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In the last month i have bought the Sennheiser HD800, Beyerdynamic T1, & the Fostex TH-900. Looking for my end-game headphone. All this running off my Asus Essence One external dac/amp, which btw i have found to perform excellent with high-end HPs.
My journey to audio bliss has been amazing so far!!! thumb.gif
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and wich of the 3 are you keeping?
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In the last month i have bought the Sennheiser HD800, Beyerdynamic T1, & the Fostex TH-900. Looking for my end-game headphone. All this running off my Asus Essence One external dac/amp, which btw i have found to perform excellent with high-end HPs.
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Not an easy choice, they are solid performers.

Hey, just curious. some reviewers find the bass response on the Essence one to be bloated. Is this your case?
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and wich of the 3 are you keeping?
Havent decided yet. I did just sell my HD800 though. Im probably just picky, but the HD800 didnt have enough mid-bass punch for me. It was great with some music genres like instrumental & vocal, but i did not prefer the HD800 with some rock, dubstep, and gaming. On the other hand deep sub-bass on the HD800 was great, but I felt the mid-bass slam was lacking, this made some genres sound a little thin. Also the HD800 are very analytical. Extremely picky with music source as a mediocre recorded album is just unlistenable. This analytical aspect can make even great recorded albums sound a little grainy and synthetic.

But when the HD800 has the perfect source it is magical, with a soundstage and imaging that is unmatched by anything i have head so far! This fact may make me re-buy the HD800 at a later date, just for when i listen to the 30% of music that sounded magical on it.


At first i didnt like the Beyer T1, but after a 2 week break-in period it has done a 180! Loving it right now. It has more mid-bass than the HD800 that makes the T1 sound fuller with more impact. The T1 is also not as anylitical in the highs, it has a smoother less grainy trebles than the HD800 and sounds good with almost any kind of music. The smoother treble sound better to me in those particular songs. But the T1 has a smaller soundstage and a little less imaging. Trade-offs i guess.

My Fostex TH-900 is in its shipping route to me and i will receive it tomorrow, so im excited to compare it.
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Not an easy choice, they are solid performers.

Hey, just curious. some reviewers find the bass response on the Essence one to be bloated. Is this your case?
That depends on your definition of bloated bass. The Essence One does produce a little more pronounced low end compared to a tube amp. But no exaggerated or lingering bass notes, even with fast bass tracks. Some treble-heads might not like this. This actually worked out well for me with the HD800 which is known as bass anemic, bright headphone, to even it out. I just needed a little more oomph.
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Just got my new Dynaudio X32s and a Peachtree nova125 integrated amplifier setup. Still some cleanup/re-arranging and cable management to do. biggrin.gif

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Just got my new Dynaudio X32s and a Peachtree nova125 integrated amplifier setup. Still some cleanup/re-arranging and cable management to do. biggrin.gif

hmm i thought they'd be bigger than that. i would personally space them out more 4 feet dosent give them enough space unless they are for a HT in wich all they would be used for is music fills.
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hmm i thought they'd be bigger than that. i would personally space them out more 4 feet dosent give them enough space unless they are for a HT in wich all they would be used for is music fills.

Nope they are tiny as hell. The X32s are barely (11%) bigger than the Confidence C1 bookshelf speakers. They're smaller than a lot of bookshelf speakers on the market, actually.
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hmm i thought they'd be bigger than that. i would personally space them out more 4 feet dosent give them enough space unless they are for a HT in wich all they would be used for is music fills.

Yeah, I'm going to try to do some more re-arranging. Probably going to wait until the weekend to move the bookshelves further apart and give them more space though.

Also, thanks for the suggestions everyone on both speakers and receivers/amplifiers even though I sort of ended up taking different roads on both ends.
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Yeah, I'm going to try to do some more re-arranging. Probably going to wait until the weekend to move the bookshelves further apart and give them more space though.

Also, thanks for the suggestions everyone on both speakers and receivers/amplifiers even though I sort of ended up taking different roads on both ends.

instead of moving the shelvs further apart move them closer and put the speakers on the end and toe them in slighly. also how far are you from your tv? the speakers should optimaly be the same distance from you and its twin. and also a little bit away from the wall but you look good in that respect.


otherwise how do they sound?
Edited by NFF - 2/4/14 at 9:24pm
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