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Okay, so I'm literally on the verge of getting the LCD-3's.  They really just sound like the overall perfect headphones for me.

 

Now, I'm not like a lot of you guys.  I love and appreciate really good audio, but once I buy this setup, I'm going to be "done" for a long time.  So this purchase needs to be perfect.  

 

I've pretty much decided on the LCD-3's, but what about the WA7?  With the WA7, will I be getting almost full potential (whatever exactly that means) of my LCD-3's?  

 

After reading some more reviews on the WA7, it seems like a couple of people wanted the DAC to be better.  Is this something I should be concerned with when pairing the WA7 with the LCD-3's?  Is there a better DAC/Amp combo I could get, or just a better DAC and Amp that doesn't go into absurd price ranges?  

From ears I trust, the WA7 works very well with the LCD-2s. But that said, the LCD-3s are harder to driver properly to get the most out of them. As well, the WA7 puts out a max of 1 W into 32 ohms. Not really ideal. I would say about 2 W (or more) into 50 ohms would be more ideal. 

post #32 of 60

The LCd 2.2 sounds excellent with the Woo WA7. 


Edited by Frank I - 4/25/13 at 6:15pm
post #33 of 60
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The LCd 2.2 sounds excellent with the Woo WA7. 

I see the "ears I trust" showed up. biggrin.gif

post #34 of 60

The little Woo is one cool hombre.wink_face.gif

post #35 of 60
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I see the "ears I trust" showed up. biggrin.gif

 

+1

 

Frank, aren't you working on a WA7 right now?

post #36 of 60
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+1

 

Frank, aren't you working on a WA7 right now?

Yes. I been listening since Sunday. I have the T90 on right now been using lots of different headphones with it.

post #37 of 60
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Originally Posted by Meremoth View Post

Okay, so I'm literally on the verge of getting the LCD-3's.  They really just sound like the overall perfect headphones for me.

 

Now, I'm not like a lot of you guys.  I love and appreciate really good audio, but once I buy this setup, I'm going to be "done" for a long time.  So this purchase needs to be perfect.  

 

I've pretty much decided on the LCD-3's, but what about the WA7?  With the WA7, will I be getting almost full potential (whatever exactly that means) of my LCD-3's?  

 

After reading some more reviews on the WA7, it seems like a couple of people wanted the DAC to be better.  Is this something I should be concerned with when pairing the WA7 with the LCD-3's?  Is there a better DAC/Amp combo I could get, or just a better DAC and Amp that doesn't go into absurd price ranges?  

 

The answer that depends on whether you wish to endlessly chase the audio dragon, spending bucket loads of money on amps, sources and possibly even tubes or just want to get something then listen to music.

post #38 of 60
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More alone the lines of this
 
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 just want to get something then listen to music.

 

Instead of 

 

 

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endlessly chase the audio dragon

 

 

 

But considering I'll be spending $3k+, I still want to know how much

 

 

 

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As well, the WA7 puts out a max of 1 W into 32 ohms. Not really ideal. I would say about 2 W (or more) into 50 ohms would be more ideal.

 

 

matters.

 

 

That being said, what would be a more ideal pairing with the LCD-3's instead of the WA7, that's in a similar price range?

post #39 of 60

From your first few posts, it sounded like you were more concerned about getting the best bang for you buck. 

 

The WA7 with the the LCD-3 will probably sound good, but you probably won't bring them to their full potential. 

 

As mentioned earlier in this thread, I'm still waiting for my WA7 to come in, but based off of reviews, the WA7 has a similar sound signature to the ALO Pan-AM, and the LCD-2.2 sounded amazing out of the Pan-Am.

 

You say you listen to a variety of genres. Is most of your collection modern tracks? What quality are your music files? The LCD-2 are pretty forgiving of poorly recorded tracks.

 

I still believe if you are after best value, the LCD-2 + WA7 (~$2000) would be the best option. If you decide to get the LCD-3, you'd probably have to invest in a better AMP/DAC to get your money's worth (in comparison to the LCD-2/WA7 combo) - and that can easily take you to $3500 +.

 

With that big of a price difference, it would be highly recommended to see if you can audition both headphones to see if you feel the improvements are worth the cost.

 

Head-fi is dangerous lol. I know you said you want to get the best now and not have to worry about upgrades, but we've all said that before =p

post #40 of 60

In my couple of days exp with the LCD-3 they seem to be the kind of headphones that require a certain kind of amplifier to sound good.  I listened to them out of the Luxman P1u and Eddie Current Zana Deux and to be honest was not too impressed with what I heard.  That's not to say they don't sound good just not that they were good pairings in my opinion.  Sadly did not get to hear them with the Headamp GS-1 or GS-X; just a few weeks apart of being in my possession!


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 4/26/13 at 10:39am
post #41 of 60
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Originally Posted by Meremoth View Post

 

Instead of 

But considering I'll be spending $3k+, I still want to know how much

matters.

That being said, what would be a more ideal pairing with the LCD-3's instead of the WA7, that's in a similar price range?

 

what about WA6-SE? it has about 2W  and for me it pairs great with the LCD-2, dunno how it would pair with the LCD-3 though.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/26/13 at 9:09pm
post #42 of 60

I have the Burson Soloist and it sounds pretty damn good with the LCD3s. I would say it's a great budget-hi-end amp. Had the 2s before and it sounded phenomenal with those too. The innerfidelity review is pretty approving of the new Bursons for the Audezes. That being said, you will need a good dac with the LCD3s. They will reveal flaws in your upstream gear. Reason why I'm saving up for a Concero DSD now.

post #43 of 60
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That being said, what would be a more ideal pairing with the LCD-3's instead of the WA7, that's in a similar price range?

I would say Burson Soloist or the Schiit Mjolnir would be great choices in that range-ish.

post #44 of 60
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Reason why I'm saving up for a Concero DSD now.

 

Is that out yet?  If so, link?  If not, when is it coming out?

 

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I would say Burson Soloist or the Schiit Mjolnir would be great choices in that range-ish.

 

What DAC would you recommend?  

 

 

 

 

Can anyone comment on WA6-SE vs Soloist vs Mjolnir?  


Edited by Meremoth - 4/27/13 at 6:58am
post #45 of 60
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Is that out yet?  If so, link?  If not, when is it coming out?

 

I asked the good people at Resonessence and they say mid-late May shipping. Keep an eye on their twitter: it seems that they're on schedule. They also have a DAC/amp Concero in the works called the Concero HP.

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