No worries Rockettron, it was the last meet one of the other head-fiers let me have a listen and was hooked on it, a very under rated porta amp the Vorzuge, Not sure what ohm the Grado PS1000 are but the Vorzuge went to my levels which as many around me heard was @ Wembley db check levels and and had some left on the dial to spare and sonically was an involving listening experience although there is no denying the PS1000 is been heavily subdued to it's full potential so can only imagine the PS1000 on a top dac/amp and source. If you have not got the Vorzuge by next May just tag me so you can try it with someones PS1000 (if I have not got them by then!).
Originally Posted by CantScareMe
What a great meet!
Remember in the last meet how there were almost too many HD650's around - this time it was the HD800's probably (!). Not a bad thing at all though as it was easy to get a decent listen to these headphones again. I was surprised by the Grado table where the PS1000 especially sounded good. A slight bit too bright but their soundstage and midrange was very advanced. Enjoyable listen.
Probably the star of the show was the T5p for me. I had these last year. I demoed them a few months ago and the only word I had to describe them was 'bad.' The one at the meet though was a different beast all together. It was like they were a cross between a d7k and T1, where the soundstage was large, period. Huge soundstage for a closed headphone and it had so many other good qualities to it where it didn't sound bright or tizzy in treble and it had a solid bass response.
The ones I had were burnt in for over 150hrs, so either the T5p's need a much longer burn in or there are some solid production variances between models. Interesting.
Thanks a lot Nadeem for organising this and thanks to all those who attended / bought along their gear. Great meet.
I feel lucky as with having so many HD800's there you get to see how they perform on average across the board of different equipment and even after three different sessions on different equipment I am amazed and perplexed at my own processing of these cans and am impressed with them as there whole presentation and sound is different to any other headphone i have listened to so far.
How did you find the T5p's compared to the HD800's or PS1000's?
I wanted to try the T5P but did not get around to it as that 4pm comes round very quickly but listened to the open back cans on the Beyer table as they was on my list of must listen to as I as I had a pair of late early 90's DT770 pro 600 ohm cans and enjoyed them for many years until I sold them to fund my only second pair of cans ever four years ago in the AKG702's so wanted to see f the current day Beyer sound had changed much at all despite there been that other dilemma of their choice in having open, closed or semi open back cans.
I had more of a instant addiction to the PS1000 than maybe the HD800's or the open Beyers but with the HD800's I just think I may be to use to a warm fuzzy sound compared to the very detail exposing but yet not over analytical HD800's. Maybe the PS1000 had a bit more hand made soul to its signature where the HD800 is a typical German scientific efficient machine feel to it's listening. Impressed by both but trying to split hairs when can only choose one!