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I do. I loved their sound, but when you have other headphones with seemingly a fraction of the weight, you tend to reach for those instead. It's the main reason why I sold off everything and I'm living with the MA900. Sony managed to make it weigh nothing, even with 70mm drivers...

Comfort comes first for me.

 

This. :D I do admit that the signature is maybe the most seductive and addictive I've ever experienced. To this day I keep my eye out for them on the used forum.  :o

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Comfort comes first for me.

+1. I had initially thought that comfort wouldnt be a factor if the sonics offered something special. But I found myself unable to enjoy music when pain and discomfort was constantly taking my mind off what the headphone's had to offer. I think "comfort" is something newcomers tend to neglect.

Btw, are those Sonys available in higher ohm? 12ohm is just crazy low.
Edited by DarKen23 - 10/8/13 at 10:15am
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Google sony mdr-ma900 resistor mod. :wink:

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Perfect timing, as the new Amos Lee album showed up on my doorstep this afternoon....

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds beautiful on the LCD2s...he's always careful when he assembles his ensemble, and these headphones do them justice for sure...every instrument is distinct and I can hear every nuance. 

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Hey, I really like this guy. Didn't know that he had something new out. Will certainly check it out.  

 

thanks!!

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Hey, I really like this guy. Didn't know that he had something new out. Will certainly check it out.  

 

thanks!!

 

Sure thing...his first two albums are my favorites...first one is self-titled, second one is called "Supply and Demand" 

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I think I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of LCD-2 r2- reading all these superlative reviews and comments is just too much!

 

But here's my dilemma:  bamboo or rosewood? 

 

I haven't seen too much written about the quality of each of these, only that the bamboo weighs slightly less and later generations of the bamboo seem to be an improvement over earlier ones.  Is there any consensus out there or is it merely personal preference?  Also, the bamboo is listed on the Audeze website as "bamboo composite" - is this not as good as a non-composite bamboo (if there is such a thing)?

 

Now that I think about it... I do recall hearing some reports of wood cracking- this can happen to any wood if it dries out, though I would think it would be more likely with solid wood rather than a composite.

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I think I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of LCD-2 r2- reading all these superlative reviews and comments is just too much!

 

But here's my dilemma:  bamboo or rosewood? 

 

I haven't seen too much written about the quality of each of these, only that the bamboo weighs slightly less and later generations of the bamboo seem to be an improvement over earlier ones.  Is there any consensus out there or is it merely personal preference?  Also, the bamboo is listed on the Audeze website as "bamboo composite" - is this not as good as a non-composite bamboo (if there is such a thing)?

 

Now that I think about it... I do recall hearing some reports of wood cracking- this can happen to any wood if it dries out, though I would think it would be more likely with solid wood rather than a composite.

At this point, it's personal preference. Audeze seems to have ironed out most of the issues with a small number of hardwood shells cracking. I had a hard time deciding between the bamboo and rosewood--they both look nice.  Bamboo plants aren't big enough to make a non-composite shell, and the composite is likely stronger anyway. I got the rosewood and it's beautiful, but now that there's a price difference--I'd get the bamboo if I had to buy another pair.

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Originally Posted by PuffyElvis View Post

I think I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of LCD-2 r2- reading all these superlative reviews and comments is just too much!

But here's my dilemma:  bamboo or rosewood? 

I haven't seen too much written about the quality of each of these, only that the bamboo weighs slightly less and later generations of the bamboo seem to be an improvement over earlier ones.  Is there any consensus out there or is it merely personal preference?  Also, the bamboo is listed on the Audeze website as "bamboo composite" - is this not as good as a non-composite bamboo (if there is such a thing)?

Now that I think about it... I do recall hearing some reports of wood cracking- this can happen to any wood if it dries out, though I would think it would be more likely with solid wood rather than a composite.
I went with the bamboo version strictly for its weight. While the rosewood does look better, I wanted to have the least amount of weight offered.
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Google sony mdr-ma900 resistor mod. wink.gif

That actually lowers the resistance to 8-9ohm.

Even if the MA900 is low resistance, the compensator makes it so no matter what amp you attach to it, it won't alter the frequency response. That is, until you do the resistor mod, which then you will have to start worrying about amps altering the curve.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Google sony mdr-ma900 resistor mod. wink.gif

That actually lowers the resistance to 8-9ohm.

Even if the MA900 is low resistance, the compensator makes it so no matter what amp you attach to it, it won't alter the frequency response. That is, until you do the resistor mod, which then you will have to start worrying about amps altering the curve.
Actually I was more concerned with my amp causing audible hiss with low impedance phones. Those MA900 are said to be one of the most comfortable headphones with fairly good sq but its a "no-go" for me if the impedance is that low.
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Is your amp known to cause hissing, because I've hooked up the MA900 to something like the Compass 2, and it was dead silent. The impedance compensator isn't just for the impedance spikes, etc. The MA900 still behaves like a regular headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/8/13 at 10:09pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Is your amp known to cause hissing, because I've hooked up the MA900 to something like the Compass 2, and it was dead silent. The impedance compensator isn't just for the impedance spikes, etc. The MA900 still behaves like a regular headphone.
I have the Yulong A18 and it isnt dead silent with low impedance phones, I get pitch black when the HD800s are connected.
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Is it normal to experience 'high air pressure' in the ears while listening to LCD headphones? It's not about volume as I listen at the same volume on another headphone and don't experience it.

 

It feels like the sound/air inside LCDs cups accumulates and creates this strange feeling that makes my ears a bit tired after listening for more than let's say half an hour or something. At the same time I feel like increasing the volume to hear the music well as the 'pressure' kind of make my ears less sensitive/makes me deafened.


Edited by korzena - 10/8/13 at 11:22pm
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Yes, that was one of the things that initially bothered me about the LCD2. The slight 'cabin pressure' feel when you first put the LCD2 on.

That is normal.... at least for the LCD2. It's a lot like a well sealed, closed back headphone in that regard.
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