The Beyerdynamic T1 has a large soundstage, positively massive compared to most Grado's. It isn't is pretty good for Video games due to the soundstaging size, width and depth as well as movie watching. Imaging is pretty good but not the best ever. I enjoy them for rock music, however the sound is laid back overall. It does well for all genres.
- Large soundstage
- Neutral + very good for most genres
- good imaging compared to most headphones
- highly detailed
- good moviewatching and pretty great for gaming
- treble is tizzy and uncontrolled with certain recordings that excite the treble spike
- lacks a slight amount of refinement compared to some other top flight models
- Solid State sounds bright with them as they measure flat, might be preferable for a tube amp to roll down the highs a bit
- Very fast sound while having natural decay
- unmatched tone for heavy guitar's, literally my favorite tone for more oomph and aggression
- very nice midbass bump for bass guitar and drums
- can be very aggressive in the mids for some (not me)
- small soundstage and average imaging
- not enough soundstaging + imaging quality for games, not the greatest for movies.
Depends on what you ultimately want. The Beyer T1 is very expensive for the average joe, but is one of the ultimate all rounders. There are better headphones out there though, but they are better in some genres and not others.
Was going to write a couple of paragraphs talking about the two, but this is perfect. Well done, sir. :)
Edited by Austin Morrow - 12/19/13 at 11:07pm