Title: Renovated instead of painted only
Autor: Thomas Johannsen
Translated from the original German article
Conclusion: beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation): The beyerdynamic T1 loves live music and succeeds in presenting complex performances in a differentiated way. It is by no means as demanding as the players, as one might think regarding the technical specifications, quite the opposite, it can develop its potential with mobile devices – provided there is an appropriate amplifier. But the best and most comfortable way is to enjoy it at home.
With a comparatively small effort, the NuForce Headamp is only a fraction of the headphone, a surprisingly high degree of bass staggering and impulsivity can be heard. In direct comparison with fully-open listeners like a Sennheiser HD 800, a more defensive gait in the mid- tweeter transition is heard, but that's more of a question of taste than a flaw. Its key features include the impulsive dynamics and tremendous resolution in the bass and mid-range, especially live recordings of all genres are a real pleasure with the T1.
The Beyerdynamic T1 ...
reaches down deeply and very precisely into the bass cabinet without playing it in the foreground. It allows for an enormous differentiation in the low frequency range. On the level side, this area is kept neutral.
is due to its very light high-frequency emphasis and the linear bass range regarding the sound and overall something on the lighter side of sound.
does not only dissolve in the bass range, but also very precisely in the mid-range, copes with complex recordings and is close to the music event. Perhaps this is why it has a special passion for live recordings.
brings one very close to the stage, it forms well in its width and creates an impressive spatial bass performance with appropriate recordings. The imaging precision succeeds convincingly for this price class.
is a well-balanced dynamics which reproduces small as well as large loudspeaker jumps out of nowhere - provided the player can cope with its high impedance.
plays well with the most simple headphone outputs in the stationary mode, but runs with the right amplifier to the best form. In mobile applications, a potent amplifier is required.
is of an enormous high-quality workmanship.