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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

Could be your setup...I've never been a big fan of orthos/tubes. The current that orthos need just can't be fully supplied by tube amps (again IME). But on my GS-X MK2/BDA-2 rig, both the HD800s and LCD-Xs are top notch cans for detail retrieval. The HD800s give outstanding detail in the treble / imaging, while the LCD-X offers outstanding bass/mids detail and instrumental location.

 

And with regards to poorly recorded music, I've got some Beats 2013 here for that. :p

 

Couldn't agree more, the GS-X mk2 made the HD800s and all of the audeze's sound the best I've ever heard them.  Would be my choice if I could ever bring myself to spend that much or wait that long for one.

post #1862 of 8678
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The major advantage of the HD800 is the enormous sound stage and the way everything is placed imaging wise. That allows to easily distinguish sounds that you'd hear from a recording. I still think the LCD-X has excellent detail retrieval, perhaps not as much in the "microdetail" department that the HD800 rules in.

If I am being honest, I can hear microdetail with my cheap ear buds at the gym powered by a Sansa Clip ($29.99), but only when I have a cue from memory to know when the details are coming. If there is no memorized cue then the microdetails will not register since the refinement of a cheap ear bud is nothing compared to a desktop amp powering a full-sized can.

My point is that with the LCD-X it is easy to analyze a recording too and the plus side is that the X are efficient. However, this could in some ways remove the enjoyability factor that the LCD-2/3 offered because an increase in treble does in turn decrease the warmth of the sound signature.

 

My primary problem currently with all Audeze headphones is the fact I have to turn the volume high in order to enjoy listening. Amps (or source) are not the culprit since I have had a collection of them and the problem persists. For me this creates listening fatigue since I need to listen at high volumes to enjoy the music. With other headphones I do not have this problem so I find this weird but it could only be me and my personal preferences.

 

+1

This is exactly my problem, too.

post #1863 of 8678
Why is turning the volume high in order to enjoy listening a problem? Does turning the knob a bit more hurt your wrists or something? Sorry, I don't get it.

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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Why is turning the volume high in order to enjoy listening a problem? Does turning the knob a bit more hurt your wrists or something? Sorry, I don't get it.

se

 

Because that isn't audiophile-like... :D

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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

Because that isn't audiophile-like... biggrin.gif

Point taken. biggrin.gif

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post #1866 of 8678
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Why is turning the volume high in order to enjoy listening a problem? Does turning the knob a bit more hurt your wrists or something? Sorry, I don't get it.

se


I love the Audeze phones, but I've noticed the same thing--they sound better when turned up.  I'm trying to preserve my hearing as long as possible, so I make an effort to listen at as low a level that still sounds good.  With the Audezes, it's a touch higher than I'd prefer.

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I love the Audeze phones, but I've noticed the same thing--they sound better when turned up.  I'm trying to preserve my hearing as long as possible, so I make an effort to listen at as low a level that still sounds good.  With the Audezes, it's a touch higher than I'd prefer.

Oh, ok. I think I see what you're saying now. It's not that you have to turn the volume up more to get sufficient levels, it's that they don't sound as good at lower levels compared to higher levels, yes?

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Oh, ok. I think I see what you're saying now. It's not that you have to turn the volume up more to get sufficient levels, it's that they don't sound as good at lower levels compared to higher levels, yes?

se


Bingo!

post #1869 of 8678
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Why is turning the volume high in order to enjoy listening a problem? Does turning the knob a bit more hurt your wrists or something? Sorry, I don't get it.

se


Carpal tunnel syndrome :(

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Carpal tunnel syndrome frown.gif

The wife too? biggrin.gif

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post #1871 of 8678
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


Bingo!

Ah, gotcha.

But after seeing all the pencil neck geeks complaining about the Audez'es being too heavy, it was fun imagining some limp-wristed Sallys who couldn't bear to turn the volume knob up a bit more. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

The wife too? biggrin.gif

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I don't have a remote. biggrin.gif
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I don't have a remote. biggrin.gif

www.match.com. biggrin.gif

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post #1874 of 8678
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 


I love the Audeze phones, but I've noticed the same thing--they sound better when turned up.  I'm trying to preserve my hearing as long as possible, so I make an effort to listen at as low a level that still sounds good.  With the Audezes, it's a touch higher than I'd prefer.

So, what are you driving them with?  Mine are coming in tomorrow and I'll be driving them with the Ray Samuels Dark Star, which does amazingly well with planars (after all, it was designed with THE MONSTER (i.e., HE-6) in mind.  Maybe lots of power in reserve could make them sound great even at lower volumes.  I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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Just received my pair tonight.  Not sure if it's a break-in issue or what I'm driving them with, but these have got to be the most rolled off headphones that I've ever heard.

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