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  1. They're just a really good pair of 880s... (that are a little too heavy and clamp a little to hard) And I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but I tried them with the Woo3 I originally bought for my 880s and found the Woo had the same synergy with the T-1s. Now the T-1s sound like a nice pair of headphones. Still "unimpressive", but much nicer with the Woo than either of my SSs. So now what? A better Woo? One more gripe and I'm done... There's a spot on top of my head that is starting to feel like I've been wearing the 701s again..... I don't know what Beyer was thinking with these headphones? USG
  2. HiFace needs a support of some kind to relieve stress on the USB port Blue Circle Thingee
  3. I've been listening to the T-1s for a few days and I'm in agreement with Asr. IMHO, the T-1s are nothing more than upgraded 880s and share the same sound signature. They have less bass, but more soundstage, transparency, and detail. If you like 880s you will probably recognize the T-1s as an upgrade and like them too. Unfortunately, they are not the order of magnitude better that their price implies. I think they are over hyped and over priced at $1300. If 880s can be had for $249 on ebay, these should go for around $500. One thing I didn't care for with the T-1s was that they were not very good for the low level listening I usually do. When I turned down the volume, the mids faded out, disproportionately to the top and the already sparse bottom diminished even further, throwing off the tonal balance. Another thing I didn't care for (with low level listening) was a seemingly exaggerated sense of dynamic range. What I mean is that the quieter sounds became difficult to hear and the louder sounds seemed too pronounced. Again, the balance was restored as I increased the volume but I never noticed this problem with 650s or 880s. Are they worth keeping? Sure, if you don't mind spending the money. Btw, very nice review Ari. [stuff used: Laptop > Hiface/Thingee > North Star MKII > 2 box M^3/GS-1]
  4. Canon G7 Looking across Central Park toward the George Washington Bridge Piermont NY
  5. I hope it's much better than the converter they put in the Stello DA100... USG
  6. Maybe a MOD might want to move this thread to the Casino for obvious reasons? USG
  7. A day late and a dollar short..... Grid lock from the UN meeting on Thurs. Nothing was moving, except the cruise boat. About 30 of NYs finest were protecting the corner of 3rd Ave and 34th St during the UN meeting. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, They must have done a good job because the corner was still there when I went home later that evening. USG
  8. I'm still not being clear. By the "dark side" I mean leaning toward what many of you consider to be the negative aspects of analytical. A little etched, enhanced micro details and air etc. USG
  9. Dusty C- Some clarification. I am actually interested in a high quality amp that leans toward the "dark side" of analytical. USG
  10. Apparently I was not clear. Appologies. USG
  11. Hiya Stretch I have a GS-1 and 2 penguin M^3s, but I think you're right, another GS-1 is probably going to be the way to go. I tried rolling 8610s, 8065s, 637/627s and 843s into the penguin/sigma but the GS-1 is more of what I'm looking for. TK- I wish I knew someone who could build a B22 as fast as Justin can get me another GS-1, but I think Stretch is right about getting another GS-1 and done. N- I never heard a P-1 so I'm reluctant......... T- Never heard the GR so I can't comment, but maybe the North Star isn't analytical enough? USG
  12. Hi Dusty C Having not heard the 902, I'm a little leery about an amp that has a built in DAC and vice versa. The 902 retails for around $1600, so is it actually an $800 amp with an $800 DAC in tow? Or is it a $1200 amp with a $400 DAC. Or is it like the Benchmark, which also has a built in amp? USG
  13. I'm looking for a single ended analytical sounding amp to go with a North Star 192 MKII. Any suggestions besides a GS-1? Thanks USG
  14. Congratulations! I listened to it at the last NY meet and it was fantastic. USG
  15. Understood, but I would like to know what you like about transformer versions also. Thanks USG
  16. Hi Dinny I started with a Constantine, then bought a Stello. I auditioned the Neko and have moved on to a brand spanking new North Star, (which I will probably be selling in the near future as I move on to something else.) Btw, are you going to the NJ meet on the 25th? If you are, I would be interested in comparing DACs. I have a pretty good system for doing it with my dual output Thingee and dual input GS-1. Could probably use your CO2 also. After comparing the Benchmark to the Stello at the last meet, (with SiBurning) and finding no noticeable difference between the two, I would like to compare your EDC to the Stello and to my new North Star, to see if your initial impressions remain. Regards USG
  17. That's too bad. I'm sorry you feel that way. Maybe you'll change your mind? USG
  18. Just wondering? Is oatmeal769 a friend of yours like mike1127 is? USG
  19. Anyone else besides me wonder who oatmeal769 is? USG
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