Originally Posted by dBel84
I can see why you like them Steve and I have to say that it took me a while to mentally adjust to the presentation. They sound so polite relative to the Audeze and seriously bass "less" but when you give them their dues, they really shine. Bass remains a little on the lesser side but there is no doubt that they can present any type of music with alarming clarity. I also agree with you about the mids, they remind me an awful lot of the vintage ortho mids ; just really well balanced with a dollop of life. As for your rig, well it is seriously lacking in tooobz but gorgeous as hell.
The AKG K1000 can be quite the toss up. If you think the differences in the Audeze LCD-2 and LCD3 is big, the differences in the K1000 from model to model is plain silly.
I was fortunate to own one of the best sounding units i had heard from Smeggy. In fact, i sold the LCD-1 to buy the K1K. That K1K was truly special. Fantastic mids reminiscent indeed of the vaunted vintage yammy orthos, albeit with only a slight hint of edge. The bass too was pretty darn good for such an out of the box design. It would really spook me out sometimes by throwing out instruments to my left, right making me whip my head around to see what was going on. Very realistic.
Ultimately, i just couldn't come to terms with the strident highs which would rear its head every now and then. Best of the non-planar headphones and very unique experience to these ears, IF you are lucky with the right set.
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster
It's bloody huge. I didn't expect it to be that big when comparing it to the LF, but it makes sense considering the PSU is in that case as well.
Yeah, the PSU board is as big as the SRM-323 sitting on it.
Edited by sachu - 3/14/12 at 10:27pm