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Which amp is better for the lcd2, A2 or lyr?

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Which amp is better for the lcd2, A2 or lyr?
To my ears, the Lyr wins comfortably butch then I did some tube rolling before settling on the Amperex .
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Mki

 

Knew it. I was really hoping it was the MkII.

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FWIH, the MKII has a mid bass hump. I know for neutralphiles that's a no-no, but for me personally, I always prefer a little bump in bass over complete linearity, so I'd probably prefer the MKII myself.

The 007 MKII is my dream stat headphone, TBH. It sounds ideal for me from all I've read.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/15/13 at 8:26am
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Oh no...I think I've become a neutralphile. :blink: haha

 

I'll stick with the mki though. David Mahler is also in camp mki I believe...if I'm remembering his comments from that epic thread. If I sold everything I'd still be somewhere around $500 short of owning the mki and an appropriate amp. 

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FWIH, the MKII has a mid bass hump. I know for neutralphiles that's a no-no, but for me personally, I always prefer a little bump in bass over complete linearity, so I'd probably prefer the MKII myself.

The 007 MKII is my dream stat headphone, TBH. It sounds ideal for me from all I've read.

 

Yeah who knows, maybe the mid-bass bump will actually be beneficial for certain genres like electronic. Although that's just theoretical as I haven't really seen anyone directly prefer the mkII for the mid bass hump for electronic specifically.

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Which amp is better for the lcd2, A2 or lyr?
To my ears, the Lyr wins comfortably butch then I did some tube rolling before settling on the Amperex .
I thought the "A2" was referenced to Asgard 2. Had it been the Asgard vs lyr, is take the Asgard
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Yeah who knows, maybe the mid-bass bump will actually be beneficial for certain genres like electronic. Although that's just theoretical as I haven't really seen anyone directly prefer the mkII for the mid bass hump for electronic specifically.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:45am
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^ I guess that I'm one of the dino's.

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If it has a mid bass hump it's a small one. My nitpick with the 007's for my electronic mp3's is that the music seemed almost too fleshed out. System overload is the best way I can put it. For micro detail people this is probably a good thing but for at least fast paced electronic like drum and bass it was almost like the micro details were brought too far forward and distracted me from the meat of the song. The soundstage also sounded too loose and airy, not enough definition. The micro details for me on the lcd-3 was fleshed out perfectly for my electronic mp3's. They were there, I could hear them but they weren't brought soo forward that it took away from the meat of the song. Imaging and definition was better as well, just not as open and airy as the 007's

 

For vinyl and rock music it was a different story, the 007's worked over the lcd-3's. Everything was fleshed out perfectly and guitars and vocals were taken to a point that I didn't know was possible. The soudstage sounded more coherent as well.

 

To me this sort of make's sense. Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and vinyl was more popular than mp3's and electronic was barely a genre the 007's were born. If your looking for a stax that does electronic mp3's I would honestly look at the sr-407 or 507. I tried the 407's before the 007's and to me they're geared for the electronic sound. Not as good as the 007's but in the 1k headphone world it's at the top if not the top. Not bad considering it's more of a $500 headphone than a 1k headphone.

 

If you bought the 007's and enjoy it with electronic music more power to you. It's a great headphone no doubt. I just prefer the lcd-3 a little more.

 

You could also buy my 007's and find out for yourself.:veryevil:

 

LOL thanks for the offer, but I'm definitely going to audition a Stax before buying one. Both the headphones and the amp are costly for that, so absolutely not going to buy one on head-fi fever like I've done in the past.

 

I'm just waiting for my dealer to start stocking the Stax so I can look at the 407, 507 and SR-007.

 

90% my music, regardless of genre is in FLAC.  

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Some people like the mid-bass hump, a lot don't. In favour of the MK1 here also, but I prefer the black MK2's look.


Edited by DefQon - 10/16/13 at 4:13pm
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Sometimes I wonder if folks who have such severe comfort issues with the LCD-2 just haven't really taken the time to experiment with the way they wear them.  It took me a while but I found a positioning method that eliminates all the pressure points.  I finally figured out I needed to slide them forward much more than I was in the beginning, if I feel like they're covering too much of my cheeks then I know I've got it right.  It distributes the pressure away from the jaw joints, and has the added benefit of opening the front soundstage up some.

 

I must say now that I have my new amp I truly feel like the LCD-2 can be the only headphone I need.  The shortcomings would have prevented me from saying that before, but with the new setup they're quite a revelation.  The only thing that isn't perfect is the imaging, which will never be due to the design.  It's weird really the transparency is so high now I feel like I can actually perceive where the "shape" of the soundstage feels wrong due to the interference from the magnet structure.  In general the sound opened up a lot though, and the whole top end became airy and lively in a way I didn't think the LCD-2 was capable of.  It's not absolutely perfect but it's still damn impressive and I'm quite content with it. 

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I must say now that I have my new amp I truly feel like the LCD-2 can be the only headphone I need.  The shortcomings would have prevented me from saying that before, but with the new setup they're quite a revelation. 

 

What is your new amp, Xcalibur255?

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Sometimes I wonder if folks who have such severe comfort issues with the LCD-2 just haven't really taken the time to experiment with the way they wear them.  It took me a while but I found a positioning method that eliminates all the pressure points.  I finally figured out I needed to slide them forward much more than I was in the beginning, if I feel like they're covering too much of my cheeks then I know I've got it right.  It distributes the pressure away from the jaw joints, and has the added benefit of opening the front soundstage up some.

A lot of factors contribute to comfort mate, glasses, head shape, amount of hair etc it could just be they're not for everyone ;)

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A lot of factors contribute to comfort mate, glasses, head shape, amount of hair etc it could just be they're not for everyone wink.gif

What would you know? You had the vegan ones.
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