Summary: It's hard to review this headphone as it's the most I have ever spent on a headphone. For starters, I don't really care for the HD800, I do have the SA5000 which I consider much more technical. So of all three which would be the most musical, while delivering an accurate sound?
Summary: I won't get too technical or get too in depth int his review. I will just state what I believe these headphones do and how they sound, just very straight to the point.
The T1 is beyerdynamics' latest entry into full size open dynamic headphones.
Pros: Neutrality and naturalness of the sound.
Cons: Very unforgiving of poor quality recordings.
Summary: I have been a fan of Grado sound for over 4 years now. My first set of cans was Grado SR60 which I replaces with the RS2 and finally with GS1000. I loved their fastpaced and fun sound, they are and forever will be the perfect Rock and Metal and Bollywood cans!
Pros: Neutral, Comfortable, Well built, Detailed and comfortable sound, Soundstage!
Cons: High Impedence means you cant use it with portable sources like iPods
Summary: BORROWED FROM A FELLOW MEMBER
Wow, did I want to love these headphones. And I just don't. They're fine. They don't do anything horribly wrong. But the also don't do anything extraordinary, and for the price being charged, they should. I think the HD800 is better.
Summary: When I ordered the T1 I really was not sure it would be a keeper. I bought a open box unit with full warranty. The headphones were burned in so listening time was much quicker for me as they needed no burn in. The first time I put them on using my Matrix M Stage and Marantz DV6001 was uneventful.
Pros: Very musical with great detail,bass and a stellar high end
Summary: Beyerdynamic are a well known name in the headphone industry and in the professional audio world. I have toyed with the idea of purchasing Beyers on many occasions, but never pulled the trigger... until now.
Summary: My comments echo Skylab's. These are simply the best dynamic headphones I've ever heard. While the may not be technically equal to the Sennheiser HD800s, they certainly make up in the fact that their overall presentation simply works better than every headphone I've heard to date.
Pros: Incredibly balanced and the best all rounder I've heard