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post #6346 of 7128

Ok, it seems I have to forget my idea to drive both headphones with the same amplifier. In case of K3003, I'm glad with the result. I hear it daily in office, the LCD-2 should be a alternative HP for home use.

May be, I have to purchase a headphone amp only for home use. For this case I have to collect informations about possible amps, let me know what your suggestions are.

post #6347 of 7128
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Battery doesn't matter unless you need to be portable, you need a 1 to 4 W power output from the amp. The E12 only does 880 mW at 32 Ohms, and the LCD-2 is 70 Ohms, so the output is probably more like 500 mW or somesuch. You're vastly underpowered. The Asgard 2 can power them for 250 bucks. I don't know of a portable amp with a lot of power, you'll have to look around, or I'm sure an experienced Head-Fier will chime in with the perfect option.


thx for this information. I have a look to the Asgard.

post #6348 of 7128
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thx for this information. I have a look to the Asgard.
dude, you may simply just not like the sound signature of the LCD 2. if you tried to improve a signature that you don't really like in the first place you may always be disappointed. If you go with a headphone that you already like the sound of, you can simply improve it with a good amp or other equipment.just food for thought. the headphones themselves are the most important part.
post #6349 of 7128
depends on budget

Asgard is a nice not expensive option, better you have the mjolnir that pairs well with audeze
For tubes with good synergy Woo WA7 or alo pan am

and many more...
post #6350 of 7128
I totally agree with mithrandir38
post #6351 of 7128

Oh, I think I like the signature of the LCD-2 but yesterday the HP was very harsh in the midrange. Voices from Barbra Streisand and any other classical voice burned me al hole in my ear drums. ;)

Other sound qualities, for example, the authority of the bass

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dude, you may simply just not like the sound signature of the LCD 2. if you tried to improve a signature that you don't really like in the first place you may always be disappointed. If you go with a headphone that you already like the sound of, you can simply improve it with a good amp or other equipment.just food for thought. the headphones themselves are the most important part.

Oh, I think I like the signature of the LCD-2 but yesterday the HP was very harsh in the midrange. The voice from Barbra Streisand and any other classical voice burned me a hole in my ear drums. ;)

Other sound qualities, for example, the authority of the bass and the reproduction of breath from and in the recording room is exactly my thing.

post #6352 of 7128
I have used my he-500's and lcd-2's off my fiio e12 as well as off speaker taps on my yamaha avr, and i think they both sound great out of the e12. I wouldn't call either "underpowered" off my e12. Yes the yamaha avr has a slightly larger soundstage, a bit better dynamics, and a tad more bass presence, but the differences aren't huge. I can even plug them both into my note 2 and... what do you know? I get sound! pretty decent too! not that i would recomment using either straight from a phone, but lets all try not to over exaggerate the requirements of these phones.

Straight from my phone sounds 90% as good as my e12 with either headphone. An e12 sounds 93% as good as the centrance hifi m8 i had for 2 months, testing the two back to back. The m8 sounded 93% as good as my avr off speaker taps. Not that percentages matter or really mean anything, but i think this might put the differences in a bit more accurate perspective.
post #6353 of 7128
Get a tubes amp and find the right tubes to adjust the sound to your liking wink.gif
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Straight from my phone sounds 90% as good as my e12 with either headphone. An e12 sounds 93% as good as the centrance hifi m8 i had for 2 months, testing the two back to back. The m8 sounded 93% as good as my avr off speaker taps. Not that percentages matter or really mean anything, but i think this might put the differences in a bit more accurate perspective.

I tried different amp with the lcd 2 and was disappointed by the small differences also
Now with the pan am I get impressed by a lot of sound tracks and the phones are not flat sounding anymore
post #6355 of 7128

The Audeze specs say on them:

  • Optimal power requirement: 1-4W

So, you're way under that with all of these devices. It might sound good to you, but to many of us, it won't. My K550s sound decent out of my iPhone, but the experience through my Magni or Asgard 2 is notably improved, and those headphones are low impedance and high sensitivity, but just the presence of more power beefs the hell out of the sound. Trying to power any Sennheiser headphones off my computer or phone is a joke as well.

post #6356 of 7128

The last percent is the most expensive one. This is in all genre the same.

A tube amp is a good option. I think about it. 
Here in Germany I could buy a HiFiMAN EF-5 CE. Is this a possible candidate for this job?

post #6357 of 7128

I got my LCD-2 and originally tried it with a Matrix M-Stage and wanted to return it. Once I tried it with a speaker amp, though, I was hooked! Power really matters to these headphones.

post #6358 of 7128
Get a woo wa7 or alo pan am (passport) with Voskhod, a lyr (tube rolling) is good option too but I read a lot about electrical noises problems

In Germany you can get any of them
post #6359 of 7128

HiFiMan amps have insane amounts of power behind them, and I haven't really heard anything bad about them, but I haven't heard them. They will certainly give you all the power you need.

post #6360 of 7128
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Originally Posted by sludgeogre View Post

The Audeze specs say on them:




  • Optimal power requirement: 1-4W



So, you're way under that with all of these devices. It might sound good to you, but to many of us, it won't. My K550s sound decent out of my iPhone, but the experience through my Magni or Asgard 2 is notably improved, and those headphones are low impedance and high sensitivity, but just the presence of more power beefs the hell out of the sound. Trying to power any Sennheiser headphones off my computer or phone is a joke as well.


 



My yamaha rx-v373 is rated at 100wpc, and even if it's not REALLY putting this much out, it is still getting more than 4wpc off speaker taps on both my lcd-2 and he-500
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