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post #2206 of 5039

Has not some one else stated that a powerful SS amp is the best match for the LCD-X?

 

Maybe you just did not have the RIGHT powerful SS amp for the LCD-X?

post #2207 of 5039

Has anyone tried, Master 6/8/9 with the LCD-X?

post #2208 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Moonhead View Post
 

HE6 sounds best on high volumes, LCD X sounds best on high Volumes.

 

What about the LCD 3

-figaro or anybody with both.

I've never heard the LCD-3, unfortunately.  I would bet, being a planar, that we are going to have the same result volume-wise.

post #2209 of 5039
That was what i was afraid of, then it is TH900 for me.
post #2210 of 5039
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Originally Posted by mowglycdb View Post
 

Has anyone tried, Master 6/8/9 with the LCD-X?

Yes.

 

Search this thread.

post #2211 of 5039
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Originally Posted by thinker View Post
 

The lcd-x is very sensitive to amps tried many different amps from tube to ss, this phone can sound almost bad or to one of the best around (top 4).Didn't like it with OTL and powerfull ss amps(b22 etc.), best match i found with Audiobyte Silver Dragon.Stock cable is also problematic q-audio and Forza sound better (mids).These are difficult phones so good luck for all of you to find the right amp.(Mids are problematic with lcd-x it can sound from crap to amazing )

I don't find them to be too problematic with regard to synergizing well with multiple amps.  My preference is for a powerful solid state amp a la Darkstar/EF, but also does rather well with tubes/hybrids (Taboo/EF-5).  You want problematic headphones:  try the HE-6 and Edition 12 for size (i.e., you need a jet turbine to power the HE-6s adequately; out of 10 amps you may try with the Edition 12s, only one (maybe) will be able to do an okay job).  To my the LCD-X can sound from very good to great, depending on the amp you use...but never bad! But, as well all know, YMMV.

post #2212 of 5039

The LCD-3s were good at low volumes I found. Some excitement is traded with them in exchange for more detail.

 

I've noticed that more recent LCD-2s (going by the HeadRoom graphs) and the X and XC no longer go flat from sub-bass to 1kHz but drop off in the mid-bass. The XCs much more so, but leaving the mids there. So without comparison, the Xs don't sound so thick to me.

post #2213 of 5039

you guys don't go by specs to find a good SS to pair with your headphones?

or are some of them silky and smooth with added detail and sexiness to women's voices compared to others?

post #2214 of 5039
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

C'mon, end of game? You should know better than that!!! There is never an end to this, so don't be naïve.  When the next big thing shows up you'll be drooling just like there rest of us tortured souls!

I remember saying that 2 years ago :))  with lcd2 and burson ha-160ds. Many have changed since then... Now I am sure this game...may be for life :))


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 12/17/13 at 8:49am
post #2215 of 5039
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

I've never heard the LCD-3, unfortunately.  I would bet, being a planar, that we are going to have the same result volume-wise.

In my setup I get better SQ on LCD 3 on average to a bit over average volume. It’s the mids and especially the vocals that got better focus and texture then playing on low volume. On Hifiman He-500 it doesn’t changes much in IMO.

post #2216 of 5039

Some of my better listening experiences with the HE-400 have come at very low volumes.  

post #2217 of 5039
Just an FYI, but our hearing's "frequency response" changes depending on level. At lower levels, we are less sensitive to the lowest and highest frequencies, and midrange becomes more dominant. As you go up in level, the response begins to get more even. You can see this in the classic Fletcher-Munson equal loudness curves and is why stereos back in the day commonly had a "loudness" switch which gave a bit of boost to the lows and the highs so that things would sound a bit more natural when listening at lower volumes.

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post #2218 of 5039

Many years ago, I was able to audition a pair of Apogee Scintilla ribbon loudspeakers, driven by a pair of Class A solid state amps specially designed by the amp company for those speakers (they were a 1 ohm load!) The sound was sublime.......dark, rich, musical....you could listen for hours with no fatigue, awesome (maybe 'too' full) bass. On another occasion, I listened to a pair of Apogee Diva speakers, driven by a pair of Cello mono amplifiers, with a CAT tube preamp and a very high end turntable as source.  I remember that large, enveloping soundstage; a very  moving experience. These were systems I could only dream about ever owning. Listening to the LCD-X driven by the Violectric V200 brought back memories of those two systems.

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Originally Posted by SMG52 View Post
 

Many years ago, I was able to audition a pair of Apogee Scintilla ribbon loudspeakers, driven by a pair of Class A solid state amps specially designed by the amp company for those speakers (they were a 1 ohm load!) The sound was sublime.......dark, rich, musical....you could listen for hours with no fatigue, awesome (maybe 'too' full) bass. On another occasion, I listened to a pair of Apogee Diva speakers, driven by a pair of Cello mono amplifiers, with a CAT tube preamp and a very high end turntable as source.  I remember that large, enveloping soundstage; a very  moving experience. These were systems I could only dream about ever owning. Listening to the LCD-X driven by the Violectric V200 brought back memories of those two systems.

 

+1

post #2220 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Just an FYI, but our hearing's "frequency response" changes depending on level. At lower levels, we are less sensitive to the lowest and highest frequencies, and midrange becomes more dominant. As you go up in level, the response begins to get more even. You can see this in the classic Fletcher-Munson equal loudness curves and is why stereos back in the day commonly had a "loudness" switch which gave a bit of boost to the lows and the highs so that things would sound a bit more natural when listening at lower volumes.

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I think this is why transducers that tend to have a 'fuller' low end can sound pretty satisfying at lower volume levels. All about balance. Spendor speakers (at least the Classic Series) are a case in point for loudspeakers that sound very nice even at lower levels. When I demoed a pair of LCD-2s, I was able to listen at a lower than normal level, and still found I enjoyed them. But that said, I am not having level 'issues' with the LCD-X.  Maybe I'll need to have my hearing checked sometime down the road.....

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