I've started this thread in the hope that I may receive some decent advice on Headphone/Headphone Amp upgrade.
Let me explain,I live in England.The Headphone scene is not big business in this Country.This is a problem insomuch that most Headphone equipment has to be bought 'blind'.Yes,most of the high end Headphones are available in England but never(to my knowledge) can you demo a number of 'phones on a range of Headphone Amps. Indeed,dedicated Headphone Amps really don't exist.(Try selling it-very few takers)
So,I like many others, have to look to America to obtain advice and products.Advice is cheap but buying from America has it's problems due to import duties etc etc.So you don't want to be making mistakes.
So what advice do I need.Whilst I listen to many genres of music,it's Classical which is my main interest.I attend Classical Concerts and (obviously) want my equipment to give as good a correct representation of the original as possible.
Why is it that so many reviews completely omit Classical Music?On one such forum on this site the author compares The Dark Star vs Liquid Fire and uses just one Classical piece stating "as the sound of a full Orchestra gives me a stronger notion of the "rightness" of the sound" well yes I agree but why then only use one Classical piece for the review??
Then , as with so many of these forums you have to wade through to much clap-trap(and yes it occurs in England too)a Friend got me to read his review on some Cyrus gear on the 'Cyrus-Unofficial' site.He wrote a decent review only for comments to follow such as " you're the dogs b......s" !!
and another thing, why so much clap trap about the equipment and not about the quality of the representation of the original.Do these people attend Concerts(or just play games?)
I bought a Rudistor Amp-which again I had to buy 'blind' but I was influenced by the fact that the Rudi Engineers have to attend Concerts on a regular basis.
On another forum(on this site) the author compares The Dark Star/Antelope vs Headroom with the Audeze LCD-3s.
One (sorry) idiot writes (about the Antelope)that it presents the Instruments in the wrong place and thinks the addition of the Voltikus might solve the problem.Look, chuck it in the bin if it's that bad!!
I've just bought the Audeze LCD-3 .I have the Rudistor PRX-303 Amp.I have the Headroom BUDA/UDAC.My listening source is the Meridian Reference 818 Sooloos(English Company)uncompressed hard drive system-Zone one to Speaker system(Cyrus power Amps/Spendor Speakers)Zone 2(in study) Meridian to Rudistor/LCD-3(and Senns HD800 & Beyer T1).
So, is there anybody out there in that big Country who can advise on the following:-
With ( predominantly ) Classical music can I get more out of the Audeze LCD-3s(and the Senns for that matter).I'm looking for a true representation of the original as possible.I'm not bothered about looks,technicalities or cost.Neither do I want to hear from People who play games or count LEDs!!
At the end of the day, I know and appreciate sound is a personal thing but given the problems as described,any advice would be welcome.Thank you