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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

 

The HE-500 signature is very different from both the LCD-X and the LCD-3. I think the Mjolnir pairs better with the LCD-3, since the forward brightness of the amp tempers the lush thick sound of the LCD-3s.  To me, the LCD-3 is a more mid-centric phone than the LCD-X. The M/G is still very nice with the LCD-X--especially if you like a a very spacious, neutral, and lean sound. The HE500 with the M/G is bright and somewhat harsh to my ears.

Thx Barry,

 

and i agree with ur point on HE500, sometimes it will feel harsh and bright which made my ears fatigue, but i still miss the nice ''vocal to the face'' sound. thanks ur opinion, guess i will still go for Lcd-3 since i don't think i will change my Mjo/Gun combo, at least not now. :)

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Originally Posted by MaJoMax View Post
 

Thx Dan,

 

Your review in your blog really, literally stopped the trigger on Lcd-3, and i am now really tempted to get the Lcd-X.

 

I always love to hear the vocal like i am sitting infront of the singers. 

 

Since i am going to pair the cans with the Mj/Gun combo, will the LCD-X turns out to be similar to the sound of HE-500?

 

Thx you for your time. :)

 

 

Glad to hear that! Unfortunately I didn't hear HE500 or the Schiit products.

 

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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

I found the LCD-2 dark and heavy, not poor sounding just too dark with a restricted soundstage and laid back mids.  I purchased the LCD-3 thinking there would be a substantial difference...there WAS NOT.  Sold them too.  I'm now hoping against hope that the LCD-X will be the ticket for me.  Looking for a neutral sound with more upfront mids and a "sparkle" to the highend BUT still warm and full bodied (I may be fooling myself here and asking for the impossible).  I can deal with the weight issue.  I enjoy the Grado 225's (terrific mids) and the Senn 650's (smooth and rich)  along with the Hifiman 500's (open soundstage and a bit of sparkle).  I guess I am looking for a melding of the three.  Amps/DACs are Woo WA6SE, Schiit Mjolnir, Benchmark HGC2, Grace M903.  No shortage of great sources just looking for that magic headphone I've not yet found (although the HIFIman 500 is close)...should I take another chance on the LCD-X (I think I've answered my own question...no).

 

LCD-X is not dark not at all as it has excellent treble. However beware that amp/source is very important with it as it can change it's sound signature  very much. Conductor + LCD-X(with toxic silver widow) is very sparkly for example. I think you can get with LCD-X exactly what you described you wanted.

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Originally Posted by amham View Post

 

Looking for a neutral sound with more upfront mids and a "sparkle" to the highend BUT still warm and full bodied (I may be fooling myself here and asking for the impossible).

 

Considering the HE-6?

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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 
 
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Originally Posted by MaJoMax View Post
 

Thx Dan,

 

Your review in your blog really, literally stopped the trigger on Lcd-3, and i am now really tempted to get the Lcd-X.

 

I always love to hear the vocal like i am sitting infront of the singers. 

 

Since i am going to pair the cans with the Mj/Gun combo, will the LCD-X turns out to be similar to the sound of HE-500?

 

Thx you for your time. :)

 

 

Glad to hear that! Unfortunately I didn't hear HE500 or the Schiit products.

 

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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

I found the LCD-2 dark and heavy, not poor sounding just too dark with a restricted soundstage and laid back mids.  I purchased the LCD-3 thinking there would be a substantial difference...there WAS NOT.  Sold them too.  I'm now hoping against hope that the LCD-X will be the ticket for me.  Looking for a neutral sound with more upfront mids and a "sparkle" to the highend BUT still warm and full bodied (I may be fooling myself here and asking for the impossible).  I can deal with the weight issue.  I enjoy the Grado 225's (terrific mids) and the Senn 650's (smooth and rich)  along with the Hifiman 500's (open soundstage and a bit of sparkle).  I guess I am looking for a melding of the three.  Amps/DACs are Woo WA6SE, Schiit Mjolnir, Benchmark HGC2, Grace M903.  No shortage of great sources just looking for that magic headphone I've not yet found (although the HIFIman 500 is close)...should I take another chance on the LCD-X (I think I've answered my own question...no).

 

LCD-X is not dark not at all as it has excellent treble. However beware that amp/source is very important with it as it can change it's sound signature  very much. Conductor + LCD-X(with toxic silver widow) is very sparkly for example. I think you can get with LCD-X exactly what you described you wanted.

Yes, the phones are swapped with the amps/dacs...Senn 650 balanced with Grace/Mjolnir, Hifiman 500 with the Woo WA6SE/Benchmark.  I tried the Burson Soloist and found it flat and run of the mill (sold it too).  I've not heard the HIFIman HE-6 and given my favorable impression of the 500 maybe that should be my next stop.  

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Originally Posted by amham View Post

 

Looking for a neutral sound with more upfront mids and a "sparkle" to the highend BUT still warm and full bodied (I may be fooling myself here and asking for the impossible).

 

Considering the HE-6?

Can you characterize the HE-6 in comparison to the LCD-2/3/x and the 500?  Thanks

post #2706 of 8693
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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

Can you characterize the HE-6 in comparison to the LCD-2/3/x and the 500?  Thanks

 

I can compare to the LCD-2 only I'm afraid, but there isn't really much comparison there, a well-driven HE-6 is in a different class to the LCD-2. Neutral but still with the body characteristic of planars and without the shelved treble and very 'intimately' drawn sound stage of the LCD-2. The bass in comparison is slightly less weighty and textured, but tighter and with better slam. Your description of the qualities you'd like represented in your headphone sounds very much like the HE-6. Perhaps move conversation to the HE-6 thread if you want more opinions, since this thread isn't really the place.

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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

Can you characterize the HE-6 in comparison to the LCD-2/3/x and the 500?  Thanks

 

I can compare to the LCD-2 only I'm afraid, but there isn't really much comparison there, a well-driven HE-6 is in a different class to the LCD-2. Neutral but still with the body characteristic of planars and without the shelved treble and very 'intimately' drawn sound stage of the LCD-2. The bass in comparison is slightly less weighty and textured, but tighter and with better slam. Your description of the qualities you'd like represented in your headphone sounds very much like the HE-6. Perhaps move conversation to the HE-6 thread if you want more opinions, since this thread isn't really the place.

Thanks for the feedback.  I believe the Woo can drive the HE-6 and certainly the Mjolnir.  The Grace and Benchmark headamps by themselves is very suspect.

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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

Thanks for the feedback.  I believe the Woo can drive the HE-6 and certainly the Mjolnir.  The Grace and Benchmark headamps by themselves is very suspect.

 

Be carful with the Mjolnir / HE-6 paring..

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Be carful with the Mjolnir / HE-6 paring..

Mjolnir with the HE-6 is pure crap...been there, done that! Way too bright...it hurt my ears and the sound would splatter with wide dynamic swings.  Not enough power, in my opinion.  On the other hand, Mjolnir with LCD-X does a creditable job...and this is coming from a Schiit hater, jejejeh!

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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

Mjolnir with the HE-6 is pure crap...been there, done that! Way too bright...it hurt my ears and the sound would splatter with wide dynamic swings.  Not enough power, in my opinion.  On the other hand, Mjolnir with LCD-X does a creditable job...and this is coming from a Schiit hater, jejejeh!

I think this is the consensus from those who know the HE-6 when it is well driven. It looks like it should have the muscle, but ultimately just isn't up to it. There was at least one person in the HE-6 amps thread who swore by the Mjolnir initially, and then heard the HE-6 well driven and conceded the Mjolnir wasn't up to snuff.
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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

Can you characterize the HE-6 in comparison to the LCD-2/3/x and the 500?  Thanks

This being the LCD-X thread, I'm gonna say the LCD-X are the better headphones...I owned the HE-6s for over a year and enjoyed them quite a bit, but ultimately I preferred the Audeze headphones (LCD-2/3/X/XC). 

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IDK, HE6 still ROCKS my world out of a good speaker amp. I am still on the fence about Audeze, but each to his own. I can appreciate what everyone sees appealing about Audeze headphones. I appreciate LCDs and I am considering LCD-x, but need to hear it to see, ahhhmmm hear, the 'improvements' over LCD3. 

post #2713 of 8693
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post
 

IDK, HE6 still ROCKS my world out of a good speaker amp. I am still on the fence about Audeze, but each to his own. I can appreciate what everyone sees appealing about Audeze headphones. I appreciate LCDs and I am considering LCD-x, but need to hear it to see, ahhhmmm hear, the 'improvements' over LCD3. 


If you like the HE6 and HD800, I think you'd like the LCD-X a lot more than the LCD-2/3.

post #2714 of 8693

After 100 hours burn-in (50 white noise, 25 pink, 25 brown) they sound even better.  Smoother with more sizzle and bass extension.

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hey guys, random question. i have a burson audio conductor powering my lcd-x's and am looking for an after market cable. i was looking at the toxic cables and couldnt decide between the silver or copper. i was leaning toward copper since i heard silver can sound a bit cold. im mainly looking for something that isnt as bulky as the standard cable and doesnt break the bank. thanks!

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