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Poll Results: IN YOUR OPINION, BEST AMP FOR AUDEZE LCD3

 
  • 18% (36)
    Schiit Mjolnir
  • 8% (16)
    Bryston BHA-1
  • 4% (8)
    Beta 22
  • 1% (2)
    Apex Peak
  • 2% (4)
    Apex Pinnacle
  • 3% (6)
    Eddie Current Balancing Act
  • 6% (13)
    Cavalli Liquid Glass
  • 4% (8)
    Headamp GS-X mkii
  • 1% (2)
    DNA Stratus
  • 3% (6)
    RSA Darkstar
  • 0% (0)
    Audio-gd Phoenix
  • 3% (7)
    Cavalli Liquid Fire
  • 4% (8)
    Woo Audio WA6-SE
  • 0% (1)
    Woo Audio WA5-LE
  • 0% (0)
    Woo Audio WA5
  • 2% (4)
    Woo Audio WA6
  • 7% (14)
    Woo Audio WA22
  • 30% (59)
    NOT LISTED
194 Total Votes  
post #121 of 174
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

Apex Pinnacle > EAR HP4 > Mjolnir > ECBA
Prince 😄,
Do you really prefer the Balancing Act over the Mojo? I'd love to hear your thoughts as to why.
Thanks
post #122 of 174
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


Prince 😄,
Do you really prefer the Balancing Act over the Mojo? I'd love to hear your thoughts as to why.
Thanks

No, it's Mojo over the ECBA

post #123 of 174
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

No, it's Mojo over the ECBA
Cripes, that's what I really meant. Let me start again. I have the Mojo and was looking at the BA (I have the Zana Deux now). I would love to hear why you prefer the Mojo.
Thanks
post #124 of 174

Since I got my LCD3 I have been cycling through amps and I've heard/owned quite a few now...  Here is a summary of my personal ranking of amps w/ regard to only the LCD3.

 

WA22=GSXmk2 =Auralic Taurus>WA5>Mjolnir>BHA 1=Decware Taboo mkII>DNA Stratus>Cavalli Liquid Glass=Peachtree Grand=Soloist>Concerto>Lyr>Burson HA150>Vali

 

After all the buzz on headfi about the Taurus, I demo'ed it, and I think it lives up to the hype especially considering it mates equally well w/ my HD800.  I'll probably eventually get one or rebuy the WA22, but I find it hard to let go of the Mjolnir just because of its excellent price/performance ratio.

post #125 of 174
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


Cripes, that's what I really meant. Let me start again. I have the Mojo and was looking at the BA (I have the Zana Deux now). I would love to hear why you prefer the Mojo.
Thanks

The ECBA is a fantastic amp. Just not the best with the 3s. 

OTOH the Mjonir sounds faster and more dynamic with the 3s.

The ECBA is slightly sluggish with the 3s.

Detail retrieval is similar on both amps though.

 

Sorry for the late response. Was out of town. 

post #126 of 174
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post
 

The ECBA is a fantastic amp. Just not the best with the 3s. 

OTOH the Mjonir sounds faster and more dynamic with the 3s.

The ECBA is slightly sluggish with the 3s.

Detail retrieval is similar on both amps though.

 

Sorry for the late response. Was out of town. 

Not an issue. Thanks for the feedback. Since I am unable to demo any headphone amp in my neck of the woods, I have to rely on the Head-fi threads more. Looks like the Mojo cannot be beat for the price/performance.

post #127 of 174
Can i just ask you guys a quick question regarding balanced amps?
I am starting to look at the best amp for my lcd-3's, as i have balanced outputs on my chord dac64 should i be looking only at balanced amps? Is the difference that great?

Thanks
post #128 of 174
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Originally Posted by StefanAvey View Post

Can i just ask you guys a quick question regarding balanced amps?
I am starting to look at the best amp for my lcd-3's, as i have balanced outputs on my chord dac64 should i be looking only at balanced amps? Is the difference that great?

Thanks

IMO, going balanced the whole way makes sense. If you go from balanced to SE, I believe this just sums up the output and is not desirable from a SQ perspective (this is my understanding). LCD3 loves balanced amps.

post #129 of 174
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Originally Posted by StefanAvey View Post

Can i just ask you guys a quick question regarding balanced amps?
I am starting to look at the best amp for my lcd-3's, as i have balanced outputs on my chord dac64 should i be looking only at balanced amps? Is the difference that great?

Don't get caught up in features and pick an amp based on whether it's balanced or unbalanced.

 

Pick an amp based on the fact that it sounds good.

post #130 of 174
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

LCD3 loves balanced amps.

 

Not entirely true. The LCD3's work nicely with SE from my experience. 

post #131 of 174
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

Not entirely true. The LCD3's work nicely with SE from my experience. 
Oh I'm sure it does. It sounds very very good out of my EC Zana Deux. I find it a little better out of my Gungnir/Mjolnir stack.
post #132 of 174

Kothganesh, probably you like more the sound presentation of the Schiit stack and it's not the Fact that it is a balanced amp. Just saying. 

post #133 of 174
Yeah, whether an amp is balanced or not is mostly irrelevant, just buy whichever amp sounds best and terminate your headphone cable accordingly...
post #134 of 174
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Originally Posted by BeyerMonster View Post
 

Don't get caught up in features and pick an amp based on whether it's balanced or unbalanced.

 

Pick an amp based on the fact that it sounds good.

Fully agree.

The EAR HP-4(SE) sounded better with the LCD3s than the ECBA.

post #135 of 174
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

Kothganesh, probably you like more the sound presentation of the Schiit stack and it's not the Fact that it is a balanced amp. Just saying. 
Fabio, the Mjolnir IS a balanced amp (only). It is also true I like the presentation of the Schiit combo 😀
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