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post #1576 of 2078
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Agreed about the LCD3 - I will still go for them (next year now) if they're the better hp. OTOH LCD-X specs are interesting - a yet lighter diaphragm and 22 ohms (presumably still flat, resistive) impedance. Taboos should love these.

Of course it's not unheard of for later tech to outdo earlier at a lower price (perhaps it is unheard of in high-end audio? evil_smiley.gif). I await impressions with interest.

You are SUCH a sceptic! ( and a realist as well!)  :D

post #1577 of 2078
Lol Eric, my day job must be getting to me biggrin.gif
post #1578 of 2078
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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

They're coming through: http://www.head-fi.org/t/684394/audeze-lcd-x/120#post_9883562

 

I'm tempted. But, as history teaches us with Audeze, it might be a good idea to wait for a while before pulling the trigger. :P

I'm not tempted.  I am happy with the warmer signature of the LCD 2.2s and still await what they'll sound like with the silver widows.  If I want "Balanced" and more "Revealing/detailed" I put on the HD800s.  On some recordings the HD800's are just too much though and I go to the LCD 2.2s...they're always pleasing on any recording.  Before I would buy another Audeze I'd actually have to do A B testing with them against the LCD 2.2s.  Mark.

post #1579 of 2078
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I'm not tempted.  I am happy with the warmer signature of the LCD 2.2s and still await what they'll sound like with the silver widows.  If I want "Balanced" and more "Revealing/detailed" I put on the HD800s.  On some recordings the HD800's are just too much though and I go to the LCD 2.2s...they're always pleasing on any recording.  Before I would buy another Audeze I'd actually have to do A B testing with them against the LCD 2.2s.  Mark.

 

The Silver Widows have fantastic synergy with the LCD-2s. I used them both. For me it was a bit different as after buying the HD800 my LCD-2s did not get much head time and eventually got sold. But I hear what you're saying about some recordings. I listen to pretty much everything between classical and metal. The LCD-3s made that good again for camp Audeze. But then came the SR007s MKI and in short that took care of them all others.


Edited by negura - 10/12/13 at 5:24pm
post #1580 of 2078
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The Silver Widows have fantastic synergy with the LCD-2s. I used them both. For me it was a bit different as after buying the HD800 my LCD-2s did not get much head time and eventually got sold. But I hear what you're saying about some recordings. I listen to pretty much everything between classical and metal. The LCD-3s made that good again for camp Audeze. But then came the SR007s MKI and in short that took care of them all others.

Different strokes for different folks.  When I first got the HD800s, I was tempted to send them back.  The recording had to be just perfect and even then they sounded too edgy and bright.  I keep both the LCDs and the HD800s hooked up when listening and after the HD800s had had some break in, I liked them much better and they won't be going anywhere.  But for LPs with a bit too much surface noise or poorer recordings of any source the LCDs are the only way to go. Mark.

post #1581 of 2078
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Different strokes for different folks.  When I first got the HD800s, I was tempted to send them back.  The recording had to be just perfect and even then they sounded too edgy and bright.  I keep both the LCDs and the HD800s hooked up when listening and after the HD800s had had some break in, I liked them much better and they won't be going anywhere.  But for LPs with a bit too much surface noise or poorer recordings of any source the LCDs are the only way to go. Mark.

 

All that on the Taboo? This may sound trivial, but if your ears are young or otherwise very sensitive to treble (I am), might be worthwhile to give your HD800s a copper aftermarket cable and the Anax mod. That made them immensely enjoyable for me.

post #1582 of 2078
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All that on the Taboo? This may sound trivial, but if your ears are young or otherwise very sensitive to treble (I am), might be worthwhile to give your HD800s a copper aftermarket cable and the Anax mod. That made them immensely enjoyable for me.

Yes, I use the Taboo and soon I'll add a CSP 3. For speakers ordered (HR-1s) I have the Decware Torii MK IV Amp ordered.  My hearing if extremely good/sensitive.  I thought the standard cable was cooper....what's the anax mod?  I don't think I'm ready for another $500 aftermarket cable purchase...the Silver Widows are enough for now.  Exactly what aftermarket cooper cable did you buy for the HD800's?  Mark. 

post #1583 of 2078
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Originally Posted by jazzgas View Post
 

Yes, I use the Taboo and soon I'll add a CSP 3. For speakers ordered (HR-1s) I have the Decware Torii MK IV Amp ordered.  My hearing if extremely good/sensitive.  I thought the standard cable was cooper....what's the anax mod?  I don't think I'm ready for another $500 aftermarket cable purchase...the Silver Widows are enough for now.  Exactly what aftermarket cooper cable did you buy for the HD800's?  Mark. 

 

Very worthwhile: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/diy-modification-sennheiser-hd-800-anaxilus-mod

 

I may have guessed right, your ears appear to be similar to mine in relation to treble. I can still hear up to 20k  and sharp/hot treble kills the deal for me. The mod above is basically some damping to the resonant plastic materials in the ear cup. They sort out a good deal of the problem. I have heard several Toxic Cables and the Black Widow and Scorpion do treble justice the HD800s.


Edited by negura - 10/12/13 at 6:02pm
post #1584 of 2078

If one were to get the Woo Wee what would be your lower level Stax that one might use if the SR007 MKI was not going to be purchased for a while?

 

 

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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

 

The Silver Widows have fantastic synergy with the LCD-2s. I used them both. For me it was a bit different as after buying the HD800 my LCD-2s did not get much head time and eventually got sold. But I hear what you're saying about some recordings. I listen to pretty much everything between classical and metal. The LCD-3s made that good again for camp Audeze. But then came the SR007s MKI and in short that took care of them all others.

post #1585 of 2078
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I am not sure about the lower models. It might be worthwhile to check in the Stax thread. I've only heard 3 stats, the 007MKIs, MKIIs and the SR-Omega. And that was enough to convince me. Just be aware there are 2 types connectors/bias voltages between the various Staxes. That's if you decide to go with the Woo as there are options when ordering. And it makes using the EL84s a requirement on the Taboo. I prefer them for the SQ anyway. I found the 6p15p will clip early.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/677809


Edited by negura - 10/13/13 at 4:56am
post #1586 of 2078

Thanks for the info.  No immediate plans to try the Stax but good to know we have options using our Taboo.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by negura View Post
 

I am not sure about the lower models. It might be worthwhile to check in the Stax thread. I've only heard 3 stats, the 007MKIs, MKIIs and the SR-Omega. And that was enough to convince me. Just be aware there are 2 types connectors/bias voltages between the various Staxes. That's if you decide to go with the Woo as there are options when ordering. And it makes using the EL84s a requirement on the Taboo. I prefer them for the SQ anyway. I found the 6p15p will clip early.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/677809

post #1587 of 2078

Any other Taboo owners enjoying the Alpha Dogs as well?  The CSP > Taboo > Alpha Dogs have taken care of all my closed headphone needs.  A neutral headphone with the Taboo tube warmth.  Excellent combo.  Anybody with experience with the DT990 600 ohm and the Taboo?  Looking for an inexpensive, open, "fun" U- or V-shaped open dynamic headphone to pair with the Taboo.        

post #1588 of 2078
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post
 

Any other Taboo owners enjoying the Alpha Dogs as well?  The CSP > Taboo > Alpha Dogs have taken care of all my closed headphone needs.  A neutral headphone with the Taboo tube warmth.  Excellent combo.  Anybody with experience with the DT990 600 ohm and the Taboo?  Looking for an inexpensive, open, "fun" U- or V-shaped open dynamic headphone to pair with the Taboo.        

 

I've only heard AD's at a meet, but I was very impressed.  If I didn't already have a pair of planars, I probably would've gone for some.

post #1589 of 2078

I have some AD's on order but they're intended mainly for use at the office and not with my Taboo.

post #1590 of 2078

Hi all, it's been great knowing you all in this thread and thx for all the advise and input you've given me about the taboo.  I'll see you guys around the forum.

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