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post #1 of 10
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I can't decide which headphone i want.

HD800

LCD2

Hifiman he500.

 

of course, i'm going to get Schiit audio "Lyr" amp with it.

Thank you

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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

I can't decide which headphone i want.

HD800

LCD2

Hifiman he500.

 

of course, i'm going to get Schiit audio "Lyr" amp with it.

Thank you



 Comes down to musical preferences and in the case of the HD800 ~ recording quality.

 

 Don't limit yourself to the Lyr either, it's not a very good match with the LCD-2 

 everything comes forward on an already mid-centric headphone, plus it's not

 the cleanest sounding amp out there on the stock tubes.

 

 If you can afford a better amp ~ I'd go down that path.

post #3 of 10
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which amp do you recommand?

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post



 Comes down to musical preferences and in the case of the HD800 ~ recording quality.

 

 Don't limit yourself to the Lyr either, it's not a very good match with the LCD-2 

 everything comes forward on an already mid-centric headphone, plus it's not

 the cleanest sounding amp out there on the stock tubes.

 

 If you can afford a better amp ~ I'd go down that path.


what he said. you should get a better amp and then look at what remaining you have for headphones. the HD800 should do though.

 

post #5 of 10

The HD800 is an amazingly capable and technically advanced can, but you'd have to feed it FLAC all day long.

post #6 of 10
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which amp do you recommand?



 Depends on whether you want tubes or solid state.

 

 Some recommendations depending on your budget would be

 from Woo Audio if you want tube amplification such as the

 WA6 (if on a budget) otherwise the WA2 or WA6-SE are

 excellent choices but the LCD-2/3 and HD800 work pretty

 well with a basic WA6 on high gain, plus don't forget that

 you can improve things with a rectifier tube swap to a Sophia Princess 274B

 for example when the budget allows.

 

 If you want quality solid state then I'd recommend Violectric either the

 V100, V181 or V200 - from Ray Samuels something like the Raptor

 is not excessively powerful but it's quite pleasant sounding and will

 drive all of those reasonably well.

 

 If you want further solid state warmth then perhaps a Burson 160D

 will do ~ DAC and amp all in one. 

 

 Remember source will be very important ~ you'll need a very good

 CD player or stand alone DAC (if computer based) to really get the

 best out of these headphones.


Edited by Gwarmi - 12/31/11 at 2:51pm
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

hi.

 

how about Woo3?  whats the difference between woo2 and woo3?

 

Thanks

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

any used the Ray Samuel hr2 or xp7?

 

Thanks

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

I go with the Woo 6.

 

Thanks

post #10 of 10

The Woo 6 is perfect, not good compared to the Woo 3, but does that put a dent in your headphone budget? Any of those cans will sound good wit the Woo 6, but the LCD-2/3 has pretty much been the cream of the crop for the last year and will probably will too for 2012.

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