Wait I just clicked on schiit's webpage and they don't have those two anymore
they now only have bifrost and bifrost multibit
What are these two?
I'm thinking to buy these headphones but I won't be able to buy a decent amp in a couple of months and I know I won't get the 100% of these, but my question is:
If I drive them without an amp there is a risk that can get damaged?.
I'm a total audionoob
No problem. Just use common sense.
My friend came over last night with his recabled akg 712 headphones. He has had the phones for awhile buying them after I lent him my old audtrian made k 701s for a week. His phones may still need some seasoning . But it was interesting to hear the difference between my ancient k701 with thousands of hours of use on them. Break in definitely made a huge difference on the old k 701. People are not patient anymore and probably jumped ship with the k 701 before it was sufficiently fleshed in . But hearing my friends recabled k 712 with a bit of break in time was interesting. I have changed the plug on my old k 701 to good effect after having tripped on the headphone cable and losing the signal on my k701s. I had the plug changed to a furutech fp 704 stereo plug. The change was much for the better. But hearing the difference between my old k 701 and my friends k 712 was pretty obvious. My old k 701 sounds much more analytical than my friends recabled k 712. The bass boost is very obvious and the 712 sounds more smooth. But while the old k701 may have less bass the bass it does have is probably tighter than the k 712s bass . It seems to me that while the new k712 is easier to listen to it may not be as accurate sounding as my older k701 . Plus the sensitivity on the newer k 712 is a bit higher . My old k 701 is very picky about what amp you use with it. I use a old burson ha-160 and it works pretty well. But when I use my old concept 16.5 recapped vintage monster receiver the sound of my k 701 and lcd2 has much greater drive capability and sounds a lot more powerful . I guess horsepower does make a difference. with headphones. The old k 701s are a pretty demanding headphone to drive which is probably why so many people did not like it. They were probably using an amp that was not suited for them .
I had not used my lcd2 v2 for awhile. They are definitely not the most comfortable headphone for long term listening especially in the summer. Hearing the difference between them and the both the k 701 and the k 712 was interesting. While the bass on the k712 is ok the bass on my lcd2 was noticeably more powerful and had noticeably more authority. And the midrange with vocal recordings on the lcd2 was much more beautiful sounding than either the k 701 and the k 712 . They really do remind me of the magnepan speakers. My lcd2 has been recabled with a cable pro revere headphone leash. But the recable was not cheap costing me over 600 usd. But the stock cable on the audezes really holds the performance of the audeze headphones back a lot. Their stock cable is not really very good which you will hear when you upgrade the audeze cable which is an absolute necessity with the audeze headphones . Now that fall is here I will be listening to my lcd2 with more regularity .I guess absence really does make the heart in this case the ears fonder .
It's not made from any of the materials that we associate with high-grade such as metals. However, it's made very good quality plastic. The quality is noticeable and doesn't feel cheap. There is none of the creaky-ness made from cheap plastic products. The wire connecting the two driver housings is probably metal. It's got a fair bit a flexibility in it.
It's not going to survive a beating however, like most electronic devices, they're actually quite delicate.
Only issue I have is the silver letters 'K712' on the centre of the headphone seems to fade over time.