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Is it reasonable to assume that your amp perigrinations are done for now ?ūüėä

It's never reasonable to assume that when Solude is the one you're talking about :tongue_smile: 

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It's never reasonable to assume that when Solude is the one you're talking about tongue_smile.gif  
Touch√© ūüėĄ
post #8388 of 9585
^^ Ain't that the truth.

Solude puts himself through this pain and suffering so we don't have to tongue.gif
post #8389 of 9585
Super Solude to the rescue! smily_headphones1.gif
post #8390 of 9585
I resemble those comments :P

And yes if I bite the bullet and go portable/isolated from the outside... Likely go to one, portable, rig.

That said I'm a noob as far as daps, dacs, amps and iems so it'll be a while.
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I'm in the market for a nice pair of headphones in the late upcoming year (December 2014). My budget for DAC + amp + headphones will be under $4,000 and I keep hearing great things about the LCD-3's with a Schiit stack.

 

My current setup is my Xonar STX's s/pdif output (24/96) to a Nuforce Icon HDP to ATH-AD900's with W5000 leather pads with some foam in the ear cups to raise the drivers off the years. I really enjoy the setup a lot (no complaints, really) but I keep wondering if there's something better out there. I listen to music and use headphones about six to eight hours a day so it's something that would be put to great use through a wide variety of music ranging from electro to metal to classical to sludge rock and will also serve as headphones for gaming in games where directional audio is hugely important.

 

So the question, specifically regarding the LCD-3's: I cannot seem to find much information comparing them to any aspect of my current setup due to I assume the much higher price. If I were to go this route, would the largest differences in sound be? Good or bad? Are they even comparable?

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Originally Posted by Xovaan View Post
 

I'm in the market for a nice pair of headphones in the late upcoming year (December 2014). My budget for DAC + amp + headphones will be under $4,000 and I keep hearing great things about the LCD-3's with a Schiit stack.

 

My current setup is my Xonar STX's s/pdif output (24/96) to a Nuforce Icon HDP to ATH-AD900's with W5000 leather pads with some foam in the ear cups to raise the drivers off the years. I really enjoy the setup a lot (no complaints, really) but I keep wondering if there's something better out there. I listen to music and use headphones about six to eight hours a day so it's something that would be put to great use through a wide variety of music ranging from electro to metal to classical to sludge rock and will also serve as headphones for gaming in games where directional audio is hugely important.

 

So the question, specifically regarding the LCD-3's: I cannot seem to find much information comparing them to any aspect of my current setup due to I assume the much higher price. If I were to go this route, would the largest differences in sound be? Good or bad? Are they even comparable?

 

You crazy, yeah, $4,000 will net you an AWESOME setup, the headphones themselves make up for the biggest upgrade you will ever experience.

 

NP: Eagles - Hell Freezes Over - K2HD


Edited by XVampireX - 10/25/13 at 6:00pm
post #8393 of 9585
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Originally Posted by Xovaan View Post
 

If I were to go this route, would the largest differences in sound be? Good or bad? Are they even comparable?

 

Greatest gain will be a general effortlessness to the sound, higher resolution and massive gain in the bottom end.  The other one to consider would be the Burson Conductor especially n ow that you can roll DACs and USB boards in it.

post #8394 of 9585
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So based on your latest revelation, in which areas is the GSXmk2 better than the Mjolnir and vice versa?

 

The GS-X mk2 is still the more natural of the two with a neutral tonal balance, deep bass and just enough distance to be high resolution and not forward sounding.  The Mjolnir on the other hand is tilted up some tonally, huge attack and illumination.  Not the same bass depth and quite a bit more forward giving it more apparent detail and air.  Too much for me but with the right source people who prefer a more active presentation would love it.

 

Hmmmm. One of my complaints with my setup besides lack of soundstage is I feel the LCD-2 is not engaging enough. I'd prefer more attack, less laid back than what I have. I thought the Mjolnir & Gungnir might not be worth it due to the low prices but maybe with the LCD-3/X it's a sound I may desire. :rolleyes:

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Keep in mind that the Gungnir brings the warmth, shifts the tonal balance down and slows some of that attack.  So you may want to get just the Mjolnir first.

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i think the LCD-2 has more attack and forwardness as well as more bass punch than the LCD-3. so i think you might wanna try that first. the LCD-3 is a little more laid back than LCD-2, but better at everything else, and more balanced sounding.

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I hear that a lot but to me, and especially current production, the LCD-3 is brighter than the LCD-2 by a lot and due to the better seal has deep natural bass the LCD-2 doesn't do as well if you wear glasses or have deep curves in your head.  The measurements support this as the LCD-3 stays flat through the presence region and has more upper treble as well.

post #8398 of 9585
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

I hear that a lot but to me, and especially current production, the LCD-3 is brighter than the LCD-2 by a lot and due to the better seal has deep natural bass the LCD-2 doesn't do as well if you wear glasses or have deep curves in your head.  The measurements support this as the LCD-3 stays flat through the presence region and has more upper treble as well.

 

yup - I agree.  This is how I hear the difference in the two as well.

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How's the seal better as new LCD-2's are supposed to have identical soft pads?

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i think the LCD-2 has more attack and forwardness as well as more bass punch than the LCD-3. so i think you might wanna try that first. the LCD-3 is a little more laid back than LCD-2, but better at everything else, and more balanced sounding.

 

I can agree about the forwardness part in terms of positioning, in particular to vocals. Otherwise not how I hear it. The LCD-3 has improved transients (better attack and faster decays) and better transparency. The LCD-2 is more laid back and mellowed. But to summarize the LCD-3 just sounds a whole level up from the LCD-2s. If one can snatch an used LCD2s to walk through that level and see if they like the house sound and all that, by all means do it. They are nice headphones.

 

A lot of people worry a lot about milimeters with the bass. All the top headphones have great bass. Yes, that includes the Audezes but also the HD800s, the HE6, Stax 007s, 009s etc. Imho there are much more important aspects to sound quality (transients, transparency, tonal balance, soundstage & imaging etc). 


Edited by negura - 10/26/13 at 12:41pm
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