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Beyerdynamic DT-1350 Stereo Headphone Review

This is my third DT1350, and still no 'Facelift' version, which I may get anyway within a couple of weeks. On its own, it's the same deal as the first DT1350 I bought (April 2011), but not the second one (February 2012). The second DT1350 had a much looser clamp, and while that relieved the headaches, the midrange was even more dominant than the first DT1350. The extra-strong midrange was bad enough, but if the earpads didn't seal well immediately due to the loose clamp, the sound could be quite hollow.

So even though this third sample is pretty much the same as the first, the Audioforge 'Parametric' equalizer I describe in the review and video makes the sound one of the best I've ever heard. Note that this equalization does not attempt to make the headphone sound fundamentally different or more 'hi-fi' - the goal here was twofold: Relieve the 'constricted' sound effect that many reviewers describe, and push the midrange down some to lessen the hollow effect.

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/forum/headphone-reviews/4015-beyerdynamic-dt-1350-stereo-headphone-review.html

Focal Elear, Beyer DT1770/T70p, Grado PS1000e, B&O H6, DragonFly1.2/DragonFly Black/Oppo HA2 DAC/amps, Lehmann Traveler amp.

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RE: Beyerdynamic DT-1350 Stereo Headphone Review

My current Foobar2000 EQ settings for the standard DT-1350 headphone:

55: -2.0
77: -4.0
110: -4.0
156: +0.0
220: -4.0
311: -8.0
440: -8.0
622: -8.0
880: -6.0
1200: -4.0
1800: -2.0
2500: +0.0
3500: +2.0
5000: -4.0
7000: +2.0
10000: +2.0
14000: +2.0

Focal Elear, Beyer DT1770/T70p, Grado PS1000e, B&O H6, DragonFly1.2/DragonFly Black/Oppo HA2 DAC/amps, Lehmann Traveler amp.

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RE: Beyerdynamic DT-1350 Stereo Headphone Review

Here's my video comparison of the DT1350 Facelift and non-Facelift versions, plus the T51p so you can see the 3 different earpad types.

http://youtu.be/S5n97_32P6M

Focal Elear, Beyer DT1770/T70p, Grado PS1000e, B&O H6, DragonFly1.2/DragonFly Black/Oppo HA2 DAC/amps, Lehmann Traveler amp.

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