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post #8176 of 9433
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

If memory serves the Taboo is good power but low gain, hence the rec to combine it with the CSP.  Might just have been a weak source more than low Taboo power.

 

Similarly I use the GS-X mk2 at low gain but since the PWD2 output is 5.6Vrms, 12 o'clock is tops for modern recordings.  And frankly with replay gain, even older recordings and movies are fine too.

 

No doubt a DAC with a preamp function like the PWD2 or W4S DAC-2 will help, but it won't help others with a standard 2V source. 

post #8177 of 9433
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

If memory serves the Taboo is good power but low gain, hence the rec to combine it with the CSP.  Might just have been a weak source more than low Taboo power.

 

Similarly I use the GS-X mk2 at low gain but since the PWD2 output is 5.6Vrms, 12 o'clock is tops for modern recordings.  And frankly with replay gain, even older recordings and movies are fine too.

The DAC-2 DSD helps, for sure.

 

I have a CSP3+ on order so I'll know pretty soon how that changes things with the LCD-2 and 3.


Edited by OPR8R - 8/22/13 at 7:49pm
post #8178 of 9433

After years with LCD3s, HD800s, TH900s, PS1000s, T1s, W3000ANVs, bass-light R10s, HD650s, K701s, DT880s, Edition8s, D7000s and some others,

the LCD3s are the clear winners to me. Just my 2 cents.

post #8179 of 9433

rgs9200m, I thought you were into stax now?

post #8180 of 9433
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

rgs9200m, I thought you were into stax now?

Depends on his mood. I remember a few months ago when he went from the 009 back to the HD800s and just raved about them. Then changed his mind. Oh the luxury of having so many flagships to allow that! atsmile.gif /jealousrant

 

-Daniel

post #8181 of 9433

Notice l left out the Stax in my list. I did change my mind about the HD800s, which don't have the fullness of the LCD3s. 

The Stax 009s and LCD3s are like Yin and Yang, totally different worlds; 'couldn't choose between them. Thanks for looking at my previous posts.


Edited by rgs9200m - 8/23/13 at 5:06pm
post #8182 of 9433

I was just recalling a post a number of months ago where it seemed you started prefering the HD800s over the 009s. Nothing more. I'm glad you have so many nice options in your stable-must be easy to find the perfect solution for you on any given day. That's all. :)

 

-Daniel

post #8183 of 9433

Yup. IMO I don't think there is one perfect headphone for all situations. That's why we have different headphones!

post #8184 of 9433

There is for me ;)  Not about to put JRiver on random and swap headphones at every song just because I can.  The LCD-3 is the only can I've had that sounds the same regardless of song.  The 009 I imagine is similar because both don't have a scoop out or peak in their response.  That was essentially the problem in the end for me with the HD800.  On a lot of material, let's generalize it as mid-centric, the HD800 was great.  But often an album would have content in the peak area and it would just wreck the tonal balance.  Same in the other direction, an album would have a lot of sub bass content but it simply lacked presence/emphasized the mid bass area throwing off the feel.  That said, comfort wise... no contest... HD800 by a landslide.  I'd also add the LCD-3 and the HD800 both require some pretty fantastic gear to not sound like just another ~$1000 headphone.

post #8185 of 9433
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

There is for me ;)  Not about to put JRiver on random and swap headphones at every song just because I can.  The LCD-3 is the only can I've had that sounds the same regardless of song.  The 009 I imagine is similar because both don't have a scoop out or peak in their response.  That was essentially the problem in the end for me with the HD800.  On a lot of material, let's generalize it as mid-centric, the HD800 was great.  But often an album would have content in the peak area and it would just wreck the tonal balance.  Same in the other direction, an album would have a lot of sub bass content but it simply lacked presence/emphasized the mid bass area throwing off the feel.  That said, comfort wise... no contest... HD800 by a landslide.  I'd also add the LCD-3 and the HD800 both require some pretty fantastic gear to not sound like just another ~$1000 headphone.

Agreed!

post #8186 of 9433
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

There is for me ;)  Not about to put JRiver on random and swap headphones at every song just because I can.  The LCD-3 is the only can I've had that sounds the same regardless of song.  The 009 I imagine is similar because both don't have a scoop out or peak in their response.  That was essentially the problem in the end for me with the HD800.  On a lot of material, let's generalize it as mid-centric, the HD800 was great.  But often an album would have content in the peak area and it would just wreck the tonal balance.  Same in the other direction, an album would have a lot of sub bass content but it simply lacked presence/emphasized the mid bass area throwing off the feel.  That said, comfort wise... no contest... HD800 by a landslide.  I'd also add the LCD-3 and the HD800 both require some pretty fantastic gear to not sound like just another ~$1000 headphone.

LCD3 sounds fantastic on my schitt mjolnir/gungnir and while the stack is not near the highest priced it does sound superlative with my cans. I could see how the HD800 may not sound optimal on the same components however but not having listened to them I wouldn't know. I do know that every time I start to think about trying a different amp or dac with the LCD3 I realize what I have sounds so good I can just let it be and I am fine for now.

post #8187 of 9433
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

Yup. IMO I don't think there is one perfect headphone for all situations. That's why we have different headphones!

 

its called the beyerdynamic T1 biggrin.gif, but anyways.......

post #8188 of 9433
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

its called the beyerdynamic T1 biggrin.gif, but anyways.......

 

Hmmm if Beyerdynamic comes out with a planar model, would the model be called Beyerdynamic X or would it be Beyerplanar X?

post #8189 of 9433

the OrthoTesla!!!!  biggrin.gif

post #8190 of 9433

I have not heard the first musical composition of any genre that doesn't sound great on the LCD3. I must not be demanding enough or maybe just not a true audiophile. Whatever.

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