Originally Posted by Defiant00
Also, apparently someone needs to tell my Magni to stop powering my LCD-2s well. While I'm not going to make any grandiose giant-slaying claims, they certainly aren't lacking in bass. Maybe he just meant that it doesn't have exaggerated bass...I don't know.
I'm glad to hear that the Magni can power the LCD-2's. This little thing packs quite a large punch. I'm tempted to start saving up for a pair of LCD-2's myself.
Keep in mind that these are very early impressions with one specific headphone. Your experience way vary / be totally different.
Now, to answer the question about the Magni "lacking bass" from that review. I have found that when I use my Magni with my V-Moda Crossfade LP's that there was is a major change in their bass sound signature compared to the X-Fi Titanium HD headphone out.
The mid-bass hump really flattened out, and the bass is now much more punchier than bloated. I would also say that the detailing in the bass is better, and the mids / highs are a bit more clear. This also could be due to the bass levels being more focused and less in your face.
However, depending on what you are looking for this might be a negative. They went from wub wub to a bit more like pow pow. Almost a bit like the bass on the Grado's, but with a decent amount of more punch / meat. I'm not saying that the Magni magically made these sound like Grado's, but the bass has more punch to it like my Grado headphones have. Just more of it.
I'm going to have to listen some more with the Magni, and A/B test them to see what is going on with the major change in the sound signature. The music source for the above impressions is MOG (320Kbps MP3.) The Windows volume is at 20 and the Magni's dial is between 10/11. (If 12 is the little volume wedge symbol)
Edited by AtomicFrostX - 1/9/13 at 3:22am