Beyerdynamic T1 vs DT990 & DT1350
May 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

fusionramjet

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Hi,​
I have the DT990 600 ohm version and DT1350, and am curious how the T1 sounds in comparison.​
Does anybody have all three?​
Thanks!​
Peter​
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May 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM Post #2 of 3

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The T1 is much more neutral sounding.  When I did my auditioning it sounded veiled and my amp which is the Grace m903 did not drive them well at low volume.
 
The DT990 has a much needed 100Hz boost, but at times can deliver a really unbalanced sound signature.
 
The DT1350 is my favorite of the bunch.  They are pretty neutral sounding especially for a portable.  My only gripe with them is that the drivers are not always the same so the sound signature varies quite a bit from pair to pair.
 
What kind of sound are you looking for?  Neutral or slightly bass emphasized?  The DT1350 is one of those great headphones that unless you have a particular issue with you may find hard to improve upon.
 
May 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM Post #3 of 3

fusionramjet

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Thanks for your input!​
I just got the DT1350, so I'm comparing it to the DT990, and I think I overall like the sound of the DT1350 more [not sure because I might be influenced by new toy syndrome].  The DT1350 sounds a lot more clear [crystal clear] including the bass.  The DT990 has plenty of bass quantity but it seems kind of muddy and maybe disconnected from the midrange/highs, and sometimes it sounds like the highs are also a bit disconnected from the mids.  My DT1350 sounds more neutral than my DT990.  One thing I love about the DT1350 is that, when there's supposed to be deep bass, it delivers it with aplomb!  Regarding comfort, on the other hand, the DT990 is MUCH more comfortable.  I find the DT1350 to be moderately uncomfortable after less than an hour.​
I think my hope was that the T1 would be like the DT1350 but sound bigger and more expansive.​
 

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