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post #29131 of 30805
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Originally Posted by senson View Post
 

I can't comment on WA7 since I do not have personal experience, but for the LCD-2 it is not the best headphone for wide soundstage and separation, there are better phones for orchestra and classical, however it has a euphonic, intimate, romantic sound which I love to listen to piano, jazz vocal, not to mention it has pretty good amount of bass but shy of treble for poorly recorded pop musics...

 

I use regular USB cable(printer cable which came with my epson printer :D) for my DA8. I had fancy USB cable (well not those couple hundred dollar one it was audio quest forest) when I had W4S but did not notice any difference when I switched back and forth. Maybe my ears or DAC are not good enough to hear any differences... If i were you, I would spend that money on tubes.

Thank you for the feedback. Your signature shows you have several high end headphones, may I ask which one, based on your experience, you recommend for wide soundstage and separation? I will not buy expensive usb cable then.

post #29132 of 30805
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Originally Posted by sarahkho View Post
 

Thank you for the feedback. Your signature shows you have several high end headphones, may I ask which one, based on your experience, you recommend for wide soundstage and separation? I will not buy expensive usb cable then.

 

Well, I am not the best person to give you an advice since I am not really a big fan of classical music even though I enjoy them time to time. I like to listen to mostly Jazz piano/vocal, all kind of rock music and some electronics.

 

In terms of wide sound stage and separation, it would be HD800, however preferences are very subjective. A lot of people here favor HD800 here but for me it is not my favorite headphone because IMO(it all depends on your chain of system also but at least in my system) it try too hard to squeeze out massive sound stage and separation to show how good it is and sometimes it bothers me. If you want every single detail and massive sound stage HD800 would be still your best choice in dynamic headphones though.

 

In my very limited experience compares to others like DG in this tread, my favorite headphones are T1 / LCD2 & 3 and currently trying to figure out if I like HD700 or not :D. Also I have to plan to try TH900 very soon if I don't buy another amp, dac or any other toys..lol.

post #29133 of 30805

^ +1.  solid advise! I personally won't buy the HD800 without listening to it first extensively.  Fortunately, I got to do this cuz a friend let me borrow his HD800 for 2 weeks.  I found that between my HE500 and the HD800, the 2 would cover/complement each other to satisfy all my need/preference.  I did think about the T1 too and have heard from many owners that the T1 is also a very good all rounder but I already have HE500 for that.  This is one of the reasons why I went with HD800 after much contemplating.  Besides, my amp is ready and personally verified to pair well with HD800.  

 

@sarahkho, Gluck with your search.

post #29134 of 30805

I got Chatam and RCA 6as7g's today for my woo 2. Listening to the RCA's now, they are nice and warm. Looking forward to rolling back and forth between the new tubes and the 5998's. 

post #29135 of 30805

Cool. Let me know what you think

post #29136 of 30805
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I got Chatam and RCA 6as7g's today for my woo 2. Listening to the RCA's now, they are nice and warm. Looking forward to rolling back and forth between the new tubes and the 5998's. 

I personally prefer 5998 over RCA 6as7g.

post #29137 of 30805
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

I personally prefer 5998 over RCA 6as7g.

seems like there is more detail alright and clearer. I was listening to "bookends" and "bridge over troubled water" by Simon and Garfunkel today and i have to say that the RCA's work really well with these albums. The 5998 was highlighting the sss in the vocal a slight bit too much for me. The darker RCA's are lovely for Simon and Garfunkel. :D

post #29138 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Cool. Let me know what you think

will do

post #29139 of 30805

Love love love my RCA 6as7g!  I think it really depends on the headphone and setup.  I tried to setup my system around my HD 800 and am absolutely in love with the accuracy and imaging they provide..  Although I really like a good lush, warm sound too.  So because of this I love the RCA 6as7g on my WA2 amp.  Its a great duo and I plan on trying out vinyl to maybe even boost my sonic preferences even more.  I have tried about 4 different tubes and for my situation that is what I preferred, but I think it comes down to the headphone, the rest of the system and the user!

 

post #29140 of 30805

i find that the RCA doesn't even come close to the 5998, its warmer and more forgiving but yeah, all the pros stop there, the 5998 is another level. also the RCA may have  less treble but it still feels peaky and unrefined, having a harshness/grain in the sound at times.

post #29141 of 30805
6AS7G tubes, nothing beats GEC. biggrin.gif. Even the GEC 6080 kicks RCA 6AS7G's ass...
post #29142 of 30805
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

6AS7G tubes, nothing beats GEC. biggrin.gif. Even the GEC 6080 kicks RCA 6AS7G's ass...

:beerchug:

 

the GEC 6080 are pretty nice tubes actually, they sound different than GEC 6AS7G but are nice, very warm full and inviting sound thats very sweet. 

 

i actually really liked them.

post #29143 of 30805

I should try the GEC 6080 then.  I spent a lot of time with the 5998 and just didn't understand the hype.  This was my personal experience and equipment.  It does sound like I need to go for a pair of GEC 6080 ASAP though!

post #29144 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

:beerchug:

 

the GEC 6080 are pretty nice tubes actually, they sound different than GEC 6AS7G but are nice, very warm full and inviting sound thats very sweet. 

 

i actually really liked them.

Been so busy still have not opened the box will do so tomorrow DG. Man LCD X is in the house now 

post #29145 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i find that the RCA doesn't even come close to the 5998, its warmer and more forgiving but yeah, all the pros stop there, the 5998 is another level. also the RCA may have  less treble but it still feels peaky and unrefined, having a harshness/grain in the sound at times.

I agree with you but on a lot of albums that i like less treble is nice. I haven't noticed any peakyness yet but i only have been listening for a few hours. There does seem to be something missing though compared with 5998. I don't know how to describe it, its strange. listened to james brown - "hot pants" and that album that  from darker RCA sound and less detail. this album sounds pretty good on those tubes. 

 

Listening to the Chatams now. They seem to be a bit more balanced i think these are slightly better. I need to listen more though. No micro-phonics at all when i tap the table. :D

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