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Studio Six is best amp I own and the ONLY one through which I actually enjoyed (a lot) the HD800s. No harshness. They came into their own. In that listening test on a few tracks I preferred the HD800 even to my beloved Audeze. But on all other amps the Audeze is clear winner for my ears.

Thanks for the impressions; will be going head to head with my Taurus before i know it..

 

Will post back with impressions of it + the X's :)


Look forward to hearing your impressions. My friend Richard Colburn who used to be with Audience is now with Auralic and he has golden ears. I found the studio six comes into its own when some good NOS tubes are in there. Eg mullard 5ar4, bendix 6v6, etc
post #3737 of 8668

just picked up m lcd x .  so far so good I cant comment much on the sound as I just got them an hour ago but out of box these are quite good.

 

I just love the looks on these in all black! while the my lcd2 look classic and retro, these seem so much more modern and contemporary in comparison.

and while they seem heavier they actually feel more comfortable for some reason.  They feel quite nice and snug.

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just picked up m lcd x .  so far so good I cant comment much on the sound as I just got them an hour ago but out of box these are quite good.

 

I just love the looks on these in all black! while the my lcd2 look classic and retro, these seem so much more modern and contemporary in comparison.

and while they seem heavier they actually feel more comfortable for some reason.  They feel quite nice and snug.

Enjoy!

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:02pm
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I have LCD-3, LCD-X and HD800 - none are better than one another - just different..

 

 

So Revogamer, any comments on  the LCD-X sonic characteristics vs. the  LCD-3? Thanks in advance.

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So Revogamer, any comments on  the LCD-X sonic characteristics vs. the  LCD-3? Thanks in advance.

+1

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have both the lcd-x and the hd800 with the sennheiser amp. Thinking of getting the alo six in the future or the WA5.

To my ears, the HD800 still sound better for jazz music and orchestra stuff. For electronic music and pop, I do prefer the LCD-X because of the extra bass it gives me.

To be honest, if I had to pick one as my favorite I'd still go for the HD800 though. It might not have the bass of the LCD-X but the soundstage makes up for that and I have decent speakers for bassy music anyway.

 

I'll be keeping both though as I use them for different music genres.

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have both the lcd-x and the hd800 with the sennheiser amp. Thinking of getting the alo six in the future or the WA5.

To my ears, the HD800 still sound better for jazz music and orchestra stuff. For electronic music and pop, I do prefer the LCD-X because of the extra bass it gives me.

To be honest, if I had to pick one as my favorite I'd still go for the HD800 though. It might not have the bass of the LCD-X but the soundstage makes up for that and I have decent speakers for bassy music anyway.

 

I'll be keeping both though as I use them for different music genres.

 

The Sennheiser amp, with its output impedance of 47-ish ohms, was optimized for 300-ohm Sennheiser headphones and may not be ideal with low impedance headphones. Not that it matters much with the LCD-X which is purely resistive (flat impedance curve), but I wouldn't pair the Sennheiser amp with it anyway.

post #3744 of 8668
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The Sennheiser amp, with its output impedance of 47-ish ohms, was optimized for 300-ohm Sennheiser headphones and may not be ideal with low impedance headphones. Not that it matters much with the LCD-X which is purely resistive (flat impedance curve), but I wouldn't pair the Sennheiser amp with it anyway.

well not everybody has enough cash to buy a new headphone and amp at the same time....I'll use the amp until I can get better.

 

that and the hdvd800 seems to sound fine with everything I try feeding it, from custom in ears to the lcd-x


Edited by LifeAspect - 4/4/14 at 3:58am
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well not everybody has enough cash to buy a new headphone and amp at the same time....I'll use the amp until I can get better.

 

that and the hdvd800 seems to sound fine with everything I try feeding it, from custom in ears to the lcd-x

I don't think he was implying that you had to go buy a new amp for every pair of headphones.  

 

He was simply stating that the amp you have MIGHT not be wringing everything possible from the LCD-X's and that you MIGHT hear some improvement from them relative to the HD800 if you choose at some point to pair them with an amp better designed to maximize the potential off current-hungry low impedance headphones.  The fact that the LCD-X's sound 'fine' through the Senn amp speaks to the ease of driving a purely resistive load (hell, they sound 'fine' directly from an iPhone) and to the quality of the Senn amp.  However, if the goal is to get the 'best' sound from them, you might consider trying them through one of the copious amps mentioned in this thread as being good with the orthos.

post #3746 of 8668
Excellent, I have some LCD-X to borrow for a few days... This should be interesting.
post #3747 of 8668
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post
 

To my ears, the HD800 still sound better for jazz music and orchestra stuff. For electronic music and pop, I do prefer the LCD-X because of the extra bass it gives me.

To be honest, if I had to pick one as my favorite I'd still go for the HD800 though. It might not have the bass of the LCD-X but the soundstage makes up for that and I have decent speakers for bassy music anyway.

 

I'll be keeping both though as I use them for different music genres.

I thought of selling my HD800 after owning the LCD-X for awhile, but I'll be keeping both.  Unless you listen to a narrow range of music genres, more than one pair of cans is needed, I think.  Although, if I had to choose only one to keep, it would be the LCD-X.  If you can only afford one high ticket pair of phones, very few people would disagree that these are one of the best choices out there.

post #3748 of 8668
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Excellent, I have some LCD-X to borrow for a few days... This should be interesting.

Tell us how they are with the Taurus Mk II please. :D

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Tell us how they are with the Taurus Mk II please. :D

They are great.. already have myself a pair ;)

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have both the lcd-x and the hd800 with the sennheiser amp. Thinking of getting the alo six in the future or the WA5.

To my ears, the HD800 still sound better for jazz music and orchestra stuff. For electronic music and pop, I do prefer the LCD-X because of the extra bass it gives me.

To be honest, if I had to pick one as my favorite I'd still go for the HD800 though. It might not have the bass of the LCD-X but the soundstage makes up for that and I have decent speakers for bassy music anyway.

 

I'll be keeping both though as I use them for different music genres.

 

The Sennheiser amp, with its output impedance of 47-ish ohms, was optimized for 300-ohm Sennheiser headphones and may not be ideal with low impedance headphones. Not that it matters much with the LCD-X which is purely resistive (flat impedance curve), but I wouldn't pair the Sennheiser amp with it anyway.


that's right songmic, tell em they all have to get a conductor ! :D

 

btw, i should soon be holding a lcd-x myself to pair it with my burson, hope the pairing lives up to our expectations :)

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