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post #121 of 229
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im enjoying my LCD-3 even on crappy 128kbps and compressed cd's. i think its just the presentation, the bass isn't as fun as the TH-900s. they just don't have the oomph he likes with electronic music and rap/hiphop. 

I can't stand them on poorly recording music. That said, I've heard some very well recorded 128kps that sound better than lossless. So it depends. But if you want oomph in the bass, the LCD-3s are more "natural/neutral" than the TH-900s. That's why I own both. smile.gif

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I can't stand them on poorly recording music. That said, I've heard some very well recorded 128kps that sound better than lossless. So it depends. But if you want oomph in the bass, the LCD-3s are more "natural/neutral" than the TH-900s. That's why I own both. smile.gif

 

yes! 

 

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post #123 of 229
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im enjoying my LCD-3 even on crappy 128kbps and compressed cd's. i think its just the presentation, the bass isn't as fun as the TH-900s. they just don't have the oomph he likes with electronic music and rap/hiphop. 

+1

post #124 of 229
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That's because on good recorded stuff, you're hearing it and on poor recordings, you're hearing that too. The TH900s (while darn good) are coloured headphones and do work with poorly recorded music quite a bit better.

All my music is in FLAC 16/44.1. I have a few 24/96 but like the bulk is in 16/44 FLAC. 

 

Majority of the music that I have was recorded quite well. I don't think it has to do with recordings, but more with presentation. I found both LCD-3 and LCD-2 to be forgiving. Also, I'm hearing this more on a genre based. Like rap suits nicely, electronic stuff like Above & Beyond (which is also recorded very nicely) isn't sounding it's best. LOL even my older 320 kbps rap from a long time can sound good. So I don't think it has to do with recordings at all.

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All my music is in FLAC 16/44.1. I have a few 24/96 but like the bulk is in 16/44 FLAC. 

Majority of the music that I have was recorded quite well. I don't think it has to do with recordings, but more with presentation. I found both LCD-3 and LCD-2 to be forgiving. Also, I'm hearing this more on a genre based. Like rap suits nicely, electronic stuff like Above & Beyond (which is also recorded very nicely) isn't sounding it's best. LOL even my older 320 kbps rap from a long time can sound good. So I don't think it has to do with recordings at all.

I was referring to another member. smily_headphones1.gif In your case, I'd refer you to your upstream DAC/amp. The Burson Soloist or Schiit Mjolinir would be a great start.
post #126 of 229
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I was referring to another member. smily_headphones1.gif In your case, I'd refer you to your upstream DAC/amp. The Burson Soloist or Schiit Mjolinir would be a great start.

 

Yup, those upgrades are long overdue. I'll be taking a shot at the Bursons first.

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Yup, those upgrades are long overdue. I'll be taking a shot at the Bursons first.

Cool. Keep us posted.
post #128 of 229

I have a Marantz CD5004 and a Emotiva for the LCD-3's currently. I think I'll be upgrading the amp first, and then the DAC. I think the CD5004 is okay for now, but the amp needs to be changed first. Assuming I go with separates with Mjolnir or Soloist which is my preference. Although if I like the amp/DAC on Conductor and see a good used deal on it, it could be an option as well.

post #129 of 229
For electronic music I still like the LCD 3 more than the TH 900, by a small margin. I haven't heard the GS-X yet, but the Mjolnir takes a semi laid back headphone and just kicks up the adrenaline and puts the LCD 3 in attack mode. I don't care about price this amp was made for these headphones. The LCD 3 has a way better midrange and better soundstage than the TH 900. I'm writing this now wearing the TH 900 listening to the new Anjunadeep 05 mix smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by jronan2 - 7/28/13 at 9:26pm
post #130 of 229
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For electronic music I still like the LCD 3 more than the TH 900, by a small margin. I haven't heard the GS-X yet, but the Mjolnir takes a semi laid back headphone and just kicks up the adrenaline and puts the LCD 3 in attack mode. I don't care about price is amp was made for these headphones. The LCD 3 has a way better midrange and better soundstage than the TH 900. I'm writing this now wearing the TH 900 listening to the new Anjunadeep 05 mix smily_headphones1.gif

Well...I am reading this while listening to Anjunadeep 05. On second CD right now.biggrin.gif Might throw some Armada/Ultra later on.

 

Thanks for the info. I'm really curious about both the TH-900 and the LCD-3/Mjolnir combo.

 

EDIT: How do you like the Anjunadeep 05 with LCD-3? Also, totally agree with the midrange. Best vocals heard to date on headphones.


Edited by Zoom25 - 7/28/13 at 9:04pm
post #131 of 229
Jody Wisternoff is a beast. Really liking the mix, then again I like anything from Anjunabeats for that matter. I really like the LCD 3 slightly more than the TH 900, but I use the TH 900 before I go to bed so the girlfriend can sleep. The LCD 3's sound like computer speakers in a quiet room, its a no go. I really think you can't go wrong with either one. I just really enjoy the instument seperation and superior midrange on the LCD 3, and even with EDM, is really important with sophisicated tracks and material that is well produced and recorded. This is why I have both headphones though I really love them both and sold the rest of my collection off.
post #132 of 229
IMO there are some genres that the TH900 does not handle so well. The recessed mids and prominent bass do affect solo piano works for example. As i have lived my life surrounded by pianos i find the TH900 does not accurately reproduce the tone of the instrument. In saying that it would be unfair to expect "accuracy" from a HP with colouration. When it comes to hip hop, dance or electronic music these cans are magnificent.
post #133 of 229
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Jody Wisternoff is a beast. Really liking the mix, then again I like anything from Anjunabeats for that matter. I really like the LCD 3 slightly more than the TH 900, but I use the TH 900 before I go to bed so the girlfriend can sleep. The LCD 3's sound like computer speakers in a quiet room, its a no go. I really think you can't go wrong with either one. I just really enjoy the instument seperation and superior midrange on the LCD 3, and even with EDM, is really important with sophisicated tracks and material that is well produced and recorded. This is why I have both headphones though I really love them both and sold the rest of my collection off.

 

Yeah, a great mix. Really deserves a straight listen all the way through. If I could only hear the LCD-3 on a Schiit stack or just the Mjolnir, it would make it easier. Unfortunately no Schiit here to try for me. I'll try to audition other stuff as much as possible here in Toronto. If I can get the LCD-3's to sound more closer to my sound, I'll try to keep them and put the TH-900 on a hold. As you said, the midrange is really good on this.

post #134 of 229
True but if money is tight on getting a good dac and amp the TH 900 might be better in your situation, they have sounded great out of everything. LCD 3 pairing may end up costing you more in the long run. The TH900 literally has sounded great out of anything I have tried, I remember when I first got them I was blown away how good they sounded out of a $400 Yulong D100. Best advice I can give you is take your time and get more opinions from the members here who are fortunate to have both headphones.
post #135 of 229

I've been planning on keeping my amp and DAC neutral.  

 

Aren't the LCD-3's known for being pretty much neutral?  I know people call them "dark", but from all the graphs I've seen they're pretty neutral, no?  

 

And this is where I get confused with people saying to get an amp that adds coloration to make the LCD-3's sound better.  If the Mjolnir makes the LCD-3 more aggressive, then it's adding coloration, correct?  Wouldn't it make more sense to just EQ that sound in if that's what you really want, instead of gambling on an expensive colored amp to add what you want?  Or is there coloration in amps that aren't reproducible via EQ?

 

Now a question to jronan2 or anyone else that has this setup:  Does it take the Mjlonir to make the LCD-3's sound better than the TH-900's with electronica?  And when you say "electronica", are there any sub-genres you're focusing on, or do you just mean electronica in general?  

 

Also another question to anyone:  On a completely neutral chain, what genres do you consider the TH-900 better with, and which genres would you consider the LCD-3 better with?  

 

I still feel like I might prefer the TH-900's despite the technical capabilities of the LCD-3's.  Is it possible to EQ the LCD-3's to make them sound closer to the TH-900's, thus negating the need for the TH-900's?  

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