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post #3136 of 5039
I know the V-200 has been mentioned in this thread as being a good amp for the LCD-X, and I'd have to agree.  I've had this amp for awhile, and all of my current and past phones work very well with it.  It's a bit on the warm side of neutral, but I've found it to be great with LCD-X, LCD-2.1 and 2.2, HD-800, D7000, Grado GS1000, etc.
Plus, it's got a solid build quality, balanced and unbalanced inputs, and 5 different gain adjustment settings.  It's definitely my favorite amp in the 1K price range.
post #3137 of 5039
Which amp is best?

It's what you prefer sonically... You like a warmer feel/tone? Buy a warmer amp. You like a super/clear tone? Buy a super clean amp. These phones allow you to insert the signature that you want, because they're transparent.... I haven't heard the Mjolnir, but I reckon it'll get on my nerves as I don't like my sound too bright, but I'm veering to a Woo, as they're transparent for a valve amp, but not harsh to my ears.
post #3138 of 5039
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Here's my take in a nutshell. The Gungnir/Mjolnir is an ideal chain to power the LCD-2s and is very good, but less than ideal, for driving the LCD-Xs. Even so, the LCD-Xs out of the Gungnir/Mjolnir are markedly superior to the LCD-2s out of the same rig.

intesting indeed, thanks for your impression it hold alot of water considering you owned the stuff you are talking about.

 

I've been thinking of the LCD X all day today. I might have to part with the he500, lcd2.2 and hd650 to make it work financially and wondering if I should do it.

Im thinking of keeping the hd800 around for classical/film score unless the LCD X can bump those off also.

post #3139 of 5039
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intesting indeed, thanks for your impression it hold alot of water considering you owned the stuff you are talking about.

 

I've been thinking of the LCD X all day today. I might have to part with the he500, lcd2.2 and hd650 to make it work financially and wondering if I should do it.

Im thinking of keeping the hd800 around for classical/film score unless the LCD X can bump those off also.

i used to have an lcd-3 and a hd650 senn  and when i had it - i always think about of getting the hd800.

 

i sold the lcd-3 and hd650 -  and  now have an LCD-X , i dont even think about buying the hd800 anymore , i can live with 1 pair of cans 

but of course it depends on system to system but in mine  i am extremely happy with the lcd-x .

post #3140 of 5039
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intesting indeed, thanks for your impression it hold alot of water considering you owned the stuff you are talking about.

 

I've been thinking of the LCD X all day today. I might have to part with the he500, lcd2.2 and hd650 to make it work financially and wondering if I should do it.

Im thinking of keeping the hd800 around for classical/film score unless the LCD X can bump those off also.

i used to have an lcd-3 and a hd650 senn  and when i had it - i always think about of getting the hd800.

 

i sold the lcd-3 and hd650 -  and  now have an LCD-X , i dont even think about buying the hd800 anymore , i can live with 1 pair of cans 

but of course it depends on system to system but in mine  i am extremely happy with the lcd-x .


I also sold the LCD-3 for the LCD-X and it is a MAJOR improvement on every level.  More of everything, particularly resolution and much less of a DARK tone without a hint of any high frequency problems (sibilance, edginess, over the top brightness, etc.).

post #3141 of 5039
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Originally Posted by eantala View Post
 

intesting indeed, thanks for your impression it hold alot of water considering you owned the stuff you are talking about.

 

I've been thinking of the LCD X all day today. I might have to part with the he500, lcd2.2 and hd650 to make it work financially and wondering if I should do it.

Im thinking of keeping the hd800 around for classical/film score unless the LCD X can bump those off also.

I would agree LCD-X and HD-800 could be the keepers. 

post #3142 of 5039
To my ears, lcd-x was very good with classical and movie soundtracks (after a few demos at my local store with various amp/dac). However playing vocal, it seem that the mid was a bit too forward for my taste (even with a laid back amp such as soloist).

I'm wondering whether there're production variation where the mids are not too forward?
post #3143 of 5039
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Originally Posted by MaJoMax View Post
 

I would agree LCD-X and HD-800 could be the keepers.

In my humble opinion, the best two pair of headphones currently in production.  Own those two and you have all your bases covered.

post #3144 of 5039
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post

To my ears, lcd-x was very good with classical and movie soundtracks (after a few demos at my local store with various amp/dac). However playing vocal, it seem that the mid was a bit too forward for my taste (even with a laid back amp such as soloist).

I'm wondering whether there're production variation where the mids are not too forward?

Some have complained of mids too recessed...others have complained of mids too forward.  To me the mids sound just right.

post #3145 of 5039
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I also sold the LCD-3 for the LCD-X and it is a MAJOR improvement on every level.  More of everything, particularly resolution and much less of a DARK tone without a hint of any high frequency problems (sibilance, edginess, over the top brightness, etc.).

 



I have to say the LCD-X is sounding more and more tempting the more I read about it.

I've struggled to like the LCD-2/3 because to me they felt to closed in, dark and somehow "overbearing" in their sound signature.

If the LCD-X is more open, airy and clear it could be just what the doctor ordered!
post #3146 of 5039
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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 


I also sold the LCD-3 for the LCD-X and it is a MAJOR improvement on every level.  More of everything, particularly resolution and much less of a DARK tone without a hint of any high frequency problems (sibilance, edginess, over the top brightness, etc.).

 



I have to say the LCD-X is sounding more and more tempting the more I read about it.

I've struggled to like the LCD-2/3 because to me they felt to closed in, dark and somehow "overbearing" in their sound signature.

If the LCD-X is more open, airy and clear it could be just what the doctor ordered!

The doctor is right!

post #3147 of 5039
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Originally Posted by eantala View Post
 

intesting indeed, thanks for your impression it hold alot of water considering you owned the stuff you are talking about.

 

I've been thinking of the LCD X all day today. I might have to part with the he500, lcd2.2 and hd650 to make it work financially and wondering if I should do it.

Im thinking of keeping the hd800 around for classical/film score unless the LCD X can bump those off also.

 

I upgraded from HD650 to LCD-X recently and during the research phase before the upgrade, I tested all the phones that you mentioned.  My initial decision was to purchase both the LCD-X (LCD-2 and LCD-3 are too thick/dark sounding for me) and the HD-800; took a leap of faith on the LCD-X based on the feedbacks here since it was the only headphone that I was unable to demo.

 

After living with the LCD-X for a couple of months, I have decided that I don't need to get HD-800 for classical musics anymore, as the LCD-X is doing a dang fine job with the genre.  Definitely go for the X...

post #3148 of 5039

There is the LCD-X and then there is everything else I used to care about.

post #3149 of 5039
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

There is the LCD-X and then there is everything else I used to care about.

...including your significant other and your children!

post #3150 of 5039
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

There is the LCD-X and then there is everything else I used to care about.

 

 

Same here, but I HATE that I feel that way lol. I feel like I'm having to make excuses for my other headphones...I feel bad reaching for the Xs all the time

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