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Astell&Kern Beyerdynamic AK T1p Headphones

Astell&Kern Beyerdynamic AK T1p Headphones

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Just want to say I'm very pleased with my purchase, currently using the phones together with the AK 70 mkII. My only gripe is the fact I had to pay import duties on a product, that on the box stated "hand made in Germany" ps I still saved quite a lot of pennies.
Having BOTH versions of the T1 Tesla, I sort of feel like this variant steps away from the core style of the T1; the somewhat clinical presentation of the SS and the excellent clarity derived from the higher impedance drivers. If the shift of the SS is toward a warmer and more coloured sound, it doesn't feel like it's true to the T1. You won't know what a "real" T1 sounds like with these. If I want warmer, I use a tube amp, instead of a solid state amp.
I am sure that this is a headphone that will appeal to many. It can be driven by portable rigs... And good for that. I absolutely believe that the build quality is very high value, as one would expect from such a collaboration.
I just feel like, if one is looking for the T1 Tesla SS, buying something that has been tweaked away from that isn't the way to go. You won't completely drive a high imps T1 with most portable rigs, certainly will require a good portable amp.... and that's okay, as the T1 really deserves a sit down and attentive listen, instead of jammed in on the bus or the underground.
It's never a bad idea to see if you can find a pure T1,(either version), on The 'Bay. Can often snap up a set for less than 700 bux. And don't be too obsessed by V2 over the V1; the SS is not significantly different, it's really mostly about cable removal vs fixed cable. Personally, I don't remove cables much; less wear and tear on the connectors.
TiffanyPoodleslide
T1 Gen 2 does have a significantly different tonality, it is warmer than the Gen 1. Still a bit bass light but definitely not as thin as the Gen 1.
I owned all 3 versions. T1 Gen 2is by far my favorite. The A&K has a thicker coil, hence the lower impedance, which I believe makes it less brilliant in the higher registers as its driver is not as responsive. Not a huge difference but noticable.
Sorry that not 600ohm version ;C
Have these gone lower than $600 anywhere else ??
I´m really interested in these but I´m not sure if my O2 + SDAC would be enough to drive these well despite the low impedance
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yep. It'll do FINE.
Listened to my T1 on this very DAC/amp this morning, a little Wake UP! Vivaldi Glorias action. If it can do that,and the T1s not be all harsh on it, a more mellow headphone at a lower imedance will be just super.
TiffanyPoodleslide
Alright, thank you very much
Adorama closed these out at $499 not too long ago.
Does any one know if the cables are detachable from the cups?
cheers
yelodoggy
yes, it is
yelodoggy
Thanks!
If only it were the T1.2, but it's still a decent deal.
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Ah, I see, thanks very much! I have your AK100ii and a pair of the 2nd Gen T5p, but have always been interested in the T1p.
Any chances to see CLOSED version on Massdrop?
If this were the the normal version, I would immediatly pick them up.
Jesse0403
Is this not normal version, I have used this - sound quality is excellent and very comfortable.
Dhaval6666
It´s the portable version, so it won´t run off my tube-amp very well because of the low impedance.
this vs dt1990 ?
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T1 Gen1 has three confirmed distinct versions.
T1 SN<3-4K ishk (bright and horrible) T1 SN > 4 K but < 23 K (there may have been revisions in-between, but hard to tell exactly. I believe it was revised perhaps once more in this range). 20K + is "late run T1". T1 SN > 23K is the very rare, T1 Gen1 v2, with parts of the T1V2 built into the Gen 1 chassis.
Late run t1 has reduced treble (compared to the first iteration), bumped bass, and given a well-matched amp, simply excellent. T1 Gen 2 is also very good, with different packaging, slightly fixed, but also reduced build quality (no more leather, but detachable cable and better sliders). Soundwise it's a tad below the late run, but it's not far off.
Amiron I've not tried. T90 is horrible by all accounts. 1990 is good but the FR is a lot less clean than T1. Looks rather strange tbh - fortunately doesn't sound as strange as it looks.
Any who, I prefer the original Beyer products to the AK versions almost universally. AK T1 is fine but just get the original and a tube amp if you're looking to do what the AK T1 does tbh.
PMRAudio
I didn't know there was so much distinction in the t1 gen 1 alone, holy moly. Dunno what serial I listened to either. I did like it though! Amiron is just like a perfectly refined t90. No excessive brightness at all it's treble is perfect for my ears. Thanks for your comment though if I can pick up a late serial t1 I might, I'd just mod it to be detachable balanced. I already have enough headphones so what to sell....
Does this pair of cans sound different to the original T1 or T1.2 ? What mailing service will be used for shipping internationally (USPS, DHL, etc.) ?
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How about the import fees deposit? How can I redeem them? It's paid or I have to pay the fees on the peruvian, Callao port? Greetings from Peru.
TheAudiophileProphet
You pay import fees. I think dhl will call u to make payment once the item has reached your country. It's either dhl or ur local customs. Not too sure.