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post #2101 of 3263
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Originally Posted by Gary in MD View Post


Geez, can't somebody please hate the LCD-3s with the Mjolnir and Gungnir?  I'm trying to be a responsible adult here and not spend all of my money on head gear... I've already plunked down close to $4K in the last 6 months...Haven't I done enough, at least for a while?

 

 

Only love from me for Thors Hammer. 

 

Mjolner is pretty spectacular with the LCD-3 (have only tested so far using Zodiac Gold as source, will test some other sources I have here soon).  Not to mention I also am digging use of the Mjolner as a pre to some monitors. 

 

I think its Hammer time for you Gary!  very_evil_smiley.gif  sorry about the wallet!

post #2102 of 3263

Okay, are there any headphones the Mjolnir doesn't pair well with? I definitely have no complaints with my LCD2 bamboo's.

 

From what I can gather, it's a completely neutral setup, so any issues have probably more to do with the actual headphone. Is this the consensus? 

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My experience was dark source, W4S DAC-2, arguably dark headphone, LCD-3... on the Mjolnir was a pretty lit up, forward affair.  The Peak, which is often thought of as bright or edgy or some other aggressive word, is less forward, more bassy.  So if we agree that something like a GS-1, Soloist or B22 are neutral in this price bracket, the Peak is brighter, the Mjolnir brighter still.  Or if not bright at least more forward and with better clarity.

post #2104 of 3263
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Originally Posted by Erukian View Post

Okay, are there any headphones the Mjolnir doesn't pair well with? I definitely have no complaints with my LCD2 bamboo's.

From what I can gather, it's a completely neutral setup, so any issues have probably more to do with the actual headphone. Is this the consensus? 

I was curious how the he500s would sound out of the mjolnir after listening to them with the lcd3s and it the he500s were unlistenable, listened for 5 seconds, yanked them out hahahaa
post #2105 of 3263
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post


I was curious how the he500s would sound out of the mjolnir after listening to them with the lcd3s and it the he500s were unlistenable, listened for 5 seconds, yanked them out hahahaa

Really? I listen to the HE-500s with the Mjolnir as my main rig and absolutely love it. What are you using for your source? 

post #2106 of 3263

Another consideration, maybe the synergy wasn't quite there?

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

My experience was dark source, W4S DAC-2, arguably dark headphone, LCD-3... on the Mjolnir was a pretty lit up, forward affair.  The Peak, which is often thought of as bright or edgy or some other aggressive word, is less forward, more bassy.  So if we agree that something like a GS-1, Soloist or B22 are neutral in this price bracket, the Peak is brighter, the Mjolnir brighter still.  Or if not bright at least more forward and with better clarity.

post #2107 of 3263
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Really? I listen to the HE-500s with the Mjolnir as my main rig and absolutely love it. What are you using for your source? 

It was the schiit gungnir.
post #2108 of 3263
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

It was the schiit gungnir.

for me, i am using the same combo with my he-500 and absolutely love it, upgraed from bifrost and lyr.
post #2109 of 3263

It depends on your personal tastes/ sound preferences, music selection and obviously set-up.

 

Out of my gung/mjolnir (with audioquest power cable and usb/ DHC nucleotide xlr interconnects), my favorite headphone is the HE-6 and closely followed by the HD800. My LCD-3 sound a bit too laid-back (may have to change the cable as it too is pure copper), but do get some headtime for when I listen to the odd electro/hip hop/funk tracks.

 

It's a matter of configuration, preferences and music selection.

post #2110 of 3263

Preference for sure. As an FYI silver on the LCD range just added grain and even more flat sound. Copper on the other hand increased dynamics and smoothed out the treble.

 

Only a handful of people like both the LCD-3 and the HE-6 or HD800.  I for one could never live with the HD800 despite trying a few times.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Preference for sure. As an FYI silver on the LCD range just added grain and even more flat sound. Copper on the other hand increased dynamics and smoothed out the treble.

 

Only a handful of people like both the LCD-3 and the HE-6 or HD800.  I for one could never live with the HD800 despite trying a few times.

 

You obviousy listened with the wrong silver cable wink_face.gif

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...Only a handful of people like both the LCD-3 and the HE-6 or HD800.  I for one could never live with the HD800 despite trying a few times.

It really seems like a lot of people fall into one camp or the other, based on well they tolerate/enjoy upper-mid and treble energy. Zach listened to the HE-500s out of my Mjolnir+Gungnir rig and I also found they were nearly unlistenable, with a strident harshness that stretched from the mids through the treble. Switching to my Lyr being fed out of the same Gungnir, the HE500 sounded like a different (and much better) headphone--with the harshness tamed. As a point of reference, I greatly prefer the LCD2/3 sound compared to HE-6 and can't tolerate the HD800. Conversely, the HE-6/HD800 lovers often hate the warmer LCD sound.
post #2113 of 3263
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

You obviousy listened with the wrong silver cable wink_face.gif

 

Or you listened to the wrong copper :P

post #2114 of 3263
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


It really seems like a lot of people fall into one camp or the other, based on well they tolerate/enjoy upper-mid and treble energy. Zach listened to the HE-500s out of my Mjolnir+Gungnir rig and I also found they were nearly unlistenable, with a strident harshness that stretched from the mids through the treble. Switching to my Lyr being fed out of the same Gungnir, the HE500 sounded like a different (and much better) headphone--with the harshness tamed. As a point of reference, I greatly prefer the LCD2/3 sound compared to HE-6 and can't tolerate the HD800. Conversely, the HE-6/HD800 lovers often hate the warmer LCD sound.

 

Can you like them all?  I do..  However, I do like some better than others.  All in all I do have love for most of the Flagships..  Still trying to hear the PS1000..

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Can you like them all?  I do..  However, I do like some better than others.  All in all I do have love for most of the Flagships..  Still trying to hear the PS1000..

Don't hold your breath...the RS-1s are still my favourite Grados. 

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