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post #2746 of 4451
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Originally Posted by donlin View Post


No extreme brightness noticed from my Bryston. I was using a Mjolnir prior to the Bryston and while the Mjolnir was excellent, the Bryston has a noticeably bigger soundstage and clearer separation of instruments. The Bryston treble is slightly more extended but with even less grain.

 

If there is a lot of treble presence and it feels harsh to me that means for me that it is bright, sound is not supposed to be harsh, it's supposed to be just right.

However the bass was really nice on the Bryston :)

 

I'm waiting for the Ragnarok and its specs, I would have got the Auralic Taurus but having Ragnarok would allow me to make more decisions for the rest of the chain (That's lacking, like my AudioEngine 5+ speakers).

 

 

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I don't think you'll get concert level bass power from that recording no matter what you play it through because studio recordings are mixed differently than live rock concerts. In a rock concert the drums and bass are typically way more up front. I'm sure there are many reasons for that but any accurate playback of the recording of Money for Nothing will not have live bass power. That album has been an audiophile staple for years so I've heard it over very large super high end speakers and it still doesn't sound like a concert.

 

What adds to the bass feeling is volume/power, it's not just a matter of having bassy woofer/diaphragm.


Edited by XVampireX - 6/6/14 at 5:22am
post #2747 of 4451
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

 

What adds to the bass feeling is volume/power, it's not just a matter of having bassy woofer/diaphragm.

 

Or a well executed bass boost eq. For example like that on the Centrance Hi-Fi M8. 

post #2748 of 4451
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

 

Or a well executed bass boost eq. For example like that on the Centrance Hi-Fi M8.

That's exactly what I'm saying.  A straight and accurate reproduction of a studio recording will not have the kind of bass heard at a live rock concert.  Either phones that exaggerate bass or a tampering with the mix through eq would be required for that.

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Originally Posted by Skybluedk View Post
 

Thank you for your impression. On my cans the bass sound somewhat muted. As if played in the next room. Very clear and defined, yes, but very low as well. 

 

Now bass at concerts can be really bloated and bad, but not necessarily :)

 

Just listening to Money for Nothing (the MFSL version) and all I can say is that it sounds awesome :)

post #2750 of 4451

Well, much to my surprise, I bought a pair of LCD3's today...

 

I went in fully intentioned on picking up a pair of HE6's.  Hifiman's just don't fit me for some reason...  The ear cups push down on the tops of my ears making them extremely uncomfortable.  I guess my head is too small or something.  Anyway, they sounded great but just for fun...

 

I tried the LCD-X's, you know, just to see.  Very nice.  Then I put on the LCD3's.  I fell in love with the bass and the overall presentation.  I liked them a lot instantly.  I'm mot a bass head but I think because they are so different sounding than my HD800's I gravitated towards them just for contrast sake.  Long story short, I took them home and I am breaking them in.  I also liking having a pair of cans with slam!

 

 

 

 

They are also waaaaaaaaaay more comfortable than I expected.  They are kind of cozy :)  But I do think the weight will be a problem long term.

 

Anyway, now on to the hunt for an amp!

 

Happy to be part of the Audeze club!

 

-Paul


Edited by bigfatpaulie - 6/6/14 at 1:57pm
post #2751 of 4451
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

Well, much to my surprise, I bought a pair of LCD3's today...

 

I went in fully intentioned on picking up a pair of HE6's.  Hifiman's just don't fit me for some reason...  The ear cups push down on the tops of my ears making them extremely uncomfortable.  I guess my head is too small or something.  Anyway, they sounded great but just for fun...

 

I tried the LCD-X's, you know, just to see.  Very nice.  Then I put on the LCD3's.  I fell in love with the bass and the overall presentation.  I liked them a lot instantly.  I'm mot a bass head but I think because they are so different sounding than my HD800's I gravitated towards them just for contrast sake.  Long story short, I took them home and I am breaking them in.  I also liking having a pair of cans with slam!

 

 

 

 

They are also waaaaaaaaaay more comfortable than I expected.  They are kind of cozy :)  But I do think the weight will be a problem long term.

 

Anyway, now on to the hunt for an amp!

 

Happy to be part of the Audeze club!

 

-Paul

 

Congrats! I'm sure you're gonna enjoy every minute with them :)

post #2752 of 4451
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

Well, much to my surprise, I bought a pair of LCD3's today...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I went in fully intentioned on picking up a pair of HE6's.  Hifiman's just don't fit me for some reason...  The ear cups push down on the tops of my ears making them extremely uncomfortable.  I guess my head is too small or something.  Anyway, they sounded great but just for fun...

 

I tried the LCD-X's, you know, just to see.  Very nice.  Then I put on the LCD3's.  I fell in love with the bass and the overall presentation.  I liked them a lot instantly.  I'm mot a bass head but I think because they are so different sounding than my HD800's I gravitated towards them just for contrast sake.  Long story short, I took them home and I am breaking them in.  I also liking having a pair of cans with slam!

 

 

 

 

They are also waaaaaaaaaay more comfortable than I expected.  They are kind of cozy :)  But I do think the weight will be a problem long term.

 

Anyway, now on to the hunt for an amp!

 

Happy to be part of the Audeze club!

 

-Paul

Welcome to the family! :)

post #2753 of 4451
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 But I do think the weight will be a problem long term.

 

Anyway, now on to the hunt for an amp!

 

Happy to be part of the Audeze club!

 

-Paul

Enjoy your cans....I know I got used to the weight in short order....hope you do too

post #2754 of 4451
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

Enjoy your cans....I know I got used to the weight in short order....hope you do too

 

Yep. It's not too bad. Just stay still and hold your breath and it'll be fine.

post #2755 of 4451
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Originally Posted by Digitalchkn View Post
 

 

Yep. It's not too bad. Just stay still and hold your breath and it'll be fine.

 

Haha - I have to do the same thing with my ER4S, but for a very different reason (those who own a pair will sadly understand).

 

 

Thanks everyone for the kind words.  I don't know why I thought they would be 'boomy', the bass is amazing on these!!

 

I've been listing to Marcus Miller and C2C and they sound outstanding out of the box (and the Stratus).

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post #2756 of 4451
My LCD-3s are actually quite bassy on my hi-if M8 with the bass boost on. They slam pretty hard with the right music and coming from someone who is a bit of a bass head, I don't find myself wanting more bass.

I just wish I could get as good of a bass boost on my desktop rig.
post #2757 of 4451

I just picked up an ALO RXmk3-B amp to go with the 1 week old AK240 and 2 week old LCD3's.  The bank account is hurting, but my ears are in love.  Now the hunt begins for quality balanced cables to get the best out of this.  I'd love to hear any suggestions!

post #2758 of 4451
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post

Well, much to my surprise, I bought a pair of LCD3's today...


Anyway, now on to the hunt for an amp!

Happy to be part of the Audeze club!

-Paul

Hi Paul, why do you need to hunt for a new amp when you already have the stratus? Just grab a pair of EML mesh/solid 2A3 and you will be surprised how well the LCD-3 sounds out of the Stratus! smily_headphones1.gif
post #2759 of 4451
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Hi Paul, why do you need to hunt for a new amp when you already have the stratus? Just grab a pair of EML mesh/solid 2A3 and you will be surprised how well the LCD-3 sounds out of the Stratus! smily_headphones1.gif

 

I love the Lampi -> Stratus -> HD800 combo but tubes take a while to heat up, and I don't want to leave them on for 8+ hours a day so a I "need" a SS alternative.  The reality of my life is I often listen for short periods of time except when my wife travels on business (about a week a month) and I put in some serious listening time.  The tubes will be the consolation prize for her being away.

 

I think the HD800's will always be my go to cans, but to me, they live best with tubes so a SS amp for them wasn't something that interested me (plus it was an excuse to get a new pair of headphones!!).  The LCD3's sound great with the Stratus, there is no doubt about that!  I'm thinking about a Rag, but who isn't and how long will it take to get one?  Hence the search...  Considering an M9 or something a lot more pragmatic like a NFB-28 (need a DAC too) but I really don't know.  I had my heart set on HE6's and a Krell KAV-400xi until I tried the LCD3's so I am really green when it comes to good amps with the Audezes - any advice?

post #2760 of 4451
^ Good advice. But Paul may have caught a highly infectious and incurable disease from the head-fi community. You probably heard of it? You know, upgraditis... tongue.gif

Edit: Oops, I see you replied Paul after the post I meant to follow. Anyway, I rest my case lol
Edited by Argo Duck - 6/6/14 at 7:20pm
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