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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Mine either - wonder if ASR's pair is somehow bad?

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

It's Larry's pair...and Larry knows good sound.
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Ahhh...that's right. And yes, he sure does.


I think the HE-6 had poor synergy with his gear.  With the wrong amp they can sound slightly thin and bright, and I also didn't like the prototype pair of HE-6 out of his B22 at the 2009 Colorado meet.  With a strong speaker amp the HE-6 really start to shine, but I still find that most headphone amps don't do them justice.  I'd say that they have the same or even higher demands for an amp that the K1000 have.


Edited by HeadphoneAddict - 8/27/11 at 9:46pm
post #77 of 83

My HE-6 has plenty of bass through my ARC speaker amp, 60wpc. Not thin or bright at all. I just changed to SED 6550Cs from Tung Sol 6550 reissues, through the 6, I can hear the differences between these tubes.

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Another thank-you note, Asr, from a late-comer to this thread. We need more reviews like this one.
 

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Further thanks for the review.    My own feeling is that the only reviews that are worth reading are comparisons.  TheHead-fi  review section misses the point IMHO.


Right on target, Edstrelow!


 

 

post #79 of 83

^ That is a very good point, that since we all hear different and have different gear the only thing that can possibly be relevant from one experience to another is how individual components sound when compared against each other in the same system.


Edited by grokit - 9/8/11 at 1:24pm
post #80 of 83
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I just updated this review to cover the LCD-2 r2, based on my experience with it over the past couple of months. (The review was originally written for the r1.) There's a new section added right below the first one for the LCD-2.

 

The corresponding PDF copy has also been updated. The link is the same, just re-download for the new copy.

 

No new notes were added to the Notes file btw.

post #81 of 83

Thanks for the update, Asr. Indeed I can agree that the differences between the R1 and R2 tend to be overstated in this forum, I A/B-ed them before carefully and I found that unless you concentrated fully the differences were quite subtle and on some tracks, were not apparent at all. 

 

Anyway, maybe you could clarify which version of R1 you had: the one with older pads or newer R2-like ones. 

post #82 of 83

I dunno, maybe I had faulty rev1 but the I didn't care much for the sound /didn't feel much liveness,detail/ now with the rev2 entirely different.

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Anyway, maybe you could clarify which version of R1 you had: the one with older pads or newer R2-like ones. 


Not sure about the earpads but the details of my r1 (including a pic) can be found in the FS ad I listed for them: http://www.head-fi.org/t/549609/fs-audeze-lcd-2

 

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