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    Opinions on the new Siberia Elites?

    The headset just received a mediocre score on a Swedish PC site. They complained that the frequency response was uneven and with certain emphasis on the mids; that they are comfortable at first wear but get uncomfortable after prolonged periods; bad sampling on mic; and that the volume...
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    Opinions on the new Siberia Elites?

    Comfort-wise I think they're great for gaming, especially in noisy environments (given that they do isolate well or better than the ordinary closed headphones, which is something Steelseries claim they excel at), but I'm dubious to whether the audio will compete with headphones in the same price...
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    Meet 'Typical Headfier' Andy

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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

      Thats one of the first things I tried, the difference in volume is marginal and still doesnt remedy the issue with not being able to mute all sound at minimum volume via the external controller
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    Recently purchased this card to slim down on equipment, amp, DAC etc. And boy was that a bad move. I haven't been this disappointed since I bought Xonar Phoebus.   The features and DAC section is totally fine, which is one of the reasons I bought the card. But the amplifier is just on par with...
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    Anyone with HD650 and Philips X1 w. good desktop rig?

    I compared them both via the very delicate DAC/Amp D100 MKII. I personally own the X1, while my brother owns my HD650; which I sold to him. I haven't owned the X1 for so long, so the burn-in time does not exactly match that of the HD650; that's why I haven't gone into any serious reviewing of...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: I really liked the A18 with LCD-2, there's a sort of fluidity in the sound which compliments the natural bold sound of the Audezes. However, I feel it benefits some dynamic cans even more, for example my K701 and HE-400 were almost blissful through the A18, I guess the...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: Among the solid state amps I've tried I found the Yulong A18 to have the best soundstage. It can be run balanced, but I am not sure about it being truly balanced judging by the posts in the review thread.
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    Auditioned HD650 and LCD-2

    Quote:   From what I've heard HD-400 and MadDog modded T50RP. I haven't had time to compare the HE-400 with LCD-2 (but I liked the HD650 slightly more when compared to the Sennheisers, the new rev of HE-400 was a bit too bright for my taste), and I haven't listened to the T50RP. A cheaper...
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    Auditioned HD650 and LCD-2

    Quote:   Very hard to say, at least audition them and try to A/B them at home before buying or selling. To my ears, the HD650 sounds quite anemic in comparison to LCD-2, they lack the same thick and powerful body, plus they have a totally cramped soundstage. The longer you listen to the...
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    REVIEW: Yulong D100 MKII DAC - an update to an already excellent device

    I also think the D100 (as well as MKII) is quite popular around here, just like the D18.   I'd also like to point how great the amp section of the D100 MKII is. It may not have the same output power as my A18 or my previous V200, but it drives my LCD-2 well enough. To my ears, with soundmode...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: Indeed, it's all subjective.
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote:   I also think it has to do with what people percieve as neutral, warm or cold. Some say that DAC1 is cold, others say it's straight-up cold and clinical. V200 or A18 to some may be neutral/natural, or warm to others. Back when I listened to a lot of tube amps the only thing that...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: Exactly my thoughts. When I was comparing the A18 to the V200 I noticed that the treble is slightly smoother on the A18 and the A18 being a little more spacious - but the LCD-2 does not benefit that much from it, it was more noticable on the K701 I borrowed; and therefore I can...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    For LCD-2 I preferred the Yulong Sabre A18 a bit more over the Violectric V200. I was also a little disappointed with the V200, if it was cheaper it would've been a teriffic amp. I thought it fared slightly better with the HD650 than the LCD-2 for some reason.
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Just got a reply from David.   He writes that the power output into 50 ohms is around 6W per channel and 3W per channel to 600 ohms. The balanced output impedance is 32-600 ohms. (The impedance description he gave is very standard and not that specific, so it's hard to pinpoint its exact...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    By the way, given that the amp is OTL/OCL, how does its output impedance measure? I've only read that people like using the LCD-2 with it but nothing about its pairing with lower impedance headphones. Waiting for Davidzhezhe's response as well.
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Yeah I was really amazed by the high current ouput, makes me think of the SS amps from Audio-gd.
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: Ah, I thought people were referring to the stock tubes. It will mostly take me time to start rolling on those expensive tubes due to budget limitations, but that's one of the things I like about tube amps is that you can easily tailor the sound signature by changing the tubes...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: Could specify? From what I've read it should have great soundstage and bass slam, but according to others it's straight up neutral and not bloomy or warm like the V200 or A18 for example, it's a bit confusing.
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    Bassy, yet not overwhelmingly so

    Quote: The PRO900 was probably one of the most sturdiest headphones I've owned. Of Audio Technicas I have only so far tried the M50. It's a fairly good headphone, and eventhough it had slightly less harsh highs than the PRO900 I found them sound sort of metallicy--almost tinny at times. I...
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    Auditioned HD650 and LCD-2

    I also have the HD650 and LCD-2 and A/B them from time to time, and I agree with most of what you were saying: They have many similarities, but I felt that some qualities of the LCD-2 were quite clear and striking in comparison on some tracks but even in movies. Both are toned to the warm side...
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    Bassy, yet not overwhelmingly so

    I could also perhaps recommend you look into a pair of used Denon D5000. To me they seemed more bearable with other genres and its comfort was superior to the PRO900. Obviously it doesn't have the same bass slam as the PRO900 (I doubt there are many headphones out there that does), but I felt it...
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    Bassy, yet not overwhelmingly so

    Of the phones listed I have only had the PRO900 and I can say that it will only work with electronic music. The sibilance was entirely unbearable with female vocals, for example Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine, and so forth. They worked well with Glitch Mob, The Black Keys, Ratatat etc. But...
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