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post #781 of 2642
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

Nooooooo! Not even close.  The T5p would be closer to the XC, not the X.  The T5p has - at least to my ears - better soundstage than the XC and similar (maybe even a bit better) than the Xs.  The T5ps are leaner-sounding headphones.  The XCs are meatier with better bass; the Xs are also meatier, with perfect bass, mids, and treble.  So, the best Headphone of the three would be the X.  Second best, it's close between the T5p and XCs.  For home use with a great amp, it's the XC for me.  For portable use, I am in heaven with the T5ps.  All three are different-sounding and just sublime in their own way.  Let me put it this way...when I am using the T5p on the go, I'm not really missing out (i.e., I don't find myself saying, "I wish I was home listening to the LCD-X or XC"...or the HD-800 or T1 for that matter).  With the portable ALO Audio amp (MKIII - the one with the bass knob, turned half-way or more to make it sound more grounded), the sound is amazing.
Like your thinking. .. so are you saying the T5p with the Alo, is more than a match for the XC?
post #782 of 2642
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post


Like your thinking. .. so are you saying the T5p with the Alo, is more than a match for the XC?

Definitely in the same ballpark in my book.

post #783 of 2642
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

Definitely in the same ballpark in my book.

If this really is the case, the T5p most be a much better headphone than the T1 :-)
post #784 of 2642
Now I have to get T5p, smily_headphones1.gif
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Here are three headphones discussed here compared

post #786 of 2642
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post

Here are three headphones discussed here compared

Woah... Would love to know what this means...T5p seems much closer to xc than th900.
post #787 of 2642
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post

Here are three headphones discussed here compared



 



I don't know how to read this graph, frown.gif can some explain ?
post #788 of 2642
Why there is only bubinga color on the audeze website, where are the other color? Does it mean from now on only bubinga ? Iroko, purple and walnut All gone forever?
post #789 of 2642
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

I don't know how to read this graph, frown.gif can some explain ?

Pretty straightforward. Each colored line is a graph for one of the three 'phones and represents output vs frequency.

post #790 of 2642
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post

Pretty straightforward. Each colored line is a graph for one of the three 'phones and represents output vs frequency.

 



ya that I know smily_headphones1.gif but what does the line really mean in terms of soundstage/bass/treble etc ? or do I need to take the 101 crash course ? lol.
post #791 of 2642
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

Pretty straightforward. Each colored line is a graph for one of the three 'phones and represents output vs frequency.

 



ya that I know smily_headphones1.gif but what does the line really mean in terms of soundstage/bass/treble etc ? or do I need to take the 101 crash course ? lol.

Mostly it is to create an objective reference for comparisons. If someone says headphone X is brighter than headphone Y, but the graph shows Y with more treble response, then something weird is going on. As others have mentioned, response differs from person to person since your ear is part of the transducer system.

 

ON another note when talking about planar headphones, they are very picky in regards to amplification. If the amplifier isn't up to the task you won't get great results. I would recommend amplifier changes long before worrying about cables.

post #792 of 2642
Yeah, no crazy mid boosts that see. Yes, there's some slight unevenness there, but overall they're pretty darn flat from 20-20000Hz. 

 

I asked for CLOSED headphones. I don't feel it fair to compare open vs. closed headphones for obvious reasons. 

 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=4233&graphID[]=3791&graphID[]=3841&scale=30

 

For others, while I was a fan of the beyer T1s, the T5ps were far from worth the funds to my ears.

post #793 of 2642
MetalElvis, no closed can win the duel with the best opened headphones. When you want the best natural and neutral sound go for a HD800 or better AKG 812 Pro. But for a closed back T5p and XC are currently the 2 best headphones in the category neutral/natural sound. When you switch to the 812 you feel this air which no closed back can deliver. But man, the XC has a very good airiness for a closed back.
post #794 of 2642
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Originally Posted by Trance_Gott View Post

MetalElvis, no closed can win the duel with the best opened headphones. When you want the best natural and neutral sound go for a HD800 or better AKG 812 Pro. But for a closed back T5p and XC are currently the 2 best headphones in the category neutral/natural sound. When you switch to the 812 you feel this air which no closed back can deliver. But man, the XC has a very good airiness for a closed back.

 



If that's true then I should really get T5P smily_headphones1.gif, but going to wait for the price to drop under $1k.

Thank you !
post #795 of 2642
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I'm amazed that people are even comparing the XC to the T5p. I'd have thought the Audeze was in another league altogether.
I would say the XC is better but not a league above. The T5p has the widest soundstage of all closed headphones. It sounds a little laid back compared to XC. I love them both! I sold my Signature Pro for the XC which is also a great closed headphone but it does have a small soundstage. And I like big soundstages!
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