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Why do people call this headphone inefficient? The LCD2 is one of the most efficient planars out and sounds good off practically anything and everything.



It seems that, if its expensive and/or popular enough, it gets automatically labeled as hard to drive or needs a high end power plant to sound right. So much misinformation.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/28/13 at 1:47am
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Yep, it sounds good even if I plug it straight into the headphone out of my Cowon.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Why do people call this headphone inefficient? The LCD2 is one of the most efficient planars out and sounds good off practically anything and everything.

It seems that, if its expensive and/or popular enough, it gets automatically labeled as hard to drive or needs a high end power plant to sound right. So much misinformation.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Why do people call this headphone inefficient? The LCD2 is one of the most efficient planars out and sounds good off practically anything and everything.



It seems that, if its expensive and/or popular enough, it gets automatically labeled as hard to drive or needs a high end power plant to sound right. So much misinformation.

 

It likes a little current yeah, but it's nothing I'd call otherworldly.

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Obviously people have been reading too much of the power headphone off speaker amp threads. A lot of these are plain clueless as to what they are doing.
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Obviously people have been reading too much of the power headphone off speaker amp threads. A lot of these are plain clueless as to what they are doing.

 

Time for us to start the headphone + wall socket thread

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Good to see you back around these parts Chris, my Chipotle eating brother. :biggrin:

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Good to see you back around these parts Chris, my Chipotle eating brother. :biggrin:

BROOOOOOOOOOO. Whats up man!

 

Yeah man I've been so busy with stuff I honestly haven't had time to come home to head-fi and actually post.

 

Dude have you heard of a Quesarrito? It's when they melt the cheese using the griddle onto the tortilla, then they build whatever burrito you need. My favorite is brown rice, carnitas, mild salsa, TONS of corn salsa + sour cream. What you get is about the size of my bicep and it's good for showing your bros on FB what kind of life mistakes you make.

 

Peter from Double Helix Cables has this thing he called the Quad-Meat Marvel, where you don't get anything except 4 kinds of meat in a burrito bowl, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.

 

I see you're running HD650 with Asgard II. Headphone amp game proper lol. How do you like it compared to Lyr? I feel like it's a viable replacement, it's just the cost for Lyr is justified by tube rolling.

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I've actually got a triple Schiit stack currently. It's a little indulgent. :o I just can't bring myself to sell off either. The Asgard II is a great amp...clean and resolving. It powers the hd650 nicely, but there is just something special about the lyr on good tubes. You have to work at it a bit, but certainly worth it when you find a special combo. 

 

All your talk of delicious food has made my regret my breakfast choice of Raisin Bran. :(

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Why do people call this headphone inefficient? The LCD2 is one of the most efficient planars out and sounds good off practically anything and everything.



It seems that, if its expensive and/or popular enough, it gets automatically labeled as hard to drive or needs a high end power plant to sound right. So much misinformation.

 

 

I'm pretty amazed how good they sound out of my little AudioEngine D1 usb dac/amp thingy...obviously it scales way up when I drive them with my Meier gear, but it's plenty good for some web surfing and farting around online. 

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That's what I mean. There is a different between inefficient, and scaling up with better gear. I used it with the Magni and up to an SA-31 (10watts at 40ohm). The difference wasn't night and day, and they both sounded magnificent.

You want inefficient planars, get the single digit Hifimans. But calling the LCD2 inefficient is just... completely false.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/28/13 at 7:50am
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So.... I'm in the midst of liquidating a lot of my gear to get some used LCD2's.  Apparently theres been quite a few revisions and come bearing questions.  What is the RMA version I've heard about a few times?  The LCD2 rev. 2; did it only have the metal angled connectors or are they the older wooden straight down connectors that were rev. 2?  What was the main difference between the LCD2 and LCD3 pads; apparently the new LCD2's are shipping with LCD3ish pads now?  

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All current LCD2's are revision 2's. Angled metal connector. Pads are still the same but you're given the option now to buy LCD3 pads whereas before you had to own an LCD3 to inquire for the earpads.
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I hear that all current production lcd2 come with the softer lcd3 type pads. 

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I hear that all current production lcd2 come with the softer lcd3 type pads. 

 

thats what I read somewhere.  I'm in the market for a used one and that why I ask because some ads state rev. 2 but have straight down wooden connectors.

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I purchased a pair of LCD-2 rev 2s right after they made the switch from rev 1.  They do have the straight wooden connectors, so it's possible you will see used ones that are similar.

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