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Audeze LCD-3f with rugged travel box. Zebrano cups with lambskin band and pads. Includes all documents, cables and adapter - everything that comes in a new retail box. Purchased a month ago from an authorized retailer. Manufactured at end of August 2015. These are just overkill for me. When not being used the phones went back in the case. Never dropped, fumbled or even placed on a hard surface. The day I got them I tried to loosen the screw on each gimbal, which left very...
I figured this was coming and have been waiting for it for a while. I ordered a Bifrost multibit.   However. When I read this, "...coupled to a precision Analog Devices AD5547CRUZ digital to analog converter—a D/A never before used in any other audio product" I certainly don't get warm and fuzzy inside. From what I can see, it looks like a $20 chip that has been available since 2010. Sooo uhhh you chose a 5 year old chip that no other manufacturer thought was worthy?...
I've enjoyed the bass extension and tight impact the lyr 2 provides to my full sized headphones, but the stock tubes created too much hiss through my UE 18pro ciem. I recently purchased the LISST tubes which dropped this hiss with my ciems on low gain to just barely audible with no music playing, and completely silent with audio. So now I can use my ciems with the Lyr 2, but the additional bass the Lyr added to my 18 pros is simply too much. It's not just more bass, but...
The Momentums are very sensitive (110db) and have very low impedance (18 ohms), so they will be susceptible to hiss. I don't think there's any way a new cable would change the hiss. They are basically not designed to be used with a desktop amp. The amp you have also has high output impedance (50 ohms) so the momentum may not be the best headphone for it. Word on the internet is you want your headphone to have an impedance 8x greater than the amp's output impedance to...
 I guess I'm just not convinced beyond maybe 3-4 drivers, in terms of technical necessity. 
 I've never understood why we're supposed to think that more drivers = better.
I received a new LCD-3f yesterday and want to just share my very quick initial reaction.   I previously owned the LCD-2f. I feel with the LCD-3 everything is significantly improved, except the bass.   From memory, the LCD-2 extended lower, had greater impact and strangely felt tighter. I remember feeling that with a few particular tracks the bass stopped and started with such precision and power you could hear tiny spaces between notes that just weren’t there with...
 Has anyone tried this? From the spec sheet the Magni 2 should be able to power the LCD-3 just fine, but how does it sound?
I've been wondering, why is the LCD-3 rated higher than the LCD-X in a number of metal categories when by all reports the X has more bass punch and it also doesn't exhibit the bass roll off of the newer fazor LCD-3s?
 I have the PM-3, and while the bass does go all the way down it doesn't hit nearly as hard as the larger planars. I went from an LCD-2 to a PM-3, and am pretty close to jumping back on the LCD/HE-6 bandwagon. I believe the th-900 and 600 are actually vented (on the front side) so I think of them as open. Might be a good thing as the sound in even the open back planars is effectively sealed between the driver and your ear, which pressurizes the bass. Since the planars...
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