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Just to clarify, I prefer to LCD-X to the LCD-3. However, the M/G brings out the best in the LCD-3, tempering the lushness of the mids and tightly controlling the bass. The LCD-X sounds good on the M/G, but needs a top notch neutral SS amp or tube amp to reach its full potential.

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Can anyone else chime in and give their opinion about the M/G stack paired with the HE-500 ?  Should I sell my HE-500 and go with LCD2s ? Again, I am looking for the best all arounders for all types of genres but mainly jazz/downtempo/lounge/acoustic/r&b.

 

Also, does anyone know how these do for FPS gaming in regards to positional audio ?


Edited by saer - 2/1/14 at 10:01pm
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Can anyone else chime in and give their opinion about the M/G stack paired with the HE-500 ?  Should I sell my HE-500 and go with LCD2s ? Again, I am looking for the best all arounders for all types of genres but mainly jazz/downtempo/lounge/acoustic/r&b.

 

Also, does anyone know how these do for FPS gaming in regards to positional audio ?


I second Barry S... did some listening with my buddy's HE500 on my M/G rig... not the best, it definitely can make the HE500 harsh and lifeless... particularly for your preferred genres of music. They didn't benefit much in terms of soundstage/imaging in comparison to the HD650 (which improved vastly in that department, and would likely suit your music tastes better). I've yet to see anyone complain about an LCD2 with M/G setup... many swear by that rig as endgame.

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I second Barry S... did some listening with my buddy's HE500 on my M/G rig... not the best, it definitely can make the HE500 harsh and lifeless... particularly for your preferred genres of music. They didn't benefit much in terms of soundstage/imaging in comparison to the HD650 (which improved vastly in that department, and would likely suit your music tastes better). I've yet to see anyone complain about an LCD2 with M/G setup... many swear by that rig as endgame.

I bought my Mjolnir/Gungnir pairing specifically for my LCD 2's. I have been using them for just over a week, and I am very pleased, though I'd like to have more time with them before I do an actual review. It's the best amp and DAC pairing I've heard so far with the LCD 2's. This combo is definitely better than my Burson HA-160D or Wadia 121.
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Just to clarify, I prefer to LCD-X to the LCD-3. However, the M/G brings out the best in the LCD-3, tempering the lushness of the mids and tightly controlling the bass. The LCD-X sounds good on the M/G, but needs a top notch neutral SS amp or tube amp to reach its full potential.

SO..if i am not planning to change my setup( mjolnir and gungnir combo), you recommend getting lcd-3 instead of lcd-x?
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SO..if i am not planning to change my setup( mjolnir and gungnir combo), you recommend getting lcd-3 instead of lcd-x?


I think you need to audition both the LCD-X and LCD-3 with your setup before you make any decisions. These headphones have very different signatures and it's too much money to spend based on other people's opinions. Head-fi is about satisfying an audience of one, and for the price of a flagship system--you should be getting a near transcendental experience.

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I think you need to audition both the LCD-X and LCD-3 with your setup before you make any decisions. These headphones have very different signatures and it's too much money to spend based on other people's opinions. Head-fi is about satisfying an audience of one, and for the price of a flagship system--you should be getting a near transcendental experience.

I have listened lcd-3 with my setup, but not the lcd-x, and there are no demo i could able to audit both in ontario, canada. But thx for your opinion, appreciate ur time and help.
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I bought my Mjolnir/Gungnir pairing specifically for my LCD 2's. I have been using them for just over a week, and I am very pleased, though I'd like to have more time with them before I do an actual review. It's the best amp and DAC pairing I've heard so far with the LCD 2's. This combo is definitely better than my Burson HA-160D or Wadia 121.

 

I find this to be a very convincing statement, have you tried other LCDs with your M/G stack or only the LCD2s? Or any other headphones for that matter ?


Edited by saer - 2/2/14 at 4:13pm
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I bought my Mjolnir/Gungnir pairing specifically for my LCD 2's. I have been using them for just over a week, and I am very pleased, though I'd like to have more time with them before I do an actual review. It's the best amp and DAC pairing I've heard so far with the LCD 2's. This combo is definitely better than my Burson HA-160D or Wadia 121.

I find this to be a very convincing statement, have you tried other LCDs with your M/G stack or only the LCD2s? Or any other headphones for that matter ?

The LCD-2 is the only LCD I've used. I have a set of balanced cables on order for my Sennheiser 600's and I am anxious to see how they fare with M/G pairing. I am also using the Gungnir as the DAC for,my NAD 356BEE amplifier and I'm also extremely pleased by the result. I have heard my Sennheisers through the NAD/Gungnir pair and it seems to remove the veil and makes the 600's much clearer for lack of a better way to say it. I'm very happy so far.
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Would anyone mind sharing their thoughts on the HE-6 on the M/G stack ? I know the Mjolnir won't drive the HE-6 to their full potential but how do these two pair ?

 

I ask because I have an opportunity to purchase HE-6 for $1200 new. I had my sights set on LCD2s, purchasing them new for $1145.

 

Given how close the pricing is between the two and that the HE-6 are supposed to be far better, would they not be the better buy ?

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Would anyone mind sharing their thoughts on the HE-6 on the M/G stack ? I know the Mjolnir won't drive the HE-6 to their full potential but how do these two pair ?

 

I ask because I have an opportunity to purchase HE-6 for $1200 new. I had my sights set on LCD2s, purchasing them new for $1145.

 

Given how close the pricing is between the two and that the HE-6 are supposed to be far better, would they not be the better buy ?

It's not ideal comparative to what they're capable of. However the HE-6 is actually quite good with Mojo.

 

The HE-6 is the better transducer, however it will also require more dedication to get it right. The LCD-2 is the safer and more versatile bet.

It doesn't hurt that the synergy between the LCD-2 and Mjolnir is pretty endgame.


Edited by paradoxper - 2/5/14 at 11:37pm
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Got the LCD-2's today. Drum roll please.................................................................................

 

The HD800's are definitely the loser. No contest!

 

The sound of the LCD2's is just so real. The bass is accurate, vocals are spot on in every genre. Very, very very, happy! Had them on for less than 10 minutes and I knew these were going to stay. I can only imagine what the LCD-3's sound like

 

I am going to order the microsuede headband, the HD800's are way more comfortable in that regard. Hopefully the headband will be the solution.

 

I have to say, this combination exceeds my Woo Audio WA22/HD800 balanced setup in so many ways. It's nice to sell $3100 in gear and replace it with $1900 worth of gear and feel like I came out ahead. That's a rare feat to say the least. 

 

Quoting and old post here but can anyone else speak to how well the LCD2 pairs with the M/G stack ? How is the overall sound signature like ? I know the LCD2s are dark and that most consider the M/G bright, so this would seem like a very good balance.

 

Can anyone else mention what they believe to be a good headphone for the M/G stack ? Trying to avoid harsh highs.

 

HE-6, LCD-3 or LCD-2.. I've been reading every thread I could find regarding the HE-6 and all of Audeze offerings, still soo unsure of what to go with :o


Edited by saer - 2/6/14 at 12:09am
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It's not ideal comparative to what they're capable of. However the HE-6 is actually quite good with Mojo.

 

The HE-6 is the better transducer, however it will also require more dedication to get it right. The LCD-2 is the safer and more versatile bet.

It doesn't hurt that the synergy between the LCD-2 and Mjolnir is pretty endgame.

 

Other than the HE-6 is tuned to be brighter - in itself, no proof of your claim.  Do you actually have any concrete evidence to propose such blanket statements?

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Other than the HE-6 is tuned to be brighter - in itself, no proof of your claim.  Do you actually have any concrete evidence to propose such blanket statements?

 

Other than it's my opinion based off of experience, no. If you think the LCD-2 is more capable than the HE-6, that's your opinion.


Edited by paradoxper - 2/6/14 at 4:00am
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It's not ideal comparative to what they're capable of. However the HE-6 is actually quite good with Mojo.

 

The HE-6 is the better transducer, however it will also require more dedication to get it right. The LCD-2 is the safer and more versatile bet.

It doesn't hurt that the synergy between the LCD-2 and Mjolnir is pretty endgame.

i'm actually glad to hear this, i'm a big fan of the HE-5LE, i just recently sold my lcd2, and acquired a lcd x, and in comparing the x, with the 5LE

i've come away really curious about the HE-6, and i  was wondering how capable of driving the 6 the mjo is

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