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Maxvla's point is that all of the hi end headphones are part of a chain. If any component in the chain is a lower level piece then you will not get the full value from any of the others. The LCD3's are fantastic, unfortunately they require great source/DAC, Amp and possibly cables to reach their full potential.

It does take time but you certainly have a great start in your future system with the LCD3's!
but the comfort...
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Maxvla's point is that all of the hi end headphones are part of a chain. If any component in the chain is a lower level piece then you will not get the full value from any of the others. The LCD3's are fantastic, unfortunately they require great source/DAC, Amp and possibly cables to reach their full potential.

 

It does take time but you certainly have a great start in your future system with the LCD3's!

 

Actually, I heard the LCD-3s as clearly better than the -2s just using my ancient Carver CD changer and my equally old Adcom preamp's headphone jack.  Granted, my setup is not as good as it would be with all that high quality Schitt driving the LCD-3s, but I felt it was good enough to pay the difference, knowing that I could always judiciously upgrade the upstream chain one piece at a time later.

 

Given that I could hear the difference, it made sense to me (and apparently to Quad as well) to buy the LCD-3s first, and get the enjoyment from them while I slowly gathered the supporting cast.  Now I'm inching closer to blowing some bucks on a Mjolnir (no thanks to all of you... couldn't just a few of you really hate this amp?)... and a few other things as well , but until I do, I'll be pretty happy listening to the Audezes and looking forward to getting even more from them when I do finally pop for the new hardware. 

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If you can hear the differences then it makes the investment a good one.
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QuadralSx you will be fine, and when you upgrade to a Gungnir DAC in the future you will certainly appreciate it.
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Ah, I took from your post as not having enough of a budget to really spend without hesitation, meaning an LCD3 right off the bat would not make much sense. You could've given the 2s a try just to see if you can really justify the $1000 price hike, instead of getting it just for the sake of having the best, but that's your choice which I will not refute. If your original intention was to get the 3, mjo/gung, with adequate budget in mind, then by all means. Sorry if I came off as being a bit rude. redface.gif

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Originally Posted by Gary in MD View Post

 

......was good enough to pay the difference, knowing that I could always judiciously upgrade the upstream chain one piece at a time later.

 

Given that I could hear the difference, it made sense to me (and apparently to Quad as well) to buy the LCD-3s first, and get the enjoyment from them while I slowly gathered the supporting cast.

 

You actually save a lot of money in the long run this way. Rather than buying a whole chain of equipment which one can afford, then having to upgrade each one of them down the road. 

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IMO, you still miss out on the journey climbing up, which also means less of a real appreciation of each upgrade, and how good the LCD3 'actually' are in comparison. YMMV. Further, you don't really lose that much as long as you buy used like many people here.

 

Analogy: Mountain climbing: the journey up to see the view versus being heli-dropped at the top.

 

 

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You actually save a lot of money in the long run this way. Rather than buying a whole chain of equipment which one can afford, then having to upgrade each one of them down the road. 

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Analogy: Mountain climbing: the journey up to see the view versus being heli-dropped at the top.

lol good one. That statement reminded me about the Battlefield game
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To add to the conversation, you might well prefer the LCD-2.  

 

I have had the LCD-2 Rev1, Rev2 and the LCD-3 Unveiled(TM).  Though the LCD-3 bests the LCD-2 on technicalities, its also more finicky and sometimes crosses into unenjoyable.  The LCD-2 is much less critical and more forgiving in comparison while not being that far off on technicalities.  To be honest, recently it has crossed my mind more than once to give up the quest for the perfect LCD-3 rig and just grab an LCD-2 Rev2.5 Rosewood, a Mjolnir and be done :O  

 

But lucky for my wife, none up for sale right now :(


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Unveiled(TM)

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To add to the conversation, you night well prefer the LCD-2.  

 

I have had the LCD-2 Rev1, Rev2 and the LCD-3 Unveiled(TM).  Though the LCD-3 bests the LCD-2 on technicalities, its also more finicky and sometimes crosses into unenjoyable.  The LCD-2 is much less critical and more forgiving in comparison while not being that far off on technicalities.  To be honest, recently it has crossed my mind more than once to give up the quest for the perfect LCD-3 rig and just grab an LCD-2 Rev2.5 Rosewood, a Mjolnir and be done :O  

 

But lucky for my wife, none up for sale right now :(

 

Im starting to think im going to do something similar, but itll be mjolnir and LCD-3 with my Anedio D2 running as dac...rather than the Stax setup that ive been dreaming about, I'm starting to think 5000 dollars is too much to spend on headphones, and im also realizing that i dont have the space for an amp big enough to power the HE-6s well, and while i havent heard the LCD-3s, i did love the LCD-2s to pieces.

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You got a unicorn?  Wasn't sure the D2 was real, been 'next batch' forever now ;)  The PWD2 is my last attempt, maybe the new GS-X but it's a lot of money just to be as happy as the LCD-2/HA-160D I lived with for years in ignorant bliss :p

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You got a unicorn?  Wasn't sure the D2 was real, been 'next batch' forever now ;)  The PWD2 is my last attempt, maybe the new GS-X but it's a lot of money just to be as happy as the LCD-2/HA-160D I lived with for years in ignorant bliss :p

 

Haha its not a unicorn, but i did get in on the last batch, ive had it for the last several weeks now. Its pretty awesome so far, but ive only listened with my JH-13s so far with the built in headamp 

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Im starting to think im going to do something similar, but itll be mjolnir and LCD-3 with my Anedio D2 running as dac...rather than the Stax setup that ive been dreaming about, I'm starting to think 5000 dollars is too much to spend on headphones, and im also realizing that i dont have the space for an amp big enough to power the HE-6s well, and while i havent heard the LCD-3s, i did love the LCD-2s to pieces.

 

 

Say "WHAT"  No Stax or HE-6 rig?  What is this world coming to?

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Say "WHAT"  No Stax or HE-6 rig?  What is this world coming to?

 

Haha ive been doing alot of pondering the last couple days prepoman. I really really like the stax, but i really cant justify the cost. I also enjoy the HE-6s, but not only have i not had the chance to compare it to the LCD-3, but i realized that i really dont have the space for an amp for the HE-6s either, i want something that will fit on my desk, and none of the amps i was looking at for the HE-6s will fit. I also want to be able to take them with me places, and its just not feasable to do so with the HE-6s. So its not that i dont like them, just that the LCD-3s are probably the best cans i can get that will fit what i want. And since i loved the LCD-2, im pretty sure i will enjoy the LCD-3s as well.

 

And i guess i cant say that i havent heard the lcd-3, but the one pair i have heard were veiled :(

Im also mostly just realizing that i want to have money for other hobbies as well :P thats whats stopping me from geting the stax for the most part.

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