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post #511 of 25127

quote from david mahler's comparison 57 headphones:

 

KING OF BASS: The LCD-3 has the deepest-extending and most natural sounding bass response I have ever heard in a headphone. It should be enough bass to please a self-proclaimed bass-head, yet not too much bass to dissuade a neutrality-seeker. I agree with Jude who expressed the opinion that the LCD-3's bass was the best of the best.

 

So?

post #512 of 25127

So: people have varying rigs and opinions?

 

-Daniel

post #513 of 25127

Compared to the HD800 it's loose and tuneful with poor definition.  Classic sub vs full range bass performance.  The bass line blends very easily on the LCD-3 where it's separated on the HD800.

post #514 of 25127

I appreciate the HD800's bass for its precision, but I still prefer the LCD-3's bass presentation. I don't find it loose or sloppy at all (with proper amping).

post #515 of 25127

Compared to, important distinction. On its own the LCD-3 bass isn't loose but beside the HD800?  Yes.

post #516 of 25127
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

L.O.L. Glad you're enjoying them. I'll eat my hat if you find no significant improvement in the M51 over the Gungnir. Especially with the HD800 at the end of the chain.

Exactly.

 

And this time firmware is up to date. So we'll see if that had any influence over it or if I just maybe prefer Gun.

 

But I figure HD800 should be the deciding factor.

post #517 of 25127
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

I had to eat that same crow with this pair of HD800s.  It wasn't even close, just pure face stomping on the LCD front.

It's not even funny, nor EVEN close, honestly.

post #518 of 25127

Yes of course it depends on source/amp, listener moods, recording quality, music preference, earpad fits, etc. but HD800 scales higher with better source/amp because it is neutral


Edited by myc - 3/5/13 at 8:37am
post #519 of 25127
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but HD800 scales higher with better source/amp because it is neutral

Or it's easier to add some coloration with a source, since by default the hd800 has none.

post #520 of 25127

So far I've only had mine for just over a week.  So far they have sounded fantastic with every genre I have thrown at them.  I can't wait to start making upgrades to the chain to get the most out of them.   I think the Bryston Headphone amp is my next purchase.

post #521 of 25127

I just got a refurbished one from crutchfield.  I first registered my S/N on the SennheiserUSA site several days ago and I've yet to receive any confirmation emails.  I wanted my frequency response graph, so I registered on the main Sennheiser site and still no confirmation emails.  This is not looking good :(

 

On a side note, the HD800 sound wonderful though and I can't believe people bashing the bass on these things.  The bass is even better than my LCD-2.2s imo blink.gif

 

Edit: Sennheiser.com auto reply came, still nothing from sennheiserUSA
 


Edited by hiyu64 - 3/5/13 at 12:24pm
post #522 of 25127
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Originally Posted by hiyu64 View Post

I just got a refurbished one from crutchfield.  I first registered my S/N on the SennheiserUSA site several days ago and I've yet to receive any confirmation emails.  I wanted my frequency response graph, so I registered on the main Sennheiser site and still no confirmation emails.  This is not looking good :(

 

On a side note, the HD800 sound wonderful though and I can't believe people bashing the bass on these things.  The bass is even better than my LCD-2.2s imo blink.gif
 


What range is your serial no, first 3 digits?

post #523 of 25127
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Edit: Sennheiser.com auto reply came, still nothing from sennheiserUSA

 

 

The graph comes in the mail, snail mail not email.

post #524 of 25127
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


What range is your serial no, first 3 digits?


165XX

post #525 of 25127
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

The graph comes in the mail, snail mail not email.


no, not the graph.  I mean the auto-reply they send you for confirmation purposes stating they received your registration information.  I did get the confirmation e-mail 10 minutes afterwards from sennheiser.com today, but  sennheiserUSA hasn't responded with anything after I uploaded my receipt and registration info yesterday.  

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