New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)
Jul 11, 2016 at 4:21 PM Post #1,591 of 3,716

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How did this sound on your set up Sir? :)


Pretty daring good. The combination of lifelike vocal presence and deep, solid piano notes is what I really enjoyed :)
 
Jul 11, 2016 at 6:32 PM Post #1,593 of 3,716

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Firstly listened to the Sara Barielles from my PC Foobar wasapi to my Fubar HD and sounded good on my T1.2's. Then i listened on my AKG K7xx and actually preferred the wider soundstage. Then I switched to my Little Dot MkII with voskhod tubes and the T1's really shone. I detected no sibilance but at one point her voice goes so high and maybe too close to the microphone so it has a slight breakup for a micro second
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 12:49 AM Post #1,594 of 3,716

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Pretty daring good. The combination of lifelike vocal presence and deep, solid piano notes is what I really enjoyed
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thank you on the evaluation Sir Vlach
 
  Firstly listened to the Sara Barielles from my PC Foobar wasapi to my Fubar HD and sounded good on my T1.2's. Then i listened on my AKG K7xx and actually preferred the wider soundstage. Then I switched to my Little Dot MkII with voskhod tubes and the T1's really shone. I detected no sibilance but at one point her voice goes so high and maybe too close to the microphone so it has a slight breakup for a micro second

 
macbook pro > vlink II > vpsu> vdacII > Burson Soloist SL MKI(using high gain for T1.2) and using Chord Crimson Interconnect and Audioquest Evergreen USB Cable
 
- using this set up, i am really not sure if this particular set up is too revealing, yes it provides good details but at times it could leave some ringing in my ears and you are right, there are sibilance specially when Sara pronounced "Bennie and the Jetssssss"
 
but when i changed my interconnects with Audioquest Big Sur, in my perception, the sibilance was less and the midrange was brought upfront but without the "in your face sound" while still providing details.
 
I am happy with the effect of Audioquest Big Sur to my system, though not, night and day difference but it addresses all changes needed to sound better.
 
I am also planning to try tube amps on my T1.2
 
:)
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 1:20 AM Post #1,595 of 3,716

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  Hi Guys!
 
Please kindly click on the link for the song that i would like to be the "reference material"
 
https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArCEweUqCf9W6jkpGs_j_THzYQMv
 
This song is from Sara Bareilles (Love on the rocks/Bennie and the Jets) this is a pop song recorded live with piano and vocals only.
 
I will post my post findings a little bit later so that we can avoid a "pre conditioned" conclusion for the song.
 
I am currently using the following gears:
 
macbook pro > vlink II > vpsu> vdacII > Burson Soloist SL MKI(using high gain for T1.2) and using Chord Crimson Interconnect and Audioquest Evergreen USB Cable.
 
Thank you. :)

 
Not my preferred tonal balance. Despite the piano sounding well and the overall lively presentation, the voice is too forward and sibilant, shouty from time to time.
A more laid back version of the very same piece would be much more enjoyable to me.
I guess it would be a good match for a laid back and relatively dark headphone like the LCD-2
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 1:27 AM Post #1,596 of 3,716

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Not my preferred tonal balance. Despite the piano sounding well and the overall lively presentation, the voice is too forward and sibilant, shouty from time to time.
A more laid back version of the very same piece would be much more enjoyable to me.
I guess it would be a good match for a laid back and relatively dark headphone like the LCD-2

 
i checked the Youtube video of that particular song and i observed that Sara is usually near the microphone thus making the sound forward and sibilant from time to time but i might also be wrong on that aspect, it could also be in the way the recording was mastered.
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 2:17 AM Post #1,599 of 3,716

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Hi Sir!

I have Seal album from HDTracks, the famous Kiss From a Rose was not that sibilant at all, though the mids was a tad forward and can tend to be shouty when played at high volumes.


Okay I've definitely got to give this a go. Mines from an old CD...not sure if they remastered it to sound better.
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 5:20 AM Post #1,600 of 3,716

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  Fresh out of the box, the Feliks Audio Espressivo is already doing good things. Early impressions - it's certainly a musical amp that can drive a very big sound on the T1.  Perhaps lacking a bit of bite in the highs.  I haven't heard the legendary Elise, but compared to the flagship iCan Pro it holds its own surprisingly well.

 
The Espressivo is a cracking amp for the money, excellent value for money. Get some Voskhod tubes and it works even better for very little money.
I am getting the Elise on loan from Feliks Audio and will report back, as I can borrow some T1 2nd Gens to use it with :)
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 5:56 AM Post #1,601 of 3,716

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The Espressivo is a cracking amp for the money, excellent value for money. Get some Voskhod tubes and it works even better for very little money.
I am getting the Elise on loan from Feliks Audio and will report back, as I can borrow some T1 2nd Gens to use it with :)

Agreed, I've been given the 6n5p and the 6n1p-EW for testing too.  Haven't given those a try but I'll do it soon.
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 7:23 AM Post #1,602 of 3,716

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The Espressivo is a cracking amp for the money, excellent value for money. Get some Voskhod tubes and it works even better for very little money.
I am getting the Elise on loan from Feliks Audio and will report back, as I can borrow some T1 2nd Gens to use it with :)

 
Please update us with Elise impressions. i am also looking on this amp.
 
:)
 
Jul 12, 2016 at 4:19 PM Post #1,605 of 3,716

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  okay.
I gave that a whirl.
Guess what?
 
All that "overly forward shouty" stuff got REALLY resolved, both v 1 and v  2, with the wa-6.
 
I rest my case.
 
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Yeah, well the thing is that if you smooth up the sound to a point where a shouty recordings sounds great, then great recordings will sound dark and/or overly soft.
But that's how audio works. Same would apply to T1 vs something like HD650. In the end it's always nice to have a bunch of headphones or amps to pick the ones that make the sound more pleasing in each situation.
 

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