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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

Thank you:)

I try to touch on precisely this:

the following two comments are extracted from the LCD2 prologue and HE-6 prologue respective

 

In my 2010 review of my top 20 headphones, the LCD-2 was my runner-up choice, just behind the R10 bass-heavy model. At number 12, the LCD-2's noticeable difference in rank may deceive some into thinking that it has fallen out of favor with me. This is not the case.  The reason for this is that since writing the original review in 2010, I have acquired an abundance of headphones and gear which gave way to several new front-ranking inclusions. The HE-6 and HD800 are the only two headphones on my current list to move in front of the LCD-2 from the previous list. The reason for this has to do with improved amplification. However, the most feasible reason for the LCD-2's fall in the ranking is the LCD-3; the LCD-3 essentially does everything the LCD-2 can do but with a greater sense of clarity and transparency. The two models sound quite a bit alike and perhaps I see less reason to give the LCD-2 head-time because of this.

 

In the time since writing my 20 Headphones Compared thread, I have acquired a Woo Audio 5. Hearing the HE-6 through the K1K output (which is designed to pump 8 watts per channel at 150 Ohms) has really opened my eyes to just how amazing the HE-6 really can be. Iron Dreamer's review of the HE-6/EF-6 combo has piqued my interest in the EF-6 amp, but I haven't yet pulled the trigger on purchasing it. The EF-6 is an amp specifically designed by the manufacturer to power the HE-6. I also have yet to hear the HE-6 paired with Ray Samuels Audio's Dark Star, which like the EF-6, was designed in order to meet the power requirements of the HE-6.

 

 

So how did the HE-6 and the HD800 flip flop?

post #2357 of 4960
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post


I'm glad you like the headphones! And thanks! I know my ex girlfriend was not jealous of my collection:) She resented it haha.

If I were in her shoes I would have seen it a major plus to continue  the relationship :)). You would be a hit for all audiophile ladies out there.

 

Just joking here biggrin.gif

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Actually David, If you need a man in your life I wont be resentful! Infact I would look after your cupboard full of gear when your at work ;)  

 

 

 

 

(just joking aswell.... I'm married wif kids)

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

So how did the HE-6 and the HD800 flip flop?

Two reasons:

1) I prefer the sound of the second pair (I didn't own it at the time)

2) The Manley Classic Neo 300B..... this pairing with the HD800 is among the 3 or 4 best pairings I have ever heard of any headphone.  It is AMAZING.  Truly.  I purchased this amp after that review.

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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post

If I were in her shoes I would have seen it a major plus to continue  the relationship :)). You would be a hit for all audiophile ladies out there.

 

Just joking here biggrin.gif

hahaha


Edited by DavidMahler - 1/15/13 at 10:51am
post #2360 of 4960
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

Two reasons:

1) I prefer the sound of the second pair (I didn't own it at the time)

2) The Manley Classic Neo 300B..... this pairing with the HD800 is among the 3 or 4 best pairings I have ever heard of any headphone.  It is AMAZING.  Truly.  I purchased this amp after that review.

hahaha

Have you tried the LCD-X/Mjolnir combo yet? Would love to hear your opinion on it.

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Actually David, If you need a man in your life I wont be resentful! Infact I would look after your cupboard full of gear when your at work ;)  

 

 

 

 

(just joking aswell.... I'm married wif kids)

=))) etysmile.gif   

post #2362 of 4960
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Have you tried the LCD-X/Mjolnir combo yet? Would love to hear your opinion on it.

I have not.  I would like  to at some point. 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Actually David, If you need a man in your life I wont be resentful! Infact I would look after your cupboard full of gear when your at work ;)  

 

 

 

 

(just joking aswell.... I'm married wif kids)

Haha!  :)

post #2363 of 4960
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

 

Nice post!

 

If you read my synopsis for the HD800, LCD-2 and HE-6 I believe I touch on precisely what you're saying.  There were new revelations granted new amplification and I talk specifically about these three headphones in question! :)

 

From your TL;DR section in the review.

 

/quote

Sennheiser's HD800 is presently my favorite in-production dynamic headphone.

While Sony's MDR-R10 is one of my favorite headphones...

/end quote

 

/facepalm

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Originally Posted by rezolver View Post

 

From your TL;DR section in the review.

 

/quote

Sennheiser's HD800 is presently my favorite in-production dynamic headphone.

While Sony's MDR-R10 is one of my favorite headphones...

/end quote

 

/facepalm

Haha I don't get it.  Is that a bad thing?

post #2365 of 4960

I think you made the right move keeping this in the full-size headphones thread.  The staff would have a problem of the people being attracted to and posting in this thread not having deep enough pockets to be accepted into the summit-fi club.

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If someone tried to pin me down on which of my harem of phones I like best on any given day I'd sound like a big indecisive hypocrite. 

Rating phones you enjoy, even ranking them, is fluid and almost meaningless. Consumer reports "scores" cars, and this is just as absurd.

Subjective opinions, or at most maybe gross categorizations like Stereophile does, are probably the only valuable things.

Inconsistency is inevitable.

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

If someone tried to pin me down on which of my harem of phones I like best on any given day I'd sound like a big indecisive hypocrite. 

Rating phones you enjoy, even ranking them, is fluid and almost meaningless. Consumer reports "scores" cars, and this is just as absurd.

Subjective opinions, or at most maybe gross categorizations like Stereophile does, are probably the only valuable things.

Inconsistency is inevitable.

Not when you are David. He will become the Chuck Norris of headphones.

What does a headphone think after it get bought?
"I hope the buyer is David, as I heard the takes you to the headphone paradise!"

When audio stores run out of stock they ask David for more headphones.

 

When a  good pair of headphone appears on the market people think " Let's ask David, I am sure he already has it somewhere there! "

 

When a big headphone manufacturer decides on a new better pair of headphones, they ask Davids' permission before putting it out on the market.

 

David doesn't listen to headphones, the headphones listen to him.

 

Davids collection of headphones reached infinity, twice! 

Aside from the jokes, I think you can make a comparison between your own headphones, if you have an organised mind and had a lot of time with them. Not saying it wouldn't be subjective, but when you listen that much to that many headphones, you actually  may get closer to objectivity .
 

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

If someone tried to pin me down on which of my harem of phones I like best on any given day I'd sound like a big indecisive hypocrite. 

Rating phones you enjoy, even ranking them, is fluid and almost meaningless. Consumer reports "scores" cars, and this is just as absurd.

Subjective opinions, or at most maybe gross categorizations like Stereophile does, are probably the only valuable things.

Inconsistency is inevitable.

I agree with some of this.  Tonight I am listening to the Jades for instance and I'm thinking "it doesn't get any better than this" and it really doesn't.  It's all about those moments.  It's not as though, you switch from the Headphone X to Headphone Y and the music is just instantly better or worse.  It's all about the moment.  And to define those moments, which are influenced by music, mood, emotions..... its not possible to convey a permanent list.  However, I tried to be as accurate as possible, knowing myself and my rotation time.  

 

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Originally Posted by chupamos View Post

Fantastic thread. Thanks for this.

You're welcome.  Thank you!

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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post

Not when you are David. He will become the Chuck Norris of headphones.

What does a headphone think after it get bought?
"I hope the buyer is David, as I heard the takes you to the headphone paradise!"

When audio stores run out of stock they ask David for more headphones.

 

When a  good pair of headphone appears on the market people think " Let's ask David, I am sure he already has it somewhere there! "

 

When a big headphone manufacturer decides on a new better pair of headphones, they ask Davids' permission before putting it out on the market.

 

David doesn't listen to headphones, the headphones listen to him.

 

Davids collection of headphones reached infinity, twice! 

Aside from the jokes, I think you can make a comparison between your own headphones, if you have an organised mind and had a lot of time with them. Not saying it wouldn't be subjective, but when you listen that much to that many headphones, you actually  may get closer to objectivity .
 

LOL.  I think it is worth mentioning that I've been a listmaker and essayist for fun, all my life.  This project is not really one of the bigger things I've done in my life, but it is definitely the most expensive.  I tried once to "chronologize" the entire history of western music, noting the composition date and recording date of everything I could find.  It was a great waste of time because I'm not sure what it was for.  I kept convincing myself it would be for a library of some sort.  Then Wikipedia came out.....

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It was a great waste of time because I'm not sure what it was for.  I kept convincing myself it would be for a library of some sort.  Then Wikipedia came out.....

When David needed a library Wikipedia was created!


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 1/16/13 at 12:16am
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Rofl. So much win.
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