with the X its like you're there !
i'm listening to the lcd x with a mad ear+ hd, sweet !
i'd be jealous of the liquid glass, that's a little beyond my grasp, unless i win the lottery !
i got the mad for my grado's, and was pleasantly surprised at just how good it is period
and not very expensive at all(used)
The Liquid Glass is a hybrid amp with a tube preamp section and solid state output stage. The preamp stage is made to be able to roll a lot of different tubes and so the sound can change quite a lot depending on what tubes are in it. The amp is made to sound essentially like the tubes you put into it with the rest of the amp as transparent as possible.
I haven't heard it with the X, but I have heard the LCD-2, Alpha Dogs, and HD800 with the Cavalli Liquid Glass and the WA22 head to head (different DACs, but probably comparable.) At this meet, the LG was just at another level of amazing compared to the Woo (and I like the Woo a lot.) The LG is my bucket list amp. Its ability to roll so many tubes means it can be made to work with just about any cans. It sounded superb with every headphone we tried. I wish I had the $3k to blow on it right now...
i had the ps1000 briefly just a couple of weeks ago, sold them in a day, i kept the lcd x
no regrets either ! lol