I'm a believer. Like these way more than the LCD-2.2s
But not more than the HE-6s ha ha ha
So you've tried them eh? What did you pair them with?
The Mjolnir and the B22. For my kind of music I just loved them with the B22. For Death or Trash Metal they sound really good on the Mj.
For me the LCD-3 is a real upgrade from the LCD-2.2. When I get the LCD-3 I can see the LCD-2.2 not getting much head time at all. The LCD-3 does everything the 2's does and fixes what they do wrong. It's just a better headphone over the LCD-2.2 overall IMO.
For my money the HE-6 just does vocals better. The LCD-3 is still a tab bit on the dark side when compared to the HE-6 but when compared to the LCD-2.2 they're not dark at all. The 3's just kinda fit right in the middle.
For me the HE-6 is still "KING". However, the LCD-3 is a very close 2nd and I mean very close. If all I ever had was headphone amps and never experienced the HE-6s on speaker amps, then yes for me the LCD-3 would be KING. But sense listening to the HE-6s on a variety of high quality speaker amps they're just able to do things other headphones can't.
Yes the treble on the HE-6 is a tad sparkly when compared to the LCD-3 but it's also very well extended with no hint of harshness or peaks that I hear. The clean crisp presentation of the music is of the best I've heard and only second to the 009s the 007 MKIIs maybe.
You can point to measurements all day long. They just don't show you the scalability of these headphones. No other headphone is able to get better as your gear gets better.
I got a Moon Audio Silver Dragon headphone cable (balanced with Furutech Rhodium XLR connectors) and this is absolutely a great cable for the LCD3s, especially improving the control, detail, speed, texture, and transparency of the bass.
I always try to get my phones to the point where nothing in any frequency "stands out" unnaturally, and the Silver Dragons do this perfectly to the LCD3s.
The imaging is now more rounded and there is more of a sense of open space.
Vocals, instruments, percussion, you name it, are full of life, unclouded, but not painful in the least. Piano (something I always concentrate on) is gorgeous and resonant but not sloppy or full of overhang.
I spent several hours testing the new cables with a variety of music with the LCD3s , which formerly could be sometimes a little thumpy or opaque, and now all is well.
Over the last year, I kept thinking, well, the LCD3s are good, but maybe future LCD4s will improve things, but that idea has left my mind with the improvement from the Silver Dragon cable.
My LCD3s shopped yesterday. Very excited and it will be everything I can do to not open until XMAS. Even though I know I'm getting them as a gift, I'm sure when I finally open, see, and hold, I'll light up like a XMAS tree
I do own Moon Blue Dragon IC's too and am quite happy with those as well.