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post #1726 of 9911
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Originally Posted by Synthax View Post
 

Yeap, we are talking about 5-10% change..

 

I've heard around that much switching amps lol. Once the job is done concerning powering the LCD-2's the rest is either small steps or just subjective tonality differences.

post #1727 of 9911

BTW could anyone recommend a headphone with the most of LCD-2's strengths, but with greater speed and energy?

post #1728 of 9911
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post
 

BTW could anyone recommend a headphone with the most of LCD-2's strengths, but with greater speed and energy?

 

IMO it's a balancing act, it's usually bright and airy, or warm and deep. I'm not sure of any top-tier headphones that are in the middle. The HD800's do have some of the best speed and energy though outside of Stax and that HE-6 monster.

 

I thought HD800 was the truth after LCD-2's laid back treble presentation was there, but only to realize that it's not like it's violently muted, it's there but you're not missing out entire notes. It's sort of subtley blended into the midrange and it's a very soothing and comfortable signature to listen to for hours on end like I do. I wear cans basically 4-5 hours of the day. It's why I have both.

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

 

IMO it's a balancing act, it's usually bright and airy, or warm and deep. I'm not sure of any top-tier headphones that are in the middle. The HD800's do have some of the best speed and energy though outside of Stax and that HE-6 monster.

 

I thought HD800 was the truth after LCD-2's laid back treble presentation was there, but only to realize that it's not like it's violently muted, it's there but you're not missing out entire notes. It's sort of subtley blended into the midrange and it's a very soothing and comfortable signature to listen to for hours on end like I do. I wear cans basically 4-5 hours of the day. It's why I have both.

 

I should try HE-6 one day. Although I don't like its amp requirements. Maybe I'll wait for a new HifiMan model...perhaps it will achieve the nice balance between warmth and speed.

Thanks Chris for your suggestions.

post #1730 of 9911

5% to 10% difference is pretty huge in this game. Head-Fi is a game of inches. Once you have headphone/amp/dac all set up, doing a reasonable cable upgrade for that last bit of performance is fine I think. I certainly hear a difference, not a big difference but enough that I want to spend a little money to have it.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

5% to 10% difference is pretty huge in this game. Head-Fi is a game of inches. Once you have headphone/amp/dac all set up, doing a reasonable cable upgrade for that last bit of performance is fine I think. I certainly hear a difference, not a big difference but enough that I want to spend a little money to have it.

 

+1

post #1732 of 9911
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post
 

 

I should try HE-6 one day. Although I don't like its amp requirements. Maybe I'll wait for a new HifiMan model...perhaps it will achieve the nice balance between warmth and speed.

Thanks Chris for your suggestions.

 

AudioGD NFB 10.32 that I have will turbo drive it, it has like 10w into balanced channels. I will never sell this thing LOL

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB-10.1/NFB10.1EN_Specs.htm

post #1733 of 9911
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

AudioGD NFB 10.32 that I have will turbo drive it, it has like 10w into balanced channels. I will never sell this thing LOL
http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB-10.1/NFB10.1EN_Specs.htm

That thing is powerful. Wonder if I could use it with my TH-600's without blowing them up.
post #1734 of 9911
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That thing is powerful. Wonder if I could use it with my TH-600's without blowing them up.

 

Check out how many clicks the volume knob on the 10.33 has lol. Thing is a masterpiece of an amp for the price.

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How much is it? Their website doesn't inspire confidence lol.
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HD800 require specific amplification and get's you closer to stat sound than any other dynamic headphones. Which is why I sold my HD800's and owning it 3 times, it requires too much time and money to get right. 

 

Supposed candidates that pair well with it are the GSX MK2 and the ECP L2.

post #1737 of 9911
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

How much is it? Their website doesn't inspire confidence lol.

$580 including shipping, it also has a remote upgrade for $50

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB10.33/NFB10.33EN.htm

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

HD800 require specific amplification and get's you closer to stat sound than any other dynamic headphones. Which is why I sold my HD800's and owning it 3 times, it requires too much time and money to get right. 

 

Supposed candidates that pair well with it are the GSX MK2 and the ECP L2.

 

I've owned it twice and used something as low as the Nuforce HDP up to what I've got now. It sounds good already as it is and I'm listened to it on a Woo/Eddie/Donald at the same meet too so I know what the other end of the spectrum is. It sure does scale well.

 

Stax must be nice, buy a headphone and amp to pair, not have to worry about anything else cept a decent source.

post #1738 of 9911
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

How much is it? Their website doesn't inspire confidence lol.

 

You have to look past their website for the most part. While it is mostly subpar their products are top quality and usually have a goodp price to performance ratio. Audio-GD was very prompt at answering emails when I contacted them, I never waited longer than a day to hear back from them. I felt that was pretty good considering they are in China in a different timezone

post #1739 of 9911
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

HD800 require specific amplification and get's you closer to stat sound than any other dynamic headphones. Which is why I sold my HD800's and owning it 3 times, it requires too much time and money to get right. 

 

Supposed candidates that pair well with it are the GSX MK2 and the ECP L2.

 

So very true...and likely explains why there are some very divergent impressions of these headphones. 

post #1740 of 9911

Honestly I'm scared of owning the HD800. Until I can afford the Taboo or EC Super 7 or something of that caliber I just don't even want to deal with it. I'm actually hoping Sennheiser has a new flagship up their sleeve soon. I'm hoping they learned their lesson with the HD700 and stop giving us crazy treble spikes between 6K~9K.

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