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post #46 of 61
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They are quite the opposite. It's why I like them so much. I enjoy neutrality but the warmth they give makes them easy on vocals and great on acoustic. I found them fun to listen to although they sounded mushy in comparison to more neutral headphones like the HD800 which had a much deeper soundstage too

 

I used to own a DT880. It's tonally very beautiful and has a lush treble, but not very dynamic compared to, say, Beyerdynamic's more expensive headphones like the T1, or compared to the Audeze or Senn HD800. When you say it's "mushy" it sounds to me like you are describing how it compresses dynamics somewhat.

 

Personally, I don't think the HD800 is neutral. It's thin. But maybe I'm just partial to my LCD 2 rev. 2.

post #47 of 61
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I used to own a DT880. It's tonally very beautiful and has a lush treble, but not very dynamic compared to, say, Beyerdynamic's more expensive headphones like the T1, or compared to the Audeze or Senn HD800. When you say it's "mushy" it sounds to me like you are describing how it compresses dynamics somewhat.

 

Personally, I don't think the HD800 is neutral. It's thin. But maybe I'm just partial to my LCD 2 rev. 2.

See that's exactly how I perceive the LCD's because I'm used to a brighter sound. The way the LCD-X lulled me with rich acoustic tones and that sense of "dynamics" as you say is why I see it as where it is priced. I found it mushy because of the amount of bass that resonated from each pluck of string was simply not natural although it was amazing. I see why it's priced the way it is though because it's so enjoyable and has a thick sound if we're comparing it to the HD800

post #48 of 61
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See that's exactly how I perceive the LCD's because I'm used to a brighter sound. The way the LCD-X lulled me with rich acoustic tones and that sense of "dynamics" as you say is why I see it as where it is priced. I found it mushy because of the amount of bass that resonated from each pluck of string was simply not natural although it was amazing. I see why it's priced the way it is though because it's so enjoyable and has a thick sound if we're comparing it to the HD800

Hi wahsmoh,

What amp were you using with the LCD-X? The output impedance of the amp can make a big difference to the tightness and control of the bass.

post #49 of 61
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Hi wahsmoh,

What amp were you using with the LCD-X? The output impedance of the amp can make a big difference to the tightness and control of the bass.

I used the one on the far right. I don't recall what the name of the amp was but it was definitely a tube sound. I would have loved to see how the LCD-X stacked up on the Mjolnir or a solid state system.

post #50 of 61
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I used the one on the far right. I don't recall what the name of the amp was but it was definitely a tube sound. I would have loved to see how the LCD-X stacked up on the Mjolnir or a solid state system.

Time went by so fast. I wanted to bring the LCD-X and the Abyss over and hear them with the Cavalli LAu at my station.

post #51 of 61
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I used the one on the far right. I don't recall what the name of the amp was but it was definitely a tube sound. I would have loved to see how the LCD-X stacked up on the Mjolnir or a solid state system.

 

Sure, keep pointing out my bald spot to the rest of the world... :D

 

The amp at the far right is an Eddie Current Super 7 which has been modified (boutique caps, running less global feedback, etc.) It is also running 6BX7 (DO NOT DO THIS TO YOUR OWN S7). I believe the output impedance is about 2.5 ohms (never bothered measuring it, but the amp seemed pretty tight in the bass from a subjective point of view.) The Mjolnir output impedance is about 1.5. I actually preferred the LCD-X on that amp than to the Mojo.

post #52 of 61
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Sure, keep pointing out my bald spot to the rest of the world... :D

 

Is this better?

 

:D

post #53 of 61

How come we don't get any Head-Fi front page featured content love? San Diego gets no respect! ;)

post #54 of 61

I'm more surprised that barely any attendees are talking about this meet. There were some great setups and yet no discussion...

post #55 of 61
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If you like your DT880's treble, you'd love the HE-6s. I felt the LCD-3 and LCD-X are quite the opposite of DT880s.

Shame no one brought a T1.
Shame no one brought an lcd xc...
post #56 of 61
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I'm more surprised that barely any attendees are talking about this meet. There were some great setups and yet no discussion...


Yeah it turned out to be much bigger and better stocked than you would think from the meet planning thread. I was quite impressed. Then again, it was my first meet.

post #57 of 61

My first meet as well. Had a great time but couldn't get around too all the stations. My favorite headphones, besides the stax009, were the Hifiman HE6s.

 

Too bad I couldn't get around to your HE6 set up ohhgourami.

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No offense, but everything you do is wrong.  I question your actions, the motives behind them, and if you are truly human or a sentient computer virus trying and failing to replicate human emotions and morality.  All your opinions are fundamentally incorrect to anyone with a set of ears or a brain, every breath you take giving impressions is wasted and adds nothing to the world, everyone who acts nice to you secretly hates, resents, or scorns you, and you smell like a storehouse full of dusty canned goods in an apocalypse bunker.  Your mother was unwise in her decision to have you, your father was ill-advised in ever meeting your mother, and your grandparents are dead.

IMHO,  2 cents, your mileage may vary, objects in mirror might be ulgier than they appear, different strokes for different old folks, blue winky face, +1.

Oh my god... you're my wife, only; much taller, hairier, uglier, and with retractable landing gear.






It seems that if it weren't for sarcasm, neither of you could communicate. I'm not saying that's entirely a bad thing, just an observation, if you've got it, flaunt it.


Edited by Magick Man - 11/13/13 at 2:29pm
post #59 of 61

Just to add some comments, as there aren't many: the Hifiman HE6 setup was very impressive. Musical, detailed. Maybe a bit pricy.

post #60 of 61
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I'm more surprised that barely any attendees are talking about this meet. There were some great setups and yet no discussion...

 

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Just to add some comments, as there aren't many: the Hifiman HE6 setup was very impressive. Musical, detailed. Maybe a bit pricy

I'm sort of bummed I didn't get the chance to hear an HE-6. Especially since I figured out at the meet I like neutral and detailed headphones with clean upper registry

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