I know this pairing has been spoken about before but I just had to post on this. After pondering and posturing for quite awhile now, I bit the bullet and got the LCD-3's, and have had them for about a week. Big shout out to Todd at Vinyl Junkie Headquarters. Wonderful folks to deal with.
I am just simply blown away by this combination. I wanted phones that would compliment my HD800's, something with a very different sound signature, and boy did I find them.
Small, intimate soundstage, wonderful bass extension without being sloppy or muddy, and someone please tell me if there is a better mid-range on the planet. So much air, and everything is just so tight: stand-up bass, snare drums, and acoustic guitars on Patricia Barber's new release are just incredible, imaging is fantastic, as would be expected with planer technology.
A more "relaxed" listening experience than with the HD800's. Don't get me wrong, I love everything about the Senn's, but their all-encompassing accuracy can make listening sessions feel like work!
The WA22 gives the LCD-3's such a warm wonderful sound.
Aesthetically, I really like that the zebrano wood trim matches my ML Montis speakers. A very nice finishing touch. The lambskin cups are incredibly comfortable and in my case, no discomfort or "ear sweating" even after 2 hour listening sessions.
Eyeing a Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 cable once the wallet is replenished....
Thoroughly enjoying the HD Tracks release of Rumours as I write this