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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Well, preproman and I owned both (Darryl still has both I think) and there is no question the LCD-3s are the better cans between the two. While he prefers the HE-6s over the LCD-3s, for me, its the other way around, no question (and thus I no longer own them).

 

I sold the LCD-2.2 about two days after the LCD-3 landed.  Right off the bat I could tell the LCD-3s was the superior headphone.  To my ears they fixed all the issues I had with the LCD-2.2.  

 

Right now the LCD-3 and the HD00 are tied for my second favorite headphone.  Since the GS-X mk landed the HD800s have been getting the majority of the headtime though.  They're just a great match.

post #3362 of 4981
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

I sold the LCD-2.2 about two days after the LCD-3 landed.  Right off the bat I could tell the LCD-3s was the superior headphone.  To my ears they fixed all the issues I had with the LCD-2.2.  

 

Right now the LCD-3 and the HD00 are tied for my second favorite headphone.  Since the GS-X mk landed the HD800s have been getting the majority of the headtime though.  They're just a great match.

Whats ur first favorite headphone?wink.gif

post #3363 of 4981
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Whats ur first favorite headphone?wink.gif
I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say HE-6?
post #3364 of 4981
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Whats ur first favorite headphone?wink.gif

 

Of course it's the HE-6 + F1J rig.  However, I think I'm going to work on a Stax rig next.


Edited by preproman - 3/28/13 at 8:40am
post #3365 of 4981
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

balanced:

Schiit Mjolnir + Gungnir

 

fake balanced:

Nuforce HDP + Icon2,  through a speaker tap

 

singled ended:

Nuforce DAC-100 + Nuforce HAP-100 (also played with damping factor here)

Schiit Asgard2 + (I lost track, but I think the Bifrost)

 

 

Some of the songs used:

Metallica - Enter Sandman

Norah Jones - Don't Know Why

Slayer - Criminally Insane

Livingston Taylor - Grandma's Hands

Infected Mushroom - Vicious Delicious

James Blake - Limit To Your Love

 

 

edit: and I have no idea what the serial # of the LCD3 was

Never been a fan of Schiit gear personally with either the LCD-3s or HD800s. Its well priced and gives pretty good price-to-performance ratios.

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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

And maybe LF, WA22, B22, or GS-X are not a great match for LCD-2..

Umm...those are some of the very best amps with the LCD-2s that one can use. 

post #3366 of 4981
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

I sold the LCD-2.2 about two days after the LCD-3 landed.  Right off the bat I could tell the LCD-3s was the superior headphone.  To my ears they fixed all the issues I had with the LCD-2.2.  

 

Right now the LCD-3 and the HD00 are tied for my second favorite headphone.  Since the GS-X mk landed the HD800s have been getting the majority of the headtime though.  They're just a great match.

My experiences as well. I sold my LCD-2 about 2 days after as well (maybe even a day later). 

post #3367 of 4981

David - Curiously, what is the cabinet that houses all those gears? And does one or some of the compartments lock?

post #3368 of 4981
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David - Curiously, what is the cabinet that houses all those gears? And does one or some of the compartments lock?

Interesting question

 

I designed the cabinet myself using google sketch.  I went looking for the diagrams I made when I sketched it up, but I can't find it now.  It's been a few years.  I then had a furniture builder put it together with me.

 

The real tedious part was actually cutting the foam which lays on each shelf.  The cube spaces created by the shelves are lined from top to bottom with quarter-inch open cell foam but on the the shelves themselves there is an extra layer of closed-cell foam underneath the open cell foam.  It wasn't fun at all to do, but it seems to have protected the headphones from dust, dings and moisture fairly well.

 

Nothing locks here....my one regret in designing it is that I didn't create a way to protect the amps from dust.

post #3369 of 4981
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

David - Curiously, what is the cabinet that houses all those gears? And does one or some of the compartments lock?

 

And what exactly is your address and where do you hide the emergency key to get in your house, oh, and i'll need the code to your security system , too.  L3000.gif  heh...I only want to listen to them honest....wink_face.gif


Edited by bearFNF - 3/28/13 at 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

 

And what exactly is your address and where do you hide the emergency key to get in your house, oh, and i'll need the code to your security system , too.  L3000.gif  heh...I only want to listen to them honest....wink_face.gif

hahaha ;)

post #3371 of 4981
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

hahaha ;)

 

Don't laugh buddy.  You know how hard those cats from Minnesota are, right?  He's probably already driving your way with an ice scraper and a moose antler he's wielding as a club to come rob you.  Better pack it all up and drive down to Texas.  The Bronx is no longer safe.

post #3372 of 4981
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Don't laugh buddy.  You know how hard those cats from Minnesota are, right?  He's probably already driving your way with an ice scraper and a moose antler he's wielding as a club to come rob you.  Better pack it all up and drive down to Texas.  The Bronx is no longer safe.
Jazzer, but I thought the Bronx was impenetrable. NY must have become soft😀
post #3373 of 4981
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Don't laugh buddy.  You know how hard those cats from Minnesota are, right?  He's probably already driving your way with an ice scraper and a moose antler he's wielding as a club to come rob you.  Better pack it all up and drive down to Texas.  The Bronx is no longer safe.

Problem there is I also have, uh..."connections" down in Texas.  I was raised down there and transplaneted up here, too hot in Texas for this polar bear.  But to the point there is no safe place to run or hide, WE will find you...very_evil_smiley.gif... to audition the headphones of course...beerchug.gif

 

Heh, just noticed where your from, I understnd your plan now.  I'm in...wink_face.gif


Edited by bearFNF - 3/28/13 at 10:12pm
post #3374 of 4981

I ask because no matter how well meaning some folks are, some simply cannot navigate the world without touching, turning, pulling, pushing. Especially Audio gear - see a knob or a switch and...  Further, some aren't even aware of their movements and habits. Be it inside stores or someone's home. I've actually watched eek.gifsome nervous habits play out in horror. 

 

Some things, like a transformer-coupled vacuum tube amp for example, should not be turned on & off on & off and so on. Because I'm moving shortly and will need a new audio rack anyway...rolleyes.gif I want something I can lock yet, pays attention to good sonics.

post #3375 of 4981
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Sorry, but you're gonna have to preface the amp/dac you used? While an upstream setup may work brilliantly for the LCD-2s, there is no guarantee for the LCD-3s. On say the Schiit Lyr, the differences aren't that wide as the Lyr/LCD-3s aren't a great match. But on say a LF, WA22, B22, or GS-X, the differences are far more pronounced. 

 

Comfort wise all heads are different, so that's hard to comment on, but most prefer the softer LCD-3 pads for comfort. But as I said, all heads are different so comfort is a very personal thing.

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

My experiences as well. I sold my LCD-2 about 2 days after as well (maybe even a day later). 

You said that Lyr/LCD-3s aren't a great match, what's a  good much for the 3, range 1 to 2K. You said also LF, WA22, B22, or GS-X was a good much for the LCD2, how about the Woo6SE? Are they good or excellent for the audeze?

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