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post #4786 of 5020
Thanks for the valuable insights, very helpful. Right now leaning towards the LCD-2, seems like this is my best option to upgrade to. Hopefully someday I'll go the Stax route. Considering a separate amp would need to be purchased (except with the ESP950) it'll take some time to save up. Only a few weeks away from the possibility of LCD-2. Thanks again.
Edited by Zuckfun - 1/2/14 at 4:16pm
post #4787 of 5020
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Thanks for the valuable insights, very helpful. Right now leaning towards the LCD-2, seems like this is my best option to upgrade to. Hopefully someday I'll go the Stax route. Considering a separate amp would need to be purchased (except with the ESP950) it'll take some time to save up. Only a few weeks away from the possibility of LCD-2. Thanks again.

 

Have you considered the LCD-X?  Very easy to drive - they sound good to me with only a computer + dragonfly DAC.

post #4788 of 5020
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Have you considered the LCD-X?  Very easy to drive - they sound good to me with only a computer + dragonfly DAC.
Haven't considered them maybe as much as I should...The weight kind of concerns me. It seems these are 100g heavier, and the weight/comfort of the LCD2's is the biggest reason I'm slow to decide. It's reassuring to me when a headphone is around for a little while- earned it's reputation over the course of years. Also LCDX is more expensive. All that said, LCDX is probably a better headphone, and I might enjoy it more.
post #4789 of 5020

Hey everyone,

 

Recently built a Beta22 and feel that my weakest link in my source are my headphones-- ATH-AD900's. While I love them, I know that it's time for an upgrade (and my girlfriend will get my 900's for her setup and my friend will get her 700's for his setup!). I was originally going to go for the ATH-AD2000X's, but truthfully I'm overwhelmed with the choices available. I love the comfort factor of Audio Technicas and the overall sound profile, but there are so many cool cans out there (T1, HD800, LCD-3, HE series, etc.) that I'm having a hard time deciding. The Beta22 revealed a level of audio in music that was studio-presence revealing and I'd love to see what headphones would do it justice.

 

This is my last.fm if anybody can make a suggestion based off of my listening preferences: 

 

http://www.last.fm/user/Xovaan

 

I listen to a pretty varied collection of genres so it's hard to make a real decision here. I have my headphones on 4-6 hours a day without fail so comfort is a huge factor-- weight not so much, as long as they're lighter than my motorcycle helmet. :P

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks! :) 

post #4790 of 5020
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Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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post #4791 of 5020

Damn, one seems pretty close, pretty soon. Thanks for the heads up! (no pun intended)

post #4792 of 5020
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Hey everyone,

 

Recently built a Beta22 and feel that my weakest link in my source are my headphones-- ATH-AD900's. While I love them, I know that it's time for an upgrade (and my girlfriend will get my 900's for her setup and my friend will get her 700's for his setup!). I was originally going to go for the ATH-AD2000X's, but truthfully I'm overwhelmed with the choices available. I love the comfort factor of Audio Technicas and the overall sound profile, but there are so many cool cans out there (T1, HD800, LCD-3, HE series, etc.) that I'm having a hard time deciding. The Beta22 revealed a level of audio in music that was studio-presence revealing and I'd love to see what headphones would do it justice.

 

This is my last.fm if anybody can make a suggestion based off of my listening preferences: 

 

http://www.last.fm/user/Xovaan

 

I listen to a pretty varied collection of genres so it's hard to make a real decision here. I have my headphones on 4-6 hours a day without fail so comfort is a huge factor-- weight not so much, as long as they're lighter than my motorcycle helmet. :P

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks! :) 

 

If comfort a factor, definitely HD800. You can wear it forever pretty much. Just worry about the amp, DAC and source or else it will disappoint. I never found the Audeze or Hifiman cans comfortable enough to wear for periods of time (Audeze's clamp pretty bad, hurt my jaw after about 15 minutes...Hifiman is better, but you notice them after an hour or so). Can't comment on the T1, but it should be fine if anything like the DT660. Audio Technicas are comfortable if you can get them to stay put on your head...I HATE their headband design.

post #4793 of 5020
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If comfort a factor, definitely HD800. You can wear it forever pretty much. Just worry about the amp, DAC and source or else it will disappoint. I never found the Audeze or Hifiman cans comfortable enough to wear for periods of time (Audeze's clamp pretty bad, hurt my jaw after about 15 minutes...Hifiman is better, but you notice them after an hour or so). Can't comment on the T1, but it should be fine if anything like the DT660. Audio Technicas are comfortable if you can get them to stay put on your head...I HATE their headband design.

mmm i wear the he400s all day long & i don't have trouble with comfort or clamping. i really like planar magnetic headphones :) heh

 

edit: btw, hifiman has come out w/ new HE400i & HE560s that have an improved headband design & decreased weight for increase comfort! coming soon to a store near you in march :)


Edited by money4me247 - 1/8/14 at 6:28pm
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mmm i wear the he400s all day long & i don't have trouble with comfort or clamping. i really like planar magnetic headphones :) heh

 

A few nights a week, I'll wear the HE-6 all night and sometimes overnight without discomfort or clamping issues. The design may never land the cans onto a Parisian Catwalk but comfort is not an issue.

post #4795 of 5020
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edit: btw, hifiman has come out w/ new HE400i & HE560s that have an improved headband design & decreased weight for increase comfort! coming soon to a store near you in march :)

Any difference in sound? xD

post #4796 of 5020

Congrats to anyone that can wear most planars on the market for extended periods of time. The current crop is definitely not for me. All the more reason to save up for an electrostat setup. ;)

post #4797 of 5020
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Congrats to anyone that can wear most planars on the market for extended periods of time. The current crop is definitely not for me.

Weight?
post #4798 of 5020
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Weight?


Audeze - Clamp (probably weight too, but I cant wear them for more than 15 minutes without getting a sore jaw, so moot point)

Hifiman - Weight (not noticeable until after I take them off after at least an hour, hurts the ears)

post #4799 of 5020

The pair of LCD2 I had clamped less than the HE-400, Mad Dogs and Sennheiser line of headphones I've tried.  The big leather pads probably go a ways in reducing the clamp.  I don't see how anybody can complain about Audeze clamp when there's some serious deathgrips out there in other headphones.

post #4800 of 5020

An excellent work DavidMahler

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