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post #10531 of 13050

I hear the new meridian can power it. Dunno if its actually true or not. 

post #10532 of 13050
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

its very good.......

 

too tired to listen right now since i just got back from my overnight shift. will listen later and this weekend though.

 

as of now, the bass is the best i've heard, the headphones get louder than they do on the GSX MK2, not by a huge margin, but enough to give you a full dynamic range, theres no strain or clipping or congestion anywhere. it fully drives the he-6, i think the he-6 actually manage to reach their natural clipping limit without any problems 

 

sound quality, not sure yet. but it sounds good. the transients, separation, and mids on the he-6 are very neutral and natural sounding now.

Told ya! :wink_face:

post #10533 of 13050
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Do you have resister at output ??

You don't need them with its 50 watts at 8 ohms output. If I remember correctly Dr. fang said once that is the amplifier is 70-80 watts or less the resistors are not needed. He recommends them for amplifiers with 100 watts/ch output or more.

I tried them once with my Threshold T50 (basically same amplifier) and I like the sound better without them.

post #10534 of 13050
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

50wpc if im not mistaken. Can't find much else about it. I do know Mr. Pass was part of this joint venture (forte audio) though.

I am almost sure this Model 1 is based on Bi-Polar transistors circuit and not the IGTB that came with the Forte 4, 4a, 6 and 6a. The IGTB circuit was used after Nelson Pass left the company. The parent company was InConcert they used to own the Threshold and Forte lines. The Forte line came out to provide a more affordable line of equipment with close performance to the Threshold line.

post #10535 of 13050
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Yes many, to include McIntosh SS amps.
I'm in the same boat. Also wasn't much impressed with Marantz at 50 watts.
post #10536 of 13050
Thanks music man

Al D
post #10537 of 13050
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I hear the new meridian can power it. Dunno if its actually true or not. 

 

Are there any specs anywhere?  I've not been able to find any output power specs...

post #10538 of 13050
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

its very good.......

 

too tired to listen right now since i just got back from my overnight shift. will listen later and this weekend though.

 

as of now, the bass is the best i've heard, the headphones get louder than they do on the GSX MK2, not by a huge margin, but enough to give you a full dynamic range, theres no strain or clipping or congestion anywhere. it fully drives the he-6, i think the he-6 actually manage to reach their natural clipping limit without any problems 

 

sound quality, not sure yet. but it sounds good. the transients, separation, and mids on the he-6 are very neutral and natural sounding now.

Encouraging news!  Congrats...  Look forward to hearing more impressions.

 

Enjoy :)

post #10539 of 13050

It appears that Audeze's new LCD-X is the center of the spotlight currently here at Head-Fi.

 

Though I haven't had the opportunity to audition it in person yet, I think I have a vague idea of how it sounds like from reading reviews and feedbacks of several people on the Internet. If what they're saying is true, then I think I'll be one of those who prefer the LCD-X to its more expensive - and Audeze's self-proclaimed flagship - LCD-3... for the exact same reason I prefer my HE-6 to LCD-3.

 

If the LCD-3 is a lush, dark sounding headphone with a touch of somewhat tubey warmth, and the HD800 is a clean, transparent, open and airy headphone with state-of-the-art imaging and soundstage, both headphones are at opposite extremes. Both are complementary to one another, each has its own strengths/weaknesses and genres it excels at, but neither is a jack-of-all-trades. If I were to own just one headphone, owning either the LCD-3 and HD800 will leave me with a sense of dissatisfaction, considering that I listen to practically all genres out there. This is why the HE-6 currently stands as my favorite headphone; it is placed close to the middle of LCD-3 and HD800 which are polar opposite. The HE-6 offers a cleaner, wider, and more transparent window of music compared to the rather closed-sounding LCD-3, while retaining its tactility and the sound of engagement as a planar magnetic headphone compared to the rather distant-sounding HD800. It strikes one of the most perfect balance between two distinct sonic signatures people crave over, without sacrificing too much of one over the other.

 

However, after reading the reviews of LCD-X, I can't help but feel that it could also be another headphone that is ideal for me. According to the reviewers, It is apparently brighter than the LCD-3 and thus more neutral-sounding (but not bright in the absolute sense), has a superior treble response, more transparent, images better in terms of 3D soundstaging, and best of all, generally works better with a wider range of genre than the LCD-3. And while the LCD-3 seems to do better when it comes to mids and bass, the LCD-X's bass is still considered one of the best, probably the best after the LCD-3 and definitely better than that of the HE-6.

 

This got me really interested in comparing the LCD-X and HE-6, but sadly the LCD-X is not available here in Korea yet. This is purely my speculation, but I think the LCD-X and HE-6 will sound similar in many aspects, with the LCD-X still doing better in the bass department while the HE-6 shines in treble. Another very important difference is that the LCD-X is probably one of the easiest planar magnetic headphone to drive, with its relatively high sensitivity of 96 dB/mW, while the HE-6 is one of the most demanding beast in all of headphonedom.

 

It would be interesting to compare the LCD-X and HE-6 when they are driven to their very best. Call me prejudiced if you will, but I tend to think of headphones that are easy to drive, either having low impedance or high sensitivity, as having low a scalability (a.k.a. ceiling). At their very best, the HE-6 may perform better. But who knows?

 

Has anyone here heard the LCD-X in person?

post #10540 of 13050

well i own the HE-6 and i think i am close to having them driven to their best.

 

i've heard the LCD-X, and i think they sound pretty different and you can't really compare them. not sure which one is better, cause its really a preference. the hifiman sounds like a hifiman and the lcd-x sounds like an audeze. they are on a similar level though.

post #10541 of 13050
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

well i own the HE-6 and i think i am close to having them driven to their best.

 

i've heard the LCD-X, and i think they sound pretty different and you can't really compare them. not sure which one is better, cause its really a preference. the hifiman sounds like a hifiman and the lcd-x sounds like an audeze. they are on a similar level though.

 

Could you describe how the HE-6 and LCD-X sound different, then?

post #10542 of 13050

the lcd-x sounds alot more like an lcd-2 but with better treble and imaging. the he-6 sounds alot more like an he-500, but with better treble transparency and bass

post #10543 of 13050
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
 

Told ya! :wink_face:

:beerchug:

post #10544 of 13050

Am I the only one that feels this?

 

I haven't noticed it until recently, but I think one of HE-6's weak points is how it lacks a central focus compared to other TOTL headphones. While it has good imaging and transparency, if I close my eyes and listen to the HE-6, I feel that the center of the stage is somewhat vacant compared to left and right. Other headphones seem to do a fairly good job in emulating a clear center stage, but with the HE-6, something is missing. It may not be a big deal for some, but still...

 

Do any of you agree with this, or is it just me?

If this has been addressed as one of HE-6's traits before, is there any way to improve upon this?

post #10545 of 13050
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

Am I the only one that feels this?

 

I haven't noticed it until recently, but I think one of HE-6's weak points is how it lacks a central focus compared to other TOTL headphones. While it has good imaging and transparency, if I close my eyes and listen to the HE-6, I feel that the center of the stage is somewhat vacant compared to left and right. Other headphones seem to do a fairly good job in emulating a clear center stage, but with the HE-6, something is missing. It may not be a big deal for some, but still...

 

Do any of you agree with this, or is it just me?

If this has been addressed as one of HE-6's traits before, is there any way to improve upon this?

 

+1

 

better amping helps improve, but i still feel this to some extent.

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