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post #5251 of 7727
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

I just got my lcd-2's in the mail today, and I plugged them up to my NFB 15.1 that I used with my Denon D5000's, and honestly, I was a little depressed by the amount of bass (or lack there of) in these headphones.

Could it just be the amp?

I've gotten a recommendation to get a schiit bifrost+lyr combo and to add in nationals or something of the like to give it a really booming bass feel..

my current setup is just foobar2k->usb to 15.1 as a dac/amp.

i've got around 6-700$  leftover to spend on a dac and an amp, so what can I get to really give me that bass that rattles my body!

i listen to a whole lot of electronic/house music, and I got the LCD-2's because everyone said they were hands down the absolute best for this genre of music.

 

 

Get the Mjolnir.  Problem solved..

post #5252 of 7727
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Get the Mjolnir.  Problem solved..


http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SCMJO

 

Because I don't know??? but he has 6-700 and this would cost $750-. Would he still need to get balanced cables or does the lcd2 come with that? Sounds like another $80- on Audeze site if he would need them. I'm not getting a whole lot on the site to verify either way. I even watched a guy unbox his and couldn't tell by photo. After reading the Schitt info I think that is a great recommendation though.

post #5253 of 7727
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http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SCMJO

 

Because I don't know??? but he has 6-700 and this would cost $750-. Would he still need to get balanced cables or does the lcd2 come with that? Sounds like another $80- on Audeze site if he would need them. I'm not getting a whole lot on the site to verify either way. I even watched a guy unbox his and couldn't tell by photo. After reading the Schitt info I think that is a great recommendation though.

 

 

I don't think the LCD-2 comes with balanced cables.  I know the LCD-3 does.  

post #5254 of 7727
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post


Get the Mjolnir.  Problem solved..

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post #5255 of 7727
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Get the Mjolnir.  Problem solved..

thank you everyone for your replies and advice, i've been advised to get the Bifrost and Lyr, as opposed to just getting the Mjolnir and not using a dac.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of one over the other?

post #5256 of 7727

Zzzz... no amp change is going to make LCD-2 "rattle ur head". Just use a +6-9dB bass eq.

post #5257 of 7727
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Zzzz... no amp change is going to make LCD-2 "rattle ur head". Just use a +6-9dB bass eq.

i wasn't literally meaning "rattle my head", i was simply stating that the lcd-2's bass got so much praise, and i'm genuinely not seeing it come forth as much as i'd like to (or was hoping, for that matter)

post #5258 of 7727
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

i wasn't literally meaning "rattle my head", i was simply stating that the lcd-2's bass got so much praise, and i'm genuinely not seeing it come forth as much as i'd like to (or was hoping, for that matter)

 

Common misconception if you don't read between the lines. Quality is there, but quantity is "flat" (even the graphs tell you that). EDM always likes a boosted bottom.


Edited by hekeli - 1/12/13 at 11:22pm
post #5259 of 7727
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Common misconception if you don't read between the lines. Quality is there, but quantity is "flat" (even the graphs tell you that).

so, what you're saying is, there's really no way to get more "quantity" out of the bass?

post #5260 of 7727
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so, what you're saying is, there's really no way to get more "quantity" out of the bass?


Use EQ / DSP / tone controls or whatever you like.

 

If you still don't like it after that, that's fine. There's also a difference with open and closed phones. Closed ones usually can give you different punch/slam regardless of EQ due to the physical differences. I like my TH900 for electronic..


Edited by hekeli - 1/12/13 at 11:31pm
post #5261 of 7727

I personally found the LCD 2 to respond poorly to EQ. I'm a big EDM listener and I've tried both hardware and software stuff and preferred it without it every time.

post #5262 of 7727
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

so, what you're saying is, there's really no way to get more "quantity" out of the bass?


A beefier cable should help.

post #5263 of 7727
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post


A beefier cable should help.

This man's right.  Just wrap your cable in premium roast.

post #5264 of 7727
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post


A beefier cable should help.



www.charlestoncablecompany.com

 

I like this companies philosophy: Chose either entry level, mid level or audiophile. Also can see

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/637059/what-are-the-most-noticeable-cable-upgrades


Edited by JamesHuntington - 1/13/13 at 6:23pm
post #5265 of 7727

The bass with the LCD2's is "quality" not boomy loudness.....Its there and accurate....just not as boomy as in many other cans.

I use a lowly O2 amp and have bass that is out of this world.....

 

Also had the Schiit Lyr and many tubes, once I had the O2 I sold the Schiit....

 

Alex
 

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