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post #6031 of 8364
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

This may not be a popular question....but in my search for a more everyday transportable hp...the alpha seemed to fit the bill best for quality to price ratio...which isn't a surprise! My dilemma is that I've been offered a great price on a beyerdynamic T5p and so I'm tempted....so far I've not encountered anyone who has heard them both. Anyone had the pleasure?
Thanks

The T5p is much easier to drive than the AD, and sounds better straight out of an iPod or MP3 player than the AD does. However, the AD is much more musical when powered by a decent portable amp, and has much better imaging.

post #6032 of 8364
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

This may not be a popular question....but in my search for a more everyday transportable hp...the alpha seemed to fit the bill best for quality to price ratio...which isn't a surprise! My dilemma is that I've been offered a great price on a beyerdynamic T5p and so I'm tempted....so far I've not encountered anyone who has heard them both. Anyone had the pleasure?
Thanks

have not heard the T5p, but my inclination would be to get the T5p if it is indeed a really great deal. you can always sell it with minimal loss (or even at profit) if you don't like it. and soon, there will be more ADs that will be used. as far as sound goes, i can't comment on how the two differ, but the ADs are truly a blast to listen to...

post #6033 of 8364
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

This may not be a popular question....but in my search for a more everyday transportable hp...the alpha seemed to fit the bill best for quality to price ratio...which isn't a surprise! My dilemma is that I've been offered a great price on a beyerdynamic T5p and so I'm tempted....so far I've not encountered anyone who has heard them both. Anyone had the pleasure?
Thanks


I have only heard a heavily modified T5p.  It had LOTS OF BASS!!!!!!! but did sound nice.  I like the sound of the AD better.  I use mine transportably, in a nice carry bag (one of the old headroom ones) and then messenger bag.  I listen sitting at my desk, using a Centrance HIFI-M8.  If you really want a portable rig, for comfort and portability, I might prefer the T5p.  I'd have to hear one stock though.  The AD is pretty big and heavy for true portable use.  If you use it as I do, take it from place to place, good portable source and amp, not being physically active while using it, the AD is great.

post #6034 of 8364
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

This may not be a popular question....but in my search for a more everyday transportable hp...the alpha seemed to fit the bill best for quality to price ratio...which isn't a surprise! My dilemma is that I've been offered a great price on a beyerdynamic T5p and so I'm tempted....so far I've not encountered anyone who has heard them both. Anyone had the pleasure?
Thanks

In on my phone so can't write too much but check my review I think I wrote a little snippet there...
post #6035 of 8364
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post


I have only heard a heavily modified T5p.  It had LOTS OF BASS!!!!!!! but did sound nice.  I like the sound of the AD better.  I use mine transportably, in a nice carry bag (one of the old headroom ones) and then messenger bag.  I listen sitting at my desk, using a Centrance HIFI-M8.  If you really want a portable rig, for comfort and portability, I might prefer the T5p.  I'd have to hear one stock though.  The AD is pretty big and heavy for true portable use.  If you use it as I do, take it from place to place, good portable source and amp, not being physically active while using it, the AD is great.
I can just imagine a pimped up version with fat exhausts coming out and a lime green go faster strip on head band! They're not normally known for their bass....:-)
post #6036 of 8364
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post


I have only heard a heavily modified T5p.  It had LOTS OF BASS!!!!!!! but did sound nice.  I like the sound of the AD better.  I use mine transportably, in a nice carry bag (one of the old headroom ones) and then messenger bag.  I listen sitting at my desk, using a Centrance HIFI-M8.  If you really want a portable rig, for comfort and portability, I might prefer the T5p.  I'd have to hear one stock though.  The AD is pretty big and heavy for true portable use.  If you use it as I do, take it from place to place, good portable source and amp, not being physically active while using it, the AD is great.

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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

I can just imagine a pimped up version with fat exhausts coming out and a lime green go faster strip on head band! They're not normally known for their bass....:-)
Kinda what I thought. Sleepers, they looked stone stock, but they were eyeball shakers for sure, mostly in a good way. Quite light and comfy. All in all, not my style though.
post #6037 of 8364

The stock T5p is bassy compared to other low-impedance flagships like the PS1000, but isn't a basshead can by any means. It's also not as warm as, say, and LCD-2. It's still a rather neutral headphone overall.

post #6038 of 8364

Dog biscuits would've been an epic name for this mod.

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finished building my cable. it was a PITA. the connecting pins on the adapters are tiny. i used pretty thin cabling, too, so the fit of the rubber covering on the connector isn't snug. but, it looks okay and it sounds pretty good. i terminated in a 1/8" mini plug, just in case i wanted to take the Dogs out for, say, a walk. haven't done any listening other than to check that it works...extended listening session and pics to follow soon...

 

here are the pics. haven't spent time listening to it yet...but i used 26AWG XLPE wire from BTG audio. braided it myself and terminated with a black mini switchcraft plug.  all i had laying around was white and red heatshrink, so i used that for the L/R indicators near the connectors and also at the Y-split, which, i admit, is not very pretty. but, the cable is very light and very portable. makes me want to take the Dogs out for a walk...

 

i also had some leftover cable and a couple of extra plugs around so i made a balanced->1/8" cable adapter. don't know when i'd use it, but i have one!

 

 

 

 


Edited by kugino - 3/2/14 at 4:52pm
post #6040 of 8364

Hi guys, a few weeks ago I promised you all a 3 way shootout involving the Paradox AD and the XC. It took me awhile but I finally got it done. I enjoyed this little exercise immensely and I hope all you guys do too.

 

post #6041 of 8364

Dan--any update on the Obedience Kit?  

post #6042 of 8364
It is up on the accessories page. I will try to start shipping this week, it may be next week.
post #6043 of 8364
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

It is up on the accessories page. I will try to start shipping this week, it may be next week.

Hi Dan.  I can't see the obedience kit on the accessories page.  I still only get items 1-7.

 

Thanks.

Dave.

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Dan, are the matte black versions on track for shipment mid march? I placed an order on 2/22 and very much want to have them in time for the Headfi meet coming up.....gotta find the right amp/DAC while at the meet. Thx
post #6045 of 8364
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Originally Posted by Dave74 View Post
 

Hi Dan.  I can't see the obedience kit on the accessories page.  I still only get items 1-7.

 

Thanks.

Dave.

Hm.  Pilot error.  They're up now.  I decided to change the name to "Doggie Treats."  Thanks for the suggestion, whoever that came from!  

 

https://www.mrspeakers.com/fostex-t50rp-headphone-accessories-comfort-upgrade/MrSpeakers-Tuning-Kit

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