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Ultrasone Edition 10 or Audez'e LCD3

post #1 of 93
Thread Starter 

After much poring the subject, this is my first post here.

I'm on the market to complement/replace/enlarge my Grado RS1.

I mainly listen to :

- 1955/1965 jazz

- contemporary music (Ligeti to Morton Feldman), very demanding tones

- vocal music (from Monteverdi to Sinatra)

 

Which would be best : Ultrasone Edition 10 (with modified cabling done by a pro

neaby my hometown, with Synergy HD800 and Jena Labs HD 800

 

or

 

Audez'e LCD 3

 

Thank you for your kind advice

 

Johan Frederik


Edited by quantx - 12/17/11 at 8:03am
post #2 of 93

I haven't heard either of the headphones mentioned (I do own an LCD-2 v1. though), but based on your music preferences I would seriously consider the ATH-W3000ANV.  

post #3 of 93
Thread Starter 

Thank you.

Did you listen to it ?

post #4 of 93

The Edition 10 is known to be a poor headphone. Have heard it myself and, frankly, wouldn't pay $10 for it.

 

So, of the two, I'm guessing you now know which I'd go for :-)

post #5 of 93

Indeed , the Ed10 is absolutely aweful.  Thin and bright doesnt begin to describe it. 

post #6 of 93
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Originally Posted by quantx View Post

Thank you.

Did you listen to it ?

Yes, I own it.  What amp. and DAC are you planning on using?
 

 


Edited by Ridleyguy - 12/16/11 at 5:14pm
post #7 of 93
Thread Starter 

I don't know yet.

Building from scratch.

Main system are Pre & Amp customs made by Cochet (french genius engineer working for Deutsche Grammophon)

plus Klipschorn also improved by the same Cochet.

post #8 of 93

If you're comparing between the ED10 and LCD3, its a no brainer. Get the LCD3.

post #9 of 93

Based on your listening preferences, I probably wouldn't recommend either of them as an "only headphone." I personally don't think the LCD-3's tonality is right for classical. For $2k, I'd get an HE-6 for classical (if you have an amp to drive them, or HE-500 or T1 if you don't) and the LCD-2 for jazz.

post #10 of 93
I would agree with the LCD2 for Jazz though to be honest I have not heard the other two so cannot comment. Listening to Art Pepper meets the rhythm section as I type and it is intoxicating!
post #11 of 93
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

Based on your listening preferences, I probably wouldn't recommend either of them as an "only headphone." I personally don't think the LCD-3's tonality is right for classical. For $2k, I'd get an HE-6 for classical (if you have an amp to drive them, or HE-500 or T1 if you don't) and the LCD-2 for jazz.



I'm with you here, but I already have my RS1 which I grew to like very much with the years.

What is so bad with the Ultrasone ? ;-)

post #12 of 93

You may want to read the review on it on InnerFidelity.

 

post #13 of 93
Thread Starter 

Already did. Seems excessive.

True to say, 90 % of Hi-Fi gear are pure nonsense (and pure pricing folly).

But I don't know the ED 10 having not listened to it.

post #14 of 93
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Originally Posted by quantx View Post

Already did. Seems excessive.

True to say, 90 % of Hi-Fi gear are pure nonsense (and pure pricing folly).

But I don't know the ED 10 having not listened to it.

That can be true but that doesn't apply to Tyll, he is a difference specie he doesn't bs.
 

 


Edited by BoogieWoogie - 12/17/11 at 5:58am
post #15 of 93

I own both. Get the LCD3.

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