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post #4666 of 5520

Thanks Guys

 

I have to say these seem to be the headphone equivalent of the Red Shoes - once I have them on, I don't want to take them off! :biggrin:

post #4667 of 5520

I want a warmer, darker headphone than my HD800s, so I have two very different headphones. If I'm in the mood for bass, I'd want to grab an Audeze. But I could ask a hundred questions about LCD 2 vs X vs 3, but honestly I just need try them out more... Next Headfi meet at SF: ETA 2 years. And if I drive to a LA meet, that price is enough to buy all three cans and return the two I didn't like as much and pay whatever shipping or restocking fee I need to pay, lol. (Well, maybe not a restocking fee considering the price of the cans.) Right now by default the X is winning because to me the X looks better and I don't want to have to care for wood. :p If I'm going dump even more money than my first headphone, I damned well better have investigated all the options before I buy... Otherwise I just feel like a spoiled brat who doesn't care about all the money I'm tossing out the window. I just wish I could have the headphones at my house so I can try them all one night without people walking everywhere in a Headfi meet or knowing people want to try them out and are waiting for me... Or at a shop... Just want to be alone with the phones with no time pressure. Alas, world ain't perfect. :(


Edited by Dark_wizzie - 7/24/14 at 9:46am
post #4668 of 5520

well no point waiting years, i audition buying from the classifieds, if i don't like it, i sell it, and move on, but that's cos i'm in balkanland, no audeze dealers or owners here, except me, hehe :cool:

 

just find a dealer in sf area and bring your amp/dac with you, or find some good fella head-fi-er and drop by

 

yes i agree on the lcd-x first, easier to drive, safest bet, and are actually the sole all-rounder from the bunch, tho quite expensive, audeze should do a more affordable version, also for the pros, mass production, audeze for everyone, yay! 

post #4669 of 5520

I'm looking for an open headphone for my collection.I already own the TH900 and the LCDXC.I'm torn between the LCDX and the HD800.While I couldn't be happier with the LCDXC, I'm wondering if the HD800 would offer a contrast option, and has been praised rather heavily in regards to its matching with my HPA-21.On the other hand, I've fallen in love with the Audeze signature, it has become my fave HP.I also just ordered an aftermarket cable that would be interchangeable between the X and XC.Decisions decisions

post #4670 of 5520
Get em both! See shich u like more and resell the other.
post #4671 of 5520

I'd rather avoid buying both.I've also considered the 3, but wonder if it would be redundant owning two Audezes.If they both sound the same what's the point.On the other hand...:confused_face:

post #4672 of 5520
Consider the amps you have for them. I haven't had much experience with the 800, so while I thought my demo was excellent, I also hear that it can be "picky" when it comes to amp choices, and I generally see preference to tube amp pairings.

I know this shouldn't be a critical factor in choosing a pair, but it will give you an idea of how much tweaking you'll need to polish off the sound.
post #4673 of 5520

No, it is important.I probably wouldn't even be considering the HD800 If all the rave reviews for my amp weren't based on listening with the HD800.I had a very brief listen to the HD800 with another amp and wasn't very impressed actually

post #4674 of 5520
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post
 

No, it is important.I probably wouldn't even be considering the HD800 If all the rave reviews for my amp weren't based on listening with the HD800.I had a very brief listen to the HD800 with another amp and wasn't very impressed actually

 

My HD800 needs a warmish amp, I think. Pairing it to a bright amp would be horrid unless you are a treble fanatic.

 

Mine is hooked up to my WA6 with some warm tubes installed (EML 274B mesh rectifier, GE 6EM7 drivers) - really like the result - smooth + detailed sound.

 

When I hook it up to my close-to-neutral Taurus amp some harshness in the treble is apparent - not my thing.

post #4675 of 5520
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Originally Posted by Dark_wizzie View Post
 

I want a warmer, darker headphone than my HD800s, so I have two very different headphones. If I'm in the mood for bass, I'd want to grab an Audeze. But I could ask a hundred questions about LCD 2 vs X vs 3, but honestly I just need try them out more... Next Headfi meet at SF: ETA 2 years. And if I drive to a LA meet, that price is enough to buy all three cans and return the two I didn't like as much and pay whatever shipping or restocking fee I need to pay, lol. (Well, maybe not a restocking fee considering the price of the cans.) Right now by default the X is winning because to me the X looks better and I don't want to have to care for wood. :p If I'm going dump even more money than my first headphone, I damned well better have investigated all the options before I buy... Otherwise I just feel like a spoiled brat who doesn't care about all the money I'm tossing out the window. I just wish I could have the headphones at my house so I can try them all one night without people walking everywhere in a Headfi meet or knowing people want to try them out and are waiting for me... Or at a shop... Just want to be alone with the phones with no time pressure. Alas, world ain't perfect. :(

 

We just had a SF meet this weekend.  (if you mean San Francisco).  And if you are talking about San Francisco area, Audio High is an Audeze dealer and has headphone setup and demo models of all three of the headphones.  But my guess not the fazor versions of 2 and 3.  Oh, they love the Chord Hugo there and probably driving with that and sourcing from Meredian setup.

post #4676 of 5520
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We just had a SF meet this weekend.  (if you mean San Francisco).  And if you are talking about San Francisco area, Audio High is an Audeze dealer and has headphone setup and demo models of all three of the headphones.  But my guess not the fazor versions of 2 and 3.  Oh, they love the Chord Hugo there and probably driving with that and sourcing from Meredian setup.

Yeah, I was at the SF meet and I posted in the meet impressions thread. :o However, I had to leave the meet early and I actually got to the Audeze table last after all the other tables (missed the table when I was walking around somehow). I had maybe 15-30 minutes with the Audeze table before I had to run. I actually went to the Audio High place to try HD800s before I got them. I remember the Chord Hugo they had there too! Maybe I should ask if they've got the Fazor versions of 2 and 3 and pay a visit there again (even though I never buy anything from the guys there, I just go there to try them out - Hope that doesn't annoy them :D). I think all the shops, online or otherwise, have a 15% restocking fee for headphones, so if I buy the 2, X, and 3, and keep only one, we're talking like $500 in restocking fees, lol.

 

I'm more at the San Jose area, but Audio High is still the closest place AFAIK.


Edited by Dark_wizzie - 7/24/14 at 11:17pm
post #4677 of 5520
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post
 

I'm looking for an open headphone for my collection.I already own the TH900 and the LCDXC.I'm torn between the LCDX and the HD800.While I couldn't be happier with the LCDXC, I'm wondering if the HD800 would offer a contrast option, and has been praised rather heavily in regards to its matching with my HPA-21.On the other hand, I've fallen in love with the Audeze signature, it has become my fave HP.I also just ordered an aftermarket cable that would be interchangeable between the X and XC.Decisions decisions

 

What kind of music do you listen to?

post #4678 of 5520
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Originally Posted by Dark_wizzie View Post
 

Yeah, I was at the SF meet and I posted in the meet impressions thread. :o However, I had to leave the meet early and I actually got to the Audeze table last after all the other tables (missed the table when I was walking around somehow). I had maybe 15-30 minutes with the Audeze table before I had to run. I actually went to the Audio High place to try HD800s before I got them. I remember the Chord Hugo they had there too! Maybe I should ask if they've got the Fazor versions of 2 and 3 and pay a visit there again (even though I never buy anything from the guys there, I just go there to try them out - Hope that doesn't annoy them :D). I think all the shops, online or otherwise, have a 15% restocking fee for headphones, so if I buy the 2, X, and 3, and keep only one, we're talking like $500 in restocking fees, lol.

 

I'm more at the San Jose area, but Audio High is still the closest place AFAIK.

 

Might want to give them a little business.  Maybe tell them to eat the tax or some discount.  Nice to have local dealer support as well and they won't stay in business if none of us patronize them and then where will we be audition wise.

post #4679 of 5520
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Originally Posted by Crashem View Post
 

 

Might want to give them a little business.  Maybe tell them to eat the tax or some discount.  Nice to have local dealer support as well and they won't stay in business if none of us patronize them and then where will we be audition wise.

Hm... Maybe.

But Wooaudio is selling LCDs with free shipping, no tax, and a free, nice looking headphone stand that holds two headphones! But with your suggestion, if I go there I'll be sure to ask about what tax eating/discount they can give.
Audio High specializes in speaker systems though - Probably if people were to buy speakers, they'd buy it from a shop instead of online somewhere. (Maybe I am horribly wrong about this.)

post #4680 of 5520
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What kind of music do you listen to?

Progressive rock, and lots of 70's rock. I buy mostly audiophile editions.I have heard the HD800 isn't at it's optimum strength playing rock, but I'm not a basshead

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