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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

 

/end mommyrant 

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HD800 + CSP2+ would be very yummy.

 

I will consider it mommy. evil_smiley.gif


Edited by M-13 - 8/17/13 at 3:43pm
post #1052 of 3334
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Sell the LCD-2 and get an HD800... the HE-500 and HD800 is a solid stable IMO. Than use the money you were going to spend on the TH-600 to get a nice tube amp for the HD800.

 

/end mommyrant 


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 5:00am
post #1053 of 3334
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His lcd-2 is hung like a horse so I have to say the opposite, especially if he is looking for a "fun" tune (th-600) over an analytical tune (hd800).

 

The HE-500 is very similar to the LCD-2. I had both at the same time and sold one off because of it. There is no need to keep both IMO. Pick the one you prefer and move on to a reference headphone. Nothing better than the HD800 (excluding STAX). The TH-600 is "fun", but some find the HE-500 just as fun. Obviously in a different way. 

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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

The HE-500 is very similar to the LCD-2. I had both at the same time and sold one off because of it. There is no need to keep both IMO. Pick the one you prefer and move on to a reference headphone. Nothing better than the HD800 (excluding STAX). The TH-600 is "fun", but some find the HE-500 just as fun. Obviously in a different way. 


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:59am
post #1055 of 3334

Can anyone comment on the isolation of the 600 relative to the AKG K271mk2?

 

I'm thinking of getting the 600 as an upgrade to my home office closed headphone setup (where I need to not annoy my nearby wife with my music). I understand they aren't the most sealed off headphone, but neither are the 271s so I'm hoping they wont be significantly more open. 

post #1056 of 3334

I would have gone the HD800 route myself if it were not for my main genre I listen to being Heavy metal  and a lot of more aggressive forms of electronic and rock. The HD800 last time I tried it was too revealing, and was not my preference for my type of music. I still enjoy having both the LCD2 and HE-500.

 

My next headphone will probably be the TH600 if not just for my Electronic and select pop music. I have heard the TH600 is a good pairing with the WA7 which I have.

 

The Mad Dog is now part of my office rig that stays at there for its isolation.


Edited by Leliana - 8/19/13 at 6:17am
post #1057 of 3334

For Reference the HD800's are it... As long as you don't listen to "fun" music ;) 

 

The HD800's are modern marvels and when I heard them (moded) at a meet I was taken back at how amazing they sounded but honestly for the type of music I listen to the LCD's and TH600's are the much better option hands down. Now the moded version that I heard was supposed to have better bass response which to me is bonkers that you have to alter a $1500 headphone so its bass is up to normal listening levels but that's a conversation for a different thread... The TH600's for the price are perfect. They lack in no area and will scale up with whatever you throw at them. I put about 4 different amps through that ranged from the Fiio e11 to the Pan Am and it didn't matter, they sounded amazing. Can that be said about the HD800?? I don't think so. You have to find the right amp that can pair with it well in order to get the best sound out of them. Not the case with the TH600's. 

 

LCD 2's are closer to the HD800's as far as amping requirements but they still are great for all genres of music and the only real downside is the weight. I love my LCD's but the TH600's (to steal a line from boy Frank) curb stomps the LCD 2's IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. That's really saying something... 

 

 

Thanks,

 

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For Reference the HD800's are it... As long as you don't listen to "fun" music ;) 

 

The HD800's are modern marvels and when I heard them (moded) at a meet I was taken back at how amazing they sounded but honestly for the type of music I listen to the LCD's and TH600's are the much better option hands down. Now the moded version that I heard was supposed to have better bass response which to me is bonkers that you have to alter a $1500 headphone so its bass is up to normal listening levels but that's a conversation for a different thread... The TH600's for the price are perfect. They lack in no area and will scale up with whatever you throw at them. I put about 4 different amps through that ranged from the Fiio e11 to the Pan Am and it didn't matter, they sounded amazing. Can that be said about the HD800?? I don't think so. You have to find the right amp that can pair with it well in order to get the best sound out of them. Not the case with the TH600's. 

 

LCD 2's are closer to the HD800's as far as amping requirements but they still are great for all genres of music and the only real downside is the weight. I love my LCD's but the TH600's (to steal a line from boy Frank) curb stomps the LCD 2's IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. That's really saying something... 

 

 

Thanks,

 

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Some really good thoughts here. My hesitation with taking the HD800 leap has been expressed perfectly by you. I get the feeling the HD800 is more of a tool to analyize music rather than geared toward the enjoyment of it. The reason I love my LCD-2/HE-500 is that they're forgiving and work well with almost all genres of music. Now that being said I would still like to have an HD800 around for my higher quality recordings, but I think I'm getting the TH600 first and then I'll add the HD800 to the stable, then a nice amp for it. Perhaps I should skip all this and just save up for a Stax O2 MKII + 727 from Japan.biggrin.gif My lust/greed never stops I guess...

post #1059 of 3334
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Some really good thoughts here. My hesitation with taking the HD800 leap has been expressed perfectly by you. I get the feeling the HD800 is more of a tool to analyize music rather than geared toward the enjoyment of it. The reason I love my LCD-2/HE-500 is that they're forgiving and work well with almost all genres of music. Now that being said I would still like to have an HD800 around for my higher quality recordings, but I think I'm getting the TH600 first and then I'll add the HD800 to the stable, then a nice amp for it. Perhaps I should skip all this and just save up for a Stax O2 MKII + 727 from Japan.biggrin.gif My lust/greed never stops I guess...

 

DFox is right, the HD800 stays a reference aka a tool for analyzing and hearing ultimate detail, which is just the nature of the headphone itself. To be honest, I didn't start enjoying my HD800 until you throw a few thousand at my upstream gear. Of course their are exceptions, and differences of opinions, blah blah... but honestly the HD800 was lifeless until I got a good source and amp worthy of the potential the HD800 has. I hate to put dollar signs on enjoyment because that totally goes against what I believe, but it is true in this instance. Now my HD800 is full of life and has the richness I was looking for. I can't say it is a totally different headphone because that would be mass hyperbole, but honestly the difference between my gear six months ago then now - transformed the HD800 into something magical. 

 

PS - I still prefer the TH-900 for modern genres (i.e electronic, pop, modern rock), but for classical, orchestra, new world, world... complex genres, the HD800 is at the pinnacle as far as I'm concerned. 


Edited by Greed - 8/19/13 at 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

For Reference the HD800's are it... As long as you don't listen to "fun" music wink.gif 

The HD800's are modern marvels and when I heard them (moded) at a meet I was taken back at how amazing they sounded but honestly for the type of music I listen to the LCD's and TH600's are the much better option hands down. Now the moded version that I heard was supposed to have better bass response which to me is bonkers that you have to alter a $1500 headphone so its bass is up to normal listening levels but that's a conversation for a different thread... The TH600's for the price are perfect. They lack in no area and will scale up with whatever you throw at them. I put about 4 different amps through that ranged from the Fiio e11 to the Pan Am and it didn't matter, they sounded amazing. Can that be said about the HD800?? I don't think so. You have to find the right amp that can pair with it well in order to get the best sound out of them. Not the case with the TH600's. 

LCD 2's are closer to the HD800's as far as amping requirements but they still are great for all genres of music and the only real downside is the weight. I love my LCD's but the TH600's (to steal a line from boy Frank) curb stomps the LCD 2's IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. That's really saying something... 


Thanks,

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When you say the lcds get curb stomped by the th600s what exactly do you mean? Im considering selling my lcds to get th600s but ive never heard a headphone that can reproduce the timbre and tonality of drums with such accuracy and realism.
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The th600 was clearly outclassed by the HE-5LE overall, so I wouldn't have high hopes for it against the LCDs...
That was on a full SS setup, though.
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The th600 was clearly outclassed by the HE-5LE overall, so I wouldn't have high hopes for it against the LCDs...
That was on a full SS setup, though.

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:54am
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

For Reference the HD800's are it... As long as you don't listen to "fun" music wink.gif 

The HD800's are modern marvels and when I heard them (moded) at a meet I was taken back at how amazing they sounded but honestly for the type of music I listen to the LCD's and TH600's are the much better option hands down. Now the moded version that I heard was supposed to have better bass response which to me is bonkers that you have to alter a $1500 headphone so its bass is up to normal listening levels but that's a conversation for a different thread... The TH600's for the price are perfect. They lack in no area and will scale up with whatever you throw at them. I put about 4 different amps through that ranged from the Fiio e11 to the Pan Am and it didn't matter, they sounded amazing. Can that be said about the HD800?? I don't think so. You have to find the right amp that can pair with it well in order to get the best sound out of them. Not the case with the TH600's. 

LCD 2's are closer to the HD800's as far as amping requirements but they still are great for all genres of music and the only real downside is the weight. I love my LCD's but the TH600's (to steal a line from boy Frank) curb stomps the LCD 2's IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. That's really saying something... 


Thanks,

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When you say the lcds get curb stomped by the th600s what exactly do you mean? Im considering selling my lcds to get th600s but ive never heard a headphone that can reproduce the timbre and tonality of drums with such accuracy and realism.

 

Well and that's the thing, I was the same way you are now before I heard the TH600's. I thought yah, of course they are good but no way they will be better than my LCD's. I figured they were just upgraded versions of my D5000's (never should have sold btw). I was right and wrong. They are upgraded versions of the D5000's which is a great thing, and they are literally better in every way than the LCD's outside of looks and thats not a knock on the TH600's which are a site to behold but those Rosewood cups are just sexy. 

 

The TH600's are not your typical bass head headphones. They are insanely accurate and engaging headphones that will bring you right to the front row of your favorite artist. They are closed cans but not really because they don't isolate very well but the ending result is definitely worth it. You get much larger soundstage than the LCD's, more and better bass responses, and the mids are just as good if not better. 

 

My thoughts and opinions about my LCD 2's are still very high but when you lose every category that matters its hard to look at them in the same light. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

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Well and that's the thing, I was the same way you are now before I heard the TH600's. I thought yah, of course they are good but no way they will be better than my LCD's. I figured they were just upgraded versions of my D5000's (never should have sold btw). I was right and wrong. They are upgraded versions of the D5000's which is a great thing, and they are literally better in every way than the LCD's outside of looks and thats not a knock on the TH600's which are a site to behold but those Rosewood cups are just sexy. 

The TH600's are not your typical bass head headphones. They are insanely accurate and engaging headphones that will bring you right to the front row of your favorite artist. They are closed cans but not really because they don't isolate very well but the ending result is definitely worth it. You get much larger soundstage than the LCD's, more and better bass responses, and the mids are just as good if not better. 

My thoughts and opinions about my LCD 2's are still very high but when you lose every category that matters its hard to look at them in the same light. 


Thanks,

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What about the timbre and tonality of the th600s?
post #1065 of 3334

TH600s arrived today.  I'm going to be burning them in as fast as I can, then posting impressions vs. my LCD-2.2s on ALO Pan Am.

And then getting a second job.

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