image hifi 02/2015
Title: Devices for listening
Author: Alfredo Mascia
Translated from the original German article
The T 1 is dynamic, semi-open headphone with an impedance of 600 ohms, which presents itself as elegant and a little bit techno-styled. The materials used and their processing are at the highest level, the leather headband pad, ear pads of posh velours and driver covers of the finest steel attest the Manufactory in Heilbronn “Top marks”.
What I find worth mentioning: There were no headphones that I put on and immediately had the feeling that it fits. This good comfort is, from my point of view, transferable to almost all people because headphones have a universal size and moreover provide a enough setting options.
I am certainly not anticipating when I point out that the T 1 has reached the goal. The Beyerdynamic plays much less" in your head "than others. Also, and especially at higher levels, the pressure in the head remains moderate. It is possible to listen at high volumes for a very long while remaining relaxed.
How does the T 1 sound? Subjectively I would say: fast. And when I think about this, I would still claim this when I had to be objective.
It is reproduced exactly what is on the CD or LP. Not more, but above all not less. As beyerdynamic has such an extremely accurate impulse, it is natural that all details can be heard, very well integrated in the context and not over-represented. The mean frequency ranges are realistic, voices remain natural, but always have enough body, the top sounds are presented on a silver platter.
For the lover who wants to know what exactly is on the discs, there is (...) hardly anything better."