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post #151 of 215
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Yeah, I must admit I went the custom route with my old LCD's and though there were improvements they were such that I personally would not spend more than $150 on HP cable as I did not find hue differences over stock, I have had more improvement upgrading the interconnect cable and considering someone like Drew at moon Audio who makes great cables has said the stock T5P/T1 cable is the best stock cable he has heard I think I will stick with Stock thinking about it!
post #152 of 215

Yeah I communicated with Drew about upgrading to a Black Dragon V2 on my T1.  He said there would be an improvement but in his words it wouldn't be "night and day."  I'm going to hold off for now even tho Moon Audio can do the upgrade without voiding the warranty (verified by Beyerdynamic USA).

post #153 of 215
I would never pay 450USD for a cable additional. And I don't think they sound 450USD better than stock although I never heared the T5p with stock cable. But I bought them used and don't paid the new price.
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Speaking of Drew at Moon audio, for those who like the stock T1 cable but need a little more length, he can fashion an extension cable with an extra stock cable he's got in the shop. I had him do this for me and it's been money well spent. 

 

I probably wouldn't drop four bills on an aftermarket cable either, but I have to admit that I really like my LOD cable that ALO sold me for my iPod several years ago. For quite a while, my main source was just my iPod with the LOD cable (terminated with RCAs) into my tube preamp. To my ears, there seemed to be a difference over when I used a mini-jack to RCA cable from the headphone out jack on the iPod. This was the first time I realized that I enjoy how those Wolfson DACs sound. The cable wasn't cheap by any means, but I felt it was a worthwhile investment. 

post #155 of 215

Happy to say the T5p has now joined the T1 in my stable.  Love it - the sense of space and instrument separation it delivers is remarkable for a closed headphone in my opinion.  The bass is a little shy compared to the T1 though, I wonder if burn in may improve this?

 

Of course however I am not content with my new toy and have immediately ordered the HP-P1 in my attempt to bring my external office rig up to the standards I have enjoyed with my home office stack :)  I've read this pairs well with the T5p

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Happy to say the T5p has now joined the T1 in my stable.  Love it - the sense of space and instrument separation it delivers is remarkable for a closed headphone in my opinion.  The bass is a little shy compared to the T1 though, I wonder if burn in may improve this?

 

Of course however I am not content with my new toy and have immediately ordered the HP-P1 in my attempt to bring my external office rig up to the standards I have enjoyed with my home office stack :)  I've read this pairs well with the T5p

 

I love my T5p, but the bass quantity is notoriously lacking on them. (The quality, however, is excellent). Supposedly modifying them for balanced operation goes a long way towards remedying this, but I haven't gotten a chance to try it yet. Definitely try to pick up some of the clear gel pads though, as those seem to help noticeably. 

 

Congrats on the new cans!! You're gonna love 'em ;). 

post #157 of 215

the balanced version in copper wires is awesome, nothing weak or lacking in the bass.. different animal.

post #158 of 215

I gave the T5p at least 5000 hours running time now. It has been a long time since I heard them new, however I would not want any more or less bass than they now exhibit. I remember listening to Kraftwerk Tour De France, it sounded anaemic in the low, not now. The bass is both tight and very low extension with visceral impact, this may also be a result of the HP-P1 further settling. If you have the convenience of the HP-P1, you can easily allow the T5p run 24/7. I can only recommend long, long burn in time.

post #159 of 215
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AJ, I agree, these headphones need Looooooong burn in but once they have I find I am not wanting for bass either. I find the bass accurate, not exaggerated or over blown. If there is bass on a recording this headphone will represent it well... As long as the source and amp are of sufficient quality.

I think the only mistake Beyerdynamic make is saying you can listen right out of a DAP with these.. Whilst you can it really does not do them justice.

The sound coming out of these from my ASP TU-05 is addictive and leaves me wanting for nothing I feel. In this real world with lots of external noise even at home these are such a practical headphone. When I had open backed headphones they were always competing with external noise.. Even something as mundane as a fan in summer could ruin a listening session but with the T5P's I can have the fan on, keep cool and still revel in silent backgrounds for the music to be presented.

I have this thing about comments about various headphones, especially the high end ones such as this not being good at various things. For me it is more to do with the headphones showing up poor source, amplification or compressed music. The headphones take the rap because they are doing what they are meant to be doing, being an open window on what they are fed. The T5P's to me are just about one of the most open windows I have heard in a headphone!
post #160 of 215

i had the t5p for more than a year...

but the  stock bass is nothing like the moarbass of the balanced form :P

post #161 of 215
anyone have any ideas how T5p would compare to TH-900?
post #162 of 215
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anyone have any ideas how T5p would compare to TH-900?

I just picked up a TH-900, so I can let you know in a couple of weeks from now.

post #163 of 215
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anyone have any ideas how T5p would compare to TH-900?

I can't elaborate on the sonic differences as its been a while since i had the t5p in my stable, but i do know they isolate better. I personally had a weird resonance problem with them so i sold them. One thing is for sure, the bass on TH-900 is unparalled

post #164 of 215
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I just picked up a TH-900, so I can let you know in a couple of weeks from now.

 

oooh k!

 

oh and u have WA22 too!

post #165 of 215
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I just picked up a TH-900, so I can let you know in a couple of weeks from now.

Blah.  My purchase of the TH-900s has fallen through, so I guess you'll have to wait some for my impressions.  Such is life!

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