 4:49pm
post #7703 of 24294
Yeah no... The T1 is not as fast as the HD800...
post #7704 of 24294
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It certainly doesn't sound faster to me. There is more bloom across the frequency band with the T1s. The HD800s/SR-009s are the quickest two headphones I've heard/owned. Just for the record, I owned my T1s for about 2.5 years (owned the first pair sold here in Canada in Jan. 2010) and really enjoyed them.

 

As mentioned, the objective waterfall measurements also show the HD800s as "quicker" (and in-line with my experiences). What front end rig are you using?



Ok, Thanks.  Time to do some serious listening then. 

post #7705 of 24294
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Ok, Thanks.  Time to do some serious listening then. 

Can I ask you what rig your using?

post #7706 of 24294
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So, the T1 has a warmer midrange?

I only noticed the hotter treble and bigger bass bloom in the T1 against the HD800.  T1 also seems faster than the Senn.  Maybe  I have yet to experience the rest.

 

The T1 has fuller body midrange than the HD800, IMO.

post #7707 of 24294
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The T1 has fuller body midrange than the HD800, IMO.

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=2033&graphID[]=4061&scale=30

 

What you're likely referring to is the more bloom on the slower T1 drivers?

post #7708 of 24294
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=2033&graphID[]=4061&scale=30

 

What you're likely referring to is the more bloom on the slower T1 drivers?

 

Hmm, maybe but the T1 is fast in some music. 

post #7709 of 24294
A driver doesn't just become faster when it likes the music playing through it. rolleyes.gif
post #7710 of 24294
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A driver doesn't just become faster when it likes the music playing through it. rolleyes.gif

 

+1 haha

 

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