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Based on your music preference alone I would go with the LCD3. The HD800 would sound really thin and harsh with modern pop and rock. Anything Audeze would render a much more enjoyable listening experience with below par recordings. Besides you love the Audeze house sound so why change?   One thing though, I've read that the O2 doesn't drive the LCD3 well, you may want to look into that.
  While I agree that sibilant songs tend to be bad recordings, the bitrate doesn't have much if anything to do with it. I have many flac songs that are very sibilant on the HE-400s. That would be imo this headphone's biggest flaw (along with slightly recessed female vocals). Quite disappointing considering Im in love with these headphones.   If you want to reduce the sibilance a little, try the jergpads. I finished the mod yesterday and it fleshes out female vocals...
I've done some listening with the jerpads and it's really difficult for me to compare sounds based on memory, but I think I can safely say that the jergpads do indeed flatten out the midrange somewhat. Female vocals (upper mids) sound a little fuller I think, and some of the edge to sibilance seems to have been shaved off, but not completely. Some of my badly recorded song that exhibit thin female vocals with the velours seem to sound fuller with the jergpads. The rest...
  We may as well abolish all the rules then 
  First world problems man..
  That honestly made me laugh more than it should have.
  Thanks for this post. I'll better compare the two pads tomorrow especially vocals, right now there's people sleeping.
  Honestly I haven't formed an opinion on the sound yet. The time I posted my impressions I had listened to maybe 2 minutes worth of music. Im just disappointed with the fit and finish (my fault probably), not so much the sound.   I'll post further sound impressions once I form a more solid opinion.   What do you make of the difference between the jergpad and the velours? Also do you think the velours have that ringing issue you mention?
  There should be, but they may cost more. The ODAC is already fantastic value.
  The e17 dac is pretty good, but ODAC is a step ahead. Better resolution.
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