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post #1591 of 5091

Don't cont out the Magnni until  you've heard it. It sounds just great with orthos like HE500 and LCD2. And it's cheaper and more reliable than a decent vintage amp.

post #1592 of 5091
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Originally Posted by xoaphexox View Post

Don't cont out the Magnni until  you've heard it. It sounds just great with orthos like HE500 and LCD2. And it's cheaper and more reliable than a decent vintage amp.

In all honesty I've not seen anything bad written about M&M. Everyone seems to be heaping praise on them. Probably a little snobbery on my part to think that such a cheap amp wouldn't be up to the job of driving expensive headphones. Perhaps I should give it a go.
Edited by Tony1110 - 8/17/13 at 5:36am
post #1593 of 5091
i have the aune t1 with lcd tbh it sounds pretty good ,there was one review that said the reviewer preferred the aune t1 over o2. good luck
post #1594 of 5091
o also my graph i bought it 2 days ago
post #1595 of 5091
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Originally Posted by xoaphexox View Post
 

Don't cont out the Magnni until  you've heard it. It sounds just great with orthos like HE500 and LCD2. And it's cheaper and more reliable than a decent vintage amp.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:56am
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The magni is awesome with the lcd-2. I have to disagree with the cheaper and more reliable claim. Many of the vintage amps just need a re capping and they can run another 40 years no problem. We have yet to see a 40 yr. old magni. I would say size and weight are the 2 biggest advantages the magni has over vintage.

 

You made my point in your counterargument - a vintage amp would have to be recapped in order to be brought back to original spec and "reset the clock" as far as reliability goes. This can easily surpass $100 in parts alone if you choose the DIY route - or multiples of hundreds if you choose to have a technician perform the work. The Magni on the other hand is only $100 total - cheaper if bought used. For the budget, the Magni seems to me like a no-brainer. But my hobby has been repairing and restoring vintage amplifiers for the last 7 years, so I'm biased. A recapped top of the line vintage amp will cost several hundred dollars even in poor working order unless you find a 'steal' at a flea market or estate sale.

post #1597 of 5091

I visited my friends house on Saturday. He lives with his older brother, who is the person who got me and him interested in high fidelity audio. While I have a Sennheiser HD 518 played through an Aune T1 at the moment, his brother owns a LCD2, T1 and other high end headphones + amps. 

 

I listened to the Audeze LCD2 and Beyerdynamic T1 headphones on Saturday through his Burson amp. Before this I had only listened to the HD600 and DT880 that were in their household. The headphones were very impressive but I loved the LCD2 sound. So effortless and smooth, while the T1 had plenty of treble energy with a spike up near the top. The soundstage was bigger than I typically like, but it was impressive in ways. Coming from a Sennheiser 518, the level of quality of the LCD2 was insane, as taste of the top tier sound out there. The LCD2 was faster than the T1 to my ears and very detailed. While cymbals on the T1 seemed strident at times the LCD2 sounded a lot more forgiving. LCD2 seemed just as 3d to me but more intimate while I liked.

 

The bass was amazingly detailed and went low as it gets. I greatly enjoyed hearing bass nuances in my music (Progressive Metal, Alt Rock, Post Rock tracks mostly) that I didn't even know existed. Tool and Porcupine Tree sounded exquisite through the headphone. The midrange and guitars sounded insanely good, like I had never really heard before. 

 

Unfortunately there is no way I could afford a $1k headphone right now, maybe a mid fi can upgrade but as a high school student it is next to impossible. Either way I enjoyed getting an eye opener to what sound is possible in this hobby. 

post #1598 of 5091

Ive decided to buy Q Audio cable for my LCD2''s. Currently I have 1/4" jack on my amp, but who knows, maybe I change amp and get one with XLR.

Does it hurt the sound to buy a XLR cable with XLR - 1/4" jack adapter? 

Yes im a noob

post #1599 of 5091

an additional connection point can't make sound better, but I don't think it will make it that much worse....

post #1600 of 5091
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Originally Posted by Lady Stoneheart View Post

I visited my friends house on Saturday. He lives with his older brother, who is the person who got me and him interested in high fidelity audio. While I have a Sennheiser HD 518 played through an Aune T1 at the moment, his brother owns a LCD2, T1 and other high end headphones + amps. 

 

I listened to the Audeze LCD2 and Beyerdynamic T1 headphones on Saturday through his Burson amp. Before this I had only listened to the HD600 and DT880 that were in their household. The headphones were very impressive but I loved the LCD2 sound. So effortless and smooth, while the T1 had plenty of treble energy with a spike up near the top. The soundstage was bigger than I typically like, but it was impressive in ways. Coming from a Sennheiser 518, the level of quality of the LCD2 was insane, as taste of the top tier sound out there. The LCD2 was faster than the T1 to my ears and very detailed. While cymbals on the T1 seemed strident at times the LCD2 sounded a lot more forgiving. LCD2 seemed just as 3d to me but more intimate while I liked.

 

The bass was amazingly detailed and went low as it gets. I greatly enjoyed hearing bass nuances in my music (Progressive Metal, Alt Rock, Post Rock tracks mostly) that I didn't even know existed. Tool and Porcupine Tree sounded exquisite through the headphone. The midrange and guitars sounded insanely good, like I had never really heard before. 

 

Unfortunately there is no way I could afford a $1k headphone right now, maybe a mid fi can upgrade but as a high school student it is next to impossible. Either way I enjoyed getting an eye opener to what sound is possible in this hobby. 

Wow very accurate impressions. You have a good ear. The LCD-2 does have faster transient response than the Telsa driver of Beyerdynamic. It's cleaner sounding without grain IMO as well. The LCD-2 is a gorgeous phone that took the Head-Fi world by storm just a few years ago. I feel your pain of needing to save up for the LCD-2. I'll say don't give up, just save up a little every month and you'll eventually get there.

post #1601 of 5091

the Burson / LCD-2 pair really well, i still generally prefer my T1, but without a WA2 for the T1, the LCD-2 would win hands down. the LCD-3 is even better, its ridiculous just how much better the LCD-3 is (well the LCD-2 are actually really close, but the LCD-3 are still even better especially at having a really holographic sound and even more details and clarity).

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

the Burson / LCD-2 pair really well, i still generally prefer my T1, but without a WA2 for the T1, the LCD-2 would win hands down. the LCD-3 is even better, its ridiculous just how much better the LCD-3 is (well the LCD-2 are actually really close, but the LCD-3 are still even better especially at having a really holographic sound and even more details and clarity).


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:55am
post #1603 of 5091

Left ring finally finished. Pictures don't do justice (I suck at photography, pictures from an Sony XZ), the wood tone with 1.5 coats of Jarrab oil stain and 6 layers of poly really has made these look like high end headphones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned.

post #1604 of 5091

DefQon that's gorgeous !
 

post #1605 of 5091
Looks very nice. I might try my hand at something similar.
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