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Trade? or not? for college

Poll Results: Which option should I go with?

 
  • 25% (1)
    HD800s with no amp
  • 25% (1)
    LCD 2 rev2 with a small amp (also include an amp if you have a any suggestions)
  • 25% (1)
    Keep my current set up
  • 25% (1)
    Other (please elaborate if you can )
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I currently own a pair of Sennheiser HD600s (with a HD650 cable), Schiit Lyr, O2 amp and various other small things like a upgraded power cord (which was a gift) and additional tubes. I will be attending college in the fall and I have always wanted a nicer pair of headphones. I have two pairs in mind, The LCD 2 rev2 and the Sennheiser HD800s. I have tested both of these headphones and really liked both of them. So my question for you, the fine people of Head-fi is which headphone would be better with about a 1000 budget (from selling the other equipment) would the HD800s be fine without a nice amp (or any at all since the 1000 will be spent on the actual headphones) or would the LCD 2 rev2 be better (since i will be able to get a small amp with it) Thank you for any help you can provide. 

post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

For clarification I will be staying in a suite so theft will not be an issue, and I would like to have headphones so just selling my equipment and using that for college is not really a preffered option. 

post #3 of 16

With the right  tubes the LCD2.2 really shines with the schitt.

 

 

what college are you attending?

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

I will be attending Cal Poly Pomona, in the aerospace engineering program

post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by enbayo View Post

So my question for you, the fine people of Head-fi is which headphone would be better with about a 1000 budget (from selling the other equipment) would the HD800s be fine without a nice amp (or any at all since the 1000 will be spent on the actual headphones) or would the LCD 2 rev2 be better (since i will be able to get a small amp with it) Thank you for any help you can provide. 

 

From researching, i'm pretty sure the HD-800's are really picky on their amplification and source, especially given their high impedance, but on the other hand, although for most headphones it is obviously better to have good amplification, the LCD-2's are pretty efficient when it comes to amplification :) 

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

Bump (any ideas?)

post #7 of 16

The HD800 will pick apart any poor source. They're also pricier. I'd personally look at the LCD-2s,

you've already got the amplification get a nice DAC and you're all set.

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

The 1000 budget that I stated in the initial post hinges on me selling all my current audio equipment. The most voiced opinion is to look into the LCD 2, if I were to get the LCD 2 I probably will have to sell the lyr. Would the LCD 2s sound alright being powered by my O2? or should i sell it and try to find an amp in the $200 range?

post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by enbayo View Post

The 1000 budget that I stated in the initial post hinges on me selling all my current audio equipment. The most voiced opinion is to look into the LCD 2, if I were to get the LCD 2 I probably will have to sell the lyr. Would the LCD 2s sound alright being powered by my O2? or should i sell it and try to find an amp in the $200 range?

That's initially what I was referring to. Considering $1000 for both a headphone and amp let alone a DAC as well leaves you strapped.

I do not think there is a better amp in the $200 range than the O2. I'm not sure how much the Sunrise II kit is, but if you'd be willing

to some DIY your choices really open up.

post #10 of 16

Keep the HD600 and buy beer for the money? Take a girl to the movies?

 

Seriously - you're going to college. Lots of expenses... at least wait until you've passed the first year I'd say.

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

I am willing to build my own amp, is there any suggestions for a DIY amp for LCD 2s in the $200 range? (I am relatively new to the DIY scene so preferable nothing incredibly difficult)   

post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by enbayo View Post

I am willing to build my own amp, is there any suggestions for a DIY amp for LCD 2s in the $200 range? (I am relatively new to the DIY scene so preferable nothing incredibly difficult)   

http://store.garage1217.com/project-sunrise-hybrid-class-a--tube-headphone-amplifier.html

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

I don't really have money, I just have the HD600s and the schiit lyr (and some other random audio gear) that I would sell to afford the LCD 2s. I already have some money saved up for the expenses of college this is simply for audio purposes.  

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thank you Paradoxper I will definitely check that out.

post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by enbayo View Post

Thank you Paradoxper I will definitely check that out.

No problem. Also, http://www.head-fi.org/t/524885/ck2iii-in-a-very-unique-plexiglass-case#post_8620682

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