Astell&Kern AKT1p Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by jwbrent, Oct 2, 2015.
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  1. jwbrent
    I just saw on Jude's CanJam video that this new model from A&K is being released soon. It is based on the second generation Beyer T1 with a 32 ohm impedance and a detachable cable terminated with a 2.5mm TRRS connector.
     
    If this ends up being an improvement over my AKT5ps, I'm in. I already like the detachable cable since I'm not a fan of the AKT5p captive cable.
     
    No price yet but maybe we'll find out this weekend ...
     
  2. fenom60
    I am interested to get the T1p as a portable headphone. Anyone listened to it? Please give some impressions. Thanks
     
  3. jwbrent

    Yes, hopefully we will begin to hear comments. I was told by a dealer they are shipping this month.
     
  4. subguy812
    Has anyone heard anymore regarding availability?
     
  5. jwbrent

    My dealer told me iriver in the US is expecting stock at the end of this month. Additionally, I read on a show report that the retail will be $1,199, but we'll have to wait and see if this is accurate.
     
  6. subguy812
    Cool...I am very curious.
     
  7. jwbrent
    I just got word from my dealer, Ted @ teds headfood here on Head-Fi, that the AKT1ps have arrived in the US. Ted is going to get back to me on the retail price, so I'll post it later.
     
  8. jwbrent
    According to Ted, the retail will be $1,199.
     
  9. subguy812
    Cool thanks for the info
     
  10. Uncle E1
     
    usually, just share pictures of setups without impressions to stay neutral but this is probably the best pairing cans for the ak380 [​IMG]
     
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  11. subguy812
    What a tease!  Would you care to share some audio thoughts? Maybe a little comparison to the sound differences between these and the AKT5p.
     
  12. Uncle E1
     
    it is really clear with good details and layering. slightly lacking in body which will re-listen again with the amp docked.  can't comment on the comparison with the AKT5p till the loaner arrive on wed.
     
  13. jwbrent

    Looking forward to any comments about the differences between the AKT1p and the AKT5p. I really love my 5ps, but as we all know, a new pretty face brings fantasies about something even better than what we already have ...
     
  14. whiskyman
    Hi, long time forum lurker here. Finally decided to start an account as I'm having a huge dilemma now. Planning to buy a pair of top tier headphones for travel soon. However, can't decide between the old t5p, AK t5p and the new AK t1p. I'm planning to use the headphones with either a hifiman 901 or colorfly c4. Leaning towards the colorfly from what I've heard though. Any and all advice would be much appreciated, especially on whether the AK t5p is worth the significant price increase over the regular t5p. It's currently about 500USD more from what I've seen. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  15. fenom60
    I heard the AK T1p at ECT HK which is Hong Kong and China's distributor for AK products a few weeks ago, I would say it has the beyer T1 sound. detailed accurate, but some what sounds thin through my AK380+AMP, in my opinion if you listen mainly to classical, go for it, if not I think there are better choices out there, depends what genre of music you listen to.   
     
    I heard the AK T8ie, and I prefer the sound of that to the T1p. T8ie has more body and punch but the fit of those ear tips is kinda weird. Try them out before you buy if possible, T8ie sounds good for more genre of music compared the the T1p in my opinion. 
     
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