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Anybody tried LCD-2fazor with iFi micro iDSD? What's the sound like? And if you've tried it as well with iFi nano iDSD, what's the difference in sound?

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Anybody tried LCD-2fazor with iFi micro iDSD? What's the sound like? And if you've tried it as well with iFi nano iDSD, what's the difference in sound?

Cheers.

I tried it pretty briefly (micro) at a meet last weekend. From my little bit of time with the combo, I liked it. It will likely be the next amp I get (and keep) until I stop having to move my set up so frequently and can get something in a larger form factor. Pretty impressive device for the price in my opinion. 

 

EDIT: Can't really give too many specifics on what it sounds like since

A) it was at a meet

B) I don't remember exactly what it sounded like, just that I liked how it sounded and performed with my LCD 2

C) Even if I did remember exactly what it sounded like, I'm pretty inexperienced with how to describe that sound


Edited by roflcopter159 - 11/16/14 at 8:52pm
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I tried it pretty briefly (micro) at a meet last weekend. From my little bit of time with the combo, I liked it. It will likely be the next amp I get (and keep) until I stop having to move my set up so frequently and can get something in a larger form factor. Pretty impressive device for the price in my opinion. 

EDIT: Can't really give too many specifics on what it sounds like since
A) it was at a meet
B) I don't remember exactly what it sounded like, just that I liked how it sounded and performed with my LCD 2
C) Even if I did remember exactly what it sounded like, I'm pretty inexperienced with how to describe that sound
How do you compare it to the sound of your equipment at that time and what's uour equipment? We're you also able to try the nano iDSD, how does it compare to the micro iDSD?
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How do you compare it to the sound of your equipment at that time and what's uour equipment? We're you also able to try the nano iDSD, how does it compare to the micro iDSD?

The nano was at the meet, but I did not get a chance to try that out. Someone else will have to chime in to help you out there. 

 

As for comparing it to my own equipment, it is a huge improvement to what I have. I have an Aune T1 and I don't think that my equipment currently allows the LCD 2 to reach their full potential. 

 

I noticed you have the O2. I tried the O2 at the meet as well (same owner as the Micro) and I thought that the Micro was a bit more fun to listen to but I'm not sure I could describe how at this point. I think that the number of features that the Micro provides over the O2 alone is worth the purchase to me, and I thought that it sounded (subjectively) better than the O2. Like I said, the Micro is likely to be my next purchase (as well as a stopping point until I'm out of school). I have no doubts that the Micro would be able to adequately power any pair of headphones you could throw at it and have them all sound pretty solid. 

 

EDIT: In case you are interested/looking for other options for home setups, my absolute favorite amp that I was able to try at the meet was a modded Bottlehead S.E.X.


Edited by roflcopter159 - 11/16/14 at 10:54pm
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The nano was at the meet, but I did not get a chance to try that out. Someone else will have to chime in to help you out there. 

As for comparing it to my own equipment, it is a huge improvement to what I have. I have an Aune T1 and I don't think that my equipment currently allows the LCD 2 to reach their full potential. 

I noticed you have the O2. I tried the O2 at the meet as well (same owner as the Micro) and I thought that the Micro was a bit more fun to listen to but I'm not sure I could describe how at this point. I think that the number of features that the Micro provides over the O2 alone is worth the purchase to me, and I thought that it sounded (subjectively) better than the O2. Like I said, the Micro is likely to be my next purchase (as well as a stopping point until I'm out of school). I have no doubts that the Micro would be able to adequately power any pair of headphones you could throw at it and have them all sound pretty solid. 

EDIT: In case you are interested/looking for other options for home setups, my absolute favorite amp that I was able to try at the meet was a modded Bottlehead S.E.X.
Thanks for the replies roflcopter59. Appreciate it.
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Thanks for the replies roflcopter59. Appreciate it.

No problem, hopefully I was able to help some. If you end up with a Micro, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

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I wonder if anyone is using the likes of Bakoon with LCD-2 ...is it an amazing pairing ?

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I'm currently using the La Figaro 339.

 

Moving from HE-500, which Audeze is an upgrade ( not ) sidegrade for me? 

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