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post #1126 of 24297

Thankfully I've had and enjoyed my HD800s for about 3 years now (maybe a bit more). That said, I still prefer my LCD-3s driven my GS-X. Not by a huge amount, but enough. IMO, both are fantastic and having both on hand really cover off all your musical bases to to speak. 

post #1127 of 24297

Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out if I'm going to keep one Audeze, meaning I need to decide which to let go, or sell both and be happy with HD800. Happy decisions (?)

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Thankfully I've had and enjoyed my HD800s for about 3 years now (maybe a bit more). That said, I still prefer my LCD-3s driven my GS-X. Not by a huge amount, but enough. IMO, both are fantastic and having both on hand really cover off all your musical bases to to speak. 

post #1128 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out if I'm going to keep one Audeze, meaning I need to decide which to let go, or sell both and be happy with HD800. Happy decisions (?)

First world problems for sure. It really also depends a lot on the music you listen to IMO. For jazz, rock, hard rock, I'd take the LCD-3s any day of the week. For classical, folk, prog rock or some metal, the HD800s. See, all your bases covered. Have I missed anything? 

 

FWIW, I purposely left out 2 genres I really dislike: Country and Western. wink.gif

post #1129 of 24297

The Dynahi was always my favourite amp with the HD800s. Basically what a GS-X mk2 sounds like.

post #1130 of 24297
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The Dynahi was always my favourite amp with the HD800s. Basically what a GS-X mk2 sounds like.

Which is to say, it sounds like your source. wink.gif Glad you're keeping it!

post #1131 of 24297

R&B and... [korean] pop and vocals! biggrin.gif Hmm... Gotta give the Senns 100 more hours before I start a fair comparo.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

First world problems for sure. It really also depends a lot on the music you listen to IMO. For jazz, rock, hard rock, I'd take the LCD-3s any day of the week. For classical, folk, prog rock or some metal, the HD800s. See, all your bases covered. Have I missed anything? 

 

FWIW, I purposely left out 2 genres I really dislike: Country and Western. wink.gif

post #1132 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

You all need new amps.  HD800 is very forward on the Soloist and less so on the GS-X mk2 but no where near the distant my other amps have had.  I literally compared the soundstage on those amps and the HD800 to elevator music /facepalm

As for the HD800 not fast enough... NOTHING is faster.  What you hear as speed on the Shure is ringing and overshoot.  The HD800 is the only can that shoots and stops on a dime, SR-009 included.

Not implying my ZDSE had a distant soundstage with the HD 800. But the Senn can definitely come across that way on the wrong amps, certainly.

-Daniel
post #1133 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out if I'm going to keep one Audeze, meaning I need to decide which to let go, or sell both and be happy with HD800. Happy decisions (?)

 

 

Had all three.  LCD-2.2 got sold as soon as the LCD-3 landed..  The other two are keepers..biggrin.gif

post #1134 of 24297
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12 hours on HD800. Ss aren't EXTREMELY sibilant anymore. They were literally going SSSSSSSSTSTTTTS out of box 0 hours. Not even exaggerating. I wouldn't call the HD800 bright anymore... Especially since bass quantity equals LCD3 except the latter as a slower decay. I also now accept the fact that LCD2/3 are really shelved down in the treble, almost to the point where they sound muffled the moment I put them on after the HD800.

 

My stomach is going to explode, too full. Eating more crow by the hour.

For me the cable smoothed the cans just a bit - enough to make them perfect.

post #1135 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out if I'm going to keep one Audeze, meaning I need to decide which to let go, or sell both and be happy with HD800. Happy decisions (?)

 

Will be interesting to see what you keep. Some of us would prefer to live in a one headphone world, due to money concerns. Oh, to dream...

post #1136 of 24297

Okay, so I had stated that I was going to sell my HE-6 and LCD-3 and then buy the HD800's.  Well, I kinda didn't do that.  HD800's are on their way.  At least I'll be able to compare all three before I inevitably sell something.

post #1137 of 24297

I wonder how the asgard 2 fairs with the hd800s...

post #1138 of 24297
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Okay, so I had stated that I was going to sell my HE-6 and LCD-3 and then buy the HD800's.  Well, I kinda didn't do that.  HD800's are on their way.  At least I'll be able to compare all three before I inevitably sell something.

 

 

I don't know what I'd do if 1 of the 3 had to go

 

 

post #1139 of 24297

Take pictures, post, collect and ship :P

post #1140 of 24297

Take pictures, post, collect and ship :P

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