I have tried My AK 240 pair With LCD XC
Source : AK 240
Music file : WAV 16 bit / 44,4 KHz
Headphone : LCD XC
Cable : SAA Endorphin balance 4 Pin > use 4 Pin adapter to mini plug > AK 240
Equaleiser : Off
Power / volume control : 65 - 70
My impression :
Like what i Said in my previous impression in another AK 240 thread , that AK 240 sound quality is Only Good to very Good to drive Low Impedance headphone like LCD 3
The amp on AK 240 is like 1500 cc motor Engine , i can drive My 1500 cc motor Engine to Speed until 120 km / h.
But The Power is just enough .no reserse Power to drive more Speed .
If i have more Power / bigger Power like in My car 2400 cc , For sure i can drive to The Speed 120 km/H , the result is different , more stabil , has more Power reserse
Compare to 1500 cc motor Engine .
I heard The sound quality from LCD XC is not so optimal like i drive use external amp
I agree 100% with you, the same goes for my HD-800, in Balanced mode,on the AK-240 it sounds fabulous , but just not enough Horsepower . Now after spending all that money, I may need to spend more on a good portable amp...