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post #91 of 858
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

Wow so they're only making 16 x LCD-3's I see? And they'll come with illustrious paperwork that shows they were all owned

by the famous and notable in headphone racing. Sounds great!

 

Doesn't work that way Nikp ~ anyone who's heard the big flagships or owns them will tell you $500AUD is the real

barrier where after that ~ price per performance unit becomes exponential.

 

The dollars go up and up and the performance becomes incrementally nuanced. Some don't even value it

depending on their tastes.

 

I once posed this question to a group of fairly seasoned Head-Fiers, which would you choose :-

 

1) AKG Q701 or K601 with any source and amp you want on the planet

 

or

 

2) LCD-2 / LCD-3 / HD-800 and a Nuforce Icon HD Dac/Amp

 

 

No offence to Nuforce owners smile.gif but you'd have to be silly to choose option #2.

 

 

I don't mean it that way. I haven't gotten a chance to listen to high end headphones (and probably never will). I may attempt a shot at it but I don't have the time / money to spare if the difference in sound quality is small. I'm just guessing the major cost on the LCD-2 was purely because it's handmade (?), exotic materials and the classic beauty that it possess.

 

In universal IEMs, performance exponentially increase as $ goes up to around 250-300. After that, the differences became just a matter of preference. 

post #92 of 858

Sorry double post. 

post #93 of 858
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Originally Posted by nikp View Post

 

I don't mean it that way. I haven't gotten a chance to listen to high end headphones (and probably never will). I may attempt a shot at it but I don't have the time / money to spare if the difference in sound quality is small. I'm just guessing the major cost on the LCD-2 was purely because it's handmade (?), exotic materials and the classic beauty that it possess.

 

In universal IEMs, performance exponentially increase as $ goes up to around 250-300. After that, the differences became just a matter of preference. 



Simple ~ you're a fan at A2A, believe you're a customer too - easy just

pop into the audition room - an hour later you've tried the LCD-2, T1,

HD800, W1000X, Edition 10 - then you'll have the answer!

post #94 of 858
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post



Simple ~ you're a fan at A2A, believe you're a customer too - easy just

pop into the audition room - an hour later you've tried the LCD-2, T1,

HD800, W1000X, Edition 10 - then you'll have the answer!


Fair enough, I'll see when I can visit the store at Kew.

 

post #95 of 858
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post



Simple ~ you're a fan at A2A, believe you're a customer too - easy just

pop into the audition room - an hour later you've tried the LCD-2, T1,

HD800, W1000X, Edition 10 - then you'll have the answer!



Looks like I'm missing out up here...  I saw I can get to Melbourne for $85.  Maybe in a few weeks.

post #96 of 858
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It's all just unofficial speculation at this stage but I can say that there is talk afoot at A2A of an

interstate meet and demo of the LCD-3 with a range of hardware when it arrives.

 

It won't be a massive meet though I don't think

post #97 of 858

Subscribed k701smile.gif

 

Anyone have any idea when the next Brisbane meet is?

post #98 of 858

Subscribed!!

 

Melbourne Mini meeting was held on Sunday 13th November, 2011

here are some photo from that day

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lejatte145/sets/72157628019843619/

 

also the thread as below

http://www.head-fi.org/t/574512/melbourne-mini-head-fi-meet-13th-november-2011#post_7800544

 

post #99 of 858

Hey guys, I created this thread - Australian Headphone Retailers and Reputations Listing. Check it out!

post #100 of 858
Thread Starter 

Excellent work Nikp!

post #101 of 858
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Excellent work Nikp!


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post #102 of 858
Thread Starter 

 

The retailers thread is a very good idea ~ only thing is ~ how do we keep tabs on ratings?

 

Hmmm.. or do we just leave it as a qualitative thread ~ written words and impressions more or less

post #103 of 858
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

The retailers thread is a very good idea ~ only thing is ~ how do we keep tabs on ratings?

 

Hmmm.. or do we just leave it as a qualitative thread ~ written words and impressions more or less


I'll update it as we go along. 

post #104 of 858
Thread Starter 

 

Anyone spoken to Nik at Audiophile (Melbourne) on whether he'll be bringing in the Grado PS500 sometime soon?

 

I was planning on asking him about GS1000i shipments but I thought I'd ask anyway if anyone has spoken to him

of late..

post #105 of 858

I'm heading over to A2A today to try out some headphones and buying one I hope. biggrin.gif

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