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post #496 of 866
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

If that's the case then keep away from the LCD-3!

 

It has significantly LESS airyness than LCD-2. I tried them both side by side before buying, and to my surprise I actually liked the LCD-2 is better than the LCD-3 because of that. The LCD-2 is a somewhat dark sounding headphone, but the LCD-3 is simply too dark - in my opinion of course - just as I find the HD800 too bright. If you want the LCD-2 sound, but want more airiness then HE-500 or HE-6 would be closer I expect. Or if you want to keep the LCD-2 then get it balanced: either buy an aftermarket cable or simply solder off the standard plug and solder on a 4XLR. This of course makes the Master-8 (or maybe a used M5 og M6) interesting again, because they have (4XLR) balanced headphone output.

 

WOW

 

You are the first person I've seen give an impression like this.   Maybe you had a veiled pair.  For me the LCD-3s did everything better than the LCD-2.2s


Edited by preproman - 6/10/13 at 11:49am
post #497 of 866

Simple misuse of the word OR listened to a veiled air.

post #498 of 866

The LCD-3 has less upper mids and treble (from about 1.5kHz to 12kHz), which I experience as less airy. The HD800 has too much in the higher frequencies and sound very airy, but too bright (to me).

 

In short I don't like the LCD-3 because it is simply too dark sounding (to me). So even if it has a little more resolution in the mids, it doesn't help me because the tonality is way off (in my opinion).


Edited by LarsHP - 6/10/13 at 11:57am
post #499 of 866

It was a good run with my master 1 and master 3 guys, i really like the sound of them both. Kind of wish i had gotten the chance to try running some hd800s straight off the xlr pre amp outputs as well. But alas, im selling both of them because i got orders to korea and i wont have space :/

 

But alas, I'll be getting back into headphones because of it, so i guess there is always an upside!

post #500 of 866

I little question, ¿will a NFB-6 do enough justice for a Audeze LCD-3  or should I get the master-8 before?

post #501 of 866

Thead revival.

 

Anyone compared the gsx mkii to the M5/6/8 yet?

 

-Daniel

post #502 of 866

I was actually thinking about the same thing,  I have the Audeze LCD-3, so I'm interested in M8's performance.

post #503 of 866

I've just dropped King-wa an emai labout the possibility of rack mounting the Master 8 and a remote control (hardware). Just after volume control via hardware, via a cable.

Hopefully some good news, I am quite interested to hear how it goes with the LCD 3.


Edited by undersys - 9/18/13 at 7:58am
post #504 of 866

And I bought it lol, hopefully I'll get it by the end of this week or the begining of the next.

post #505 of 866

Just keep in mind last week was pretty much a week long Holiday for China :)

I'll be putting in my order later. Did you get any modifications ?

post #506 of 866

Nope, no modifications at all.    I've seen that there are people that don't believe in aftermarket power cables but.. in the audio-gd site is says it so it must be true xp

 

1, Master-8 has extremely high fidelity; its SQ is neutral. It can show how good or how bad a recording or source is.
2, It is better not to stack gear, if it's necessary to stack the Master-8 on top of other gear, place a peice of paper or other insulating material on top of the other gear, as the Master-8 has conductive aluminium feet.

3, Attention must be given to matching suitable power and signal cables.

post #507 of 866
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Thead revival.

Anyone compared the gsx mkii to the M5/6/8 yet?

-Daniel

Another bump for this question, very interested too.
post #508 of 866
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Thead revival.

 

Anyone compared the gsx mkii to the M5/6/8 yet?

 

-Daniel

 

 

I have a master 8 on the way in, hope to compare it with Dubstep Girl's Mk2 at the Chicago meet next month.  Otherwise I'm on the waiting list for a Mk2 from the current batch but there's no estimated delivery date for that.

 

On a related note, question for any current or former Master 5/6/8 owners:  the a-gd site states the units "undergo more than 100 hours of burn-in".  Given that, is there any benefit to additional burn in once I get the unit?  Can I skip it?  Any opinions from personal experience out there?

post #509 of 866
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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post
 

 

 

I have a master 8 on the way in, hope to compare it with Dubstep Girl's Mk2 at the Chicago meet next month.  Otherwise I'm on the waiting list for a Mk2 from the current batch but there's no estimated delivery date for that.

 

On a related note, question for any current or former Master 5/6/8 owners:  the a-gd site states the units "undergo more than 100 hours of burn-in".  Given that, is there any benefit to additional burn in once I get the unit?  Can I skip it?  Any opinions from personal experience out there?

There are a hell of a lot of parts in the Master-8 so another 100+ hours is a good idea.

post #510 of 866

Ogdei   it's usually more than 300 hours burn in with agd

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