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Thanks!

 

I appreciate the feedback anyway, but I sort of have the outlook of....why buy something of lower quality when you can just get something you really want and not have buyers remorse later haha.

 

I got paid really good commission this pay, so figured I would treat myself! haha, so it's sort of free money.

 

After researching it, I have settled on defintely getting the lyr+bifrost and lcd-2s, I am a bit confused though as to what options i should pick on their website...different tubes and such.

 

I am sort of stuck on....how should I connect these up to my macbook pro 15 retina which i just got...its has digital and analogue through the headphone jack, so i can use the optical....I think i need to buy an adaptor for that though?, also do i need to buy an aftermarket speaker cable and also the connection from the dac to the computer, and the dac to the amp etc?

 

sorry for all the annoying questions guys!

 

Not sure if this is the right thread, but I got the idea of getting these headphones from here if that helps!

Isn't the risk of having buyers remorse even bigger when you are investing A LOT of money? Have you listened to the LCD's? If this really is like you said, your first headset, isn't there a big risk that you are having unreasonable/distorted expectations? What headphones have you listened to before? What are your expectations of the rig you are set out to get? The thing is, even tho someone might call the LCD2/3's bass kings for example, doesn't mean they will produce to biggest quantities of bass (in this case far from it). They have great bass sure, but if you want a club-like-feeling in your head, I'm afraid the LCD's won't live up to those expectations. I realize I'm assuming a lot of things here, but like most people entering the world of headphones (myself included) we're usually looking for something fun and engaging with a certain WOW factor to it when we get started (something very bass-quantity-capable for example). If I would have had a listen to say the HD800 when I first go in to this game I would have HATED it due to it's neutralness (/"lack" of bass as I would have called it back then). But today, thanks to everything I've learned on my head-fi journey I'm really astounded when I get to try a pair. And believe me, it's ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY!! Incremental upgrades is the greatest thing in the world for me! :popcorn::atsmile:

When reading through my comment above I realize I sound kind of critical, but I honestly just want to help. 

post #7892 of 11259
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This is what the sound-science sub-forum is there for. Come over, we like having people with your mindset over there..

He asked, that is why I offered a PM.

post #7893 of 11259
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Originally Posted by kharken View Post

Any opinions on this? What should I get? 

ATH-CKS55 
JVC HA-FX3X 
CX300
CX300-II

Have listened to the fx3x and cx300 ii, the improved version of the cx300. Both cx300 are not bass heavy at all, more of a warm analytical sound. Fx3x has the best bass of the four and then for cks55 is like a downgraded cks77.
post #7894 of 11259
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

I think almost all closed back cans especially the new modern brand sround are really good for Bassheads

 

Almost all of them?!

 

I'm not entirely un-happy with the amount of bass my FA-011 put out. It's not exactly a D5000 or similar, but it's more bass than other open-backed units I've heard.

 

The bass in the FA-011 LE is especially nice. 

post #7895 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Zeypha View Post
 

After researching it, I have settled on defintely getting the lyr+bifrost and lcd-2s, I am a bit confused though as to what options i should pick on their website...different tubes and such.

 

I am sort of stuck on....how should I connect these up to my macbook pro 15 retina which i just got...its has digital and analogue through the headphone jack, so i can use the optical....I think i need to buy an adaptor for that though?, also do i need to buy an aftermarket speaker cable and also the connection from the dac to the computer, and the dac to the amp etc?

 

sorry for all the annoying questions guys!

 

Not sure if this is the right thread, but I got the idea of getting these headphones from here if that helps!

 

Regarding "tube-rolling" and all that jazz, you'd be better off visiting an existing thread for those products.

 

Macbook should connect to the Bitfrost through optical or coaxial (which-ever you have available) or if you order the Bitfrost with the USB upgrade, then via USB ;-)

 

Then from the Bitfrost, an RCA cable should be used to connect to the Lyr. Schiit also sells a connector.

http://schiit.com/products/pyst-cables

post #7896 of 11259
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Almost all of them?!

I'm not entirely un-happy with the amount of bass my FA-011 put out. It's not exactly a D5000 or similar, but it's more bass than other open-backed units I've heard.

The bass in the FA-011 LE is especially nice. 

I might be unfamiliar with open backed, i have Hd600 and its not for basshead, I think audeze lcd-2 has good amount of bass, including HD650 . Yet, basshead should look at closed-back cans that is more affordable i think. But definition of bass is broad, really broad, we need to define "basshead" .
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Thanks for the help guys, really appreciate it.

 

If it is all about the journey, where do you think a great place to start is?, obviously I don't mind spending the money...but as an alternative, I wouldn't mind seeing what my options are.

 

Music I listen to is generally metal, rock, hardcore, club/dance/trance.

 

I will still buy the lyr and bifrost so i at least have a good foundation to upgrade upon. 

post #7898 of 11259
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

I might be unfamiliar with open backed, i have Hd600 and its not for basshead, I think audeze lcd-2 has good amount of bass, including HD650 . Yet, basshead should look at closed-back cans that is more affordable i think. But definition of bass is broad, really broad, we need to define "basshead" .

The HD600 isn't basshead in the sense that it doesn't emphasize bass much and doesn't add more bass to the song than what's already there. But when the song is bassy, they can punch pretty hard. I find the bass satisfying for indoor listening.

 

And I don't find the HD650 to have much more bass than the HD600, they just have less treble so they sound a bit darker.

post #7899 of 11259
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

The HD600 isn't basshead in the sense that it doesn't emphasize bass much and doesn't add more bass to the song than what's already there. But when the song is bassy, they can punch pretty hard. I find the bass satisfying for indoor listening.

And I don't find the HD650 to have much more bass than the HD600, they just have less treble so they sound a bit darker.

I agree with you totally, But people like the laid back and recessed treble of HD650. Instead of analytical upfront of hd600. To me i just need to switch on the bass boost when listening to Hip Hop, there you have it the basshead moment. I have no idea why HD600 sound signature is not so popular, tough in my experience it sounds so real even when listening to my own piano recording, what I hear in the headphone is what I played, its gonna be a long musical description if i have to explain further.
post #7900 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Zeypha View Post

Thanks for the help guys, really appreciate it.

If it is all about the journey, where do you think a great place to start is?, obviously I don't mind spending the money...but as an alternative, I wouldn't mind seeing what my options are.

Music I listen to is generally metal, rock, hardcore, club/dance/trance.

I will still buy the lyr and bifrost so i at least have a good foundation to upgrade upon. 

I think it depends on your budget whether you want to spend more for amp and dac or just efficient headphones. whether you want to use it at home or outside.
For your preference of Music, you might like Grado and Sennheiser. Go and try the Sennheiser Momentum over-ear or HD650.
post #7901 of 11259
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Originally Posted by Zeypha View Post
 

Thanks!

 

I appreciate the feedback anyway, but I sort of have the outlook of....why buy something of lower quality when you can just get something you really want and not have buyers remorse later haha.

 

I got paid really good commission this pay, so figured I would treat myself! haha, so it's sort of free money.

 

After researching it, I have settled on defintely getting the lyr+bifrost and lcd-2s, I am a bit confused though as to what options i should pick on their website...different tubes and such.

 

I am sort of stuck on....how should I connect these up to my macbook pro 15 retina which i just got...its has digital and analogue through the headphone jack, so i can use the optical....I think i need to buy an adaptor for that though?, also do i need to buy an aftermarket speaker cable and also the connection from the dac to the computer, and the dac to the amp etc?

 

sorry for all the annoying questions guys!

 

Not sure if this is the right thread, but I got the idea of getting these headphones from here if that helps!


I have the Ultrasone Signature DJ and the sound blows me away.  They are in the price range of the LCD-2.  The Sig DJ is low impedance and closed so it is easy to drive and portable.  The bass and overall sound quality is the best I have heard in a headphone and matches my personal taste more than the HD650,  but I have not heard the Audeze, although I plan to attend a headphone meet this weekend and hope to compare.


Edited by Craigster75 - 10/24/13 at 10:06am
post #7902 of 11259
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


I agree with you totally, But people like the laid back and recessed treble of HD650. Instead of analytical upfront of hd600. To me i just need to switch on the bass boost when listening to Hip Hop, there you have it the basshead moment. I have no idea why HD600 sound signature is not so popular, tough in my experience it sounds so real even when listening to my own piano recording, what I hear in the headphone is what I played, its gonna be a long musical description if i have to explain further.

Lol what. The HD600 is not analytical and upfront at all. They're about 70% of the HD650 (in terms of sound signature) just with a bit more treble and less midbass. They actually slightly lack detail compared to other mid-fi cans in its price range (K701, DT880, HE-400), so they're not analytical at all. Though i do agree with you on the realism part. Instruments really sound like they do in real life. 

post #7903 of 11259
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

I agree with you totally, But people like the laid back and recessed treble of HD650. Instead of analytical upfront of hd600. To me i just need to switch on the bass boost when listening to Hip Hop, there you have it the basshead moment. I have no idea why HD600 sound signature is not so popular, tough in my experience it sounds so real even when listening to my own piano recording, what I hear in the headphone is what I played, its gonna be a long musical description if i have to explain further.

I think a lot of people love the HD600 for its natural tone. It's just a very old headphone and what's there to say about it has already been said many times over, so there's not a lot of talk about it anymore. Plus the flagship HD800 has stolen the spotlight for neutral dynamic headphones, whereas the HD650 is still unique in its warm and laid back sound signature.

post #7904 of 11259
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

Doesn't that only happen in movies?


Nope.  Trust me on that.  And that's all I can say on the matter. 

post #7905 of 11259

Take one part Denon.

 

Add two parts Cocobolo Rosewood.

 

Inject some Martin Custom Audio artistry.

 

Basshead heaven sound with looks to boot.

 

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