Originally Posted by macdevign
Use to listen to beyer T1 but I find that it sounds quite muddy compare to audio technica flagships (known for crystal clear sound) , and I think could be due to the stock cable from what i read from those that change the cable. I do find the cable and headphone plug short of low quality considering its price.
Anyway I reckon that Beyer T1 is ripe for new update after been around for almost 5 years. I am expecting Beyer T2 for 2 tesla , and that will surely top the game.
Akg 812 and Fostex th900 already reached 1.5 tesla and I am amazed at their stunning clear sound. Imagine how 2 tesla headphone will sound like.
Since I reviewed T1 in Headfonia in 2010, till today, this is the first time I heard someone saying that T1 sounds muddy in comparison of audio technica flagships (what model?). I had W1000X Grandioso for a couple of years, heard W3000 for a few days, also auditioned all the famous Audio Technica AD series up to AD2000. Whatever the comparison, even with my HD800, IMHO T1 never sounds muddy. Less bright maybe, but not at the level of muddy. One possibility is the recording you heard is super muddy that it requires extra treble boost to sound natural.
And how did you analyze the T1 cable and the Neutrik plug, that make you think they are low in quality?
I know there are many plugs and cables that cost much much more than the T1 cable and Neutrik plug, but higher price tag is no guarantee that the product is higher in quality. I believe there are better cables out there, but still it doesn't qualify T1 cable and Neutrik plug are low in quality.
FYI, this is a cut out of my T1 cable, compared to Shure 1840 and 1540 cables. I cut them when I terminated them with 4 pin XLR (not the 1540 cable). Much better conductor than the Shure cables.
I know Shure cables cannot be considered high-end cable, maybe more in the standard category cable. But I consider T1 cable is a good quality cable, by observing the build quality and the sound quality.